HILTON HEAD ISLAND WOMEN FINISH 3RD AT NATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The Har-Tru Believers, a women's tennis team from Hilton Head Island, captured third place this weekend at the USTA League National Super Senior Championships in Surprise, Ariz.
The Har-Tru Believers, captained by Linda Haviland, went 3-0 in their flight. They defeated teams from Hawaii, Buffalo (N.Y.) and Chagrin Falls (Ohio) to advance to the semifinals.
In the semis on Sunday, the Hilton Head Island squad dropped a tight match to the eventual champion, the Orange County (Calif.) Hot Tamales. The Har-Tru Believers bounced back to win the third-place match later in the day, defeating Indian School Park Tennis Club of Scottsdale, Ariz., 2-1.
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The Har-Tru Believers won local, state and section championships last fall to qualify for the national tournament. The team plays out of Palmetto Dunes.
Participating for the Har-Tru Believers at the national tournament were: Lois Landis Miller, Roxanne Joseph, Shannon Lurkin, Carol Fitch, Ann O'Brien, Athena Whitlow, Sue Clements and Linda Haviland.
USTA League National Super Senior Championships
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, Surprise, Ariz.
Women's Combo 8.0 Level
PD Har-Tru Believers results
PD Har-Tru Believers 3, Hawaii/Oahu 0 -- Lois Landis Miller/Roxanne Joseph won 6-2, 6-2; Shannon Lurkin/Carol Fitch won 4-6, 6-1, 1-0; Ann O'Brien/Athena Whitlow won 4-6, 6-4, 1-0
PD Har-Tru Believers 2, Eastern/Buffalo NY 1 -- Carol Fitch/Shannon Lurkin won 6-2, 6-1; Linda Haviland/Sue Clements lost 6-1, 6-4; Ann O'Brien/Athena Whitlow won 6-4, 6-2
PD Har-Tru Believers 3, Midwest/Chagrin Falls OH 0 -- Carol Fitch/Shannon Lurkin won 6-2, 6-2; Lois Landis Miller/Roxanne Joseph won 6-3, 6-3; Ann O'Brien/Athena Whitlow won 7-6, 6-2
SoCal Orange County Hot Tamales 2, PD Har-Tru Believers 1 -- Carol Fitch/Shannon Lurkin won 7-5, 3-6, 1-0; Roxanne Joseph/Lois Landis Miller lost 6-3, 6-2; Ann O'Brien/Athena Whitlow lost 6-2, 6-7, 1-0
Middle States/Idle Hour Tennis Club, Chester Heights PA def. Southwest/Indian School Park Tennis Club, Scottsdale AZ 2-1
SoCal Orange County Hot Tamales 2, Middle States/Idle Hour TC, Chester Heights PA 1
PD Har-Tru Believers 2, Southwest/Indian School Park TC, Scottsdale AZ 1 -- Linda Haviland/Sue Clements lost 6-3, 6-4; Shannon Lurkin/Carol Fitch won 6-2, 6-4; Ann O'Brien/Athena Whitlow won 6-2, 6-3
BEAUFORT RUGBY TEAM SEEKS PLAYERS
The Beaufort Blaggards rugby team is looking for men, ages 19 and older, to join the team.
The team, which will begin practicing for full side play in August, will be having an informational meeting at 4 p.m., April 27, at Bricks on Boundary.
The Blaggards have been invited to participate in the Memorial Day 7's Tournament in Charleston on May 27, as well as a 7's tournament in Augusta, Ga., in June.
For more information on the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Addison Jarrell at 803-842-0048 or Brandon Van Dee at 843-473-0447.