August 4, 2015

Americans Blumberg and Kenin Win 18s Singles Titles At USTA International Spring Championships

William Blumberg Photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

William Blumberg Photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

CARSON, Calif., (Sunday, April 5, 2015) – Playing in his third ITF junior final this year, top-seeded William Blumberg used his experience to beat 15-year-old IMG Academy talent Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia on Sunday to win the Boys’ 18s singles title at the ITF Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships played at StubHub Center.


Sixteen-year-old Sonya Kenin from Pembroke Pines, Fla., also got the better of another IMG Academy prospect, as she needed three sets to beat fellow Florida resident Fanni Stollar, 16, of Hungary to capture the Girls’ 18s title, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-0.


Kenin held a 4-2 lead in the second-set tiebreaker, but couldn’t clinch it on two match points as Stollar played several huge points to stay alive, including a clutch down-the-line backhand winner down 5-6.


“She set the point up really good; it’s not like I just missed,” said Kenin, the No. 2 seed, who had another chance at the win up 7-6 but was unable to convert.


The fourth-seeded Stollar served tough to make it 8-7 and then Kenin served and hit a backhand wide to send it to a third set. Kenin didn’t think Stollar could keep up the high level of play and overpowered her to win the third set easily.


“I didn’t want to lose the whole match just because I had lost two match points,” said Kenin, visibly shaken and distraught heading into the third set. “It was really upsetting.”


Kenin will now try and pull off the double Carson and ASICS Easter Bowl 18s titles, something accomplished players Melanie Oudin (2007) and CiCi Bellis have done (2014) in recent years.


“I want to try and win the Easter Bowl,” said Kenin, who spoke to her mother by phone after the win. “She won’t even watch the live scores. She just sits there and won’t do anything. She gets too nervous.”


Stollar said she will return home to Budapest, Hungary, and begin training on red clay for the Junior French Open. “It wasn’t my day and my serve wasn’t on,” she said.


Blumberg played solidly and kept more balls in plan than his opponent, despite the windy conditions. For the past six months I’ve really been working on being way more aggressive and cutting off the angles on the forehand,” Blumberg said. “I did a good job of doing that yesterday against Nathan (Ponwith). I can be scrappy; I can play defense.”


Said Kecmanovic: “He made me miss a lot today. The conditions were OK. It was a good experience and I was glad I made it all the way to the final.”


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Boys’ 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)

William Blumberg (1) (Greenwich, CT) def. Miomir Kecmanovic (2) (Boca Raton, FL)  6-2, 6-4


Girls’ 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)

Sonya Kenin (2) (Pembroke Pines, FL)  def.  Fanni Stollar (4) (Bradenton, Fla.) 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-0

Written by Steve Pratt


Seeded Players Gordon, Kenin, Neel and Stollar Advance To 18s Semis At USTA International Spring Championships

CARSON, Calif., (Friday, April 3, 2015) – It was a long day on the courts for three of the four girls that moved on to the semifinals at the ITF Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships at StubHub Center on Friday.


It was especially long for Michaela Gordon and Sonya Kenin in the Girls’ 18s, who both needed three sets to advance in singles, and then later played in quarterfinal doubles matches with Gordon of Saratoga, Calif., advancing to both the singles semifinals and doubles final to be played on Saturday.


Gordon, the 15-year-old No. 3 seed in singles, beat No. 6 Katherine Sebov of Canada, 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, and will face Kenin in one of Saturday’s semifinals. Kenin also needed three sets to take out local SoCal’s unseeded Emma Higuchi, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, but later fell in her doubles quarterfinal.


In the other 18s semifinal it will be No. 7 Ingrid Neel of Bradenton, Fla., against her IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy rival and No. 4-seeded Fanni Stollar of Hungary.


The two have never faced each other in a tournament match. “We’ve never played each other but we train together a lot!” said Neel, 16, originally from Rochester, Minn. “It’ll be a little bit of both fun and tough. I’m going to try and have as much fun as I can and try to win. It will be a battle and I’m looking forward to it.”


Neel played great down the stretch to upset top-seeded Usue Arconada, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. Just two weeks ago, Neel surprised many with a huge win in the qualifying of the WTA Miami Open where she beat No. 7 seed and WTA No. 85 Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-1, 6-2.


“I’m so glad I was able to have that experience,” she said. “Miami was just so great, and I’m so glad I had a chance to do it so early in my career. With the pros and juniors there is just such a big difference. In the pros they just don’t give you a point and I’ve been trying to do concentrate on that here. Just act like a pro a little bit.”


Gordon, 15, won her first ITF junior title in January beating Kenin in three sets in the semifinals of the Grade 1 Costa Rica event. “There are so many good players here,” said Gordon, beaten in the first round at Carson by Arconada in 2013, and by Jessica Ho in the Round of 16 last year. “I’ve been playing aggressive and getting better as I go. (Sebov) played so good from the start. There was nothing I could do at the beginning.  I thought if she beats me this way, it’s fine. She was playing like a top 50 pro player. She was hitting winners everywhere.”


Gordon, traditionally known as a defensive player, says she added some offense to her game. “Now I’m starting to change my game so I have both offense and defense,” she said. “If I would have just defended today, there was no way. I’m starting to be more aggressive.”


Top-seeded Boys’ 18s player William Blumberg of Greenwich, Conn., didn’t need much time to dispatch unseeded and Notre Dame-bound Johnathan Small of Zionsville, Ind., 6-1, 6-0. He will face No. 5 Nathan Ponwith of Scottsdale, Ariz., in one semifinal. Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic, the No. 2 seed, takes on USC-bound Kalman Boyd of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in the other semifinal.


In the Boys’ 16s final on Saturday, it will be No. 6 Oliver Crawford of Spartanburg, S.C., against No. 5 Andrew Fenty of Washington, D.C.


In the Girls’ 16s final, No. 4 Victoria Flores of Fort Dodge, Iowa, meets No. 15 Natasha Subhash of Fairfax, Va.


