Thursday, July 2, 2020

Megargee, Frosch Win Titles at 16s American Clay Court Nationals; UTR One-Day Tournaments Set for National Campus; Eight Top WTA Players Begin Play Friday at Young Kings Scholarship Exhibition in Kentucky

Owen Megargee, photo courtesy Tennis on Main
Champions in the 16s American Clay Court Nationals were crowned today at The Greenbrier resort, with rising sophomore and five-star recruit Owen Megargee taking the boys title and rising eight-grader and five-star recruit Laima Frosch claiming the girls title. Megargee, who came into the tournament with the highest UTR, defeated Chase Robinson, who had the second highest UTR in the field, 7-5, 2-6, 6-0 in the singles final, after they had won the doubles title earlier as a team. Frosch, who had the highest UTR in the girls draw, defeated Mia Robinson, Chase Robinson's sister, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the girls final, adding to her doubles title earlier.
Laima Frosch, photo courtesy Tennis on Main

Boys Singles:
1st: Owen Megargee
2nd: Chase Robinson
3rd: Ryan Mudre
4th: Bryson Cook

Girls Singles:
1st: Laima Frosch
2nd: Mia Robinson
3rd: Natalie Oliver
4th: Kiersten Tambe

Boys Doubles: Owen Megargee and Chase Robinson 
Girls Doubles: Laima Frosch and Natalie Oliver

The American Clay Court Nationals for the 12s and 14s are later this month at Centercourt in Chatham New Jersey. The 14s are July 10-12 and the 12s are July 17-19, with entries open through July 3 (tomorrow) for the 14s and July 10 for the 12s.

The USTA has announced several UTR events for the July 28-31 at the National Campus in Lake Nona, with a very attractive entrance fee of $0 for UTR members and $10 for non-UTR members. The All-American Match Play events, for players in the high school classes of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024, are one-day only, depending on gender and UTR rating, with two matches scheduled for each competitor. Training with USTA pros prior to the start of the late afternoon matches is available for a $40 fee. For more information, and a link to registration, see this USTA article.

Yesterday I mentioned the men's DraftKings All-American Team Cup getting underway in Georgia tomorrow, while up Interstate 75, eight accomplished women will be playing in the Young Kings Scholarship  Tournament in Nicholasville Kentucky.  Eugenie Bouchard will take on Jamie Loeb at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by Leylah Fernandez against CiCi Bellis, then Caty McNally versus Jessica Pegula, with Marine Partaud and Shelby Rogers completing the day's singles matches (NOTE: All these matches have been reconfigured as of 9 am July 3; it's Pegula v Bouchard; Bellis v McNally; Loeb v Rogers; Partuad v Fernandez). Streaming and live scoring is available through the TennisOne app, and Cracked Racquets will be providing commentary.