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July 2016 Honor Roll

Claire Liu
August 9, 2016 04:30 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 July:

Andres Andrade (Dec. 14, 1998), Bradenton, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals and won the doubles title at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada. He is coached by Aurelio Andrade.

Jack Anthrop (Nov. 5, 2003), Orlando, Fla. – Won the USTA Boys’ 12s national clay court doubles title. He is coached by Juan Carlos Bianchi.

Usue Arconada (Oct. 28, 1998), College Park, Md. – Won the Wimbledon junior girls’ doubles title and reached the singles quarterfinals. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Hailey Baptiste (Nov. 3, 2001), Washington, D.C. – Reached the singles and doubles final at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Zummy Bauer (April 20, 1999), Suwanne, Ga. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 5 Malahide ITF junior event in Dublin, Ireland.

Jacob Beasley (Oct. 30, 1998), Cumming, Ga. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 4 ITF Junkanoo Bowl junior event in the Bahamas. He is coached by Lucas Regas Melero and Emilio Sanchez Vicario.

Chloe Beck (Aug. 30, 2001), Watkinsville, Ga. – Captured the USTA Girls’ 16s national clay court doubles title. She is coached by her father, Mike, and Craig Jones.

CiCi Bellis (April 8, 1999), Atherton, Calif. – Reached the singles semifinals at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit tournament in Stockton, Calif., then made the quarterfinals at the WTA Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif. She is coached by Anibal Aranda.

Hurricane Tyra Black (March 2, 2001), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the girls’ singles titles at three Grade 4 ITF junior tournaments: the Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas, the XXV Copa Merengue in the Dominican Republic and the Jamaica Junior International; also won the doubles title at the Copa Merengue. She is coached by Lawrence Carpio.

Ulises Blanch (March 25, 1998), Pompano Beach, Fla. – Reached the Wimbledon boys’ singles semifinals. He is coached by Daniel Garcia, Rodrigo Alvarez and Claudio Menna.

Elysia Bolton (March 24, 2000), Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Captured the USTA Girls’ 18s national clay court doubles title. She is coached by Erik Kortland and Mark Bey.

Jenson Brooksby (Oct. 26, 2000), Carmichael, Calif. – Reached the USTA Boys’ 16s national clay court singles final. He is coached by Joseph Gilbert.

Christine Canete (Dec. 28, 2003), Venice, Calif. – Won the USTA Girls’ 14s national clay court singles title. She is coached by her father, Ferdinand.

Caleb Chakravarthi (Jan. 2, 1999), Irvine, Calif. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada. He is coached by Jimmy Johnson.

Hanna Chang (Feb. 25, 1998), Fontana, Calif. – Reached the women’s singles final at the $10,000 tournament in Gimcheon, Korea. She is coached by Peter Lucassen.

Sophie Chang (May 28, 1997), Havre de Grace, Md. – Won the doubles title at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Evansville, Ind.

Abigail Chiu (June 1, 1998), Austin, Texas – Won the USTA Girls’ 18s national clay court doubles championship. She is coached by Doug Davis.

Zeke Clark (July 19, 1998), Tulsa, Okla. – Captured the USTA Boys’ 18s national clay court doubles title. He is coached by his father, Toby, and Trent Tucker.

Ellie Coleman (March 21, 2003), Midland, Mich. – Advanced to the USTA Girls’ 14s national clay court singles final. She is coached by Mike Flowers.

Blake Croyder (April 5, 2000), Marietta, Ga. – Won the USTA Boys’ 16s national clay court doubles title. He is coached by Jerry Baskin.

Kayla Day (Sept. 28, 1999), Santa Barbara, Calif. – Reached the Wimbledon girls’ singles semifinals. She is coached by Mike Gennette and Henner Nehles.

Jenna Dean (June 18, 2000), Bradenton, Fla. – Won girls’ doubles titles at the Grade 4 ITF Jamaica Junior International event and the Grade 4 Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas.

James Delgado (Aug. 30, 2003), High Point, N.C. – Captured the USTA Boys’ 12s national clay court doubles title. He is coached by Mike Belangia.

Francesca DiLorenzo (July 22, 1997), New Albany, Ohio – Won the singles and doubles titles at the $25,000 pro tournament in Winnipeg, Canada. She is coached by Ann Grossman.

