2014/07/24

John McNally, Alaina Miller Capture 16s Singles Titles At USTA International Spring Championships

John McNally, USA, winner of boys 16 singles, photo By Cynthia Lum / USTA

John McNally, USA, winner of boys 16 singles, photo By Cynthia Lum / USTA

CARSON, Calif., (April 5, 2014) – No matter how hard he tried during the latter stages of his Boys’ 16s finals match at the 10th annual USTA International Spring Championships on Saturday, Cincinnati’s John McNally could not get rid of haunting memories of letting a huge USTA national title slip away from him like he did at last year’s ASICS Easter Bowl.
McNally, who held a championship point and was one point away from a gold ball before falling to Connor Hance last April in the 14s finals at the USTA Spring Nationals in Rancho Mirage, did his best to put that memory behind him, ultimately beating No. 11-seeded Patrick Kypson of Greenville, N.C., 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, to win the Boys’ 16s at the StubHub Center.
“I was serving for it and I started having nightmares of last year’s Easter Bowl where I had a match point but I blew it,” said McNally, 15, who had to call for a trainer up 6-5 in the third set to work on a bad blister on his right foot. “My entire right foot is one big blister. It hurt when I pushed off. It feels like there’s liquid in it but there’s not.”
He continued: “I thought on the changeover to just come out and try to win the first point and take it one point at a time and see what happens. Patrick is a very, very, very good player and he’s going to have a very bright future.”
McNally wasn’t done there, also capturing the 16s doubles title later in the day with partner Gianni Ross of Burr Ridge, Ill., over Kypson and Trent Bryde of Suwanee, Ga., 6-2, 7-5.
Fifteen-year-old Alaina Miller of Saratoga, Calif., the No. 16-seeded player in the Girls’ 16s, used an effective two-handed forehand to beat hometown favorite and No. 13 seeded Kalani Soli of Carson, Calif., 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3), in the Girls’ 16 final.
“It was a nail-biter,” said Miller, coached by former SoCal junior and UC-Berkeley player J.P. Fruterro.
Miller was down 5-6 and serving and found herself down love-30 before digging deep and forcing a tiebreaker against Soli, who had about 25 area residents cheering her on. “I try not to show too much emotion,” said Miller after the match. “I found out working with my mental coach that if I don’t show emotion good or bad, then I play my best. Because if I’m saying, ‘Come On’, and that stuff I just don’t feel like that’s me. So I just try and keep it neutral.”
Miller said her mental coach has taught her to think of a song in times of duress. “When things are bad, I turn up the volume in my head and try to block out all of my thoughts and focus on the song,” she said, adding she was listening to Michael Jackson’s “Baby Be Mine” in her head during her most trying times on court.
“It was tough,” a positive Soli said afterward. “I think I was playing defense too much. With her two-handed forehand she hits really flat so it’s hard to get it back.”
Soli lives just down the street from the USTA Training Center-West but trains 15 miles away at the La Habra Tennis Center and is currently home schooled using K-12 Online school.
In the Boys’ 18s final on Sunday at 9 a.m., it will be top-seeded Francis Tiafoe of College Park, Md., against Naoki Nakagawa, the No. 2-seeded player from Fukuoka, Japan, who has been training at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., for the past four years. Nakagawa ousted local Taylor Fritz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-1.
In the Girls’ 18s final on Sunday also at 9 a.m. that, like the boys’ final, will be streamed live at www.usta.com/isc, No. 5-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., will take on Raveen Kingsley of Fulton, Md.
In the Boys’ 18s doubles final, Tommy Paul of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Henrik Wiersholm of Kirkland, Wash., downed William Blumberg of Greenwich, Conn., and Alex Rybakov of Coral Springs, Fla., 6-4, 6-2.
In the Girls’ 18s final former Australian Open junior doubles champion Gabby Andrews of Pomona, and partner Sandra Samir of Irvine, Calif., beat Francesca Dilorenzo of New Albany, Ohio, and Caroline Dolehide of Hinsdale, Ill., 3-6, 6-4, 10-5.
For a complete run down of Saturday’s scores and updated draws, as well as live streaming, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
SATURDAY’S SCORES
Boys’ 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Tiafoe, Francis (1) (College Park, MD)   def.  Kerznerman, Daniel (9) (Brooklyn, NY)   6-1, 6-1
Nakagawa, Naoki (2)  def.  Fritz, Taylor (7) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)   6-4, 6-1
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Final Round)
Paul, Tommy (Coconut Creek, FL) / Wiersholm, Henrik (3) (Kirkland, WA)  def.  Blumberg, William (Greenwich, CT) /  Rybakov, Alex (7) (Coral Springs, FL)  6-4, 6-2
Boys’ 16 Singles (Final Round)
McNally, John (9) (Cincinnati, OH)   def.  Kypson, Patrick (11) (Greenville, NC)   6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Final Round)
McNally, John (Cincinnati, OH) / Ross, Gianni (6) (Burr Ridge, IL)  def.  Bryde, Trent (Suwanee, GA) / Kypson, Patrick (8) (Greenville, NC)  6-2, 7-5
Girls’ 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Bellis, CiCI (5) (Atherton, CA)   def.  Chen, Kelly (Cerritos, CA)   6-2, 6-4
Kingsley, Raveena (9) (Fulton, MD)   def.  Arconada, Usue (4) (College Park, MD)   1-6, 7-6(3), 6-1
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Final Round)
Andrews, Gabrielle (Pomona, CA) / Samir, Sandra (7) (Irvine, CA)  def.  Dilorenzo, Francesca (New Albany, OH) / Dolehide, Caroline (Hinsdale, IL)  3-6, 6-4, 10-5
Girls’ 16 Singles (Final Round)
Miller, Alaina (16) (Saratoga, CA)   def.  Soli, Kalani (13) (Carson, CA)   6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3)
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Final Round)
Day, Kayla (Santa Barbara, CA) / Peus, Ryan (1) (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)  def.  Robinson, Jada (Reisterstown, MD) /  Smith, Alana (2) (Fort Washington, MD)  6-4, 4-6, 10-7
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Top-Seeded Tiafoe Leads Three Junior Tennis Champions Center Players Into Semifinals at USTA International Spring Championships

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CARSON, Calif., (April 4, 2014) – Top-seeded and International Tennis Federation world No. 7-ranked junior tennis player Francis Tiafoe got an assist from an unlikely source on Friday at the 10th annual USTA International Spring Championships taking place at the StubHub Center.
Halfway through his quarterfinal match against Sameer Kumar, the bottom of the front part of the sole of 16-year-old Tiafoe’s shoe began to peel off limiting his movement. After showing his coach and others that he could no longer continue to move without causing potential injury, RadioTennis.com commentator Ken Thomas, who was broadcasting his podcast live at a table about six feet from the baseline, offered up his size 10 Adidas shoes for Tiafoe to wear, which he slipped on and proceeded to use for the rest of the match. Tiafoe needed some time to get used to his new shoes, but ended up taking the match from the No. 8-seeded Kumar, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
“The radio guy helped me huge,” said Tiafoe, who last December became the youngest boys’ 18s champion in the 67-year history of the Orange Bowl International Championships. “It was awful. I couldn’t move to my right it and it was all peeled back. And they were Adidias, my company. So that was huge.”
Thomas, who played college tennis at the University of Wisconsin, said nothing like that ever happened to him before. “He asked what size and I said a 10,” Thomas said. “No one was helping the kid. You can hurt yourself. That was pretty wild. I would have done the same for Kumar.”
In a new pair of shoes on Saturday, Tiafoe will meet Daniel Kerznerman, the No. 9-seed from Brooklyn, N.Y. In a quarterfinal last year here, Tiafoe beat Kerznerman 7-6 in a third set. Kerznerman beat last year’s 18s finalist Henrik Wiersholm, the No. 4 seed from Kirkland, Wash. In the other semifinal it will be No. 2-seeded Japanese player Naoki Nakagawa vs. unseeded Tommy Paul of Coconut Creek, Fla.
College Park, Md., Junior Tennis Champions Center CEO Ray Benton liked what he saw watching Tiafoe and fellow JTCC player Usue Arconada and Ravenna Kingsley. The latter two will face off in a Girls’ 18s semifinal on Saturday.
The No. 9-seeded Kingsley beat No. 4 Arconada in straight sets the last time the two 15-year-old rivals met for third-place last August at the USTA Hardcourt Nationals in San Diego. In the other semifinal it will be two Californians doing battle as No. 5-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton faces unseeded Kelly Chen of nearby Cerritos.
In the boys’ 16s final, it will be No. 11 Patrick Kypson of Greenville, N.C., who took out No. 14 Jacob Brumm of Rancho Santa Fe in three sets, against No. 9 John McNally of Cincinnati, who outlasted Alex Phillips of Peachtree City, Ga., 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
Kypson, just 14, said after the match that he beat last year’s 14s ASICS Easter Bowl finalist McNally in the only match they’ve played three years ago in the semifinals of the Clay Court Nationals.
In the girls’ 16s final, it will be Kalani Soli of Carson taking on Alaina Miller of Saratoga, Calif.
For a complete run down of Friday’s scores and updated draws, as well as live streaming, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
FRIDAY’S SCORES
Boys’ 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Tiafoe, Francis (1) (College Park, MD)   def.  Kumar, Sameer (8) (Carmel, IN)   6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Kerznerman, Daniel (9) (Brooklyn, NY)   def.  Wiersholm, Henrik (4) (Kirkland, WA)   6-4, 6-4
Fritz, Taylor (7) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)   def.  Hiltzik, Aron (Wilmette, IL)   6-3, 6-1
Nakagawa, Naoki (2)  def.  Paul, Tommy (Coconut Creek, FL)   1-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(5)
 
