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Leesburg tennis standout signs to play at George Washington

Leesburg resident Dennis Afanasev recently signed his letter of intent to play men's tennis at George Washington University. Afanasev currently trains at IMG-Bollettieri Academy in Florida.

The Heat Strokes have advanced to the national championship.—Courtesy Photo

Heat Strokes blaze the tennis court

The Heat Strokes, a ladies 40 & over 3.5 team from Ida Lee Park's Tennis Center, has earned a spot in the 2015 United States Tennis Association League’s Adult National Championship. The Heat Strokes won the Virginia District Championship and Mid-Atlantic Sectional Championship to advanced to the national championship, set for Oct. 23-25 in Tucson, Ariz.

Tennis facility at Trump National garners USTA award

Trump National Golf Club in Sterling is one of 13 winners in the 34th annual United States Tennis Association Facility Awards Program. Trump National representatives will be honored by the USTA on Sept. 6 in New York City.

Varsity Rewind: Postseason scores and schedule

Five Loudoun lacrosse teams have advanced to VHSL state championship games. Loudoun Valley (boys), Potomac Falls (girls), Stone Bridge (boys, girls) and Woodgrove (girls) will play for state titles Saturday. State semifinal games for baseball, soccer and softball are scheduled for Friday.

“Awesome year” for Titans concludes in state tennis semifinals

The stated goal for the Dominion Titans girls' tennis team in 2015 was to get themselves into the state tournaments for singles, doubles and as a team. The Titans (21-2) made their goal.

The Dominion Titans are once again Conference 21 girls’ tennis champions following a 5-0 victory against the Loudoun County Raiders in the tournament final May 15 in Sterling.—Times-Mirror/Jason S. Rufner

Titans handle Raiders, repeat as conference champs

With a convincing sweep of their most competitive rival, the Dominion Titans became the Group 4A Conference 21 champions of girls' tennis for the second year in a row.

Varsity Rewind: April 6-30 games

The varsity spring sports season is in full swing. Look inside for scores and submitted recaps from baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis.

The Loudoun County Raiders are making noise on the tennis courts once again this spring. Front row, from left, are Grant Buchen,Thomas Flynn, Kyle Peyton, Nick Moon and Brandon Sinden. Back row consists of coach Randy Hanger, Jack McLister, Nick Ponticelli, Jared Koening, Connor McLean, Michael Schafer and Sean Singh.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Raider rackets making noise once again

As Randy Hanger paces the perimeter of the courts for the 26th consecutive spring coaching Loudoun County High School tennis, he carries with him a little something new.

Loudoun County senior Brad Hinchberger leaps to return a volley during a doubles match against John Champe on April 24 in Aldie. Hinchenberg won his No. 1 singles match and teamed with Justin Fox to win at No. 1 doubles for the undefeated Raiders.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Raiders extend streak by ending Knights’ undefeated run

In a matchup of undefeated teams in boys' tennis, it was the Raiders of Loudoun County High School who couldn't seem to lose. The Raiders (12-0) swept six singles and three doubles matches April 23 on the courts of the Knights (12-1) of John Champe High School in Aldie.

Tanner Hudson scores one of his four goals in Freedom High School’s 16-6 varsity boys’ lacrosse victory against John Champe on March 23. Hudson also dished five assists.—Photo Courtesy/Shannon Ribel

Varsity Rewind: March 16-31 games

The 2015 varsity spring sports season is underway. Look inside for scores, stats and game summaries from varsity baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis.



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