William Cooksey, Sydni Ratliff win
USTA Indoor titles
Esteban Camino | December 4, 2019
Sixteen-year-olds William Cooksey, of Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., and Sydni Ratliff, of Gahanna, Ohio, each won USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Indoor Championships singles titles this past weekend. It was a first USTA National Championship title for both.
Cooksey took home the boys’ 18s singles title after 17-year-old Marcus McDaniel of Vacaville, Calif., withdrew with an illness. McDaniel wrapped up the boys’ doubles title the day before at the Overland Park Racquet Club in Overland Park, Kan.
Ratliff (pictured above) defeated Clarkston, Mich., native Julia Fliegner, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, to win the Girls’ 18s singles title at the Indianapolis Racquet Club in Indianapolis.
At The Longfellow Tennis and Fitness Club in Wayland, Mass., No. 7 seed Michael Zheng, of Montville, N.J., overtook Walker Oberg, of Weston, Mass., 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, to claim the boys’ 16s singles title.
Liv Hovde of McKinney, Texas, was the only player to sweep the singles and doubles titles, doing so at the USTA Girls’ 16s National Indoor Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.
In addition to McDaniel and Hovde, Cole Stelse and Ashley Matz were the other players to win a title after featuring in both the singles and doubles finals of their respective age divisions. Stelse, of Scottsdale, Ariz., attained the Boys’ 14s singles title and was a finalist in doubles. Matz, of Brookfield, Wis., achieved the same feat in Manchester, Mass., at the girls’ 12s championships.
Complete results of the USTA National Championships can be found below. The complete draws are available at the USTA National Indoor Championships page on TennisLink.
USTA Boys’ 18s National Indoor Championships
Overland Park Racquet Club; Overland Park, Kansas
Singles: William Cooksey (Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.) d. Marcus McDaniel (Vacaville, Calif.), Walkover
Doubles: Keshav Chopra (Marietta, Ga.) / Marcus McDaniel (Vacaville, Calif.) d. (9) Michael Andre (Las Vegas, Nev.) / Blake Kasday (Las Vegas, Nev.), 8-5
USTA Girls’ 18s National Indoor Championships
Indianapolis Racquet Club; Indianapolis, Ind.
Singles: Sydni Ratliff (Gahanna, Ohio) d. (7) Julia Fliegner (Clarkston, Mich.), 7-5, 4-6, 7-5
Doubles: (1) Carly Briggs (Calhoun, Ga.) / AnnMarie Hiser (Acworth, Ga.) d. Elizabeth Fahrmeier (Cincinnati, Ohio) / Kathryn Treiber (Hinsdale, Ill.), 8-5
USTA Boys’ 16s National Indoor Championships
The Longfellow Tennis and Fitness Club; Wayland, Massachusetts
Singles: (7) Michael Zheng (Montville, N.J.) d. (11) Walker Oberg (Weston, Mass.), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Doubles: (8) Sujit Chepuri (Minneapolis, Minn.) / Bjorn Swenson (North Oaks, Minn.) d. Nicholas Heng (Madison, Ala.) / Omar Oudeh (Tulsa, Olka.), 8-6
USTA Girls’ 16s National Indoor Championships
University of Minnesota Baseline Tennis Center; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Singles: (2) Liv Hovde (McKinney, Texas) d. (8) Kiley Rabjohns (Lake Forest, Ill.), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Doubles: Liv Hovde (McKinney, Texas) / Aubrey Nisbet (Wilmington, Del.) d. (8) Whitley Pate (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) / Liza Tankimovich (Granada Hills, Calif.), 8-7(2)
USTA Boys’ 14s National Indoor Championships
Midtown Athletic Club; Chicago, Illinois
Singles: (15) Cole Stelse (Scottsdale, Ariz.) d. (12) Nicholas Herdoiza (West Bloomfield, Mich.), 6-0, 6-1
Doubles: (2) Dylan Charlap (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) / Dylan Tsoi (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) d. (6) Cole Stelse (Scottsdale, Ariz.) / Adam Sun (Glendale, Ariz), 9-7
USTA Girls’ 14s National Indoor Championships
Twos Athletic Club; Toledo, Ohio
Singles: (1) Maya Joint (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) d. (9) Valeria Ray (Doral, Fla.), 6-4, 6-2
Doubles: (3) Emma Roeck (Novi, Mich.) / Zehra Suko (Kirkland, Wash.) d. Kavya Karra (West Windsor, N.J.) / Madeleine Rexroat (Milton, Ga.) , 8-7
USTA Boys’ 12s National Indoor Championships
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; Flushing, New York
Singles: (9) Ronit Karki (East Brunswick, N.J.) d. (2) Roman Sancilio (Henrico, Va.), 6-1, 6-3
Doubles: (1) Mark Krupkin (Millburn, N.J.) / Oliver Narbut (Chapel Hill, N.C.) d. (2) Jagger Leach (Laguna Beach, Calif.) / Roman Sancilio (Henrico, Va.), 8-3
USTA Girls’ 12s National Indoor Championships
Manchester Athletic Club; Manchester, Massachusetts
Singles: (9) Ashley Matz (Brookfield, Wis.) d. (1) Mia Yamakita (Johns Creek, Ga.), 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: (1) Nina Costalas (Malvern, Pa.) / Helena Lynn (Bethlehem, Pa.) d. Kavitha Gowda (Rochester Hills, Mich.) / Ashley Matz (Brookfield, Wis.), 8-4