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Semifinal Round)
Paul, Tommy (Coconut Creek, FL) / Wiersholm, Henrik (3) (Kirkland, WA)  def.  Baughman, Deiton (Carson, CA) / Kerznerman, Daniel (5) (Brooklyn, NY)    Wo (ill)
Blumberg, William (Greenwich, CT) / Rybakov, Alex (7) (Coral Springs, FL)  def.  Furman, Spencer (Woodinville, WA) / Mizushima, Kentaro (Ojai, CA)  6-1, 6-1
 
Boys’ 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Kypson, Patrick (11) (Greenville, NC)   def.  Brumm, Jacob (14) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)   6-3, 3-6, 6-1
McNally, John (9) (Cincinnati, OH)   def.  Phillips, Alex (7) (Peachtree City, GA)   6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)
Bryde, Trent (Suwanee, GA) / Kypson, Patrick (8) (Greenville, NC)  def.  Clark, Zeke (Tulsa, OK) /  Kirkov, Vasil (4) (Tampa, FL)  6-4, 6-4
McNally, John (Cincinnati, OH) / Ross, Gianni (6) (Burr Ridge, IL)  def.  Arcila, Sebastian (Silver Spring, MD) /  Cernoch, Brian (2) (North Bethesda, MD)  7-6(3), 6-1
Girls’ 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Bellis, CiCi (5) (Atherton, CA)   def.  Makarova, Christina (San Diego, CA)   6-3, 6-4
Chen, Kelly (Cerritos, CA)   def.  McCarthy, Kaitlyn (8) (Cary, NC)   7-6(5), 6-3
Arconada, Usue (4) (College Park, MD)   def.  Ho, Jessica (12) (Tampa, FL)   6-1, 6-1
Kingsley, Raveena (9) (Fulton, MD)   def.  Kenin, Sofia (2) (Pembroke Pines, FL)   6-0, 6-4
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Semifinal Round)
Andrews, Gabrielle (Pomona, CA) / Samir, Sandra (7) (Irvine, CA)  def.  Chen, Kelly (Cerritos, CA) / Ho, Jessica (6) (Tampa, FL)  7-6(2), 6-2
Dilorenzo, Francesca (New Albany, OH) / Dolehide, Caroline (Hinsdale, IL)  def.  Arconada, Usue (Rio Piedras, PR) / Williams, Claudia  6-4, 6-3
Girls’ 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Soli, Kalani (13) (Carson, CA)   def.  Martinelli, Samantha (12) (Denver, CO)   6-1, 6-3
Miller, Alaina (16) (Saratoga, CA)   def.  Peus, Ryan (3) (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)   6-3, 6-3
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)
Day, Kayla (Santa Barbara, CA) / Peus, Ryan (1) (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)  def.  Ferrari, Paulina (San Diego, CA) /  Goulak, Annette (Oak Park, CA)  4-6, 6-4, 10-7
Robinson, Jada (Reisterstown, MD) / Smith, Alana (2) (Fort Washington, MD)  def.  Decoste, Emma (Stuart, FL) / Wicker, Kennedy (4) (Charlotte, NC)  6-3, 7-6(2)
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Top-Seeded Tiafoe, Unseeded Makarova Move Into Quaterfinals at USTA International Spring Championships

Makarova photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

Makarova photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

CARSON, Calif., (April 3, 2014) – Top-seeded and International Tennis Federation world No. 7-ranked junior tennis player Francis Tiafoe dispatched William Blumberg of Greenwich, Conn., 6-1, 6-2, on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the 10th annual USTA International Spring Championships taking place at the StubHub Center.
The 16-year-old Tiafoe, who last December became the youngest Boys’ 18s champion in the 67-year history of the Orange Bowl International Championships, will meet No. 8-seeded Sameer Kumar of Carmel, Ind., on Friday on the second match on the featured Court 4. In the opener on the court starting at 9 a.m., unseeded Christina Makarova of San Diego will face No. 5-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., in a Girls’ 18s quarterfinal.
Makarova, 17, was a semifinalist here last year as the top-seeded player and is playing her first junior tournament since the US Open last September, she told Colette Lewis of ZooTennis.com on Wednesday. Because of injuries and a focus on ITF professional Futures events over the past six months, Makarova’s junior ranking has slipped to No. 169.
“This will probably be my last junior tournament,” said Makarova, after beat Mary Haffey of Naples, Fla., 6-0, 7-6 (4) on Thursday. “This tournament is close to home so I thought what the heck, I might as well play to get some matches in.”
Makarova first played the 16s here way back in 2010 as a 13-year-old and fell to Mayo Hibi that year.
Also moving on to the quarterfinals on Thursday was Rancho Santa Fe’s Taylor Fritz (No. 7 seed), who beat William Bushamuka of Princeton, N.J., 6-0, 6-4. Fritz will next face Aron Hiltzik of Wilmette, Ill. The unseeded Hiltzik upset No. 3 Alex Rybakov of Coral Springs, Fla., coming back from a slow start to win, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2.
There were no upsets in the Boys’ 16s quarterfinals as Jacob Brumm (No. 14), Rancho Santa Fe; Patrick Kypson (No. 11), Greenville, N.C.; John McNally (No. 9), Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alex Phillips (No. 7), Peachtree City, Ga., moved on, each without dropping a set.
In the Girls’ 16s, Samantha Martinelli, the No. 12-seeded player from Denver, Colo., upset Kayla Day, the No. 4 seed from Santa Barbara, 6-3, 6-4. Two South Bay players, Carson’s Kalani Soli (No. 13) and Rya Peus (No. 3) of Palos Verdes Estates also advanced to the semifinals, along with Alaina Miller.
To get an idea of the kind of talent this event produces, just two years ago Belinda Bencic was playing in the Girls 18s. On Thursday, the 17-year-old advanced to her first WTA quarterfinal in Charleston, S.C. Also on Thursday, former Australian Open junior doubles winner Gabby Andrews advanced to the semifinals of the Girls’ 18s doubles. Andrews and Sandra Samir beat  Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy in straight sets. Andrews and her Australian Open doubles partner current WTA pro Taylor Townsend won this event in 2011.
Professional players Sam Querrey, who was the event’s first winner in 2005, Alison Riske and Daniel Kosakowski (2010 champ) all stopped by on a break from training at the facility to watch some of the action.
For a complete run down of Thursday’s scores and updated draws, as well as live streaming, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
THURSDAY’S SCORES
Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)
Paul, Tommy (Coconut Creek, FL)   def.  Caruana, Liam (New Braunfels, TX)  6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-0
Nakagawa, Naoki (2)  def.  Reinberg, Emil (Atlanta, GA)   6-3, 6-4
Tiafoe, Francis (1) (College Park, MD)   def.  Blumberg, William (Greenwich, CT)   6-1, 6-2
Kumar, Sameer (8) (Carmel, IN)   def.  Epshteyn Losev, Mark (Sunny Isles Beach, FL)   6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Wiersholm, Henrik (4) (Kirkland, WA)   def.  Kessler, Mcclain (Calhoun, GA)   6-2, 6-1
Kerznerman, Daniel (9) (Brooklyn, NY)   def.  Arconada, Jordi (6) (Rio Piedras, PR)   7-6(4), 6-1
Fritz, Taylor (7) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)   def.  Bushamuka, William (Princeton, NJ)   6-0, 6-4
Hiltzik, Aron (Wilmette, IL)   def.  Rybakov, Alex (3) (Coral Springs, FL)   0-6, 6-4, 6-2
 
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)
Baughman, Deiton / Kerznerman, Daniel (5)  def.  Hua, Runhao / Janglin, Oscar  6-4, 7-5
Paul, Tommy / Wiersholm, Henrik (3)  def.  Bushamuka, William /  Matsuya, Toshiki  6-3, 6-2
Furman, Spencer / Mizushima, Kentaro  def.  Gealer, Daniel /  Schalet, Myles  3-6, 6-1, 10-6
Blumberg, William / Rybakov, Alex (7)  def.  Zhou, Zhe /  Nakagawa, naoki (2)  6-4, 4-6, 13-11
 
