September 18th, 2016

Day 2: Brother Pairs Go Deep at USTA Florida ‘Bobby Curtis’ Jr. State Doubles Tennis

Bobby Curtis Junior State Championships Youth Tennis News

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A host of upsets and some brotherly results were featured on Sunday, Day 2 at the 68th USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Doubles Championships as the majority of age divisions were drawn down to the finals.

The “Bobby Doubles” is held Sept. 17-19, 2016, at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs (18s-16s age divisions), and at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach (14s-12s divisions).

The Boys’ 18s doubles quarters was an all-unseeded affair, and the resulting all-unseeded final will see last year’s Boys’ 16s winners, twins Harry and Grey Cacciatore (Gainesville), against Daniel Gale (Boca Raton) and Antonio Mora (Coconut Grove). Mora is also into the Mixed 18s final.

Another pair of brothers, Max and Martin Damm (Bradenton), sons of former doubles Grand Slam winner Martin Damm, made it all the way to the Boy’s 16s semifinals as an unseeded pair before being edged 10-7 in the fifth set by David Burns (Fleming Island) and Daniel Labrador (Tampa). In the Boys’ 16s final, the No. 5-seeded Burns-Labrador will face the unseeded pair of Juan Bianchi (Ocoee) and David Gorshein (Longwood).

In the Girls’ 18s draw the No. 1, 2, 3 and 5 seeds went through to the quarters, and the Girls’ 16s final will see No. 6 seeds Ayshe Can (Weston) and Melanie Dlugolecki (Hallandale Beach) against the unseeded pair of Maria Rizzolo (Jupiter) and Sofia Rojas (Sarasota) after the No. 1, 2 and 4 seeds exited in the quarterfinals. Dlugolecki is also into the Mixed 16s final.

The seeds held more firmly in the lower-aged divisions, as the Top 4 seeds advanced to the Girls’ 14s doubles semis, and the Top 2 seeds to the final — top-seeded Paige Herremans (Orlando)/Daniela Porges (Plantation) vs. Anna Babayan (Bradenton)/Sophia Fornaris (Pinecrest). The 14s Jack Anthrop (Orlando) and Babayan are into both their doubles and mixed finals respectively.

The Girls’ 12s final will also feature a No. 1 vs No. 2 — top-seeded Brooke Dugarte (Miami)/Violeta Martinez (Port Saint Lucie) vs. Jessica Buck (Tampa)/Lara Smejkal (Boca Raton). Dugarte is also into the Mixed 12s final.

Here are Sunday’s Day 2 results (upsets in bold):

Boys’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Redelijk, Jordi (Windermere, FL) / Watane, Anuj (Orlando, FL) def. (2) Pham, Brian (Saint Johns, FL) / Pham, Brandon (Saint Johns, FL) 6-2; 7-5
Gale, Daniel (Boca Raton, FL) / Mora, Antonio (Coconut Grove, FL) def. (5) Mora, Nicholas (Miami Shores, FL) / Pottipati, Subhash (Boca Raton, FL) 4-6; 6-3; 10-7
Cacciatore, Harry (Gainesville, FL) / Cacciatore, Grey (Gainesville, FL) def. Grande, Carlos (Coral Gables, FL) / Martinez, Daniel (Coral Gables, FL) 6-2; 6-2
Stoyanov, Victor (Wesley Chapel, FL) / Vilys, Deividas (Naples, FL) def. Aninon, Rougel Jon (Jacksonville, FL) / Kayworth, Grant (Saint Augustine, FL) 7-6(5); 6-2

Boys’ 18 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Gale, Daniel (Boca Raton, FL) / Mora, Antonio (Coconut Grove, FL) def. Redelijk, Jordi (Windermere, FL) / Watane, Anuj (Orlando, FL) 6-1; 6-1
Cacciatore, Harry (Gainesville, FL) / Cacciatore, Grey (Gainesville, FL) def. Stoyanov, Victor (Wesley Chapel, FL) / Vilys, Deividas (Naples, FL) 6-3; 6-1

