Top-seeded Jack Sock of Lincoln, Neb., successfully defended his USTA Boysâ€™ 18s National title, and Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio, captured the USTA Girlsâ€™ 18s National Championships as the No. 1 seed on Sunday.Â Both Sock and Davis will receive a main draw wild card into the 2011 US Open.
Sock defeated No. 2 seed Mitchell Frank of Annandale, Va., 6-3, 6-0, in Sundayâ€™s final at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, and did not drop a single set en route to successfully defending his boysâ€™ 18s title and becoming the first back-to-back National Champion since Donald Young in 2005-06.Â Sock was forced to win two matches on Sunday, as his semifinal match against No. 4 seed Marcos Giron was suspended on Saturday due to rain with Sock up 7-6(5), 3-2 (he ultimately won the second set 6-3).Â Sock also won the boysâ€™ 18s doubles title with fellow Nebraskan Jackson Withrow of Omaha, and will earn a main draw doubles wild card into the 2011 US Open.Â Sock, the reigning US Open boysâ€™ champion, becomes the first player to sweep the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boysâ€™ 18s National Championships since Young in 2006.
Davis, who is coached by John Evert and trains regularly with Chris Evert at the Evert Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., beat No. 4 seed Nicole Gibbs of Santa Monica, Calif., 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-4, in Sundayâ€™s girlsâ€™ 18s final at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, and will make her second appearance in a Grand Slam main draw; she won a USTA playoff in December to earn a wild card into the 2011 Australian Open, where she faced Samantha Stosur in the first round.Â Gibbs, a rising sophomore who helped lead the Stanford Cardinal to the NCAA womenâ€™s team final in May, was the girlsâ€™ 18s runner-up for the second consecutive year.