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.

Sudden impact

Courtney MudgeCheck out the latest from The Herald Weekly about one of LNTA’s athletes:  It seemed inevitable that Courtney Mudge would become a tennis player.  “My whole family plays – my brother, my parents, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles,” she said.  Mudge is following footsteps but making some impressive markings of her own.  She is a freshman at Community School of Davidson and unbeaten as the team’s No. 1 … [full article]