Girls’ 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Belaya, Alexandra (Melbourne, FL) / Wolfberg, Alana (Orlando, FL) def. Bianchi, Valeria (Ocoee, FL) / DiMaio, Samantha (Winter Park, FL) 6-2; 6-1
(2) Bright, Anna (Boca Raton, FL) / Edwards, Sophia (Nokomis, FL) def. Coetzee, Slade (Miami Beach, FL) / Gomez, Brianna (Miami, FL) 6-0; 6-0
(3) Moore, Kacey (Wellington, FL) / Sakar, Melissa (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) def. (7) Zieglar, Kristina (Daytona Beach, FL) / Zieglar, Lindsey (7) (Daytona Beach, FL) 6-3; 6-2
(5) Amortegui, Andrea (Pembroke Pines, FL) / Motosono, Kianah (Miami, FL) def. (4) Owensby, Margaret (Boca Raton, FL) / Ruether, Kaitlin (Rockledge, FL) 6-0; 6-1

Mixed 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Bright, Anna (Boca Raton, FL) / Kast, Jourdan (Boca Raton, FL) def. Accola, Casey (Winter Garden, FL) / Pham, Brian (Saint Johns, FL) 6-2; 7-5
(2) Mora, Antonio (Coconut Grove, FL) / Owensby, Margaret (Boca Raton, FL) def. Bowen, Annabella (Pompano Beach, FL) / Watane, Anuj (Orlando, FL) 6-0; 6-3
Redelijk, Jordi (Windermere, FL) / Redelijk, Nikki (Windermere, FL) def. (4) Lee, Jack (Coral Gables, FL) / Wolfberg, Alana (Orlando, FL) 6-4; 6-4
Boshart, Dillon (St Augustine, FL) / McLay, Cassie (Delray Beach, FL) def. LopezClay, Amaya (Boca Raton, FL) / Lyn, Roger (Pembroke Pines, FL) 6-4; 6-4

Mixed 18 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(2) Mora, Antonio (Coconut Grove, FL) / Owensby, Margaret (Boca Raton, FL) def. Boshart, Dillon (St Augustine, FL) / McLay, Cassie (Delray Beach, FL) 7-5; 6-4

Boys’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Damm, Max (Bradenton, FL) / Damm, Martin (Bradenton, FL) def. (4) McLeod, Quinn (Miami Beach, FL) / VanDyke, Austin (Saint Johns, FL) 6-4; 6-3
(5) Burns, David (Fleming Island, FL) / Labrador, Daniel (Tampa, FL) def. (1) Fung, Matthew (Miami, FL) / Wilson, Randy (Miami, FL) 6-3; 6-3
Bianchi, Juan (Ocoee, FL) / Gorshein, David (Longwood, FL) def. (6) Gold, Harrison (Aventura, FL) / Lake, Thomas (Davie, FL) 7-6(1); 7-6(5)
Clur, Eugene (Pembroke Pines, FL) / Lambros, Yovan (Jupiter, FL) def. (8) Dean, Evan (Boca Raton, FL) / Streda, Taylor (Parkland, FL) 3-6; 6-0; 10-7

Boys’ 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(5) Burns, David (Fleming Island, FL) / Labrador, Daniel (Tampa, FL) def. Damm, Max (Bradenton, FL) / Damm, Martin (Bradenton, FL) 6-4; 4-6; 10-7
Bianchi, Juan (Ocoee, FL) / Gorshein, David (Longwood, FL) def. Clur, Eugene (Pembroke Pines, FL) / Lambros, Yovan (Jupiter, FL) 3-6; 6-2; 10-8

Girls’ 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Rizzolo, Maria (Jupiter, FL) / Rojas, Sofia (Sarasota, FL) def. (1) Ordonez, Camila (Aventura, FL) / Seidlin, Dax (Ft Lauderdale, FL) 6-1; 7-5
(6) Can, Ayshe (Weston, FL) / Dlugolecki, Melanie (Hallandale Beach, FL) def. (2) Baranovski, Anna (Sunrise, FL) / Scheufler, Caraline (Gulf Breeze, FL) 6-4; 6-2
Leslie, Jaleesa (Apopka, FL) / Snells, Jamilah (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) def. (4) Leal, Madison (Parkland, FL) / Snyder, Demi (Ft Lauderdale, FL) 7-6(12); 7-5
Taylor, Danna (Casselberry, FL) / Vaughan, Kayla (Jacksonville, FL) def. Bandes, Jaela (Oldsmar, FL) / Ossa, Jordana (Miami, FL) 6-3; 6-3