Boys’ 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Brumm, Jacob (14) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)   def.  Holt, Brandon (Rolling Hills, CA)   7-5, 6-2
Kypson, Patrick (11) (Greenville, NC)   def.  Rotsaert, Alexandre (Fresno, CA)   6-1, 6-1
McNally, John (9) (Cincinnati, OH)   def.  Riffice, Sam (4) (Roseville, CA)   6-3  Ret (inj)
Phillips, Alex (7) (Peachtree City, GA)   def.  Clark, Zeke (2) (Tulsa, OK)   6-0, 6-1
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)
McNally, John / Ross, Gianni (6)  def.  Brumm, Jacob /  Cheng, Ryan  6-2, 6-1
Arcila, Sebastian / Cernoch, Brian (2)  def.  Holden, Payton / Riffice, Sam (5)    Wo (inj)
Clark, Zeke / Kirkov, Vasil (4)  def.  Eazor, Nate /  Wood, Chase (7)  6-4, 6-3
Bryde, Trent / Kypson, Patrick (8)  def.  Huryn, Aleks / Phillips, Alex (1)  6-2, 6-3
Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)
Kingsley, Raveena (9) (Fulton, MD)   def.  Bains, Naiktha (6) Australia  6-4, 6-4
Kenin, Sofia (2) (Pembroke Pines, FL)   def.  Liu, Claire (Thousand Oaks, CA)   2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Makarova, Christina (San Diego, CA)   def.  Haffey, Mary (Naples, FL)   6-0, 7-6(4)
Bellis, CiCi (5) (Atherton, CA)   def.  Moldovan, Bianca (Livonia, MI)   6-3, 6-1
Chen, Kelly (Cerritos, CA)   def.  Renaud, Johnnise (3) (Miami, FL)   6-4, 6-4
McCarthy, Kaitlyn (8) (Cary, NC)   def.  Swan, Katie (11)  6-2, 6-1
Ho, Jessica (12) (Tampa, FL)   def.  Gordon, Michaela (7) (Saratoga, CA)   6-3, 7-6(2)
Arconada, Usue (4) (Rio Piedras, PR)   def.  Dilorenzo, Francesca (New Albany, OH)   6-1, 7-5
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)
Andrews, Gabrielle / Samir, Sandra (7)  def.  Hamlin, Ellyse /  McCarthy, Kaitlyn (2)  7-6(1), 6-2
Dilorenzo, Francesca / Dolehide, Caroline  def.  Gordon, Michaela / Higuchi, Emma (4)  7-6(8)), 6-1
Chen, Kelly / Ho, Jessica (6)  def.  Makarova, Christina /  Possokhova, Darya  6-0, 7-5
Arconada, Usue / Williams, Claudia  def.  Bellis, Catherine /  Horvit, Mia (5)  6-1, 7-5
Girls’ 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Soli, Kalani (13) (Carson, CA)   def.  Goulak, Annette (Oak Park, CA)   6-4, 7-6(5)
Martinelli, Samantha (12) (Denver, CO)   def.  Day, Kayla (4) (Santa Barbara, CA)   6-3, 6-4
Peus, Ryan (3) (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)   def.  Johnson, Taylor (Redondo Beach, CA)   7-6(5), 7-6(5)
Miller, Alaina (16) (Saratoga, CA)   def.  Coppoc, Morgan (Tulsa, OK)   6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)
Day, Kayla / Peus, Ryan (1)  def.  Campana, Carolyn /  Kuuttila, Sarianna  6-1, 6-0
Robinson, Jada / Smith, Alana (2)  def.  Branstine, Carson / Johnson, Taylor  2-6, 6-4, 10-5
Decoste, Emma / Wicker, Kennedy (4)  def.  Antohi, Marjorie / Moustafa, Jenna  7-6(1), 6-3
Ferrari, Paulina / Goulak, Annette  def.  Flores, Victoria / Mateas, Maria (3)  6-3, 6-4
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Top-Seeded Girls Fall at USTA International Spring Championships

 

CARSON, Calif., (Tuesday, April 1, 2014) – Playing one of your best friends and roommate for more than a year is never fun, but it was something Henrik Wiersholm had to deal with and get through on Tuesday during a windy Day 2 of the 10th annual USTA International Spring Championships taking place at the StubHub Center.
The 17-year-old Wiersholm from Kirkland, Wash., faltered toward the end of his match, but ended up pulling out a, 6-2, 7-5, Boys’ 18s win over 16-year-old Catalin Mateas of Braintree, Mass.
“I played solid and real well until I was up a set and 5-2 and I let off the gas a little bit,” said Wiersholm, who was a finalist last year at this event losing to current ITF No. 2 world-ranked junior Stefan Kozlov in the final. “I thought he would give it to me but that’s not what happened and I had to take it from him.”
Wiersholm currently trains with the USTA Player Development group based in Boca Raton, Fla. “I know his game and he knows mine,” said the Virginia University recruit Wiersholm.
Wiersholm said after his finals run last year, he “ran into some problems” the following week at the ASICS Easter Bowl. The 60 mph wind gusts were too much for his allergies and he suffered a two-hour pre-match nose bleed before falling to eventual champion Gage Brymer in the third round.
Wiersholm, who called this week’s Carson tournament a “helluva field,” next faces Carson’s Deiton Baughman on Wednesday.
It was a day of shocking upsets in the girls’ divisions as both top seeds in the 18s and 16s fell in convincing straight-set matches. In the 18s first round, unseeded Emma Higuchi of Los Angeles beat No. 1 Sandra Samir of Egypt, 6-1, 6-4. And in the 16s, No. 1 Alexa Corcoleotes of Hillsborough, Calif., lost to unseeded Nami Otsuka of Norcross, Ga., 6-3, 6-2 in a second-round match.
In what was turning into the sure Match of the Day after two sets in the Girls’ 18s, No. 2-seeded Sofia Kenin of Penbroke Pines, Fla., was locked into a tight battle against unseeded USC recruit Jessica Failla, who took the first set, 7-6 (5). Both players traded baseline groundies in the second set with Kenin holding on 7-5. In the third set, Kenin ran Failla ragged and took the match 6-1.
“I saw that she was getting tired and I moved her around a lot,” said the current ITF-ranked No. 39 player in the world who was born in Russia but raised in the U.S.
Kenin was a late entry and took a wild card into the tournament. “I was in Brazil playing tournaments the past two weeks but didn’t do so well, so I decided to come here,” she said.
Kenin lost in the first round of the ASICS Easter Bowl last year to No. 2-seeded Ena Shibahara in the 16s, but came back to win the consolation draw.
For a complete run down of Tuesday’s scores and updated draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
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Kozlov Continues Dominance Over Wiersholm; Hibi Captures Girls’ 18s At USTA International Spring Championships

 

By Steve Pratt

CARSON, Calif., (Sunday, April 7, 2013) – Stefan Kozlov’s dominance over Henrik Wiersholm continued on one of the biggest stages in junior tennis on Sunday in the final of the ninth annual USTA International Spring Championships.
The 15-year-old Kozlov from Pembroke Pines, Fla., dominated his USTA National Training Center practice partner and buddy, 16-year-old Wiersholm from Kirkland, Wash., beating him for the eighth consecutive time, 6-2, 6-3, at the Home Depot Center to capture the coveted Carson boys’ 18s singles title.
In the girls’ final, recently turned 17-year-old Mayo Hibi of Irvine, Calif., played flawless tennis to take out Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y., 6-2, 6-1, to win the girls’ 18s championship.
Kozlov was a finalist here a year ago, falling to Mitchell Krueger on the final day. He controlled the play on Sunday and overcame a mental lapse up 3-0 in the second set to record the win.
“At 3-0, 30-love I kind of made some unforced errors and thought he might be able to get back in it,” Kozlov said. “He couldn’t find his rhythm. I tried to keep him off balance and to hit a lot of winners.”
Wiersholm said losing to someone over and over again can take its toll on a player. “The more I play him the more chances I’ll have, but it’s all mental now,” he said. “Once it gets to 8-0, 7-0, whatever, it just gets into your head. You can’t really perform how you want to. It’s like, ‘I’ve lost seven times to this guy, I can’t lose again.’ You just can’t focus on winning when you haven’t won before.”
He added: “There’s not much to say. The score kind of says it all. I don’t think it was my highest level, but part of that was him throwing me off my rhythm. That’s why he’s such a good player.”
Kozlov admitted there was pressure on him to do well after making the final last year. “I kind of had a little bit of pressure too because I thought he would just come out and start spraying balls, but he played a little bit different than I thought he would,” the No. 2-seeded Kozlov said. “He had more pressure than me today but I’m starting to get better at staying loose and dealing with it.”
Kozlov said he hopes to make it into the Top 12 of the International Tennis Federation junior rankings after winning the title, and that his goals are to eventually get into the Top 10 and do well at the remaining three junior Grand Slams, as well as play some USTA Pro Circuit and ITF Futures professional tournaments.
In the girls’ final, former Carson 16s finalist Hibi just couldn’t seem to miss in her win over University of North Carolina-bound Loeb. “I haven’t played a junior event in awhile so it’s good to get a win in my first one back,” said Hibi, currently ranked around No. 370 on the WTA Tour.
Hibi said working with former WTA pro Debbie Graham has upped her game.
“She’s been on the Tour and knows what it takes to get to that level,” Hibi said. “She knows what you need to beat the top players. She’s played players like Lindsay Davenport and I’m going to have to play players like that. She knows what I have to work on.”
Loeb said Hibi didn’t give her any free points. ”If I hit a better shot she came up with an even better one,” she said. “It was tough. She played a very good match. She missed one slice all day and got to a lot of my balls.”
It’s onto the USTS Spring Nationals at the Easter Bowl next week in the desert for all four players. “I think it’s good for me to get back out there tomorrow,” Loeb said. “I tend to spend too much time on my losses and dwell on it. So having a match tomorrow gives me a chance to forget about it. It’s not that I played horrible, Mayo just played that much better.”
For a complete look at final draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
Boys’ 18 Singles (Final)
Stefan Kozlov (2), Pembroke Pines, Fla., def. Henrik Wiersholm, Kirkland, Wash., 6-2, 6-3
Girls’ 18 Singles (Final)
Mayo Hibi, Irvine, Calif., def. Jamie Loeb (5), Ossining, N.Y., 6-2, 6-1
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Ena Shibahara Pulls Out Two Titles At USTA International Spring Championships