To follow all the action this week at Carson, log onto for Ken Thomas’ commentary and interviews. To follow the live scores online, go to For a complete run down of scores and updated draws, log onto the website at


Boys’ 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)

William Blumberg (1) (Greenwich, CT)  def.  Johnathan Small (Zionsville, IN)  6-1, 6-0

Kalman Boyd (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)  def.  Robert Levine (16) (Bedford, NY)  4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Miomir Kecmanovic (2) (Boca Raton, FL)  def.  Jake Van Emburgh (Verona, WI)  7-6(3), 6-1

Nathan Ponwith (5) (Scottsdale, AZ)  def.  Alejandro Tabilo (4) (Etobicoke, Ontairo)  7-6(3), 6-1


Boys’ 18 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Benjamin Hannestad / Alejandro Tabilo (3) (Etobicoke, Ontario)  def.  Ulises Blanch (Deerfield Beach, FL) / Liam  Caruana (2) (New Braunfels, TX)  7-5, 6-4

William Blumberg (Greenwich, CT) / Nathan Ponwith (1) (Scottsdale, AZ) def. Robert Levine (Bedford, NY) / Catalin Mateas (6) (Braintree, MA) 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5)


Girls’ 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)

Fanni Stollar (4)  def.  Kelly Chen (Cerritos, CA)  6-2, 7-5

Sonya Kenin (2) (Pembroke Pines, FL)  def.  Emma Higuchi (Los Angeles, CA)  6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Ingrid Neel (7) (Bradenton, FL)  def.  Usue Arconada (1) (Rio Piedras, PR)  3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Michaela Gordon (3) (Saratoga, CA)  def.  Katherine Sebov (6) (Woodbridge, ON)  1-6, 7-6(2), 6-4


Girls’ 18 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Michaela Gordon (Saratoga, CA) / Raquel Pedraza (4) (Claremont, CA)  def.  Emma Higuchi (Los Angeles, CA) / Katherine Sebov (5) (Woodbridge, ON)  2-6, 6-0, 10-7

Caroline Dolehide (Hinsdale, IL) / Ena Shibahara (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)  def.  Kayla Day (Santa Barbara, CA) / Sonya Kenin (3) (Pembroke Pines, FL)  6-3, 6-4


Boys’ 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)

Oliver Crawford (6) (Spartanburg, SC)  def.  Austen Huang (8) (Elk Grove, CA)  4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Andrew Fenty (5) (Washington, DC)  def.  Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, NY)  3 6, 6 1, 6 2


Boys’ 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, NY) / Ryan Seggerman (Coronado, CA)  def.  Adam Sraberg (Los Angeles, CA) / Matthew  Tsolakyan (Glendale, CA)  2-6, 7-5, 10-6

Brian Cernoch (North Bethesda, MD) / Oliver Crawford (1) (Spartanburg, SC)  def.  Danny Thomas (Pickerington, OH) / Maximilian  Wild (Carmel, IN)  6-2, 3-6, 10-3


Girls’ 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)

Natasha Subhash (15) (Fairfax, VA)  def.  Alexandra Belaya (2) (Melbourne, FL)  6-4, 6-2

Victoria Flores (4) (Fort Dodge, IA)  def.  Alexa Noel (Summit, NJ)  6-3, 6-2


Girls’ 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Alexandra Belaya (Melbourne, FL) / Emma Decoste (1) (Stuart, FL)  def.  Elysia Bolton (Lake Forest, IL) / Ann  Li (3) (Devon, PA)  4-6, 6-3, 13-11

Jessica Anzo (Temecula, CA) / Jenna Moustafa (8) (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Marcella Cruz (Marlboro, NJ) / Alexa Noel (5) (Summit, NJ)  4-6, 6-1, 10-6

Written by Steve Pratt


Kalman Boyd Wins Battle of Future Pac-12 Rivals At USTA International Spring Championships

CARSON, Calif., (Thursday, April 2, 2015) – Any time Kalman Boyd sees Michael Genender’s name across from his on a draw sheet, he knows he’s in for a tough time. And it doesn’t have anything to do with Genender being left-handed.


“Lefties don’t really bother me, it’s just that he really bothers me,” said the 17-year-old Boyd from Rancho Santa Fe, who beat his Southern California rival on Thursday, 7-6 (2), 6-4, to advance to the quarterfinals in the Boys’ 18s singles at the Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships being playing at StubHub Center. ‘He doesn’t hit it in my strike zone, and he gets everything. He’s such a good player and we always have a good match.”


The future Pac-12 rivals could be seeing more of each other down the road as Boyd will play for USC next Fall, while Genender of Los Angeles has chosen Stanford. In the two previous times they’ve face each other, Boyd has eked out wins. The first was a final of a sectional event with Boyd winning 6-4 in the third. Last summer at the USTA Hardcourt Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich., Boyd was down a set and 5-2 and faced match points before rallying for a 7-5, 6-2 early-round victory.


Boyd’s decision to play for USC was an easy one. His grandfather Bob Boyd was the USC men’s basketball for 13 seasons from 1967 to 1979. He passed away in January at the age of 84.


“My dad and my uncle and my cousin, a lot of people in my family all went to USC,” said Boyd, who was watched by USC men’s coach Peter Smith during the first set. “Since I was eight years old I’ve been watching USC on TV. It’s really a dream come true for me.”


Boyd Left Advantage Tennis Academy in Irvine and now trains exclusively with Chris Groh, the former coach of Tommy Haas and former Stanford star and current ATP pro Bradley Klahn, who is injured but was on-site Thursday checking out the action.


Revenge has been on the mind of another Southern California product all week as unseeded Emma Higuchi, 17, has avenged two huge losses over the past two days. And she made amazing comebacks in both to do so. Higuchi, who trains full-time with the USTA at Training Center – West in Carson where the tournament is taking place, eliminated No. 8-seeded Caroline Dolehide of Hinsdale, Ill., 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4), to advance to the quarterfinals.


