Kathleen McGaffican (Girls' 18) and Alison Silverio (Girls' 14) were Sportsmanship Award winners at the USTA National Indoor Championships.
The Thanksgiving Classic at Centre Court was held in Virginia. Arie Hefter (B12); David Ancarrow (B14); Simon Sjorgren (B16); Colin Mudrick (B18); Ashley Melson (G12); Karen Fleming (G14); Hether Reynolds (G16) were the winners.
The trophies at the 36th Annual Anaheim Fall Junior Tournament went to:
During the Lef Carroll Super Series 1999, the following players prevailed in the finals: Girls' 18-Maricarmen Smith-Martinez; Girls' 16-Sierra Poske; Girls' 14-Michael Roberson; Boys' 16-Pierrick Ysern; Boys' 14-Andre Desmarais.
Hank Grant (B14), Brad Wakely (B16), Katie McMiller (G14) and Priscilla Roberts (G16) won the Chastain Junior Fall Championships.
After completing all the regional championships, the Little Mo Nationals were held this Fall with these results:
At the Valley of the Sun Junior Open, the following players took the top honors: Nick Caldwell (B18), Kendra Strohm (G18), Mark David (B16), Beth Miller (G16), Kevin Durand (B14), Ashley Ebbert (G14), Tommy McGeorge (B12) and Ali Vanhorn (G12).
The World Youth Cup Championships are being held this month in Perth, Australia. Kelly McCain, Megan Bradley, Amber Liu, Alex Bogomolov, Travis Rettenmaier and Ryan Redondo were selected to represent the United States.
The following players won titles at the Adidas Junior Fall Championships: Michael Browder-Boys' 12; William R. Moseley-Boys' 14; Jerome Kirkland-Boys' 16; Logan Stevens-Boys' 18; Lauren Wilde-Girls' 12; Kathy Roby-Girls' 14; Kacie Andson-Girls' 16; Nicole Timmas-Girls' 18.
The titles at the McDonough Junior Open went to: Kristin Messmer over Kimberly Strickland, withdrew/ill (G18); Sara Sateri over Lauren Bondroff, 6-3,6-4 (G16); Emmy Fritz-Krockow over Charlotte Tansill, 6-4,6-0 (G14); Eleanor Peters over Marisa Schonfeld, 6-4,6-1 (G12); Shaul Yecheskel over Amir Zamani, 7-5,7-5 (B18); Kristofer Barnes over Jason Pinsky, 1-6,6-3,6-4 (B16); Farhat Muhawi over Johnny Ahn, 6-4,6-4(B14); Christopher Meyer over German Boryachinskiy, 6-4,7-5 (B12).
Derek Stephens, Andy Orban, John Crudup, Ben Shuster, Jackie Colvin, Alli Baker, Lisa Suggs and Kate Blanton were the winners at the 19th Annual Raleigh Junior Tennis Classic
The team from Brazil finished first at the ITF Dubler Cup in Luxemborg. The other team standings were as follows: 2. Spain 3. France 4. U.S.A. 5. Australia 6. Germany 7. Austria 8. Argentina 9. Italy 10. South Africa 11. Mexico 12. Belgium 13. Great Britain 14. Canada 15. Netherlands 16. Luxemborg 17. Switzerland 18. Turkey.
The trophies at the 22nd Annual San Bernadino Junior went to:
Twelve year old sensation Nicole Pitts continued her winning streak by taking the singles and doubles titles at the IBIS ITF Junior Circuit in Trinidad & Tobago. Nicole beat doubles partner Richele LeSaldo of Barbados in the singles final, 6-1,6-3.
The Little Mo Central Regional just finished in Texas. Blake Davis (Boys' 8), Kellen Damico (Boys' 10), Ashley Weinhold (Girls' 10) and Lauren Lui (Girls' 11) were the champions.
Laura Granville became the first players since Tracy Austin (1977-78) to win back to USTA Girls' 18 National Championships. Laura will be attending Stanford in the Fall.
One player moving up in the ranks is John Lawrence. Previously known as a first/second round loser, John John shocked everyone by making it to the quarterfinals of the Illinois State Open. The progress must have given him confidence, because from that point he went on a winning streak. As of now, John Lawrence is up to his tenth tennis trophy and is being sponsored by Wilson.
