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    Louisiana, Tennessee Lead 2016 USTA League 40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships

    August 22, 2016 01:06 PM

    Champions and finalists photos on our Facebook photo gallery

    Eight teams from USTA Southern earned a bid to play in the national championship round of the largest adult recreational tennis league in the world by winning the 2016 USTA League 40 & Over Southern Sectional Championships.

    Louisiana and Tennessee lead the tournament with two champions and one finalist. Georgia had the most teams in the finals, with one winner and three finalists.

    Champions and finalists were:




    Men’s 3.0

    Mandeville/Covington, LA
    Damon Morise, Mackie Gallagher

    Columbus, GA
    Scott Sawyer

    Men’s 3.5

    Lake Charles, LA
    Rusty Cart

    Pelham, AL
    Van Imbraguilo, Chris Fields

    Men’s 4.0

    Bluffton, SC (A)
    Jonathan Watkins

    Hendersonville, TN
    Phillip Trammel, Bruce Kirby

    Men’s 4.5

    Hoover, AL
    Bill Lawrence, Rick Gaynor

    Louisville, KY
    David English

    Women’s 3.0

    Nashville, TN
    Jennifer McNabb, Kathryn Robeson

    Louisville, KY (A)
    Lori Cook, Sarah Strause

    Women’s 3.5

    Brentwood, TN (A)
    Hillary Cooper, Jennifer Davis

    Mandeville/Covington, LA
    Kelly Wollfarth, Sehlley Sisson

    Women’s 4.0

    Columbus, GA (B)
    Brandee Murrah

    Marietta, GA (A)
    Dallas Otterlee

    Women’s 4.5

    Raleigh, NC
    Shelly Kirkpatrick

    Sandy Springs, GA
    Michelle Levery, Melissa Nodvin

    Matches were played at Asheville Racquet Club Downtown (tournament headquarters), Asheville Racquet Club South, Aston Park Tennis Center, TC Roberson High School and the Asheville School.

    This is the fourth consecutive year the city has hosted the annual tournament.  

    This year’s tournament drew the top 80 teams consisting of 850 players from the USTA’s nine states. Players must be 40 years of age or older at any time in 2016.

    Champion teams will have the opportunity to compete for the USTA League National Championships during October in California and Arizona.