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Monday, Oct. 01, 2012         Vol. XI,  No. 119                  Recipient of the South Carolina Media of the Year Award                                    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

 

SMASH T1D TeamTennis Challenge Oct. 12-14 at Palmetto Dunes -- see story below

WTT-Format Competition Will Raise Funds for NMD (No More Diabetes) Fund; Minimum 2 Men, 2 Women on Each Team; Singles, Doubles, MxDoubles

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Record 264 Entries in Next Weekend's Banana Open Challenge  at Palmetto Dunes TC -- Details to come 

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POSTPONED: Lendl Tennis, Haney Golf Exhibitions Originally Set Oct. 13 To Benefit Junior Champions Foundation -- see story below

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Clubs Offer Free Clinics, Big Discounts for Team Captains During SC Appreciation Week -- How about your club? 

        See story below on how USTA SC is honoring captains Oct. 14-20

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USTA League Standings Are Updated Below for HHI and CCTA Levels

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Next Up: Vacation Co. Chmps.

   Beaufort Players Tops in Championships In Fripp Is. Clay Court Singles, Doubles, Combo Mixed Finals

        FRIPP ISLAND SC (TENNIS E-News) -- The popular annual Fripp Island Fall Clay Court Championships finished off singles and doubles finals today, with Beaufort's Larry Schepper winning two doubles championships and two Richard/Hefner teams capturing finals. The USTA-sanctioned event had 129 players competing, with Troy McMullen as tournament director and Mary Anna Scott of Columbia referee..

    Schepper won the Men's 4.5 rated doubles with Clark Trask of Beaufort, then teamed with Pat Child of Hilton Head Island to take the age division 45s final. It was a winning combination for Richard/Hefner teams as Kevin Richard and Ashley Hefner won the Men's 3.5 title in a 10-8 third set match tiebreak. Dawn Richard and Catherine Hefner captured the Women's 3.5 final in straight sets. 

    Here are the complete weekend results: 

Men's Open Singles 
Final

William Greene (Mount Pleasant) d. (1) Tyler Davis (Mount Pleasant) 2-6; 7-6(5); 10-4 
Semifinals -- William Greene d. (2) Patrick Child 6-3; 6-3; (1) Tyler Davis d. todd stone 4-6; 6-3; 10-8 
Quarterfinal -- William Greene d. Joe MacDermant 6-7(5; 7-6(6); 10-8 

Men's 3.5 Singles 
Final

John Schrey (Ladys Is.) d. Daniel Harrell (Beaufort) 6-0; 6-0 
Semifinals -- John Schrey d. Lawrence Walsh 6-0; 6-1; Daniel Harrell d. Gary Sullivan 6-2; 6-0 
 
Men's 4.0 Singles 
Final

Andy Rosolinski (Beaufort) d. John Martin (Beaufort) 6-1; 6-1 
Semifinals -- John Martin d. Mark Blitzer 6-4; 6-1; Andy Rosolinski d. Clark Trask 7-5; 6-3 

Women's 3.0 Singles 
Final

Heather Greene (Mount Pleasant) d. Jennifer Yeager (Beaufort) 6-4; 6-4 
Semifinals -- Jennifer Yeager d. jamie davis 6-1; 7-6(3); Heather Greene d. Diana Hudson 6-0; 6-1 

Women's 4.0 Singles 
Final

Jennifer Baldwin (Beaufort) d. Catherine Gussler (Savannah GA) 6-1; 6-2 
Semifinals -- Jennifer Baldwin d. Nancy Tiffey 6-2; 6-2; Catherine Gussler d. Madison Russell 6-0; 4-6; 10-7 
Quarterfinal -- Nancy Tiffey d. Barbara Burgess 6-7(0); 6-3; 10-4 

Men's 3.5 Doubles 
Final 

Kevin Richard (Beaufort)/Ashley Hefner (Beaufort) d. Tom Cambron (Hilton Head Is.)/Jonathan Watkins (Yemessee) 7-5; 2-6; 10-8 
Semifinals -- Richard/Hefner d. Harrell/Orlow 6-7; 6-1; 10-3; Cambron/Watkins d. Dedel/Sullivan 6-1; 6-0 
Quarterfinal -- Richard/Hefner d. Malick/Norton 6-0; 6-3 

