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Competition fierce at Security Federal Tennis Tournament
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Matthew Davis competes in the men’s A singles division Friday in the Security Federal Tennis Tournament.

Facing some of the toughest competition in the entire tournament, Justin Winton smashed his way to a championship Saturday in the Security Federal Tennis Tournament at McMinnville Civic Center.

Winton won the men’s A singles division in dominating fashion. He didn’t lose a game in his final two matches.

“Every time he’s played here in A singles, he’s won every time,” said tournament organizer David Dunlap. “He’s really a great player. He used to be the No. 1 for Coffee County.”

All matches were played in 8-game, pro-set format. Winton beat Bryce Caten 8-0 in the championship after defeating Matthew Davis 8-0 in the semifinals.

The three-day tournament began Thursday night with 87 participants in 13 categories. Saturday was the day to crown champions in each division.

In the top women’s classification, A singles, Mamie Sevier claimed the top spot with an 8-2 win over Laurel Tipps.

Results from the other championship matches are as follows:


A Doubles

Tyler Tolhurst and Keyonna Kim defeat Jeffery Gaines and Georgia Marsile, 8-4

B Doubles

Billy Tollison and Macey Tollison defeat David Dunlap and Becky Gipson, 8-2


A Doubles

Keyonna Kim and Krista Watlington defeat Laurel Tipps and Mamie Sevier, 8-1

B Doubles

Mary Fran Parker and Elizabeth Perry defeat Susan Barrett and Carlene Brown, 8-1


A Doubles

Justin Winton and Kevin Curlee defeat Zack King and Jonathan Smotherman, 8-2

B Singles

Billy Tollison defeats Bob Sauer and Ron Viccum in round-robin format

B Doubles

Rickey Clardy and David Dunlap defeat Jeff Womack and Wayne Moore, 8-0


Peter Ha defeats Leo Ha and Noel Davis in round-robin format


Anna Harder defeats Audrey Harder, 8-5


David Netherton defeats Carter Monks, 8-5