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Here is the Facebook gallery of champions and finalists.

USTA Southern crowned 12 champions at the 2021 USTA League Adult 18 & Over Southern Sectional Championships, played July 23-25.

The annual championships were played at the Rome (Ga.) Tennis Center at Berry College (tournament headquarters) and the Rome Tennis Center Downtown. There were over 90 men’s and women’s teams with more than 1,000 players from nine states.

Atlanta led all cities with two champions, while Charlotte, N.C., and Louisville, Ky., had a champion and finalist. Georgia had four champions and a finalist, all from metro Atlanta.

Teams have earned a berth in the USTA League National Championships. Different levels will compete over three weekends in October in Surprise, Ariz.; Phoenix and Oklahoma City.

Champions and finalists were:

Hometown - Captain/s
Hometown – Captain/s
in final
Men's 2.5Tuscaloosa, AL
Matt Pavlick
Jackson, MS
Philip Cothern
4-0 in round robin
Men's 3.0Roswell, GA
Kyle Davis
Alcoa, TN
Matt Brown
Men's 3.5Charlotte, NC
David Joo/
Vivek Mark Kamar Markandan
New Orleans, LA
Carl Castle
Men's 4.0Marietta, GA
Joseph Oleander
Johnson City, TN
Joshua Woods
Men's 4.5Louisville, KY
Matthew Mathes
Charlotte, NC
Alex King
Men's 5.0Atlanta, GA
Brian Coyle/
Jesse Ferlianto
Florence, SC
Garth Thomson
4-0 in round robin
Women's 2.5Baton Rouge, LA
Catherine Rosenfeld/
Heather Day
Meridian, MS
Melissa Mitchell
Women's 3.0Nashville, TN
Julie Burnstein
Mobile, AL
Blakely Prine
Women's 3.5Paducah/Murray, KY
Patricia Taylor/
Kelly Clapp
Atlanta, GA
Marcella Starks/
Dianna Kelly
Women's 4.0Asheville, NC
Susie Manley
Hoover, AL
Kandy Shirley/
Lisa Fehr
Women's 4.5Nashville, TN
Stacy Baskin/
Lindsey Vaughan
Louisville, KY
Morgan Bauer/
Annie Smith
Women's 5.0Atlanta, GA
Kim Raley/Sonia Shen
Greer, SC (wild card)
Elizabeth & Caroline Holland
4-0 in round robin