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April 2016 Honor Roll

Taylor Townsend
May 19, 2016 02:22 PM

The monthly USTA Player Development Player and Coach Honor Roll recognizes the top performing young Americans and their coaches each month.

Here’s a look at some of the most outstanding performances turned in by American tennis players ages 20 and younger in April:

Amanda Anisimova (Aug. 31, 2001), Hallandale Beach, Fla. – Went 3-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles in Junior Fed Cup Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 16-and-under Junior Fed Cup final. She is coached by her father, Kostya.

Hailey Baptiste (Nov. 3, 2001), Washington, D.C. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Jacob Beasley (Oct. 30, 1998), Cumming, Ga. – Reached the boys’ singles final and won the doubles title at the Grade 5 ITF junior tournament in Le Diamant, Martinique, then reached the singles and doubles finals of another Grade 5 ITF event in Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe. He trains at the Sanchez-Casal Academy.

Chloe Beck (Aug. 30, 2001), Watkinsville, Ga. – Won the Easter Bowl Girls’ 16s doubles championship as well as the girls’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. She is coached by her father, Mike.

Hurricane Tyra Black (March 2, 2001), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. She is coached by Lawrence Carpio.

Angelica Blake (Oct. 23, 2000), Boca Raton, Fla. – Is the Easter Bowl Girls’ 16s singles champion. She is coached by Eric Riley.

Elysia Bolton (March 24, 2000), Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Won Girls’ 18-and-under junior doubles titles at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., and Copa Badia ITF event in Coral Gables, Fla. She is coached by Mark Bey.

Willa Bay Breunich (Feb. 22, 2001), Port St. Lucie, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade 5 ITF junior tournament in Le Diamant, Martinique.

Hanna Chang (Feb. 25, 1998), Fontana, Calif. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. She is coached by Peter Lucassen.

Naomi Cheong (May 16, 2000), Las Vegas, Nev. – Went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles in World Junior Tennis Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 14-and-under girls’ final. She is coached by Henner Nehles.

Fiona Crawley (Feb. 7, 2002), San Antonio, Tx. – Captured the Easter Bowl Girls’ 14s doubles championship. She is coached by her father, Peter.

Andrew Dale (Nov. 1, 2001), Leesburg, Va. – Reached the Easter Bowl Boys’ 14s singles final. He is coached by Mark Elliot.

Kayla Day (Sept. 28, 1999), Santa Barbara, Calif. – Reached the girls’ semifinals at the ITF World Junior Masters tournament in Chengdu, China, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Charlottesville, Va. She is coached by Mike Gennette and Adam Peterson.

Jared Donaldson (Oct. 9, 1996), Providence, R.I. -- Reached the singles final at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s Challenger in Savannah, Ga. He is coached by Taylor Dent.

Ellie Douglas (May 23, 2000), McKinney, Texas – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. She is coached by Luis Herrera.

Ernesto Escobedo (July 4, 1996), West Covina, Calif. – Reached the singles final at a $50,000 Men’s Challenger in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is coached by his father, Ernesto.

Max Fardanesh (May 19, 2003), Albany, Calif. – Won the Easter Bowl Boys’ 12s singles title. He is coached by Skip Redondo.

Abigail Forbes (March 10, 2001), Raleigh, N.C. – Advanced to the Easter Bowl Girls’ 16s singles final. She is coached by Jake Lester.

Taylor Fritz (Oct. 28, 1997), Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. – Reached the singles semifinals at the $100,000 Le Gosier Challenger in Guadeloupe. He is coached by his father, Guy, and David Nainkin.

Nicholas Garcia (Jan. 27, 2002), Hollywood, Fla. – Went 2-0 in singles and doubles in World Junior Tennis Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 14-and-under boys’ final. He is coached by his father, Juan, and Andy Brandi.

Eli Gordon (June 12, 2003), Highland Park, Ill. – Captured the Easter Bowl Boys’ 12s doubles championship. He is coached by Maor Zirkin.

