2021 Texas Slam Champions
Dallas' Landon Ardila won the Boys 18s singles and doubles championships while Houston's Sofia Mazzucato won the Girls 18s title at The Texas Slam held in Georgetown from June 19-26.
"Honestly, when I saw the players in the draw, I was a little scared," said Ardila. "I knew we could take doubles because we were the 1 seed, but singles I knew it would be more of a challenge. I did not think I would take both of them. It feels great."
After winning the doubles final on Wednesday with his partner Grant Lothringer of The Woodlands, the duo had to face off against one another in the singles finals.
"It's crazy that we both went undefeated and one of us had to lose," Ardila said. "It was a nice experience to play doubles with him then and play him in the finals."
For Mazzucato, it was a rode that took some three-set thrillers and tiebreaks early on, but finished with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Reya Coe of Plano. After coming up short in the final of the last Texas Slam in Girls 14s, Mazzucato was finally able to lift The Texas Slam trophy.
"This was my first time playing Girls 18s," Mazzucato said. "Two years ago, I got to the final [of Girls 14s] and lost, so I wanted to win this year really badly. I was really motivated to win this match quickly in the fewest amount of games."
Ardila, Elliott Awomoyi (Cypress) and Laila Nguyen (Houston) were the only players to win in both singles and doubles.
A full list of the results can be found at PlayTennis.com.
More information can be found at TheTXSlam.com.
Boys 18s Singles: Landon Ardila def. Grant Lothringer 6-1, 6-1
Boys 16s Singles: Noey Do def. Mahir Khurana 6-1, 6-1
Boys 14s Singles: Jackson Hinderberger def. James Quattro 6-0, 6-1
Boys 12s Singles: Elliott Awomoyi def. Miguel Rooney 6-4, 6-3
Girls 18s Singles: Sofia Mazzucato def. Reya Coe 6-3, 6-0
Girls 16s Singles: Eva Oxford def. Victoria Zhao 6-4, 7-6 (7)
Girls 14s Singles: Laila Nguyen def. Daria Budko 6-2, 6-4
Girls 12s Singles: Chukwumelije Clarke def. Marta Pacuraru 7-6 (4), 6-2
Boys 18s Doubles: Lothringer/Ardila def. Brown/Konakanchi 7-5, 2-6 [10-7]
Boys 16s Doubles: Singh/Barot def. Chunduru/Chunduru 7-6 (2), 4-6 [11-9]
Boys 14s Doubles: Hewitt/Sifuentes def. Scarborough/Cotton 6-1, 6-0
Boys 12s Doubles: Awomoyi/Xu def. Rooney/Singh 6-0, 7-5
Girls 18s Doubles: Opaciuch/Santos def. Platt/Boyer 6-4, 6-4
Girls 16s Doubles: Shen/Jackson def. Moody/Monti 6-4, 7-5
Girls 14s Doubles: Lombardi/Nguyen def. Montoya/Kovachev 4-6, 6-4 [10-4]
Girls 12s Doubles: Xu/Nolan def. Burrows/Pacuraru 3-6, 7-5 [10-6]
- Boys 18s Singles Champion Landon Ardila
- Girls 18s Singles Champion Sofia Mazzucato
- Boys 16s Singles Champion Noey Do
- Girls 16s Singles Champion Eva Oxford
- Boys 14s Singles Champion Jackson Hinderberger
- Girls 14s Singles Champion Laila Nguyen
- Boys 12s Singles Champion Elliott Awomoyi
- Girls 12s Singles Champion Chukwumelije Clarke
- Boys 18s Doubles Champions Lothringer, G / Ardila, L
- Boys 16s Doubles Champions Singh, A / Barot, M
- Boys 14s Doubles Champions Hewitt, J / Sifuentes
- Boys 12s Doubles Champions Awomoyi, E / Xu, A
- Girls 18s Doubles Champions Opaciuch, N / Santos, H
- Girls 16s Doubles Champions Shen, C / Jackson, J
- Girls 14s Doubles Champions Lombardi, J / Nguyen, L
- Girls 12s Doubles Champions Xu, A / Nolan, L