Tennis teams head to state championship

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 15, 2000

Two Natchez women’s tennis teams will be heading off to Jackson today to compete for the State Championship, and both teams feel pretty good.

The level 3.0 women’s team, whose captain is Brenda Johnson, and a level 3.5 women’s team, which is headed by Margaret Cooley, will be on their way to Jackson today representing Natchez.

Cooley said the matches leading up to the tournament in Jackson have been hard, but her team feels ready.

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&uot;We’ve played 10 matches in our (district) and we won all 10.&uot;

Cooley said the tournament in Jackson is also going to be tough.

&uot;I don’t really know anything about the teams we’ll be playing yet, but I think we’re ready,&uot;&160;she said.

The members of the women’s level 3.5 team are Cynthia Brumfield, Karen Blain, Cooley, Margaret Fudickar, Becky Gremillion, Irene Guthrie, Gayle Henry, Sally Jones, Andrea Landis, Joan Lossin, Peggy Mayberry, and Kirby Watts. The members of the women’s level 3.0 tennis team are Debra Bassi, Brenda Johnson, Simmons Iles, Karen Jones, Karen Partridge, Emily Eidt, Kally Chan, Lisa Jordan, Cathy Cook, and Marla Beard. The tournament will take on a Round Robin format with a random selection of six teams divided into two playing groups.

If either Natchez team wins three of the five matches, they will go on to the Sectional Tournament at the end of July. The 12-team tournament begins today in Jackson at noon.