2002 Alabama State Championships Photos

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Front row, left to right: Tournament director Michael Wetzel; 2-time women'champion Jane Ng; 1999 champion Adam Brown; 2-time champion Ernesto Kawamoto; 1986 champion Warren McNeil; 3-time champion Ralph Kissel; 2-time junior champion David Landry; former junior champion Justin Davis; second row: Doyle Gray, Jiang Gu, Ronald Peters, Walt Chenault, David Wilder. third row: Keith Koon, Mike Ho, Dick Cloyd, Johnny Billy, Jim Norris, Fred Mitchell II, Robert McNeal, Phil Suter, Ed Watts, Jason Denton, Donny Finley. top row: Rusty Nunnally, Alisha Landry, Jishnu Saha, Chris Polychroniades, Mike Lowder, Ed Griffin, Terry Hamilton, Tom Mann, Tommie Dailey Sr., Holt Gray, Raymond Bell, Charles Israel, Jacky Parrett, Colen Ellis and Fred Grubbs. Not shown are Brad Eaton, Anthony Dang and Peter Jones. Photo by Sheila Gray.

Jason Denton hits a backhand vs. Adam Brown in the state finals. Photo by Michael Wetzel

Adam Brown of Riverchase lost in the finals of the 2002 Alabama Closed to Jason Denton of Trinity. He also finished second in championship doubles (teamed with Jane Ng of Birmingham). They lost to Ernesto Kawamoto of Huntsville and Michael Wetzel of Moulton in the finals. Adam won the 1999 state championship. Photo by Michael Wetzel

Ernesto Kawamoto and Michael Wetzel 2002 Championship Doubles winners. Ernesto has won the state doubles title five times with four different partners. Photo by LaWanda Douglas

Terry Hamilton of Birmingham won Class A in 2002. Photo by Michael Wetzel