Student Highlights & Accomplishments

Below are some highlights from the past & present players before & after the move to Virginia Beach (Feb 2011).  

The names below represent so many great experiences, life lessons, social challenges & development, colleges attended, careers built, lifelong friendships made.   

Past Student Success

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Emilee Malvehy received a full scholarship to Wake Forest University after becoming the USTA ranked #5 ranked player in Northern California & #48 in the nation in Girl's 18's in 2006.

Matteusz Kecki was ranked #24 in the ITF junior world rankings & the #18 in the nation in Boy's 18's in 2006, before playing for University of Southern California on scholarship.

- Michael Elortegui was the #1 ranked player in Northern California and the #10 ranked player in the nation in Boy's 16's. He went on to accept a scholarship at Southern Miss. 

Kelly McCain was ranked #1 in the nation in every age group before becoming the #1 ranked player in the NCAA while playing for Duke University.  She was ranked as high as #36 in the ITF junior world rankings before ascending to #107 in the world on the WTA Tour in 2005, & Coach McCain filled in for his father, who coached Kelly primarily, when he could not travel.  She played Junior Fed Cup, & competed in all of the Grand Slams both in juniors and in women's. 

Dante Terrenzio was ranked as high as #13 in the nation in the Boy's 12 & Under in 2004.

Kamila Kecki became the #2 ranked Girl's 12 & Under player in Northern California in 2006.

- Karolina Kecki was the #5 ranked player in Girls 14 & under in Northern California in 2005.

- Breanna Bachini was the #1 ranked player in Girls 14 & under in Northern California in 2006.

- Keenan Mayo became #1 in Northern California in the Boy's 12 & under.

Matt Alves was the #1 ranked player in Boys 16's and 18's in Northern California & #24 in the nation, which earned him a full scholarship to play for UC Santa Barbara.

- Lovedeep Singh was the #2 ranked player in the Boy's 12's in Northern California in 2006.

- Austin Wood was the #10 ranked player in the Boy's 12's in Northern California in 2006.

Cassie Bergeson was the #5 ranked player in the Girl's 18's in Northern California in 2006.

- Jaya Billa was the #10 ranked player in Boy's 14's in Northern California in 2006.

- Joey Brandt worked his way to becoming ranked as high as #6 in Northern California before accepting a scholarship to Gonzaga University. 

- Max Vogt became ranked #134 on tennisrecruiting.net & accepted a scholarship to play Division 1 tennis for Bryant University.

Fidan Manashirova was the #3 ranked player in Northern California in Girl's 18's & also was the #38 ranked player in the nation.  She became the #29 ranked recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net when she accepted a full scholarship to Ohio State University.

- Kelsey Becker was the #171 ranked player in the nation when she accepted a scholarship to play for Ohio State University.

David Loewenthal rose quickly to an ATP world ranking of #803 before having a career ending hip injury.

Alberto Francis rose to an ATP world ranking of #253 in 2008.

- Liina Suurvarik rose to a Division 1 NCAA ranking of #22 in 2004.

- Delaney Roche achieved a top 20 USTA Southern California ranking in 2011 & was ranked #142 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net.

Leonard Gullen received a scholarship to play for Duke University after achieving a Junior ITF world ranking of #569 and an ATP world ranking of #1469.

- Tyler Mercier was awarded All Conference honors in the NCAA Division 3 ODAC Conference in 2011 & 2012, before transferring to a Division 1 program at the University of Nebraska. 

- Lauren Brooker, after playing #1 for the NCAA Division 3 squad at Virginia Wesleyan University, transferred after receiving a scholarship to play for UNC Asheville"s Division 1 program.

Recent Student Success

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- In 2012, Conor Somers reached #8 in the USTA Mid-Atlantic rankings for Boys 14's, & in November of 2012 won a Boys 16 & Under USTA Mid-Atlantic Level 2 singles title. In 2015, Conor became a 5-Star recruit on tennis recruiting.net & received a scholarship to attend school & play the following year for the Notre Dame Mens Tennis Team. 

- In April of 2013, Mya Byrd became the #1 ranked player in the USTA Mid-Atlantic rankings in Girl's 10 & Under, & later that year won the Little Mo's 10 & Under International Championship.  She became the #1 ranked female in the Usta Mid-Atlantic 12 & under in 2015, & also reached the quarter-finals of the USTA National Clay Courts.  She now represents Team USA. 

- In 2015, Harrison Lee became the #2 ranked singles player & the #1 ranked doubles player in the USTA Mid-Atlantic Boy's 10 & Under division.  

- In 2015, Vignesh Akkina became the #3 ranked singles player in the USTA Mid-Atlantic Boy's 10 & Under division.

- In August 2012, Ashton Legum reached #9 in the USTA Mid-Atlantic standings in Boys 10 & Under.  In 2014 he helped his team become the 12 & under Virginia State Junior Team Tennis champions.

- In September of 2013, Sebastian Murillo won 2 Boy's 14 & Under Level 4 events.  In April of 2014, he won a Level 3 Boy's 14's event.  

- In July of 2013, Romesh Kahatapatiya won the Boy's 14 & Under Virginia State Hard Court Championships, which was his 6th tournament title of the year. His ranking in the USTA Mid-Atlantic Boy's 14's climbed to #19 to finish the calendar year.  In April of 2014, Romesh became the #12th ranked player in the USTA Boy's 14's in the Mid-Atlantic section.

- In July of 2013, Darby Hunt won the Girl's 10 & Under Virginia State Hard Court Championships, & finished her Girl's 10 & Under career ranked #14 in the USTA mid-Atlantic rankings.  She went on that year to win multiple Level 4 & 5 titles in the 12 & unders, & went on a stretch of tournaments where she reached 5 consecutive finals.  In 2014 she helped her team become the 12 & under Virginia State Junior Team Tennis champions.

- In July of 2012, Charles Hobbs won the Boy's 8 & Under Virginia State Championship. In 2014, Charles became the #2 ranked player in the Mid-Atlantic 10 & Under rankings & also helped his team become the 12 & under Virginia State Junior Team Tennis champions. In 2016 he has risen to #11 in the Mid-Atlantic rankings in 12 & under division. 

- In August of 2012, Olivia Large became the #8 ranked player in the USTA Mid-Atlantic rankings, & achieved a USTA national ranking of #82 in the Girl's 16 & Under.  In Sept 2013 she accepted a full ride offer to Ball State University to play Division 1 tennis.

- In April of 2013, Alex Loope reached a career high USTA Mid-Atlantic ranking of #25 in the Boy's 14's.  In 2016, he recently rose to #23 in the Boy's 18's after winning a Level 4 event & reaching the semi-final of an L4 tournament the following week.   

- In April of 2013, Mason Smith signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 college tennis at James Madison University.

- In May of 2013, Scott Hunter, who played #1 singles & doubles for Norfolk Academy, was named the TCIS (Hampton Roads) High School Player of the Year as a freshman.  

- In July of 2013, Flynn Somers won a Boy's 12 & under Level 4 event, won 2 consecutive Level 5 events, & reached the finals of another Level 4 tournament.

- In 2013, Barrett Foster went undefeated in 10 & Under USTA Junior Team Tennis & reached the semifinals in 3 different USTA Level 4 events in the 12 & Under division.  In 2014 he helped his team become the 12 & under Virginia State Junior Team Tennis champions.

- In December of 2012, Jane Carter Chandler finished the year as the USTA Mid-Atlantic #8 ranked player, & was as high as #140 in the nation.

- In December of 2012, Caitie Sullivan finished the year as the USTA Mid-Atlantic #7 ranked player, & was as high as #130 in the nation.