GIRLS’ 18s FIRST-ROUND ACTION SET FOR SUNDAY AT
USTA BILLIE JEAN KING GIRLS’ NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Top 16s Seed Valencia Xu of Livingston, N.J., to Play Sunday at 10 a.m.
SAN DIEGO – (August 3, 2019) – The Girls’ 16s Division took center stage on Saturday in first-round action of the USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center. Over 140 matches were played on Opening Day of the national tennis tournament.
The top 32 seeds in the Girls’ 16s singles draw had first-round byes and will play their opening matches on Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Top-seeded Valencia Xu of Livingston, N.J., will play Amani Shah of San Diego in a second-round match at 10 a.m.
In Saturday’s first-round, Shah overcame Sean Mullen of Memphis, Tenn., 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 in an early-morning match. The 16-year-old Xu, who competes in International Tennis Federation and USTA junior events, won the singles title at the USTA International Grass Court Championship in Haverford, Pa., earlier this summer.
The Girls’ 18s Division will begin play on Sunday. The top 32 seeds, including top-seeded Hailey Baptiste of Washington, D.C., received first-round byes and will play their second-round matches on Monday.
Baptiste, who is ranked No. 283 in the Women’s Tennis Association singles rankings, will play the winner of Sunday’s first-round match between Kianna Oda of Hilo, Hawaii and Nina Gulbransen of Boca Raton, Fla. For complete draws for the Girls’ 16s and 18s Divisions, click here.
Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, are competing for the title of National Champion, as well as a wild card entry into the Women’s Singles main draw of the 2019 US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the 2019 US Open Junior Championships (for the 16s Champion). The 18s Doubles Champions will also receive a wild card into the US Open Women’s Doubles main draw. The Girls’ 16s event will conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday August 10. The Girls’ 18s tournament will conclude with the 18s singles championship on Sunday, August 11. Both divisions will feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes. The starting times for each day of the tournament are as follows: Sunday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 7 – 8 a.m.
Thursday, August 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 – 9 a.m.
Sunday, August 11 – 10 a.m. (All times PDT) Early-round tournament matches are also being played at San Diego State University’s Aztec Tennis Center, 5375 Remington Rd., San Diego, CA 92115 through Thursday, August 8 and at the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104 through Tuesday, August 6.
Admission and on-site parking at the Barnes Tennis Center is free each day of the tournament. For fans watching matches at SDSU and the Balboa Tennis Club, admission is free. There is a nominal charge for on-campus parking at SDSU. Parking regulations at the university will be strictly enforced. Parking is free at the Balboa Tennis Club.
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Girls’ 16s singles final from 1-3 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, August 10 and the Girls’ 18s singles final from 2-4 p.m. (PDT) on Sunday, August 11.
All tournament matches played on Stadium Court at the Barnes Tennis Center will be streamed live at www.ustagirlsnationals.com through Friday, August 9.
To view the official tournament website, please click here.
USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships Barnes Tennis Center San Diego Saturday’s Results
Girls’ 16s Singles First Round
Amani Shah, San Diego, def. Sean Mullen, Memphis, Tenn., 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
Katherine Hui (33), San Diego, def. Belle Kuhnert, Athens, Ga., 6-0, 6-3
Irene Huang, San Diego, def. Salma Farhat, Bellevue, Wash., 6-3, 6-4
Isabella Foshee, Encinitas, Calif., def. Ibifuro Clement, Houston, 7-6 (0), 6-0
Midori Castillo, Bonita, Calif., def. Kavya Patel, Roswell, Ga., 6-1, 6-1
Sanjana Tallamraju (33), Munster, Ind., def. Jessica Lu, Austin, Texas, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Maryia Hrynashka, Rancho Cordova, Calif., def. Alexa Griffith, Cary, N.C., 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-0
Rose Hayes, East Moriches, N.Y., def. Ryan Kershner, Phoenix, Ariz., 6-2, 6-2
Mirabelle Brettkelly (33), San Francisco, def. Tanya Fan, Ames, Iowa, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Ann Guerry, Atlanta, def. Isabelle Chang, Leesburg, Va., 7-6 (1), 6-0
Hope Moulin, Lithia, Fla., def. Carolyn Brodsky, New York, 6-1, 6-1
Tomi Main (33), Seaside, Calif., def. Karin Young, Apple Valley, Minn., 6-3, 6-3
Brianna Wilbur, San Antonio, def. Alice Xu, Vienna, Va., 6-3, 6-1
Sydney Sharma, Warren, N.J., def. Kaytlin Taylor, Huntington Beach, Calif., 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
Vivian Miller (33), Glencoe, Ill., def. Emily Kantrovitz, Saint Louis, 6-1, 6-1
