June 13th, 2017

Down to the Finals at the USTA Florida ‘Bobby Curtis’ Jr. State Tennis Chps.

Bobby Curtis Junior State Championships Youth Tennis News

Rain again disrupted play on Tuesday at the 69th USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championships, but not before the finals were set in the higher divisions at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.

Last year’s Girls’ 16s champion, Alana Wolfberg of Orlando, worked her way on to the final, setting up a championship meeting with No. 9 seed Ysabel Gonzalez Rico of Miami, who ended the run of unseeded Alexandra Yepifanova of Aventura.

Boca Raton’s Michael Heller, the 2015 Boys’ 16s champion, is into the 18s final as the No. 3 seed. On Wednesday in the final he will face top-seeded Evan Bynoe of Parkland.

Unseeded Demi Snyder of Ft. Lauderdale continued her seed-killing run in the Girls’ 16s, gaining the final after a 7-5, 6-0 upset over No. 3 Gabriela Giraldo of Boca Raton. In the final she will meet No. 10 Molly Heber of Boca Raton, who upset No. 4 Rosie Dickson of Bradenton 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-1 to reach the final.

The seedings held for the most part with some minor upsets in the boys’ and girls’ 14s-12s, played at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, which are through to the semifinals with the tops seeds alive in three of the four divisions.

Here are the Day 4 results from the 2017 “Bobby Curtis” singles (seeded upsets in bold):

Girls’ 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Alana Wolfberg (1) (Orlando, FL) def. Melissa Sakar (5) (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) 6-1; 6-4
Ysabel Gonzalez Rico (9) (Miami, FL) def. Alexandra Yepifanova (Aventura, FL) 7-5; 6-2

Boys’ 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Evan Bynoe (1) (Parkland, FL) def. Randy Wilson (14) (Miami, FL) 6-1 Retired (ill)
Michael Heller (3) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Matthew Rodriguez (2) (Highland Beach, FL) 6-4; 6-1

Girls’ 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Rosie Dickson (4) (Bradenton, FL) def. Sophia Fornaris (8) (Pinecrest, FL) 7-5; 4-6; 6-3

Girls’ 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Demi Snyder (Ft Lauderdale, FL) def. Gabriela Giraldo (3) (Boca Raton, FL) 7-5; 6-0
Molly Heber (10) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Rosie Dickson (4) (Bradenton, FL) 4-6; 7-6(3); 6-1

Boys’ 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Logan Zapp (4) (Fleming Island, FL) def. Eugene Clur (Pembroke Pines, FL) 6-3; 6-7(4); 6-3
Matthew Segura (8) (Apopka, FL) def. Nicholas Garcia (12) (Hollywood, FL) 7-6(4)); 3-6; 6-2

Girls’ 14 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
De Oliveira, Emily (1) (Bradenton, FL) def. Doyle, Makenna (11) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-2; 6-0
Chervinsky, Elaine (8) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Drobotova, Maria (3) (Deerfield Beach, FL) 6-1; 6-0
Martinez, Violeta (6) (Port Saint Lucie, FL) def. Zink, Lindsay (4) (Bradenton, FL) 6-3; 6-4
Wang, Sophia (5) (St Petersburg, FL) def. Blokhina, Alexis (10) (Plantation, FL) 7-6(6); 6-0

Boys’ 14 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Anthrop, Jack (1) (Orlando, FL) def. Shang, Juncheng (16) (Naples, FL) 5-7; 4-3 Retired (injury)
Braswell, Jonah (3) (Sarasota, FL) def. Vakili, Kian (6) (Longwood, FL) 6-2; 6-3
Gbedey, Mekhi (13) (Wellington, FL) def. Kuzuhara, Bruno (4) (Coconut Creek, FL) 6-3; 1-6; 6-1

Girls’ 12 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Ray, Valeria (2) (Doral, FL) def. Chambers, Ava (5) (Boca Raton, FL) 6-4; 7-6(6)
Levelston, Grace (3) (Vero Beach, FL) def. Pleasant, Lilly (8) (Harmony, FL) 6-1; 6-1
Block, Natalie (4) (Plantation, FL) def. Bluestein, Chelsea (11) (Naples, FL) 6-0; 6-0

Boys’ 12 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Rahman, Yannik (1) (Miami, FL) def. Palmieri, Manuel (11) (Miami Beach, FL) 6-0; 6-1
Boika, Leanid (2) (Delray Beach, FL) def. Di Staulo, Alexander (16) (Weston, FL) 6-2; 6-3
Swope, Carter (5) (Boca Raton, FL) def. Wellman, Calvin (4) (Boynton Beach, FL) 6-4; 3-0 Retired (injury)


The 69th USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championships runs from June 10-14, 2017.

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/bobbycurtis.

Review Day 1 Results

Review Day 2 Results

Review Day 3 Results