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TN Combo Doubles Clench Titles

March 23, 2016 03:31 PM

MOBILE, ALA. – March 23, 2016 USTA Southern crowned 18 champions at the 2015 18 & Over and 40 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships, played March 18-21.

Louisiana teams won five championships and had two finalists in the four-day event. North Carolina had three titlists and two finalists, with Charlotte being represented by two champions and a finalist. South Carolina and Tennessee had two champions and three finalists. Woodstock, Ga., had a winner and a finalist while Chattanooga, Tenn., finished with two finalists.

Men’s and women’s teams with more than 1,500 players from nine states competed in 18 levels at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center (tournament headquarters) and the Cottage Hill/Medal of Honor Park.                                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;                        &n​bsp;            

USTA Southern crowned six champions at the 2015 55 & Over Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships, played March 11-13, in Auburn, Ala.

Tennessee had 1 team in the finals in Auburn.  After finishing 3-0 in their flight, the TN/Nashville/Caldwell 7.5Womens team lost to GA in the finals 1-2.

In Combo Doubles, the two teammates on court ­must have a combined National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) rating that does not exceed the level in which the team competes. More information can be found on the tournament’s website, This is the 2015 tournament because teams qualified in local play last year.

Your Tennessee champions and finalists were:



Captain: Vanessa Nieto

Collierville, TN

Captain: Randy Johnston

Chattanooga, TN

Captain: Lindsey Vaughan

Nashville, TN

Captain: David Snyder

Chattanooga, TN


Captain: Christi Bird

Brentwood, TN

The teams, which represented various clubs, parks, recreational departments and organizations, earned the right to represent one of nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The leagues were established to provide adult recreational tennis players with the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Players participate on teams in a league format, which is administered by USTA Southern. The league groups players by using six NTRP levels, ranging from 2.5 (entry) to 5.5 (advanced). Combo Doubles is open to any USTA member 18 years of age or older. It features an 18 & Over, a 40 & Over and a 55 & Over divisions.

Congratulations to our winners and finalists! Way to represent the great state of Tennessee!

Here are some photos of our winners and finalists!


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