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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).

Favorite: Notre Dame

Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

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