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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Eddie Herr 12s Underway

©Colette Lewis 2007--
Brandenton, FL--

The boys' 12s went off bright and early Saturday morning, and a couple of the U.S. favorites, Joseph DiGiulio, a No. 1 seed, and Justin Butsch, who is unseeded, came through without dropping a game. Two other U.S. No. 1 seeds, Grayson Goldin and Roy Lederman, finished off their opponents by 6-1, 6-1 scores. The other U.S. No. 1 seed, Luca Corinteli, won 6-2, 6-3.

The girls' 12s featured four U.S. seeds, and all won, and nearly as easily as the boys. Madison Keys advanced with a 6-1, 6-2 win; Tina Jiang won 6-2, 6-1; Victoria Duval didn't lose a game while Sachia Vickery lost only one.

For complete results and draws, click here.


Anonymous said...

I couldn't help but notice that there is an American boy named Stefan Kozlov in the 12s who, according to tennisrecruiting.net, is in the class of 2016, which is three classes below the likes of Di Giulio, Butsch, and Lederman. He won his first match 6-1, 6-2, and he's beaten some highly rated players like Grayson Goldin and Baker Newman.

Does anyone know how old this kid is? And just how good is he? If he's as young as his class indicates, then he would seem to be one to watch (at least as a future great player in the 12s).

Colette Lewis said...

Kozlov is nine years old.

Anonymous said...

Stefan's father, Andrei, owns XL Tennis Academy in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Andrei has taught many nationally and internationally ranked juniors. He is an excellent coach and a good man.

Anonymous said...

In the end, he is 9. Hopefully, he is having fun, but still does well. A lot of things happen between 9 and 17. Let's not get carried away. Best of luck to him though.