Developing the Future Stars
September 30, 2019
Junior Open # 3
During the months of August and September, the Centro de Tenis Honda in Bayamón held the 3rd Junior Open, an event for advanced juniors players divided into the categories 12, 14, 16 and 18 years and under.
Among the four categories, are a total of 182 junior players from the Caribbean section, who sought to be crowned champion of the tournament. The heavy rains complicated the finals of some categories, especially in the doubles.
In the category of 12 years & under, we recognize Diego Woollis who beat Alejandro Américo Rodríguez 1-6; 6-4; 7-6 (7), in a great exhibition by both players, which extends to the maximum of 3 sets. The 12 & under girls final could not be possible due to the heavy rain, leaving Lauren Ariza and Siena Schintler as finalists, respectively defeating their opponents Mardi Roques and Maria Castro.ADVERTISEMENT
In the 14 & under final, the juniors Andrea Pérez Díaz and Alec Martínez maintain their dominance, winning the championship. In the girl’s branch, Pérez-Díaz won 6-4; 6-0 to Ana López, while Martínez on the other hand, in the boy's branch beat Marcos Vázquez 6-2; 6-2.
The finals in the 16 & under category were interrupted by the rain. In the girl's category, the first 2 seeds of the tournament, Daniella O'Neill and Amando Díaz, were finalists, while in the boy's category the finalists were Sergio Dilan and Nicolás Álvarez.
Finally, in the 18 & under category, Jean Marrero dominated Nicolas Álvarez 6-2; 6-4 while Amanda Díaz did the same, beating Valeria González Mesa with a score of 7-5; 6-1.
Here are the complete results of Junior Open # 3:
Boys' 12 Singles
(1) Diego Woollis d. Alejandro Americo Rodríguez 1-6; 6-4; 7-6(7)
Girls' 12 Singles
SF Lauren Ariza d. (2) MARDI ROQUES 6-3; 6-2
SF (1) Siena Schintler d. Maria Castro 6-1; 6-0
Boys' 14 Singles
(1) Alec Martínez d. (2) Marcos Vázquez 6-2; 6-2
Girls' 14 Singles
(2) Andrea Pérez Díaz d. (3) Ana López 6-4; 6-0.
Boys' 16 Singles
SF (2) Sergio Dilan d. (4) Ivan Vázquez 6-4; 6-3
SF (3) Nicolas Alvarez d. (1) Jorge Quintana 6-0; 6-0
Girls' 16 Singles
SF (2) Amanda Díaz d. Andrea Pérez Díaz 6-1; 7-6(4)
SF (1) Daniella O'Neill d. (4) Yadalis Rodríguez 6-4; 7-5
Boys' 18 Singles
(1) Jean Marrero d. Nicolas Álvarez 6-2; 6-4
Girls' 18 Singles
(3) Amanda Díaz d. (4) Valeria González-Mesa 7-5; 6-1
The next Junior Open will be on October 18 to 20 in Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico. For more information visit this link.
Torrimar Mini Tennis
The Mini Tennis Torrimar at Guaynabo, Puerto Rico is well known for the great tournament held every year, and in this edition, it wasn't the exception. On September 28 we celebrate this activity dedicated for kids of the 8, 10 and 12 years & under categories. The tournament organized by Pedro Ochoa and Lewis Bachetti counted with approximately 140 players who, in addition to tennis, enjoyed bouncy castles, popcorn machines, and other fun activities.
Mini Tennis tournaments focus on youth learning the correct skills of the game, in a relaxed environment, using transitional balls, rackets, and adapted courts.
The participating categories were:
8 and under - Red Ball
10 and under - Orange Ball
12 and under - Green Dot Ball
The Little Tennis Kids Open will be the fifth and final stop of the Mini Tennis Tour to be held from November 8 to 10 at Crissy González Park in Guaynabo, PR. For more information please call 787-630-7057 or 787-585-0504 with Camille Rodríguez or visit this link.