South Carolina Takes Mildred Southern Cup In the first year of The Callen Cup – named in honor of the late USTA Southern Executive Director & COO John Callen – South Carolina was the big winner. The competition was played at the Pelham (Ala.) Racquet Club, under the supervision of Tournament Director Tom Burnham. All matches were on clay and ran from May 31 to June 5. A big thank you goes out Pelham for hosting another terrific event and the tournament staff who made all the fabulous tennis played possible. The Palmetto State captured 67 points in the combined 10-level competition and earned the Mildred Southern Cup. Second place went to Alabama with 62 points. The margin for third place was razon-thin with Georgia having 53 points while Tennessee barely edged North Carolina, with 51 and 50.25 points respectively. Click here for an extensive story about the South Carolina teams. Click here for hundreds of action, feature and team photos taken by volunteer Mark Partain. The Gil Stacy Cup for courts won was taken by South Carolina with 57 courts with Georgia and North Carolina tying for second place, three behind South Carolina. The competition was played at the Pelham (Ala.) Racquet Club, under the supervision of Tournament Director Tom Burnham. All matches were on clay and ran from May 31 to June 5. Here are the winners in the ten levels: Women’s 35s: Tennessee Women’s 45s: South Carolina Women’s 55s: Louisiana Women’s 65s: South Carolina Women’s 75s: North Carolina Men’s 35s: Alabama Men’s 45s: Alabama Men’s 55s: Louisiana Men’s 65s: Georgia Men’s 75s: South Carolina Thank you to all the players who showcased their tremendous skills on the court and camaraderie off it. Next year’s competition is expected to be May 30 – June 4, 2023 with the location still to be determined. If interested in representing your state, make certain to reach out to your State Office.
You can find team photos and action shots from the tournament below:
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