Also the in the Observer: Little League All-Stars compete at sectional and state tournaments; Bulldogs girls soccer coach to be inducted into FACA Hall of Fame; Two Matanzas wrestlers go undefeated at AAU Nationals.
Reilly Opelka's run at Wimbledon came to an end after the former Palm Coast resident was defeated in the third round in straight sets to No. 15 seed Milos Raonic on Friday, July 5, in London.
Opelka, 21, a former Wimbledon boys champion, lost 7-6 (1), 6-2 and 6-1. The loss came after his best victory of the tournament, when he brought down No. 22 seed and three-time slam winner Stan Wawrinka in five sets.
Even with the loss, the 6-foot-11 Opelka’s ranking jumped up to around No. 53 in the world, one off his career-high rank.
In addition, he won a prize check of $139,934.
Little League All-Stars compete at sectional and state tournaments
Palm Coast Little League's All-Star teams battled through their respective sectional and state tournaments over the past week. Here's how they did:
- The juniors softball team lost 13-0 and 17-0 in the state tournament and placed sixth in the state.
- The majors softball team lost 12-11 and 11-7 in their sectional games.
- The 11-and under softball team went 1-1 at the state tournament, winning 24-14 and eventually losing 23-1 to last year's state champion, Windermere. The girls finished fourth in the state.
- The 11-and-under baseball team lost 11-1 and 10-0 in its sectional games.
Up next: Palm Coast is hosting junior baseball's sectional tournament Saturday, July 13, at the Indian Trails Sports Complex. Games are at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with Palm Coast playing at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Palm Coast's major baseball team plays its sectional tournament starting at 10 a.m. in Port St. John.
Bulldogs girls soccer coach to be inducted into FACA Hall of Fame
Flagler Palm Coast head girls soccer coach Pete Hald announced that he will be inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Hald, who eclipsed 450 during the 2018-19 season, is entering his 29th season with the Bulldogs.
Two Matanzas wrestlers go undefeated at AAU Nationals
Two members of the Mutiny wrestling club went undefeated at the 2019 National AAU Scholastic Duals.
Matanzas' Quenteen Robinson pinned all 10 of his opponents, and Shaun Culbreth beat six state medalists on his way to a 10-0 record.The club finished fifth in the Bronze Division of the AAU national event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World.