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Monday, August 12, 2013

USTA National Championship Winners; USA Girls Win ITF 14U World Junior Tennis Championships, Boys Fall in Final

18s Champion Sachia Vickery

The Tennis Recruiting Network will begin its in-depth coverage of last week's National Championships starting with the girls 12s on Tuesday, but here are all the singles finals results and links to the TennisLink site for complete draws.

Girls 12s:  Hurricane Tyra Black(1) def. Carson Branstine(2) 6-4, 6-2

Boys 12s:  Jenson Brooksby(1) def. Thomas Yu(4) 6-3, 6-1

Girls 14s:  Kayla Day(2) def.  Ashley Lahey(1) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Boys 14s:  Brian Cernoch(15) def. Maxwell Mendelsohn(2) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Girls 16s:  Katherine Stewart(2) def. Ena Shibahara(1) 6-4, 6-1

Boys 16s:  Tommy Paul(3) def. Jake DeVine(4) 6-3, 6-1

Girls 18s:  Sachia Vickery(1) def. Allie Kiick(2) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

Boys 18s:  Collin Altamirano def. Jared Donaldson(14) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4

Last year the boys 14-and-under team from the United States won the ITF World Junior Tennis competition in the Czech Republic. This year it was the girls' turn, with CiCi Bellis, Claire Liu and Michaela Gordon, who were seeded a surprisingly low fifth, beating No. 2 seeds Russia 2-0 in the final. Bellis and Liu won their singles matches, so the doubles weren't played.  

The boys team of Gianni Ross, Sam Riffice and Patrick Kypson, seeded fourth, lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to No. 2 seed Russia, losing the doubles rubber 7-5, 7-6(6).

For more on the WJT finals, see this article from the ITF junior website. Complete results are here.


Austin said...

Been wrong a time or two for sure on top juniors advancing into the pro ranks, but I called Vickery becoming the best junior when she was 10yrs old(patting myself on back). Good to see her step up and rise to the top against junior competition.