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2006 4.5 Senior League National Championship News

DAY 3 in Tucson
Semi-finals and Finals

MEN's results

ChampionSouthern CaliforniaScott Farr
FinalistNorthern CaliforniaWayne Horiuchi
3rdMissouri ValleyJerry McArtor
4thIntermountainR.W. (Bill) Stokes

WOMEN's results

ChampionSouthernMarla Figard
FinalistSouthern CaliforniaCheryl Smith
3rdSouthwestSheila Johnson
4thNorthernGeorgia Kaiser

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CHAMPION - SO CAL (L-R) Steve Warfield, John Wright, Clark Rorbach, Roger Hulburt, Scott Farr (Captain), Rick Evans, Andy Harrison, Bruce Nichols, Donny Thompson

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FINALIST - NOR CAL (L-R) K.C. Jackson, Jeff Gillette, Henry Kamakana, Wayne Horiuchi (Captain), Kent Olsen, Dave Lougee, Rich Taylor, Richard Rue


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4TH PLACE - INTERMOUNTAIN (L-R) Fred Leka, Gregory Lyman, Grant Smith, Bill Stokes (Captain), Dan Gold, Mike Egan, Brent Gray, Ernie Smith



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CHAMPION - SOUTHERN (L-R) Faye Thomas, Debbie Carmazzi, Saundra Denny, Sharon Greene, Marla Figard (Captain), Sharron Frahm, Jo Ann Crolley, Miriam Morey, Dona Bowland
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FINALIST - SO CAL (L-R) Donna Kenyon, Gail Yaksitch, Teri Monroy, Cheryl Smith (Captain), Mona Redman, Lisa Sigaty, Avriel Webb
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3RD PLACE - SOUTHWEST (L-R) Penny Thomas, Carol Gay, Cheryl Barnett, Sheila Johnson (Captain), Christy Schreiber, Nan Cusick, Norma Lagune

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4TH PLACE - NORTHERN (L-R) Pat Allar, Debby Hedlund, Georgia Kaiser (Captain), Jackie Faegre, Susan Furtney, Jone Baker, Laurie Helling


Congratulations, 4.5 senior players!



*CAMEO appearances at Saturday night's player party*

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Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger entertained players with impressive dance moves, twists, turns and most importantly, attitude!
Michael - Tucson's own DJ Warren B showed his enthusiasm (and extraordinary dance moves) with a thick black wig and (of course) a single white glove ...
And Mick - Texas' Susan Baten displayed her talent to dance with extreme similarity to Jagger himself.  (Her love for Mick began in 1964 when she was working as an usherette in Chicago; and she has had opportunities since to run into the talented fellow.)
Also on the dance floor was our very own -
Tournament Director Sally Baird of Middle States.
That "Aunt Sally" sure knows how to boogie!


DAY 2 in Tucson

Another successful, sunny day in Tucson!
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Captain Emily Sherwood and her Eastern team are supporters of Title XI.  In fact, teammate Deborah Larkin, sporting a red Title XI heart tattoo on her right ankle, believes in it so much, she and a group of girls, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, launched and maintain a campaign – EXercise My Rights – apublic service, informational campaign designed to educate the public about Title IX. 
Check it out!  Titlexi.info.   Featured on the Web site, an excerpt from professional tennis legend Billy Jean King’s speech at Wimbledon, during which she emphasized the importance of continued support for Title XI implementation and regulation.

Introducing ... The Rockettes!  From the Southern section!
Captain Marla Figard's Southern team comes from all over the state of North Carolina.  Their home cities are as diverse as their occupations - one of the ladies is an Epidemiologist.  A what??
An Epidemiologist studies the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations; she put it simply as the study of aging.
"She teaches us how to age gracefully!" one of her teammates said.
When asked what keeps people young, the scientist responded by pointing towards a nearby court.  TENNIS of course!!
The Northern women, captained by Georgia Kaiser, celebrate - they made it to semi-finals!



DAY 1 in Tucson

Men's RESULTS      -      Women's RESULTS

A successful Day #1 has concluded here in Tucson at the 4.5 Senior National Championships.  We had ideal weather, eager players and exciting matches!

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The Midwest women of Chicago jump for joy - happy to take a break from "The Windy City."


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Northern California’s Palo Alto team scopes out two of the teams they play tomorrow – Midwest and Southern.  Captain Wayne Horiuchi's team claims to be the oldest team in the event, and they are a pretty handsome bunch … (for old guys).

The team, consisting of three attorneys, a teacher, a headhunter and a "cactus appraiser," (to name a few) is enthusiastic – and they are happy to be in Tucson for a nice long weekend in the desert.  They hope their scouting skills pay off in tomorrow's matches ... good luck, gentlemen!

Teammates competing this weekend: Captain Wayne Horiuchi, Kent Olsen, Richard Rue, Dave Lougee, Henry Kamakana, Richard Taylor, K. C. Jackson, Jeff Gillette (not pictured)


And get this: Captain Scott Farr of Southern California's team is a professional magician!  With two team and five individual wins today, Scott's magic is already charming the competition.

Aside from performing magic tricks and stunning crowds in Vegas and on cruise ships, Scott served as the referee at the La Jolla Tennis Championships, which in 2006 marked its 90th year!

According to Scott, no tennis event in the United States has been played longer at the same site than this one at the La Jolla Tennis Club. Pretty impressive.



More tid-bits and tricks coming soon …




Follow your team this weekend:

Team standings MEN - Team standings WOMEN

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