Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Arkansas Women's 2.5 and 3.5 Tennis Teams Capture Southern League Tennis Championships
Two Arkansas League Tennis Teams- Arkansas Women's 2.5 Tennis Team (pictured above, after winning National Championships) captained by Beth Clark from the Rogers area and the Arkansas Women's 3.5 Tennis Team captained by Teresa Williams from the Little Rock area, captured the Southern League Tennis Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.
Arkansas Women's 2.5 Team-Clark/Rogers defeated Louisana/Shreveport 3-0 for the Southern Sectional Women's 2.5 Title. Members of the team include Beth A. Clark, Carolyn Dianne Gilmore, Alysia Diane Treece, Kiki Hoener, Andrea Kapales, Kathryn Miller, Paula Kaufmann, Deanna M. Moser.
Arkansas Women's 3.5 Team- Williams/Little Rock defeated Alabama/Gulf Shores 4-1 for the Southern Sectional Women's 3.5 Title. Members of the team include Teresa L. Williams, Shannon Taylor, Wende L. Walraven, Annie J. Turchi, Catherine Edwards, Jenni R. Rickman, Dee N. Whalen, Katie Alice Staggs, Catherine Piaton, Beth Wilborne, Jonie D. Burks, Mary Kathryn Nelson, Martha F. James, Jennifer Moline, Mary Carolyn Bailey, Laurie Houff.
Other Arkansas teams that came close to winning sectionals were the Senior Women's 4.5 team captained by Judi Fess and Vicki Taylor and the Regular Women's 4.5 team captained by Tamara McColey. The Senior Women's 4.5 Team-Judi Fess/Taylor lost 2-1 in a close match to the winning team from North Carolina. Judi H. Fess/Anne Magee were defeated by Sheila T. Ernest/Saundra G. Denny 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 at #1 Doubles in the deciding match. The Women's 4.5 team-McColey lost to Kentucky's team which might have cost them the championship, too.
Good Luck to these Arkansas teams as they head to Nationals!!!
Posted by PTA at 9:31 PM