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Buffalo Wins: Healthy again, Jessica Pegula makes main draw at U.S. Open

Check out this great article about Jessie and how she earned her way into the US Open main draw! She has always been determined to achieve her goals and it

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Evan Austin joins the Smith Stearns Team!

A note from our Academy Director, BJ Stearns, about the hiring of Evan Austin as a Head Academy Coach for Smith Stearns.   Dear Smith Stearns Families, We are proud

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Senior Spotlight: Kyle Barr

Kyle Barr Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina College Commitment: Wofford College   Kyle has been a member of the academy for the past two and half year years. He moved

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Senior Spotlight: Mary Hampton McNeal

Mary Hampton McNeal Hometown: Beaufort, South Carolina College Commitment: Washington & Lee University   Mary Hampton began her tennis career with her dad and older sister Morgan on the tennis

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Senior Spotlight: Ellie Zimmermann

Ellie Zimmermann Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin College Commitment: Villanova University   Ellie has been a member of the academy for the past two years after moving from Wisconsin to find

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Senior Spotlight: Alexander Jones

Alexander Moyer Jones Hometown: Durham, North Carolina College Commitment: University of North Carolina at Charlotte   Alexander or “AJ” as we call him at the academy, started playing tennis when

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Senior Spotlight: Audrey Bennett

Audrey Bennett Hometown: Carmel, Indiana College Commitment: Millsaps College   Originally from Carmel, Indiana, Audrey started at the academy four years ago when she realized she wanted to pursue tennis

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Senior Spotlight: Ariel Shulman

Ariel Shulman Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia College Commitment: Marist College   Ariel started off her tennis career in her hometown of Parkersburg, West Virginia at twelve years old. After realizing

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Senior Spotlight: Justin Stubblefield

Justin Stubblefield Hometown: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina College Commitment: Millsaps College   Justin started at the academy two years ago so he could better prepare himself for college by

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Senior Spotlight: Sydnee Wheeler

Sydnee Wheeler Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania College Commitment: Niagara University   Originally from Pittsburgh, Sydnee and her family moved to the Hilton Head area when she was around 10 years old.

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