- March Update; Loeb Wins Three Titles

robert norcrossMarch has been one busy month with our students playing in a lot of tournaments and having some fantastic results! We had students play the Norcross and Macon Bullfrog, the Blue Gray Junior Championships, the Lexington County Championships, the Greensboro March Madness, the Topspin Championships, the USTA Spring Nationals, the Aquafina Championships, the Family Circle Cup, and other tournaments in each students USTA Section.
Robert Loeb played some great tennis in March and definitely earned the title of “student of the month” as he won three titles including the boys 16’s doubles title at the Norcross Bullfrog and the singles and doubles title at the boys 16’s Topspin Championship with fellow academy student Alexander Jones.
The Topspin Championships (southern level 3) was a great tournament for a lot of our students with almost 20 of our students participating in the event. Alex Jones won the doubles title with Robert Loeb. Kyle Barr made it to the finals of singles and doubles in the boys 16’s. Cameron Kriscunas was a doubles finalist in the girls 16’s as well as Grace Kennedy in the girls 12’s. A lot of other students placed in their respective age groups.
Hayley Carter particpated in the WTA tour’s Family Circle Cup in Charleston after earning a wildcard. She fell 6-4,6-1 in a well played match to world #132 ranked Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal.

SmithStern_339For a complete list of March highlights see the results below:

Bullfrog Designated – Norcross, Georgia – March 1-4
Jess Jones – Finalist B18 Singles
Robert Loeb – Doubles Winner B16 Singles
Blue Gray Junior Championships – SL3 – Montgomery, Alabama – March 2-3
Kelly Mengel – Finalist G18 Singles Red Draw
Liz Williams – 3rd Place G16 Singles Red Draw
Alexander Kennedy – 3rd Place B14 Singles Blue Draw
Lexington County Junior Open – Lexington, South Carolina – March 8-9
SmithStern_105Lily Everett – Winner G14 Singles
Southern States Top 32 – SL3 – Augusta, Georgia – March 9-10
Catie Meighan – 3rd Place G16 Singles Red Draw
Greensboro March Madness – SL3 – Greensboro, North Carolina – March 8-9
Alexander Jones – 3rd Place B16 Singles Blue Draw
Liz Williams – 4th Place G16 Singles
USTA National Spring Championships B&G 18 – Mobile, Alabama – March 11-17
Andrew Schafer – Rd of 16 Singles
SmithStern_227Hampton Drake – Quarterfinalist Doubles
Jess Jones – lost 1st rd but won 7 rounds in back draw
Topspin Junior Championships – SL3 – Lexington, South Carolina – March 16-17
Robert Loeb – Winner B16 Singles White & Doubles
Alexander Jones – Finalist B16 Singles White & Winner Doubles
Kyle Barr – Finalist B16 Singles Red & Doubles
Liz Williams – 4th Place G16 Singles Red
Cameron Kriscunas – Finalist G16 Doubles, Consolation Winner G16 White
Ariel Shulman – 4th Place G16 Singles White
Grace Kennedy – Finalist G12 Doubles
Alexander Vanezis – Consolation Winner B16 Singles White
Charlie Drake – 3rd Place B18 Singles Red
SmithStern_537Elle Christensen – Consolation Winner G14 White Draw
Kate Christensen – Consolation Winner G18 Red Draw
Julie Clark – Consolation Winner G18 Extra White
Madison Daniel – Consolation Finalist G14 Extra Red
McKenzie Daniel – Consolation Finalist G12 Extra White
Alexander Kennedy – Consolation Semi’s B14 White
Ellie Czura – Consolation Semis G16 White
SmithStern_47Mid Atlantic Doubles Championship – Level 1 – March 16-17
Caroline Williams – 4th Place G18
Southern Village State Open – Chapel Hill, North Carolina – March 16-17
Sydnee Wheeler – Winner G18 Singles
Lexington Junior Championships – Lexington, South Carolina – March 16-17
Bodie Daniel – Winner 8 and under Singles
Congratulations to all of our students for their great results as well as all of our students who participated in tournaments throughout March. The hard work is paying off and we are proud of all of you!

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