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Friday, December 27, 2019

My Junior Orange Bowl Recap; USTA Winter Nationals Begin Saturday in Arizona and Florida

My recap of last week's Junior Orange Bowl tournament in Miami, which featured the worst weather I've experienced in 16 years of covering the event, is available now at the Tennis Recruiting Network. Americans Nishesh Basavareddy and Stephanie Yakoff won the 14s titles, with Russia's Mirra Andreeva and Great Britain's Benjamin Gusic Wan taking the 12s titles. I did manage to get some videos of all the winners and finalists, and hope to process and post them by the end of next month.

The USTA's Winter National Championships begin tomorrow, with the 12s and 14s divisions playing in Tucson Arizona and the 16s and 18s playing at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona Florida. This year the 16s will play on clay and the 18s on hard courts. The 12s and 14s play on hard courts. Below are the Top 8 seeds in all eight divisions; draws can be found at the TennisLink sites linked above. The 16s and 18s have a separate website in addition to the TennisLink site.

Girls 18s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Sarah Hamner
2. Neha Velaga
3. Julia Fliegner
4. Gianna Pielet
5. Emma Staker
6. Brooke Killingsworth
7. Kathryn Treiber
8. Allie Gretkowski

Girls 16s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Aubrey Nisbet
2. Katie Codd
3. Ria Bhakta
4. Kida Ferrari
5. Stephanie Yakoff
6. Anna Neyestani
7. Vivian Miller
8. Ann Guerry

Girls 14s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Kinaa Graham
2. Alexia Harmon
3. Susanna Maltby
4. Meg McCarty
5. Sage Loudon
6. Victoria Zhao
7. Amber Yin
8. Nina Wiese

Girls 12s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Mia Yamakita
2. Alexis Nguyen
3. Eleana Zhao
4. Kirsten Woods
5. Maya Iyengar
6. Sabrina Lin
7. Sara Shumate
8. Elizabeth Fauchet
Boys 18s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Logan Zapp
2. Leighton Allen
3. Welsh Hotard
4. Benjamin Koch
5. Ayran Chaudhary
6. Thomas Paulsell
7. Coy Simon
8. Ben Shelton

Boys 16s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Louis Cloud
2. Daniel Schmelka
3. Michael Zheng
4. Walker Oberg
5. Kurt Miller
6. Ethan Quinn
7. Sebastian Gorzny
8. Lucas Brown

Boys 14s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Carson Baker
2. Alexander Frusina
3. Lucas Coriaty
4. Adam Sun
5. Quang Duong
6. Cooper Woestendick
7. Soham Purohit
8. Mason Nguyen 

Boys 12s Top 8 Seeds:
1. Jagger Leach
2. Roman Sancilio
3. Dominick Mosejczuk
4. Gray Kelley
5. Ford McCollum
6. Nav Dayal
7. Lachlan Gaskell
8. Andrew Li


College Fan said...

Nakashima beat Fritz Friday in the Hawaii Open. He plays Querrey in the finals. Collins plays Kerber.