Girls’ 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(6) Can, Ayshe (Weston, FL) / Dlugolecki, Melanie (Hallandale Beach, FL) def. Leslie, Jaleesa (Apopka, FL) / Snells, Jamilah (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 7-6(3); 7-6(5)
Rizzolo, Maria (Jupiter, FL) / Rojas, Sofia (Sarasota, FL) def. Taylor, Danna (Casselberry, FL) / Vaughan, Kayla (Jacksonville, FL) 7-6(5); 6-2

Mixed 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(7) Dlugolecki, Melanie (Hallandale Beach, FL) / Iriarte Bastidas, Luis (Weston, FL) def. (1) Lins, David (Boca Raton, FL) / Seidlin, Dax (Ft Lauderdale, FL) 3-6; 6-4; 10-6
(2) Gold, Harrison (Aventura, FL) / Ordonez, Camila (Aventura, FL) def. (8) Dean, Evan (Boca Raton, FL) / Varudandi, Lekha (Coral Springs, FL) 6-2; 6-2
Lake, Thomas (Davie, FL) / Leal, Madison (Parkland, FL) def. (3) Dzung, Jonathan (Parkland, FL) / Shelton, Emma (Gainesville, FL) 6-3; 4-6; 10-7
Brown, Preston (Boca Raton, FL) / Snells, Jamilah (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) def. Rizzolo, Maria (Jupiter, FL) / VanDyke, Austin (Saint Johns, FL) 6-3; 6-3

Mixed 16 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(2) Gold, Harrison (Aventura, FL) / Ordonez, Camila (Aventura, FL) def. Lake, Thomas (Davie, FL) / Leal, Madison (Parkland, FL) 7-6(2); 4-6; 10-7
(7) Dlugolecki, Melanie (Hallandale Beach, FL) / Iriarte Bastidas, Luis (Weston, FL) def. Brown, Preston (Boca Raton, FL) / Snells, Jamilah (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 7-6(9); 6-3

Boys’ 14 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Logan Zapp (Fleming Island, FL) / Benjamin Zipay (Osprey, FL) def. Solomon Giles (Pembroke Pines, FL) / Timmy Phung (Bradenton, FL) 4-6; 6-2; 10-8
(2) Dillon Blake (Miami, FL) / Eric Opaciuch (Palmetto Bay, FL) def. (8) Carter Morgan (Jacksonville, FL) / Ben Shelton (Gainesville, FL) 6-1; 4-6; 10-6
(7) Myles Decoste (Stuart, FL) / Dante Russo (Deerfield Bch, FL) def. (3) Connor Krug (Lakewood Ranch, FL) / Jake Krug (Lakewood Ranch, FL) 6-4; 6-2
(5) Jack Anthrop (Orlando, FL) / Kian Vakili (Longwood, FL) def. Nicholas Olomu (Melbourne, FL) / Colin Tavares (Titusville, FL) 6-3; 6-0

Boys’ 14 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(7) Myles Decoste (Stuart, FL) / Dante Russo (Deerfield Bch, FL) def. (1) Logan Zapp (Fleming Island, FL) / Benjamin Zipay (Osprey, FL) 6-4; 3-6; 10-8
(5) Jack Anthrop (Orlando, FL) / Kian Vakili (Longwood, FL) def. (2) Dillon Blake (Miami, FL) / Eric Opaciuch (Palmetto Bay, FL) 3-6; 6-2; 10-8

