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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays!

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I will be taking time off the next couple of days for the Christmas holiday, but I'll be back on Tuesday with information on the USTA Winter Nationals, with the 12s and 14s in Tucson as usual, and the 16s and 18s at the USTA's Lake Nona National Campus for the first time. Both tournaments begin on Wednesday, December 27th.

A couple of items I wanted to mention that I learned while I was in Florida: The Orange Bowl will be in Plantation Florida for at least another two years, with a contract signed with the city through 2019. 

The additional players from the US traveling to Europe for the Nike International and Les Petits As next month have been selected.  The three girls that won their places on the team during the Les Petits As Playoff tournament back in November are Katrina Scott, Katja Wiersholm and Vivian Ovrootsky.  The fourth place finisher, Robin Montgomery, has also been selected to the team.  Coco Gauff, who made the semifinals at Les Petits As last year as a 12-year-old, was invited, but declined. She has entered the Australian Open Junior Championships, which are around the same time. The fourth boy selected for the team after Evan Wen, John Kim and Victor Lilov also came in fourth in the playoff: Jonah Braswell.