Junior News
October 2006

Two College Tennis Showcases will be taking place to help players (high school juniors & seniors) with more information on the college process, including connecting with college coaches. The USTA/Eastern College Tennis Showcase will be at the USTA National Billie Jean King Tennis Center on November 12th and the CollegeTennis Connect.com/Copper Bowl College Tennis Showcase will be at the Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, Arizona on January 1, 2007.

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The "Little Mo" Nationals are set to begin in Austin on October 21st. The prestigious event, whose past champions include Andy Roddick, is the culmination of sectional and regional tournaments that take place throughout the year. This year the event will be followed by the first "Little Mo" International Open, December 7-10, 2006. Visit mcbtennis.org for more information.

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Devin Britton won his fifth ITF doubles title of the year when he won the Jerry Simmons Illinois with partner Adam El Mihdawy. Adam was also the singles winner.

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The Orlando International Junior Cup will take place December 15-19th in the Florida resort town. The event is open to players in the 10s,12s & 14s. For more information, visit http://www.mgtennis.com or write to fgtennis@hotmail.com

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Eliot Teltscher resigned as USTA Director of High Performance on September 10th, right after the U.S. Open Junior Championships, stating that it "was time to move on."

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The Vestal Junior Team Tennis Association launched in Vestal, NY, for youths ages 6-12 as a non-profit Community Tennis Association with the USTA. For more information, visit VJTTA.com.

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Jasmina Tinjic won her third ITF title of the year on her home turf at the Grawe Cup in Croatia. The Slovak Republic's Miloslav Mercer won the boys trophy there.

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This year's Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy, a yearly competition between the United States and Great Britain, was cancelled because of the "unsettled airline travel internationally." Next year's match will take place September 27-29 n Dallas, Texas.

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