State teams win titles at USTA SC Combo League Championships

  • Sunday, November 3, 2013

From the Lowcountry to Upstate, teams from all over the state won state league titles at the USTA South Carolina Combo League Championships.

The combo championships, the largest USTA SC tournament, ran for five days at 12 different sites on Hilton Head Island. In total, 28 state championships were earned and more than 2,000 players participated. The winning teams can now advance to the Combo Doubles Southern Sectional Championships to be held early next year. The 18 and Over sectional championships are scheduled for Feb. 28 through March 2, in Mobile, Ala. The 40 and Over and 55 and Over championships are scheduled for March 7-9, in Dothan, Ala.

Other tournament scores can be found here: www.sctennis.com/combo.

Championship Results By Area

Lowcountry Tennis Association: Six champions, two finalists

18 and Over Women Level 5.5 champion, captain Chris Ramsey.

18 and Over Women Level 6.5 finalist, captain Kristin Eddy.

18 and Over Women Level 7.5 finalist, captain Patricia Dever.

40 and Over Women Level 6.5 champion, captain Marie Cunningham.

40 and Over Women Level 7.5 champion, captain Leah Biller.

55 and Over Women Level 7.5 champion, captain Joette Creager.

65 and Over Women Level 6.5 champion, captain Penelope Gorby.

65 and Over Women level 7.5 champion, captain Elisabeth Pickelsimer.

The USTA South Carolina is the state branch of the United States Tennis Association and is one of nine states that comprise the USTA Southern Section. The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level.

A not-for-profit organization with more than 24,000 members, USTA South Carolina invests 100 percent of its proceeds into growing the game. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities.

For more information, go to sctennis.com, visit the group’s Facebook page, facebook.com/sctennis, or follow them on Twittter, @ustasc.

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