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Area teams advance to USTA sectionals

July 14, 2008 09:50 AM

Mac Knefely
Pensacola News Journal correspondent
July 14, 2008

Her team's first two attempts ended in disappointment.

This year, it became a memorable experience for Linda Childers, captain of the women's level 2.5 tennis team from Pensacola Athletic Center, which won a division title Sunday at the USTA Florida Northwest Region Championships at Roger Scott Tennis Center.

"I've been playing 2.5 for two years, and have wanted to get here for two years, and both years we've gotten knocked out," Childers said. "Finally, we got here and we were scared to death.

"We just knew we had a good team, we've been practicing between three and five times a week to get here. I don't know what to say — some of these girls have been playing less than a year, and they all want to get better and all just keep trying."

To read the entire article, including results from the men's side, CLICK HERE! 






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