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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Special congratulations to Collin Shick in signing to play next year at NC State. Wolfpack tennis will be getting a great player and an outstanding student athlete. Collin as one of our senior members at GTP possesses strong characteristics you look for in people. He has been a great role model for our program by showing other players what it means to have discipline & a strong work ethic. Good luck & continue to grow. The GTP program will look forward to watching you play in the coming years.
Congratulations to all 20 GTP players that competed in the Winter Southern Championships this past weekend. A lot of successful stories but a special congratulations to James Delgado for sweeping both singles and doubles championships in the boys 14s. James produced a professional and impressive performance by going through the whole tournament without dropping a set! His brother Andrew Delgado was the boys 12s singles finalist and champion in the doubles.
Sophia Strugnell was also girls 14s singles finalist and doubles champion. Lastly in the boys 18s Collin Shick had an impressive run by placing 3rd. Great preparation and confidence as he prepares for Division 1 college tennis in the Fall. Well done to all players, the hard work and dedication shown from our group is starting to payoff!
Congratulations to our GTP players competing and representing well over the weekend during the Top 16 National L3 tournament here at Barber Park. Unseeded Collin Shick continued his run of good form by taking the honors of 1st place in the boys 18s. Playing some outstanding tennis against some tough competition. His younger brother Braden Shick having a great tournament also and takes 4th place in the boys 14s. Sophia Strugnell also continued her good run in tournament play by placing 4th in girls 14s. Congrats to all the GTP players this weekend. Keep up the good work!
Amber Fuller continued her great form this past weekend into the North Hills Spring Open NCL2/STAL3 by sweeping both girls 18s singles & doubles title. Peyton Gatti also dominating the boys 16s and taking the singles & doubles title. Unseeded Emmy Brandow having some great wins to take the girls 16s singles title. Boyeni Keenan & Brianna Baldi showed why they were the 1 seeds with Boyeni winning the boys 14s singles title & Brianna winning the girls 12s singles. Ada Grace having a great run also and reaching the girls 12s singles final.
Very proud of all our players showing that their hard work & dedication to improving their games is starting to show and payoff. Everyone of them deserves success for all the effort they put in. A special thanks to everyone involved with the GTP program and for all that they do. Our kids would not be having the success & the opportunities without each of their contributions. All of them serve as great role models for our players. Keep up the good work.
Firstly a special congratulations to Amber Fuller & Sophie Strugnell for achieving 3rd place (bronze ball) in girls 14s doubles at the Easter Bowl National Championship. Unseeded the girls took out some very strong teams along the way to the semis.