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Selma 2.5 Tennis team wins state championship

The Selma women 2.5 tennis won its second straight championship last weekend in Mobile.

Jennifer Dobbs is team captain. Other team members are: Melinda Fuller, Katie Hogue, Carol Knight, Laura Beth Boyd, Elizabeth Gilmore, Beverly Morgan, Hope Henry, Jane Anne Stewart.

Baxter Stinson and Donnie Ellis were the coaches. Stewart said both of them played a big role in winning the championship.

Selma beat Tuscaloosa on three courts to win the state championship. They needed only two to clinch the title.

“As the captain, I am so proud of our team,” Dobbs said. “Each player gave their all. We worked so hard to prepare for this tournament. The weather was a challenge as it changed how we normally play the game. All of our hard work had paid off.”

The Selma advances to the Regionals next month in Rome, Georgia.