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META Members Capture 2016 USTA TN Awards


Congrats to the 2016 USTA TN Award Recipients


NASHVILLETenn. November 15, 2016 - USTA Tennessee announced today the recipients of its 2016 awards, which recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of tennis. Twenty winners will be recognized during the 2017 USTA Tennessee Annual Meeting at the Nashville Marriot Hotel at Vanderbilt University. The annual meeting is scheduled for January 27-28, 2017.


Tennis would not prosper in the state of TN if it were not for the organizations, volunteers, players, officials, tennis enthusiasts, parents and many more who serve and work to promote the growth of tennis. Every year, USTA TN is proud to honor those people who go above and beyond both on and off the court. Selected winners were nominated as candidates by the members of the TN tennis community. Below are the USTA TN award recipients:


  • Adult Captain of the Year - Deborah Armour (Brentwood)
  • Adult Tournament of the Year - TN Adult State Mixed Doubles Championships: Team Chattanooga (Chattanooga)
  • Outstanding Adult Player of the Year - Benjamin Farne (Johnson City)
  • CTA of the Year Award - Memphis Tennis Association (Memphis)
  • Educational Merit Award - Principal of Memphis City Schools: Dr. Cassandra Turner (Memphis) 
  • LocalLeague Coordinator of the Year - (Alice) Xiaohui Zhang, META (Bristol)
  • Tennis Official of the Year - Naryan Anand (Johnson City)
  • Tennis Professional of the Year - Mike Harris (Memphis)
  • State Volunteer Service Award - Sara Barnett (Jackson) 
  • Family of the Year - Myra Mathes O'Dell & W.T. Mathes (Johnson City)
  • Wheelchair Excellence Award - James Whitlock (Smyrna)
  • Junior Tournament of the Year - 10U Memphis Open Championships, Director Erin Mazurek (Memphis)
  • JTT Coordinator of the Year - Kim Wilson (Nashville)
  • Junior Boy Sportsmanship of the Year - Jonah Mastro (Nolensville)
  • Junior Girl Sportsmanship of the Year - Page Gilbert (Signal Mountain)
  • Most Improved Junior Boy of the Year - Stone Cozart (Bristol)
  • Most Improved Junior Girl of the Year - Lauren Yoon (Knoxville)
  • Most Outstanding Boy of the Year - Baylor Sai (Nashville)
  • Most Outstanding Girl of the Year - Ally Bojczuk (Franklin)
  • Special Tennis Event of the Year - Tenis Para Todos: Hispanic Outreach Event (Antioch)