Eight Americans Begin Play Tuesday at ITF J500 in Germany; First of Three J100s in Florida Underway; Kovackova Sweeps Another Tennis Europe U14 Super Category Event; Blanch Draws Nadal in Madrid Masters
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by Colette Lewis
16h ago
The third ITF J500 of the year is this week in Germany, with eight Americans competing in the 64-player singles draws, which begin Tuesday in Offenbach. No. 8 Katie Rolls and No. 11 Max Exsted are the seeded Americans, with the others Noah Johnston, Stiles Brockett, Trinetra Vijayakumar, Maya Iyengar, Leena Friedman and qualifier Gabriella Mikaul. Mikaul, the number 1 seed in qualifying, had to ..read more
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Four Top Seeds Win Conference Titles, but Florida State Ends ACC Run of Virginia Men; Madrid Masters 1000 Wild Cards for Grant and Blanch; Stephens Claims WTA 250 Title
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by Colette Lewis
2d ago
Five Power 5 conference tournament titles were decided today (the Oklahoma State women won the Big 12 title last night over Texas) and four of them went, with varying degrees of difficulity, to the No. 1 seeds: the North Carolina women, Texas men, Kentucky men and Georgia women. The shocking result came early in the day, with the Florida State men, seeded No. 6, coming back to defeat three-time ..read more
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Grant Claims Second ITF J300 ITF in France; Krueger Reaches Tallahassee Challenger Final; Two Surprise Finalists for Men's SEC and ACC Conference Championships; Oklahoma State Women Win Big 12 Title, Continue Undefeated
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by Colette Lewis
3d ago
Sixteen-year-old Tyra Grant won her second ITF J300 title today in Beaulieu-sur-Mer France, with the No. 2 seed recording a 6-3, 6-2 win over qualifier Lilli Tagger of Austria in the final. Grant, who won her first J300 title last May in Italy, also on clay, is not entered in next week's J500 in Germany, but has solidified her position as a favorite at Roland Garros in June.The boys final ..read more
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US Teams Sweep Top Spots in All North and Central America ITF Team Competition Qualifying Matches; Blanch Advances to $15K Semifinal in Spain; Grant Reaches ITF J300 Final in France; Kozlov and Krueger Meet in Tallahassee Challenger Semifinals Saturday
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by Colette Lewis
3d ago
The teams from the United States were favored to win all of their matches at this week's North and Central American and Caribbean Qualifying for the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie Jean King Cup(16U) and the World Junior Tennis(14U) team competitions that the ITF holds every year. All four teams finished a perfect 3-0 to finish at the top of the four-team round robin competitions, and there's ..read more
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US Boys Win Six 6-0 Sets in ITF World Junior Tennis Victory, US Teams Continue Undefeated in North and Central American Qualifying; Johnston Earns Doubles Title, Rolls and Grant Reach Semis in ITF J300 in France; Top 10 Collegiate Women by UTR
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by Colette Lewis
4d ago
There are dominating performances and then there is today's 3-0 win by the US boys in the second day of the North and Central America and Caribbean ITF World Junior Tennis qualifying in Lake Nona. With Eddie Herr 14s and Les Petits As champion Michael Antonius slotted for No. 2 singles this week, the US team was an overwhelming favorite to advance to August's finals in the Czech Republic, but ..read more
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USA Teams Go 4-0 on Opening Day of ITF Junior Davis Cup, Bille Jean King Cup and World Junior Tennis North and Central American Qualifying; David Filer Memorial Court Established at Lake Nona; JTCC, Minor Family Among USTA Grassroots Award Winners
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by Colette Lewis
5d ago
The favored United States teams won all four of their matches Wednesday in the opening day of the ITF North and Central America and Caribbean qualifying for the U16 and U14 team events that take place later this summer and fall.The USTA is hosting the three-day event at the National Campus in Lake Nona, with the top two finishers from the four-team events advancing to the international Junior ..read more
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Easter Bowl 18s Finals Videos; No Changes Atop ITA D-I Rankings Entering Home Stretch of Season; Roland Garros Entry Lists; Four Americans Competing at ITF J300 in France
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by Colette Lewis
1w ago
It's time to put a bow on the 2024 Easter Bowl, with the last of the finals videos, the 18s, below. To see the 12s, 14s, and 16s videos, go to the tenniskalamazoo YouTube channel, where you'll also find videos of the ITF J300 boys and girls finals in Indian Wells and San Diego.My Easter Bowl photo gallery is up at Tennis Recruiting Network, with links to my recaps of all the Southern Californian ..read more
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First ITF Junior Circuit Titles for Mekhael, Ikwueme and Ahmad; USTA Roland Garros WC Challenge Standings; Searle Beats Top Seed Wolf, Kuzuhara and Lilov Qualify at Tallahassee Challenger; Easter Bowl 16s Finals Videos
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by Colette Lewis
1w ago
In addition to the three titles won by Americans at the J200 in Canada last week, which I covered on Friday and Saturday, six more titles were claimed by US players in J30s and J60s last week on the ITF Junior Circuit.  The three singles titles earned were the first ITF Junior Circuit titles for 13-year-old Izyan Ahmad, 15-year-old Ariana Ikwueme and 16-year-old Nicholas Mekhael.Ahmad, who ..read more
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Hovde Claims Fourth USTA Pro Circuit Title at W35 in Boca Raton; Sarasota Challenger Doubles Title for Boyer; Kentucky Men Earn SEC Championship with 4-3 Win Over Tennessee; Easter Bowl Gallery, 14s Finals Videos
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by Colette Lewis
1w ago
Liv Hovde won her fourth USTA Pro Circuit title in her fifth final today at the W35 in Boca Raton Florida, with the 18-year-old defeating 17-year-old wild card Akasha Urhobo 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Hovde, the No. 5 seed, didn't hold serve until the fourth game of the second set, despite getting 80 percent of her first serves in; Urhobo was also unable to take advantage after that first set, however ..read more
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Urhobo and Hovde Reach Boca Raton W35 Final; Exsted Wins ITF J200 in Canada; USA Advances to Billie Jean King Cup Finals; Easter Bowl 12s Finals Videos
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by Colette Lewis
1w ago
Seventeen-year-old wild card Akasha Urhobo will play in her first USTA Pro Circuit final Sunday at the W35 in Boca Raton Florida against 18-year-old Liv Hovde, who will be competing in a USTA Pro Circuit final for the fifth time, after each posted tough straight-sets victories in today's semfinals.Urhobo, from Ft. Lauderdale Florida, defeated No. 8 seed Maya Joint of Australia 6-4, 7-5 in just ..read more
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