Three local tennis teams will begin competing today in the World TeamTennis Rec League National Qualifier at IMG Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
The tournament is the first national qualifying event of the year for the World TeamTennis Rec League. The winning teams in each division advance to the WTT national finals, which will be held Oct. 31–Nov. 2, at Indian Wells, Calif.
The local teams are:
• In the 3.0 division, WeLuv10s. Team members are Eddie James (captain), Charlene Marie Brewer, Keith Randy Brewer, Peter Hoffman, Jacqueline Trimuel, Michael Wagenti and Phillis Zeigler, all of Columbus, and Derick Pugh of Phenix City. Carol Jenkins of Hixson, Tenn. is also on the team.
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• In the 3.5 division: Play on Playas. Team members are Todd Mason (captain), Dwan Groom, Stephanie Lee, Oliver Davis, Chris Womack, Mark Thompson and Gail Burgos, all of Columbus. Also on the team are Angel Degree of Phenix City, Lisa Brunson of Cataula and Brian Johnson of Ellerslie.
• In the 4.0 division: Team Thomas. Mark Thomas (captain), Josh Reynolds and Stacey Mayweather, all of Columbus; Ken McCoskey and Samantha Depue of Cataula; Mark Brown and Joanna Diller of Auburn, Ala and Tammy Chapman of Waverly Hall.