Higuchi was down a set and 4-1 in the match against Dolehide before rallying back to win. On Wednesday, she was down 4-1 in the third against her friend Claire Liu, coming back to win.


“I was thinking you’ve done it once, you can do it again,” Higuchi said. “I think my mentality was just don’t let her get to five games.”


Higuchi was up 5-4 and then 6-5 in the third set, but Dolehide served two strong service games to tied it at 5-all, and then send it to a deciding tiebreaker. Higuchi got down 3-0 before winning six straight points to take command and finally the set at 7-4.


Dolehide had her way with Higuchi the last time the two met winning 2 and 1 at the Eddie Herr on clay. “But I was thinking this is hardcourts so maybe I have a chance,” she said.


Higuchi next plays No. 2-seeded Sonya Kenin in the quarterfinals. She recalled four years ago being up 4-1 in the third set against Kenin at the Clay Court Nationals, only to lose the match.


Both top-seeded players in the 18s moved on to the quarterfinals. Girls’ No. 1 Usue Arconada will face Ingrid Neel, the No. 7-seeded player from Bradenton, Fla., who took out fellow Floridian Taylor Russo of Deerfield Beach, 6-1, 7-5.


A day after upsetting the No. 1 player in the Girls’ 16s, 12-year-old Alexa Noel pulled off another surprising win as she upset No. 5-seeded Nicole Conard of Boca Raton, Fla., 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.


Noel was with coach Kyle Bailey and trains at Centercourt Academy in Gillete, N.J.


“I haven’t played any of the girls I’ve beaten,” said Noel, who is into the semifinals. “They aren’t good at just one thing. They hit heavy and keep it in play.”


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Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)

Robert Levine (16) (Bedford, NY)  def.  John Jorgeson (Bradenton, FL)  6-0, 6-0

William Blumberg (1) (Greenwich, CT)  def.  Sam Riffice (Roseville, CA)  6-4, 7-6(4)

Alejandro Tabilo (4) (Etobicoke, Ontairo) def.  Mwendwa Mbithi (14) (Deerfield Beach, FL)  6-2, 6-4

Miomir Kecmanovic (2) (Boca Raton, FL)  def.  Liam Caruana (13) (New Braunfels, TX)  6-3, 7-6(2)

Nathan Ponwith (5) (Scottsdale, AZ)  def.  Sangeet Sridhar (Glendale, AZ)  6-3, 6-0

Kalman Boyd (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)  def.  Michael Genender (Los Angeles, CA)  7-6(2), 6-4

Johnathan Small (Zionsville, IN)  def.  John McNally (Cincinnati, OH)  4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Jake Van Emburgh (Verona, WI)  def.  Emil Reinberg (6) (Atlanta, GA)  6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3


Boys’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Robert Levine (Bedford, NY) / Catalin Mateas (6) (Braintree, MA)  def.  Miomir Kecmanovic (Boca Raton, FL) / Bjorn Thomson (4)  4-6, 6-3, 10-8

William Blumberg (Greenwich, CT) / Nathan Ponwith (1) (Scottsdale, AZ)  def.  Trent Bryde (Suwanee, GA) / Patrick Kypson (Greenville, NC)  7-5, 6-3

Benjamin Hannestad / Alejandro Tabilo (3) (Etobicoke, Ontario) def.  Hady Habib (Bradenton, FL) / Anudeep Kodali (5) (Durham, NC)  6-7(3), 6-2, 10-4

Ulises Blanch (Deerfield Beach, FL) / Liam Caruana (2) (New Braunfels, TX)  def.  Michael Genender (Los Angeles, CA) / Emil Reinberg (7) (Atlanta, GA)  6-4, 5-7, 10-7


Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)

Emma Higuchi (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Caroline Dolehide (8) (Hinsdale, IL)  3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4)

Katherine Sebov (6) (Woodbridge, ON)  def.  Kayla Day (9) (Santa Barbara, CA)  6-3, 6-2

Fanni Stollar (4)  def.  Jade Lewis (Hilton Head Island, SC)  6-2, 6-2

Michaela Gordon (3) (Saratoga, CA)  def.  Victoria Emma (Naples, FL)  6-0, 6-0

Ingrid Neel (7) (Bradenton, FL)  def.  Taylor Russo (Deerfield Beach, FL)  6-1, 7-5

Sofia Kenin (2) (Pembroke Pines, FL)  def.  Maria Mateas (15) (Braintree, MA)  6-4, 6-3

Kelly Chen (Cerritos, CA)  def.  Francesca Dilorenzo (5) (New Albany, OH)  6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3

Usue Arconada (1) (Rio Piedras, PR)  def.  Sofia Sewing (16) (Doral, FL)  7-6(0), 6-4


Girls’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Michaela Gordon (Saratoga, CA) / Raquel Pedraza (4) (Claremont, CA)  def.  Anna Dollar (Lancaster, PA) / Veronica  Miroshnichenko (Aventura, FL)  7-5, 6-2

Kayla Day (Santa Barbara, CA) / Sofia Kenin (3) (Pembroke Pines, FL)  def.  Helen Altick (Monroe, LA) / Caroline Lampl (Bluemont, VA)  6-2, 7-6(4)

Alexis Nelson (Saint Paul, MN) / Savannah Slaysman (Phoenix, AZ)  def.  Emma Higuchi (Los Angeles, CA) / Katherine  Sebov (5) (Woodbridge, ON)  2-6, 6-2, 10-7

Caroline Dolehide (Hinsdale, IL) / Ena Shibahara (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)  def.  Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, ME) / Gabriella Pollner (7) (Boca Raton, FL)  6-2, 6-3


Boys’ 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)

Andrew Fenty (5) (Washington, DC)  def.  Brian Cernoch (4) (North Bethesda, MD)  7-5, 6-3

Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, NY)  def.  Keenan Mayo (Roseville, CA)  7-6(4), 6-4

