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July 2013 Honor Roll

August 15, 2013 02:51 PM
Dannny Kerznerman earned a wild card into the US Open Junior Championships by winning the USTA Boys’ 18s National Clay Court Championship.
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
 
Ayla Aksu (July 15, 1996), San Francisco -- Aksu performed well at two ITF Junior Circuit events in Uzbekistan, sweeping the singles and doubles titles at the Fergana Cup and reaching the singles final and winning the doubles title at the NBU Cup. She is coached by Greg Shearer.
 
CiCi Bellis (April 8, 1999), Atherton, Calif. – Bellis continued her successful 2013 season by winning the USTA Girls’ 16s National Clay Court Championship in Virginia Beach, Va.
 
Carson Branstine (Sept. 9, 2000), Orange, Calif. – Branstine won the USTA Girls’ 12s National Clay Court Championship singles title over Caty McNally (Cincinnati).
 
Kelly Chen (May 9, 1999), Cerritos, Calif. -- Chen had tremendous success at two ITF Junior Circuit events in Canada, winning the singles and doubles titles at the Saville U18 event in Edmonton and reaching the singles and doubles finals at the U18 World Ranking event in Vancouver.
 
Louisa Chirico (May 16, 1996), Harrison, N.Y. – Chirico ascended into the Top 10 of the world junior rankings after reaching the singles semifinals at the Wimbledon Junior Championships – her second consecutive appearance in a junior Grand Slam semifinal, after her run to the semis at the French Open. She works with USTA National Coach Jay Gooding.
 
Andie Daniell (Jan. 7, 1997), Douglassville, Ga. -- Daniell won the singles title and reached the doubles final at the ITF Jamaica Junior Tournament. She trains out of Lifetime Fitness Atlanta, USTA Certified Regional Training Center.
 
Terri Fleming (July 23, 1996), Alpharetta, Ga. – Fleming reached the final of the USTA Girls’ 18s National Clay Court Championship in Memphis, Tenn.
 
Jenna Friedel (Oct. 21, 1997), Mill Valley, Calif. -- Friedel swept both singles and doubles titles at the XXII Copa Merengue ITF Junior Circuit event in the Dominican Republic. She is coached by Lawrence Carpio.
 
Nicole Gibbs (March 3, 1993), Santa Monica, Calif. – Gibbs, the two-time reigning NCAA singles champion, won the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 women’s event in Yakima, Wash., reached the quarterfinals at the $50,000 event in Portland, Ore., the next week, and then advanced to the second round of the Emirates Airline US Open Series event in Stanford, Calif.
 
Ellyse Graci (Sept. 10, 1996), Ocean Ridge, Fla. -- Graci advanced to both the singles and doubles finals at the XXII Copa Merengue ITF Junior Circuit event in the Dominican Republic. She works with Tara Snyder-Haygarth and Zoltan Papp.
 
Mary Catherine Haffey (Nov. 4, 1997), Naples, Fla. -- Haffey reached the singles and doubles finals at the ITF Jamaica Junior Tournament. She is coached by Nick Saviano.
 
Sofia Kenin (Nov. 14, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Kenin reached the singles final and won the doubles title at two different ITF Junior Circuit events, at the TIHTA Aruba tournament and at the Junkanoo Bowl in the Bahamas. She is coached by her father Alex.
 
Dannny Kerznerman (Feb. 22, 1996), Brooklyn, N.Y. – Kerznerman won the USTA Boys’ 18s National Clay Court Championship in Delray Beach, Fla., earning a berth into the US Open Junior Championship. He is coached by his father Igor.

Madison Keys (Feb. 17, 1995), Rock Island, Ill. – Keys became the youngest player ranked in the WTA Top 40 by reaching the second round of the Bank of the West Classic, an Emirates Airline US Open Series event in Stanford, Calif., and the second round of the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. She works with USTA National Coach Juan Todero.
 
Stefan Kozlov (Feb. 1, 1998), Pembroke Pines, Fla. – After reaching the singles quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Junior Championships, Kozlov played his first ATP-level main-draw match at the ATP event in Newport, R.I., and nearly beat then-No. 113 Michal Przysiezny in the first round, pushing the 29 year old to three sets, nearly winning in a second-set tiebreak. He works with USTA National Coach Nicolas Todero.
 
Claire Liu (13), Thousand Oaks, Calif. – Liu won the USTA Girls’ 14s National Clay Court Championship singles title, beating Dominique Schaefer (14, Ventura, Calif.) in the final. She works with USTA National Coaches Leo Azevedo and Adam Peterson.
 
