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A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team has lost one of its most accomplished senior classes to graduation: midfielders Aidan Kirkbride, Will Mayhew and Tyler Gibson, defenders Thomas Allen and Anthony Perez and goalkeeper Klay Davis played in three consecutive NCAA tournaments (including the 2011 College Cup final). Junior striker Giuseppe Gentile also left school early to pursue a pro career (he is playing for the United Soccer Leagues Pro’s Orlando City FC).

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