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Wimbledon begins July 1

Check back for seeds and daily updates

 

French Open starts May 26

Check back for daily updates. Bolded seeds have lost out

Men’s singles
1 Novak Djokovic 2 Jannik Sinner 3 Carlos Alcaraz 4 Alexander Zverev

5 Daniil Medvedev 6 Andrey Rublev 7 Casper Ruud 8 Hubert Hurkacz

 

Women’s singles

1 Iga Swiatek  2 Aryna Sabalenka 3 Coco Gauff 4 Elena Rybakina

5 Marketa Vondrousova 6 Maria Sakkari 7 Qinwen Zheng 8 Ons Jabeur 

 

Sun: No major upsets

Mon: # 6 Sakkari loses out

Tues: No major upsets

Wed: No major upsets

Thur: No major upsets

Fri: # 6 Rublev gets beat

Sat: # 7 Zheng loses out

Sun: # 8 Hurkacz loses

Mon: # 5 Medvedev get beat

Tues: # 1 Djokovic WD, Women SF # 1 Swiatek vs # 3 Gauff

          Men SF # 2 Sinner vs #3 Alcaraz

Wed: Women SF # 12 Paolini vs Andreeva

          Men SF # 4 Zverev vs # 7 Ruud

Thur: Women Final will be #1 Swiatek vs # 12 Paolini

Fri: Men's Final is #3 Alcaraz vs # 4 Zverev

Sat: Swiatek wins 6-2 6-1 for her 4th French Open

Sun: Alcaraz wins his 3 rd major in 5 sets

 

Upcoming UGA matches (Go Dawgs!)

 

NCAA singles and doubles start 5/20

Check back to see how UGA players did

 

Lopata lost in 3 set and Mert / Vidmanova are NCAA Doubles Champions!

 

What a great season for Drake Bernstein and the UGA Lady Dawgs tennis team!

 

Anastasiia Lopata will play in the singles FINALS 5/25  ESPN+

Mert / Vidmanova will play in doubles FINALS

 

Singles           1 st Round   2 nd rd  3 rd rd  4 th rd Semi  Finals

Thomas Paulsell      Won,   Lost

Ryan Colby               Lost

Dasha Vidmanova    Won    Won     Won     Lost

Alex Vecic                Won     Lost

Anastasiia Lopata    Won     Won     Won     Won    Won    Lost

Doubles          1 st Round    2 nd rd   3 rd rd

Blades / Ratiu         Won     Lost

Mert / Vidmanova   Won     Won       Won               Won    Won

 

UGA Women in NCAA team Finals

 

5/19/24 #7 UGA vs # 13 Texas A&M 7:30 ESPN+

Lady Dawgs lose but what a great season!

 

5/17/24  Dawgs Win!  Now in Semis  Dawgs Win!

# 7 UGA vs # 6 Pepperdine Sat May 18 5:00 ESPN+ 

# 7 UGA women vs # 10 Cal Friday May 10 4:00 Home

Dawgs win 4-2 and now go to elite 8 in Oklahoma TBD

# 7 UGA vs # 2 Stanford Friday May 17 12:00 WIN

 

UGA host the Women SEC tournament April 17-21

UGA plays Friday April 19 at 3:00  Dawgs win!

UGA plays Saturday April 20 at 3:00 Dawgs win!

UGA plays Sunday at 4:30 in finals  # 6 Dawgs win!

 

UGA women will host NCAA 1st and 2 nd rounds May 3-4

UGA women vs Alabama St. Fri 5/3 at 1:00  Won

UGA women vs Florida St. Sat 5/4 at 1:00  Won

UGA women vs California  May 10 at Home

 

UGA men will have to travel for 1 st and 2 nd rounds.

UGA men play Arizona St Friday May 3 at 2:00  Lost

 

Local High School Region and State Playoffs

2024 Team pictures below

 

Prince Avenue Region Champs Boys and Girls

NOHS Region Champs Boys; Girls 3 rd place

OCHS Region Champs Boys and Girls

Athens Academy Region Champs Girls; Boys Runner up

Madison County Girls Region Champs

 

State 1st round

Monday 4/15  OCHS girls vs Cedar Grove 3:30 home Won

Tuesday 4/16  Prince boys vs Athens Christain 4:00 home Won

                     NOHS girls vs Lovett 4:00 away  Lost

Wed 4/17  Prince girls vs Commerce 4:00 home Won

                NOHS boys vs Luella 4:00 home  Won

Athens Academy boys and girls won 1 st round

Madison County girls won first round

 

