June 9th, 2015

Day 4 Results — Finals Set at the 2015 USTA Florida Jr. State Chps.

Bobby Curtis Junior State Championships

2015 Jr State Champs_In ArticleOnly two top seeds reached finals in eight age brackets at the 2015 USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Championships, setting up a slew of possible underdog winners during the Wednesday finals at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach and area sites.

Two underdogs reached the Boys’ 18s final when No. 14 seed Alexander Knight of Miami Shores, who returned to the “Bobby Curtis” from the University of Michigan where he is a freshman on the varsity team, upset No. 7 seed Pietro Rimondini of Boca Raton to reach the final. He will face No. 15 Davey Roberts of Palm Coast, who in the semifinals upset No. 3 seed Alfredo Perez of Coral Gables.

An unseeded player reached the Girls’ 18s final when Shene Disbergen of Fort Lauderdale upset No. 12 Adriana Reami of Miami in the quarterfinals, and then defeated unseeded Kate Paulus of Boca Raton in the semis. In the final she will meet No. 1 seed Mia Horvit of Palm City.

The Boys’ 16s semifinals saw two upsets as No. 5 Michael Heller of Weston moved past No. 4 Evan Bynoe of Parkland, and unseeded James Ignatowich of Wellington ousted No. 7 Antoine Sanchez of Sarasota.

Two upsets also occurred in the Girls’ 16s semifinals as No. 3 Victoria Emma of Naples topped No. 2 Alana Wolfberg of Orlando, and unseeded Whitney Osuigwe of Bradenton, last year’s Girls’ 14s runner-up, ousted No. 4 Margaret Owensby of Boca Raton.

Wednesday finals schedule in Daytona Beach:

Boys’ 18s — 8:30am
Boys’ 16s — 9:30am
Girls’ 18s — 9:30am
Girls’ 16s — 8:30am

Here are the Day 4 results (upsets in bold):

Boys’ 18 (Quarterfinal Round)

Alfredo Perez (3) (Coral Gables, FL) def. Peter Litsky (5) (St Petersburg, FL) 7-6(10); 7-6(4)
Davey Roberts (15) (Palm Coast, FL) def. Richie Torres (Key Biscayne, FL) 6-2; 6-1
Pietro Rimondini (7) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Adam Ambrozy (1) (South Pasadena, FL) 7-6(6); 6-0
Alexander Knight (14) (Miami Shores, FL) def. Kaden Funk (6) (Windermere, FL) 6-1; 6-3

Boys’ 18 (Semifinal Round)

Alexander Knight (14) (Miami Shores, FL) def. Pietro Rimondini (7) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-1; 6-3
Davey Roberts (15) (Palm Coast, FL) def. Alfredo Perez (3) (Coral Gables, FL) 3-6; 6-4; 6-1

Girls’ 18 (Quarterfinal Round)

Shene Disbergen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) def. Adriana Reami (12) (Miami, FL) 6-3; 6-3
Kate Paulus (Boca Raton, FL) def. Sarah Swiderski (16) (Wesley Chapel, FL) 6-1; 6-7(5); 7-5
Mia Horvit (1) (Palm City, FL) def. Taylor Russo (8) (Deerfield Beach, FL) 6-1; 7-6(5)
Anna Bright (9) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Erica Susi (6) (Vero Beach, FL) 3-6; 6-4; 6-3

Girls’ 18 (Semifinal Round)

Mia Horvit (1) (Palm City, FL) def. Anna Bright (9) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-2; 6-3
Shene Disbergen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) def. Kate Paulus (Boca Raton, FL) 6-4; 7-6(4)

Boys’ 16 (Quarterfinal Round)

Michael Heller (5) (Weston, FL) def. Christian Alshon (2) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-1; 6-2
Evan Bynoe (4) (Parkland, FL) def. Jan Magnus Johnson (Naples, FL) 6-3; 6-3
Antoine Sanchez (7) (Sarasota, FL) def. Noah Schachter (3) (Wesley Chapel, FL) 5-7; 6-2; 7-6(3)
James Ignatowich (Wellington, FL) def. Nicolas Ramirez (Miami, FL) 6-2; 6-0

Boys’ 16 (Semifinal Round)

Michael Heller (5) (Weston, FL) def. Evan Bynoe (4) (Parkland, FL) 6-0; 7-6(1)
James Ignatowich (Wellington, FL) def. Antoine Sanchez (7) (Sarasota, FL) 7-6(2); 6-4

Girls’ 16 (Quarterfinal Round)

Alana Wolfberg (2) (Orlando, FL) def. Camille Townsend (Coconut Creek, FL) 6-3; 6-1
Victoria Emma (3) (Naples, FL) def. Kylie Moulin (6) (Lithia, FL) 7-5; 6-1
Margaret Owensby (4) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Elli Mandlik (Bradenton, FL) 6-3; 3-6; 7-6(8)
Whitney Osuigwe (Bradenton, FL) def. Yekaterina Martens (10) (Miami, FL) 6-2; 6-1

Girls’ 16 (Semifinal Round)

Victoria Emma (3) (Naples, FL) def. Alana Wolfberg (2) (Orlando, FL) 6-3; 6-3
Whitney Osuigwe (Bradenton, FL) def. Margaret Owensby (4) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-2; 6-1

Boys’ 14 (Semifinal Round)

Breslaw, Dylan (7) (Port St Lucie, FL) def. Wilson, Randy (11) (Miami, FL) 7-5; 6-1
Zink, Tyler (1) (Lakewood Ranch, FL) def. Cacciatore, Grey (4) (Gainesville, FL) 6-2; 4-6; 6-4

Girls’ 14 (Semifinal Round)

Dickson, Rosie (6) (Bradenton, FL) def. Pate, Maggie (8) (Lithia, FL) 7-5; 6-2
Gulbransen, Nina (5) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Rencheli, Abigail (Sarasota, FL) 6-1; 6-1

Boys’ 12 (Semifinal Round)

Vakili, Kian (5) (Longwood, FL) def. Dell, Phillip (2) (Bradenton, FL) 6-1; 6-0
Nicholls, Michael (6) (Aventura, FL) def. Pereverzev, Andrew (3) (Hallandale Beach, FL) 6-4; 6-2

Girls’ 12 (Semifinal Round)

De Oliveira, Emily (6) (Bradenton, FL) def. Yanez, Nikki (2) (Sarasota, FL) 6-1; 6-3
Owensby, Charlotte (1) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Head, Nyjah (8) (Miami, FL) 6-0; 6-0

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Tennis Warehouse is an official sponsor of the 2015 USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Championships along with Raymond James, Evert Tennis Academy and Seminole County.

The USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Championships is the most competitive USTA Section junior championships in the U.S., spawning the most players of any USTA Section to go on to the professional circuit and rank No. 1 in the world. Former “Bobby Curtis” champs who have gone on to rank No. 1 in the world on the ATP and WTA rankings:

* Chris Evert (1971 Girls’ 18, 1970-69 Girls’ 16, 1968 Girls’ 14, and 1966 Girls’ 10 champion)
* Jennifer Capriati (1986 Girls’ 12 champion)
* Jim Courier (1986 Boys’ 18 champion)
* Andy Roddick (1996 Boys’ 14, 1994 Boys’ 12 champion)

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