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July 20, 2007

Bunten Road Park USTA 2006/2007 Sectional Champions

Filed under: USTA Playoffs — blog @ 7:57 am

Congratulations to Mike Hammond (Captain) and team for winning the 2006/2007 USTA 3.5 Sectional Championship. It’s been a long road here so far and we’re not yet done. One final step to go as we attend the National Championship in October in Las Vegas. But before I get ahead of myself, here’s a picture of the team.


Front Row, Left to Right: Kav Tucker, Jason Novoselsky, Rick Welsch, John Saunders, Chris Petrocco, Rick Huff, Robert Cornett

Back Row, Left to Right: James Livingston, Mark Gupton, Mark Critchett, Mike Hammond, Carter Broome, Jay Posey

Other teammates not shown: Jon Amsberry, Lorin Auner, Jeff Baker, Huy Cat, Mike Cope, Fuss Greg, David Haines, Randy Howell, Mike Jackson, Wilford Moore, Sam Peng, Jimmy Rhea, Art Torrance, Alan Tolbert, Greg Tyler, Steve Walker, and Terry Whitlock


  1. After winning the league title 4-1 at Dekalb Tennis Center in August of 2006 to earn the bid to the May 2007 district championship in Augusta, we posted a solid record of 8-0, 33-7 at state, playing 8 team & 40 individual matches in 4 days. That win allowed us to move onto the sectional tournament during July in Mobile, AL. We were one of ten teams from nine southern states that played 5 team & 25 individual matches in four days. We had a mighty fine result there as well, going 5-0 and 22-3 to claim the right to play in the national championships with a Las Vegas venue at the Darling Tennis Center, home of the Tennis Channel Open each year. We will have to play superbly there to have a chance to win it all, since our competition will be 16 other sectional champions like us and our squad will unfortunately be missing 4 of our best players, who were all undefeated in tourney play to this point. I will follow up here with those results when we return in early October.

    Comment by Mike Hammond — September 5, 2007 @ 4:30 pm

  2. [...] To follow the thread started here, it’s almost that time to fly to Vegas. Play starts this Friday, Oct 5th. For those of our team that can’t make the journey to the big game, I’ll try to keep things up to date here. [...]

    Pingback by NetCaptain Blog » National Championship Schedule — September 30, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

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