Jamie Loeb (March 8, 1995), Ossining, N.Y. – Loeb rose into the Top 30 of the world junior rankings after reaching the singles quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Junior Championships. She is coached by Felix Alvarado.
 
Noah Makarome (March 18, 1999), Wesley Chapel, Fla. – Makarome won the USTA Boys’ 14s National Clay Court Championship, beating Sam Riffice (14, Roseville, Calif.) in the final. He is coached by his father James.
Grace Min (May 6, 1994), Atlanta – Min reached the semifinals of the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 event in Portland, Ore. She works with USTA National Coach Troy Hahn.
 
Reilly Opelka (Aug. 28, 1997), Palm Coast, Fla. – Opelka reached the singles final at the USTA Boys’ 16s National Clay Court Championship in Delray Beach, Fla. He works with USTA National Coaches Diego Moyano and Eric Nunez
 
Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (Sept. 5, 1997), Chapel Hill, N.C. – Ouellet-Pizer captured the USTA Girls’ 18s National Clay Court Championship in Memphis, Tenn., earning a wild card into the US Open Junior Championship. She works with her father Todd and Michal Zaluski.
 
Tommy Paul (May 17, 1997), Coconut Creek, Fla. – Paul swept the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boys’ 16s National Clay Court Championship in Delray Beach, Fla., winning the doubles crown with Alex Rybakov. He works with USTA National Coaches Diego Moyano and Eric Nunez.
 
Miranda Ramirez (March 7, 1999), Miami -- Ramirez won the singles title at the Quito Tenis y Golf Club ITF Junior Circuit event in Ecuador, then reached the doubles final at the Copa Ciudad de Bogota in Colombia the next week.
 
Johnnise Renaud (May 10, 1996), North Miami, Fla. – Renaud broke into the Top 50 of the world junior rankings by winning the singles title at the TIHTA Aruba ITF Junior Circuit event. She is coached by Bill Adams.
 
Shelby Rogers (Oct. 13, 1992), Charleston, S.C. – Rogers captured a US Open main-draw wild card through her strong performance on the USTA Pro Circuit, reaching the semifinals of the $50,000 event in Portland, Ore., and winning the $50,000 event in Lexington, Ky. She works with USTA National Coach Troy Hahn.
 
Sofia Sewing (July 22, 1999), Doral, Fla. -- Sewing reached the singles final at the Copa Horizontes Amistad ITF Junior Circuit event in Cuba.
 
Jack Sock (Sept. 24, 1992), Lincoln, Neb. – Sock reached a career-high No. 84 ranking in July, winning the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 Men’s Challenger in Winnetka, Ill., then reaching the second round at both Emirates Airline US Open Series events in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. He works with USTA National Coach Craig Boynton.
 
Sloane Stephens (March 20, 1993), Coral Springs, Fla. – Stephens advanced to the singles quarterfinals at Wimbledon, the best showing by any American at Wimbledon. She works with USTA National Coach David Nainkin.
 
Katerina Stewart (July 17, 1997), Miami – Stewart reached the final of the USTA Girls’ 16s National Clay Court Championship in Virginia Beach, Va. She is coached by her father Caesar.
 
Mitch Stewart (Sept. 2, 1995), Federal Way, Wash. – Stewart reached the final of the USTA Boys’ 18s National Clay Court Championship in Delray Beach, Fla. He is coached by Jesse Walter.
 
Steven Sun, Glen Cove, N.Y. – Sun captured the USTA Boys’ 12s National Clay Court Championship singles title over Brandon Nakashima (San Diego). He is coached by Maurice Trail.
 
Jason Tahir (May 26, 1993), Rochester, N.Y. – Tahir, coming off his junior season at Duke, reached the singles final at the USTA Pro Circuit $10,000 Men’s Futures in Pittsburgh.
 
Taylor Townsend (April 16, 1996), Chicago – Townsend reached the junior singles final at Wimbledon, falling to top-seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in three sets. It was Townsend’s second appearance in the singles final of a junior Grand Slam after winning the 2012 Australian Open. She works with USTA National Coaches Jay Gooding and Juan Todero.
 
Sachia Vickery (May 11, 1995), Hollywood, Fla. – Vickery advanced to the quarterfinals of back-to-back $50,000 events, in Waterloo, Canada, and Yakima, Wash. She works with USTA National Coach Troy Hahn.
 
Shane Vinsant (Oct. 25, 1993), Keller, Texas – Vinsant reached the semifinals at the USTA Pro Circuit $10,000 Men’s Futures in Pittsburgh. He is coached by his father Dave.
 

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