Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the prestigious Southern Open Tennis Championships — a Category II National Tournament in the men’s 70-and-older division in Jackson, Miss., May 15-18.
In his first matchup, Baughman defeated Willis Anderson of North Carolina (6-4, 7-6). Anderson is currently ranked No. 2 in the 9-state Southern. Baughman then defeated Courtney Henderson of Texas (6-3, 6-2) in the semifinals, and Nick Mackarenko of Georgia (6-4, 6-0) in the finals. Mackarenko is the former No. 1 ranked player in the Southern.