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Monday, July 30, 2018

Kalamazoo Seeds, Draws Posted; USA's ITF World Junior Tennis Teams; USTA National 18s Team Championships Underway

Courts at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium
The seeds and draws are out for the USTA Boys 18s and 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, which begin with the first round of 18s singles and two rounds of 18s doubles on Friday, August 3rd.

There are a total of 64 seeds in the 256 draws, with the top 32 seeds receiving first round byes.  Below are the Top 16 seeds in each division:

Boys 18s
1. Patrick Kypson
2. DJ Thomas
3. Brandon Nakashima
4. Jenson Brooksby
5. Tristan Boyer
6. Drew Biard
7. Siem Woldeab
8. Cannon Kingsley
9. Kevin Zhu
10. Trey Hilderbrand
11. Andrew Fenty
12. Tyler Zink
13. Emilio Nava
14. Govind Nanda
15. Ryan Goetz
16. Keenan Mayo

Boys 16s
1. Keshav Chopra
2. Maxwell McKennon
3. Alex Lee
4. Zane Khan
5. Logan Zapp
6. Zachery Lim
7. Ryan Fishback
8. Aryan Chaudhary
9. Marcus McDaniel
10. Spencer Brachman
11. Hunter Heck
12. Alex Bernard
13. Andrew Dale
14. David Lins
15. Martin Damm
16. Karl Lee

The complete lists of seeds are available via sorting menu here and the draws are available here. Match times will be posted later in the week.

The top 14-year-olds will not be playing in Kalamazoo or San Diego (or Mobile) next month, due to the annual ITF World Junior Tennis 14U team competition held during the same time in the Czech Republic.  The teams representing the USA in the 16-team competition are below, with the US girls the defending champions.

Girls team:

Reese Brantmeier (13, Whitewater, Wis.)

Robin Montgomery (13, Washington, D.C.)

Katrina Scott (14, Woodland Hills, Calif.)

Captain: USTA National Coach Jean Desdunes

Boys team:

Bruno Kuzuhara (14, Coconut Creek, Fla.)

Victor Lilov (14, Raleigh, N.C.)

Evan Wen (14, Morristown, N.J.)

Captain: USTA National Coach Jon Glover

The week before the USTA Nationals is set aside for the USTA's National 18s Team championships, with the boys event in Champaign Illinois and the girls event in Claremont California.  The boys semifinals are today, with top seed Southern California playing 5-8 seed Eastern and No. 2 seed Midwest playing No. 3 seed Texas.  The draw for the boys tournament can be found here, with results also at the Tennis Link site.  The girls event began yesterday and finishes Wednesday, with a draw not available, but results can be viewed at the Tennis Link site.

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