Ena Shibahara photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

Ena Shibahara photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

By Steve Pratt
CARSON, Calif., (Saturday, April 6, 2013) – They came from all parts of the United States and even countries like Japan, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Argentina and Venezuela, but on the final day of the 16-and-under division at the USTA International Spring Championships on Saturday, a player from Pete Sampras’ childhood hometown just eight miles up the hill from here captured both the singles and doubles titles.
Ena Shibahara, 15, of Rancho Palos Verdes swept past 12-year-old Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks, 6-1, 6-2, to win the girls’ 16s singles title, and then teamed with Savannah Slaysman to capture the doubles at the prestigious event being played at the Home Depot Center.
“She sure doesn’t look 12,” Shibahara said of Liu, who trains at the USTA Training Center West in Carson three days a week. “She had a little more power than I thought.”
Shibahara trains with her father and coaches Oliver Messerli and Kimberly Po-Messerli near her home at the Peninsula Racquet Club. Po-Messerli was a successful WTA player winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2000 with Donald Johnson and made it all the way to the Australian Open quarterfinals in 1997.
Shibahara said winning a gold ball at the USTA Winternationals helped boost her confidence over the last few months.
Liu said she picked a bad time to play her worst match of the tournament, especially with USTA coach Adam Peterson looking on. “He just said I played well in the rounds before and just learn from it,” Liu said.
You can’t get much closer than boys’ 16s singles finalists Jake Devine and Catalin Mateas have been this week as the two USTA National Training Center practice partners shared a room during the entire week.
Using his booming serve to get him out of several tight spots throughout the match, the No. 4-seeded Devine of Boca Raton, Fla., beat Mateas No. 7 from Braintree, Mass., 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
“I don’t think we’ve ever played a match in a tournament where it hasn’t gone three sets,” said Devine, who blamed nerves on his slow start. “It was kind of a pattern for me in this tournament. I started slow and it took me awhile to find my game and I finally started to hit my forehand.”
With Devine serving leading 3-2 in the final set, Mateas had a break-point chance to get it back on serve, but missed an easy down the line passing shot just wide. “I had a chance there, but I just couldn’t convert,” he said. “Every chance I had he came up with a big serve.”
In a battle of 15-year-olds in one 18s semifinal, No. 2-seeded Stefan Kozlov of Pembroke Pines, Fla., came up with the bigger shots against Francis Tiafoe of College Park, Md., 6-3, 6-4.
It marks a return trip to the final for Kozlov, who as a 14-year-old lost to Mitchell Krueger in last year’s final. “Last year in the final I wasn’t playing my game and attacking, I was playing more defense and letting him dictate the points,” said Kozlov, ranked No. 21 in the ITF junior world rankings.
He faces 16-year-old Henrik Wiersholm of Kirkland, Wash., in the 9 a.m. Sunday final. Wiersholm trains with Kozlov at the National Training Center in Boca. “It hasn’t been much of a rivalry because I have never beaten him,” said Wiersholm, calling Kozlov one of the smartest players in junior tennis. “I’m hoping to change that in the final.”
In the girls’ 18s final the same time as the boys, Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y., will take on Irvine’s Mayo Hibi. Loeb ended Kimberly Yee’s run, 6-2, 6-4. Yee, who trains at Mike Agassi’s No Quit Academy in Las Vegas, was a qualifier who was riding a seven-match winning streak entering the match. Hibi beat top-seeded Christina Makarova of San Diego, 6-4, 6-1.
Loeb and Redondo Beach’s Maegan Manasse downed Hibi and Denise Starr for the 18s doubles title, 6-3, 6-3, while Tommy Mylnikov and Naoki Nakagawa beat Spencer Papa and Alexander Zverev, 6-4, 7-5, for the 18s boys’ title. In the boys’ 16s doubles final, Taylor Fritz and Daniel Gealer beat Chase Colton and Kyle Seelig, 6-2, 6-3.
For a complete run down of Saturday’s scores and updated draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
Boys’ 18 Singles (Semifinals)
Henrik Wiersholm, Kirkland, WA def. Naoki Nakagawa (4), Japan 6-4, 6-3
Stefan Kozlov (2), Pembroke Pines, FL def. Francis Tiafoe (14), College Park, MD 6-3, 6-4
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Final)
Tommy Mylnikov / Naoki Nakagawa (2) def. Spencer Papa / Alexander Zverev (3) 6-4, 7-5
Girls’ 18 Singles (Semifinals)
Jamie Loeb (5), Ossining, NY def. Kimberly Yee, Las Vegas, NV 6-2, 6-4
Mayo Hibi, Irvine, CA def. Christina Makarova (1), San Diego, CA 6-4, 6-1
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Final)
Jamie Loeb / Maegan Manasse def. Mayo Hibi / Denise Starr (7) 6-3, 6-3
Boys’ 16 Singles (Final)
Jake Devine (4), Boca Raton, FL def. Catalin Mateas (7), Braintree, MA 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Final)
Taylor Fritz / Daniel Gealer (8) def. Chase Colton / Kyle Seelig (5) 6-2, 6-3
Girls’ 16 Singles (Final)
Ena Shibahara (13), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA def. Claire Liu, Thousand Oaks, CA 6-1, 6-2
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Final)
Ena Shibahara / Savannah Slaysman def. Caroline Dolehide / Alexis Nelson (8) 7-6(1), 6-2
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Qualifier Yee Turns Tables On Porter At USTA International Spring Championships

Kimmie Yee photo by USTA

Kimmie Yee photo by USTA

By Steve Pratt

CARSON, Calif., (Friday, April 5, 2013) – Getting stronger and stronger as each round progresses, Las Vegas qualifier Kimberly Yee won her seventh match in seven days on Friday, exacting some revenge against Dallas’ Peggy Porter in convincing fashion, 6-1, 6-2, to advance to the girls’ 18s semifinals at the USTA International Spring Championships being played at the Home Depot Center.
Just last week, Yee fell to Porter in the quarterfinals of the Claremont ITF. “I just felt more confident today, I was the attacker,” said Yee, 16. “She was making a few more errors but it was because I was forcing them.”
Yee feels fortunate just to be alive in the tournament as she has won two third-set tiebreaks, including one in the quarterfinals on Thursday where she faced a match point, and in her second-round qualifying match last Sunday when she overcame two match points. Later that day she qualified for the main draw with a straight-set win before a much needed day of rest on Monday.
Yee will next face No. 5 seeded Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y., who needed nearly three hours to defeat No. 2-seeded Victoria Rodriguez of Weston, Fla., 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
In the other 18s semifinal, top-seeded Christina Makarova will face unseeded Mayo Hibi of Irvine, as both were easy straight-set winners on Friday.
In the boys’ 18s, two 16-year-olds and a pair of 15-year-olds all won big matches Friday to make the Final Four weekend. Henrik Wiersholm, 16, of Kirkland, Wash., upset top-seeded top Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y., 6-4, 6-3. Just like Yee’s revenge win, the same was true for Wiersholm, who fell to Rubin in their only other meeting at the ITF Pan American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., last fall.
“The ’97 and ’98s (years born) are coming through here,” Wiersholm said. “We all train together and push each other a lot so when we come to big events like this it really shows.”
Wiersholm is a former winner of Les Petits As, a prestigious Under-14 event played in France, and he’s joined in the semifinals by another former Les Petits As victor, 15-year-old Francis Tiaofe of College Park, Md.
Tiafoe, the No. 14 seed who is No. 114 in the ITF world rankings, won his second consecutive third-set tiebreak match, and said afterward that he doesn’t fear anyone in the draw, including his semifinal opponent, fellow 15-year-old Stefan Kozlov.
“He’s considered the best from ’98 in the U.S., and I put myself at No. 2,” Tiafoe said of Kozlov. “He’s an unbelievable player, Top 15 in the world. I’ve never been able to beat him and he’s gotten the better of me the three or four times we’ve played.”
Tiafoe said his confidence level is at an all-time high. “I know I can beat anyone in the draw,” he said. “You can never be too confident. Every match I play I believe I can win.”
In the girls’ 16s final, 12-year-old Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks will face No. 13-seeded Ena Shibahara of Rancho Palos Verdes. It’s a home match for Liu, a seventh-grader who trains three days a week at the Carson site which is the home for the USTA Training Center West. Shibahara beat No. 12-seeded Samantha Martinelli of Denver, Colo., 6-2, 6-1.
In the boys’ 16s final, No. 7-seeded Catalin Mateas of Braintree, Mass., will face No. 4-seeded Jake Devine of Boca Raton, Fla.
For a complete run down of Friday’s scores and updated draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
Boys’ 18 Singles (Quarterfinals)
Stefan Kozlov (2), Pembroke Pines, FL def. Spencer Papa (6), Edmond, OK 6-2, 6-2
Naoki Nakagawa (4), Japan def. Alexander Zverev (11), Wesley Chapel, FL 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Henrik Wiersholm, Kirkland, WA def. Noah Rubin (1), Rockville Centre, NY 6-4, 6-3
Francis Tiafoe (14), College Park, MD def. Daniel Kerznerman (10), Brooklyn, NY 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3)
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Semifinals)
Tommy Mylnikov / Naoki Nakagawa (2) def. Walker Duncan / John Mee 6-2, 6-2
Spencer Papa / Alexander Zverev (3) def. Luca Corinteli / Martin Redlicki (1) 3-6, 6-4, 10-4
Girls’ 18 Singles (Quarterfinals)
Christina Makarova (1), San Diego, CA def. Madison Bourguignon (8), Boynton Beach, FL 6-3, 6-2
Mayo Hibi, Irvine, CA def. Alejandra Cisneros Gomez (3), Mexico 6-1, 6-1
Kimberly Yee, Las Vegas, NV def. Peggy Porter, Dallas, TX 6-1, 6-2
Jamie Loeb (5), Ossining, NY def. Victoria Rodriguez (2), Weston, FL 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Semifinals)
Mayo Hibi / Denise Starr (7) def. Alejandra Cisneros Gomez / Victoria Rodriguez (1) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6
Jamie Loeb / Maegan Manasse def. Brooke Austin / Kimberly Yee 6-2, 6-1
Boys’ 16 Singles (Semifinals)
Catalin Mateas (7), Braintree, MA def. Kalman Boyd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 7-6(3), 6-1
Jake Devine (4), Boca Raton, FL def. Kyle Seelig (12), Hatfield, PA 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-1
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Semifinals)
Chase Colton / Kyle Seelig (5) def. Grayson Broadus / Jean Thirouin (2) 6-2, 6-4
Taylor Fritz / Daniel Gealer (8) def. Emil Reinberg / Brian Tsao (6) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
Girls’ 16 Singles (Semifinals)
Claire Liu, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Caroline Dolehide (14), Hinsdale, IL 7-5, 6-0
Ena Shibahara (13), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA def. Samantha Martinelli (12), Denver, CO 6-2, 6-1
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Semifinals)
Caroline Dolehide / Alexis Nelson (8) def. Madison Appel / Rebecca Weissmann (1) 6-1, 6-3
Ena Shibahara / Savannah Slaysman def. Paulina Ferrari / Jada Hart (6) 6-1, 6-2
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Tight Matches Rule the Day At USTA International Spring Championships

