Concord High School Student About To Compete For The National Championship


One of the Charlotte region’s best athletes is about to compete on a national stage for the title of the best high school tennis player in America.

Concord’s own Kate Earnhardt, who went undefeated last year and helped secure CFA Academy’s first girls state title in Cabarrus County history, was just invited to compete in the New Balance High School Championships.

According to the event’s description, “The New Balance High School Tennis Championship is the first event of its kind, crowning the individual HS National Champions for the last 3 years…it will be held at Weil Academy in Ojai, CA from July 24-27, 2017… On July 27th the tournament will honor one boy and one girl as the New Balance High School Tennis Champion.”

The invitations and seeding for the event was determined by examining the highest ranked players in every region of the country, based on the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system.

Earnhardt will be joining 63 other great high school players starting on July 24th to find out who our country’s best high-school tennis player is.

You can follow the results of the tournament on the USTA’s tournament page here.

Go Kate!