State 2 nd round

NOHS boys play Monday 4/22 at 4:00 at home  Won

Prince girls play Tuesday 4/23 at 11:00 at OVP  Lost

Prince boys play Tuesday 4/23 at 3:00 at OVP   Lost

OCHS girls play Tuesday 4/23 at 4:00 at home Won

OCHS boys play Tuesday 4/23 at 4:00 at home  Lost

Athens Academy boys and girls Won

Madison County girls  Won

 

State 3 rd round

NOHS boys vs Whitewater Mon 4/29 at 3:00 Home Won

OCHS girls vs Sav. Cntry. Day Mon 4/29 at 4:00 Home Won

Athens Academy girls vs Brantley County Fri 4/26 1:00 H Lost

Athens Academy boys vs Appling County  Won

Madison County girls vs SE Bulloch Mon 4/29 4:00 H Lost

 

Final Four

NOHS boys vs Pace Home Thur 5/2 at 4:00  Lost3-1

OCHS girls vs White County Home Thur 5/2 at 4:00  Won

Athens Academy boys vs Mt. Parin Away Won

 

Finals  May 11 in Rome, GA

OCHS girls vs Wesleyan    Lost but great season!

Athens Academy boys vs Landmark Christian  Lost but great

                                                                          season

 

UGA men's tennis Coach Diaz will retire

after this season. Jamie Hunt will take over.

Thanks Coach for 36 great years as head coach. 29 SEC championships, 4 National Championships, 2 Indoor Championships. Jamie is a former UGA player and assistance for the past 7 years will take over. Go Dawgs!

 

 

Australian Open Began Jan 14

Check back for seeding and daily results

(Bolded players below have lost out)

 

1. Iga Swiatek 2. Aryna Sabalenka 3. Elena Rybakina 4. Coco Gauff
5. Jessica Pegula 6. Ons Jabeur 7. Marketa Vondrousova 8. Maria Sakkari

 

1. Novak Djokovic 2. Carlos Alcaraz 3. Daniil Medvedev 4. Jannik Sinner
5. Andrey Rublev 6. Alexander Zverev 7. Stefanos Tsitsipas 8. Holger Rune

 

Mon: No major upsets

Tues: # 7 Vondrousova loses out

Wed: # 6 Jabeur and # 8 Sakkari gets beat

Thur: # 3 Rybakina, # 5 Pegula, and #8 Rune lose out

Fri: No major upsets

Sat: # 1 Swiatek loses

Sun: # 7 Tsitsipas loses out

Mon: No major upsets

Tues: No major upsets

Wed: Men's SF # 1 Djokovic vs # 4 Sinner;

                         # 3 Medvedev vs # 6 Zverev

Thur: Women's Final # 2 Sabalenka vs # 12 Zheng

Friday : Men's Final # 3 Medvedev vs # 4 Sinner

Sat: Women's Final 3:30 AM? ESPN   Sabalenka wins in 2 sets

Sun: Men's Final 3:30 AM? ESPN  Sinner wins in 5 sets

 

LOCAL TENNIS NEWS

 

Year end USTA rating are out. Check to see if your rating changed!

 

Paul Allen has decided to retire from The Georgia Club. Paul has worked with hundreds perhaps thousands of players over the years at Tennis For Life (TFL) for many years and The Georgia Club (TGC) for the past around 8 years. Thanks for helping all the players improve their games. Marc Gallant will be moving from Jenning Mill Country Club (JMCC) to The Georgia Club starting Dec. 1, 2023. Patrick Martin has replaced Marc at JMCC. Andy moves to TGC and Nick moves to Athens Country Club (ACC).

 

Check Back to see the dates when local high school play each other.

Congratulations to the 65+ 4.0 State Winners!


Jack Legorreta, Captain, took the team to Savannah for the 65+ League State Championships and WON the tournament.  The team will be heading to Sectionals in Little Rock, AR on November 10-12.

 

Pictured are Robert Mashburn, Gary Boyette, Jack Legorreta, Gordon Cartee, Jr., Duane Smith, Nick Nickerson, Jim Blose Sr., Mike Dunn

 

US Open Begins Aug. 28

Check back for seeding and daily results (Bolded players lost out)

 

1 Iga Swiatek 2 Aryna Sabalenka 3 Jessica Pegula 4 Elena Rybakina

5 Ons Jabeur 6 Coco Gauff 7 Caroline Garcia 8 Maria Sakkari

 

1 Carlos Alcaraz 2 Novak Djokovic 3 Daniil Medvedev 4 Holger Rune

5 Casper Ruud 6 Jannik Sinner 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas 8 Andrey Rublev 

 

