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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Eddie Herr ITF Preview; Seven US Girls, Three US Boys Advance to Third Round at Yucatan ITF Grade A

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I will be taking Thanksgiving Day off again this year, but I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all the readers who have made Zootennis.com a part of their lives throughout the year. I continue to enjoy my role in connecting the junior and college tennis worlds to that of professional tennis and look forward to continuing to watch and comment on the sport.  Thank you again for your interest in the side of tennis that is not always in the spotlight, but is a crucial part of the sport's success.

The Eddie Herr ITF Grade 1 begins Saturday with the first round of qualifying, and the fields feature defending champion Adrian Andreev of Bulgaria and World No. 1 junior Clara Burel of France. My preview of the tournament is available now at the Tennis Recruiting Network.

The second round of the ITF Grade A in Yucatan is complete, with three US boys and seven US girls advancing to the third round.  Drew Baird[3], Tyler Zink[9] and Emilio Nava[10] are into the boys round of 16; US girls into the round of 16 are qualifier Alexandra Yepifanova, Savannah Broadus, Hurricane Tyra Black[8], Hina Inoue, Charlotte Chavatipon, Kailey Evans and Coco Gauff[2].