Austen Huang (8) (Elk Grove, CA)  def.  Ryan Seggerman (Coronado, CA)  6-4, 6-3

Oliver Crawford (6) (Spartanburg, SC)  def.  Kevin Ma (14) (San Ramon, CA)  6-2, 6-1


Boys’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Danny Thomas (Pickerington, OH) / Maximilian Wild (Carmel, IN)  def.  Andrew Fenty (Washington, DC) / William Woodall (4) (Washington, DC)  7-5, 6-4

Brian Cernoch (North Bethesda, MD) / Oliver Crawford (1) (Spartanburg, SC)  def.  William Grant (Santa Barbara, CA) / Govind  Nanda (6) (Redlands, CA)  6-3, 6-3

Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, NY) / Ryan Seggerman (Coronado, CA)  def.  Cody Lin (Thousand Oaks, CA) / Kento Perera (7) (Santa Barbara, CA)  6-2, 7-5, 10-4

Adam Sraberg (Los Angeles, CA) / Matthew Tsolakyan (Glendale, CA)  def.  Robert Baylon (Buena Park, CA) / Jack  Pulliam (2) (Manhattan Beach, CA)  7-5, 7-5


Girls’ 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)                                                          

Natasha Subhash (15) (Fairfax, VA)  def.  Salma Ewing (Long Beach, CA)  6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3

Alexa Noel (Summit, NJ)  def.  Nicole Conard (5) (Boca Raton, FL)  6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Victoria Flores (4) (Fort Dodge, IA)  def.  Sydney Jones (11) (Carrollton, TX)  6-2, 6-2

Alexandra Belaya (2) (Melbourne, FL)  def.  Elysia Bolton (7) (Lake Forest, IL)  7-5(5), 6-3


Girls’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Elysia Bolton (Lake Forest, IL) / Ann Li (3) (Devon, PA)  def.  Jessica Aragon (Plano, TX) / Sydney  Jones (7) (Carrollton, TX)  6-3, 6-4

Marcella Cruz (Marlboro, NJ) / Alexa Noel (5) (Summit, NJ)  def.  Madison Hwang (Frisco, TX) / McCartney  Kessler (4) (Calhoun, GA)  6-1, 3-6, 10-4

Jessica Anzo (Temecula, CA) / Jenna Moustafa (8) (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Victoria Flores (Fort Dodge, IA) / Maria  Ross (2) (Lakewood Ranch, FL)  7-6(3), 4-6, 10-4

Alexandra Belaya (Melbourne, FL) / Emma Decoste (1) (Stuart, FL)  def.  Abigail Forbes (Raleigh, NC) / Luba  Vasilyuk (Frisco, TX)  6-3, 6-1

Written by Steve Pratt


Friendly Encounters Highlight Day 2 At USTA International Spring Championships

Photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

Photo by Cynthia Lum / USTA

(March 31, 2015) CARSON, Calif., – Kayla Day felt right at home on Tuesday on the USTA Training Center – West courts she trains on year-round, beating training partner and good friend Ashley Lahey as the first round was completed in the Girls’ 18s singles on Day 2 of the ITF Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships.


“I love this tournament and it’s so well run; plus it’s where I train,” said the 15-year-old No. 9-seeded Day, who grew up a two-hour drive from Carson in Santa Barbara. She advanced to the second round with the 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over qualifier Lahey and next faces Chiara Lommer in the second round. “Training with the USTA has been great, and they treat me so well.”


At Carson, Day trains with USTA National coaches Adam Peterson, Leo Azevedo and Chris Tontz, but her personal hitting coach Aaron Webster also watched her match on Tuesday.


Day is currently ranked No. 63 in the ITF world junior rankings, and is excited about the possibility of qualifying for the main draw at the summer slams, including the French Open and Wimbledon. “I’ve never been,” she said. “If I do get it in it would be the most amazing thing ever.”


Top-seeded Usue Arconada, who trains at the Junior Champions Tennis Center in College Park, Md., is up two spots this week in the new ITF junior world rankings to No. 6 in the world. She opened up first-round play with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Riley McQuaid of Tustin.


Although he was taken out in the first round by his training partner and fellow Indiana resident Jonathan Small, the 18s No. 7-ranked player Sameer Kumar has always had a special affinity for playing in Southern California. But it was on his official visit to Stanford University last year that sold him on the Northern California school and helped make his decision to play the next four years for the Cardinal an easy one.


Small, a qualifier from Zionsville, Ind., sat against a wall with good friend Kumar, from Carmel, Ind., and discussed everything else except the match after Small’s 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, victory. The two train with the same coach Brian Smith.


Kumar will join Southern California’s Michael Genender and a strong recruiting class for Stanford’s first-year coach former ATP World Tour pro and ex-Stanford All-American Paul Goldstein next fall.


Later in the day, Kumar and doubles partner Vincent Lin escaped with a third-set super tiebreaker win. Kumar beat Lin in the second round last year in Carson before falling to top-seeded Francis Tiafoe in three sets. In 2013, Kumar won the 16s at the ASICS Easter Bowl.


On the court on Tuesday for the second straight day was former NBA All-Star Dan Majerle’s daughter McKenzie, who fell in her first-round doubles match. On Monday, the Paradise Valley, Ariz., player lost to Lommer of Skokie, Ill., in her singles match, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.


Two rounds have been completed after two days in the boys’ and girls’ 16s. On Tuesday, the top-seed in the boys’ 16s was eliminated as Keenan Mayo beat No. 1 Jack Pulliman, 6-2, 6-1.