Spring1_USTAISCBy Steve Pratt
CARSON, Calif., (Thursday, April 4, 2013) – It’s safe to say that if you make it to Friday of the USTA International Spring Championships you are considered one of the best junior tennis players in the world.
Sixteen was cut to eight in the boys’ and girls’ 18s division on Thursday as some very close three-set matches highlighted the day of play at the Home Depot Center.
In one of the straight-set matches, Jamie Loeb, the No. 5 seeded player from Ossining, N.Y., used her experience to defeat 14-year-old Maria Shishkina, the No. 11 seed from Bradenton, Fla., 6-3, 6-4.
The 18-year-old Loeb is headed to the University of North Carolina on a full-ride tennis scholarship in the fall, but first would like to use her positive results in Carson and possibly next week at the Easter Bowl to qualify for the main draw of the junior French Open, Wimbledon and US Open over the next five months.
“I’m going to try and get into all the remaining junior Grand Slams,” said Loeb, who trains at the John McEnroe Academy on Randall’s Island in New York. “I really haven’t thought much about it, that this is it for my junior career; my last Carson and Easter Bowl. But, you know, it’s time to move on.”
Moving on is what 15-year-old Francis Tiafoe, the No. 14 seed from College Park, Md., did taking out No. 3 seeded Mackenzie McDonald of Piedmont, Calif., 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (3) in two hours and 26 minutes in one of the day’s most competitive matches.
Similarly, Las Vegas qualifier Kimberly Yee pulled out a nearly three-hour marathon, also needing a three-set tiebreak to down Nicole Frenkel of Winchester, Mass., 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (6).
“I couldn’t just keep it in and get it back because I knew she would put away everything if I did,” said Yee, who battled a mid-afternoon wind. “It can get windy in Las Vegas so I’m used to it.”
With his grandmother loyally watching him all week, No. 6-seeded Spencer Papa of Edmond, Okla., beat Tommy Mylnikov, the No. 9 seed from Bradenton, Fla., 7-5, 6-4, to advance to the quarterfinals on Friday.
He next meets friend and USTA National Training partner for the past two years Stefan Kozlov, the No. 2 seed.
“It’s always nice to have someone in your family at your matches,” said Papa, whose father’s family is from nearby Orange County. His grandmother Sharon Tisdale Papa resides in Laguna Niguel.
Papa, 17, is a junior in school, but still has no plans for college. “I’ve always wanted to turn pro,” he said. “I have no idea where I’d go if I had to decide tomorrow.”
Loeb later teamed with Maegan Manasse of Redondo Beach to make the semifinals of the doubles with a straight-set win over Usue Arconada and Jessica Cortes, 6-4, 6-3.
Manasse’s singles run ended earlier in the day as she fell to Dallas’ Peggy Porter, 6-1, 6-2.
In the biggest upset of the day in the boys’ 16s, top-seeded William Blumberg of Greenwich, Conn., fell to No. 7 Catalin Mateas of Braintree, Mass., 6-4, 6-2.
For a complete run down of Thursday’s scores and updated draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)
Naoki Nakagawa (4), Japan def. AJ Catanzariti, Pittsburgh, PA 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Francis Tiafoe (14), College Park, MD def. Mackenzie McDonald (3), Piedmont, CA 7-6(4), 1-6, 7-6(3)
Spencer Papa (6), Edmond, OK def. Tommy Mylnikov (9), Bradenton, FL 7-5, 6-4
Stefan Kozlov (2), Pembroke Pines, FL def. Alex Rybakov, Coral Springs, FL 6-1, 7-5
Henrik Wiersholm, Kirkland, WA def. Ciro Riccardi, Los Angeles, CA 6-0, 6-3
Daniel Kerznerman (10), Brooklyn, NY def. Grant Solomon, Dallas, TX 6-1, 6-0
Alexander Zverev (11), Wesley Chapel, FL def. Andres Alfonso, Paredes, Venezuela, 6-0, 6-2
Noah Rubin (1), Rockville Centre, NY def. JC Aragone, Yorba Linda, CA 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Luca Corinteli / Martin Redlicki (1) def. Justin Butsch / Lucas Gomez (6) 7-5, 7-6(6)
Spencer Papa / Alexander Zverev (3) def. JC Aragone / Mackenzie. McDonald (5) 6-2, 6-0
Walker Duncan / John Mee def. Michael Mmoh / Francis Tiafoe (4) 2-6, 7-6(4), 10-7
Tommy Mylnikov / naoki nakagawa (2) def. Jordi Arconada / Tommy Paul 6-4, 7-5
Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)
Jamie Loeb (5), Ossining, NY def. Maria Shishkina (11), Bradenton, FL 6-3, 6-4
Victoria Rodriguez (2), Weston, FL def. Adeliya Zabirova, Pembroke Pines, FL 7-5, 6-1
Madison Bourguignon (8), Boynton Beach, FL def. Ellie Halbauer (12), Daniel Island, SC 6-4, 3-0 Ret.
Peggy Porter, Dallas, TX def. Maegan Manasse, Redondo Beach, CA 6-1, 6-2
Kimberly Yee, Las Vegas, NV def. Nicole Frenkel, Winchester, MA 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(6)
Mayo Hibi, Irvine, CA def. Spencer Liang, Potomac, MD 6-2, 6-4
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez (3), Mexico def. Ellyse Hamlin, Fairfield, CT 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
Christina Makarova (1), San Diego, CA def. Ines Vias, Germantown, MD 6-0, 6-4
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Brooke Austin / Kimberly Yee def. Tornado Ali Black / Sandra Samir (3) 6-2, 6-1
Mayo Hibi / Denise Starr (7) def. Nicole Frenkel / Rianna Valdes (4) 6-3, 3-6, 12-10
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez / Victoria Rodriguez (1) def. Mingxiu DU / Johnnise Renaud 6-3, 2-6, 10-6
Jamie Loeb / Maegan Manasse def. Usue Arconada / Jessica Cortes (8) 6-4, 6-3
Boys’ 16 Singles (Round of 8)
Kalman Boyd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. Robert Levine (5), Bedford, NY 6-1, 6-7(3), 6-3
Kyle Seelig (12), Hatfield, PA def. Jean Thirouin (2), Houston, TX 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Jake Devine (4), Boca Raton, FL def. Alexander Lebedev, Island Park, NY 6-3, 6-0
Catalin Mateas (7), Braintree, MA def. William Blumberg (1), Greenwich, CT 6-4, 6-2
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Quartefinals)
Chase Colton / Kyle Seelig (5) def. Michael Genender / James Wasserman 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
Taylor Fritz / Daniel Gealer (8) def. Hady Habib / Max Pham 6-1, 6-3
Grayson Broadus / Jean Thirouin (2) def. Jake Gabay / Alan Sweet (7) 6-3, 6-3
Emil Reinberg / Brian Tsao (6) def. Robert Levine / Evan Zhu (4) 7-5, 6-2
Girls’ 16 Singles (Quarterfinals)
Caroline Dolehide (14), Hinsdale, IL def. Angela Kulikov, Sun Valley, CA 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Claire Liu, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Sydney Van Alphen, Laguna Beach, CA 6-4, 6-1
Ena Shibahara (13), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA def. Kylie McKenzie (7), Anthem, AZ 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Samantha Martinelli (12), Denver, CO def. Jada Robinson (2), Reisterstown, MD 6-4, 6-4
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinals)
Madison Appel / Rebecca Weissmann (1) def. Aliya Alenikov / Kalani Soli 6-4, 2-6, 10-3
Ena Shibahara / Savannah Slaysman def. Abigail Chiu / Madison Tedford 6-1, 6-1
Caroline Dolehide / Alexis Nelson (8) def. Marjorie Antohi / Rylie Cox 6-0, 6-0
Paulina Ferrari / Jada Hart (6) def. Alexa Corcoleotes / Vanessa Nommensen (2) 6-2, 6-4
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McDonald Wins Battle of the Future Bruins At USTA International Spring Championships

