LNTA juniors active in winter season

Our LNTA athletes covered a lot of ground in the winter and early spring, playing in every level tournament from state L5’s to nationals!  At all levels, they expanded their games, learned how to win and lose, and gained some great life experiences.  Some stayed local, competing in school and USTA matches.  Others traveled throughout the state and south, competing in Raleigh, Louisville, Knoxville, Baton Rouge, Rome (GA), Charleston, Augusta,  Winston-Salem, and more!  Everyone came back with stories, and we know you have pictures.  If you’d like to share them, please send them to us.  We’d love to share the stories and pictures.  The picture above was taken on day two of the Winter Southern Closed Championships, December 2012.  Olivia and Hannah were leaving to warm-up for early matches, hoping to cross paths with Ryan in prep for the tough competition ahead.  Although the matches were indoor, a snowstorm swept through Louisville for the second year in a row during this tournament, causing issues with road conditions and concerns about match-time delays.  In the end, it all worked out, and the players enjoyed the first big snowday of the year!

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Archer makes stunning debut as 1A tennis state champion

NCHSAA LogoCongratulations to LNTA’s Hannah  Archer for her High School tennis achievements this past fall.  Hannah was recognized in several newspapers:

  • The Herald Weekly (Dec. 21) – Archer’s opening act netted a state championship
  • Denver Weekly (Nov. 14) – CHAMPIONS: Dazzling debut for freshman champion Archer
  • The Herald Weekly (Nov. 2) – Archer makes stunning debut as 1A tennis state champion
  • Lake Norman Citizen (Nov. 2) – Trio has state success
  • Mount Airy News (Oct. 29) – Bears finish second in state tennis championship
  • NCHSAA (Oct. 27) – Lake Norman Charter’s Archer takes 1A Singles Title
  • Winston-Salem Journal (Oct. 25) – Demon’s Willetts still on track for tennis title
  • Gaston Gazette (Oct. 9) – Knights rule SPC 1A tennis tourney

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Segur’s Statesville Christian team celebrates 9th straight tennis crown

SCS State Champs 2012

Congratulations to Nicki Segur and her Statesville Christian team for winning the 2012 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) 1A State Championship.  For more about SCS and Segur, see the Statesville Record & Landmark.  You may recall Nicki being featured in the Lake Norman section of the Charlotte Observer earlier in the season.  Click here to see that story.

Park Crossing Junior Fall Champions

Park Crossing Champioins, 2012Lake Norman Tennis Academy players Olivia and Ryan win their first state Level 3 USTA tournament at Park Crossing in South Charlotte.  Ryan entered the tournament unseeded in boys 12 singles, and Olivia was playing in her first 14 Singles at this level.

NC Junior Clay Court Championships

Olivia's 12 Singles NC Clay Court ChampionshipWe had a light week of camp at Jetton this past week, while several of our players participated in tournaments, attended high school try outs, and vacationed with their families.  Congratulations to all of our players who participated in the NC State Clay Court Championships…especailly to Olivia who won the girls 12’s (shown right), Hannah who placed 3rd in the girls 14’s, and two players that placed in girl’s 10’s — Julia (2nd) and Andersen (4th).  Competition was tough, and ALL of our players competed well!

SP&R 12 Singles and Doubles Champion

Girls 12 Singles and Doubles ChampionCongratulations to LNTA player Morgan for bringing home the Girls 12 Singles and Doubles championship from the 2012 Salisbury Parks & Recreation – Kiwanis Junior tournament.

Success at Firethorne

LNTA Success at Firethorne Junior Open 2012Lake Norman Tennis Academy players Olivia, Andre, and Hannah (left) entered the Firethorne Junior Open this past weekend unseeded.  When it was over, they came home with five trophies and covering Boy’s 12 Singles, Girl’s 14 Singles, Girl’s 16 Singles, and Girl’s 14 Doubles.  All three players started their singles matches with 0, 0 wins, and they carried the momentum forward in their matches, defeating the 1 or 2 seed on the way to the finals.

Success in the NC State Qualifier

2012 North Carolina State QualifierCongratulations to all of our Academy players who competed in the NC State Qualifier — the biggest state tournament of the year.  We had 11 players participating, lots of good match play, many wins, and a couple of trophies brought home!  This was a great experience for all.  Special congratulations to Olivia who won Girls’ 12 Doubles and came in 7th in Singles.  Click on the video below to see some highlights from her doubles finals.

Statesville Country Club Spring Fling

Statesville Country Club Spring Fling - Morgan WinsLNTA athlete wins Statesville Country Club Spring Fling this weekend in Girls 12 Singles, giving her back-to-back tournament wins in Statesville.  See LNTA success in Statesville Jr. Open.  Great job Morgan!

Serve It UP Tennis Futures Spring Blast

Serve It UP Tennis Futures Champion Jack

LNTA player wins the Boys 10 singles division of the Serve It UP Tennis Futures Spring Blast in Charlotte this weekend.  Congratulations Jack!