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First-Round Singles Scores

Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 64)

Ulises Blanch (3) (Deerfield Beach, FL)  def.  Sami Kirberg (Ft Lauderdale, FL)  4-6, 6-3, 6-3

William Blumberg (1) (Greenwich, CT)  def.  Vasil Kirkov (Tampa, FL)  6-4, 6-4

Gianni Ross (La Grange, IL)  def.  Bjorn Thomson (15)  6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Daniel Bennett  def.  Jason Legall (Palm Coast, FL)  6-2, 6-2

Alexander Lebedev (Island Park, NY)  def.  Bryan Husin (Riverside, CA)  6-2, 6-1

Miomir Kecmanovic (2) (Boca Raton, FL)  def.  Jake DeVine (Los Altos Hills, CA)  6-4, 6-3

Alex Phillips (Peachtree City, GA)  def.  Aexis Canter (10)  7-5, 6-0

Jake Van Emburgh (Verona, WI)  def.  Agustin Moreno  7-5, 6-0

Michael Genender (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Denis Shapovalov (8)  6-4, 6-2

Jakub Wojcik (Delray Beach, FL)  def.  Piers Foley  7-5, 7-5

Trent Bryde (Suwanee, GA)  def.  Anudeep Kodali (Durham, NC)  6-3, 6-2

Sam Riffice (Roseville, CA)  def.  Pablo Sanchez Rivera  6-0, 6-0

Nathan Ponwith (5) (Scottsdale, AZ)  def.  Sebastian Mermersky (Chevy Chase, MD)  6-1, 6-2

Benjamin Hannestad (12)  def.  Evan Zhu (Irvine, CA)  2-6, 7-6(9), 6-3

Jeffrey Wolf (Cincinnati, OH)  def.  Hady Habib (9) (Bradenton, FL)  2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Liam Caruana (13) (New Braunfels, TX)  def.  Alexey Nesterov (Ojai, CA)  6-2, 6-3

Patrick Kypson (Greenville, NC)  def.  Kyryll Kryvchun (West Vancouver, BC)  6-3, 6-1

John McNally (Cincinnati, OH)  def.  Jack Van Slyke (Toronto, ON)  2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Nathan Perrone (Bluffton, SC)  def.  Nicolas Moreno de Alboran (London, Surrey)  3-6, 7-6(3)

John Jorgeson (Bradenton, FL)  def.  Pedro Fernandez del Valle (Wesley Chapel, FL)  6-0, 6-3


Boys’ 16 Singles (Round of 64)

Ryan Seggerman (Coronado, CA)  def.  Austin Di Giulio (Newport Beach, CA)  6-2, 6-2

Diego Nava (Woodland Hills, CA)  def.  Neil Tengbumroong (West Covina, CA)  6-0, 6-1

Christopher Steele (Mesa, AZ)  def.  Danilo Milic (Los Angeles, CA)  6-1, 6-1

Govind Nanda (Redlands, CA)  def.  Maximilian Wild (Carmel, IN)  6-3, 6-4

Adam Neff (Bradenton, FL)  def.  Blake Croyder (Marietta, GA)  6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Omni Kumar (Irvine, CA)  def.  Arjith Jayaraman (Gold River, CA)  6-2, 6-3

Andrew Whitehouse (Westlake Village, CA)  def.  Naara Shin (Downey, CA)  6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Keenan Mayo (Roseville, CA)  def.  Steven Sun (Boca Raton, FL)  6-2, 6-4

Ethan Prost (Peoria, AZ)  def.  Rishab Sardana (Union City, CA)  6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, NY)  def.  Jaycer Calleros (San Antonio, TX)  6-4, 7-6(3)

Eric Hahn (Fullerton, CA)  def.  Nevin Arimilli (Austin, TX)  6-4, 6-1

Karapet Vardanyan (Granada Hills, CA)  def.  Carsyn Smith (Scottsdale, AZ)  6-0, 6-3

Adam Sraberg (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Joshua Xu (Chandler, AZ)  7-6(6), 6-4

Adam Oscislawski (Scottsdale, AZ)  def.  Daniel Lin (Northridge, CA)  6-0, 6-2

William Woodall (Washington, DC)  def.  Arnav Dhingra (Darnestown, MD)  6-1, 6-0

Benjamin Gollin (Redlands, CA)  def.  Jacob Bullard (Brevard, NC)  7-6(4), 7-6(5)


Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 64)

Jessica Hinojosa Gomez  def.  Stephanie Hazell (Irvine, CA)  7-6(1), 6-4

Jenna Friedel (Mill Valley, CA)  def.  Gabriella Pollner (Boca Raton, FL)  7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Caroline Dolehide (8) (Hinsdale, IL)  def.  Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, ME)  6-0, 6-2

Ingrid Neel (7) (Bradenton, FL)  def.  Helen Altick (Monroe, LA)  6-3, 6-3

Caty McNally (Cincinnati, OH)  def.  Alexandra Sanford (10) (Westerville, OH)  6-3, 7-5

Emma Higuchi (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Meible Chi (Weston, FL)  6-1, 7-6(5)

Sonya Kenin (2) (Pembroke Pines, FL)  def.  Mimi Levine (Santa Monica, CA)  6-0, 6-1

Dominique Schaefer (Ventura, CA)  def.  Anna Dollar (Lancaster, PA)  6-4, 6-3

Ulyana Shirokova (Boca Raton, FL)  def.  Alexa Corcoleotes (Hillsborough, CA)  6-3, 7-5

Usue Arconada (1) (Rio Piedras, PR)  def.  Riley McQuaid (Tustin, CA)  6-1, 6-1

Amanda Anisimova (Hallandale Beach, FL)  def.  Mia Horvit (13) (Palm City, FL)  6-2, 6-4

Chiara Lommer (Skokie, IL)  def.  McKenzie Majerle (Paradise Valley, AZ)  4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Rachel Lim (Briarcliff Manor, NY)  def.  Sabrina Faybyshev (Marlboro, NJ)  6-1, 6-1

Morgan Coppoc (Tulsa, OK)  def.  Alexandra Sabe (Rye, NY)  3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Ndindi Ndunda (Burke, VA)  def.  Tereza Koplova (Bradenton, FL)  6-3, 6-4

Maria Mateas (15) (Braintree, MA)  def.  Andrea Kevakian (Glendale, CA)  6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0

Jade Lewis (Hilton Head Island, SC)  def.  Ally Miller Krasilnikov (Delray Beach, FL)  6-2, 6-2

