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Hits for Hope: Wednesday’s results


Hits for Hope tournament

Wednesday’s results

Girls 12U Doubles: Juliet Perkins and Natalie Nelson def.   Josie Emkey and Izzy Chafin.

Father/Daughter Doubles: Olivia Von Neida and Chris Von Neida  def. Sarah Schantz and Peter Schantz.

Brother/Brother Doubles: Jozef Shkreli and Rocca Shkreli def. Viseth Meng and Nathan Meng.

The tournament finishes Sunday.

Saturday evening will feature Hits for Hope Night of Champions at 7:30 p.m., which includes the donation to IM Able Foundation as part of the ceremony and also includes the Merv Heller Memorial Scholarship and BCTA Berks County Tennis Hall of Fame induction in addition to marquee night matches.

The Berks County Tennis Association announced the honorees for the BCTA Night of Champions Gala/Awards The announcement includes the Berks County Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2024 which includes former multi-time county champion, former Division 1 athlete and current coach at the University of Charlotte Kyle Bailey. Bailey lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The second inductee, Whitney Simcik, was a multiple time county and district champion in the late 1990s at Exeter and played at the University of Connecticut in addition to a very successful USTA Adult League career.

The BCTA will also honor its recipients for the BCTA Merv Heller Memorial Scholarship, which honors Heller, the former USTA National president from Wyomissing. The 2024 recipients are Conrad Weiser standout Emma Perkins and Reading High standout Zachary Schrader from Reading High.

The BCTA Berks High School players of the year will also be honored with Perkins winning the award for a record typing fourth straight year for the girls and Armaan Malik, also from Conrad Weiser, earning the boys player of the year award.

Antietam Head Coach Bill McClain will be honored as the BCTA Community Aces Award winner for his dedication and work toward inspiring his  Antietam boys and girls teams the past year after the devastating floods last July ravaged the school district.



Source: Berkshire mont

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