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NC historic marker to honor African American tennis club

A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker.

History repeats itself: Lenny Simpson

Cori "Coco" Gauff took the tennis world by storm at Wimbledon and it began by beating her idol Venus Williams. There's a similar story right here in our own backyard.

Coco Gauff ends run at Wimbledon after loss in 4th round

Coco Gauff’s unexpected but remarkable run at Wimbledon is over. The 15-year-old American, who became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon’s main draw in the professional era, lost to former No. 1 Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round on Monday.

15-year-old Coco Gauff still unfazed, unbeaten at Wimbledon

It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday evening at Wimbledon.

Game, set, Smash Cancer at Empie Park

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It's game, set and match against cancer this weekend, at the Smash Cancer Tennis Tournament at Wilmington's Empie Park. The event...

Tennis returns to 1406 Orange Street thanks to One Love

Lenny Simpson moved back to Wilmington in 2012 with the hopes of making the tennis community what it once was. On Tuesday, he took another step toward doing that.

Empie Park expands into largest tennis facility east of I-95 in NC

One Wilmington park got a makeover just in time for perfect outdoor activity weather.

‘Althea & Arthur’ documentary features Wilmington’s One Love Tennis

Coach Lenny Simpson formed One Love in 2013. He says his vision is to give back to Wilmington's youth through the great sport of tennis.

One Love Tennis bringing the game back to Dr. Eaton’s home

One Love Tennis is close to restoring the tennis court at 1406 Orange Street, where the great Dr. Eaton lived and tennis icon Althea Gibson trained.

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Late inning herorics lifts Hoggard Softball back into the Class 4A State Champioship

The Hoggard softball team is once again on their way to the Class 4A State Championship series. The Vikings scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning on Tuesday night to knock off Fuquay-Varina in the East Finals, 3-2. 

Cape Fear Academy boys lacrosse advances to state title game with win over SouthLake Christian

The Cape Fear Academy boys lacrosse team jumped out to the early 3-0 lead against SouthLake Christian Academy on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes were able to use that momentum to pick up the 8-6 win and advance to the NCISAA DII State Championship game.

Holcomb finishes second as Cape Fear golfers compete in the state championship

Laney High School senior Grace Holcomb was one of the many golfers from across the Cape Fear that competed in the state tournament this week. Holcomb wrapped up her prep career for the Buccaneers on Tuesday by finishing Runner-Up in Class 4A. 

Coach, teammates remember West Brunswick football star killed in boating accident

A Brunswick County high school football star and his older brother are dead after an accident on the water in South Carolina over the weekend.