Katherine Sebov (6) (Woodbridge, ON)  def.  Ena Shibahara (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)  4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Seira Shimizu (Ojai, CA)  def.  Alana Smith (Fort Washington, MD)  6-4, 6-1


Girls’ 16 Singles (Round of 64)

Salma Ewing (Long Beach, CA)  def.  Carolyn Campana (Hillsborough, CA)  6-3, 7-5

Jessica Anzo (Temecula, CA)  def.  Madison Gallegos (Aurora, CO)  6-2, 6-2

Alexa Noel (Summit, NJ)  def.  Madeline Almeida (El Dorado Hills, CA)  6-2, 6-0

Luba Vasilyuk (Frisco, TX)  def.  Jadie Acidera (Anaheim, CA)  6-3, 7-5

Lauren Lemonds (Indianapolis, IN)  def.  Tammy Van (Garden Grove, CA)  6-0, 6-1

Ann Li (Devon, PA)  def.  Cali Jankowski (Carlsbad, CA)  7-5, 6-2

Malkia Menguene (College Park, MD)  def.  Sabrina Ramras (Paradise Valley, AZ)  5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Katie Chang (Rsm, CA)  def.  Jessica Aragon (Plano, TX)  1-6, 6-3, 6-3

Emilee Duong (Placentia, CA)  def.  Mackenzie Worsnop (Newport Beach, CA)  6-3, 6-4

Jenna Moustafa (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Elena Van Linge (Menlo Park, CA)  6-4, 7-5

Jennifer Gadalov (Los Angeles, CA)  def.  Kacie Harvey (Braintree, MA)  7-5, 6-1

Dalayna Hewitt (Pepper Pike, OH)  def.  Jessi Muljat (Sacramento, CA)  6-1, 6-2

Vivian Cheng (Santa Monica, CA)  def.  Abigail Forbes (Raleigh, NC)  6-3, 6-3

Niluka Madurawe (Sunnyvale, CA)  def.  Britt Pursell (Oceanside, CA)  7-6(5), 6-3

Patria Aziz (Glendale, CA)  def.  Shuchen Lin (Irvine, CA)  6-2, 6-1

Rachel Eason (Union City, CA)  def.  Mackenzie Clark (College Park, MD)  6-0, 6-3

Written by Steve Pratt




Caroline Dolehide Opens With Straight-Sets Win At USTA International Spring Championships

March 30, 2015ISC, Carson CA

(March 30, 2015) CARSON, Calif., – One year ago, Caroline Dolehide didn’t have an International Tennis Federation junior ranking high enough to earn entry into the main draw of the Girls’ 18s singles at the Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships, which started main draw play on Monday at StubHub Center.


Dolehide instead needed a USTA wild card and wasn’t able to do much with it, falling to No. 7-seeded Michaela Gordon in the first round last year in three sets.


But a lot has changed for the 16-year-old high school sophomore from Hinsdale, Ill., since last year, including a US Open semifinal appearance last fall that suddenly put her on the map and made her a future young American to watch.


And watched she was on Monday during her 6-0, 6-2 win over Meaghan Kelley. Numerous collegiate coaches were on-site to check out some of the nation’s top junior tennis talent, including schools like Michigan, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine and USC.


“I saw Michigan, and some others. Yeah, I saw them all,” said Dolehide, whose sister Courtney played at UCLA. “I haven’t really given it much thought or visited anywhere, but I have time.”


It didn’t look like Dolehide got off to a slow start looking at her 6-0 score, but she admitted it took her awhile to get used to the elements, as she trains indoors in Illinois.


“It was really windy today and was so that tough to get used to,” she said.


Although she made it to the semifinals in the 16s in 2013 losing to Claire Liu, and advanced to the 18s doubles final in Carson last year, she said the US Open performance is what got her noticed. “I played some Pro Circuit events to start the year and didn’t do so well, but now that the summer is coming I’ll be playing more ITF juniors and going to play the junior Grand Slams this summer.


“I’ve come a long way in one year.”


The top-seed in the boys’ 18s, 17-year-old William Blumberg, from Greenwich, Conn., beat Vasil Kirkov, 6-4, 6-4, in his first-round match.


“I was expecting it to be tough,” Blumberg said. “I’ve practiced with Vasil before and knew he was a tough player. He’s a little smaller so he can’t overpower you, but he’s scrappy and he fights for every point.”


Blumberg is the highest ranking ITF world-ranked player in the boys’ draw at No. 15 after a finalist appearance at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional in Porto Alegre in Brazil. “It’s tough for me being here one year older,” he said. “I felt nervous and tentative and wasn’t going for my shots.”


The entire first-round in the boys’ and girls’ singles was completed with the top eights seeds receiving byes into the second round. Winning on day 1 was former French Open champion Michael Chang’s niece, Katie Chang. She came back to beat Jessica Aragon, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, in the Girls’ 16s.


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By Steve Pratt


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.”
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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

Connor Hance Who Played Agassi and Graf’s Son in Commercial Stuns Top Seed in at USTA International Spring Championships

By Steve Pratt
CARSON, Calif., (Wednesday, April 4, 2012) – Ever wonder what happened to the cute little boy who played Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf’s son in that 2004 Genworth Financial commercial co-starring Taylor Dent?