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CARSON, Calif., (Wednesday, April 3, 2013) – It won’t be long now before Mackenzie McDonald and Joseph DiGiulio trade in their matching blue Nike hats they wore on Wednesday for Adidas Bruin blue.
The good friends and future collegiate teammates squared off in the second round of the USTA International Springs Championships with McDonald coming out the victor at the ninth annual event being played at the Home Depot Center, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
UCLA men’s coach Billy Martin had a conflict earlier in the day so he missed the match, before arriving later in the day. “I was glad to hear it was a good match, a close match,” Martin said. “I did have a conference call I had to be on, but I was kind of glad. I don’t really like to watch two recruits like that play. They may be thinking, ‘Coach is watching, is this a challenge match?’ ”
Martin later watched his third future recruit Gage Brymer of Irvine battle top-seeded Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y., eventually falling, 7-6 (6), 6-3. “It’s good to see these guys in this environment,” Martin said. “I get to see how they set up points and exactly where they might fit into our lineup. “
McDonald said after the match that he and DiGiuilo are good friends, having formed a bond on tennis trips together to the Czech Republic and Spain. “It was a little hard playing him, but we know we are going to be teammates,” McDonald said. “We’re going to have a deep team next year.”
Martin said the two should not have to worry about trading in their Nike gear for Adidas. “It’s free, so they can’t complain,” he said. “Believe me, that’s the least of their concerns entering college.”
In the biggest upset of the day, 14-year-old Caroline Dolehide, the No. 14-seed in the girls’ 16s from Hinsdale, Ill., defeated top-seeded Ally Miller-Krasilnikov of Boca Raton, Fla., 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Dolehide was watched by sister Courtney’s college coach Stella Sampras-Webster of UCLA in just her second ITF junior event. “It was pretty excited,” Dolehide said. “I tried not to think about the seedings and just went out there and played.”
In another big upset on the day, qualifier Kimberly Yee from Las Vegas defeated No. 7-seeded Dasha Ivanova of Beaverton, Ore., convincingly, 6-1, 6-2. “I just had fun out there,” Yee said. “I don’t even know who I’m playing half the time. I just go out there and try to do the best I can. Today everything worked.”
On her 17th birthday, unseeded Mayo Hibi of Irvine beat No. 6-seeded Rianna Valdes of Boca Raton, Fla., 6-1, 6-0.
Local South Bay resident Maegan Manasse of Redondo Beach upset No. 4-seeded Sandra Samir, 7-6 (6), 6-4, in a girls’ 18s match. Hawthorne’s Ashley Lahey fell to No. 2-seeded Jada Robinson of Reisterstown, Md., 6-2, 7-5, in the girls’ 16s.
The Hance siblings also fell in 16s action on Wednesday in singles as Kenadi lost to Angela Kulikov of Sun Valley, 6-4, 6-0, and top-seeded William Blumberg of Greenwich, Conn., defeated her brother Connor, 7-6 (5), 6-1.
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For a complete run down of Wednesday’s scores and updated draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 32)
Mackenzie. McDonald (3), Piedmont, CA def. Joseph DiGiulio 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Andres Alfonso, Paredes Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of def. Logan Smith, Carlsbad, CA 6-1, 6-4
Grant Solomon, Dallas, TX def. Stephen Watson, Orlando, FL 6-2, 6-1
Stefan Kozlov (2), Pembroke Pines, FL def. Stefan Doehler, Santa Ana, CA 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Naoki Nakagawa (4), Japan def. Thomas Mayronne, Monroe, LA 6-3, 6-4
Alex Rybakov, Coral Springs, FL def. Sameer Kumar, Carmel, IN 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Daniel Kerznerman (10), Brooklyn, NY def. Terrance Whitehurst, Tallahassee, FL 6-2, 6-3
Spencer Papa (6), Edmond, OK def. Diego Omar Nunez Felix, Mexico 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Francis Tiafoe (14), College Park, MD def. Tommy Paul, Deerfield Beach, FL 6-3, 6-3
AJ Catanzariti, Pittsburgh, PA def. William Bushamuka, Princeton, NJ 7-6(4), 6-2
Tommy Mylnikov, (9) Bradenton, FL def. Carter Lin, Bradenton, FL 7-5, 6-4
Henrik Wiersholm, Kirkland, WA def. Jake Stefanik, Coral Springs, FL 6-3, 6-3
JC Aragone, Yorba Linda, CA def. Deiton Baughman, Carson, CA 6-3, 6-4
Noah Rubin (1), Rockville Centre, NY def. Gage Brymer, Irvine, CA 7-6(6), 6-3
Ciro Riccardi, Los Angeles, CA def. Martin Redlicki (8), Hawthorn Woods, IL 7-6(5), 6-4
Alexander Zverev (11), Wesley Chapel, FL def. Dylan Nunez, Boca Raton, FL 6-1, 6-1
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Round of 16)
Justin Butsch / Lucas Gomez (6) def. Stefan Doehler / Tyler Lu 6-1, 7-5
Luca Corinteli / Martin Redlicki (1) def. Anudeep Kodali / Lamar Remy 6-1, 6-2
Tommy Mylnikov / Naoki Nakagawa (2) def. Santiago Cevallos / Jake Stefanik 6-1, 6-2
Michael Mmoh / Francis Tiafoe (4) def. Andrew Li Hei Yin / Arkadijs Slobodkins 6-2, 7-5
Jordi Arconada / Tommy Paul def. Farzin Amiri / Gerardo Lopez Villasenor 6-2, 4-6, 11-9
Walker DUNCAN / John Mee def. Christian Langmo / Javier Restrepo 6-3, 6-0
Spencer Papa / Alexander Zverev (3) def. Deiton Baughman / Robbie Bellamy 6-3, 6-7(5), 10-4
JC Aragone / M. Mackenzie. McDonald (5) def. Nicholas Crystal / Mac Roy 6-2, 6-4
Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 32)
Madison Bourguignon (8), Boynton Beach, FL def. Camila Wesbrooks, McKinney, TX 7-6(6); 7-6(3)
Nicole Frenkel, Winchester, MA def. Johnnise Renaud (9), North Miami, FL 3-6; 6-4; 6-2
Peggy Porter, Dallas, TX def. Alyssa Smith, Laguna Niguel, CA 6-3; 6-0
Kimberly Yee, Las Vegas, NV def. Dasha Ivanova (7), Beaverton, OR 6-1; 6-2
Mayo Hibi, Irvine, CA def. Rianna Valdes (6), Boca Raton, FL 6-1; 6-0
Spencer Liang, Potomac, MD def. Usue Arconada (10), Rio Piedras, PR 6-3; 6-1
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez (3), Mexico def. Raquel Pedraza, Claremont, CA 6-1; 6-2
Ellie Halbauer (12), Daniel Island, SC def. Denise Starr, Boca Raton, FL 6-4; 6-4
Christina Makarova (1), San Diego, CA def. Ayla Aksu, San Francisco, CA 6-4; 6-4G
Maegan Manasse, Redondo Beach, CA def. Sandra Samir (4), 7-6(6), 6-4
Jamie Loeb (5), Ossining, NY def. Maddie Pothoff, Tucson, AZ 6-0, 6-0
Maria Shishkina (11), Bradenton, FL def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer, Calabasas, CA 6-1, 6-1
Adeliya Zabirova, Pembroke Pines, FL def. Marie Norris (13), Burdett, KS 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Ines Vias, Germantown, MD def. cassandra vazquez (16), Houston, TX 6-4, 6-0
Ellyse Hamlin, Fairfield, CT def. Kaitlyn McCarthy (15), Cary, NC 5-5 Ret (inj)
Victoria Rodriguez (2), Weston, FL def. Monica Robinson, Valley Center, CA 6-1, 6-2
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Round of 16)
Tornado Ali Black / Sandra Samir (3) def. Ayla Aksu / Emma Critser 7-6(4), 7-5
Brooke Austin / Kimberly Yee def. Cassandra Vazquez / Camila Wesbrooks 6-3, 6-1
Mayo Hibi / Denise Starr (7) def. Mayci Jones / Alyssa Smith 6-1, 6-2
Jamie loeb / Maegan Manasse def. Dasha Ivanova / Christina Makarova (2) 6-2, 6-4
Mingxiu DU / Johnnise Renaud def. Ndindi Ndunda / Maria Shishkina 6-1, 6-4
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez / Victoria Rodriguez (1) def. Alexandra Bourguignon / Madison Bourguignon 6-1, 6-2
Usue Arconada / jessica cortes (8) def. Mary Haffey / Emma Higuchi 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Boys’ 16 Singles (Round of 16)
Catalin Mateas (7), Braintree, MA def. Jake Gabay (11), Safety Harbor, FL 6-3, 6-0
Jake Devine (4), Boca Raton, FL def. Charles Pei, San Diego, CA 6-1, 6-3
Kyle Seelig (12), Hatfield, PA def. Chase Colton (8), Davie, FL 6-2, 6-2
Jean Thirouin (2), Houston, TX def. Grayson Broadus (16), Carrollton, TX 4-6, 6-2, 1-1 Ret (inj)
Robert Levine (5), Bedford, NY def. Ethan Young-Smith, Ojai, CA 6-2, 3-0 Ret (inj)
Kalman Boyd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. Taylor Fritz (13), Rancho Santa Fe, CA 6-2, 7-6(4)
Alexander Lebedev, Island Park, NY def. Sam Riffice (10), Roseville, CA 7-5, 6-2
William Blumberg (1), Greenwich, CT def. Connor Hance (15), Torrance, CA 7-6(5), 6-1
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Round of 16)
Taylor Fritz / Daniel Gealer (8) def. Ryan Cheng / William Genesen 6-0, 6-3
Grayson Broadus / Jean Thirouin (2) def. Ethan Young-Smith / Andy Zhou Wo (inj)
Jake Gabay / Alan Sweet (7) def. Maxwell Cancilla / Victor Miglo 6-3, 5-7, 10-4
Michael Genender / James Wasserman def. Johnathan Small / Jack VanSlyke (3) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8
Chase Colton / Kyle Seelig (5) def. Zac Brodney / Connor Hance 6-0, 7-5
Emil Reinberg / Brian Tsao (6) def. Max Liu / Charles Pei Wo (inj)
Hady Habib / Max Pham def. Jake Devine / Spencer Furman (1) 6-3, 4-6, 10-4
Robert Levine / Evan Zhu (4) def. Kalman Boyd / Konrad Kozlowski 6-3, 7-6(7)
Girls’ 16 Singles (Round of 16)
Jada Robinson (2), Reisterstown, MD def. Ashley Lahey, Hawthorne, CA 6-2, 7-5
Angela Kulikov, Sun Valley, CA def. Kenadi Hance, Torrance, CA 6-4, 6-0
Claire Liu, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Alexis Nelson, Saint Paul, MN 6-1, 6-1
Sydney Van, Alphen Laguna Beach, CA def. Marjorie Antohi, El Paso, TX 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(6)
Kylie McKenzie (7), Anthem, AZ def. Jessica Failla, Ramona, CA 6-4, 6-4
Ena Shibahara (13), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA def. Rebecca Weissmann (3), Loveland, CO 6-3, 6-1
Samantha Martinelli (12), Denver, CO def. Jessica Livianu, Brooklyn, NY 6-1, 6-3
Caroline Dolehide (14), Hinsdale, IL def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (1), Boca Raton, FL 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Round of 16)
Ena Shibahara / Savannah Slaysman def. Samantha Martinelli / Delaney Nothaft (7) 6-3, 6-3
Alexa Corcoleotes / Vanessa Nommensen (2) def. Ashley Lahey / Ryan Peus 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
Abigail Chiu / Madison Tedford def. Kenadi Hance / Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (3) 6-2, 2-6, 10-3
Marjorie Antohi / Rylie Cox def. Caitlin Calkins / Jada Robinson (4) 6-3, 6-2
Caroline Dolehide / Alexis Nelson (8) def. Kelly Chen / Annette Goulak 6-4, 6-0
Aliya Alenikov / Kalani Soli def. Paige Cline / Gaby Pollner (5) 6-0, 6-4
Paulina Ferrari / Jada Hart (6) def. Stephanie Hazell / Tracy Van 6-2, 6-7(5), 10-3
Madison Appel / Rebecca Weissmann (1) def. Yuki Asami / Risa Nakagawa 6-2, 7-5
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Kozlov Outlasts Escobedo To Advance At USTA International Spring Championships