Girls’ 14 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Paige Herremans (Orlando, FL) / Daniela Porges (Plantation, FL) def. (8) Ariel Johnson (Coconut Creek, FL) / Lena Kovacevic (Boca Raton, FL) 6-1; 3-6; 10-6
(2) Anna Babayan (Bradenton, FL) / Sophia Fornaris (Pinecrest, FL) def. (7) Marissa Pennings (Clearwater, FL) / Yasemin Tuncer (Wesley Chapel, FL) 6-4; 6-1
(3) Mia Gonzalgo (Plantation, FL) / Maya Rukosuev (Altamonte Springs, FL) def. (5) Juliette Finch (Delray Beach, FL) / Nikki Yanez (Sarasota, FL) 4-6; 6-4; 13-11
(4) Kassandra Di Staulo (Weston, FL) / Amber McGinnis (Coconut Creek, FL) def. Addie Skye Breunich (Port Saint Lucie, FL) / Mary Brumfield (Stuart, FL) 6-4; 6-3

Girls’ 14 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(1) Paige Herremans (Orlando, FL) / Daniela Porges (Plantation, FL) def. (3) Mia Gonzalgo (Plantation, FL) / Maya Rukosuev (Altamonte Springs, FL) 7-6(4); 7-5
(2) Anna Babayan (Bradenton, FL) / Sophia Fornaris (Pinecrest, FL) def. (4) Kassandra Di Staulo (Weston, FL) / Amber McGinnis (Coconut Creek, FL) 6-3; 6-3

Mixed 14 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Dillon Blake (Miami, FL) / Maya Rukosuev (Altamonte Springs, FL) def. (5) Gabrielius Guzauskas (Naples, FL) / Paige Herremans (Orlando, FL) 5-7; 6-3; 10-3
(3) Jack Anthrop (Orlando, FL) / Juliette Finch (Delray Beach, FL) def. (8) Lena Kovacevic (Boca Raton, FL) / Kian Vakili (Longwood, FL) 6-3; 6-2
(4) Anna Babayan (Bradenton, FL) / Ben Shelton (Gainesville, FL) def. (6) Amber McGinnis (Coconut Creek, FL) / Dante Russo (Deerfield Bch, FL) 7-6(3); 7-6(0)
(7) Ariel Johnson (Coconut Creek, FL) / Julen Morgan (Miami, FL) def. Eric Opaciuch (Palmetto Bay, FL) / Natasha Opaciuch (Palmetto Bay, FL) 6-2; 7-5

Mixed 14 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(3) Jack Anthrop (Orlando, FL) / Juliette Finch (Delray Beach, FL) def. (1) Dillon Blake (Miami, FL) / Maya Rukosuev (Altamonte Springs, FL) 4-6; 7-6(2); 10-6
(4) Anna Babayan (Bradenton, FL) / Ben Shelton (Gainesville, FL) def. (7) Ariel Johnson (Coconut Creek, FL) / Julen Morgan (Miami, FL) 3-6; 7-6(4); 10-8

Boys’ 12 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Robert Acosta (Miami, FL) / Yannik Rahman (Miami, FL) def. Fabian Rosales (Hollywood, FL) / Peyton Williams (Weston, FL) 6-0; 6-0
(2) Yair Gritzman (Boca Raton, FL) / Quoc-Uy Vo (Bradenton, FL) def. (5) Carson Cerejo (Wellington, FL) / Pierce Garbett (Coral Gables, FL) 6-4; 6-0
(3) Connor McLeod (Bradenton, FL) / Roger Wang (St Petersburg, FL) def. (6) Mikel Anderson (Hillsboro Beach, FL) / Finn Willwerth (Jupiter, FL) 6-2; 6-1
(4) Julian Alonso (Jupiter, FL) / Corey Craig (Coconut Creek, FL) def. Matthew Hewitt (Tampa, FL) / Tanner Povey (Indian Rocks Beach, FL) 6-1; 6-2

Boys’ 12 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(3) Connor McLeod (Bradenton, FL) / Roger Wang (St Petersburg, FL) def. (1) Robert Acosta (Miami, FL) / Yannik Rahman (Miami, FL) 6-2; 7-6(3)
(4) Julian Alonso (Jupiter, FL) / Corey Craig (Coconut Creek, FL) def. (2) Yair Gritzman (Boca Raton, FL) / Quoc-Uy Vo (Bradenton, FL) 6-3; 1-6; 10-8

