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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Monday's Finals Set for USTA 18s and 16s Winter Nationals; 12s and 14s in Tucson Also Expected to Conclude on Schedule Monday

The first gold balls of 2022 will be distributed Monday with the finals of the USTA Winter Nationals on tap at the 16s and 18s in Lake Nona Florida and the 12s and 14s at the Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson Arizona. Three of the 18s singles finalists will be competing in the doubles finals, with Piper Charney, Nicolas Kotzen and Lucas Brown all in the running for two gold balls. I was able to watch some of the 16s singles semifinals via the National Campus Playsight system; the 18s semifinals were not on courts with Playsight.

Girls 18s singles semifinal results:
Piper Charney[26] d. Ava Bruno 7-5, 7-5
Katie Codd[7] d. Tsehay Driscoll 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

G18s finals:
Piper Charney[26] v Katie Codd[7]
Piper Charney and Natalie Block[4] v Ava Bruno and Erin Ha

B18s singles semifinal results:
Nicolas Kotzen[23] d. Ryan Torres[16] 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Lucas Brown[18] d. Emon Van Loben Sels[14] 6-1, 6-3

B18s finals:
Nicolas Kotzen[23] v. Lucas Brown[18]
Lucas Brown and Grant Lothringer[1] v Nicolas Kotzen and Bjorn Swenson

G16s singles semifinals results:
Pearlie Zhang[13] d. Claire An[19] 6-3, 6-4
Taylor Goetz[22] d. Sophia Webster 6-2, 6-2

G16s finals:
Pearlie Zhang[13] v Taylor Goetz[22]
Olivia Center and Kate Fakih[4] v Elena Zhao and Mia Yamakita

B16s singles semifinal results:
Andrew Ena[4] d. Ari Cotoulas[1] 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Mitchell Lee[2] d. Lucas Coriaty 6-3, 6-0

B16s finals:
Andrew Ena[4] v Mitchell Lee[2]
Kaveh Taheri and Tyler Nguyen v Xander Barber and Stiles Brockett

Due to bad weather the previous two days, two rounds of singles (the quarterfinals and the semifinals) are on the schedule today in Tucson, and the doubles format was shortened to an eight-game pro set. The results for all the quarterfinals haven't yet been posted, but I'm including the results that have gone up, and will update everything tomorrow morning, hopefully with the pairings for the singles and doubles finals in all four draws.

Izyan Ahmad[1] d. Safir Azam[5] 6-2, 6-3
Andrew Johnson[3] d. Colter Amey[33] 6-0, 6-2
Vihaan Reddy[4] d. Keshav Muthuvel 6-4, 6-1 
Tanishk Konduri[7] d. Elliott Awomoyi[2] 6-1, 6-2

Izyan Ahmad[1] d. Andrew Johnson[3] 6-3, 6-4
Vihaan Reddy[4] d. Tanishk Konduri[7] 6-4, 6-0

Nathaniel Suh[5] d. Andrew Li 7-5, 6-1
Ford McCollum[10] d. Arin Pallegar[32] 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Jagger Leach[8] d. Jon Gamble[3] 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Zachary Cohen[2] d. Gus Grumet[22] 6-2, 6-3

Nathaniel Suh[5] d. Ford McCollum[10] 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Jagger Leach[8] d. Zachary Cohen[2] 6-0, 6-4

Sephi Sheng[12] d. Reagan Levine[5] 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Ellery Mendell[4] d. Kalista Papadopoulos[10] 6-3, 6-2
Akanksha Parashar[23] d. Raina Kim[27] 6-0, 6-3
Carrie-Anne Hoo[2] d. Daniella Navarro[15] 7-6(3), 7-5 

Sephi Sheng[12] d. Ellery Mendell[4] 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Carrie-Anne Hoo[2] d. Akanksha Parashar[23] 6-3 6-3

Laima Frosch[1] d. Alexis Nguyen[5] 6-3, 6-2
Emerey Gross[4] d. Amy Lee 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Capucine Jauffret[3] d. Aishi Bisht[7] 6-4, 6-1
Vessa Turley[20] v Annika Penickova[28] 7-5, 6-3

Laima Frosch[1] d. Emerey Gross[4] 6-4, 6-2
Capucine Jauffret[3] d. Vessa Turley[20] 6-1, 4-0, ret. inj.