Men's 3.5 Tennis Team Win State

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

The "Chattanooga" men's 3.5 tennis team posted a 4-0 record to win the USTA Tennessee state team title this past weekend and will compete in the Southern Sectional August  22-24 in Asheville,N.C.

Coached by Greg Hadden, the champions defeated previously unbeaten Memphis Worth, 3-2, for the title with the final match decided by a third set, 10-point tie-breaker.

Final Standings Chattanooga (4-0), Memphis Worth (3-1), Nashville Bickerstaff (2-2), Memphis Mueller (1-3), Knoxville Liu (0-4).

Chattanooga team members: Greg Hadden (captain), Aki Takada, David Dodson, Mark Williams, Peter Nowotarski, Randy Johnston, Kirk Schueman, Lane Keith, Phil Chandler, Brad McCawley, Mike Croxall, Anthony Miller,Joe Richards, Daniel Luna,Mike  Stephens.

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