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Memphis Tennis Association Newsletter                                      August 2012


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Important Dates


Sept 16 - Last Day to add players for Southern Combo
Sept 24-30 - Combo local playoffs 
Oct 20-Nov 4 - Memphis Cup Tournament 

2012 Memphis Cup  

Mark Your Calendars!

Join us Oct 29-Nov 4

at the beautiful Rhodes College Tennis Complex 

For more information please visit the official tournament website.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis 


The 2012 Jr. Team Tennis Summer Season just completed with several Memphis teams playing in the State Tournament in Murfreesboro in July. 
8u Collierville State Champs
8u C'ville Int'l Champs Team 
Congratulations to the 8u's team from Collierville for winning their age division at the State Tournament, as well as to all the Memphis teams who competed.  Well done!
If you would like more information about this program, click here, call your local tennis center, or contact Tony Cherone at 488-2985.

USTA Combo   

USTA Southern

The 2012 Southern Combo Season has just begun!  If your team is in need of players, please visit our Team Link page to help fill your rosters, or call Angela Johnson at (901) 335-0329.  There are many players looking to join teams.



It has been a very busy summer for tennis in Memphis!  For the second consecutive year, Memphis was host to the USTA League State Championships held over two weekends in June.  In addition, USTA Mixed Doubles completed it's 2012 summer season with a full weekend of play in July, held at MUS/Hutchison.  USTA Tri-Level League also played over the summer, with local playoffs in July as well.  And believe it or not, Combo season has arrived.  Let's get out there and play some tennis!
Memphis USTA Adult League Sectional Winners 
2.5 Segar Team
Segar 2.5 Women's Sectional Champions  
Congratulations to all the Memphis teams who traveled to Mobile over the past two weekends to compete in the Southern Sectional Championships  



2.5 Women - Segar Team - Sectional Winners 

4.0 Women - Rauscher team - Sectional Finalists 

4.0 Men -Christides team - Sectional Finalists 

3.0 Sr Men - Richardson team - Sectioanl Finalists 


The 2.5 Women will compete at the National Championship in Rancho Mirage, CA the weekend of Sept 28-30.  Best of luck to you!

Memphis Mixed Doubles Teams Headed to State Championships 
Senior 8.0 Winners
Bev Miller's Senior 8.0 Mixed Team 
Memphis has
14 teams who won their divisions locally and will advance to the State Championships in Chattanooga 

 Mixed doubles Weekend Play Photos

6.0 Adult - Christopher Speltz team; runner up Sheila Lindsey team

7.0 Adult - Shannon McCalla team; runner up Matt Talley team

8.0 Adult -Oakley Foy team; runner up Kevin Jackson team

9.0 Adult - Oakley Foy team

7.0 Senior - Steve Tower team

8.0 Senior - Bev Miller team

7.0 Super Senior - Peter Schoenster team

8.0 Super Senior - Katie Miller team


These teams along with the 10.0 Adult Mixed Jeff Meek team, 6.0 Senior Mixed Michelle McCarty team, and the 9.0 Senior Mixed Phil Chamberlain team will compete in the Mixed State Championships in Chattanooga, August 24-26.

Memphis Tri-Level Teams Headed to State Championships 
USTA Southern 
Memphis has  5 teams who won their divisions locally and will advance to the State Championships in Murfeesboro   
                           2.5/3.0/3.5 W Betsy Ferguson team; runner up Cheryl Cohn team

3.0/3.5/4.0 W Inae Kim team; 2nd place Teresa Taylor team; 3rd place Christina Edwards team

3.5/4.0/4.5 W Suzanne Sampietro team; runner up Sally Myers team
3.5/4.0/4.5 M Brian Polak team
3.0/3.5/4.0 Sr W Barbara Hervey team


These teams will compete in the Tri Level State Championships in Murfreesboro, August 10-12.

"The mark of a great sportsman is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst."  Martina Navrotilova




Cathy Russell

Editor, Talkin' Tennis