Nada Dimovska (March 8, 2000), Butler, N.J. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Copa Merengue ITF junior event in the Dominican Republic.

Maria Drobotova (Jan. 9, 2004), Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Won the USTA Girls’ 12s national clay court doubles title. She is coached by Fernando Samayoa and Waylon Chin.

Ernesto Escobedo (July 4, 1996), West Covina, Calif. – Won the singles title at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challenger in Lexington, Ky. He is coached by his father, Ernesto.

Andrew Fenty (March 8, 2000), Washington, D.C. – Reached the boys’ singles final at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada. He is coached by Asaf Yamin.

Bradley Frye (April 26, 2000), Overland Park, Kan. – Captured the USTA Boys’ 16s national clay court doubles championship. He is coached by Aaron Marchetti and Bobby Bernstein.

Rosie Garcia Gross (Nov. 13, 2001), New York, N.Y. – Won the USTA Girls’ 14s national clay court doubles title. She is coached by Adrian Contreras.

William Genesen (Sept. 19, 1997), Tulsa, Okla. – Won the USTA Boys’ 18s national clay court doubles title. He is coached by Matias Marin.

Lukas Greif (Dec. 2, 1999), Evansville, Ind. – Captured the USTA Boys’ 16s national clay court singles title. He is coached by Stephanie Hazlett.

Dalayna Hewitt (Dec. 16, 2000), Pepper Pike, Ohio – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Copa Merengue ITF junior event in the Dominican Republic. She is coached by Bill Adams.

Trey Hilderbrand (May 15, 2000), San Antonio, Texas – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 4 ITF Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas. He is coached by his father, Mark.

Sofia Kenin (Nov. 14, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Won the singles title at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Sacramento, Calif., which helped her earn a US Open main-draw wild card via the USTA Pro Circuit’s US Open Wild Card Challenge. She is coached by her father, Alex.

Faris Khan (Feb. 11, 2002), San Antonio, Texas – Reached the singles final and won the doubles title at the USTA Boys’ 14s National Clay Court Championships. He is coached by Shariq Khan.
    
Zane Khan (Feb. 11, 2002), San Antonio, Texas – Swept the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boys’ 14s National Clay Court Championships. He is coached by Shariq Khan.
    
Sebastian Korda (July 5, 2000) Bradenton, Fla. – Won the USTA Boys’ 18s national clay court singles title. He is coached by his father, Piotr.

Stefan Kozlov (Feb. 1, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Won the men’s doubles title at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challenger in Winnetka, Ill. He is coached by his father, Andrei.

Ashley Kratzer (Feb. 8, 1999), Newport Beach, Calif. – Reached the singles final at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Austin, Texas.

Josie Kuhlman (Nov. 5, 1995), Ponte Vedre, Fla. – Reached the singles semifinals at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Austin, Texas.  She is coached by Roland Thornqvist.

Katie LaFrance (Sept. 29, 1999), Little Rock, Ark. – Reached the singles semifinals and won the doubles title at the Grade 5 Singapore ITF junior championships.

Ashley Lahey (Oct. 26, 1999), Hawthorne, Calif. – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade 2 ITF Swiss Junior Trophy in Switzerland.

Ann Li (June 26, 2000), Devon, Pa. – Captured the USTA Girls’ 18s national clay court singles championship. She is coached by Mandy Wilson.

Victor Lilov (Feb. 11, 2004), Raleigh, N.C. – Reached the singles final at the USTA Boys’ 12s National Clay Court Championships. He is coached by Radina Lilova.
    
Claire Liu (May 25, 2000), Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Liu (pictured above) won the Wimbledon junior girls’ doubles title and reached the singles quarterfinals. She is coached by Mike Genette and Adam Peterson.

Roger Lyn (Jan. 6, 2000), Miramar, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 ITF Jamaica Junior International. He is coached by Jesse Smatt.

Amanda Meyer (July 18, 1999), Delray Beach, Fla. – Reached the USTA Girls’ 18s national clay court singles final; also won the doubles title at the Grade 4 ITF Junkanoo Bowl junior tournament in the Bahamas. She is coached by Mandy Wilson.

