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March 2016 Honor Roll

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - MARCH 23: Jared Donaldson plays a match against Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during Day 3 of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 23, 2016 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
May 3, 2016 03:40 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 March:

Alexandra Angyalosy (Nov. 9, 1998), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles and doubles finals at the Copa Sultana-Mayaguez Grade 4 ITF junior event in Puerto Rico. She is coached by Andrei Mlendea and Rob Budacsek.

Amanda Anisimova (Aug. 31, 2001), Hallandale Beach, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre ITF junior event in Brazil. She is coached by her father, Konstantin.

Usue Arconada (Oct. 28, 1998), College Park, Md. – Won the girls’ singles title at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre ITF junior event in Brazil. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Hailey Baptiste (Nov. 3, 2001), Washington, D.C. – USTA International Spring Championships Girls’ 16s doubles champion. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Hurricane Tyra Black (March 2, 2001), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. She is coached by Lawrence Carpio.

Ulises Blanch (March 25, 1998), Pompano Beach, Fla. – Swept the boys’ singles and doubles titles at the Grade 1 Banana Bowl ITF junior event in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He is coached by Daniel Garcia, Rodrigo Alvarez and Claudio Menna.

William Blumberg (Jan. 26, 1998), Greenwich, Conn. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals and won the doubles title at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event.

Elysia Bolton (March 24, 2000), Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the Newport Beach Bowl Grade 4 ITF junior event. She is coached by Mark Bey.

Alexa Butera (March 15, 2000), Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the TTO Bmobile Grade 4 ITF junior event in Trinidad & Tobago. She is coached by Asher Salam.

Carson Branstine (Sept. 9, 2000), Orange, Calif. – Won the girls’ singles title at the Newport Beach Bowl Grade 4 ITF junior event.

Jenson Brooksby (Oct. 26, 2000), Carmichael, Calif. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Newport Beach Bowl Grade 4 ITF junior event. He is coached by Joseph Gilbert.

Brian Cernoch (Sept. 9, 1999), North Bethesda, Md. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre ITF junior event in Brazil. He is coached by Asaf Yamin.

Hanna Chang (Feb. 25, 1998), Fontana, Calif. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Newport Beach Bowl Grade 4 ITF junior event. She is coached by Peter Lucassen.

Meible Chi (May 19, 1999), Weston, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. She is coached by Mandy Wilson.

Mackenzie Clark (Oct. 4, 2000), Bernardsville, N.J. – USTA International Spring Championships Girls’ 16s doubles champion. She is coached by Vesa Ponkka.

Morgan Coppoc (April 16, 1999), Tulsa, Okla. – Won the girls’ singles title at the Grade 1 ITF junior Asuncion Bowl in Lambare, Paraguay. She is coached by Trent Tucker.

Oliver Crawford (April 30, 1999), Spartanburg, S.C. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 1 Banana Bowl ITF junior event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and the Grade 1 (18s) International Spring Championships ITF event in Carson, Calif. He is coached by Kelly Jones.

Kayla Day (Sept. 28, 1999), Santa Barbara, Calif. – Won the girls’ singles title at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. She is coached by Mike Gennette.

Morgan Dill (May 28, 1998), Coral Gables, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Barbados Junior International 2016 Grade 4 ITF junior event.

Jared Donaldson (Oct. 9, 1996), Providence, R.I. – Donaldson (pictured above) reached the semifinals at the $125,000 Challenger in Irving, Texas. He is coached by Taylor Dent.

Victoria Emma (Aug. 7, 1999), Naples, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 1 ITF junior Asuncion Bowl in Lambare, Paraguay. She trains at the Sanchez-Casal Academy.

Michaela Gordon (July 26, 1999), Los Altos Hills, Calif. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Newport Beach Bowl Grade 4 ITF junior event. She is coached by John Hubbell.

Chloe Hamlin (Dec. 30, 1999), Blountville, Tenn. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Kacie Harvey (Aug. 27, 2001), Braintree, Mass. – Won the girls’ singles title and reached the doubles final at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl ITF junior event. She is coached by Calin Mateas.

Dalayna Hewitt (Dec. 16, 2000), Pepper Pike, Ohio – Swept the singles and doubles titles at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica. Also reached the girls’ singles final and won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl. She is coached by Bill Adams.

Ronan Jachuck (Oct. 8, 2001), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the boys’ singles title at the Barbados Junior International 2016 Grade 4 ITF junior event. He is coached by Maurice Trail.

Vasil Kirkov (March 13, 1999), Tampa, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles quarterfinals and won the doubles title at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre ITF junior event in Brazil. He is coached by his father, Stoyan.

Meg Kowalski (Nov. 11, 1999), La Grange, Ill. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Copa Sultana-Mayaguez Grade 4 ITF junior event in Puerto Rico. She is coached by BJ Stearns.

Boris Kozlov (Aug. 26, 2000), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl ITF junior event. He is coached by his father, Andrei.

Stefan Kozlov (Feb. 1, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Won a singles title at a $25,000 Futures event in Canada and a doubles title at another. He is coached by his father, Andrei.

