Talent Spotlight

October Honor Roll

November 26, 2012 02:49 PM
Jack Sock Sock captured the singles title at the $100,000 Challenger in Tiburon, Calif.
Brooke Austin (Feb. 12, 1996), Indianapolis – Austin took home the title at the inaugural USTA Collegiate Invitational in Portland, Ore., going 6-0 against college players to win a wild card entry into a USTA Pro Circuit event. She is coached by Jeff Smith.
 
Sekou Bangoura Jr. (Nov. 18, 1991), Bradenton, Fla. -- Bangoura was a finalist at the USTA Pro Circuit $10,000 Futures event in Pensacola, Fla. He is coached by his father Sekou, Sr.
 
William Blumberg (Jan. 26, 1998), Greenwich, Conn. – Blumberg captured the singles title at the USTA Atlanta ITF junior event, taking down Nathan Ponwith in the final. He works with USTA National Coaches Jay Devashetty and Jorge Todero.
 
A.J. Catanzariti (Aug. 21, 1995), Pittsburgh, Pa. – Catanzariti won the singles title at the USTA Wichita Falls ITF junior tournament, getting past fellow American Frances Tiafoe in the final.
 
Mary Catherine Haffey (Nov. 4, 1997), Naples, Fla. – Haffey advanced to the girls’ singles final of the USTA Wichita Falls ITF junior tournament, falling to champion Dasha Ivanova.
 
Dasha Ivanova (Oct. 11, 1996), Beaverton, Ore. – Ivanova swept the girls’ singles and doubles titles at the USTA Wichita Falls ITF junior tournament, defeating American Mary Catherine Haffey in the singles final and winning the doubles championship with Maddie Pothoff. She is coached by Lawrence Carpio.
 
Kourtney Keegan (Sept. 7, 1994), Roswell, Ga. – Keegan advanced to the title match of the USTA Atlanta ITF junior tournament, falling to Katerina Stewart in the final. She is coached by Will Wright.
 
Madison Keys (Feb. 17, 1995), Rock Island, Ill. – Keys opened professional play in October by winning the $50,000 women’s event in Saguenay, Canada, defeating Eugenie Bouchard in the final. She then reached the semifinals of the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 event in New Braunfels, Texas, losing to Melanie Oudin. She is coached by USTA National Coach Juan Todero.
 
Daniel Kosakowski (Feb. 21, 1992), Huntington Park, Calif. – Kosakowski reached the semifinals of the USTA Pro Circuit $100,000 Challenger in Sacramento, defeating No. 1 seed Benjamin Becker in the first round, before losing to Mischa Zverev. He is coached by Taylor Dent.
 
Mitchell Krueger (Jan. 12, 1994), Fort Worth, Texas – Krueger advanced to the semifinals of the USTA Pro Circuit $10,000 Futures in Birmingham, Ala. He works with Dave Licker and USTA National Coach Stanford Boster.
 
Denis Kudla (Aug. 17, 1992), Arlington, Va. – Kuznetsov won the singles title at the USTA Pro Circuit $75,000 Challenger in Charlottesville, Va., topping fellow American Alex Kuznetsov in the final. He works with Frank Salazar and USTA National Coach Stanford Boster.
 
Grace Min (May 6, 1994), Lawrenceville, Ga. – Min reached the semifinals of two USTA Pro Circuit $25,000 women’s events, in Rock Hill, S.C., then the next week in Florence, S.C. She is coached by USTA National Coach Troy Hahn.
 
Bianca Moldovan (Aug. 4, 1996), Livonia, Mich. – Moldovan won the singles title at the U18 ITF Canadian World Ranking Event in Burlington, Ontario. She is coached by Phil Eagleson.
 
Nathan Ponwith (April 20, 1998), Scottsdale, Ariz. – Ponwith advanced to the title match of the USTA Atlanta ITF junior event, falling to champion William Blumberg. He is coached by Lou Belkin.
 
Noah Rubin (Feb. 21, 1996), Rockville Centre, N.Y. – Rubin had success in both junior and professional events this month. He won the singles crown at the Pan American ITF Championships in Tulsa, then advanced to the semifinals of the USTA Pro Circuit $10,000 Futures in Pensacola, Fla. He is coached by Lawrence Kleger.
 
Jack Sock (Sept. 24, 1992), Lincoln, Neb. – Sock captured the title at the USTA Pro Circuit $100,000 Challenger in Tiburon, Calif., defeating Mischa Zverev in the final. He is coached by Joakim Nystrom.
 
Katerina Stewart (July 17, 1997), Miami – Stewart won the girls’ singles title at the USTA Atlanta ITF junior tournament, defeating Kourtney Keegan in the title match. She is coached by her father Ceaser.
 
Frances Tiafoe (Jan. 20, 1998), College Park, Md. – Tiafoe advanced to the final of the USTA Wichita Falls ITF junior event, where he lost to fellow American A.J. Catanzariti in the title match. He is coached by Misha Kuznetsov.
 
Taylor Townsend (Apr. 16, 1996), Boca Raton, Fl. - Townsend had a quarterfinal showing at the USTA Pro Circuit $25,000 women’s event in Florence, S.C. She works with USTA National Coach Kathy Rinaldi.
 
Sachia Vickery (May 11, 1995), Hollywood, Fl. - Vickery had a quarterfinal showing at a women’s $50,000 pro event in Canada.
 

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