Taking home the trophies at the Maryland State Junior Outdoor Championships were:
For anyone who hasn't had a chance to turn on the TV in the last month....Alexandra Stevenson has turned professional. She made her pro debut at Wimbledon with amazing wins that lead her to the semifinals where she lost to Lindsay Davenport.
The Swiss Junior Davos produced the following winners in the finals:
The Mediterranee 2000 Junior Championships were held in Morocco. The titles went to: Idrissi Faithi of Morocco and Ersa Oriain of Ireland
At this year's German Open Andriy Dermovskyy of Ukraine and Lenka Dlhopolcova of Slovakia were the winners.
This year's Fila Trophy International Junior Tournament was held June 8-12 in Frankfurt, Germany. Philip Harboe of Chile defeated Denis Gremelmayr of Germany in the Boys' Singles finals, 7-6(6),6-2. In the Girls' finals, Tina Hergold of Slovenia defeated Petra Cekovska of the Czeck Republic, 6-3,6-3. Diedenk De Grout/Maarten Kamermans and Renata Voracova/Petra Celkovska were the doubles winners.
Nathan Kloes (B12), Ryan Young (B14), Rob Cassidy (B16) and Lesley Joseph (B18) were the winners at the Wachovia Palmetto Championships.
LTA International Junior Tournaments were held in England the third and fourth weeks of June. The following players prevailed in the finals:
Boys' Singles-Mardy Fish, Todor Enev
Boys' Doubles-Julien Benneteau/Nicolas Mahut, Guillermo Coria/David Nalbandian
Girls' Singles-Aniko Kapros, Lina Krasnoroutskaia
Girls' Doubles-Aniko Kapros/Aniela Mojzis, Ansley Cargill/Laura Granville
Winners at the Little Mo Sectionals in Southern California were: Girls' 8-Jessica Kwan; Girls'9-Logan Hansen; Girls' 10-Alexa Glatch; Boys' 8-Eddie Oueilhe; Boys' 9-Andy Magee; Boys' 10-Michael McClure; and Boys' 11-Bijan Moallemii.
At the Italian Open Junior Championships finals, the following players were the championss:
Boys' Singles-Kristian Pless of Denmark defeated Guillermo Coria f Austria, 6-0,7-6(3);
Girls' Singles-Lina Krasnorouts of Russia defeated Scarlett Kotschwara of Germany, 6-3,6-1;
Boys' Doubles-Simon Dickson/Kristian Pless defeated Guillermo Coria/David Nalbandian, 7-5,6-2;
Girls' Doubles-Vinci Pennetta/Roberta Flavia defeated Dulko/Salerni, 6-2,7-5.
Taking home the trophies at the Texas Little Mo Sectionsals wre: Blake Davis (Boys' 8), Kayvon Karimi (Boys' 10), Ashley Weindhold (Girls' 10), Jantzen Witte (Boys' 9), Cameron Fletcher (Boys' 11) and Lauren Lui (Girls' 11).
The 15th Annual Anaheim Tennis Center Junior Open provided the following winners in the finals: Nernadette Bayani-Girls' 18, Diane Matias-Girls' 16, Gia Nafarette-Girls' 14, Nazlie Ghazal-Girls' 12, Jason Pongsrikul-Boys' 18, Prakash Amritraj-Boys' 16, Justin Montgomery-Boys' 14, Tongle Vu-Boys' 12.
At the L.A. City Schools Championships the following players took home the trophies: Singles-Rick Rollins and Doubles-Blake Baumgarten & Peter Shirley.
Final results are in for the E.T.A. Junior Grand Prix Circuit. The top players in each category are: Boys' 12-Brian Koniecko, Boys' 14-James Wan, Boys' 16-Zach Gallin, Boys' 18-Philip Stolt, Girls' 12-Janet Kim, Girls' 14-Jenna Loeb, Girls' 16-Shadisha Robinson, Girls' 18-Megan Yeats.
Sportsmanship Awards were given at the Columbus Indoors to Miriam Rahali (G14) and Lauren Lui (G16).
