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2017 55/65 Mixed Doubles Sectional Invitational

Arkansas took home two championship titles at the 55/65 Mixed Doubles Sectional Invitational, played Nov. 3-5, in metro Little Rock, Ark.

Arkansas defended their stomping grounds while playing at their home faculties. Central Little Rock took home two championship titles. Tennessee stood out as they swept the competition with one championship and a finalist team. Louisiana also had a championship.

There were 23 teams with approximately 230 players who competed in four levels: 55 & Over – 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 Combined and 65 & Over 7.0.

Teams consisted of at least three men and three women. Each match consisted of three courts. The combined NTRP rating of the two players on court had to equal the level’s number. Most teams began in a round-robin format with the winners of each flight being declared the champions.  The 55 & Over 7.0 and 65 & Over 7.0 held a finals match on Sunday.

Champions and finalists, and their captain/co-captains, are:






55 & Over 6.0

Central Little Rock, Ark.
Sheila Sharp/Robert Lee

No finalist is declared in
round-robin play.

3-0 in round-robin play

55 & Over 7.0

Lafayette, LA
James Vining

Knoxville, TN
T Thompson


55 & Over 8.0

Chattanooga, TN
Deborah Rogers

No finalist is declared in
round-robin play.

4-1 in round-robin play

65 & Over 7.0

Central Little Rock, Ark. (B)
Malinda Smith

Pamela Duke/Larry Duke



The states represented in this sectional invitational were Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Southern Carolina, and Tennessee. 


For more photos from this tournament, please click here. 





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