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24 Players Compete over the weekend in Chattanooga Southern L1 and Greensboro Doubles L3

Out in Chattanooga 10 GTP players were competing in the Southern L1A.  Chattanooga was the site for Boy’s and girl’s 16’s and 18’s with top players from all over the southern region. With very cold temperatures and a lot of rain, the player’s mental toughness and patience was tested all weekend long. A few standouts from the tournament were Drew Broadstreet (15), Sophie Strugnell (15) , and Amanda Nowak.

In girls 16’s Sophie Strugnell made it to the round of 16 in the main draw and then went on to win two matches in the back draw. She had a very strong doubles tournament as well. Sophie and her partner from Kentucky won the Girl’s 16’s! Sophie had a busy tournament playing 11 total matches over the span of 4 days.

In Boy’s 16’s Drew Broadstreet made it to the finals and lost a tight match in three sets to the number 4 seed from Arkansas. Drew won four singles matches on his path to the finals and earned second place in singles. Peyton Gatti made it to the round of 16 and lost a tough third set tiebreak.  Peyton Gatti won three singles matches and two doubles.

Amanda Nowak in Girls 18’s won two total singles matches, both in the main draw. The highlight of her tournament was in the round of 32 taking down the #5 seed of the tournament from Georgia 6-1 7-6.  Carolyn Ansari playing in Girl’s 18’s who won two main draw singles matches and 1 consolation match in the Girl’s 18’s.

Back home in the NC Level 3 doubles Amelie Gonzalez (11) and Andrea Chacon (11) won the Girl’s 12’s doubles, only dropping 8 total games in three matches.  In Girl’s 10,s Aubrey Effler (10) and Gabriella Slovak (8) made it to the finals and lost to the 1 seeds 5-3 4-0, earning second place.  In Boy’s 16’s Harrison Gwynn (15) and Brad Henley (16) finished in second place, losing a tough finals match.

Other results from this doubles tournament were Seth Christian (8) and Patrick Porcnja (9) finishing in 3rd place in Boy’s 10’s.

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Drew Broadstreet & James Delgado Shine in Hilton Head National L3

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GTP had three players from the GTP School participating in the Hilton Head National L3. Andrew Delgado in Boy’s 14’s and Andrew Broadstreet and James Delgado in Boy’s 16’s. Drew Broadstreet had an awesome tournament weekend.  Drew stated, “I was really feeling my forehand, which is a big weapon of mine. It helped me control and dictate most of the points in all my matches”. 15-year-old Broadstreet won the singles and doubles division. Pairing up with teammate James Delgado (14) in doubles. Andrew Delgado (12) lost two tight matches in the first round of the main draw and consolation.

Back home in Greensboro Amber fuller coming off a strong winter Sothern’s in 16’s was playing in Girl’s 18’s. 15-year old Amber lost a tough first round match to the 3 seed from Florida 4-6 6-3 6-4. Amber went on to win her next two matches in the back draw, eventually losing to a strong opponent from New Jersey 6-2 6-2. Amber is looking forward to a weekend off from tennis this weekend, and also is excited for Chattanooga the following week.

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24 Players from GTP compete in the Southern Winter Level 1 Championships

The first Southern tournament of the New Year has concluded. With 24 players participating from our program there was a lot of action going on over the 4-day event.

The highlight of the tournament was from 15 year old Amber Fuller. Amber Fuller playing in Girl’s 16’s won 6 matches earning second place. Amber fought hard and left it all on the court, with impressive wins in the quarterfinals and semis.  In her Final’s match against the #1 seed she fell just short losing in three sets 5-7 6-1 7-5.

In the Girl’s 12’s division 12-year old Brianna Baldi the #5 seed won her first three matches which included beating the #9 seed before being defeating by the #1 seed from Gastonia, NC in the quarterfinals. Competing in Boy’s 12’s was 10 year old Van Harris who won his first match and then lost to the #9 seed in the following round 6-3 6-3.

Boy’s 14’s Andrew Delgado (12) who was the #9 seed won his first match before unfortunately having to retire in his next match to the #17 seed due to injury. Warren McWhorter (14) and Evan Wong (14) each won two main draw matches to then lose in the round of 32.  13-year old Reagan Harris playing in Girl’s 14’s had three strong wins before losing to the #4 seed in the round of 16.