Mon: # 4 Rune and # 8 Sakkari are out

Tues: # 7 Garcia is out

Wed: # 5 Ruud and # 7 Tsitsipas loses

Thur: No major upsets

Fri: # 4 Rybakina gets beat

Sat: No major upsets

Sun: Big upset as #1 Swiatek is out

Mon: # 3 Pegula, # 5 Jabeur and # 6 Sinner lose out

Tues: No major upsets

Wed: Women SF # 2 Sabalenka vs # 17 Keys  # 6 Gauff vs # 10 Muchova

          Men SF # 2 Djokovic vs # Shelton  # 3 Medvedev vs # 1 Alcaraz

Thur: Women Semi finals

Fri: Men Semi Finals

Sat: # 6 Gauff wins it in 3 sets over # 2 Sabalenka

Sun: # 2 Djokovic wins in 3 sets vs # 3 Medvedev   ESPN 4:00 

 

Atlanta Open Results in Final

# 1 Taylor Fritz wins in 3 sets

# 4 Lammons/Withrow win in 2 sets

 

Wimbledon Begins July 3

Check back for seeding and daily results (Bolded players lost out)

 

  1 SWIATEK 2 SABALENKA 3 RYBAKINA 4 PEGULA
  5 GARCIA 6 JABEUR 7 GAUFF 8 SAKKARI

 

  1 ALCARAZ 2 DJOKOVIC 3 MEDVEDEV 4 RUUD
  5 TSITSIPAS 6 RUNE 7 RUBLEV 8 SINNER

 

Mon: # 7 Gauff loses out

Tues: # 8 Sakkari gets beat

Wed: No major upsets

Thur: # 4 Ruud is out

Fri: # 5 Garcia is out

Sat: No major upsets

Sun: No major upsets

Mon: # 5 Tsitsipas is out

Tues: Huge upsets as # 1 Swiatek loses and # 4 Pegula

Wed: # 3 Rybakina is out

Thur: Women SF is # 2 Sabalenka vs # 6 Jabeur

                                Svitolina vs Vondrousova

Fri: Men SF is # 1 Alcaraz vs # 3 Medvedev

                     # 2 Djokovic vs # 8 Sinner

Sat: Women F is # 6 Jabeur vs Vondrousova 9:00 ESPN

                          Vondrousova wins it 6-4 6-4.

Sun: Men F is #1 Alcaraz vs # 2 Djokovic 9:00 ESPN

                      Alcaraz wins it in 5 sets. 

 

Stacey Venker at Tennis For Life (TFL)

has decided to retire on June 30 2023

She has given lessons and been training players and fellow instructors for the past 36 years in the Athens area. Her knowledge, enthusiaum, and devotion to her students will be sorely missed. Taylor Dodd a current instructor at TFL will take over the Oconee County Recreation Department tennis program on July 1, 2023. Tall Socks Tennis is the new name.

 

UGA Ethan Quinn just won the 2023 NCAA singles championship!  Go Dawgs!

 

French Open Begins May 28

Check back for seeding and daily results (Bolded players lost out)

 

Women's seeds

1 - Iga Swiatek 2 - Aryna Sabalenka 3 - Jessica Pegula 4 - Elena Rybakina
5 - Caroline Garcia 6 - Coco Gauff 7 - Ons Jabeur 8 - Maria Sakkari

Men's seeds
1 - Carlos Alcaraz 2 - Daniil Medvedev 3 - Novak Djokovic 4 - Casper Ruud
5 - Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 - Holger Rune 7 - Andrey Rublev 8 - Jannik Sinner

 

Sun: # 8 Sakkari is out

Mon: No major upsets

Tues: Big upset as # 2 Medvedev loses

Wed: # 5 Garcia gets beat

Thur: # 8 Sinner loses out

Fri: # 3 Pegula and # 7 Rublev are out

Sat: # 4 Rybakina WD

Sun: No major upsets

Mon: No major upsets

Tues:No major upsets

Wed: No major upsets Semis are set

Thur: # 1 Swiatek vs # 14 Haddad Maia; # 2 Sabalenka vs Muchova

Fri: # 1 Alcaraz vs # 3 Djokovic; # 4 Rudd vs # 22 Zverev

Sat: Women's Final  #1 Swiatek wins in 3 sets

Sun: Men's Final 9:00  #3 Djokovic wins in 3 sets

 

NCAA Round of 16 at UGA home courts

# 4 UGA women vs # 13 Oklahoma Friday at 5:00  W 4-1

# 6 UGA men vs # 11 Harvard Saturday at 2:00  W 4-2

 

Elite 8 Round Orlando, FL

# 4 UGA women vs # 5 Michigan  May 17 5:00  Won

# 6 UGA men vs # 3 Ohio St.  May 18  7:30   Lost 3-4

 

Final 4 Round

#4 UGA women vs # 1 North Carolina  Lost

 

Singles and Doubles start soon. Check back for details

 

1st Round Singles All UGA players won

2nd Round Singles Mia, Vidmanova, and Quinn all win

3rd Round Quinn wins

Quarters Quinn wins

Semis Quinn wins

Championship Quinn Wins it  Saturday 10:00  Go Dawgs!

