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Hometown North Little Rock Headlines in 2021 USTA Southern Mixed Sectionals

See photos of our champions and finalists.

The host city of North Little Rock, AR, had two champions and two finalists in the 2021 USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Sectional Championships, played Oct. 8-11. Additionally, Little Rock had a finalist among the nine levels contested.

Those five teams led Arkansas to the best performance among the nine Southern states in the competition. Hoover, AL, had a winner and a finalist. Tennessee finished with a two champions and two finalists.

The tournament was played at two facilities in Arkansas: Burns Park Tennis Center in North Little Rock (tournament headquarters) and Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.

The Southern champions will receive a bid to compete in the USTA League National Championships later this year.

Champions and finalists, and their captain/co-captains, are:

Hometown - Captain/s
Hometown – Captain/s
in final
18 & Over 2.5North Little Rock, AR
Tay Sisoukrath
Collierville, TN
Taylor TerBurgh/
Megan Johnson
4-0 in round-robin
18 & Over 6.0Florence, SC
Leroy Scott Washington/
Melinda Hodges
North Little Rock, AR
Will Aguilar
4-1 in round-robin
18 & Over 7.0Knoxville, TN
Trey Ambrose
Hoover, AL
Marcus Malone/
Gina McIntosh
3-0 in final
18 & Over 8.0Hattiesburh, MS
Ed Assaf
Little Rock, AR
Melanie Kiker
2-1 in final
18 & Over 9.0Memphis, Tenn.
Jeff Meek/
Mark Goodfellow
North Little Rock, AR
Casey Garretson
4-0 in round-robin
40 & Over 6.0Ridgeland, MS
Jonathan Branch
Nashville, TN
John Immordino
8-2 in round-robin
40 & Over 7.0Hoover, AL
Chris Fields/
Kimberly Pruitt
Huntersville, NC
Dewey Baker
3-0 in final
40 & Over 8.0Baton Rouge, LA
Tracy Blair/
Robert Newton
Charlotte, NC
Aokie James
2-1 in final
40 & Over 9.0North Little Rock, AR
Lee Mesaris
Raleigh, NC
Richard McClenny
4-0 in round-robin