Men's 4.0 Doubles 
Final 

Stephen Bidwell (Columbia)/Christopher Eaker (Blythewood) d. Jody Smoak (Walterboro)/Kenneth Whisman (Beaufort) 6-4; 6-2 
Semifinals -- Bidwell/Eaker d. Drexel/McCarty 6-2; Smoak/Whisman d. Mathai/Pingree 1-6; 7-6; 10-7 

Men's 4.5 Doubles 
Final

Larry Scheper (Beaufort)/Clark Trask (Beaufort) d. Tyler Davis (Mount Pleasant)/Tyler McGuire (Beaufort) 6-4; 6-4 
Semifinals -- Scheper/Trask d. Greene/gray 6-3; 1-6; 10-6; Davis/McGuire d. Clark/stone 6-1; 6-3 
Quarterfinal -- Scheper/Trask d. Huang/Matthews 6-7; 7-5; 10-8 

Women's 3.5 Doubles 
Final

Dawn Richard (Beaufort)/Catherine Hefner (Beaufort) d. Denise Day-Mitchell (Walterboro)/Megan Hyatt (Beaufort) 6-4; 6-1 
Semifinals -- Richard/Hefner d. Dedel/McGill 6-3; 4-6; 10-7; Day-Mitchell/Hyatt d. Childers/Mitchell 7-5; 6-2 
Quarterfinal -- Richard/Hefner d. Nellen/Upchurch 6-3; 6-2 

Women's 4.0 Doubles 
Final

Carol Fitch (Salem VA)/Shannon Lurkin (Hilton Head Is.) d. Leslie Dales (Savannah GA)/Catherine Gussler (Savannah GA) 6-3; 6-4 
Semifinals -- Dales/Gussler d. Burgess/Upchurch 6-2; 6-2;Fitch/Lurkin d. Haught/Hyatt 6-3; 6-3 
Quarterfinal -- Dales/Gussler d. Chavez/Straut 6-0; 6-4 

Women's 4.5 Doubles 
Final

Julie Child, (Hilton Head Is.)/Michelle Clark (Beaufort) d. Anne Beasley (Pooler GA)/Lisa Brown (Richmond Hill GA) 6-4; 5-7; 10-8 
Semifinals -- Child/Clark d. Grubbs/Sullivan 6-1; 6-0; Beasley/Brown d. Bradshaw/McElveen 6-1; 6-1 
Quarterfinal -- Child/Clark d. Dales/Harvey 6-2; 6-0 

Men's 65 Singles 
Round Robin

Norm Chryst d. Richard Silver 6-4; 7-5 
Norm Chryst d. Fred Carrillo 6-2; 6-0 
Richard Silver d. Fred Carrillo 6-0; 6-2 
Norm Chryst of Bluffton winner of round robin; Rich Silver (Daufuskie Is.) second

 

Men's 45 Doubles 
Final

Pat Child (Hilton Head Is,)/Larry Scheper (Beaufort) d. Li Huang (Chapin)/Beau Matthews (Columbia) 6-1; 6-4 
Semifinals -- Huang/Matthews d. Ashford/Duernberger 6-4; 6-4; Child/Scheper d. Dumas/Hoppe 6-2; 6-3 

Combined Mixed 6.0 Doubles 
Final

Rhett Corley (Chapin)/Cindy Corley (Chapin) d. Heather Greene (Mount Pleasant)/Merritt Yeager (Beaufort) 6-3; 6-3 
Semifinals -- Corley/Corley d. Hudson/Walsh 6-1; 6-2; Greene/Yeager d. Funderburk/Funderburk 6-2; 6-0 

Combined Mixed 7.0 Doubles 
Final

Madison Russell (St. Helena Is.)/Mark Russell (Fripp Is.) d. Ashley Hefner (Beaufort)/Catherine Hefner (Beaufort) 6-3; 6-3 
Semifinals -- Hefner/Hefner d. Gray/Whisman 6-3; 6-3; Russell/Russell d. Nellen/Watkins 6-4; 6-2 
Quarterfinal -- Gray/Whisman d. Miner/Youmans-White 6-2; 6-1 

