Sunday, September 18, 2011

Arkansas Women's 2.5 and Senior Men's 3.0 Capture 2011 Southern League Tennis Championships in Mobile, AL

Two Arkansas League Tennis Teams- Arkansas Women's 2.5 Tennis Team (pictured above) captained by Jennifer Bohnert from Rogers, AR and the Arkansas Men's 3.0 Tennis Team (pictured below) captained by Allen Holmes and Glenn Deckelman from Hot Springs Village, AR, captured the Southern League Tennis Championships in Mobile, Alabama.

Arkansas Women's 2.5 Team- Bohnert/Rogers defeated Mississippi/Biloxi captained by Missy Mitchell 2-1 for the Southern Sectional Women's 2.5 Title. Members of the team include Jennifer Lynn Bohnert, Donna Carol Field, Kim Evans, Kimberly Lynn Chronister, Donna Russell, Leslie Colebank, Becky Alexander, Audrey Elizabeth Byrd,Kim Rose Schaap, Shannon Gordon.

Arkansas Senior Men's 3.0 Team- Holmes & Deckelman/HSV defeated S.Carolina/Beaufort captained by Douglas Brown 2-1 for the Southern Sectional Senior Men's 3.0 Title. Members of the team include Allen Holmes, Ron D. Felger, Jerry Young, Glenn Deckelman, Alan Trippel, James Zancanaro, Charles Edward Willard, Steven C. Wright, Dan Johnson.

Arkansas placed two teams of the twenty teams from the USTA Southern Section who advanced to the national championships of the largest adult recreational tennis league in the world by winning the 2011 USTA League Southern Section Championships.
More than 1800 players on about 200 teams from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee competed in the tournament. In order to reach this point, teams competed in regular season matches and a state championship. Winners here advanced to play other sectional champions at the USTA League National Championships. Overall, Louisiana brought home the most trophies with five champions and four finalists among the 20 levels played.

Good Luck to these Arkansas teams as they head to Nationals!!!

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