12th SMRIKVA BOWL
Tennis Club Smrikve - Pula, Croatia - June 20-24, 2007

I didn't make it to Croatia this year, but my friend -- Tournament Director Miodrag Bozovic -- send this report on his wonderful event. Marcia Frost

The 12th Smrikva Bowl tennis tournament for boys and girls under 10 gathered around 90 boys and girls from 16 countries and 4 continents. It was another successful year as the girl who finished 3rd at the 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, Viriginia Pena, was the winner of this year. Virginia won against Croatian Ana Konjuh, also a very good player. The boys were also good players. The finalists were Sasha Merzetti from Italy and Bogdan Borza from Romenia. It was a beautiful final match. All of the winners received mountain bikes and the runners up got Head rackets.

You Tube Video from the Smrikva Bowl

On 24th of June 2007, the selected Smrikva Bowl players -- Sasha Merzetti (I), Bogdan Borza (Rom), Virginia Pena (Esp), Ana Konjuh (Cro)-- played the 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl in the Smrikve Tennis Club in Pula, Croatia. Eduardo Nava, Tommy Paul, Ndindi Ndunda and Domonique Garley were selected by the Maureen Connolly Brinker foundation to represent the United States. The Smrikva Bowl team won 7-1. The Smrikve Tennis Club and the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation created “Little Mo”/ Smrikva Bowl, the first-ever international competition between the United States and Europe for boys and girls 10 & under. Today Smrikva Bowl gathers top players from all around the World.

12th SMRIKVA BOWL RESULTS
Boys
Finals-Sasha Merzetti (I) defeated Bogdan Borza (Rom), 6-1,6-3
Girls
Finals-Virginia Pena (Esp) defeated Ana Konjuh (Cro), 6-2,6-1

6th “Little Mo”/SMRIKVA BOWL RESULTS

Virgina Pena (Esp) defeated Ndindi Ndunda (USA), 6-0,6-1
Ana Konjuh (Cro) defeated Dominique Garley (USA), 6-2,6-0
Sasha Merzetti (I) defeated Eduardo Nava (USA), 6-3,3-6,10-8
Bogdan Borza (Rom) defeated Tommy Paul (USA), 6-4,7-5
Ana Konjuh (Cro) defeated Ndindi Ndunda (USA), 6-1,6-1
Virginia Pena (Esp) defeated Dominique Garley (USA), 6-3,6-0
Eduardo Nava (USA) defeated Bogdan Borza (Rom), 7-6,1-6,5:10
Sasha Merzetti (I) defeated Tommy Paul (USA), 6-4,6-0
FINAL RESULT 7–1

Please visit the Smrikva Bowl for information about the 2008 event
and Maureen Connolly Brinker for more details on their other competitions.


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