Lukas Greif (Dec. 2, 1999), Newburgh, Ind. – Reached the Easter Bowl Boys’ 16s singles final. He is coached by Stephanie Hazlett.

Skyler Grishuk (Aug. 19, 2002), Aliso Viejo, Calif. – Advanced to the Easter Bowl Girls’ 14s singles final. She is coached by her mother, Oksana.

Ellie Halbauer (July 10, 1997), Daniel Island, S.C. -- Won the singles title at the $10,000 ITF pro tournament in Villa del Dique, Argentina.

Carson Haskins (Aug. 5, 1999), Ballwin, Mo. – Won the Easter Bowl Boys’ 16s singles championship. He is coached by Mike Miller.

Trey Hilderbrand (May 15, 2016), San Antonio, Texas – Captured the Easter Bowl Boys’ 16s doubles title; also went 2-0 in doubles in Junior Davis Cup Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 16-and-under Junior Davis Cup final. He is coached by his father, Mark.

Ava Hrastar (Feb. 27, 2002), Duluth, Ga. – Swept the Easter Bowl Girls’ 14s singles and doubles championships. She is coached by Brian DeVilliers.

Dasha Ivanova (Oct. 11, 1996), Beaverton, Ore. – Won a pro doubles title at a $10,000 ITF event in Tucepi, Croatia. She is coached by Barbara Bozkova.

Mac Kiger (Dec. 19, 1998), Katonah, N.Y. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. He is coached by Randy Bloemendaal.

Vasil Kirkov (March 13, 1999), Tampa, Fla. – Reached the Boys’ 18s singles semifinals at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., then qualified and reached the singles semis at the USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures in Vero Beach, Fla. He is coached by his father, Stoyan.

Sebastian Korda (July 5, 2000), Bradenton, Fla. – Went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles in Junior Davis Cup Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 16-and-under Junior Davis Cup final. He is coached by his father, Petr.

Dasha Kourkina (June 15, 2001), Brooklyn, N.Y. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla.

Aleksandar Kovacevic (Aug. 29, 1998), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. He is coached by Eleazar Magallan.

Stefan Kozlov (Feb. 1, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Reached the singles final at the $100,000 Le Gosier Challenger in Guadeloupe, then won the singles title at the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures in Little Rock, Ark. He is coached by his father, Andrei.

Samuel Landau (Dec. 20, 2003), Los Angeles, Calif. – Reached the Easter Bowl Boys’ 12s singles final and won the doubles championship. He is coached by Cecil Mamiit.

Alex Lee (Jan. 12, 2002), Oak Brook, Ill. – Captured the Easter Bowl Boys’ 14s singles title; also went 3-0 in doubles and 1-0 in singles in World Junior Tennis Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 14-and-under boys’ final. He is coached by Lance Luciani.

Stefan Leustian (Jan. 18, 2002), Mather, Calif. – Went 2-1 in singles and 1-0 in doubles in World Junior Tennis Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 14-and-under boys’ final. He is coached by Vitaly Gorin.

Claire Liu (May 25, 2000), Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Went 1-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles in Junior Fed Cup Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 16-and-under Junior Fed Cup final. She is coached by Mike Gennette and Adam Peterson.

Chiara Lommer (Aug. 26, 1998), Skokie, Ill. -- Won the Girls’ 18-and-under junior doubles title at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. She is coached by Jason Winegar.

Andres Martin (July 7, 2001), Flowery Branch, Ga. – Captured the Easter Bowl Boys’ 14s doubles championship. He is coached by Torrey Hawkins.

Keenan Mayo (May 26, 2000), Roseville, Calif. – Went 2-0 in singles in Junior Davis Cup Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 16-and-under Junior Davis Cup final. He is coached by Vahe Assadourian.

