August 2010 Tennis Tidbits
*Pat Thornton is the new women's tennis coach at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City.
*The players named to the Twin Cities Invitational All-Tournament Team were Shannon Herndon of Watauga, Sarah King and Hamilton Lovett of Raleigh Broughton, Katelyn Storey and Joy Loeblein of Salisbury, and Chloe Willetts of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds.
*The deadline for nominations for the North Carolina Tennis Association High School Coach of the Year award is Monday, August 31st. For more information and an application, look in the "Links" section in the top left hand corner of this page!
*Lejeune High School, coached by Melissa Olson, will open its 2010 women's tennis season on Wednesday, September 1st at Northside High School.
*Defending 2-A state champion Salisbury High School, won the Port City Invitational Tournament in Wilmington this weekend, defeating Middle Creek, Cardinal Gibbons, and East Chapel Hill to win the title. The Lady Hornets are coached by Chris Myers.
*The Downeast Community Tennis Association will be holding a free clinic for high school players on Saturday, August 21st from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at River Birch Tennis Center in Greenville. There will be an exhibition at lunch, featuring challenger level players.
*Luke Vail has accepted the position of men's tennis coach at Charles B. Aycock High School for this coming spring.
*Weddington and Charlotte Latin battled until almost the very end on Wednesday, August 18th. Coach Mike Murphy's Weddington squad was locked in a 4-4 team battle when the rains came, and number one doubles was tied at 8-8. No date has been set yet to complete the match.