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ACAC Rallies for Fifth Anthem Cup in a Row

ACAC Rallies for Fifth Anthem Cup in a Row

Heading into Sunday’s final round of the Anthem Challenge, ACAC found itself in an unfamiliar position in the team standings: second place. The Westwood Club led ACAC by a single point, 79-78, with one day left in the doubles-only competition, which determines the best tennis club in the area. “Last year, it seemed like we had won by noon,” said Jason Kinder, ACAC’s captain and the club’s director... »

Sorkin-Shulman Defend Davenport Mixed Doubles Crown

Sorkin-Shulman Defend Davenport Mixed Doubles Crown

This year the Davenport & Company Mixed Doubles Championships was held as a separate event in August at Hermitage Country Club. The tournament featured strong teams consisting of local pros and adult players along with a large number of juniors. Nina Sorkin and Eric Shulman captured the crown for the second year in a row defeating Ginny Wortham and CCV pro Tomas Gonzalez, who made his Davenpor... »

Koontz Serves up a Dominating Victory

Koontz Serves up a Dominating Victory

Top-seeded Hunter Koontz dominated the men’s singles field in the Davenport City Tennis Championships, dropping only six games in three matches. That included Monday evening’s final, where the former Deep Run High ace needed less than an hour to dispatch No. 2 seed Chase Bernstine 6-3, 6-1 at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club. Koontz’s experience in four years on Virginia Tech’s team has improved his... »

Teaching pro knocks off defending champ for women’s city tennis title

Teaching pro knocks off defending champ for women’s city tennis title

Coming into the Davenport City Tennis Championships, Janet Fleishman hadn’t played competitive singles in about 10 years. You never would have known it by her performance in the women’s singles final Sunday. Shaking off the rust, Fleishman disposed of second-seeded and defending champion Nina Sorkin 6-3, 6-2 in 65 minutes to win her first city title at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club. Fleishman, th... »

Raintree Hosts Expanded Davenport Draws

Raintree Hosts Expanded Davenport Draws

The Davenport City Tennis Championships got under way Thursday at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club, and …. Hold on! Isn’t the city tournament supposed to be played at Byrd Park in mid-May? Well, that’s where and when it’s been held for a number of years, but with the draws shrinking dramatically, the Richmond Tennis Association decided to move the event to Raintree in early August to see if that wou... »

Battery Park Junior Open Results

Battery Park Junior Open Results

Battery Park Junior Open tournaments are no strangers to rain delays.  After two October BPJO’s could not finish due to wet and misty weather, the October tournament was moved to July.  One brief, widely scattered shower visited Battery Park at about 1:30 pm Sunday without delaying any matches.  The shower was very localized and happened after the morning championship matches had finished but befo... »

Davenport Juniors has Variety of Winners

Davenport Juniors has Variety of Winners

Georgia Beazley plays tennis for Collegiate in the fall. She runs track in the winter and plays for the lacrosse team during the spring. “They’re all fun in their own way,” said Beazley, who competes in the 1,000-meter run in track. Of those three sports, Beazley has a preference for batting the little yellow ball around the court. “Probably tennis better,” said Beazley. “I like it. The sport is m... »

Unbeaten High Schools at Center Stage

Unbeaten High Schools at Center Stage

The end of the 2015 high school season has arrived, and the usual suspects are at the top of the ladder once again. For each school, the key word is undefeated, as St. Christopher’s, Mills Godwin’s girls’ team and Deep Run’s boys’ team has not dropped a match this spring. St. Christopher’s won the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I boys’ championship on May 16, routing Po... »

WinterWildcard Invitational Tournament Results

WinterWildcard Invitational Tournament Results

On the weekend of February 13th-15th, the Richmond Junior Team Tennis League held the 3rd annual Winter Wildcard Invitational Tournament for the intermediate divisions in ages 12 and 14 & under. This is the first year that the 12u division was invited to play but it was a welcome addition to the tournament with competitive matches & superior sportsmanship. The 12 and under tournament was h... »

USTA Girls 12s Championships Results

USTA Girls 12s Championships Results

Willow Oaks Country Club hosted the USTA Girls’ 12s Region 3 Championships, a national level 4 event over the Columbus Day weekend.  Players from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia competed in this prestigious tournament.  The singles title was claimed by Ava Cantanzarite (MD) who defeated Mya Byrd (VA) 6-1, 6-2 in the final.  Byrd paired with Sierra Sandy (VA) to win ... »

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