FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — 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 Wilmington teams over the weekend at the state junior team tennis championship in Fayetteville. 9 different state championship junior team tennis titles were up for grabs. Tennis squads from all over the state competed. It should come as no surprise that Wilmington based teams won 6 of the 9 junior team state championships. Click the play video icon in order to see our report/video from Fayetteville.
State Champion Winners:
8 & Under Beginner Raleigh/Wilmington(tied for points)
8 & Under Intermediate Cary
10 & Under Beginner Wilmington
10 & Under Intermediate Durham
12 & Under Beginner Wilmington
12 & Under Intermediate Wilmington ** Will advance to Southern Regionals
14 & Under Beginner Wilmington
14 & Under Intermediate Fayetteville
18 & Under Intermediate Wilmington ** Will advance to Southern Regionals
Click the play video icon in order to see our report/video from Fayetteville. Our report includes photos from all 6 of Wilmington’s state champion junior tennis teams. We apologize for the audio on this online piece. The story aired as intended on Tuesday night, but the playback audio had a minor glitch on Tuesday.
WILMNINGTON, NC (CC OF LANDFALL RELEASE) — – The Country Club of Landfall’s (CCL) ACE Junior Tennis program won five state championships this past weekend at the United States Tennis Association’s North Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championships. Titles were won in the 8 & Under Beginner, 10 & Under Beginner, 12 & Under Beginner, 14 & Under Beginner, and 18 & Under Intermediate. One of the five teams, the 18 & Under Intermediate, will go on to compete in the Sectional/Southern Qualifier held in Lexington, South Carolina August 15-17.
More than 400 juniors competed in the tournament, held in Fayetteville, NC July 18-20. This was the first year a CCL team won in the 8 & Under Beginner category and this is the fourth time the 18 & Under Intermediate team took the title. The 14 & Under Intermediate Team were finalists.
“I’m really proud of how our teams represented our Club and each other at States this year,” stated CCL’s Head Tennis Professional Jon Ingham. “To take six teams and have five champions and one finalist is truly amazing.”
The Country Club of Landfall’s ACE Junior Program is taught by CCL Head Professional Jon Ingham and Assistant Tennis Professionals Lauren Isenhour and Alan Donald.
Junior Team Tennis State Champions
8 & Under Beginner: Logan Tamadon, Kyle Desmond, Otto King, Wells Lee, Trevor Rendleman
10& Under Beginner: Julia Johnston, Sophia Marino, Lydia Wilson, Hayden Jones, Kevin Kernan, and Ben Hearne
12 & Under Beginner: Alex Lee, Berkeley Scharf, Mia Marino, Lacey Kleppinger, Jack Miller, Westley Kanyok, JR Johnston, Cole Stockman
14 & Under Beginner: Sarah Tetterton, Claire Maxwell, Alexa Brown, Taylor Bishop, Evan Das, Cameron Smith, Aidan Sullivan & Jackson Durst
*18 & Under Intermediate: Brooke Graham, Madison Graham, Lila Das, Erin Nesselroade, Patrick Ryder, Patrick Senior, Jack Gallop, Chase Horton, Taylor Ga
**qualified for Southern Championship
Note: The 12 and under intermediate team from Cape Fear Country Club also will be headed to the Southern Regional Championship. Players are Charlie Letson, Colin Tuttle, Selden Baldwin, Anders Ljung, Walker Stanfield, Sydney Lee, Mary Davis Thompson, Frances Coleman & Alan Dimock. Captain Jennifer Coleman, Coach Kyle Glascow.
WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) — USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 18 of the 2014 season on Tuesday as Wilmington Hammerheads FC goalkeeper Quillan Roberts was named Player of the Week. Roberts recorded back-to-back shutouts as Wilmington claimed four points from its trip to the northeast, which moved the club into sixth place in the USL PRO standings.
Roberts, on loan from Toronto FC, made excellent saves in both games against the Harrisburg City Islanders and Rochester Rhinos. Against Harrisburg he denied a fine shot from Antoine Hoppenot with 15 minutes remaining to earn the Hammerheads a 0-0 draw, and in Rochester his full-stretch save of Donnie Smith’s effort kept the game scoreless ahead of Jordan Hamilton’s game-winner in a 1-0 victory.
Arizona United SC earned a pair of selections to the Team of the Week as midfielder Matt Kassel and forward Long Tan were both named. Kassel had a pair of strong performances as United took four points from two games that was capped by an excellent goal in a 3-0 win against the Orange County Blues FC. Tan hit the ground running with his new side, scoring in both of his first two appearances.