Well Connor Hance, who turned 13 in November and lives just eight miles away, has put the acting and commercials on hiatus and has been making some noise on the junior tennis circuit of late, especially on Wednesday when he upset No. 1-seeded Ruadhan De Bruges of Australia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the third round of the boys’ 16s at the eighth annual USTA International Spring Championships being played at the Home Depot Center.
“I started to play more aggressive and drive the ball more,” said Hance, of what he changed after dropping the first set. “And I started getting my first serve in. That was the difference.”
Both Hance’s parents are teaching professionals at the South Bay Tennis Center in Torrance. His father Ken and mother Courtney were both on hand to watch him record the shocking win. “I just kept saying to myself please keep the ball in play because I knew his opponent was tiring,” Courtney said. “And he did and it worked out for him. It’s pretty exciting.”
The qualifier Hance, who won the 2011 USTA Clay Court Nationals in the 12s, will next face No. 10 seed Logan Smith of Carlsbad, Calif., in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Connor’s sister Kenadi is a top-ranked 14s player who lost in the 16s on Tuesday. During his match, she said he gave up acting and really started focusing on his tennis several years ago when he lost out on the role of actor Steve Carell’s son in the 2007 feature film “Evan Almighty,” only because he didn’t look anything like Carell.
Another 13-year-old who was turning heads but in the girls’ 18s on Wednesday was Tornado Ali Black, who was given a wild card into the tournament and is currently ranked No. 141 in the ITF world rankings.
Black, who has a younger sister who is a top-ranked 12s player named Hurricane, is from Englewood, Colo., and won the Eddie Herr 16s back in December. She has already signed a pro contract with Octagon and is being coached by USTA coach Freddie Rodriguez who was on site Wednesday to watch her upset No. 13 seeded Kelsey Laurente of Miramar, Fla., 6-3, 6-1, in the second round.
Defending 18s champion Samantha Crawford, the No. 5 seed, was beaten in straight sets by Makenzie Craft of Frisco, Texas, 7-6 (4), 6-3. The unseeded Craft said she went two full months to start the year without hitting a ball as she was recovering from three torn ligaments in her left ankle.
“I beat Kyle McPhillips last year at Claremont, but I would say this is my biggest win,” Kraft said. “I was trying to stay focused. I really wasn’t thinking about what I was doing out there. Before the match I was just hoping to keep it close. Samantha obviously didn’t play her best. It might take three or four hours for it to set in.”
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Boys’ 18 Singles (Second Round)
Ernesto Escobedo West Covina, CA  def.  Lucas Gomez San Ysidro, CA  6-3, 6-4
Noah Rubin (3) Rockville Centre, NY  def.  Tommy Mylnikov Bradenton, FL  7-6(6), 6-0
Martin Redlicki Boca Raton, FL  def.  Deiton Baughman Carson, CA  2-6, 6-1, 7-6(2)
Henrik Wiersholm Kirkland, WA  def.  Jordan Daigle Lafayette, LA  7-6(4), 6-1
Austin Siegel (6) Tarrytown, NY  def.  Mohd Merzuki Bradenton, FL  4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Ronnie Schneider Bloomington, IN  def.  Paul Oosterbaan Kalamazoo, MI  6-1, 6-2
Mackenzie McDonald (4) Piedmont, CA  def.  Gage Brymer Irvine, CA  3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Luca Corinteli Alexandria, VA  def.  Pak Long Yeung Hong Kong,  4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Carter Lin Bradenton, FL  def.  Spencer Papa (2) Boca Raton, FL    Wo (inj)
Stefan Kozlov Pembroke Pines, FL  def.  Thomas Pura Pacific Palisades, CA  6-0, 6-2
Henry Craig Murrieta, CA  def.  Grant Solomon Dallas, TX  6-0, 6-1
Trey Strobel Bradenton, FL  def.  Chun Hun Wong  6-1, 6-4
Nikko Madregallejo Monrovia, CA  def.  Thai Kwiatkowski (7) Charlotte, NC  2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Alexios Halebian (5) Glendale, CA  def.  Alan Nunez Aguilera  6-0, 6-3
Mitchell Krueger (1) Aledo, TX  def.  Jack Murray Beverly Hills, MI  6-3, 6-4
John Richmond Pawleys Island, SC  def.  Jared Donaldson Cumberland, RI  7-6(5), 6-1
Boys’ 18 Doubles (Second Round)
Milen Ianakiev / Santiago Munoz  def.  Jack Murray /  Bayo Philips  6-4, 6-1
Brendan McClain / Thomas Pura  def.  Charles Boyce /  Ronnie Schneider  1-6, 6-4, 10-3
Carter Lin / Mohd Merzuki (8)  def.  Robbie Bellamy /  Gregory Garcia  7-5, 6-0
M. Mackenzie. McDonald / Trey Strobel (2)  def.  Maxx Lipman / John Richmond  6-4, 6-2
Alexios Halebian / Mitchell Krueger (1)  def.  Justin Butsch /  Michael Mmoh  6-4, 6-2
Thomas Colautti / Josh Hagar  def.  Eduardo Bringold /  Ivar Contreras  6-1, 6-3
Thai Kwiatkowski / Martin Redlicki (5)  def.  Jose Pablo Gil / Federico Ruiz Acevedo  6-3, 6-3
Lucas Gomez / Ricardo Medinilla (4)  def.  Ernesto Escobedo /  Javier Restrepo  1-6, 7-6(2), 10-2
Boys’ 16 Singles (Round of 16)
