April 11th, 2018

5th Miami Junior Cup Crowns Orange, Green Ball Tennis Champions

Youth Tennis News

Approximately 80 children competed in orange- and green-ball divisions during the 5th Miami Junior Cup @ the Miami Open, which saw tennis juniors competing at the Tamiami Tennis Center, with quarterfinal action and beyond contested alongside the pros at the Miami Open, March 29-April 1, 2018.

“The final was on the Stadium Court in Crandon Park right before the men’s final of the Miami Open,” said USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Cathy Nordlund. “We look forward to continuing this tradition next year when the tournament moves to Miami Gardens and the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium.

“I heard many of our spectators express they astonishment at the abilities of our young players. Having the children using the appropriate court size, racquet size and balls enables them to have fun and learn great technique and this young age.”

From left: USTA Florida volunteer Kara Borromeo and staff member Cathy Nordlund, Miami Open Tournament Director James Blake, Miami Junior Cup Tournament Directors Mark Chellas and Kane Olsen

Division results:

Orange Ball Division co-ed
Sebastian Constandache d. Martina Roversi
Consolation Winner: Santiago Majoros

Green Ball Boys 12-under
Dylan Jaen d. Andrew Hertfelder
Consolation Winner: Keyaan  Alladina

Green Ball Girls 12-under
Maria De la O d. Anita Tu
Consolation Winner: Jazel Mongones

The Miami Junior Cup is a partnership of the Miami Dade County Parks and Rec. “Youth Sports Championship Series,” USTA Florida and the Miami Open presented by Itau.

“The Miami Junior Tennis Cup provides kids who love tennis with an extra incentive to compete and play their very best,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Thanks to Miami-Dade Parks’ long-standing partnership with USTA Florida, youth tennis is flourishing in our community. Through a sport like tennis, kids have fun staying active, improve their self-esteem and important life skills, such as good sportsmanship, fair play and respect for one another.”

For additional tournament results or more tournament information go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=217480.