Ann Li (June 26, 2000), Devon, Pa. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the Newport Beach Bowl Grade 4 ITF junior event. She is coached by Jon Glover.

Cheyenne Lilienthal (Nov. 20, 1999), Land O Lakes, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Barbados Junior International 2016 Grade 4 ITF junior event.

Claire Liu (May 25, 2000), Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Reached the girls’ singles final at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. She is coached by Mike Gennette.

Elli Mandlik (May 19, 2001), Boynton Beach, Fla. – Swept the girls’ singles and doubles titles at the Barbados Junior International 2016 Grade 4 ITF junior event, then reached the singles and doubles final at the TTO Bmobile Grade 4 ITF junior event in Trinidad & Tobago. She is coached by Gabriel Trifu.

Keenan Mayo (May 26, 2000), Roseville, Calif. – Won the boys’ singles title at the Grade 4 ITF Newport Beach Bowl junior event in California and the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is coached by Vahe Assadourian.

Caty McNally (Nov. 20, 2001), Cincinnati, Ohio – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade 1 ITF junior Asuncion Bowl in Lambare, Paraguay. She is coached by her mother, Lynn.

John McNally (Oct. 18, 1998), Cincinnati, Ohio – Reached the boys’ singles final at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre ITF junior event in Brazil. He is coached by his mother, Lynn.

Michael Mmoh (Jan. 10, 1998), Bradenton, Fla. – Won the singles title at the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s Futures tournament in Bakersfield, Calif. He is coached by Glenn Weiner.

Jessi Muljat (Jan. 5, 2001), Sacramento, Calif. – Won the USTA International Spring Championships Girls’ 16s singles title. She is coached by Joseph Gilbert.

Brandon Nakashima (Aug. 3, 2001), San Diego, Calif. – Captured the USTA International Spring Championships Boys’ 16s doubles title. He is coached by Woody Blocher.

Govind Nanda (Feb. 17, 2001), Cerritos, Calif. – Won the boys’ singles title at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica, then reached the boys’ singles final at the Grade 4 Newport Beach Bowl in California.

Adam Neff (May 30, 2001), Bradenton, Fla. – Won the USTA International Spring Championships Boys’ 16s singles title. He is coached by Brandon Wagner.

Axel Nefve (July 22, 2000), Hinsdale, Ill. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica, won the singles title at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl and reached the Boys’ 16s singles final at the USTA International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif. He is coached by Jack Sharpe.

Kate Paulus (Sept. 9, 1999), Leawood, Kan. – Won the girls’ singles title and reached the doubles final at the Grade 4 Copa Sultana-Mayaguez junior tournament in Puerto Rico. She is coached by Jose Caballero and Bobby Bernstein.

Kariann Pierre-Louis (Jan. 16, 1999), Miami, Fla. – Won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl. She is coached by Bill Adams.

Melissa Plambeck (Jan. 27, 2000), Bradenton, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica.
 
Nathan Ponwith (April 20, 1998), Scottsdale, Ariz. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. He is coached by Lou Belken.

Sam Riffice (March 1, 1999), Roseville, Calif. – Reached the boys’ singles and doubles finals at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. He is coached by his mother, Lori.

Alejandro Rodriguez (Nov. 16, 1998), Austin, Texas – Reached the boys’ singles final at the TTO Bmobile Grade 4 ITF junior event in Trinidad & Tobago.

Timothy Sah (Aug. 9, 1999), San Diego, Calif. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 3 Costa Rica Bowl junior tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Jake Sands (March 24, 2000), Pacific Palisades, Calif. – Captured the USTA International Spring Championships Boys’ 16s doubles title.

Fletcher Scott (Dec. 10, 1998), Olathe, Kan. – Reached the boys’ singles and doubles finals at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl ITF junior event, then reached the singles semis and won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Copa Sultana-Mayaguez junior tournament in Puerto Rico. He is coached by Barry King.

Ena Shibahara (Feb. 12, 1998), Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the USTA International Spring Championships Grade 1 ITF junior event. She is coached by Oliver Messerli and Kim Po.

Alana Smith (Nov. 9, 1999), Fort Washington, Md. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals and won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Panama Bowl ITF junior event. She is coached by Bill Adams.

Katerina Stewart (July 17, 1997), Miami, Fla. – Won singles titles at consecutive $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit events in Orlando and Weston, Fla., where she also won the doubles title. She is coached by her father, Caesar.

Natasha Subhash (Sept. 2, 2001), Fairfax, Va. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals and the doubles final at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre ITF junior event in Brazil. She is coached by Bear Schofield.

Katie Volynets (Dec. 31, 2001), Walnut Creek, Calif. – Finished runner-up in the Girls’ 16s division at the USTA International Spring Championships. She is coached by Richard Thompkins.

JJ Wolf (Dec. 21, 1998), Cincinnati, Ohio – Reached the boys’ singles and doubles finals at the Grade 1 ITF junior Asuncion Bowl in Lambare, Paraguay. He is coached by David Kass and his father, Jeff.

William Woodall (Feb. 14, 2000), Washington, D.C. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Copa Sultana-Mayaguez Grade 4 ITF junior event in Puerto Rico. He is coached by Asaf Yamin.

 

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