Junior News
May 2004

Last year's World Junior Champion, Marcos Baghdatis, has been chosen by his home country of Cyprus to represent them at this summer's Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

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The USTA has chosen Jean Nachand as Director of Women's Tennis for the USA Tennis High Performance program. Ms. Nachand spent 19 years with the WTA Tour and was recently their Vice President of Competition. Her new position will make her responsible for overseeing the coaching staff and directing player activities at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

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Sun-Yong Kim of Korea picked up his second title in two weeks when he defeated Coen Van Keulen of the Netherlands in the final of the Japan Open. In the girls singles, So-Jung Kim, also from Korea, ousted Japan's Ayumi Morita in the final before she teamed up with Ye-Ra Lee to win the doubles. The boys doubles went to Remko de Rijke and David Galic.

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Italian qualifier Karin Knapp won her first ITF trophy at the French Riviera International Open after she eliminated top-seeded Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands, 4-6,6-2,6-3. Miles Kasiri was the boys singles winner there.

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