Junior News
January 2003


At the Prince Cup, Anastasia Yakimova of Belarus took the singles title as well as the doubles with partner Daria Kustava. Yugoslavia's Novak Djokovic won the boys singles while Russian's Evgeny Kirillov and Alexander Krasnorovtsky were the boys doubles winners.

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The Barquisimeto International Junior Championships, scheduled to be played the first week in January, were cancelled due to political unrest in Venezuela.

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After one year as Managing Director of USA Tennis High Performance, Paul Annacone has left his position to coach Pete Sampras full time. The USTA has chosen Paul Roetert as his replacement. Eliot Teltscher has also been hired as Director of Tennis Operations. Jim Courier and Todd Martin have also joined USA Tennis High Performance as Special Advisors.

In anticipation of the resignation of Paul Annacone, College And Junior Tennis postponed its article on USA High Performance Tennis and its affect on USTA Junior Tennis. As soon as this branch of the USTA has been re-organized and settled, we will cover it fully.

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The following players prevailed in the finals at Mid-Atlantic Challengers:
Girls' 18-Blakeley Griffith defeated Margaret Fitchet, 6-2,6-1
Boys' 16-Chris Edwards defeated Jared Pinsky, 1-0 retired/injured
Girls' 16-Michele Fanney defeated Lauren Downing, 6-2,7-6(3)

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Sania Mirza and Liu Tai Wei brought home singles trophies from the Asian Junior Championships. Doubles crowns went to Kim J. Young/Kim So Jung and Jun Woong Sun/Yu Da Shieh. Also at the Championships, Fourteen year old Tara Iyer of India was also given an award as the Most Promising Player.

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