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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Damm and Quinn Top Kalamazoo 18s Seeds, Horovitz No. 1 in 16s; Scott and Trotter Win $25K USTA Pro Circuit Titles; Brooksby Falls in Atlanta Final; ITF World Junior Tennis 14U Team Event Begins Monday

The draws have been released for the USTA Nationals Boys 16s and 18s Championships in Kalamazoo, with play beginning Friday August 5th.

The B18s top 32 seeds:

1. Martin Damm
2. Ethan Quinn
3. Bruno Kuzuhara
4. Kyle Kang
5. Michael Zheng
6. Nishesh Basavareddy
7. Alex Michelsen
8. Learner Tien
9. Sebastian Gorzny
10. Cooper Williams
11. Ozan Colak
12. Nicholas Godsick
13. Samir Banerjee
14. Hudson Rivera
15. Jack Anthrop
16. Aidan Kim
17. Alexander Frusina
18. Jonach Braswell(WC)
19. Kaylan Bigun
20. Jelani Sarr
21. Meecah Bigun
22. Lucas Brown
23. Ryan Colby
24. Braden Shick
25. Adit Sinha
26. Bryce Nakashima(WC)
27. Alexander Visser
28. Nicholas Heng
29. Landon Ardila
30. Marko Mesarovic
31. Sebastian Sec
32. Alexander Razeghi

Boys 16s Top 32 seeds:
1. Roy Horovitz
2. Quang Duong
3. Adhithya Ganesan
4. Cooper Woestendick
5. Darwin Blanch(WC)
6. Matthew Forbes
7. Stiles Brockett
8. Ian Bracks
9. Mitchell Lee
10. Cyrus Mahjoob
11. Andrew Ena
12. Rudy Quan
13. Calvin Baierl
14. Maxwell Exsted
15. Jordan Reznik
16. Aidan Atwood
17. Chase Fralick
18. Lucas Coriarty
19. Kase Schinnerer
20. Shaurya Bharadwaj
21. Paris Pouatcha (WC)
22. Asror Ismoilov
23. Mikel Anderson
24. Callum Markowitz
25. Sanjeev Chundu
26. Cassius Chinlund
27. Krish Arora
28. Matthew Staton
29. Raghav Jangbahadur
30. Cayden Wang
31. Mikkel Zinder
32. Saahith Jayaraman

For the remaining 33 seeds, see the draws at the the PlayTennis site.

Dallas $25K champion Katrina Scott

Eighteen-year-old Katrina Scott won her second $25K title of the month today, claiming the women's USTA Pro Circuit title in Dallas Texas.  The fifth-seeded Scott, who won the Columbus $25K to start July, ended the month with a convincing 6-1, 6-0 victory over fellow American teenager Elvina Kalieva, the No. 6 seed.  Scott hit ten aces and made 80 percent of her first serves, which explains the lopsided score. Kalieva made only 45 percent of her first serves and had more double faults(4) than aces(3). Although her points are coming from the lowest level, Scott now will move into contention for the USTA's US Open Wild Card Challenge, with two more weeks of competition.

Qualifier James Trotter of Japan, who survived a three-hour and 22 minute semifinal yesterday, had enough energy to come back for his seventh win in seven days in today's final at the $25,000 USTA men's Pro Circuit tournament in Edwardsville Illinois. The Ohio State Buckeye defeated No. 8 seed Nathan Ponwith(Arizona State) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 for his first singles title on the Pro Circuit. 

At the ATP Challenger 80 in Winnipeg, former USC star Emilio Gomez of Ecuador, the No. 2 seed, defeated former NC State standout Alexis Galarneau of Canada 6-3, 7-6(4) in the final. It's Gomez's fourth Challenger title and his second this year.

No. 6 seed Jenson Brooksby defeated No. 4 seed Frances Tiafoe last night in the ATP Atlanta Open semifinals 6-1, 6-4, reaching his third ATP final, but he again fell short of his first title, losing to No. 3 seed Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3, 6-3 this evening. 

The ITF's team event for 14-and-under players begins Monday in Prostejov Czech Republic, with the USA boys seeded third and the USA girls seeded second. The Czech Republic is No. 1 in the girls draw and Italy is No. 1 in the boys draw. The tournament begins with round robin play; Monday's match ups and the groups can be found in this ITF Junior Circuit article.  The USA's girls team consists of Shannon Lam, Julieta Pareja and Capucine Jauffret; the USA boys team is Carel Ngounoue, Keaton Hance and Jack Kennedy. Kathy Rinaldi and Jose Caballero are the captains.