The Chapel Hill Tennis Club will be among the 11 sites this weekend hosting the USTA League Mixed Doubles State Championships.
The Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships, which start today at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, are just one of the many recreational sports events you'll find listed below in the expanded version of the Play! recreational sports calendar.
At the Hershey’s Track and Field Games meets being held at Buffaloe Road Athletic Center on June 15 (8:30 a.m.-noon) and June 24 (4:30-8 p.m.), participants are encouraged to recycle gently worn shoes for Nike’s ReUse-A-Shoe program, recycling shoes into sustainable athletic surfaces.
Michael Reilly, center, with his mother Mary Reilly and father Tim Reilly (submitted photo).
Michael Reilly, a talented tennis player who grew up in the Raleigh Racquet Club Junior program, signed his letter of intent to play at North Carolina-Wilmington last Wednesday.
Reilly has been part of the RRC Junior program since he was a pre-teen and is still active in the program, helping to coach current RRC Juniors on a regular basis.
Reilly trained on Hilton Head Island at the Stan Smith Tennis Academy. He joins an elite group of RRC Juniors who have moved on to play in college, including James Coxe and Taylor Meyer, who are both members of the UNC men’s tennis team.
Reilly will join a UNC-Wilmington team that is ranked No. 48 in Division I men’s tennis.
The News & Observer looks at many of the top athletes in spring sports in Sunday's sports section. Nine spring sports are profiled along with dozens of high school athletes.
The Creedmoor Crazies, a team from the Triangle, reached the championship final, but it was the Acekickers of Palmyra, Pa., who went home with the 3.5 Division championship at the World TeamTennis Rec League National Qualifier played Saturday and Sunday at the Hempfield Sports Complex in Lancaster, Pa.
The Acekickers defeated the Crazies 26-24 in the championshp final to became one of seven regional champions from Pennsylvania, Maryland and South Carolina to advance to the WTT National Finals.
Thirty-four teams competed in seven divisions to win spots in the national finals, which will be played Nov. 5-7 at the Indian Wells (Calif.) Tennis Garden, according to a news release from WTT. Results are below.
Here are tennis and volleyball scores from Tuesday night.
Anudeep Kodali of Raleigh has climbed to No. 1 in the U.S. Tennis Association Boys 12s rankings, which include 1,445 players.
Among this season's accomplishments, the homeschooled athlete won the July 18-25 USTA Clay Court Super Nationals Championships in Winston-Salem, and he was third in the Aug. 7-13 USTA Hard Court Super Nationals in Little Rock, Ark.
The Cary 18-and-under intermediate team, led by manager Kevin Caccia, finished runner-up at the 2010 USTA Southern Jr. Team Tennis Section Championships on Sunday in Mobile, Ala.
The Southern Smashers won the World TeamTennis Junior Nationals for the fourth time in the past six years, defeating Texas TNT 37-35 in overtime on Aug. 5 at the George E. Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif.
Roberto Hennis of Raleigh helped the Smashers take their victory, teaming with Chase Baker of Suwannee, Ga., for a boys doubles victory for the U.S. Tennis Association Southern Section team.