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Tennis star from Severna Park has eyes on U.S. Open National Playoffs
Tennis star from Severna Park has eyes on U.S. Open National Playoffs

On the green clay tennis courts of Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park during a Wednesday afternoon in early August, Patrick Daciek is bursting with energy, ready for a challenge. The Severna Park graduate is about to play in the quarterfinals of the Chartwell Classic, his leadup event to this week's U.S. Open National Playoffs, a tournament pitting the 13 United States Tennis Assocation regional champions against each other in New Haven, Conn., with a spot in the U.S. Open qualifying rounds on the line. All the work Daciek (pronounced DAY-cee-ick), the Mid-Atlantic champion, has put in over the past two months will culminate this week, and his match at Chartwell against Alex...

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