June 5th, 2017
Florida 14-year-olds Owensby, Yepifanova Win Pro Circuit Wildcards at USTA Player Development Camp
Boca Raton 14-year-old Charlotte Owensby and Aventura 14-year-old Alexandra Yepifanova earned USTA Pro Circuit wild cards by winning an invitational tournament for girls born in 2003, hosted by USTA Professional Development at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
The camp and playoff-style tournament featured 16 of the top junior girls in the country, with the winners earning wildcards at $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit events in the fall.
Yepifanova, the No. 11-ranked 14-year-old in the country, in the final upset the No. 3-ranked Owensby 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Both receive USTA Pro Circuit wild cards for their effort, as did Michigan’s Ellie Coleman who finished third.
The 14-year-old Yepifanova will starting this weekend compete in the Girls’ 18s division at the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championships at the USTA National Campus is Orlando.
“It’s a lot of pressure knowing that these girls are really good, too, and that the USTA considers them also the best in the country,” said Yepifanova of the camp experience, speaking to the Orlando Sentinel. “It’s also really fun because you can see what level you’re on.”
Owensby won the Girls’ 12s division at the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” Junior State Singles Championship in 2015. Both players also enjoyed success in January for the U.S. at the Nike Junior International Teen Tennis tournament in Bolton, England.
For more info go to www.ustanationalcampus.com.