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Friday, November 23, 2018

Sixty US Players Begin Eddie Herr ITF Qualifying Saturday; USTA National Indoor Championships Underway

Entrance to IMG Academy, Home to the Eddie Herr International Jr Championships
Qualifying has been underway in the younger age divisions of the Eddie Herr since Wednesday (qualifying draws can be found here), and on Saturday, the ITF Grade 1 qualifying begins on the Har-Tru courts of the IMG Academy.  Twenty-three US boys and 37 US girls are vying for the eight spots in main draw, with one round played Saturday and two rounds played Sunday.

The US boys seeded in the qualifying are No. 4 Ronan Jachuck and No. 6 Blaise Bicknell.  The top seed in qualifying is Ki Lung Ng of Hong Kong, who is currently 91 in the ITF Junior rankings.

The US girls seeded in the qualifying are Charlotte Owensby[4], Elvina Kalieva[6], Kailey Evans[9], Jenna DeFalco[11], Nikki Redelijk[13], Sofia Rojas[14] and Julia Andreach[15]. Ana Luiza Cruz of Brazil, who is currently No. 139, is the top seed in the girls qualifying.

The USTA National Indoor Championships are being held at sites across the country this weekend, with play beginning today.  Below are the Top 8 seeds for each division. Click on the header to go to the TennisLink site for results.

Boys 12s (Flushing Meadows New York)
1. Alexander Razeghi
2. A Filer
3. Maxwll Exsted
4. Rohan Belday
5. Santiago Muhala
6. Joseph Hobbs
7. Cooper Woestendick
8. Jordan Reznik

Boys 14s (Chicago Illinois)
1. Yannik Rahman
2. Grant Lothringer
3. John Lasanajak
4. Will Mayew
5. Nicholas Chen
6. Sebastian Gorzny
7. Ritesh Patil
8. Evan Wen

Boys 16s (Wayland Mass)
1. Aryan Chaudhary
2. Carter Crookston
3. Dillon Blake
4. Muhammad Dossani
5. Thomas Paulsell
6. Kieran Foster
7. Jameson Corsillo
8. Saiprakash Goli

Boys 18s (Overland Park Kansas)
1. Wesley Barnett
2. Leighton Allen
3. Alejandro Quiles
4. Luke Vandecasteele
5. Andrew Zhang
6. Logan Zapp
7. Ryder Jackson
8. Matthew Segura

Girls 12s (Manchester Mass)
1. Amber Yin
2. Emily Baek
3. Thea Latak
4. Thalia Smith
5. Linda Ziets-Segura,
6. Anya Murthy
7. Patricia Grigoras
8. Angela Huang

Girls 14s (Toledo Ohio)
1. Nishitha Saravanan
2. Meera Jesudason
3. Aubrey Nisbet
4. Nishi Gandra
5. Salma Farhat
6. Kinaa Graham
7. none
8. Manci Pal

Girls 16s (Minneapolis Minn) 
1. Ava Catanzarite
2. Rachel Arbitman
3. Nadejda Maslova
4. Sonia Maheshwari
5. Iris Gallo
6. Katja Wiersholm
7. Eleanor Schulson
8. Brooke Killingsworth

Girls 18s (Memphis Tenn)
1. Andrea Cerdan
2. Zoe Howard
3. Elizabeth Coleman
4. Josie Frazier
5. Page Freeman
6. Valencia Xu
7. Ashley Yeah
8. Anessa Lee

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