Eric Boal of the LA Daily News wrote a feature on Ryan Thacher in advance of the Winter Nationals in Phoenix, which began with two rounds of singles today. Since his very tough loss in the 16s finals in Kalamazoo, Thacher has played almost exclusively in Southern California and is seeded No. 4 in the 18s in Phoenix. Next up for Thacher is 15-year-old Floridian Alex Domijan, who is, of course, unseeded in the 18s, but finished fourth in Kalamazoo behind only Brennan Boyajian, Thacher and Adam El Mihdawy.
I've never been to the Winter Nationals, because I devote so much time to the Florida junior swing and need a break, but I'll be following the results closely. The draws for the 16s & 18s are here. The draws for the 12s & 14s are here.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006