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December 2016 Honor Roll

Steve Sun poses with his trophy after winning the boys' 16s Orange Bowl title.
January 27, 2017 10:04 AM

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 December:

Leighton Allen (March 30, 2001), Austin, Texas – Eddie Herr Boys’ 16s doubles champion. He is coached by Scott McCain.

Christian Alshon (July 8, 2000), Boca Raton, Fla. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 18s doubles champion. He is coached by Eleazar Magallan.

Jackson Armistead (March 18, 2004), Hilton Head, S.C. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 12s singles champion. He is coached by Evan Austin.

Angelica Blake (Oct. 23, 2000), Boca Raton, Fla. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 16s singles champion. She is coached by Nick Saviano.

Joseph Brailovsky (Aug. 4, 2000), North Potomac, Md. – Eddie Herr Boys’ 16s doubles champion. He is coached by Asaf Yamin.

Jonah Braswell (Feb. 16, 2004), Sarasota, Fla. – Eddie Herr Boys’ 12s singles finalist and doubles champion. He is coached by his father, Ty.

Carolyn Campana (Sept. 22, 1999), Hillsborough, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 18s doubles champion.

Ivana Corley (Sept. 11, 1999), Albuquerque, N.M. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 18s doubles champion. She is coached by Ben Dunbar.

Briana Crowley (June 13, 2001), Battle Ground, Ind. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 16s doubles champion. She is coached by P.A. Nilhagen.

Jenna DeFalco (Nov. 13, 2002), Tustin, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 14s singles champion. She is coached by Tony Bujan.

Maria Drobotova (Jan. 9, 2004), Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Eddie Herr Girls’ 12s doubles champion. She is coached by Waylon Chin.

Kailey Evans (Jan. 14, 2003), Ennis, Texas – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 14s doubles champion. She is coached by John Nallon.

Abigail Forbes (March 10, 2001) Raleigh, N.C. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 18s singles finalist. She is coached by Jake Lester.

Cori Gauff (March 13, 2004), Delray Beach, Fla. – Junior Orange Bowl Girls’ 12s singles champion. She is coached by Gerard Loglo.

Tres Gonzalez (Oct. 4, 2000) Sandy Springs, Ga. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 16s doubles champion. He is coached by David Drew and Noel Wadawu.

Imani Graham (Dec. 20, 2001), St. Johns, Fla. – Metropolia Orange Bowl Girls’ 16s singles finalist. She is coached by David Witt.

Trey Hilderbrand (May 15, 2000), San Antonio, Texas – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 18s doubles champion. He is coached by his father, Mark.

Victoria Hu (April 25, 2002), Northborough, Mass. – Eddie Herr Girls’ 16s singles finalist. She is coached by John Evert.

Tali Jarmond (Feb. 29, 2004), Charlotte, N.C. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 12s doubles champion. He is coached by Chris Hoshour and his father, Trey.

Garrett Johns (Dec. 17, 2000), Atlanta, Ga. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 16s doubles champion. He is coached by Noel Wadawu.

Anushka Khune, Palo Alto, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 12s doubles champion.

Dasha Kourkina (June 5, 2001), Brooklyn, N.Y. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 16s singles finalist. She is coached by Vladimir Sergeev.

Chelsea Kung (Aug. 19, 2000), Fort Worth, Texas – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 18s singles champion.

Bruno Kuzuhara (April 1, 2004), Coconut Creek, Fla. – Eddie Herr Boys’ 12s doubles champion and Junior Orange Bowl Boys’ 12s singles finalist. He is coached by Michael Bennett and Alexandro Heinz Shady.

Katie LaFrance (Sept. 29, 1999), Little Rock, Ark. – Doubles champion at the Grade 5 Cantegril Country Club Bowl ITF junior event in Uruguay.

Alex Lee (Jan. 12, 2002), Oak Brook, Ill. – Junior Orange Bowl Boys’ 14s singles finalist. He is coached by Lance Luciani.

Victor Lilov (Feb. 11, 2004), Raleigh, N.C. – Junior Orange Bowl Boys’ 12s singles champion. He is coached by Radina Lilova and Steve Smith.