Robin Montgomery (Sept. 5, 2004), Washington, D.C. – Captured the USTA Girls’ 12s national clay court singles title. She is coached by Ali Agnamba.

Govind Nanda (Feb. 17, 2001), Cerritos, Calif. – Won the boys’ singles title at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada. He is coached by Vahe Assadourian.

Emma Navarro (May 18, 2001), Charleston, S.C. – Won the doubles title at the USTA Girls’ 16s National Clay Court Championships. She is coached by Jerry Albrikes.

Alexa Noel (Sept. 6, 2002), Summit, N.J. – Won the USTA Girls’ 16s national clay court singles title. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Amber O’Dell (Oct. 10, 2000), New Milford, N.J. – Finished runner-up in singles at the USTA Girls’ 16s National Clay Court Championships. She is coached by Adrian Contreras.

William Peters (May 4, 1999), Duxbury, Mass. – Reached the singles final at the Grade 4 ITF Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas.

Kariann Pierre-Louis (Jan. 16, 1999), Miami, Fla. – Won the girls’ singles title at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada, then reached the singles final and won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Copa Merengue in the Dominican Republic. She is coached by Bill Adams.

Nathan Ponwith (April 20, 1998), Scottsdale, Ariz. – Won the men’s doubles title at the $25,000 USTA Futures in Godfrey, Ill. He is coached by Lou Belken.

Gabriella Price (June 11, 2003), Montebello, N.Y. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 ITF Jamaica Junior International. She is coached by Rick Macci.

Miranda Ramirez (March 7, 1999), Port St. Lucie, Fla. – Won the girls’ singles and doubles titles at the Grade 4 ITF Flower Bulb tournament in the Netherlands.

Emil Reinberg (April 20, 1997), Atlanta, Ga. – Won the men’s doubles title at the $25,000 USTA Futures in Godfrey, Ill. He is coached by Manny Diaz and Bo Hodge.

Alexandre Rotsaert (Oct. 14, 1999), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the singles final at the USTA Boys’ 18s National Clay Court Championships. He is coached by Jean-Philippe Fleurian.

Kennedy Shaffer (May 21, 1997), Rossford, Ohio – Qualified for and won the singles title at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event in Evansville, Ind. She is coached by Jeff Wallace.

Brian Shi (Feb. 24, 2000), Jericho, N.Y. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 ITF Jamaica Junior International. He is coached by Lawrence Kleger.

Alana Smith (Nov. 9, 1999), Fort Washington, Md. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 3 Silex Canada Junior ITF Vancouver Championships in Canada. She is coached by Rozzell Lightfoot and Bill Adams.

Daniel Soyfer (March 12, 1998), Plantation, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles final at the Grade 4 Tallink Cup junior event in Estonia. He is coached by Martin Brocki and Nick Saviano.

Danny Thomas (Nov. 22, 1999), Pickerington, Ohio – Won the men’s doubles title at the $10,000 USTA Futures in Pittsburgh; also won the singles title at the Grade 4 ITF junior Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas. He is coached by Kelly Story.

Frances Tiafoe (Jan. 20, 1998), College Park, Md. – Reached singles finals at two $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challengers, in Winnetka, Ill, and Lexington, Ky. He is coached by Nicolas Todero.

Nicholas Watson (Dec. 27, 1999), Baton Rouge, La. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 4 ITF Junkanoo Bowl junior event in the Bahamas.

Evan Wen (Jan. 3, 2004), Morristown, N.J. – Won the USTA Boys’ 12s national clay court singles title. He is coached by Andy Sarver.

Katja Wiersholm (July 8, 2004), Kirkland, Wash. – Captured the singles title at the USTA Girls’ 12s National Clay Court Championships. She is coached by Dan Willman.

Shelly Yaloz (Dec. 12, 2000), Little Neck, N.Y. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 4 ITF Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas. She is coached by Adrian Contreras.

Nikki Yanez (Sept. 11, 2003), Sarasota, Fla. – Won the USTA Girls’ 12s national clay court doubles title. She is coached by her father, Paul.

Yashna Yellayi (Feb. 23, 2002), Williamsville, N.Y. – Won the USTA Girls’ 14s national clay court doubles title. She is coached by Luis Nascimento.

 

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