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North Carolina Fares Well at Southern Super Senior Sectionals

South Carolina was the top state in the 2012 USTA Southern Super Seniors Sectional Championships.

With five champions and four finalists, South Carolina dominated the three-day competition. North Carolina had three champions and three finalists, while Georgia had two champions and two finalists.

There were 48 men’s and 61 women’s teams in men’s and women’s 60s, levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5, and men’s and women’s 70s, levels 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0.

The 60s teams battled for the right to represent USTA Southern in the USTA League Super Seniors National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. over two weekends next April. There are no national championships for the 70s.

Champions and finalists are:





Men’s 60s 3.0

Rock Hill, S.C. (B)
Captain: William Allbright

Southport, N.C.
Captain: Joseph Meissner

3-0 in 
round robin

Men’s 60s 3.5

Roswell, Ga.
Captain: Jim Meidl

Charleston, S.C.
Captain: Bob Peiffer


Men’s 60s 4.0

Memphis, Tenn.
Captain: Paul Fultz

Pelham, Ala.
Captain: Jerry Williams


Men’s 60s 4.5

Gainesville, Ga.
Captain: Hugh Thomson

Gastonia, N.C.
Captain: John Lineberger

5-1 in 
round robin

Men’s 70s 3.0

Crestview Hills, Ky.
Captain: Howard Lung

Savannah, Ga.
Captain: Gary Sunshine

4-0 in 
round robin

Men’s 70s 3.5

Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Captain: Ken Chase

New Orleans, La.
Captain: Charlie Johnson


Men’s 70s 4.0

Charlotte, N.C.
Captain: Vern Hebert

Fairhope, Ala.
Captain: Perry Thomas


Women’s 60s 3.0

Aiken, S.C.
Captain: Cate Cruse

Greensboro, N.C. (A)
Captain: Teri Orsini


Women’s 60s 3.5

McCormick, S.C.
Captain: Lana Snellgrove

Gainesville, Ga.
Captain: Mary Carolyn Davis


Women’s 60s 4.0

Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Captain: Linda Haviland

Louisville, Ky. (A)
Captain: Jean Pfieffer


Women’s 60s 4.5

Hickory, N.C.
Captain: Saundra Denny

Pelham, Ala.
Captain: Barbara Ernest


Women’s 70s 3.0

Hot Springs Village, Ark. (A)
Captain: Janice Jensen

Chapin, S.C.
Captain: Shirley Salisburg

5-0 in 
round robin

Women’s 70s 3.5

Wilmington, N.C.
Co-Captains: Dorothy Maloney, Barbara Nolan

Charleston, S.C. (A)
Captain: Penelope Gorby


Women’s 70s 4.0

Hoover, Ala.
Captain: Catherine Cocke

Columbia/Lexington, S.C. (A)
Captain: Dolores Heath

5-0 in 
round robin

This year marks the 33th anniversary of the USTA League. Established in 1980, it has grown from 13,000 participants in a few parts of the country in its first year, to over 625,000 players across the nation today, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis program.