Sunday, October 25, 2009

Arkansas Senior Women's 3.5 Team Loses to Texas Team in Semi-Finals of USTA National League Championships

The Hunter/Holmes Women's 3.5 Senior Team from the Little Rock area representing the Southern Section lost a heartbreaking match to the Texas Section Team 2-1 in the semi-finals of the USTA National League Championships in Indian Wells, CA. At #1 Doubles Pricilla Backus/Deborah Bennett defeated Mirtha Herrrera/Lourdes Bolado 6-1, 6-1 for the Arkansas Team's only point. The Texas Team won at #2 and #3 Doubles in 10-point match tiebreakers.
The Hunter/Holmes 3.5 Team went on to beat the New England Section Team 2-1 to win 3rd place in the event.
The Arkansas Senior 3.5 Team members include Pricilla Backus, Terri Holmes, Betty Harrison, Kathy Campbell, Melanie Riley, Deborah Bennett, Tricia Buchman, Shirley Hunter, Maureen Dickson.
Congratulations to another great Arkansas Team!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Tatum Rice, Kaitlin Ray, and Jacqueline Carr Lead Arkansas Junior Tennis Players in Southern Rankings

Tatum Rice of Hot Springs has the highest ranking in the South among Arkansas junior tennis players reaching the #2 spot in the Girl's age 10 & under division. Other Arkansas junior players ranked in the top 10 of their division are Kaitlin Ray of Little Rock (#5 in the Girl's 16s) and Jacqueline Carr of Bentonville ( #8 in the Girl's 12s).

Mario Martinez (pictured left) of Maumelle holds the highest ranking among the Arkansas junior boy players in the South reaching #12 in the Boy's 18s. Taylor Cramer of Texarkana holds the #17 position in the South in the Boy's 14s.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Arkansas Women's 2.5 Team Has A Great Run At Nationals

Lacey Owenby's Women 2.5 Team from the Fayetteville area had a nice showing at the USTA National League Championships in Indian Wells, CA. Owenby's Team representing the Southern Section finished second in the Flight #3 bracket losing 2-1 to the eventual runnerup team from the Caribbean Section in a 10-point match tiebreaker at #1 Doubles.
Team members on the Arkansas Women's 2.5 are Lacey Hayes, Allison Ann Ellison, Jacqueline Sylvia Shearman, Beth McEver,Christine J. Daugherty, Mariko Paschall, Tiffani Yates, Beth Stockland Armstrong.
Congratulations to another great Arkansas Team!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Arkansas 4.0 Men's Team Places 2nd in USTA National League Championship

Marty Archer's 4.0 Men's Team finished second in the USTA National League Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Darling Tennis Center. Archer's Team representing the Southern Section lost to the Eastern Section Team 4-1. The Arkansas Team won at #2 Doubles with the Eastern Section sweeping #1 & #2 Singles and winning the #1 & #3 Doubles in third set 10-point tiebreaker.

Team members include Jeff Darling, Marty Archer, Paul Chamoun, Chris Dussourd, Phil Langley, Wilson Smith, Matt Foster, Alan Terry, Micah Fannin, Kevin Luneau, Jimmy Sawyer, Brent Herring, Kurt Lehigh, Mitchell Perry, and Fred Cooper.

Congratulations to another great Arkansas team!

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