Junior News
January 2004

Julia Cohen ends 2003 as the highest ranked American 14 year old in the ITF Junior World Girls Rankings since Jennifer Capriati.

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Americans swept the 16s titles at the Orange Bowl for the first time in over twenty years. Fourteen Donald Young became the first African-American to win a singles title at the 57-year old Orange Bowl. Alexa Glatch, also 14, was the girls singles winner. In fact, fourteen year olds took the majority of the titles at that tournament. The Girls' 18s winner, Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, became the youngest winner of that event since Anna Kournikova.

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Scoville Jenkins won his first ITF singles title at the Eddie Herr International and became the first American since Andy Roddick to win the Boys' 18s.

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At the Yucatan Cup in Mexico, Remko de Rijke of the Netherlands picked up his first ITF Grade A title when he won the boys' singles. Alisa Kleybanova of Russia was the girls' winner. Alisa also captured the doubles with partner Teodora Mircic. Boys doubles trophies went to Rafael Arevalo & Jaimee Cuellar (their second title in as many weeks).

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The 9th Annual Smrikva Bowl will be held next year in Croatia on the 4th of July. The tournament, which boasts the top 10 and under players in Europe, will also host the 3rd Annual "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl. This event combines the top players in this younger group from the United States and Europe playing against each other. You can find more information on entering the Smrikva Bowl at http://www.smrikve.com.

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