Into the Girl’s 16’s division we go as Sophie Strugnell (15) one of the 9 seeds had a good run in the main draw and made it to the quarterfinals of the back draw. Sophie won 3 main draw matches and 1 back draw match and then went on to lose to another 9 seed.  Elizabeth Weidl (15) who was unseeded had a strong tournament beating a 9 and 17 seed and winning 3 main draw matches before losing to the #4 seed in the round of 16.  Emmy Brandow (15) won 2 total matches, one main and one back draw match.

The highlight of Boy’s 16’s was 14-year old Braden Shick who made it to the quarterfinals and lost to the #1 seed 6-4 6-1. Braden Shick then went on to win two more matches in the back draw of the four quarterfinalist losers and finished in 5th place. James Delgado (14) made it to the round of 16 and also lost to the #1 seed. Other players winning matches were Garrett Grewal (16), Peyton Gatti (15) and Drew Broadstreet (15), and Herny Piynan (16)

Down in Hilton Head 17 year old Carolyn Ansari had a good tournament in 18’s making it to the quarterfinals of the back draw, taking down some seeds on the way.

With a second and fifth place finish, GTP players had some awesome results. The players and coaches are looking forward to getting right back to work to be prepared for the next Southern event.

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GTP Shows Out at Greensboro L4 at Barber Park

2018 is under way and we had eight GTP players competing in the Barber Park North Carolina Level 4 (January 8-9).girls tournament  GTP had 5 players from its 11 and under junior elite group, 2 students from the GTP school and 1 from the high school afternoon group playing in the L4.

In the Girl’s 12’s division Anjali (11) the number two seed won two matches before falling in the finals to a strong opponent, earning second place.  10 year old Victoria Mann who won her first match easily then went on to lose to Anjali in a 3rd set breaker in the semis. In Victoria’s last match she beat the number 1 seed in the tournament 7-6 7-5 to win 3rd place. Nine year Sarah Delgado who fell to the #1 seed in the first round in a tough 3rd set tiebreak went on to win her consolation match vs. GTP’s Gabriella Slovak (8).

In the girl’s 14’s division GTP had 13-year-old Natalie Van Gelder and 11-year-old Andrea Chacon were competing. Natalie had two great matches too start things off but then fell to the #3 seed and lost her 3rd/4th place match to a strong opponent from Cary in a 3rd set tiebreak. Andrea started off strong taking down the #4 seed in a 3rd set breaker. Andrea lost two competitive matches the next two rounds of the tournament.

In Boy’s 14’s 8th grader Josh Gillis who was the #1 seed went on to win the division while only dropping 4 total games in four matches. Josh demonstrated great professionalism on the court and represented GTP well.

Kyle Miller playing in the Boy’s 16’s had a good run before falling in the finals. He went on to win 2 matches before the finals and beat the #1 seed in a hard fought match pulling it out in the third set tiebreak in his semi final match.

These were all solid showings from our GTP players! We look forward to an amazing year of tennis and tournament play from our talented junior group at GTP.

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Matt Oechsli Visits the GTP School!

Our GTP School students had an inspiring visit from Matt Oechsli on November 8th, 2017. Matt Oechsli is a leading authority on financial advisor marketing and author of many successful books, including one called Mind Power for Students, which all our students received a copy of from Mr. Oechsli. Mr. Oechsli spoke to our students about the importance of setting specific goals and visualizing those goals so that they are attainable.

We are excited and very grateful that Dr. Bruce Brodie and Matt Oechsli could kick start our speaker series of inspirational and successful leaders in the Greensboro community.

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GTP Team Competition!

Our GTP Academy students, along with some visiting players from out of town, participate in an in-house team competition each Wednesday at Spencer Love Tennis Center. Four of our coaches (Jimmy Roueche - black team, Kyle Gatti - pink team, Zach Passman - blue team, and Austin Ansari - purple team) lead each of the teams. This has become something that the kids look forward to each week. We love seeing the team spirit and excitement each week as matches begin. 

