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Local tennis club wins state title

The Club at Westport won a 2014 state championship last month in Winston-Salem by defeating Raleigh 3-2. The Westport 4.5-level men’s team was the only Lake Norman-area squad to win a state title at the U.S. Tennis Association’s N.C. championships. Captioned by Kane Haynes, the team has a 14-1 record and avenged its only loss of the season in the title match. The team will compete in a sectional tournament in Lexington, S.C., later this month, against teams from eight southern states. The winning team advances to the national tournament. Pictured are, from left to right, front row: Michael Dedmond, Kane Haynes, Zach Stroupe; second row: Chad Phillips, Geoff Southwell, Mike Weber, J.D. Weber; third row: Jeff Watson, Jason Woodsby, Darryl Thompson; and back row: Ben Keeney, Jonathan Kerch. Not pictured are Scott Fowler, Erik Schuls, Steve Moser and Wes Golding.

The Club at Westport won a 2014 state championship last month in Winston-Salem by defeating Raleigh 3-2. The Westport 4.5-level men’s team was the only Lake Norman-area squad to win a state title at the U.S. Tennis Association’s N.C. championships. Captioned by Kane Haynes, the team has a 14-1 record and avenged its only loss of the season in the title match. The team will compete in a sectional tournament in Lexington, S.C., later this month, against teams from eight southern states. The winning team advances to the national tournament. Pictured are, from left to right, front row: Michael Dedmond, Kane Haynes, Zach Stroupe; second row: Chad Phillips, Geoff Southwell, Mike Weber, J.D. Weber; third row: Jeff Watson, Jason Woodsby, Darryl Thompson; and back row: Ben Keeney, Jonathan Kerch. Not pictured are Scott Fowler, Erik Schuls, Steve Moser and Wes Golding.

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