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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NC Junior Spring State Closed Championships

Courtney Sportsmanship AwardsADVANCE, NC — Several Lake Norman Tennis Academy (LNTA) athletes competed well at this year’s NC Level 1 Championships near Winston-Salem as they prepared for the Tar Heel Qualifier in May.  This included six players who made it deep into the singles tournament and five who played in a doubles quarterfinal or better.  Of particular note, Ryan was a finalist in 12 doubles,  Courtney was a finalist in the main draw of 16 singles, and Courtney won the Sportsmanship award (pictured right).  Anderson made it to the semifinals of the main draw in 10 singles.  Olivia played in the finals of 14 singles consolation.  Hannah (16 singles), Morgan (12 singles), and Ryan (12 singles) made it to the quarterfinals of their consolation draws.

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.

Upcoming tournaments in region

USTA TournamentsHere is a list of all upcoming junior tournaments in the Lake Norman region.  For a list of other tournaments, visit the USTA TennisLink site.

All links below take you to the tournament web page for additional information and registration.

JUNIORS

August 24-26
11th Annual Statesville Country Club Jr. Futures NC L5
Statesville Country Club
Go to Statesville Country Club Jr Futures on TennisLink

September 14-16
AMP Jr Open NC L4
Les Myers Park, Concord
Go to AMP Jr Open on TennisLink

October 19-21
Cabarrus Country Club Jr Challenge NC L4
Cabarrus Country Club, Concord
Go to Cabarrus Country Club Jr Challenge on TennisLink

October 26-28
City of Concord Fall Tennis Tournament NC L4
Les Myers Park, Concord
Go to City of Concord Fall Tennis Tournament on TennisLink

November 2-4
Statesville Pumpkin Fest Jr Open L4
Caldwell Park, Statesville
Go to Statesville Pumpkin Fest on TennisLink

November 9-11
Futures Turkey Bowl NC L5
Charlotte Racquet Club North
Go to Futures Turkey Bowl on TennisLink

November 30-December 2
AMP Quest for the Best L4
Les Myers Park, Concord
Go to AMP Quest for the Best on TennisLink

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.

Players compete in nine state Southern region

USTA Southerns logoCongratulations to all of our players who made it to USTA Southerns and competed hard!  Since Southerns are in different cities for different age groups, we were gettng exciting reports from Cary to Rome to Macon, and we are very proud of this immense accomplishment for our highly competitive region!

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.