Stefan Kozlov photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

Stefan Kozlov photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

CARSON, Calif., (Tuesday, April 2, 2013) – If past results are any indication, the future of American tennis is on display this week at the ninth annual USTA International Spring Championships being played at the Home Depot Center.
Sam Querrey, Vania King, Melanie Oudin and Sloane Stephens are just a few of the players who made stopovers at this event as juniors before enjoying success soon after on the pro tour.
Two young pro prospects who may someday follow that same path as those listed met in the first round on Tuesday in the Boys’ 18s and battled for more than two and a half hours before No. 2-seeded Stefan Kozlov, 15, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., pulled away from 16-year-old wild-card Ernesto Escobedo from West Covina, winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Kozlov was a finalist here last year as a 14-year-old, a year before he turned professional. He currently trains at the USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla.
“I really like playing here, the conditions fit my game great,” Kozlov said. “I had never played Ernesto before but he has a big game. I’ve seen forehands like that in the juniors, but not that often.”
Just two weeks ago, Kozlov made the final of an ITF Grand A event at the Copa Gerdau tournament in Porto Alegre, Brazil, losing to the top-seeded player from Italy in the final.
Escobedo, 16, is currently ranked in the 900s on the ATP Tour and was playing in his first ITF junior event of the year. He has instead decided to concentrate on ITF Pro Futures level events playing in four of them already this year, including two in Southern California.
In the top Girls’ 18s matchup on the day, Peggy Porter of Dallas beat Tornado Ali Black, 7-5, 7-5. Porter had beaten Black in the only other time they played back in 2011 in an ITF event in Waco, Texas.
“We played once before and I won in three sets,” Porter said. “We’ve both developed so much since then. I knew she had a big forehand.”
Porter will next play Laguna Niguel’s Alyssa Smith in the second round. Porter has beaten Smith in both their meetings, including in the final of the USTA Hardcourt 16s Nationals in 2011 in San Diego and again last week in the semifinals of the Claremont ITF event.
Torrance’s Connor Hance, the No. 15 seed in the boys’ 16s, opened with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Evan Zhu. He next takes on top-seeded William Blumberg. Hance’s sister Kenadi also had a nice win on Tuesday, upsetting No. 8-seeded Alexa Corcoleotes of Hillsborough, Calif., in the Girls’ 16s, 6-1, 6-3.
In an 18s matchup on Wednesday of last year’s Easter Bowl winners in the 18s and 16s, respectively, No. 3-seeded Mackenzie McDonald takes on wild-card and UCLA recruit Joseph DiGiulio.
Article written by Steve Pratt, special to USTA.com
For a complete run down of Tuesday’s scores and updated draws, log onto the website at www.usta.com/isc.
Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 64)
Gage Brymer, Irvine, CA def. Aidan Jiang, Ojai, CA 7-6(7), 7-6(5)
Jake Stefanik, Coral Springs, FL def. Michael Mmoh (12), Temple Hills, MD 6-3, 6-2
Ciro Riccardi, Los Angeles, CA def. John Mee, Dallas, TX 6-2, 7-5
Terrance Whitehurst, Tallahassee, FL def. Jose Pablo Gil, Honduras 6-2, 6-2
Daniel Kerznerman (10), Brooklyn, NY def. Gregory Garcia, Poway, CA 6-2, 6-1
Mackenzie McDonald (3), Piedmont, CA def. Justin Butsch, Miami Beach, FL 6-1, 6-2
Spencer Papa (6), Edmond, OK def. Steven Chen, San Diego, CA 6-3, 6-3
Diego Omar Felix, Mexico def. Anudeep Kodali, Durham, NC 6-4, 6-0
Naoki Nakagawa (4), Japan def. William Griffith, Fresno, CA 6-4, 7-6(2)
Thomas Mayronne, Monroe, LA def. Javier Restrepo, Miami, FL 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Sameer Kumar, Carmel, IN def. Justin Byrd, Union City, GA 6-4, 6-1
Stefan Doehler, Santa Ana, CA def. Gerardo Lopez, Villasenor Mexico 6-4, 6-1
Logan Smith, Carlsbad, CA def. Luca Corinteli (5), Alexandria, VA 0-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(2)
Alexander Zverev (11), Wesley Chapel, FL Germany def. Mac Roy, San Antonio, TX 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3
Stephen Watson, Orlando, FL def. Lucas Gomez (7), San Ysidro, CA 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
Stefan Kozlov (2), Pembroke Pines, FL def. Ernesto Escobedo, West Covina, CA 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Round of 32)
Anudeep Kodali / Lamar Remy def. Ciro Riccardi / Santiago Sierra 6-3, 6-1
Jordi Arconada / Tommy Paul def. Daniel Kerznerman / Henrik Wiersholm (7) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7
Tommy Mylnikov / Naoki Nakagawa (2) def. Joseph DiGiulio / Logan Smith 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-2
Santiago Cevallos / Jake Stefanik def. Justin Byrd / Stephen Watson 6-4, 6-4
Farzin Amiri / Gerardo Lopez Villasenor def. Sterling Galli / Shane Monroe 7-5, 6-2
Luca Corinteli / Martin Redlicki (1) def. Milen Ianakiev / Dennis Uspensky 6-3, 6-1
Stefan Doehler / Tyler Lu def. Luke Gamble / Jose Pablo Gil 6-3, 6-3
Justin Butsch / Lucas Gomez (6) def. Sameer Kumar / Alex Rybakov 6-2, 6-3
Christian Langmo / Javier Restrepo def. Andres Alfonso Paredes / Nathan Ponwith 6-2, 6-4
Michael Mmoh / Francis Tiafoe (4) def. Terrance Whitehurst / Terrell Whitehurst 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
Andrew Li Hei Yin / Arkadijs Slobodkins def. Alexandru Gozun / Carter Lin 6-4, 3-6, 11-9
Spencer Papa / Alexander Zverev (3) def. Sunay BHAT / Dylan Nunez 6-2, 6-2
Walker Duncan / John Mee def. Diego Omar Nunez Felix / Adrian Ortiz (8) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
JC Aragone / M. Mackenzie. McDonald (5) def. William Bushamuka / Toshiki Matsuya 6-3, 4-6, 18-16
Nicholas Crystal / Mac Roy def. Gregory Garcia / Ilya Vasilyev 6-4, 6-4
Deiton Baughman / Robbie Bellamy def. AJ Catanzariti / Thomas Mayronne 6-4, 3-6, 10-6
Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 64)
Christina Makarova (1), San Diego, CA def. Maia Magill, Studio City, CA 6-0, 6-2
Ines Vias, Germantown, MD def. Megan McCray, Oceanside, CA 6-3, 6-4
Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer, Calabasas, CA def. Ndindi Ndunda, Burke, VA 6-4, 6-4
Monica Robinson, Valley Center, CA def. Christine Maddox, Santa Monica, CA 6-2, 6-2
Peggy Porter, Dallas, TX def. Tornado Ali Black (14), Miami, FL 7-5, 7-5