Robert Maciag (Nov. 2, 1999), Sterling, Va. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 18s singles finalist.

Sebastian Murillo (Aug. 12, 1999), Norfolk, Va. – Singles semifinalist at the Grade 5 Copa Nicarao ITF junior event in Nicaragua.

Maxwell McKennon (May 17, 2002), Newport Beach, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 14s singles champion. He is coached by Brett Hansen Dent.

Brandon Nakashima (Aug. 3, 2001), San Diego – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 16s singles champion. He is coached Woody Blocher.

Alexa Noel (Sept. 6, 2002), Summit, N.J. – Junior Orange Bowl Girls’ 14s singles champion.

Amber O’Dell (Oct. 10, 2000), Florham Park, N.J. – Eddie Herr Girls’ 16s doubles champion. She is coached by Adrian Contreras and Clark O’Dell.

Vivian Ovrootsky (July 15, 204), San Jose, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 12s singles and doubles champion. She is coached by Nick Fustar.

Whitney Osuigwe (April 17, 2002), Bradenton, Fla. – Metropolia Orange Bowl Girls’ 18s singles semifinalist. She is coached by her father, Desmond.

Katherine Petty (July 24, 2002), Dallas, Texas – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 14s doubles champion. She is coached by Jean Andersen.

Gianna Pielet (June 11, 2002), El Paso, Texas – Eddie Herr Girls’ 14s singles champion. She is coached by her father, Doug.

Matthew Robinson (Jan. 321, 2002), Wynnewood, Pa. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 14s singles finalist. He is coached by Charles Wheeler.

Jelani Sarr (April 11, 2004), Baltimore – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 12s doubles champion. He is coached by Andre Miller.

Katrina Scott (June 11, 2004), Woodland Hills, Calif. – Eddie Herr Girls’ 12s singles finalist and doubles champion and Junior Orange Bowl Girls’ 12s singles finalist.

Ryan Seggerman (August 6, 1999), Coronado, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 18s singles champion.

Tyler Stice (Aug. 2, 2000) Atlanta, Ga. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 16s singles finalist. He is coached by Jason Parker.

Billy Suarez (Feb. 13, 2002), Huntington, N.Y. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 14s doubles champion. He is coached by Nate Emge.

Steven Sun (Nov. 30, 2000), Boca Raton, Fla. – Metropolia Orange Bowl Boys’ 16s singles champion. Sun (pictured above) is coached by Andres Pedroso.

Learner Tien (Dec. 2, 2005), Irvine, Calif. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 12s singles finalist. He is coached by his father, Kuong.

Danny Thomas (Nov. 22, 1999), Columbus, Ohio – Metropolia Orange Bowl Boys’ 18s singles semifinalist. He is coached by Kelly Story and David Kass.

JJ Tracy (July 10, 2002), Hilton Head Island, S.C. – USTA Winter National Championships Boys’ 14s doubles champion. He is coached by Yasmin Kashef and Thomas Richter.

Reilly Tran (Sept. 4, 2001), Dunn Loring, Va. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 16s doubles champion. She is coached by Bob Pass.

Luba Vasiluk (Jan. 16, 2000), Frisco, Texas – Singles semifinalist at the Grade 5 Copa Nicarao ITF junior event in Nicaragua. She is coached by Dave Licker.

Katie Volynets (Dec. 31, 2001), Walnut Creek, Calif. – Eddie Herr and Metropolia Orange Bowl Girls’ 16s singles champion. She is coached by Richard Thompkins and Mark Orwig.

Matilyn Wang (Dec. 29, 2004), Scottsdale, Ariz. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 12s singles finalist. She is coached by Jeremy Coll.

Katja Wiersholm (July 8, 2004), Kirkland, Wash. – USTA Winter National Championships Girls’ 14s singles finalist. She is coached by Dan Willman.

William Woodall (Feb. 14, 2000), Washington, D.C. – Metropolia Orange Bowl Boys’ 16s doubles champion. He is coached by Asaf Yamin.

Zane Khan (Feb. 11, 2002), Sunrise, Fla. – Eddie Herr Boys’ 14s singles champion. He is coached by Shariq Khan.

 

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