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Alpharetta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn., headline 2023 USTA Southern Mixed Sectionals

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Here are action and feature photos by Mike Kittrell.

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Two cities – Alpharetta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. – scored two champions in the 2023 USTA Southern Mixed Doubles Sectional Championships. 

Little Rock, Ark. had two teams in the finals but neither grabbed the victory. Also, the Arkansas capital had another team finish second in its level, which was competing in round-robin play.

Mississippi and Tennessee tied for top state with three teams crowned as champions. Georgia had two champions and a finalist while Louisiana had a winner and two finalists. Arkansas had four finalists, the most of any state.

The tournament was played at the 60-court Mobile (Ala.) Tennis Center Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

The Southern champions will receive a bid to compete in the USTA League National Championships later this year. Click here for the full list.

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

Hometown - Captain/s
Hometown – Captain/s
Score in final
* Score in round-robin
18 & Over 2.5Southaven, Miss.
Kristi & Benjamin McCrory
Jonesboro, Ark.
Tevin McGee
* 4-2
(individual courts won)
18 & Over 6.0Knoxville, Tenn.
Trey Ambrose
Peachtree Corners, Ga.
Cameron Malone/
Berenice Guerrero
18 & Over 7.0Alpharetta, Ga.
Julia Stephen
Wilmington, N.C.
Linda Wilson
18 & Over 8.0Batesville, Miss.
Aimee Worsham
Mandeville, La.
Nick Thompson/
Victoria Bienvenu
18 & Over 9.0Hattiesburg, Miss.
Andrew Poole
Huntsville, Ala.
Erek Allen
* 4-0
18 & Over 10.0Alpharetta, Ga.
Karla Azuara
Little Rock, Ark.
Andrew Fox
* 3-1
40 & Over 6.0Gulf Shores, Ala.
Robert Goldsmith/
Ryan Young
Lake Charles, La.
Chad Hobgood
* 5-1
40 & Over 7.0Knoxville, Tenn.
Jin Harmon
Little Rock, Ark.
Susan Altrui/
Katrina Vaughn
40 & Over 8.0Memphis, Tenn.
Shannon McCalla
Little Rock, Ark.
Melanie Kiker
40 & Over 9.0Bossier City, La.
Todd Killen
Greenville, S.C.
George Auger/
Glenn Reese
* 4-0