Caty McNally (Nov. 20, 2001), Cincinnati – Went 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles in Junior Fed Cup Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 16-and-under Junior Fed Cup final; also reached the singles semifinals at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. She is coached by her mother, Lynn.

John McNally (Oct. 18, 1998), Cincinnati – Reached the Boys’ 18s singles final at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. He is coached by his mother, Lynn.

Emma Navarro (May 18, 2001), Charleston, S.C. – Won the Easter Bowl Girls’ 16s doubles title and also won the girls’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. She is coached by Jerry Albrikes.

Alexa Noel (Sept. 6, 2002), Summit, N.J. – Went 2-0 in singles and doubles in World Junior Tennis Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 14-and-under girls’ final. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Whitney Osuigwe (April 17, 2002), Bradenton, Fla. – Went 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles in World Junior Tennis Qualifying to help the U.S. qualify for the 14-and-under girls’ final. She is coached by her father, Desmond.

Beau Pelletier (Feb. 9, 1999), Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 5 ITF junior tournament in Le Diamant, Martinique.

Nathan Ponwith (April 20, 1998), Scarsdale, Ariz. – Reached the Boys’ 18s singles semifinals and won the doubles title at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. He is coached by Lou Beklen.

Joshua Raab (Sept. 8, 2001), Woodstock, Ga. – Won the Easter Bowl Boys’ 14s doubles title. He is coached by Jason Fleeman.

Taysia Rogers (July 8, 2000), Sugar Land, Texas – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 5 ITF junior tournament in Le Diamant, Martinique.

Gianni Ross (Feb. 4, 1999), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the Boys’ 18-and-under singles title at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. He is coached by Jack Sharpe and Robbye Poole.

Alexandre Rotsaert (Oct. 14, 1999), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles final at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. He is coached by Jean-Philipe Fleurian.

Noah Rubin (Feb. 21, 1996), Merrick, N.Y. – Reached the singles quarterfinals at USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Challengers in Sarasota, Fla. ($100,000) and Tallahassee, Fla. ($50,000). He is coached by Lawrence Kleger.

Alexandra Sanford (Jan. 5, 1999), Columbus, Ohio – Won the Girls’ 18-and-under singles title at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. She is coached by Henner Nehles.

Katrina Scott (June 11, 2004), Woodland Hills, Calif. – Captured the Easter Bowl Girls’ 12s singles title. She is coached by Steve McAvoy.

Carson Tanguilig (July 31, 2003), Alpharetta, Ga. – Won the Easter Bowl Girls’ 12s doubles championship. She is coached by Grant Stafford.

Frances Tiafoe (Jan. 20, 1998), Hyattsville, Md. – Reached the singles final at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s Challenger in Tallahassee, Fla. He is coached by Nicolas Todero.

Taylor Townsend (April 16, 1996), Atlanta – Townsend (pictured above) swept the singles and doubles titles at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Charlottesville, Va., reached the singles final and won the doubles title at the $50,000 event in Dothan, Ala., and won the doubles title at the $25,000 tournament in Pelham, Ala. She is coached by Donald Young, Sr.

Kyrylo Tsygura (May 1, 1999), North Potomac, Md. – Won the boys’ singles title at the Grade 4 Copa Badia ITF junior tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. He is coached by Red Ayme and Jorge Gonzalez.

Jake Van Emburgh (Sept. 23, 1998), Belleair Beach, Fla. – Won the Boys’ 18s doubles title at the Easter Bowl ITF junior tournament. He is coached by his father, Greg.

Elise Wagle (Sept. 2, 2003), Niskayuna, N.Y. – Won the Easter Bowl Girls’ 12s doubles championship.

Nikki Yanez (Sept. 11, 2003), Sarasota, Fla. – Reached the Easter Bowl Girls’ 12s singles final. She is coached by her father, Paul.

Kevin Zhu (Aug. 30, 2000), Houston, Texas – Won the Easter Bowl Boys’ 16s doubles title. He is coached by Todd Folsom.

 

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