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Friday, January 2, 2015

Chen, Genesen Win USTA 18s Winter Nationals Titles

The first gold balls of 2015 have been awarded with the completion of the USTA Winter Nationals today in Scottsdale and Tucson Arizona.

William Genesen, seeded No. 8, won the boys 18s title, defeating unseeded Alafia Ayeni 6-4, 6-1 in the final.  No. 2 seed Kelly Chen won the girls 18s title, beating No. 10 seed Mia Horvit 6-3, 7-6(3). 

Probably due to Wednesday's washout, some changes to the format were made for the 16s and 18s doubles semifinals, which are usually decided by the best of three full sets. Two of the semifinals, in the girls 18s and boys 16s, finished in match tiebreakers instead. In the 12s and 14s, the two semifinal matches that went to three sets were decided in a standard third set.

Complete draws for the 12s and 14s are at this TennisLink site.  The complete draws for the 16s and 18s are at this TennisLink site.

Complete results of the singles and doubles finals in all four age divisions are below:


G12s: Gianna Pielet(4) def. Mae Canete(3) 0-6, 6-3, 6-2

B12s: Niroop Vallabhaneni(4) def. Jameson Corsillo (15) 6-1, 6-4

G14s: Cali Jankowski(16) def. Sara Choy (4) 6-4, 6-4

B14s: Govind Nanda (3) def. Jaycer Calleros 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

G16s:  Morgan Coppoc (2) def. Chiara Lommer (4) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

B16s: JJ Wolf(2) def. Jake Van Emburgh(3) 7-6(1), 6-2

G18s: Kelly Chen(2) def. Mia Horvit(10) 6-3, 7-6(3)

B18s: William Genesen(8) def. Alafia Ayeni 6-4, 6-1


B18s: Korey Lovett and Spencer Richey def. Henry Gordon and Reese Stalder(5) 6-2, 6-0

G18s: Jessie Aney and Christina Rosca(3) def. Samantha Hampton and Bess Waldram(9) 6-2, 6-4

B16s: Bennett Crane and Sean Sculley(1) def. Jake Van Emburgh and JJ Wolf(8) 6-3, 6-1

G16s: Elysia Bolton and Grace Joyce(2) def. Anna Brylin and Victoria Emma 6-3, 6-3

B14s: Jaycer Calleros and Kevin Zhu(2) def. Nathan Han and Jake Sands(1) 6-0, 6-3

G14s: Jayci Goldsmith and Chelsea Kung(3) def. Shelly Yaloz and Marlee Zein(2) 6-4, 6-1

B12s: Hunter Heck and Karl Lee(3) def. Aidan Mayo and Billy Suarez(1) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

G12s: Gabriella Price and Yashna Yellayi(1)  def. Charlotte Owensby and Gianna Pielet(2) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4