Ron Cioffi  |  July 23, 2018

USTA Southern crowned 12 champions at the 2018 USTA League 18 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played July 20-23.


Georgia won all three of its finals. North Carolina had the most teams in the finals and won three of those five contests. Other final results were spread over the other seven states. However, Louisiana was the only state without a champion as it lost its only final.


The annual championships were played at the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center (tournament headquarters) and Cottage Hill/Medal of Honor Park.


There were 106 men’s and women’s teams with more than 1,100 players from nine states.


View team photos of champions and finalists.


Champions and finalists were:


Level; Winner & Captains/Co-captains; Finalist & Captains/Co-captains; Score in Final

Men’s 2.5; Southaven, MS; Skip Miller; No finalist in round robin;  

Men’s 3.0; Hoover, AL; Pete Kozlowski/; Jesse Jowers; North Little Rock, AR (A); Jay Howell/Ryan Fitzpatrick; 4-1


Men’s 3.5; Flowerly Branch, GA; Bobby Dubay; New Orleans, LA (B); Clark Castle/Kyle Bonnett; 4-1

Men’s 4.0; Louisville, KY; Russell Miesner; Tuscaloosa, AL; Chad Payne/Ricky Shoup; 3-2

Men’s 4.5; Cary, NC (A); Yubie Albert/Casey Black; Jonesnboro, AR; Gary Jones; 3-2

Men’s 5.0; Lexington, SC; Chris MacDougall; Cleveland, MS; John Cox; 2-1

Women’s 2.5; Atlanta, GA; Tracee Williams; (pictured above); Mooresville, NC; Jennifer Londono/; Jessika Bolin; 2-1

Women’s 3.0; Memphis, TN; Chris Martin; Huntersville, NC; Traci Dudan/; Ashley Williams; 3-2

Women’s 3.5; Fayetteville, AR; Judith Boen/; Catherine Womack; Pelham, AL; Kimberly Pruitt/; Michele Morris; 3-2

Women’s 4.0; Oxford, MS; Marta Panickar; Durham, NC; Marion Wing; 3-2

Women’s 4.5; Raleigh, NC; Aimee Edwards/; Ashley Rogers; Nashville, TN; Stacy Baskin/; Lindsey Vaughan; 4-1

Women’s 5.0; Atlanta, GA; Shana Magruder; Greenville, SC (A); Elizabeth Holland; 2-1


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