The City of Montgomery Junior High Championships were held in Montgomery, Alabama in May. The titles went to: Dunlay/Brewbaker (Boys' A), House/Brewbaker (Girls' A), House/Dunlay-Brewbaker (Mixed Doubles), Newcomb/Capital Heights (Girls' B), Haskew/Georgia Washington (Boys' B) and Williams/Georgia Washington (Boys' C).
The first annual Can-Am Cup was held in Canada with teams from New York City and Ontario. The competition was swept by the New York team of Mikhael Gurevich, Chris Palac, Alessandra Pedegnana, Joanna Roth, Bernard Tsepelman, Brandon Weiskopf, Helen Magomedova and Yelena Klurfield.
News from the Easter Bowl... Boys' & Girls' 18s winners Kelly McCain and Phillip King earned wildcards into pro events in Los Angeles and Palm Desert... Both Allison Baker (Girls' 14s) and Megan Bradley (Girls' 16s) swept their divisions with singles and doubles wins. Allison teamed up with Alexis Prousis while Megan paired with Danielle Schwartz for doubles wins... Consolations winner Lesley Joseph was the recipient of the Easter Bowl Sportsmanship Award
Eric Simon was the winner at the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center Tournament after defeating Yoku Kiuchi in the finals, 7-6(5),6-3.
The following players prevailed in the finals of the 99th Annual Ojai Valley Tournament:
Boys' 14-Justin Montgomery defeated Minh Tang, 7-5,6-4;
Girls' 14-Lindsey Nelson defeated Tracy Lin, 6-1,6-1;
Boys' 16-Brian Wilson defeated Travis Rettenmaier, 7-5,3-6,6-4;
Girls' 16-Kim-Anh Nguyen defeated Amberly Tantee, 6-2,6-3;
Boys' 18-Zaran Korac defeated Carl McCafferty, 6-1,6-7(3),6-4;
Girls' 18-Caylan Leslie defeated Jennifer Baker,3-6,6-3,7-5.
Neil Sehgal (Boys' 14) and Mike Bently (Boys' 12) received Sportsmanship Awards at the Columbus Indoors.
Winners at the South Fulton Junior Championships included:
Boys' 12-Kartik Natesan defeated Justin Harlow, 6-4,6-4;
Boys' 14-Nathan Sachs defeated Robert Nunney, 7-6(5),6-4;
Boys' 16-Luke Arwood defeated William Wosley, 6-4,6-3;
Boys' 18-John Bougon defeated Ricky Makenson, 7-5,6-0;
Girls' 12-Stephanie McCartney d3efeated Lara King, 6-1,6-0;
Girls' 14-Lindsey Burdette defeated Jessica Rowan, 6-1,6-2;
Girls' 16-Rosemary Younger defeated Jessica Cohen, 6-4,7-6;
Girls' 18-Kacie Anson defeated Cheryl Graham, 6-1,6-2
At the Girls' 14 SR Atlantic Club, Lisa Bornt-Davis took home the trophy with a 7-6(3),6-3 win over Alicia McNamara.
Rick Phillipp of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was selected as a recipient of the Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award.
The M.V.T.A. Easter Open was held at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. The final results were as follows:
Boys' 12-Malcom Harrison defeated Taylor St. Eves, 6-2,6-3
Boys' 14-Jon Hoak defeated Eric Hines, 6-2,6-4
Boys' 16-Matthew Lopez defeated Colby Neal,6-3,6-4
Boys' 18-Matt McCord defeated Justin Mancinelli, 6-3,6-4
Girls' 12-Collen Rielley defeated Claire Rietsch, 6-2,7-6(5)
Girls' 14-Kelcy Teft defeated Amanda Pratzel, 6-1,6-3
Girls' 16-Tiffany Smith defeated Laura Gravino, 3-6,6-4,6-3
Girls' 18-Lindsey Marvel defeated Molly Moran, 6-0,6-2
Nicole Pitts was the winner at the Banana Bowl in Brazil. After her win, Nicole, who is just 12 years old, was invited to travel with the USTA Girls' 18s to the ITF tournaments in Costa Rica and Panama. She was a quarterfinalist in singles and a doubles finalist in Panama and won the doubles in Costa Rica.
