Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Nineteen players from the Atlantic South Region participated in the Mid South Regional Tournament in Mandeville, Louisiana.  The USAPA Tier 3 Sanctioned Tournament  played July 13-15 on 16 indoor air-conditioned  courts at the Castine Center in Pelican Park.   Round Robin format within age-division.

On Thursday evening before the tournament all players were invited to a "social" at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Covington, LA, where everyone received their tournament bags and t-shirts, enjoyed an excellent meal and refreshments and had the opportunity to win an large array of door prizes.

Arriving from Alabama:  Bob Huskey (Opelika) - Ambassador for Lee County,  Jerry and Virginia Corker - Joint Ambassadors from Mobile,  Karen McConico and Amy Dodd, both from Spring Hill College in Mobile.

Representing the State of Florida: Rich Donald - Tampa Ambassador and Donna Donald, Atlantic South Regional Director,  Byron and Marsha Freso- newly appointed Ambassadors for Wimauma, Fl, Cindy Eddleman and Nancy Meyer, Southwest Florida Ambassadors/Ft. Myers, Gary and Cathy Miller, Poinciana, Fl,  Kandy Aker and Mark Stemerman- The Villages Florida.

And  Gary Ball (pictured center below with his wife Donna) insisted that he is still a Floridian (Sun City Center), but currently resides in Michigan..... so I had to include him!

Arriving from the state of Georgia - Dena and Bill Whatley- Dallas, GA,  Janice and Ken Riordon, Woodstock, GA and Pat and Steven Dunn, Cartersville, GA

And Paul Coletta representing Flat Rock, North Carolina

Atlantic South Region Medal Winners:

Kandy Aker, The Villages, Fl
Silver, Mixed Doubles 60-64

Paul Coletta, Flat Rock, NC
 Silver, Men's Doubles 60-64
Bronze, Singles 60-64

Jerry Corker, Mobile, AL
Silver, Men's Doubles 70+

Amy Dodd - Mobil,e AL
Gold, Mixed Doubles 19-34
Bronze, Ladies Doubles 19-49

Rich Donald - Wesley Chapel, FL
Silver, Men's Doubles 60-64

Marsha Freso - Wimauma, Fl
Gold, Ladies Doubles 55-59
Gold - Singles 60-69

Bob Huskey -Opelika, AL
Bronze, Men's Doubles 60-64 (with Gary Ball)
Gold, Singles 60-64

Karen McConico, Mobile, AL
Bronze,  Ladies Doubles 19-49
Gold, Mixed Doubles 35-49

Nancy Meyer, Ft. Myers. FL
Gold, Ladies Doubles 55-59
Gold, Mixed Doubles 55-59
Bronze, Singles 19+

Cathy Miller, Poinciana, Fl
Bronze, Ladies Doubles 60-64
Bronze, Singles 60-69

Mark Stemmerman, The Villages, Fl
Silver, Mixed Doubles 60-64

Congratulations to all the medal winners, and to all the Mid South representatives for all their hard work in putting together a great time and a great tournament.

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