Combined Mixed 8.0 Doubles 
Final

Donna Bierschenk (Bluffton)/Richard Pingree (Beaufort) d. Megan Hyatt (Beaufort)/Matt Straut (Beaufort) 7-5; 6-4 
Semifinals -- Hyatt/Straut d. Bensch/Drexel 6-3; 6-2; Bierschenk/Pingree d. Harvey/McCarty 6-4; 6-4 
Quarterfinal -- Hyatt/Straut d. Brown/Calhoun 6-2; 6-4 

Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles 
Final

Lisa Brown (Richmond Hill GA)/Chip Upchurch (Walterboro) d. Michelle Clark (Beaufort)/Kevin McGuire (Beaufort) 6-1; 2-6; 11-9 
Semifinals -- Clark/McGuire d. Dalton/Dalton 6-2; 6-0; Brown/Upchurch d. Child/gray 6-3; 7-5 
Quarterfinal -- Dalton/Dalton d. Beasley/Upchurch 6-4; 3-6; 10-8 

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Singles/M&W Doubles/Mixed Each Match

     SMASH T1D TeamTennis Challenge To Fight Diabetes Set Oct. 12-14 at Palmetto Dunes

        HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC (TENNIS E-News) -- First in World TeamTennis, then the HHI-Charleston Pro Challenge and now fighting diabetes. The TeamTennis format of a set each of men's and women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles will be used in the Oct. 12-16 SMASH T1D Challenge at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Official beneficiary will be the NMD Foundation (No More Diabetes). 

    Teams will compete in rating levels of 3.0 (6.0), 3.5 (7.0), 4.0 (8.0), 4.5 (9.0) and 5.0 (10.0). Entry fee of $40 per player per roster all will go to the NMD Foundation. A players' party by Boars Head Meats, an Interactive NMD Kids clinic and a Pro Exhibition will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday the 12th. A lunch Saturday will be provided by Barrier Island. Each entrant will receive a T-shirt. Raffles daily and a silent auction will be included in the off-court activities. Entry deadline is Sunday, Oct. 7

    Tournament director Jackie Reynecke explained that for each rating level the men's and women's singles and doubles must be the flat rating, i.e., 3.5 players only in the 3.5 singtles and doubles. For mixed doubles, combo rating totals can be used, meaning that a 4.0 and 3.0 can team to play in mixed 7.0. Two men and two women are the minimum for a roster, with 10 the maximum.

    Tournament entry form is available at HHI clubs or online at www.palmettodunes.com/hilton-head-tennis-tournaments.php. For information on the charity, go to www.nmdfoundation.org. For general information, contact Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at 785-1152.  

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Successful Seeds

     PTR's Wheelchair Tennis Championships Wrap Up at Chaplin Park

        HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC (TENNIS E-News) -- World-class wheelchair tennis players recently back from the London Olympics and USOpen showed they could uphold their seedings in the Professional Tennis Registry's Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Local volunteers are needed to assist players in their matches and amenities. Admission was free to spectators for all the wheelchair matches. 

    About 75 players players, including 30 world-class athletes competed at this year's event. Activities included exhibitions, social activity and the many competitive matches at  Chaplin Park and at HHI  Motorcoach Resort.

    Here are the level championship match results:

Men's Open Singles

Final

Gordon Reid (1) of London def. Stephen Welsh (2) of Arlington TX 6-4, 6-2

 

Junior Open "A" Singles

Round Robin

Chris Herman of Gulfport FL winner or round robin; Krystal Kelley of Grand Haven MI second

 

Men's "A" Singles

David Williams (1) of Sugar Hill GA def. Aaron Gunn of Charlotte NC 6-3, 7-5

 

Men's "B" Singles

Kenny Hernandez (3) of Hialeah FL vs. Rodney Spence (2) of Charlotte NC ... TBD

 

Men's "C" Singles

Round Robin

Robert Popelka (2) of Atlanta GA winner of round robin; Mark Schrelber of Savannah GA second

 

Quad Open Singles

Bryan Barten (1) of Tucson AZ def. David Buck of Silverado CA 6-4, 6-2

 

Women's Open Singles

Lucy Shuker (1) def. Katarina Kruger (2) 6-4, 6-2

 

Women's "A" Singles

Denise Esrey (1) of Grass Valley CA def. Valeria Reyes-Chian of Fairfax VA 6-0, 7-5

 

