Cape Fear Academy appeared to be the cream of the crop in Wilmington as far as boys tennis this season. After all, they already have victories over Hoggard and New Hanover, but revenge is sweet. Hoggard gets a chance to face Cape Fear on Tuesday. New Hanover had their rematch with Cape Fear Academy on Monday.
James Blake will headline the 2015 Legends of Tennis at the Country Club of Landfall on September 18th and 19th. Blake will be joined by tennis pros Rennae Stubbs, Mikael Pernfors, Jimmy Arias and Charlie Owens.
Johnnie Ashe, the younger brother of the late great tennis champion Arthur Ashe, was the featured speaker at a luncheon for One Love Tennis in Wilmington on Thursday.
Pender High senior Briana Pittman moved into 6th place nationally for career blocks in high school volleyball. Pittman now has 622 career blocks. We were in Burgaw on Tuesday when Pender's state playoff game was halted in order to recognize Pittman's achievement. We also had sports coverage from New Hanover, Hoggard and Laney on Tuesday.
WWAY Full Court Press basketball analyst Chasity Melvin will be inducted into the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. Plus more sports!
Lindsay Davenport will headline this weekend’s Legends of Tennis charity exhibition event hosted at the Country Club of Landfall’s Drysdale Sports Center complex this weekend. Proceeds from Legends of Tennis will go directly to the Landfall Foundation’s grants programs to assist in awarding grants to local non-profits from the greater Wilmington area.
Students at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today.
The 12 & under intermediate tennis team from Wilmington's Cape Fear Country Club won the Southern Regional 12 & Under title over the weekend. They opened the weekend with a victory against a team from Alabama. Wilmington proceeded to beat Mississippi, South Carolina and Louisiana. In the championship match the Cape Fear Country Club squad defeated a team from Georgia to claim the title.
Wilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974.
The United States Tennis Association has over 19,000 junior tennis teams. Obviously they're spread all across the country, but we managed to find a handful of those teams in Fayetteville over the weekend at the state junior team tennis championship. In fact 6 teams from Wilmington captured junior state titles. Wilmington Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts has been named the player of the week in USL Pro. Plus more!