USTA Northern | September 28, 2017
18 & Under National Championships
Life Time Fitness Bloomington South represented Northern in both the Advanced and Intermediate DIvisions at the 18U Junior Team Tennis National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
The Advanced team, coached by Craig Swanson, was in the same flight as Eastern, Caribbean and Southern, but had to forfeit every match because they did not have the minimum number of players needed to compete in the tournament. Members of the team were Allen Gong , Cole Weitzel, Derek Davis, Erik Beckers, Evann Welty, Harrison Tuttle, Henry Smith, Isabella Lambert, Jake Swanson, Katie Mulvey, Lexi Lehman, Luke Haddorff, Nisal Liyanage, Savanna Crowell and Yelena Hallman.
Coached by Spencer Jones, the Intermediate team finished third in its flight with 135 total games won. ADVERTISEMENT Southern California won the flight with 139 total games won, followed by Pacific Northwest at 138 games, Northern and New England at 131 games. Northern then advanced to the 9th-12th place bracket where it won its first match against Missouri Valley 48-37, but then the rains came and the tournament was never completed. Members of the team included Allison Agerland, Benjamin Anderson, Benjamin Schriner, Brendon Sebring, Duncan Hohenstein, Isabella Lynch, Jack Puyang, Jessica Ip, Kyle Scislow, Lexi Bauman, Luke Wyly, Maggie Buechler, Nicolette Keller and Rachel Saxen
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14 & Under National Championships
Life Time Fitness Fridley finished fifth in the Advanced tournament and Burnsville 14th place in the Intermediate bracket at the 2017 JTT 14U National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Fridley opened the 14U advanced tournament by finishing second in its round-robin flight with 148 total games won. Southern California was first with 167, followed by Northern, Northern California (82) and Southern (63). Fridley then defeated Texas 52-46 to earn a spot in the fifth-place match. Fridley defeated Caribbean in that match 54-40. Members of the Fridley team include Aili Hietala, Amanda Diao, Bjorn Swenson, Grace Kalan, Johnny Yue, Matthew Fullerton, Rohan Harle, Sujit Chepuri, Zoe Adkins and coach Brian McCoy.
Burnsville was fourth in its flight during round-robin play with 87 total games won. Texas was first with 157 games, followed by Middle States at 146 and Hawaii Pacific with 113. Burnsville then defeated Missouri Valley 52-33 before falling to Pacific Northwest 45-36 for 14th place. Members of the Burnsville team are Aaron Beduhn, Addie Bowlby, Aidan Suarez, Brooke Haddorff, Collin Beduhn, Hannah Lake, Henry McCormick, Josh Robb, Mara McMahon, Samantha Bowlby, Tyler Haddorff and coach Ryan Haddorff.