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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easter Bowl Wild Cards; Tonight's Team USA Coaching, Development Program Honorees Announced

The 12s and 14s Easter Bowl Championships are already underway, so without further delay, the names of the Easter Bowl wild cards I received yesterday:

Boys’ ITF
Main Draw
· Sebastian Korda
· Danny Thomas

Boys’ 16
· William Grant
· Jaycer Lyeons

Boys’ 14
· Martin Damm
· Hugo Hashimoto
· Benjamin Kittay

Girls’ ITF
Main Draw
· Emma Decoste
· Marlee Zein
· Hannah Zhao
· Dalayna Hewitt

· Elizabeth Mandlik
· Riley McQuaid

Girls’ 16
· Hailey Baptiste
· Lauren Stein
· Emma Navarro
· MacKenzie Clark

Girls’ 14
· Jenna DeFalco
· Sofia Rojas
· Leyden Games

Girls’ 12
· Mina Ewing
· Sophia Zaslow

The girls 14s draw has already lost its No. 1 seed, with Muskan Mahajan beating 14s Winter Nationals champion Mae Fmar Canete 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Saturday's first round.

Draws and results for the 12s and 14s are available at the TennisLink site.

The qualifying for the Grade B1 ITF event began on Saturday, with the qualifying seeds in action for the first time beginning today. There are two rounds of qualifying today, with those advancing to the main draw getting a day off on Monday.

The Team USA Awards Reception, which begins with the player party tonight at 5:30 pm, will provide recognition to the following coaches, section and program:

2015 TEAM USA Developmental Coaches of the Year: Guy Fritz and Diego Moyano
2015 TEAM USA Developmental Program of the Year: 4 Star Tennis Academy (Fairfax, Virginia)
2015 TEAM USA Player Development Section of the Year: Mid-Atlantic Section
TEAM USA Legendary Coach Awards:
Dick Gould 
Pancho Segura 
Tim Gullikson