June 24th, 2019
American Teen Subhash Wins Orlando USTA Pro Tennis Tournament
No. 4-seeded American Natasha Subhash won the Orlando Tennis Series $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour tournament on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, in the final rolling over No. 2-seeded American Tori Kinard 6-1, 6-2.
Both players were coming off three-set semifinal wins, but the 17-year-old Subhash looked the fresher in the final, winning her second title of 2019. The Virginia-born Subhash in her semifinal defeated top-seeded American Grace Min 6-4, 0-6, 6-3, while Kinard outlasted American quaifier Karina Miller 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
Neither player had dropped a set leading to the semifinals. Subhash improved to 2-0 career in ITF/USTA Pro Circuit events, winning her first in May of this year, and the 31-year-old Kinard was looking for her career-first title.
Subhash, who has verbally committed to the University of Virginia, entered the event at No. 802 on the WTA rankings.
In the all-American all-teen doubles final the No. 2-seeded Zamarripa sisters, Allure and Maribella, won their second straight title, defeating unseeded Kimmi Hance and Ashlyn Krueger 6-3, 6-1. The previous week the sisters won in Wesley Chapel, and in this event the 16 year olds collected their third career title.
For more info go to the USTA Pro Circuit site at www.usta.com.