Over 100 boys and girls from 24 countries (5 different continents!) came to the 13th Smrikva Bowl in Pula, Croatia. The premiere international event for 10 and under players
not only gave the winners the customary mountain bikes (sponsored by Royal Bikes), but this year they also received a seven week scholarship at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in Paris and
a sponsorship with Wilson.
Following the Smrikra Bowl, the 7th "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl competition took place. The event, created by the Smrikve Tennis Club and the Maureen Connolly Brinker
Tennis Foundation, is the first-ever international competition between the United States and Europe for boys and girls 10 and under. For the first time in the history of the event,
the two teams tied at 4-4 and the match had to be decided in favor of the Smrikva team, with nine sets one over "Little Mo's" eight.
13th SMRIKVA BOWL RESULTS
Luka Panic/Switzerland defeated Mihnea Turcu/Romania, 6-3,1-6,6-2
Katarina Jokic/Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Maia Lumsden/Scotland, 6-2,6-0
7th “Little Mo”/SMRIKVA BOWL RESULTS
Ingrid Neel/USA defeated Katarina Jokic/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6-3,6-4
Maia Lumsden/Scotland defeated Paulina Ferrari/USA, 6-1,6-0
Justin Lee/USA defeated Luka Panic/Switzerland, 6-4,6-0
William Blumberg/USA defeated Mihnea Turcu/Romania, 3-6,6-3,12-10
Maia Lumsden/Scotland defeated Ingrid Neel/USA, 6-3,7-5
Katarina Jokic/Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated Paulina Ferrari/USA, 6-2,6-0
Justin Lee/USA defeated Mihnea Turcu/Romania, 6-1,6-0
Luka Panic/Switzerland defeated William Blumberg/USA, 6-1,6-3
FINAL RESULT - MATCHES TIED AT 4-4, won by Smrikva Team with a set lead of 9-8
Please visit the Smrikva Bowl for information about the 2008 event
and Maureen Connolly Brinker for more details on their other competitions.