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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Costa Rica's ITF Grade 1 Coffee Bowl Acceptances Feature 32 Americans

There isn't much going on in tennis this week, particularly in junior tennis, but the acceptances for the first ITF Grade 1 of the year in San Jose Costa Rica have been posted, with 14 US boys and 18 US girls receiving entry into the main draw of the tournament, which begins on January 6th.

The field for the 56th edition of the Coffee Bowl doesn't appear to be particularly strong this year, with players without an ITF ranking of any kind able to get into the girls qualifying.

The US boys who have entered the main draw are: Dali Blanch, Stefan Leustian, Benjamin Kittay, Jack Anthrop, Connor Krug, Max McKennon, Bruno Kuzuhara, Adit Sinha, Jake Krug, Sam Scherer, Billy Suarez, Alex Finkelstein, Jakub Ostajewski and Ekansh Kumar.

The US girls entered in the main draw are: Charlotte Owensby, Tara Malik, Sofia Camila Rojas, Dakota Fordham, Rebecca Lynn, Ava Krug, Nevena Carton, Gabriella Soliman, Jaedan Brown, Calissa Dellabarca, Minorka Miranda, Mary Grace Armistead, Alexia Harmon, Leah Kuruvilla, Cecilia Garibay, Alexis Blokhina, Maria Rizzolo and Mia Slama.

The tournament website often has live streaming of matches, especially the featured night matches, which draw large crowds to the San Jose Country Club. Wimbledon girls doubles champion Abbey Forbes, now a freshman at UCLA, won the girls title last year. Wimbledon boys singles champion Shintaro Mochizuki of Japan took the boys title.