Nicole Frenkel, Winchester, MA def. Devin Chypyha, Richmond Hill, Canada 6-2, 6-2
Raquel Pedraza, Claremont, CA def. Kyra Wojcik, Goodyear, AZ 6-7(0), 6-1, 4-0 Ret (inj)
Madison Bourguignon (8), Boynton Beach, FL def. Kristina Hovsepyan, Danville, CA 6-3, 6-1
Sandra Samir (4), Egypt def. Hadley Berg, Greenbrae, CA 6-1, 6-0
Kimberly Yee, Las Vegas, NV def. Jessica Cortes, Mexico 6-2, 6-4
Ellyse Hamlin, Fairfield, CT def. Meghan Kelley, Falmouth, ME 6-3, 6-2
Dasha Ivanova (7), Beaverton, OR def. Madison Westby, Tulsa, OK 6-4, 6-4
Usue Arconada (10), Rio Piedras, PR def. Michaela Gordon, Los Altos Hills, CA 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Round of 32)
Usue Arconada / jessica cortes (8) def. Maddie Pothoff / Claudia Wiktorin 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Chloe Ouellet-Pizer / Monica Robinson def. Gabriela Knutson / Ines Vias Wo (inj)
Dasha Ivanova / Christina Makarova (2) def. Ilana Oleynik / Raquel Pedraza 6-1, 6-4
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez / Victoria Rodriguez (1) def. Ellyse Hamlin / Meghan Kelley 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-2
Alexandra Bourguignon / Madison Bourguignon def. Jessica Ho / Spencer Liang 0-6, 6-1, 12-10
Ndindi Ndunda / Maria Shishkina def. Alexandria Stiteler / Kyra Wojcik Wo (inj)
Nicole Frenkel / Rianna Valdes (4) def. Josie Kuhlman / Peggy Porter 6-4, 7-6(2)
Mayci Jones / Alyssa Smith def. Raveena Kingsley / Adeliya Zabirova 6-2, 5-7, 10-3
Mayo Hibi / Denise Starr (7) def. Hadley Berg / Madison Westby 7-6(3), 6-3
Brooke Austin / Kimberly Yee def. Kaitlyn McCarthy / Marie Norris (5) 7-6(2), 6-3
Cassandra Vazquez / Camila Wesbrooks def. Andie Daniell / Cassidy Spearman 7-5, 6-1
Tornado Ali Black / Sandra Samir (3) def. Elysse Graci / Taylor Shukow 6-1, 7-6(6)
Mary Haffey / Emma Higuchi def. Teertha Iska / Anita Safronenka 6-4, 6-2
Jamie Loeb / Maegan Manasse def. Constanza Gorches / Jessica Hinojosa 6-3, 6-4
Ayla Aksu / Emma Critser def. Lauren Proctor / Sydney Riley 7-5, 6-2
Mingxiu DU / Johnnise Renaud def. Ellie Halbauer / Alexandra Morozova (6) 6-4, 6-2
Boys’ 16 Singles (Round of 32)
Robert Levine (5), Bedford, NY def. Maxwell Cancilla, Huntington Beach, CA 6-2, 6-1
Jake Devine (4), Boca Raton, FL def. Daniel Gealer, Los Angeles, CA 6-2, 6-3
Charles Pei, San Diego, CA def. Johnathan Small (14), Midland, MI 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Alexander Lebedev, Island Park, NY def. Spencer Furman (6), Woodinville, WA 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
Catalin Mateas (7), Braintree, MA def. Michael Genender, Los Angeles, CA 6-2, 6-2
Ethan Young-Smith, Ojai, CA def. Brian Tsao (9), Sparks Glencoe, MD 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Taylor Fritz (13), Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. James Wasserman, New York, NY 6-0, 6-2
Kalman Boyd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. Jack VanSlyke (3), Toronto, Canada 6-3, 6-1
Jake Gabay (11), Safety Harbor, FL def. David Goulak, Oak Park, CA 6-0, 6-1
William Blumberg (1), Greenwich, CT def. Vasil Kirkov, Tampa, FL 6-0, 6-2
Chase Colton (8), Davie, FL def. Jacob Brumm, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 7-6(4), 6-1
Kyle Seelig (12), Hatfield, PA def. Liam Caruana, New Braunfels, TX 6-4, 6-3
Jean Thirouin (2), Houston, TX def. Emil Reinberg, Atlanta, GA 7-6(2), 6-1
Grayson Broadus (16), Carrollton, TX def. Ryan Shen, Newbury Park, CA 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(6)
Sam Riffice (10), Roseville, CA def. Steven Christie, New Braunfels, TX 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Connor Hance (15), Torrance, CA def. Evan Zhu, Greenbelt, MD 6-4, 6-4
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Round of 32)
Hady Habib / Max Pham def. Steven Christie / Fernando Ramirez 6-3, 6-2
Kalman Boyd / Konrad Kozlowski def. David Goulak / Brandon Lam 6-1, 7-5
Max Liu / Charles Pei def. Jacob Brumm / Justin Lee 6-4, 7-5
Zac Brodney / Connor Hance def. Peter Shin / Eric Wagner 6-2, 6-1
Michael Genender / James Wasserman def. Ninan Kumar / Cotter Wilson 6-0, 6-2
Maxwell Cancilla / Victor Miglo def. Alexander Lebedev / Oliver Sec Wo (inj)
Ethan Young-Smith / Andy Zhou def. Alex Ross / Gianni Ross 6-0, 6-4
Girls’ 16 Singles (Round of 32)
Sydney Van Alphen, Laguna Beach, CA def. Tiffany Huber (4), West Bloomfield, MI 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-1
Ena Shibahara (13), Rancho Palos Verdes, CA def. Ryan Peus, Carpinteria, CA 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Jessica Failla, Ramona, CA def. Gaby Pollner (10) Scarsdale, NY 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(7)
Kylie McKenzie (7), Anthem, AZ def. Abigail Desiatnikov, Gates Mills, OH 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Claire Liu, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Jada Hart (6), Colton, CA 7-6(3), 6-2
Rebecca Weissmann (3), Loveland, CO def. Andrea Kevakian, Glendale, CA 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Marjorie Antohi, El Paso, TX def. Jacqueline Pelletier (15), Huntington Beach, CA 6-3, 6-4
Jada Robinson (2), Reisterstown, MD def. Sarah Hu, Oakland, CA 7-6(7), 6-4, 6-3
Kenadi Hance, Torrance, CA def. Alexa Corcoleotes (8), Hillsborough, CA 6-1, 6-3
Angela Kulikov, Sun Valley, CA def. Hada Chang (11), Trophy Club, TX 6-1, 6-0
Caroline Dolehide (14), Hinsdale, IL def. Jaeda Daniel, Port Charlotte, FL 6-3, 6-1
Alexis Nelson, Saint Paul, MN def. Vanessa Nommensen (9), San Jose, CA 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Jessica Livianu, Brooklyn, NY def. Madison Appel (5), Delray Beach, FL 6-3, 6-4
Ashley Lahey, Hawthorne, CA def. Abigail Chiu (16), Austin, TX 6-4, 6-3
Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (1), Boca Raton, FL def. Paulina Ferrari, San Diego, CA 6-4, 6-1
Samantha Martinelli (12), Denver, CO def. Deepa Dhore, Monte Sereno, CA 6-2, 6-2
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Round of 32)
Marjorie Antohi / Rylie Cox def. Sarah Hu / Elizabeth Yao 6-0, 7-6(4)
Ashley Lahey / Ryan Peus def. Deepa Dhore / Felicity Maltby 7-5, 6-4
Abigail Chiu / Madison Tedford def. Jennifer Lu / Ally McKenzie 6-0, 6-4
Ena Shibahara / Savannah Slaysman def. Jaeda Daniel / Jessica Livianu 6-0, 7-5
Kelly Chen / Annette Goulak def. Claire Liu / Riley McQuaid 6-3, 6-4
Yuki Asami / Risa Nakagawa def. Julia Goldberg / Andrea Kevakian 6-3, 6-4
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