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Sorkin Heads Successful High School Class

Sorkin Heads Successful High School Class

RICHMOND– Area high schools continue to dominate the tennis scene, taking home a number of individual and team state championships in the 2017 season. Four players won singles titles while four doubles teams claimed state crowns. Three full teams also captured titles. Nina Sorkin, who will play for Virginia Tech next year, finished her high-school career by defeating Reilly Tran of George Marshall... »

Family Winners Have Plenty of Fun on Court

Family Winners Have Plenty of Fun on Court

RICHMOND– Ed Butterworth remembers playing doubles with his dad at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club. “[It was] way back in the early ‘80s when Mr. [Hugh] Waters was there,” said Butterworth. “We’d go out to Raintree and I’d get into it. Now I play with my son.” Butterworth and his 13-year-old son, Hatcher, won their fourth straight father-son title in the Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Family ... »

Davis-Koontz Duo Reigns Over City Mixed Event

Davis-Koontz Duo Reigns Over City Mixed Event

RICHMOND– With four of the best players in the area teaming up for the Mercedes Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Doubles Championships, a close final appeared likely when they squared off April 21 at acac-Midlothian. And that’s exactly what happened, as the top-seeded duo of Mason Davis and Hunter Koontz outlasted the No. 2 seeds, Nina Sorkin and Chase Bernstine, 9-8 (10-8). A total of 41 teams in thre... »

Church Run Fall Invitational Results

Church Run Fall Invitational Results

Boys 12U Singles Main draw champion- Carson Le Main draw Finalist- Caelan Funk Consolation Champion- David Black Consolation Finalist- Nicholas Hoelting Boys 12U Doubles Champions- Caelan Funk/Cole Powers Finalists- Matthew Faraci/Nicholas Hoelting »

Ogborne Keeps Mining Gold on the Court

Ogborne Keeps Mining Gold on the Court

RICHMOND– Julie Ogborne picked up her 15th gold ball last month at the women’s 45-over National Indoor championships in Homewood, Ill. Ogborne, 48, teamed with Jean Marie Alpert of Texas to outlast a duo from northern California 7-5, 7-5 in the final. While it was Ogborne’s 15th time in the winner’s circle, the victory, and gold ball was the first for Alpert. “Jean Marie had just returned to compe... »

Mid-Atlantic finished 3rd at USTA National Intersectional Team Championships

Mid-Atlantic finished 3rd at USTA National Intersectional Team Championships

The Mid-Atlantic team of Richmond players Leslie Butterworth, Kirsten Elim and captain Julie Ogborne and Maryland teammate Andrea Rice finished third at the USTA National Intersectional 45s Team Championships in Boca Raton, Florida on November 12-15, 2015. Seeded fourth, Mid-Atlantic defeated Middle States 4-1 and New England 3-2 en route to a semi-final versus No. 1 Southern.  Rain prevented play... »

Westwood, acac Teams Earn National Recognition

Westwood, acac Teams Earn National Recognition

RICHMOND– Two junior squads competed at the U.S. Tennis Association’s Junior Team Tennis 18-under Intermediate and Advanced National Championships in Columbia, S.C. The local team playing out of Westwood Club was the runner-up in the advanced division, losing only to a powerful squad from North Richland Hills, Texas. The score was 60-18 in the final. In the intermediate division, an acac team from... »

St. Bridget’s Girls’ Team Has Another Strong Season

St. Bridget’s Girls’ Team Has Another Strong Season

Saint Bridget Girls Middle School Tennis completed its 8th season with an impressive 7 and 1 record and a full roster of 28 girls. With only two practices per week, Coach Pat Anderson led the team to a winning season defeating some of the much larger middle schools and JV high school teams in the area. Our singles line up included returning players Helena Huff, Catherine Lee deSouza, Logan Brown, ... »

Westwood Continues Junior Cup Domination

Westwood Continues Junior Cup Domination

RICHMOND– Top players from seven local clubs descended on the courts of acac on Oct. 17 for the junior cup. It was the Richmond Tennis Association’s fourth annual tournament, and for the third time, Westwood emerged as the winner. Raintree Swim and Racquet Club finished just three points behind. “The effort was great and the attitude on the court was fantastic,” said Romain Ambert, captain of the ... »

Three Chopt Earns First Autumn Cup Title

Three Chopt Earns First Autumn Cup Title

For each of the last three years, Three Chopt Recreation Club has finished runner-up in the Autumn Cup tournament, a weekend of competition and camaraderie between area clubs and rec associations held at Avalon Recreation Association. This time the outcome was different. Three Chopt took the lead with a huge second day and held on to claim its first Autumn Cup. “This is an awesome feeling,” said a... »

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