Caribbean / U.S. Virgin Islands

The 2019 Junior Tournaments Begin

January 21, 2019

On January 11, the rising stars of tennis from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, began their race to the top position in the rankings  with the celebration of the Junior Open # 1 at the Centro de Tenis Honda in Puerto Rico.


More than 180 players of the of 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U categories faced each other in the tournament, that lasted two weekends, competing in singles and doubles.


The 12U and 16U players started the competition.  Marcos Vázquez and Mila Martínez triumphed, as well as Alex Aguiar and Amanda Díaz, in their categories, playing singles.


During the second weekend, it was the turn for the 14U and 18U players, with Andrea Pérez and Nicholas Snyder, along with Amanda Díaz and Gabriel Cestero ending as champions in their respective divisions.


This advanced tournament is the first of six that are held during the year with the purpose of promoting the development of youth tennis in our section and to give young players the opportunity to accumulate ranking points.


Here are the champions by categories:



12U    Mila Martínez  & Marcos Vázquez 

14U    Andrea Pérez Díaz & Nicholas Snyder 

16U    Amanda Díaz & Alex Aguiar 

18U    Amanda Díaz & Gabriel Cestero 



12U    Leiah Arroyo - Nadja Noriega | Ricardo López -Marcos Vázquez

14U    Andrea Pérez Díaz - Claudia Pérez-García | Nicholas Snyder - Marcos Vázquez

16U    Amanda Díaz - Daniella O’neill | Héctor Díaz - Damián Rivera

18U    Yadalis Rodríguez - Amanda Suárez | Gabriel Cestero - Héctor Díaz



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