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November 2016 Honor Roll

CiCi Bellis in action at the 2015 Bank of the West Classic.
December 5, 2016 03:18 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 November:

Amanda Anisimova (Aug. 31, 2001), Hallandale Beach, Fla. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ITF junior event in Mexico City, then won the singles title at the Grade 1 Yucatan Cup in Merida, Mexico. She is coached by Nick Saviano.

CiCi Bellis (April 8, 1999), Atherton, Calif. – Bellis (pictured above) won the singles title at the WTA $115,000 event in Honolulu. She is coached by her mother, Lori, and Anibal Aranda.

Blaise Bicknell (Nov. 26, 2001), Miami, Fla. – Reached the singles final at the Grade 5 Montego Bay Junior ITF Tennis Championships in Jamaica. He is coached by Mel Spence.

Angelica Blake (Oct. 23, 2000), Boca Raton, Fla. – Reached the singles final at the Grade 4 South Carolina ITF junior event in Lexington, then won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla. She is coached by Nick Saviano.

Tristan Boyer (April 21, 2001), Altadena, Calif. – Won the doubles title at the Grade 3 Marshall Open ITF junior event in Kiryat Shmona, Israel. He is coached by Zibu Ncube.

Callaway Clark (April 18, 2001), Dallas, Texas – Won the doubles title at the Grade 5 Montego Bay Junior ITF Tennis Championships in Jamaica.

Jenna Dean (June 18, 2000), Bradenton, Fla. -- Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 5 Anguilla ITF Junior Championship.

Jared Donaldson (Oct. 9, 1996), Providence, R.I. – Reached the semifinals in back-to-back $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit and ATP Men’s Challenger events in Knoxville, Tenn., and Champaign, Ill. He is coached by Taylor Dent.

Ellie Douglas (May 23, 2000), McKinney, Texas – Reached the singles final at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ITF junior event in Mexico City. She is coached by Luis Herrera.

Christopher Eubanks (May 5, 1996), Atlanta – Reached the singles semifinals at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit and ATP Men’s Challenger event in Champaign, Ill. He is coached by Kenny Thorne.

Andrew Fenty (March 8, 2000), Washington, D.C. – Won consecutive junior doubles titles at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano in Mexico City and the Grade 1 Yucatan Cup in Merida, Mexico. He is coached by Asaf Yamin.

Victoria Flores (April 1, 1999), Fort Dodge, Iowa – Won the doubles title at the Grade 4 South Carolina ITF junior event in Lexington and then reached the singles final at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla.

Dakota Fordham (May 8, 2002), New York – Reached the singles final at the Grade 5 Anguilla ITF Junior Championship. She is coached by Carlos Maldonado.

William Grant (Feb. 13, 2001), Boca Raton, Fla. – Won the singles title at the Grade 5 Anguilla ITF Junior Championship. He is coached by Juan Viloca.

Skylar Grishuk (Aug. 19, 2002), Newport Beach, Calif. – Reach the singles final at consecutive Grade 5 ITF junior events in Canada – the Advantage Tennis International at Veneto in Ontario and the ACE Tennis U18 Canadian World Ranking Event 2 in Burlington. She is coached by her mother, Oksana.

Victoria Hu (April 25, 2002), Northborough, Mass. – Won the singles title at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla., and reached the semifinals at the Grade 4 South Carolina ITF junior event in Lexington. She is coached by John Evert.

James Ignatowich (May 5, 2000), Delray Beach, Fla. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla. He is coached by Fernando Martinez and Eleazar Magallan.

JanMagnus Johnson (Aug. 11, 2000), Naples, Fla. – Won the singles title at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla.

Taylor Johnson (Aug. 7, 2000), Redondo Beach, Calif. – Won the singles title at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ITF junior event in Mexico City. She is coached by Rosie Casals.

Zane Khan (Feb. 11, 2002), New Braunfels, Texas – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla., and the Grade 4 South Carolina ITF junior event in Lexington. He is coached by Shariq Khan.

Cannon Kingsley (May 6, 2001), Northport, N.Y. – Won the singles title at the ACE Tennis U18 Canadian World Ranking Event 2 in Burlington, Canada. He is coached by his father, Harry.

Dasha Kourkina (June 15, 2001), Brooklyn, N.Y. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla. She is coached by Vladimir Sergeev.

Stefan Kozlov (Feb. 1, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Won the singles title at the $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit and ATP Men’s Challenger event in Columbus, Ohio, and reached the singles semifinals at the $50,000 Challenger in Knoxville, Tenn. He is coached by his father, Andrei.

Patrick Kypson (Oct. 28, 1999), Raleigh, N.C. – Won the doubles title at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures event in Niceville, Fla., and reached the singles semifinals at the $10,000 Men’s Futures in Pensacola, Fla. He is coached by Leo Azevdeo and Sylvain Guichard.

Katie LaFrance (Sept. 29, 1999), Little Rock, Ark. – Won the doubles title at the Grade 5 Bangladesh ITF Junior Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Claire Liu (May 25, 2000), Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ITF junior event in Mexico City. She is coached by Mike Gennette and Henner Nehles.

Tara Malik (Oct. 2, 2002), Secaucus, N.J. – Won the singles title at the Grade 5 Anguilla ITF Junior Championship.

Maria McKay (Dec. 22, 2000), Ocklawaha, Fla. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 5 Anguilla ITF Junior Championship.

Caty McNally (Nov. 20, 2001), Cincinnati, Ohio – Won the doubles title at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ITF junior event in Mexico City. She is coached by her mother, Lynn.

Michael Mmoh (Jan. 10, 1998), Bradenton, Fla. – Won the singles title at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit and ATP Men’s Challenger tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., and earned a wild-card entry into the Australian Open by winning the USTA Pro Circuit Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. He is coached by Glenn Weiner.

Nikki Redelijk (Oct. 19, 2001), Windermere, Fla. – Won the doubles title at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla. She is coached by her father, Ferdinand.

Jada Robinson (Jan. 29, 1999), Reisterstown, Md. – Reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 4 Evert American ITF junior event in Boca Raton, Fla. She is coached by Martin van Daalen.

Alex Rybakov (Jan. 27, 1997), Coral Springs, Fla. – Reached the singles semifinals at the $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Futures event in Niceville, Fla. He is coached by David Roditi and his father, Nick.

Eliot Spizzirri (Dec. 23, 2001), Greenwich, Conn. – Won the doubles title at the Grade 5 Montego Bay Junior ITF Tennis Championships in Jamaica and then reached the singles semifinals at the Grade 5 Anguilla ITF Junior Championship. He is coached by Patrick Hirscht.

Natasha Subhash (Sept. 2, 2001), Fairfax, Va. – Won the doubles title at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano ITF junior event in Mexico City. She is coached by Parker Schofield.

Danny Thomas (Nov. 22, 1999), Columbus, Ohio – Qualified and reached the singles semifinals at a $10,000 Men’s Futures event in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is coached by Kelly Story and David Kass.

 

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