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2018 Southern Senior Cup - NC Wins Mildred Southern Cup

The 2018 Southern Cup was played May 31-June 3, at the Huntsville Tennis Center, 2305 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801. Click here for more information. All nine Southern states participated.

Here were the cup and title winners: Mildred Southern Cup: North Carolina (pictured above); Gil Stacy Memorial Cup: Georgia and South Carolina (tie); Women - North Carolina; Men - Tennessee

Tani Deaton and Huntsville Tennis Center continue to make Senior Cup a stellar event for our players. The tournament also would not have been possible without the efforts from the tournament staff who volunteered their time to make this tournament a success. Those volunteers were Cookie Guarini, Nancy Vineyard, Bonnie & Mike Vandegrift, and Jeff Gray, along with our Referee Marty Engle and Southern staffer Marita Edrosa.

We also want to take this time to thank all of our captains for efforts in recruiting, coordinating and serving as the leader for your state teams. USTA Southern would not be able to host this tournament without you ... so thank you for allowing us an opportunity to host this great event. And kudos to our two new captains -- Barbara Ernest from AL and Ged Swing from LA -- for a great job in their first year of captaining.

The championship continues to be USTA Southern's crown jewel of adult competition in the South. The event will draw more than 300 players in team competition for men and women in the 35, 45, 55, 65, and 75 age categories with a team match format of two singles and one doubles. The players in the field include former collegiate All-Americans, NCAA champions and professional players. Each state will vie for a chance at the Mildred Southern Cup, Gil Stacy Cup, and the men and women’s overall scoring title.

Final Scoring Title Results

Mildred Southern Cup: NORTH CAROLINA - 70 points (awarded to overall winner)

2nd Place: Georgia (61 points)
3rd Place: South Carolina (60.5 points)
4th Place: Tennessee (50 points)
5th Place: Louisiana (31 points)

Gil Stacy Memorial Cup: GEORGIA & SOUTH CAROLINA- 58 points each (most individual points won)

3rd Place: North Carolina (57 points)
4th Place: Tennessee (45 points)
5th Place: Alabama (43 points)

Women’s Overall Scoring Title: NORTH CAROLINA - 38 points

2nd Place: South Carolina (32.5 points)
3rd Place: Georgia (26 points)
4th Place: Louisiana (25 points)
5th Place: Tennessee (14 points)

Men’s Overall Scoring Title: TENNESSEE - 36 points

2nd Place: Georgia (35 points)
3rd Place: North Carolina (32 points)
4th Place: South Carolina (28 points)
5th Place: Alabama (11 points)

Final Age Group Results

Women's 35 Championship: LA def. KY, 2-1.
Women's 45 Championship: SC def. AR, 3-0.
Women's 55 Championship: GA def. NC, 2-1.
Women's 65 Championship: NC def. SC, 3-0.
Women's 75 Championship: NC def. LA, 2-0.

Men's 35 Championship: TN def. GA, 2-1.
Men's 45 Championship: SC def. NC, 2-1.
Men's 55 Championship: TN def. GA, 2-1.
Men's 65 Championship: GA def. SC, 3-0.
Men's 75 Championship: NC def. TN, 3-0


Article written by USTA Southern

Link: http://www.southern.usta.com/Adults/tournaments_rankings/southern_senior_cup/?