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Day 3 Results: Into the Quarters at the 2018 USTA Florida ‘Bobby Curtis’ Jr. State Tennis Championships


Save for one match uncompleted due to rain, the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championships advanced to the quarterfinal round on Monday, Day 3, where the seeded hierarchy was upended in a number of the age 18-12 divisions at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

In both the girls’ 14s and 12s divisions, three of the Top 8 seeds were shown the door by unseeded or lower-seeded players. No. 11 seed Natalie Outcalt (Ponte Vedra Beach) outlasted No. 2 Caroline Nicholls (Aventura) in the biggest upset of the day in the hot and humid 90-degree conditions 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the girls’ 12s. In the girls’ 14s, unseeded Lexington Reed (Orlando) did likewise to No. 3 seed Grace Levelston (Vero Beach) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Last year Demi Snyder (Ft. Lauderdale) won the girls’ 16s as an unseeded player. On Monday Snyder, the No. 6 seed in the girls’ 18s, was upset 6-1, 6-1 by unseeded Emma Heiderscheit of Bonita Springs. Last year’s boys’ 16s champion, Logan Zapp of Fleming Island, moved into the boys’ 18s quarterfinals as the No. 5 seed, advancing when his opponent and No. 12 seed Daniel Krulig (Coral Gables) retired with injury trailing 6-3, 4-6, 2-0.

Orlando’s Alana Wolfberg, last year’s girls’ 18s champion going for a third straight “Bobby Curtis” title after winning the 16s in 2016, fought her way into the quarterfinals via a 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-3 victory over No. 13-seeded Sofia Rojas of Sarasota.

The top seeds in the boys’ 12s were undeterred by neither the heat nor the competition on Monday as all eight advanced into the quarterfinals, dropping only one set between them.

Here are the full Day 3 results from the 2018 Bobby Curtis singles (seeded upsets in bold):

Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)

Alana Wolfberg (1) (Orlando, FL) def. Sofia Rojas (13) (Sarasota, FL) 6-4; 6-7(7); 6-3
Jaleesa Leslie (2) (Apopka, FL) def. Lauren Dunlap (15) (Lithia, FL) 7-5; 6-2
Sophia Edwards (3) (Nokomis, FL) def. Karly Friedland (11) (Hollywood, FL) 6-3; 7-5
Jordana Ossa (12) (Miami, FL) def. Ayshe Can (4) (Weston, FL) 7-5; 6-3
Emma Heiderscheit (Bonita Springs, FL) def. Demi Snyder (6) (Ft Lauderdale, FL) 6-1; 6-1
Stephanie Sanchez (8) (Hollywood, FL) def. Maggie Pate (Lithia, FL) 6-7(4); 6-1; 6-1
Emma Shelton (9) (Gainesville, FL) def. Alara Hollyfield (Tampa, FL) 6-4; 6-4
Alexis Blokhina (Plantation, FL) def. Sophia Fornaris (Pinecrest, FL) 6-0; 6-3

Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 16)

John Bernard (1) (Bonita Springs, FL) def. Alex Guzhva (14) (Ormond Beach, FL) 6-2; 4-6; 6-3
Anuj Watane (2) (Orlando, FL) def. Theo Winegar (11) (Sarasota, FL) 6-3; 7-5
David Lins (3) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Daniel Gale (13) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-4; 6-4
Logan Zapp (5) (Fleming Island, FL) def. Daniel Krulig (12) (Coral Gables, FL) 6-3; 4-6; 2-0 Ret. (injury)
Matthew Segura (6) (Apopka, FL) def. Antonio Mora (9) (Coconut Grove, FL) 7-6(2); 6-0
Keaton Allwardt (16) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Micah Braswell (7) (Sarasota, FL) 6-4; 2-6; 6-4
Carlos Grande (Coral Gables, FL) def.
Dillon Blake (15) (Miami, FL) 3-6; 6-3; 6-1
Randy Wilson (Miami, FL) def. Patrick Sebastian (Delray Beach, FL) 7-5; 6-4

Girls’ 16 Singles (Round of 16)

Elaine Chervinsky (1) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Cooper Jackson (Tampa, FL) 6-2; 6-0
Anastasia Sysoeva (2) (Bradenton, FL) def. Nathalie van der Reis (Pinecrest, FL) 6-0; 6-2
Violeta Martinez (3) (Port Saint Lucie, FL) def. Emma Fernald (Saint Petersburg, FL) 6-0; 6-2
Hope Moulin (15) (Lithia, FL) def. Ellie Schoppe (4) (Stuart, FL) 6-2; 1-0 Ret. (injury)
DJ Bennett (6) (Belleview, FL) def. Mia Gonzalgo (Plantation, FL) 6-1; 6-0
Juliette Finch (7) (Delray Beach, FL) def. Anna Babayan (10) (Bradenton, FL) 6-0; 1-0 Ret. (injury)
Maria Drobotova (8) (Deerfield Beach, FL) def. Rachel Rubenzahl (14) (Parkland, FL) 6-7(1); 6-3; 7-5
Kassandra Di Staulo (Weston, FL) def. Nadia Pegram (16) (Naples, FL) 7-6(3); 6-2

Boys’ 16 Singles (Round of 16)