We were honored to have Dr. Bruce Brodie visit the school on Monday, October 23, 2017. Dr. Brodie spoke to the students about his career—from its beginnings in engineering to his leadership in cardiology and his continued learning as he authors a book.

Dr. Bruce Brodie visits the Greensboro Tennis School

The Greensboro Tennis Program was honored to have Dr. Bruce Brodie visit the school on Monday, October 23, 2017. Dr. Brodie spoke to the students about his career—from its beginnings in engineering to his leadership in cardiology and his continued learning as he authors a book. He spoke of his time from college through retirement, the challenges he faced along the way, his decision to change careers and the importance of enjoying the journey. He also spoke about the role tennis has played in his life as a player and as a parent of a top player. He also gave students a rundown on heart attacks, how to avoid them and how they are treated. The students enjoyed Dr. Brodie’s visit and his perspective on dedication and perseverance leading to success. GTP is extremely grateful to Dr. Brodie for sharing his time and his story.

A great May Madness tournament for these 3 boys!

May Madness Southern L3

GTP hosted Southern L3 this past weekend which many of our players were involved in. Lots of individual success throughout the tournament. Our standout performances go to Drew Broadstreet who cruised through to take the boys 16s blue division title. Drew only allowing all his opponents a total of 8 games combined. In the boys 16s red division it was an all GTP final with unseeded Boyeni Keenan ousting Peyton Gatti in straight sets.

In the boys 14s unseeded Evan Wong had an outstanding tournament by reaching all the way to the final. In the boys 12s unseeded Joseph Sakalouski had break through performance and reached the final to take 2nd place. In the girls 18s Amanda Nowak battled hard to reach the final and take 2nd place, while Emmy Brandow was champion in the girls 16s division going through the weekend without dropping a set.

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HondaJet Spring State Closed NCL1

Congrats to all our GTP players that competed in their tournaments last weekend. GTP hosted the HondaJet Spring State Closed NCL1. In the girls 12s Brianna Baldi was runner up in singles. She teamed up with fellow GTP player Reagan Harris to take the girls 12s doubles championship. In girls 14s Sydnie placed 3rd in singles. Which moved her to 3 in the state. GTP can now proudly boast that it holds the top 3 ranking spots in the girls 14s along with Sophia Strugnell & Emmy Brandow. Playing up in girls 16s Sophia Strugnell was singles finalist & doubles champion. In he girls 18s it was an a strong performance with an GTP final with 14 year old Amber Fuller victorious over Carolyn Ansari. The 2 of them paired up in doubles & crowned champions against fellow GTP compatriot Emmy Brandow which meant out of the 6 spots in the finals 5 of them were held by GTP players.

 

On the boys side Boyeni Keenan swept the boys 14s singles & doubles title without dropping a set. Drew Broadstreet coming back to form & taking the boys 16s title also without dropping a set. Future Wolfpack player Collin Shick competed in National L3 lost in the semis of singles but was able to take the doubles title. Also playing National L3 were the Delgado brothers. James Delgado was semi finalist in singles & due to weather was unable to play out for the doubles title. Andrew Delgado was GTP standout performer of the weekend with an impressive showing in taking the boys 12s title without dropping more than 4 games a match along the way. Unfortunately weather prevented him from sweeping the doubles title too.


Again congratulations to all the GTP players that continue to grow in this tough sport. This weekend many of the players showed their ability to consistently maintain a high level of competitiveness which is not easy to do with so many other great players out there working hard towards the similar goals & dreams. With tournament season in full swing I wish all our players continued success. As always this would never happen without the hard working, loyal, and tremendous team GTP possess. Good luck!

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Greensboro National L3

Great weekend for our GTP players. Hosting a National L3 for boys & girls 12s & 14s the Delgado brothers came through some strong competition. Performance of the weekend belongs to James Delgado who the boys 14s singles champion and doubles finalist with Ayaz Patel. His brother Andrew having another great weekend and was finalist in the boys 12s.

Charlotte L4:

Back from injury Jaxon Davis was boys 16s singles champion in Charlottes NC L4. Along with Kendrick Lash taking the singles title in the 12s. Congrats to all the players. Keep the momentum going.