Junior Open "A" Doubles

Chris Herman of Gulfport FL/Cole Wooten of Martinez GA def. Krystal Kelley of Grand Haven MI/Valeria Reyes-Chian of Fairfax VA 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

 

Men's Open Doubles

Gordon Reid/Stephen Welch of Arlington TX (1)  def. Steve Baldwin of San Diego CA/Frederic Cazeaudumec (2) of Daytona Beach FL 6-4, 6-2

 

Men's "A" Doubles 

Harlen Mathews of Locust Grove GA/David Williams of Sugar Hill GA (1) def. Nick Burnham of Charlotte NC/Chris Herman of Gulfport FL 6-2, 6-4

 

Men's "B" Doubles

Donald Carnrike of McDonough GA/Skip Chapman of Locust Grove CA def. Larry Keeter of Charlotte NC/Rodney Spence (1) of Charlotte NC 6-2, 7-5 

 

Men's "C" Doubles

James Dominick of Hampton GA/Megan McCabe of Roswell GA def. Donna Chapman of Locust Grove CA/Robert Popelka of Atlanta GA (1) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

 

Quad Open Doubles

Anthony Cotterill of London ENG/Adam Field of London ENG (1) def. Greg Hasterok of San Diego CA/David Jordan of Chapel Hill TN (2) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

 

Women's Open Doubles

Katharina Kruger/Lucy Shuker (1) def. Francisca Madones/Jessica Sporte of Marne MI (2) 6-0, 6-2

 

Women's "A" Doubles

Donna Chapman of Locust Grove CA/Meghan McCabe of Roswell GA def. Amy Burnett of Arkadelphia AR/Signe Diedrichson of Brentwood TN 6-1, 6-1

 

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From 3,600 Coaches

     Bluffton High's Brown a Top 10 Finalist for National Tennis Coaching Award

        WHITE PLAINS NY (TENNIS E-News via USTA National) – Bob Brown, Bluffton SC High School tennis coach, is one of 10 national finalists for the 2012 US Tennis Association's Starfish Award. This honor recognizes exceptional high school coaches who implement a "no-cut" policy, welcoming all interested students to be part of the school tennis team. This award is in its eighth year and has honored 14 recipients since 2005. The recipient of the 2012 USTA Starfish National Award will be announced in early October.
    In additon to Brown, the finalists are:
•Gail Champion of Franklin High School in Brookfield WI
•Carla Choate of Beebe High School in Beebe AR
•Philip Cook of Beatrice High School in Beatrice NE
•Jaime Kaplan of Stratford Academy in Macon GA
•Laurie Martin of Xavier College Preparatory in Tempe AZ
•Mary Moore of Ursuline Academy in Wilmington DE
•Donna Stauffer of Lafayette High School in Wildwood MO
•Michelle Topf of Denver East High School in Denver CO
•Terry Valdez of East High School in Wenatchee WA
    There are more than 3,625 coaches nationwide implementing this initiative, and some programs have more than 100 official high school tennis team members. The coaches of these teams serve as positive role models and make a difference by spending the extra time and effort to ensure that young players experience the fun and fulfillment of representing their high school tennis team.
    To qualify for the USTA Starfish Award, coaches must be: currently implementing a no-cut policy on their tennis teams, currently registered with the USTA as a "no-cut coach," and be coaching tennis for a minimum of five years. Final winners are determined by a select panel of USTA committee members, staff, volunteers and career no-cut coaches.

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Country Club of Hilton Head

   POSTPONED: Lendl Tennis, Haney Golf Exhibitions To Benefit Junior Champions Foundation

        HILTON HEAD ISLAND SC (TENNIS E-News) -- A two-hour  tennis and golf exhibition featuring Grand Slam Champion Ivan Lendl and golf school director Hank Haney, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, at Country Club of Hilton Head, has been postponed. Proceeds will be going to the Junior Champions Foundation. Stay tuned for update on new time for exhibition. 

    To order tickets and for information, call 843-686-1511. 

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HHI Clubs Offer Clinics, Discounts    

     League Captains Appreciation Week in South Carolina -- Oct. 14-20 -- What's Your Club Doing???

    South Beach RC will extend a special captain's sale to all Island and Bluffton Captains of 30% off all retail and shoes and and additional 20% off sale items during the Captain Appreciation Week. 

