July 7th, 2015
U.S. Boys, Girls Combine for 17-1 in Wimbledon Jrs. Openers
American boys were 8-0 in first round play at Wimbledon, while the U.S. boys and girls combined to go 17-1 in opening-round matches in the boys’ and girls’ junior events at the All England Club.
Attempting to follow-up on last year’s all-American boys’ final, the U.S. boys were led by seeded winners (1) Taylor Fritz, (4) Michael Mmoh, (7) Tommy Paul and (10) William Blumberg.
They were joined by unseeded winners Emil Reinberg, Florida’s Reily Opelka, Ulises Blanch, and Nathan Ponwith who ousted the No. 9 seed.
The U.S. girls were led by seeds (6) Usue Arconada and Florida’s (9) Sofia Kenin, and joined by unseeded winners Raveena Kingsley, Caroline Dolehide (who upset the No. 15 seed), Claire Liu (who upset the No. 14 seed), Michaela Gordon, Florida’s Alicia Black, Kayla Day, and Ingrid Neel.
The only U.S. player coming up short in the first round was Francesca Di Lorenzo, who fell to Russia’s Anastasia Potapova.
Testers in the second round for U.S. boys will be Opelka vs. (3) Corentin Denolly, Blanch vs. (11) Yunseong Chung, Ponwith vs. (12) Mikael Ymer, and challenges for the girls will be Neel vs. (10) Tereza Mihalikova, Day vs. (11) Fanni Stollar, and Gordon vs. (10) Pranjala Yadlapalli.
To see draws and results go to www.Wimbledon.com.