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Tennis team continues tournament run

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

They’ve conquered the state, and now they’re setting their goals even higher.

A group of local tennis players representing the Chattahoochee Area Tennis Association teamed up to win the 18-and-over 2.5-3.5 United States Tennis Association tri-level state championship in August at the McCluskey Tennis Complex.

That victory qualified the team for the USTA sectional championship in Louisville, Ky., and that tournament began on Friday and goes through Sunday.

At the state tournament, the CHATA team, which includes 14 players, went 6-0 to claim the top spot.

“We were really excited, because it was some tough competition,” said Karen Bryant, the team captain.

It’s the second straight year a CHATA team won the state title in that division.

“It’s fun when you win,” Bryant said. “This team, some of us may have won state championships before, but not necessarily with this group, so it’s really fun.”

TEAM MEMBERS: Cathy Arrington, Katie Brown, Jill Kemp, Missy Mizzell, Karen Bryant (captain), Debbie Cochran, Heather Graham, Katie Bryant, Suzie Cook, Lisa Skinner, Julie Smith, Tracey Stribling, Jeaneen Thompson and Angela McSpadden.