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May 2016 Honor Roll

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Amanda Anisimova of the United States hits a backhand during the Girls Singles final match against Rebeka Masarova of Switzerland on day fifteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
June 24, 2016 06:17 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 May:

Amanda Anisimova (Aug. 31, 2001), Hallandale Beach, Fla. – Anisimova (pictured above) reached the girls’ singles final at the French Open junior championships in Paris; her ITF world junior ranking jumped to No. 2 as a result. She is coached by her father, Kostya.

Deiton Baughman (April 23, 1996), Carson, Calif. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Guam $10,000 Futures pro circuit event. He is coached by his father, Brad.

CiCi Bellis (April 8, 1999), Atherton, Ore. – Reached the semifinals at the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Naples, Fla. She is coached by her mother, Lori.

Brian Berdusco (June 19, 1998), Bradenton, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla.

Angelica Blake (Oct. 23, 2000), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla. She is coached by Eric Riley.

Ulises Blanch (March 25, 1998), Pompano Beach, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles final at the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio ITF junior event in Milan. He is coached by Daniel Garcia, Rodrigo Alvarez and Claudio Menna.

Tristan Boyer (April 21, 2001), Altadena, Calif. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Copa Cariari ITF junior event in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is coached by Dave Hagler.

Carson Branstine (Sept. 9, 2000), Orange, Calif. – Won the girls’ singles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla.

Trent Bryde (Aug. 24, 1999), Suwanee, Ga. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Mediterranee Avenir Grade 1 ITF junior tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. He is coach by Will Wright.

Louisa Chirico (May 16, 1996), Harrison, N.Y. – Reached the singles semifinals at the WTA tournament in Madrid, then qualified and reached the second round of the French Open. She is coached by Jay Gooding.

Kayla Day (Sept. 28, 1999), Santa Barbara, Calif. – Reached the singles final at the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit tournament in Naples, Fla. She is coached by Mike Gennette, Henner Nehles and Adam Peterson.

Caroline Dolehide (Sept. 5, 1998), Hinsdale, Ill. – Reached the semifinals at the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Naples, Fla. She is coached by Tom Lockhart.

Dakota Fordham (May 8, 2002), New York, N.Y. – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade 4 and Grade 5 tournaments in Windhoek, Namibia, in consecutive weeks. She is coached by Carlos Maldonado.

William Grant (Feb. 13, 2001), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 5 Tirana Open ITF junior event in Tirana, Albania. He is coached by Thomas Brinkhoff and Juan Viloca.

Lukas Greif (Dec. 2, 1999), Newburgh, Ind. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla. He is coached by Stephanie Hazlett.

Ellie Halbauer (July 10, 1997), Daniel Island, S.C. – Reached the singles final at the $10,000 pro circuit tournament in Villa Maria, Argentina.

Brandon Holt (April 6, 1998), Rolling Hills, Calif. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Torneo Internazionale Citta Di Santa Croce in Santa Croce, Italy. He is coached by Peter Lucassen.

Dasha Ivanova (Oct. 11, 1996), Beaverton, Ore. – Won pro doubles titles at consecutive $10,000 tournaments in Bol, Croatia. She is coached by Barbora Bozkova.

Madison Keys (Feb. 17, 1995), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the singles final of the WTA tournament in Rome, falling to Serena Williams, and then reached the fourth round of the French Open.

Zane Khan (Feb. 11, 2002), New Braunfels, Texas – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla. He is coached by Shariq Khan.

Vasil Kirkov (March 13, 1999), Tampa, Fla. – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Torneo Internazionale Citta Di Santa Croce in Santa Croce, Italy. He is coached by his father, Stoyan.

Sebastian Korda (July 5, 2000), Bradenton, Fla. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla. He is coached by his father, Petr.

Meg Kowalski (Nov. 11, 1999), La Grange, Ill. – Won the girls’ doubles title and reached the singles semis at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla. She is coached by Marcy Hendricks.

Chiara Lommer (Aug. 26, 1998), Skokie, Ill. – Won the girls’ doubles title and reached the singles semis at the Grade 2 junior tournament in Prato, Italy. She is coached by Jason Winegar.

Jaycer Lyeons (Nov. 16, 2000), Houston, Texas – Qualified and reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla. He is coached by his father, Joe.

Maria Mateas (July 21, 1999), Braintree, Mass. – Reached the singles semifinals at a $10,000 pro event in Bol, Croatia. She is coached by her father, Calin.

John McNally (Oct. 18, 1998), Cincinnati, Ohio – Reached the singles semifinals at the Astrid Bowl Grade 1 ITF junior event in Belgium, and then reached the boys’ doubles quarterfinals at the French Open. He is coached by his mother, Lynn.

Skyler Miller (May 23, 1999), Norman, Okla. – Qualified and reached the girls’ singles semis at the Grade 5 ITF junior event in Windhoek, Namibia. She is coached by Ionut Beleleu.

Jessi Muljat (Jan. 5, 2001), Sacramento, Calif. – Qualified and reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla. She is coached by Joseph Gilbert.

Alexa Noel (Sept. 6, 2002), Summit, N.J. – Reached the girls’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla. She is coached by Frank Salazar.

Whitney Osuigwe (April 17, 2002), Bradenton, Fla. – Reached the girls’ singles and doubles finals at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla., and reached the singles semis at the Grade 4 Delray Beach Metropolia ITF Open. She is coached by her father, Desmond.

Alana Smith (Nov. 9, 1999), Fort Washington, Md. – Won the girls’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla. She is coached by Bill Adams.

Sangeet Sridhar (March 20, 2000), Scottsdale, Ariz. – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Grade 4 ETC Cup junior event in Budapest, Hungary. He is coached by Lou Belken.

Peyton Stearns (Oct. 8, 2001), Mason, Ohio – Won the girls’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF junior event in Plantation, Fla.

Danny Thomas (Nov. 22, 1999), Pickerington, Ohio – Won the boys’ doubles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla. He is coached by Kelly Story.

Taylor Townsend (April 16, 1996), Chicago, Ill. – Swept the singles and doubles titles at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Charlottesville, Va., and reached the singles final at the $75,000 tournament in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., earning a French Open main-draw wild card via the USTA Pro Circuit Roland Garros Wild Card Challenge; went on to reach the second round in Paris. She is coached by Donald Young, Sr.

Sara Tsukamoto (March 21, 2000), Kailua Kona, Hawaii – Reached the girls’ singles final at the Grade 5 Calvo’s Select Care ITF Junior Championships in Guam.

Katie Volynets (Dec. 31, 2001), Walnut Creek, Calif. – Qualified and won the girls’ singles title at the Grade 4 Metropolia ITF Open in Delray Beach, Fla. She is coached by Richard Thompkins.

J.J. Wolf (Dec. 21, 1998), Cincinnati, Ohio – Reached the boys’ singles semifinals at the Torneo Internazionale Citta Di Santa Croce in Santa Croce, Italy, and reached the doubles quarterfinals at the French Open junior championships. He is coached by David Kass and his father, Jeff.

 

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