USTA Southern Sectionals: Chattanooga 18+ 8.0 vs. South Carolina at Baylor

Chattanooga 7.0 Finishes 2-2

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - by B.B. Branton
Chattanooga 18+ 8.0 Mixed
From left, front row: Megan Pope, Marley Woods, Natalie Jenereski, Monica Haney. Back row: Trey Ambrose, Eric Pope, Josh Woods, Jordan Widelock, captain Wes Miller.
Chattanooga 18+ 8.0 Mixed From left, front row: Megan Pope, Marley Woods, Natalie Jenereski, Monica Haney. Back row: Trey Ambrose, Eric Pope, Josh Woods, Jordan Widelock, captain Wes Miller.

On a day when the Chattanooga 18 and over 8.0 team (2-1) lost Saturday morning, but claimed victory in the afternoon to give them a chance to play for first place in the pool, the Scenic City team  takes on South Carolina (2-1) at 7:45 this morning at Baylor with the winner facing Pool B champion at 12:15 p.m. at The Champions Club.

 The victor advances along with nine other USTA Southern Sectional Adult Mixed champs to the nationals in Arizona in November.

Captained by Wes Miller, the Chattanooga team lost to North Carolina,2-1, who then lost to South Carolina. Chattanooga then beat Alabama, 2-1, and now faces South Carolina.

Finals in all 10 mixed doubles divisions will be played at The Champions Club Sunday afternoon.

Chattanooga 40 and over 7.0: Captained by Serena Lau, the Scenic City squad was 1-1 Saturday and finished 2-2 in pool play

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