At this year's Niketown Junior Tennis Challenger the following players won in the finals:
Boys' 14-Scott Hutchinson defeated Stephen McConnell, 6-0,6-0
Boys' 16-Michael Clay defeated Peter Rhee, 6-4,6-3
Boys' 18-Charles Denard defeated Charles James, 7-5,6-4
Girls' 14-Daisy Ames defeated Charity Calhoun, 7-5,6-1
Girls' 16-Stephanie Miles defeated Diana Cooley, 6-3,6-4
Girls' 18-Sarah Iqbal defeated Christine Rutz, 1-6,6-3,7-6(6)
The 1999 Fort Walton Junior Classic produced the these winners in the finals:
Christiana Walls defeated Danielle Mollman, 6-7(6),6-4,6-3 (Girls' 14)
Eric Stephens defeated Alexander Emery, 3-6,6-3,7-5 (Boys' 12)
Scott Sajowitz defeated Ross Gardener, 6-3,6-0 (Boys' 14)
Eric Sajowitz defeated Mark McGuigan, 6-1,6-0 (Boys' 16)
Billy Waters defeated Daniel Capote, 6-1,6-2
The following players prevailed in the finals of the 50th Annual San Diego Metropolitan Junior Tournament:
Boys' 18-Ross Greenstein defeated Michael Coelho, 6-4,6-2
Girls' 18-Ashley Backus defeated Rebecca Harvey, 6-4,6-7(0),7-5
Boys' 16-Matt Loucks defeated Brent Davis, 6-4,6-2
Girls' 16-Lindy First defeated Fatoumata Keita, 6-0,6-0
Boys' 14-Roberto De La Rosa defeated Brandon Wai, 6-2,6-3
Girls' 14-Lindsey Nash defeated Cindy Chu, 3-6,6-3,6-0
Boys' 12-Tongle Yu defeated Steven Forman, 6-1,1-6,7-5
Girls' 12-Katy Alarcon defeated Lorren Butterwick, 6-4,6-1
Sportsmanship Awards were given in February to: Rajeev Ram-Columbus Indoors and Rick Houghton & Kristina Maurer-John Heil Memorial Junior Tournament.
Cliff Nguyen was the winner of the Boys' 18s at the SRE Atlantic Club Grand Prix with a 6-4,6-3 score in the finals over Bo Wiegand. In the Boys' 14s, the winner was Vinay Bhamidipati who beat Matthew Kendall, 4-6,6-2,7-6.
Winners at the Boise Junior Open included: Boys' 14-Jake Berriochoa;
Boys' 16&18(!)-Ryan Stotland; Girls' 14&16(!)-Kyla Combs; and Girls' 18-Kendra Gleason
At the Flagship Mercedes Benz Junior Open, Arman Cicic (Boys' 12), charlie Seltzer (Boys' 16), Natalie Norman (Girls' 12) and Lauren Patterson (Girls' 16) were the champions.
The Coffee Bowl was held in Costa Rica in January. Upsets were abundant in the girls' draw. Unseeded Carolin-Ann Basu of Germany took the title over Ivana Abramovic of Croatia, 3-6,7-6(6),6-4. The doubles was taken by the also unseeded Lauren Barnikow and Alyssa Cohen of the USA when they defeated top seeded Martina Babakova and Lubomira Kurhaskova of Slovakia, 3-6,6-3,7-6(0). In the boys' singles, Levar Harper-Griffith of the USA defeated number one seed Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherland Antilles in the finals, 6-4,6-4. Julien Benneteu and Nicolas Mahut of France took the doubles with a 6-4,6-3 win over the U.S. team of Tres Davis and Alberto Francis.
Laura Granville was the recipient of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Outstanding Junior Girl Award. Laura received an engraved silver tray and a lifetime membership to the U.S.T.A.
At the 1999 Stockton Junior Open, Artem Petushkov-Boys' 14, Scott Sans-Leeb-Boys' 16, Ryan Browne-Boys' 18, Kelly Leathers-Girls' 14, Kristi Roemer-Girls' 16, and Vania Apodaca-Girls' 18 were the champions.
Taking home the trophies at the Edgewater/Subway Junior Championships were: Teng-Chieh Young (B18), Billy Waters (B16), Scott Blackman (B14), Sean Edwards (B12), Cammie Gray (G12), Valerie Bogar (G14) and Jenna Kafferly (G16. The Girls' 18 winner was unavailable.
The Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation presented Michael Rubin with the Art Foust Sportsmanship Award. The prestigious award is given annually in memory of the late Art Foust, a prominent Texas tennis player who played for Rice University.
The Berry Creek Winter Open produced the following winners in the finals: Girls' 18-Stefanie Leung; Girls' 16-Michelle Yeh; Girls' 14-Niki Narra; Girls' 12-Megan Alexander; Boys' 18-Roger Gubser; Boys' 16-Diego Martin; Boys' 14-Brandon Davis; and Boys' 12-Kendall Dabaghi
The titles at the Springside Boys' Junior Championships went to: Phillip Metz (Boys' 18), Kevin Cole (Boys' 16), Donald Person (Boys' 14), and Bryant Saledo (Boys' 12).
At the 48th Annual Whittier Jr Mid-Winter, the following players took home the trophies: Sergy Vagranian-B12; Christopher Surapol-B14; Ryan McNaughton-B16; Harutyun Sofyan-B18; Tracy Lin-G12; Erica Sauer-G14; Dianne Matias-G16; and Candice Fuchs-G18.
This year's San Diego Junior Singles Championship was held at the Barnes Tennis Center. The final results were:
Boys' 18-Mike Placek defeated Brian Wilson, 7-6,4-6,6-3;
Girls' 18-Candice Fuchs defeated Abigail Spears, 6-4,78-6;
Boys' 16-K.C. Corkery defeated Joseph Kao, 6-3,6-3;
Girls' 16-Luana Magnani defeated Andrea Yung, 7-5,6-0;
Boys' 14-Jack Li defeated Vahe Assadourian, 6-2,5-0 ret.;
Girls' 14-Kristen Grady defeated Lindsey Nelson, 6-3,6-3;
Boys' 12-Jeff Fitch defeated Sergy Vagramian, 6-4,6-1;
Girls' 12-Nazlie Ghazal defeated Tracy Lin, 6-3,6-4.
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The Peninsula High School (Palos Verdes, California) girls tennis team caputred the CIF Division I Championships after defeating Woodbridge, 10-8. This was the seventh CIF title for the Panthers in eight years. Leading the team to the title was freshman Shilpa Joshi who swept all her singles matches.
At the 13th Annual JP Yamasaki Memorial Junior, the following players took home the trophies: Paul Warkentin-Boys' 18; Marissa Irvin-Girls' 18; K.C. Corkery-Boys' 16; Jody Scheldt-Girls' 16; Derrick Bauer-Boys' 14; Iris Ichim-Girls' 14; Scott Hohenstein-Boys' 12; and Nazlie Ghazal-Girls' 12.
This year's USTA-MS Boys' 16 SR-C was held in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Josh Cohen defeated Jonah Fligelmann in the finals, 6-3,6-2.
Steven Forman (B12), Marcus Pietsch (B16), Thomas Hanus (B18), Lauren Imres (G12), Camelia Todorova (G14), Joslynn Burkett (G16), and Kelly Perry (G18) were the winners at the 1998 Christmas Vacation Tournament, held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.
The following players prevailed in the finals of the XII Yucatan World '98: Boys' 18 Singles-Andy Roddick/USA; Boys' 18 Doubles-Alex Bogomolov & Scott Lipsky/USA; Girls' 18 Singles-Ivan Abramovic/Croatia; and Girls' 18 Doubles-Clarissa Fernandez & Emilia Maria Salerni/Argentina.
Winners at the MCB Cotton Bowl included: Saber Pierce (Girls' 18); Bethany Griffin (Girls' 16); Beth Chermel (Girls' 14); Bucky Mink (boys' 18); Bryson Bowden (Boys' 16); and Ross Cunningham (Boys' 18).
Formerly known as the Gator Bowl, the ATP Tour Junior Holiday Classic was held December 27-31st. The winners were: Boys' 12-Denis Reinert; Girls' 12-Tess Stakias; Boys' 14-Brandon Chu; Girls' 14-Viviana Figueroa; Boys' 16-Brandon Johnson; Girls' 16-Ashley Cowart; Boys' 18-Heath Marshall; and Girls' 18-Kealy Carter
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