Team Brier Creek Ortho

Playing out of Brier Creek Country Club

 

 

 

Brent Bennett (Captain)
• Director of Tennis at Brier Creek Country Club
• NTRP 5.0 rating
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
Gani Adelekan
• Played Davis Cup for Nigeria
• Former Nigeria #1 ranking
• Junior Tennis Director at Seven Oaks Racquet & Swim Club
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
Ben Hunter
• Collegiate tennis at Pfeiffer University, #1 doubles, Conference Tournament Award
• #17 junior ranking in Georgia
• Assistant Tennis Pro at Hasentree Club
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
IB Ilesamni
• Played Davis Cup for Nigeria
• ATP top 1400 singles & doubles rankings
• Tennis Pro at Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
Michael Polasek
• Collegiate tennis at University of New Mexico, #1, 4-time All-Mountain West Conference honors
• South African Junior Champion and #1 ranking
• 2017 USTA Men’s 35’s National Dbls Champion
• NTRP 5.5
• General Manager, Hollow Rock Country Club
• First year in Raleigh Pro League
Will Rollinson
• Collegiate tennis North Carolina State University, played in 2012 NCAA Tournament
• 6-time State Champions at Cardinal Gibbons High School
• Top-5 NC junior ranking, Top-20 Southern ranking, 2-time National Open runner-up
• Plays USTA 5.0 men’s and 10.0 mixed leagues
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
Jose Velazquez
• Collegiate tennis at Catawba College, #1 singles & doubles, SAC Conference Player of the Year
• Davis Cup Player for the Dominican Republic
• Top-400 ITF junior world ranking
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
Tessie Choo
• Collegiate tennis at East Tennessee State University (2012-2016), #1 Sgls & Dbls
• Southern Conference 1st Team All-Conference and MVP
• Wake Forest Invitational Champion (Sgls), Elon Fall Invitational Champion (Sgls & Dbls), USC Upstate Fall Classic Winner (Sgls & Dbls)
• NTRP 5.5
• First year in Raleigh Pro League
Val Dandik Evans
• Collegiate tennis at University of Missouri and University of Cincinnati, #2-3 Sgls, #1-2 Dbls at UC
• Top-300 ITF ranking (U18)
• Top-10 Canadian junior ranking
• First year in Raleigh Pro League
Kim Ezzo
• Collegiate tennis at MercyHurst University (Class of 2011), 1st Team All-Conference all 4 years
• Held #1 junior ranking in NE Ohio in every age division
• Returning in Raleigh Pro League player
Shannon Gallas
• Collegiate tennis at University of Pittsburg, Class of 2010, Senior Co-Captain
• Teaching Pro at Cary Tennis Park
• Plays USTA 5.0 Women's, 9.5 Mixed, 10.0 Mixed and Combo, reached Southern Section Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
• Returning Raleigh Pro League player
Kristen Kepler
• Collegiate tennis at University of Virginia, #1 dbls & #6 sgls
• Ranked #4 (doubles) NCAA East Region (‘91-’92)
• Top 50 Juniors ranking in Western Section
• 2016 National Champions, USTA 4.5+ League (18-0 record in Dbls)
• 2017 Carolina Cup and Senior Southern Cup player
• NTRP 5.0
• First year in Raleigh Pro League
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