Olivia Almy, Southborough, Mass., def. Anna Tanaka, Honolulu, 6-1, 6-3
Maxine Murphy, Laguna Niguel, Calif., def. Emma Baker, Chicago, 7-6, 7-5
Sydni Ratliff (33), Gahanna, Ohio, def. Michelle Kleynerman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Jenna Sabile, Fullerton, Calif., def. Lindsey Hofflander, Las Vegas, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Whitley Pate (33), Daniel Island, S.C., def. Akari Matsuno, Hoffman Estates, Ill., 6-2, 7-6 (3)
Parker Fry, Rolling Hills, Calif., def. Kayal Gownder, Cypress, Texas, 6-3, 6-1
Nina Moravek, Gig Harbor, Wash., def. Ella Faessler, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Belen Nevenhoven, Rockford, Ill., def. Eliza McPherron, Weston, Mass., 6-4, 6-1
Kaia Wolfe, Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., def. Amy Cui, East Brunswick, N.J., 6-2, 6-1
Sara Snyder, (33), San Juan, P.R., def. Saniya Singh, Frisco, Texas 6-3, 6-2
Liza Tankimovich, Granada Hills, Calif., def. Natalie Stone, Broomfield, Colo., 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Didi Bredberg Canizares, Wesley Chapel, Fla., def. Brooke Despriet, Cumming, Ga., 6-4, 6-1
Elise Wagle (33), Niskayuna, N.Y., def. Madeleine Page, Palo Alto, Calif., 6-0, 6-0
Ellie Myers, Evansville, Ind., def. Charlotte Cartledge, Roanoke, Va., 6-4, 6-1
Sonia Maheshwari (33), Morrisville, N.C., def. Ana Maria Badulescu, Chandler, Ariz., 6-3, 6-2
Claire Galerkin, San Francisco, def. Elizabeth Choate, Edwardsville, Ill., 6-3, 6-4
Shawnte Beale, Bronx, N.Y., def. Arushi Malik, Cupertino, Calif., 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Nibedita Ghosh, Kendall Park, N.J., def. Makenna Barrett, Porter Ranch, Calif., 6-4, 6-0
Anna Neyestani (33), Scottsdale, Ariz., def. Emily Surcey, Cartersville, Ga., 6-1, 6-2
Samantha Svendsen, Ridgefield, Conn., def. Sierra Sandy, Woodbridge, Va., 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Filippa Bruu Syversen (33), Chatham, N.J., def. Ireland Simme, Austin, Texas, 6-1, 6-0
Madison Weekley, Alamo, Calif., def. Ava Givone, Delray Beach, Fla., 6-1, 6-4
McKenna Schaefbauer (33), Normal, Ill, def. Justine Dondonay, Newhall, Calif., 6-1, 6-2
Olivia Weiss (33), Royal Oak, Mich., def. Brooke Demerath, Kenmore, Wash., 6-2, 6-1
Mattie Grace Dermody, Charleston, S.C., def. Tanvi Narendran, Tucson, Ariz., 6-1, 6-0
Ujvala Jupalli (33), Parsippany, N.J., def. Natalie Stasny, Woodridge, Ill, 6-1, 6-1
Nastasya Semenovski, Brookline, Mass., def. Eliza Bates, Lafayette, Calif., 6-3, 6-2
Emma Sun, Newbury Park, Calif., def. Alice Hall, Clover, S.C., 6-0, 7 5
Sankavi Gownder (33), Cypress, Texas, def. Katarina Neff, Bradenton, Fla., 6-1, 6-2
Linden Patterson, Marietta, Ga., def. Sierra Berry, Frisco, Texas, 6-3, 6-1
Bayley Sheinin, East Greenwich, R.I., def. Amanda Perez, Mission Hills, Calif., 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Carson Tanguilig (33), Alpharetta, Ga., def. Rhea Rai, Cupertino, Calif., 6-0, 6-1
Isabel Pacheco, Weston, Fla., def. Kenadee Semenik, Las Vegas, 7-6 (2), 6-4
Daria Smetannikov, Morganville, N.J., def. Julia Xiao, Chapel Hill, N.C., 6-3, 6-4
Anushka Khune (33), Plantation, Fla., def. Lucy Lu, Broomfield, Colo., 3-3 Ret (injury)
Sahana Raman, Acton, Mass., def. Nataly Kader, Mason, Ohio, 6-0, 6-0
Kayla Meraz, Brea, Calif., def. Margaret Navarro, Charleston, S.C., 6-2, 6-4
Rylie Hanford (33), Chesterland, Ohio, def. Emmie Moore, Salt Lake City, 6-2, 6-2
Maya Urata, La Canada Flintridge, Calif., def. Julia Abrams, Mooresville, N.C., 6-4, 6-1
Lina Mohamed, Mineola, N.Y., def. Elizabeth Fahrmeier, Cincinnati, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
Calissa Dellabarca, Artesia, N.M., def. Anisha Apte, Austin, Texas, 6-1, 6-2
Kida Ferrari (33), Fairhope, Ala., def. Emily Parkerson, West Roxbury, Mass., 6-3, 6-1
Madison Smith, Henderson, Nev., def. Nika Vesely, Plano, Texas, 6-4, 6-3
Anne Moody, Bedford, N.Y., def. Annabelle Siegel, Minooka, Ill., 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
Amber McGinnis (33), Pompano Beach, Fla., def. Kennedy Gibbs, Humble, Texas, 6-4, 6-3
Kathryn Treiber, Hinsdale, Ill., def. Brooke Thompson, Edmond, Okla., 6-0, 6-2
Abigail Solomon, Knoxville, Tenn., def. Zoe Adkins, Maple Grove, Minn., 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Elisabeth Jones (33), Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., def. Helena Huff, Midlothian, Va., 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3
Adrianna Peradoza, Port Deposit, Md., def. Paige Herremans, Orlando, Fla., 7-5, 6-4
Natalie Block, Plantation, Fla., def. Sarah Yang, Alpharetta, Ga., 6-0, 6-1
Addison Ahlstrom, Woodside, Calif., def. McHaley Ho (33), Frisco, Texas, 6-4, 6-3
Madeleine Jessup, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., def. Anslee Long, Saint Petersburg, Fla., 7-5, 7-5
Alexandra Savu, Naperville, Ill., def. Madelyn Ferreros, Nipomo, Calif., 6-4, 6-3
Jeanette Mireles, Houston, def. Violeta Martinez (33), Port Saint Lucie, Fla., 6-2, 6-1
Priya Nelson, Sacramento, Calif., def. Amber Edmonds, Medina, Wash., 6-1, 6-4