 

1 st Round Doubles 

Women lose; Men lose as well 

 

After 38 seasons as head coach Jeff Wallace is retiring as UGA women's head coach. Long time assistant and former UGA player Drake Bernstein will be the NEW head coach. Thanks to Jeff and looking forward to Drake continuing the excellence that is UGA tennis!

 

Stacey Venker at Tennis For Life (TFL)

has decided to retire on June 30 2023

She has given lessons and been training players and fellow instructors for the past 36 years in the Athens area. Her knowledge, enthusiaum, and devotion to her students will be sorely missed. Taylor Dodd a current instructor at TFL has bid to keep a program going in Oconee County. Taylor Dodd will take over the Oconee County Recreation Department tennis program on July 1, 2023. 

 

UGA next matches (Check back for results)   Go Dawgs!

Women SEC April 19-23 at Arkansas

# 2 UGA Women in SF vs # 3 Tenn Sat 4:00 ET      UGA Wins

# 2 UGA vs # 1 Texas A&M Sun  2:00 ET        Dawgs WIN IT!!!

May 5 Friday UGA Women vs Florida A&M 1:00  Home  Dawgs win

May 6  Sat. Winners plays at 4:00   Dawgs win!

 

Men SEC April 20-23 at Auburn

# 1 UGA Men in SF vs # 5 Texas A & M Sat 4:00 ET   UGAWins

@1 UGA Men vs # 3 Kentucky Sun 4:30 ET   UGA loses 3-4 :(

May 6 Sat UGA Men vs Florida Gulf Coast 1:00 Home  Dawgs win

May 7 Sun. Winners play at 1:00  Dawgs win!

 

Local High School Regions 2023 (pics below)

Prince Ave. Girls Region 5 A Champs

Prince Ave. Bouys Region 5 A Champs

NOHS Girls Region 8 AAAA Runner Ups

NOHS Boys Region 8 AAAA Champs

OCHS Girls Region 8 AAA Champs

OCHS Boys Region 8 AAA Champs

Athens Academy Girls Region 8 AA Champs

Athens Academy Boys Region 8 AA Runner Ups

 

State Playoff Updates: (Check back for results)

1st Round

Prince Boys play Mon April 17 Away 3:00    Prince boys loses out

NOHS plays Mon April 17 Boys and Girls at home 4:00  NOHS wins both

OCHS plays Tue April 18 Boys and Girls at home 3:00  OCHS wins both

Prince Girls play Wed April 19 Home 4:00  Lost 1-3

Athens Academy Girls win their 1 st round at state

Athens Academy Boys win their 1 st round at state

 

2 nd round (Sweet 16)

NOHS Girls at Pace Monday April 24 at 2:00    Titans lose out :(

NOHS Boys vs Lovett Tuesday April 25 4:00  Home  Titans Win!

Athens Academy Girls vs Landmark Christian ???   AA wins

Athens Academy Boys at Landmark Christian ???   AA wins

OCHS Girls vs Ringold at home Mon Apr 24 at 1:00  OCHS Wins it!

OCHS Boys vs Coahulla Creek at home  Won it

 

3rd Round (Elite 8)

OCHS Girls vs  St. Vincents Sat April 29  12:00  Home  OCHS wins

OCHS Boys vs Savannah Country Day  Mon May 1  4:00  Home Wins

NOHS Boys vs  West Laurens Monday May 1 4:30 Home   Wins

Athens Academy Girls vs  Brantley County   AA loses :(

Athens Academy Boys vs  Brantley County  AA loses :(

 

4th Round (Final 4)

OCHS Girls vs Wesleyan      Lost

OCHS Boys vs Wesleyan      Lost

NOHS Boys vs Holy Innocents   Titans Win!

 

Championship

NOHS Boys vs Westminster in Rome Sat May 13 1:00  Titans Lose :(

 

Austrailian Open begins Jan. 16

Check back for seeding and daily updates.

Bolded players have lost out.