    In addition, we are giving a 1 1/2-hour clinic to all SBRC Captains and their spouses with beer and snacks to follow during that week.

                    -- Don Sigmon

    Port Royal RC will provide 25% discounts on all non-sale items. 

                    -- Denny Bianco

    Spring Lake RC will offer all SLRC 2012 captains and co-captains (USTA & Interclub) rackets, shoes, apparel at cost plus 10%. A pizza/beer/wine lunch for the captains will be held Friday, Oct. 19. 

                    -- Keith Ferda

 

        COLUMBIA SC (TENNIS E-News) -- October 14-20 will be South Carolina's first USTA League Captain Appreciation Week -- dedicated to special activities statewide and locally recognizing the efforts to captains so vital to success of the league programs. USTA SC is developing information that will go to tennis facilities, Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) and sporting goods stores about how they can participate and plan special activities.
    Among planned activities:

        • Captains from throughout the state will be highlighted during the week on www.sctennis.com  and on Facebook

        • Teams will be asked to send in fun photos of their captains which will be featured on Facebook

        • Captains throughout the state will be eligible to win prizes through drawings held during the week -- to include one special grand prize that would be open to all captains 

        • A feature story, “What It Takes to Be a Captain” will be published on www.sctennis.com and a press release will be sent to the media

        • Other stories about being a captain will be featured on the website and on Facebook during the week

        • Captains will be eligible for special discounts from participating merchants

        • Local tennis facilities will be encouraged to “spoil” their captains with special clinics, events, pro-shop discounts, discounts on lessons, and

conduct special captain mixed-doubles round robins

        • CTA’s will be encouraged to participate by recognizing captains on their websites, special drawings etc.

        • Local tennis shops will be encouraged to give captains special discounts on tennis merchandise, equipment and apparel during this special week

    Final specifics will be announced soon. USTA SC is encouraging ideas for the Captains Week, to be forwarded to the State's Communications & Marketing Committee via its chairperson maggielacoste@comcast.net

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Hilton Head Island Tennis Leagues -- 2012 Super Senior 60s standings -- as of 9/30/12

 Rating  '12 Teams  '12 Players  '11 Teams  '11 Players  '10 Teams  '10 Players  '09 Teams  '09 Players  '12 Season  2012 Leaders
M3.0 5 52 5 59 6 74 10 109 9/3 through 10/15 Moss Creek Tornadoes, SPCC Marsh Hawks  tied in first at 3-1
W3.0 6 73 7 77 5 59 6 67 9/11 through 10/9 SPCC White Lightning in first at 3-0
M3.5 13 108 14 158 11 131 8 95 9/5 through 10/12 plus playoffs Flight 1: Long Cove Lads, PDTC tied in first at 3-1; Flight II: Spring Lake Remnants in first at 3-0
W3.5 15 135 14 163 14 163 14 154

9/5 through 10/10 plus playoffs

Flight 1: Moss Creek Aces, Wexford Sassy Super Ladies tied in first at 3-0; Flight 2: Spring Lake Lucky Lakers in first at 5-0
M4.0 9 85 6 69 6 68 3 36 9/4 through 10/16 Port Royal Whipping Boys in first at 4-0
W4.0 7 66 7 78 7 71 5 55 9/7 through 10/15 PD Har-Tru Believers in first at 4-0
M4.5 1 10 2 17 1 8 0 0 TBA Palmetto Dunes only team entered
W4.5 1 0 1 7 1 8 1 8 N/A  Long Cove Club only team entered
 Totals 58 529 56 628 51 582 47 524    

 

Hilton Head Island Tennis Leagues -- 2012 Super Senior 70s standings -- as of 9/30/12

 Rating  '12 Teams '12 Players  '11 Teams  '11 Players  '10 Teams  '10 Players  '09 Teams  '09 Players  '12 Season  2012 Leaders 
M3.0 4 36 3 32 3 31 5 55 9/11 through 10/16  Fiddler's Cove USTA B's, SPCC Hawks tied in first at 2-1
W3.0 0 0 1 0 1 9 1 8 NA NA
M3.5 6 50 5 51 6 63 5 51 9/13 through 10/11 Spring Lake Spare Parts in first at 3-0
W3.5 5 47 4 42 2 19 2 21 8/27 through 10/15 Spring Lake Stingers in first at 6-0
M4.0 2 19 1 8 2 21 0 0 9/13 through 10/11 Indigo Run, Island Retreads tied in first at 1-1
W4.0 1 8 1 10 1 9 1   NA Port Royal The Whacketts only team entered 
Totals 18 160 15 143 14 152 14 135    

