2003 USTA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club - New York, New York - November 27-December 1, 2003
This year Roosevelt Island Racquet Club held the Girls 12 and under division of the National Open Championships. The pressure throughout the tournament was turned up a notch today as the top four finishers were decided.
In the finals, Maria Fuccillo edged out Jordana Kono, 6-3,7-6(4). Third-seeded Jordana, who had survived a tough split-set decision against Brooke Bolender earlier in the day, fought back the No. 1 seed with amazing groundstrokes, but could not get past Maria's fast and accurate serve. The third place playoff was also another exciting match with Brooke squeezing by Jennifer Kellner, 7-5,2-6,10-5 in a crowd-pleasing display of talent.
The change from the 14 and under last year to the 12s this year did not eliminate spectators or players. The event is still a draw to locals looking to check out the future of tennis. I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of these talented teens in the months and years to come.
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