Big Winners at Providence
In Charlotte, Providence Country Club’s 40-and-over women’s team brought home the state championship title in December 2016. This 3.0 team won the USTA State Championship in Goldsboro, NC. “This is a really special team,” says Eric Winn, director of tennis at Providence CC, who won the USTA National Championships in 2016. “One of the players, Alison Priory, was diagnosed with cancer, and that’s why they formed this team last summer.” Priory underwent treatment and was able to play. The team won the city tournament in Charlotte, advanced to the playoffs, then went to State and won the highest prize. They went 3-0 to reach the playoff round. Winning the semi-final match against SET Murray, they advanced to the finals, where they took all three lines against Piedmont Glenn to capture the state title.