 

1 Iga Swiatek 2 Ons Jabeur 3 Jessica Pegula 4 Caroline Garcia 

5 Aryna Sabalenka  6 Maria Sakkari 7 Coco Gauff 8 Daria, Kasatkina

 

1  Rafael Nadal  2  Casper Ruud  3  Stefanos Tsitsipas  4  Novak Djokovic  

5  Andrey Rublev  6  Felix Auger-Aliassime  7  Daniil Medvedev  8  Taylor Fritz

 

Mon: No major upsets

Tues: No major upsets

Wed: Injured # 1 Nadal loses out and # 8 Kasatkina gets beat

Thur: # 2 Ruud, # 2 Jabeur, and # 8 Fritz lose out

Fri: # 6 Sakkari and # 7 Medvedev get beat

Sat: No major upsets

Sun: # 1 Swiatek, # 6 Auger-Allassime, # 7 Gauff all lose

Mon: # 5 Garcia gets beat

Tues: # 3 Pegula loses out

Wed: Women SF # 5 Sabalenka vs Linette

                            # 22 Rybakina vs # 24 Azarenka

          Men SF # 4 Djokovic vs Paul & # 3 Tsitsipas vs # 18 Khachanov

Thur: Women finals will be # 5 Sabalenka vs # 22 Rybakina

Fri: Men final is # 3 Tsitsipas vs # 4 Djokovic

Sat: Women final ESPN at 3:30 AM   Sabalenka wins in 3 sets

Sun: Men final ESPN at 3:30 AM     Djokovic wins in 3 close sets

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Local Tennis High Schools Regions 2022

NOHS Boys and Girls Region Champs! (Picture below)

OCHS Boys and Girls Region Champs!

Athens Academy Boys Region Champs! (Pictures below)

Athens Academy Girls 2 nd place

Prince Avenue Girls 3 rd place (Picture below)

Prince Avenue Boys 4 th place

 

STATE PLAYOFFS (1st round)

NOHS boys and girls win 1 st round by Default

OCHS boys and girls won 1 st round

Athens Academy boys and girl won first round

PACS boys and girls lost 1 st round

 

(2nd round)

NOHS boys win and girls lose a close 2-3 

OCHS boys and girls both win

Athens Academy boys and girls lose

 

(Elite Eight)

NOHS boys win

OCHS boys lose and girls win

 

(Final Four)

NOHS boys lose

OCHS girls win

 

Championship

OCHS girls are the runner-up

 

 

Australian Open Begins Jan 17, 2022

Check back for daily updates (bolded players have lost out)

 

Ladies Top Seeds

1. Ashleigh Barty 2. Aryna Sabalenka 3. Garbine Muguruza 4. Barbora Krejcikova  5. Maria Sakkari 6. Anett Kontaveit 7. Iga Swiatek                      8. Paula Badosa

Mens Top Seeds

1. Novak Djokovic – WD 2. Daniil Medvedev 3. Alexander Zverev
4. Stefanos Tsitsipas 5. Andrey Rublev 6. Rafael Nadal 7. Matteo Berrettini
8. Casper Ruud 9. Felix Auger-Aliassime

 

Mon: No major upsets

Tues: # 8 Ruud WD injury

Wed: # 6 Kontaveit loses out

Thur: # 3 Muguruza gets beat

Fri: No major upsets

Sat: # 5 Rublev is out

Sun: #3 Zverev, # 5 Sakkari, and  # 8 Badosa lose

Mon: # 2 Sabalenka, # 4 Krejckova lose out

Tues: No major upsets

Wed: Women SF are # 1 Barty vs Keys & # 8 Swiatek vs # 27 Collins

Thur: Men SF is # 2 Medvedev vs #4 Tsitsipas & # 6 Nadal vs # 7 Berrenttini

Fri: W Final is # 1 Barty vs # 27 Collins; M Final # 2 Medvedev vs # 6 Nadal

Sat: # 1 Barty wins the final 6-3 7-6

Sun: # 6 Nadal wins his 21 st Major in 5 sets

 

FYI: Most tennis equipment like rackets and balls are made in China and could be subject to tariffs, so their price might rise soon. Wilson balls are made in Thailand and should not be effected.

Improve your tennis game by watching these short instruction videos. Videos are between 2-8 minutes in length each. Clicking on Video Instruction tab above to see all 22 videos titles available. The 2 below are the newest. Hope to add more soon.

Congratulations to

Team Lynch  18+ Combo 7.5 State Champs (Above)

 

Team Boleyn  65+ 3.0 State Champs  (Below)

Congratulations to Team Border

Tri Level State Champs 3-4.5

Team JMCC Beck 

State and Section Champs 18 & under

NOHS Girls and Boy are 2018 AAAA State Champs!

Great Job Titans! Girls have won 3 in a row!

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