Atlanta Teams Take Three Titles at JTT Championships

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August 13, 2018 05:45 PM

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With six champions, Georgia finished as the top state in the 2018 USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Section Championships.

Atlanta, the largest USTA community tennis association in the country, had four champions. Among the eight levels played, Georgia teams registered nine top teams, adding three finalists to its count of six winners. Alabama had a champion and a finalist, with both teams coming from Birmingham. South Carolina also had a champion and a finalist, while Mississippi had two finalists.

Four extremely close competitions highlighted this year’s action. Over three days of play, Macon, Ga. squeaked by Jackson, Miss., 145-144. Two other round robins and a final were decided by only two games.

This year’s event drew the top 55 teams and about 470 players from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. More than 650 persons were expected to stay in Rome and Floyd County, including parents, coaches and siblings of the competitors.

Matches were played Aug. 11-13 at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Ga. The Rome Floyd Tennis Center was the site of some matches on Friday.

Here are the 2018 champions and finalists:

Level

Champion &
captain/co-captain

Finalist &
captain/co-captain

Score in final
or *champion’s & finalist’s scores
in round robin

10 & Under
Intermediate

Augusta, Ga.
Andrea Thomas

Athens, Ga. (wild card)
Kathleen Converse

*170-168

12 & Under
Intermediate

Atlanta
Karla Azuara

Camden, S.C.
Jenny Greenway

30-28

12 & Under
Advanced

Anderson, S.C.
Therese Woorons/
Sophie Woorons

Knoxville, Tenn.
Dana Forsyth

*136-134

14 & Under
Intermediate

Atlanta
Amy Morrison

Albany, Ga. (wild card)
Brandi Singleton

54-39

14 & Under
Advanced

Atlanta
Cindy Pietkiewicz

Ocean Springs, Miss.
Lance St. Amant

*166-137

18 & Under
Intermediate

Birmingham, Ala.
Ryen Valentine

Milton, Ga.
Kristin Haak

50-46

18 & Under
Advanced-Low

Macon, Ga.
Todd Smith

Jackson, Miss.

Chandy Lee

*145-144

18 & Under
Advanced

Atlanta
Pam Williams

Birmingham, Ala.
Kristijan Mitrovski

54-34

 

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