 

Hilton Head Island Tennis Leagues -- 2012 Super Senior 75s standings -- as of 9/30/12 

 Rating  '12 Teams  '12 Players  '11 Teams  '11 Players  '10 Teams  '10 Players  '09 Teams  '09 Players  '12 Season   2012 Leaders 
M3.0 2 16 3 23 2 19 4 42 9/12 through 10/10 Fiddler's Cove USTA B's 2 in first at 3-0 
M3.5 3 25 3 26 3 34 2 20 9/3 through 10/15  Sea Pines CC Cardinals in first at 2-1 
W3.5 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 NA  NA 

Totals

5

41

7

53

6

53

6

62

 

 

 

Coastal Carolina Tennis Leagues -- 2012 Adult Combo Doubles standings -- as of 9/30/12 

 Rating  '12 Teams '12 Players   '11 Teams  '11 Players  '10 Teams   '10 Players   '09 Teams   '09 Players  '12 Season 2012 Team Leaders
W5.5     0 0 0 0 4 47 n/a  NA
M6.5 2 20             n/a Beaufort J's in first at 3-2; clinched championship
W6.5 4 56 2 22 3 41 2 30 8/25 through 9/22 TCL I'll Take the Number One, Palmetto Bluff Jewels (PBJs) tied in first at 4-2; TCL clinches on most courts won
M7.5 0 0     0 0 2 21 TBA NA
W7.5 1 0 3 39 2 29 2 25 n/a Bluffton Racquets on Fire -- only team entered
M8.5 2 20 2 25 2 24 0 0 8/30 through 9/27 Beaufort Combo 2 in first at 4-0; clinched championship
W8.5     2 8 2 23 0 0 n/a  
Total 9 96 9 94 9 117 10 123    

 

Coastal Carolina Tennis Leagues -- 2011 Super Senior 60s standings -- as of 9/30/12

 Rating '12 Teams '12 Players  '11 Teams  '11 Players  '10 Teams  '10 Players  '09 Teams  '09 Players  '12 Season  2012 Team Leaders
M2.5         0 0 4 44    
M3.0 7 56 6 65 6 66 5 53 8/20 through 10/8 Sun City Ball Busters in first at 4-0
W3.0 4 34 5 57 4 41 4 45 8/28 through 10/9 Sun City Volley Dolls in first at 4-0
M3.5 8 81 10 110 10 108 8 85 8/22 through 10/3 Sun City Challengers in first at 5-1
W3.5 8 80 10 103 7 74 6 65 8/15 through 10/3 Sun City Racquet Rulers in first at 6-0
M4.0 6 59 5 55 6 63 3 31 8/30 through 9/27 Hampton Lakers, Sun City Sun Strokes tied in first at 5-1
W4.0 2 17 1 11 2 19 1 11 8/27 through 10/8 Spring Island Spring Chix in first at 3-0
 Totals 35 327 37 401 35 371 31 334    

 

Coastal Carolina Tennis Leagues -- 2011 Super Senior 70s standings -- as of 9/30/12 

 Rating '12 Teams '12 Players  '11 Teams  '11 Players  '10 Teams  '10 Players  '09 Teams  '09 Players  '12 Season   2012 Team Leaders
M3.0 1 0 1 11 0 00 3 33 N/A  Sun City Baseliners only team entered 
W3.0 1 0 1 10 1 10 1 11 N/A  Sun City Golden Girls only team entered
M3.5 6 51 4 43 6 63 2 20 8/30 through 10/4  Dataw Hurricanes, Callawassie Islanders, Sun City Sour Balls  tied in first at 3-1
W3.5 2 19 1 11 1 11 1 12 9/6 through 10/4 Sun City Ya Yas in first at 4-0
M4.0 3 26 2 17 0 0 0 0 8/14 through 10/9 Sun City Retreads in first at 4-1
W4.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 NA NA
Totals 13 96 10 92 8 84 7 76    

 

 

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS/Events: 

    Oct. 5-7: 28th annual Palmetto Dunes Resort Banana Open Challenge / Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center / Closed tournament for winners (and wildcards) of local Banana Open tournaments from the East Coast competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles / For information, call Palmetto Dunes 785-1152 or go to www.palmettodunes.com.

