7 results for month: 12/2015
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Caroline Wernli had a outstanding event. She was the runner up in G14 A draw singles, won the G14 doubles, and won the sportsmanship award. Doesn't get much better than that. Jesse Wikso won both of his B18 B draw singles and doubles. Callie Creath won the G18 B draw doubles. Other notable results from this past weekend: Jake Riezebeek has been stepping up his game and got 4th place in B12s B draw, this is his 2nd tournament in a row that he has reached the semi finals. Sarah Darbar had a great tournament and got 2nd place in G14 B draw doubles and reached the quarters in singles.
ATA College Prep Senior Erik Kerrigan announced to his classmates and teachers last week that he plans to attend the University Of Chicago next fall – the number 4-ranked national university and the number 3-ranked NCAA Division III tennis program in the country. “I am looking forward to stretching my mind and expanding my horizons at one of the top 5 universities in the world,” Erik said. Earlier this month, Erik was also named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students were recognized this year for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the to 5% of ...
This past weekend in the Austin CMZ, Denver Holden and Kerry Lum qualified for Supers. Denver is the youngest ATA super champ and he gave himself a great birthday present and won his draw to qualify. Kerry Lum made it to the semifinals and has enough points to qualify. Coach Norm on Denver: According to Coach Norm, "Denver showed tremendous grit and maintained a high level of energy while coming back to win his semifinal match after losing the first set and being down 2-5 in the second set. Denver fought his guts out and won 5 consecutive games to close out the second set, and then decisively won the third set." Denver's positive attitude, ...
This month's article, from Growing Champions for Life, is by Amy Pazahanick. The article is about how sports help prepare the athlete for life ahead even though most will not be professionals in their sport. The article also gives some tips to parents at the end to read more click here. Also, register for the free 45min webinar on "How to Help Your Child Conquer Fear," on Dec 17th at 9pm EST. Click here to register
Jake Riezebeek was awarded the Clarence Mabry Sportsmanship award for the Wichita Falls Super Champ in November. It is an award voted on by the umpires and the tournament staff. He earned it by giving it his all every point, all while staying calm, collected and respecting his opponent. Congratulations to Jake for his accomplishment and for representing ATA well.
Aidan Canada qualified for B12's Supers in the Dallas doubles champ. Him and his partner Grant took control in the final match and won 6-4,6-2. Aidan will be playing this first SCMZ in College Station this weekend! Congrats Aidan!!!