Great showing by our academy players this weekend

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Congratulations to our players who played at the CTA Charlotte Junior Classic this weekend. Let’s start with the champions: Jenna Thompson – girls’ 12 singles red draw champion and Anna Shumate- girls’ 12 singles white draw champions. Anna beat our own Serena Evans in the girls’ 12 final. Great job girls! We had two other finalists besides Serena: Kavir Kumar (boys’ 16) who had to retire in the third set tie-breaker (Kavir won the first set 6/0) after collapsing due to dehydration and Kaitlyn Tozzi (girls’ 10) who beat the number 2 seeded player losing only 2 games in the semi-final. Finally, Halle Futch (girls’ 12) and Austin Schepel (boys’ 14) won their consolation draws.

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Daga Mrozek Kriek began playing tennis at the age of 9, in her native country, Poland, achieving the number 3 ranking in Juniors for three consecutive years. She has also excelled in collegiate tennis at Virginia Tech where she played for four years on a full athletic scholarship. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1996 and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Championship Team from 1996 to 1999.

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