Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Tournament Feature
Florida Fortnight Crowns a Dozen Singles Champions from Eight Countries

The world's best juniors descend on South Florida in late November prepared for the intensive competition the Eddie Herr International in Bradenton and Orange Bowl in Miami always provide.

Eddie Herr Champion Melanie Oudin
© ZooTennis.com
This year, it was players from the United States who captured the most titles, with Marietta, Ga.'s Melanie Oudin leading the way. With an unbeaten streak in ITF Junior events that began back in September, Oudin's confidence was in full flight, taking the 16-year-old right-hander to the Eddie Herr final, where the No. 5 seed defeated Poland's Katarzyna Piter, the seventh seed, 6-1, 6-4. Oudin is the first American girl to win the Eddie Herr 18s title since 1993, the first year for which records are available.

While Oudin's victory was unique, it was business as usual for U.S. boys in the 12s division. Joe Di Giulio of Newport Beach, Calif., became the third straight American boy to capture the Eddie Herr title, joining Emmett Egger (2005) and Mitchell Krueger (2006) on the list of champions when he downed Roy Lederman, also of the U.S., 6-0, 6-0 in the final. The U.S. could claim all four finalists in the 12s, with Floridians Madison Keys and Sachia Vickery battling for the girls' championship. In a match that took nearly two and a half hours to complete, Boca Raton's Keys prevailed over Miramar's Vickery 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

In the other five Eddie Herr divisions, a U.S. player reached the final, but didn't claim the winner's trophy.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 WTA PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY
 
Click on Daniela Hantuchova to view and buy her equipment, apparel, and footwear.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
4/16 Mira Ruder-Hook chooses Michigan
4/16 Monica Behrle chooses Webster
4/16 Allen Wang chooses Wagner
4/16 Janae Chinn chooses La Verne
4/15 Haley Resnick chooses Coe College
4/15 Brady Anderson chooses Coe College
4/15 Daniel Moyer chooses Boise State
4/15 Leigh Dubcak chooses Texas Dallas
4/15 Anna Olsen chooses St. Petersburg
4/15 Colleen O'Brien chooses Michigan State

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS WAREHOUSE
4/15 Give yourself a break on Tax Day! 20% off @NikeTennis Summer apparel/shoes! This week only.
4/14 We carry tons of clay specific #tennis shoes! Get a pair today
4/13 One week only! Starting NOW, save 20% on @NikeTennis Summer apparel and shoes!
 
 

Page updated on Friday, February 21, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections