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Great Sports Pins
In an effort to promote good behavior and sportsmanship in junior tennis, we are starting our “Great Sports” program at select junior tournaments across the state. Officials will now be able to award good behavior by presenting sportsmanship pins to juniors who exemplify exceptional sportsmanship during a match or tournament.
Examples of pin awards that occurred this past year at trial events:
The North Carolina Tennis Association and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation support high school tennis in North Carolina. The NCTF proudly contributes to the NC High School Athletic Association to help with the costs associated with high school tennis. And, the NCTA staff participate in the NC High School Coaches Workshop each July. Also, a player may count his/her high school season towards their North Carolina Final Year-End Ranking. Click here for information.
Team NC finishes second at Southern Junior Cup
Team North Carolina looked impressive once again at the Southern Junior Cup 14s-18s, finishing second in the Gold division this year. The group of juniors cruised through round robin play and the first round of the playoffs, utlimately losing to Georgia in the final.
Three North Carolina champions at JTT Sectionals
North Carolina was the most successful state at this year's USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Sectional Championships in Cayce, S.C. Three of the eight titles won at the JTT Championships went to teams from Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Wilmington.
A total of 56 teams and 453 players traveled to Cayce for the tournament from Aug. 14-17. Georgia emerged with two champions and five finalists, while South Carolina also finished with two title-winning teams.
Here are your North Carolina champions for 2014.
NC Junior Summer State Closed winners
Nearly 500 junior players were in Cary from Aug. 6-10 for the 2014 NC Junior Summer State Closed, one of three L1 tournaments USTA North Carolina holds annually. Play at the top-level tournament was interrupted throughout the weekend by rain, but winners were eventually crowned at Cary Tennis Park.
The following list includes singles and doubles winners from each age division. Congratulations to all of our competitors!