Junior News
July 2006

Ashley Weinhold is celebrating her 17th birthday with multiple wins on the USTA Professional Circuit. The Texas teen has thus far won two doubles titles and one singles event, in her home state of Texas. Ashley, and partner Nina Munch-Soegaard, also made the doubles final in that event.

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The following players took home trophies from the Ouatt Kid's Cup in Paris:
Girls' 9-Diana Spisakova
Boys' 9-Domagoj Biljesko
Girls' 10-Indy De Vroome
Boys' 10-Borna Coric
Girls' 11-Petra Uberalova
Boys' 11-Florian Lakat
Girls' 12-Karolina Schmiedlova
Boys' 12-Ivan Levar
Girls' 13-Katija Milas
Boys' 13-Duje Kekez
Girls' 14-Nikolina Grbac
Boys' 14-Sebastian Lavie
Girls' 15-Lucy Vrskova
Boys' 15-Marvin Barker
Girls' 16-Bonny Davidson
Boys' 16-Robert Januch

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Dunlop is getting into Junior Tennis in a big way. They have announced The D-Squad, a new initiative to provide Dunlop equipment and support to top juniors between the ages of 10-18. The program is for juniors ranked top 50 nationally, based on USTA quarterly rankings.

According to Fallon Koon, Junior Tennis Program Manager, "Those players selected for the Dunlop Tennis D-Squad represent the best of the best in their performance on and off the court." Juniors who want more information should contact teamdunlop@dunlopsports.com.

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The USTA has announced an alliance with the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton to provide training and year-round housing for top juniors at that facility. According to the USTA, the move is "launching a new era in the program's mission to develop the next generation of American tennis champions."

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Participants for the World Junior Tennis Finals were determined at the final round of European Summer Cups. The finals will take place August 7-12 in Prostejov of the Czech Republic. The 32 qualifying teams are:
Girls
Argentina
Brazil
China
Czech Republic
Germany
Hungary
India
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Morocco
New Zealand
Russia
Spain
USA
Venezuela
Boys
Argentina
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
France
Indonesia
Netherlands
Paraguay
Poland
Russia
South Africa
Thailand
Ukraine
USA
Uzbekistan

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