Qualifier Hohmann, Repeat Winner Navarro
Win Adidas Easter Bowl Titles
USTA Southern California | March 31, 2019
A qualifier winning his ninth match in nine days and a repeat Adidas Easter Bowl winner highlighted the final day of action at the 52nd annual Adidas Easter Bowl on Sunday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
LSU recruit and Ron Hohmann of Oyster Bay, N.Y., became the first qualifier in Easter Bowl history to run through the entire draw and end it with a title as the 17-year-old beat No. 3-seeded Martin Damm, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, to capture the USTA Gold ball in the Boys’ ITF 18-and-under division at the USTA Spring Nationals.
Charleston, S.C., 17-year-old Emma Navarro added a second USTA Gold Ball to her vast collection as she added the singles title to the doubles she won Saturday in taking out 14-year-old No. 14 seeded Robin Montgomery of Washington D.C., 6-0, 7-6 (2), for the Girls’ ITF 18s title. ADVERTISEMENT Navarro became the eighth girls in Easter Bowl history to win the Girls’ 16s, then come back to also win the 18s.
Hohmann receives three valuable wild cards into future events, including one into this home-state US Open Juniors in September.