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2017 Champions & Finalists Decided

December 4, 2017 03:04 PM

HOMETOWN TEAMS FINISH WITH CHAMPION, FINALIST

View photos of champions' and finalists' teams

ATLANTA – Dec. 4, 2017 – USTA Southern crowned eight champions of the 2017 USTA League 65 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Dec. 1-3.

Georgia was represented with four champions, leading the nine states in the tournament. Hilton Head Island, where the three-day competition was played, had a champion and a finalist. Greensboro, N.C. was represented with two finalists.

There were 61 teams with approximately 520 players competing in NTRP levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 9.0 combined. Matches were played at the Palmetto Dunes Racquet Club (tournament headquarters), Center Court at Palmetto Dunes, South Beach Racquet Club, Shipyard - Van Der Meer Tennis, Sea Pines Country Club, Port Royal Racquet Club and Wexford Plantation.

Champions and finalists:

LEVEL

CHAMPIONS/
CAPTAIN

FINALISTS/
CAPTAIN

SCORE IN FINAL

Men’s 3.0

Pelham, Ala.
Mike English

Hilton Head Island, S.C. (A)
Michael Wojcik

2-1

Men’s 3.5

Madison, Ga.
H.D. Cannington

Greenwood, S.C.
James Rhodes

2-1

Men’s 4.0

Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Richard Rickenbach

Greensboro, N.C. (A)
Bill King

2-1

Men’s 9.0 combined

Florence, S.C.
Larry Rizzo

 

3-0
in round robin

Women’s 3.0

Atlanta
Zeba Najak

Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Nancy Carter

3-0

Women’s 3.5

Lafayette, La.
Laura Brown

McComb, Miss.
Tina Roberts

3-0

Women’s 4.0

Marietta, Ga.
Judith West

Greensboro, N.C.
Jane Scott

2-1

Women’s 9.0 combined

Bainbridge, Ga.
Dale McColskey

 

4-0
in round robin

 

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