2010 USTA NATIONAL CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 18-25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010-Day Five-Boys' 18 & 16, Girls' 12
I did make it back to the Girls' 12s in the afternoon to see some impressive doubles for this age group. With USTA National Coach Lori McNeil on hand to watch some of what her girls have learned, the No. 6 team of Jada Hart & Maddie Pothoff squeaked by No. 4 Angela Kulkov and Emma Higuchi (above), 6-3,4-6,6-4.
I saw plenty of Boys' 18 singles at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, where the seeds continue to fall. I got there for the start of the second set between doubles partners Bjorn Fratagelo (1) and Nathan Pasha (12). Bjorn had pulled a shutout in the first, but the second was a different story. A large crowd (mostly college coaches) gathered for some exciting points, but it was the top seed who garnered the match with a 7-5 win in the second.
If Tropical Storm Bonnie doesn't wreck havoc with play, I'm planning on heading to the Boys' 14s tomorrow in Fort Lauderdale, where the seeding is holding true (except the third round loss of No. 2 Zandrix Acob), with the one unseeded player -- Alexandru Gozun -- set to face top-seeded Daniel Kerznerman.
P.S. Check out Zoo Tennis for Colette Lewis's coverage of the Girls' 18s.
Boys 18s Full Draws
Boys 16s Full Draws
Girls 12s Full Draws
Boys 14s Full Draws
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Maddie Pothoff & Jada Hart
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