Two of the top 14-year-old girls in the country, Ronit Yurovsky and Belinda Niu, were profiled in their local papers recently, in the context of high school tennis, of course.
Niu, from Portland, is apparently joining the USTA High Performance Training Center in Boca Raton, although this article says that she is going to the Evert Academy, which I think is just confusion on the part of the Portland Tribune reporter. Niu won the Oregon high school state championship 6-0, 6-0 as a freshman last spring, so it's understandable that she would leave that level of competition behind. The 16s clay court champion is ranked seventh in the USTA 16s rankings and also is seventh in the Tennis Recruiting Network's 2011 class.
Yurovsky, from the Pittsburgh area, is playing high school tennis in her freshman year this fall, according to this profile in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Yurovsky is currently ranked fifth in the USTA 14s rankings, and tenth in the class of 2012 by the Tennis Recruiting Network.
Saturday in Champaign, the ITF Grade 4 was concluded, with Garrett Brasseaux defeating Christian Harrison in three sets to win the boys title, and CC Sardinha downing Michaela Boev of Belgium, also in three sets. For complete results, visit the TennisLink site.
Saturday, September 20, 2008