Girls’ 12 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Brooke Dugarte (Miami, FL) / Violeta Martinez (Port Saint Lucie, FL) def. (6) Amanda Liardo (Boca Raton, FL) / Compassion Tsai (Orlando, FL) 7-5; 6-1
(2) Jessica Buck (Tampa, FL) / Lara Smejkal (Boca Raton, FL) def. (5) Natalie Block (Plantation, FL) / Grace Levelston (Vero Beach, FL) 1-6; 6-4; 10-7
(3) Ahmani Guichard (Seminole, FL) / Morgan McCarthy (Melbourne, FL) def. (8) Alexis Nyborg (Boca Raton, FL) / Manci Pal (Riviera Beach, FL) 6-3; 6-3
(7) Nyjah Head (Miami, FL) / Lilly Pleasant (Ormond Beach, FL) def. Ava Grnja (Hollywood, FL) / Tatiana Zelenko (Pembroke Pines, FL) 6-2; 6-0

Girls’ 12 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(1) Brooke Dugarte (Miami, FL) / Violeta Martinez (Port Saint Lucie, FL) def. (3) Ahmani Guichard (Seminole, FL) / Morgan McCarthy (Melbourne, FL) 6-1; 7-5
(2) Jessica Buck (Tampa, FL) / Lara Smejkal (Boca Raton, FL) def. (7) Nyjah Head (Miami, FL) / Lilly Pleasant (Ormond Beach, FL) 6-3; 6-1

Mixed 12 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

(1) Brooke Dugarte (Miami, FL) / Yannik Rahman (Miami, FL) def. (8) Patrick Ling (Pensacola, FL) / Compassion  Tsai (Orlando, FL) 6-0; 6-2
(2) Yair Gritzman (Boca Raton, FL) / Lara Smejkal (Boca Raton, FL) def. (6) Natalie Block (Plantation, FL) / Charlie Cowan (Oviedo, FL) 6-0; 6-2
(3) Ahmani Guichard (Seminole, FL) / Roger Wang (St Petersburg, FL) def. (5) Jessica Buck (Tampa, FL) / Corey Craig (Coconut Creek, FL) 6-2; 7-5
(4) Grace Levelston (Vero Beach, FL) / Quoc-Uy Vo (Bradenton, FL) def. (7) Amanda Liardo (Boca Raton, FL) / Connor McLeod (Bradenton, FL) 6-4; 6-3

Mixed 12 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

(1) Brooke Dugarte (Miami, FL) / Yannik Rahman (Miami, FL) def. (3) Ahmani Guichard (Seminole, FL) / Roger Wang (St Petersburg, FL) 5-7; 7-6(5); 11-9
(2) Yair Gritzman (Boca Raton, FL) / Lara Smejkal (Boca Raton, FL) def. (4) Grace Levelston (Vero Beach, FL) / Quoc-Uy Vo (Bradenton, FL) 7-6(2); 6-3

Former “Bobby Curtis” State Doubles winners include current two-time NCAA champ Danielle Collins (Girls’ 18s-2010, Mixed 12s-2005), former Florida State University stars Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst (Boys’ 18s-2012), and at the pro level former WTA doubles world No. 1-ranked and Wimbledon winner Corina Morariu (Girls’ 16s-1992, Girls’ 14s-1991) and former ATP player Wayne Odesnik (Boys’ 14s-1999).

Former world No. 1s Chris Evert, Andy Roddick and Jim Courier are among the players that have raised trophies in singles at the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championships, previously known as the USTA Florida Jr. State Closed. Florida’s top event was renamed to honor the legendary Florida junior tennis organizer Bobby Curtis in 2012.

Results will be posted daily in the news section on the front of the USTA Florida website at www.ustaflorida.com.

For complete age 12s and 14s draws, results and seedings, CLICK HERE.

For complete 16s and 18s draws, results and seedings, CLICK HERE.

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