Jameson Corsillo (1) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Sami Ozzor (12) (Daytona Beach, FL) 4-6; 6-1; 6-4
Emilio Van Cotthem (2) (Fort Pierce, FL) def. Karim Rahman (Miami, FL) 6-1; 6-1
Ben Shelton (3) (Gainesville, FL) def. Carter Morgan (9) (Jacksonville, FL) 6-3; 3-6; 6-3
Jacob Lowen (4) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Andy Mackler (15) (Lake Mary, FL) 6-4; 6-4
Adam Duan (7) (Davie, FL) def. Renzo Fassioli (Miami, FL) 6-3; 6-3
Kian Vakili (10) (Longwood, FL) def. Thomas Navarro (8) (Bradenton, FL) 6-4; 6-3
Dante Russo (Deerfield Bch, FL) def. Zaid Abuhamda (11) (Ft Lauderdale, FL) 7-5; 6-4
Julen Morgan (Miami, FL) def. Gabriel Diaz (Rockledge, FL) 3-6; 6-4; 6-0

Girls’ 14 Singles (Round of 16)

Natalie Block (1) (Plantation, FL) def. Alyssa Perdomo (15) (Delray Beach, FL) 6-2; 6-4
Nikki Yanez (2) (Sarasota, FL) def. Lily Dounchis (11) (Naples, FL) 6-1; 6-4
Lexington Reed (Orlando, FL) def. Grace Levelston (3) (Vero Beach, FL) 7-5; 3-6; 6-2
Gabriela Smashey (12) (Cooper City, FL) def. Valeria Ray (4) (Doral, FL) 7-5; 6-1
Blanka DeMicheli (Boca Raton, FL) def. Isabel Pacheco (5) (Weston, FL) 6-2; 1-0 Ret.
Jasmin Makela (6) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Cameron Didion (Orlando, FL) 6-2; 6-2
Ava Krug (7) (Lakewood Ranch, FL) def. Morgan McCarthy (16) (Melbourne, FL) 6-3; 6-1
Mia Slama (8) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Sage Loudon (9) (Delray Beach, FL) 7-5; 6-4

Boys’ 14 Singles (Round of 16)

Solomon Giles (1) (Pembroke Pines, FL) def. Filip Cebic (10) (Tampa, FL) 6-4; 6-7(3); 6-2
Yannik Rahman (2) (Miami, FL) def. Corey Craig (16) (Coconut Creek, FL) 6-1; 6-2
Peter Anastasakis (4) (Bradenton, FL) def. Dylan Chang (12) (Miami, FL) 6-2; 6-2
Santiago Cardenas (5) (Tampa, FL) def. Max Lindstrom (11) (Satellite Beach, FL) 6-1; 6-1
Andres Escalona (14) (Weston, FL) def. Leanid Boika (6) (Delray Beach, FL) 6-3; 1-6; 6-2
Phillip Dell (7) (Bradenton, FL) def. Yair Gritzman (9) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-3; 6-2
Martin Mesia (13) (Weston, FL) def. Samuel Frizelle (8) (Lutz, FL) 6-3; 6-4
Jonathan Irwanto (Miami Shores, FL) def. Connor McLeod (15) (Bradenton, FL) 6-4; 4-6; 7-6(4)

Girls’ 12 Singles (Round of 16)

Sophie Llewellyn (1) (Tarpon Springs, FL) def. Julia Lares (15) (Sunny Isles Beach, FL) 6-1; 6-3
Natalie Outcalt (11) (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) def. Caroline Nicholls (2) (Aventura, FL) 6-4; 4-6; 6-3
Susana Souhrada (3) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Sasha Kilgour (14) (Miami, FL) 6-1; 6-4
Mary Boyce Deatherage (5) (Maitland, FL) def. Selena Bird (12) (Miramar, FL) 3-6; 7-5; 6-2
Jordan Fenton (13) (Biscayne Park, FL) def. Catherine Goldman (4) (Pembroke Pines, FL) 7-5; 6-4
Victoria Osuigwe (8) (Bradenton, FL) def. Emma Tews (16) (Palmetto Bay, FL) 4-6; 7-6(5); 6-2
Sofya Vinogradova (9) (Miami Beach, FL) def. Aida Oviedo (7) (Port Saint Lucie, FL) 4-6; 6-1; 6-3

Boys’ 12 Singles (Round of 16)

Andrew Salu (1) (Sarasota, FL) def. Aldiyar Abzhan (Davie, FL) 6-1; 6-1
Nathan Blokhin (2) (Plantation, FL) def. Quentin Gabler (15) (Miramar, FL) 6-4; 7-5
Tanner Povey (3) (Indian Rocks Beach, FL) def. Ezequiel de la Plaza (Hallandale Beach, FL) 6-0; 6-1
Yubel Ubri (4) (Miami Beach, FL) def. Gabriel Piqueras (14) (Wellington, FL) 6-1; 6-0
Tristan Stringer (5) (Orlando, FL) def. Alexander Di Staulo (9) (Weston, FL) 6-1; 6-4
Santiago Padilla Cote (6) (Plantation, FL) def. Ian Perl (16) (Aventura, FL) 7-6(4); 6-2
Oumar Diallo (7) (Miramar, FL) def. Benjamin Willwerth (12) (Jupiter, FL) 6-3; 6-1
Abhishek Thorat (8) (Lithia, FL) def. Nicholas Reeves (11) (Boca Raton, FL) 4-6; 6-0; 6-4

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The 70th USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championships runs from June 9-13, 2018.

In 2012 the tournament was renamed the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Championships in honor of legendary Florida junior tennis organizer Bobby Curtis.

Results will be posted daily in the news section at www.ustaflorida.com.

For more info, including links to draws and entry lists, go to www.ustaflorida.com/bobbycurtis2018.

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