Tan was joined in the Team of the Week attack by Richmond’s Jason Yeisley and Charlotte’s David Estrada. Yeisley had a goal and an assist as the Kickers took victory against Charleston on Saturday, while Seattle Sounders loanee Estrada helped the Eagles rally for victory against the Dayton Dutch Lions with a goal and an assist of his own.
Pittsburgh’s Joseph Ngwenya leads the remaining midfield selections after his two assists led the Riverhounds to a 2-0 win against Charlotte Thursday night. The LA Galaxy II’s Raul Mendiola also earned selection as his goal earned Los Dos a 1-0 win against OKC Energy FC, which had Michael Thomas named to the side after his late penalty kick earned OKC a 1-1 draw against Arizona.
The Team of the Week’s defensive trio is led by Sacramento Republic FC’s Michael Daly, who was key to a pair of shutouts against Charlotte and Orlando. The Lions’ Tyler Turner also earned selection after a strong performance on the right against Sacramento, while Harrisburg’s Coady Roberts completes the group after helping shut down Wilmington’s attack in a 0-0 draw last Friday.
The USL PRO season continues on Tuesday night as the Charleston Battery host the Richmond Kickers in one of the longest-standing rivalries in U.S. soccer. Wednesday night brings a key clash in the race for the playoffs as OKC Energy FC visit the Harrisburg City Islanders, while Sunday is expected to bring a new record for total attendance in a USL PRO season as Sacramento Republic FC host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
PETERSBURG, VA (WWAY) — The Petersburg Generals defeated the Wilmington Sharks on Tuesday 3-2 in baseball. The next home game for the Sharks will be on Thursday. In fact it will be a rematch with Petersburg.
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Post 10 earned a trip to the American Legion World Series last year. Several of the Post 10 players are about to embark on the 2014 state tournament. The winner of the state tournament will earn a spot in the SE championship tournament in Asheboro in early August. The Southeast champ will advance to the 2014 American Legion World Series in Shelby. With all that as background information, it’s going to take a lot of victories over the next few weeks for Post 10 to match their success from 2013.
Wilmington Post 10 was scheduled to play Hope Mills tonight(Tuesday) in order to determine the Area 2 champion. The game for the second night in a row had to be postponed due to wet field conditions. Post 10 has been declared the Area 2 champ. Hope Mills has been declared the runner-up for Area 2.
Wilmington Post 10 will be attempting to become the first American Legion team from North Carolina to win three consecutive state championships. Overall Wilmington Post 10 has ten state titles in American Legion baseball.
Schedule for 2014 American Legion Baseball State Championship at Holt Moffitt Field in Lexington, NC ( 101 West 9th Avenue )
Friday, July 25 in Lexington
9:30 a.m. (Game 1) – Area 2 runner-up (Hope Mills 19-4) vs. Area 4 champ (Shelby 38-1)
12:30 p.m. (Game 2) – Area 4 runner-up (Gaston County 24-3) vs. Area 2 champ (Wilmington Post 10 24-6 )
4:30 p.m. (Game 3) – Area 1 runner-up ( Wayne County 16-7-1) vs. Area 3 champ (High Point 26-6)
7:30 p.m. (Game 4) – Host (Davidson County 15-12) vs. Area 1 champ (Garner 26-5)
Saturday, July 26 in Lexington
9:30 a.m. (Game 5) – Game 1 loser vs. Game 3 loser
12:30 p.m. (Game 6) – Game 2 loser vs. Game 4 loser
4:30 p.m. (Game 7) – Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner
7:30 p.m. (Game 8) – Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner
Sunday, July 27 in Lexington
12:30 p.m. (Game 9) – Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser
4:30 p.m. (Game 10) – Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser
7:30 p.m. (Game 11) – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner
Monday, July 28 in Lexington
Games at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29 in Lexington
Games at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (if necessary)
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ROSEMONT, IL (AP) – Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots to help the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 60-57 on Tuesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Epiphanny Prince added 13 points for the Sky, who had lost 13 of 16.
Prince hit a driving layup for a 57-55 Sky lead with 21.3 seconds left. Fowles fouled Erlana Larkins, who made one of two free throws with 16.1 seconds remaining. After the Sky’s Jamierra Faulkner hit one of two free throws, Fowles tried to block a driving Tamika Catchings but was called for the foul with 4.1 seconds left.
Catchings made one of two free throws. On the other end, Allie Quigley hit both free throws for the final. The Sky shot 16 of 17 from the free-throw line while the Fever were 9 for 20.
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Note: Laney grad Tamera Young started once again for Chicago on Tuesday. Young only scored 2 points, but she was instrumental in Chicago’s win.