Connor Hance Torrance, CA  def.  Ruadhan de Bruges (1) Cherrybrook,  4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Jake Devine Boca Raton, FL  def.  Yancy Dennis Reisterstown, MD  6-0, 6-2
Aidan Jiang Ojai, CA  def.  Christian Langmo (6) Boca Raton, FL  7-6(3), 6-4
Sameer Kumar Carmel, IN  def.  Jean Thirouin Houston, TX  6-3, 6-2
Robert Levine Bedford, NY  def.  Alexandru Gozun (4) Sarasota, FL  6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2
Roman Safiullin San Diego, CA  def.  William Blumberg Greenwich, CT  6-4, 6-1
Logan Smith Carlsbad, CA  def.  Tommy Paul Deerfield Beach, FL  6-3, 6-3
Francis Tiafoe College Park, MD  def.  German Aragon Chula Vista, CA  6-2, 4-6, 6-0
Boys’ 16 Doubles (Second Round)
Tommy Paul / Aron Pierce (3)  def.  German Aragon / Riley Smith  1-6, 6-0, 10-0
Artemie Amari / Alex Rybakov (1)  def.  Oscar Janglin /  Stephen Madonia  6-1, 6-2
Carsten Fisher / Anudeep Kodali  def.  Aidan Jiang /  Fabian Schaefer (6)  4-6, 6-3, 10-5
Jake Devine / Nathan Ponwith  def.  Steven Chen / Michael Nguyen (8)  7-5, 6-2
Yancy Dennis / Francis Tiafoe  def.  Kial Kaiser /  Logan Smith (7)  7-5, 3-6, 10-7
Darius MacKenzie / Keivon Tabrizi  def.  Kevin Lam /  Ruadhan de Bruges (2)  6-2, 6-4
Augustus Ge / Jean Thirouin  def.  Nikolas Ramadan / Nikola Samardzic (5)  6-1, 6-2
Sameer Kumar / Christian Langmo (4)  def.  Kimo Barrere /  Garrett Mak  6-3, 6-2
Girls’ 18 Singles (Second Round)
Blair Shankle Comfort, TX  def.  Kendal Woodard Stockbridge, GA  6-2, 6-0
Christina Makarova (6) San Diego, CA  def.  Alexandra Morozova Plantation, FL  6-2, 6-1
Stephanie Nauta Bradenton, FL  def.  Desirae Krawczyk Rancho Mirage, CA  6-3, 6-2
Taylor Townsend (1) Stockbridge, GA  def.  Breaunna Addison Lake Worth, FL  6-3, 6-3
Mayo Hibi Irvine, CA  def.  Nadia Echeverria Alam Doral, FL  7-6(4), 2-0  Ret (inj)
Alexandra Kiick (7) Plantation, FL  def.  Jana McCord San Diego, CA  6-0, 6-1
Caroline Doyle San Francisco, CA  def.  Victoria Rodriguez Mercedes, TX  6-3, 6-4
June Lee West Windsor, NJ  def.  Catherine Harrison Germantown, TN  2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Chalena Scholl (3) Pompano Beach, FL  def.  Usue Arconada Rio Piedras, PR  6-1, 6-1
Mia King Cornelius, NC  def.  Rebecca Weissmann Loveland, CO  6-7(4), 6-1, 6-3
Alicia Blacker Englewood, CO  def.  Kelsey Laurente Miramar, FL  6-3, 6-1
Gabrielle Andrews (4) Pomona, CA  def.  Eden Silva Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  6-0, 6-0
Makenzie Craft Frisco, TX  def.  Samantha Crawford (5) Tamarac, FL  7-6(4), 6-3
Kyle McPhillips (2) Willoughby, OH  def.  Alyssa Smith Laguna Niguel, CA  2-6, 7-5, 6-0
Jennifer Brady (8) Boca Raton, FL  def.  Denise Starr Brooklyn, NY  7-5, 6-3
Belinda Bencic Bradenton, FL  def.  Brooke Austin Indianapolis, IN  6-4, 6-3
Girls’ 18 Doubles (Second Round)
Kristina Chasovskikh / Jacqueline Zuhse  def.  Caroline Doyle / Mia King  6-3, 2-6, 10-7
Stephanie Nauta / Chalena Scholl (2)  def.  Breaunna Addison / Catherine Harrison  6-2, 6-1
Kelsey Laurente / Alexandra Morozova (8)  def.  Mayci Jones /  Cassidy Spearman  6-2, 7-5
Jennifer Brady / Kendal Woodard (6)  def.  Dasha Ivanova /  Jamie Loeb  6-4, 6-2
Alexandra Kiick / Ayaka Okuno (3)  def.  Belinda Bencic /  eden silva  6-2, 6-2
Louisa Chirico / Blair Shankle  def.  Alicia Blacker /  Johnnise Renaud (7)  6-3, 2-6, 10-8
Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend (1)  def.  Christina Makarova /  Kimberly Yee  6-1, 6-1
Samantha Crawford / Josie Kuhlman (4)  def.  Usue Arconada / Marie Norris  6-2, 6-3
Girls’ 16 Singles (Round of 16)
Jessica Ho Wexford, PA  def.  Terri Fleming Alpharetta, GA  6-0, 6-0
Emma Higuchi Los Angeles, CA  def.  Mary Haffey (8) Naples, FL  6-1, 6-1
Raquel Pedraza Claremont, CA  def.  Meredith Xepoleas Huntington Beach, CA  3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
Kaitlyn McCarthy (5) Cary, NC  def.  Ellie Zogg Dallas, TX  6-3, 6-3
Dominique Schaefer Ventura, CA  def.  Emma Critser Mountain View, CA  6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Jada Hart Colton, CA  def.  Mira Ruder-Hook Denver, CO  6-4, 6-1
Nicole Frenkel (1) Winchester, MA  def.  Ndindi Ndunda Burke, VA  6-3, 7-6(9)
Andie Daniell Douglasville, GA  def.  Bianca Moldovan Livonia, MI  6-2, 7-6(3)
Girls’ 16 Doubles (Second Round)
Nicole Frenkel / Ndindi Ndunda (1) def. Adorabol Huckleby / Bianca Moldovan  6-4, 0-6, 10-6
Hadley Berg / Isabella Heidenreich  def.  Caroline Turner /  Ellie Zogg (5)  2-6, 7-6(2), 10-6
Yuki Asami / Ilana Oleynik  def.  Terri Fleming / Olivia Myers (4)  6-3, 6-1
Madison Tedford / Camila Wesbrooks (8)  def.  Amber Park / Meredith Xepoleas  7-5, 4-6, 13-11
Kenadi Hance / Alexis Pereira  def.  Stephanie Hazell / Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (6)  6-4, 6-4
Andie Daniell / Karina Traxler (3)  def.  Caroline Dolehide / Samantha Martinelli  6-3, 6-1
Kareena Manji / Kaitlyn McCarthy (7)  def.  Christine Maddox /  Annika Ringblom  6-2, 6-2
Natalie Da Silveira / Ena Shibahara  def.  Savannah Durkin /  Mary Haffey (2)  6-0, 2-6, 10-6—