  Oct. 19-21: USTA Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational / Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center / up to 32 college teams competing to advance to National Championships / Virginia defeated Duke in 2011 Invitational at PD; Alabama was 2010 champion. For information: call Palmetto Dunes 785-1152 or go to www.palmettodunes.com

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Fripp Island Fall Clay Court Championship

September 28-30, 2012

PLAY

Matches will be two of three sets, with match tiebreak (10 pt.) in lieu of the 3rd set. USTA rules (including

lateness penalties) apply. Starting times will be available on Tennis Link or by calling the Racquet Club at

(843) 838-1504 on Wednesday, September 26th 2012. Alternative scoring and alternate sites will be used in the

case of inclement weather, or large draw sizes. YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PLAY WHEN SCHEDULED.

 

DIVISIONS OFFERED

Men’s and Women’s S&D: Open, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 Mixed Doubles: Open, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75

NTRP Men’s and Women’s S&D: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 NTRP Mixed Doubles: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 (Combined Ratings)

 

FEE

$35.00 for Singles $30.00 per person for Doubles

You may enter a maximum of two events with one singles and one doubles or two doubles events (but not two

mixed.) Entry refunds cannot be given unless player withdraws prior to the draw being made.

 

HOSPITALITY

Participants receive a tournament T-Shirt. Drinks will be provided daily for players. Lunch will be provided for

players on Saturday. Non-players may purchase lunch for $8.00.

 

SPONSORS

Fripp Island Beachand Golf Resort FrippIsland Club

 

ENTRIES

Entries may be mailed, faxed or delivered in person. They must be received by Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

at 5:00pm. Players must have a current USTA membership prior to the tournament. Memberships can be

obtained online atwww.usta.com or by calling 1-800-990-USTA.

If you are mailing your entry, you may pay by check. Make checks payable to Fripp Island Racquet Club.

Mail deliveries to Fripp Islandare sometimes slow, so please allow a minimum of four (4) days mail time to

ensure you meet the deadline.

 

The mailing address is: Fripp Island Resort

Attention: Troy McMullen / Racquet Club

201 Tarpon Blvd.

Fripp Island, SC 29920

Faxed entries must include a credit card number, expiration date and signature.

Our fax number is (843) 838-4928. No phone entries accepted.

 

LODGING

Fripp Island Resort offers players a variety of lodging choices. Choose one of our spectacular oceanfront homes

or an intimate marsh view villa. Many are only steps away from our tennis complex. Fripp Island Resort offers

a 15% discount for tournament weekend reservations (based on availability, some restrictions apply.) For

Reservations call Group Sales at 1-800-334-3022.

 

TOURNAMENT STAFF

Troy McMullen - Director Mary Anna Scott – Referee

 

FRIPP ISLAND FALL CLAY COURTCHAMPIONSHIP

2012 ENTRY FORM MUST BE RECEIVED BY SATURDAY, September 22, 2012

Name__________________________ ________ Sex: Male_________ Female__________

 

Address_______________________ _________ Date of Birth_________________________ ______

 

City__________________________ __________ Telephone (h) _____________________________

 

State/Zip_____________________ __________ Work #________________Cell #_______________

 

Events Entered (1) ______________________ Partner_______________________ _____________

 

(2) ______________________ Partner_______________________ _____________

 

USTA #_____________________________ ___ USTA # Expiration Date: ___________________

 

T-Shirt Size (s) __________________________

 

Please move me to a higher division if my event is cancelled: Yes_____ No_____

 

Credit Card number for faxed entries: ______________________________ _____________________

Racquet Club fax # (843) 838-4928

Expiration Date: ______________________________ ______

 

In entering this tournament, I hereby release the sanctioning Tennis Association, FrippIsland Resort

and all of its subsidiaries and any other sponsor from any and all responsibilities for accidents or

losses incurred at the tournament location or traveling to and from the tournament. I also authorize

Fripp Island Resort to take and use my photo, image or statement for advertising, sale, display or

other uses.

Signature: ______________________________ ________________________Date:_ __________________