Mount Pleasant team wins USTA Southern Sectional tennis championship

The Mount Pleasant Rec 55-and-over women’s 4.0 tennis team won the USTA Southern Sectional championship. Photo provided.

The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s 55-and-over women’s 4.0 tennis team recently captured a U.S. Tennis Association Southern Sectional tennis championship played in Asheville, N.C.

The team, captained by Jane Fluet, advanced to the nationals that will be held Oct. 23-25 in Surprise, Ariz.

Team members include Fluet, Emily Thomas, Vicki Zimpfer, Julie Raney, Becky Montgomery, Charlotte Gerber, Becky Williamson, Alice Wright, Betty Randolph, Meridy Kennington and Ruth Ennis.

The seventh annual Jen Hendershott NPC Big Shott Classic and All-Women’s Weekend will be held Saturday at the Charleston Music Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with finals beginning at 6 p.m.

The event is a National Physique Committee (NPC) national qualifier. Contact, call (336) 261-7274 or visit