8.5 Combo State Champs…Again!!!

This past weekend I went down to Gulf Shores to play in the 2016 USTA Alabama 8.5 Combo State Championships. I was playing with my dad – which was a blast! And you’re not going to believe this but we defended our title from last year and won state for the second straight year!!!

Our team went 4-0 at the tournament. My dad and I played together in all four matches and went undefeated. We won our first two matches fairly easily: 6-4, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-2. Our third match was very tough and we were the decisive winning match with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-2 victory. Finally, we clinched our team’s state championship with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) win.

We will play in Sectionals in Mobile at the Mobile Tennis Center from March 10-13, 2017. Our team will compete against state champions from the following states: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee (as well as Alabama).

2016 8.5 combo state champs

Part of our state championship team. My dad and I are on the far right.


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