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

Championship Week
Brooksby Claims First Gold in North Little Rock
Share:    

Jenson "JT" Brooksby first qualified for Level-1 tournaments as a precocious nine-year-old Californian. Now, three years and thousands of practice balls later, the blue chip athlete finally owns his first gold ball in singles.

Boys' 12 Champion JT Brooksby
On the second Saturday of August 2013 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Brooksby defeated the fourth-seeded surprise finalist Thomas Yu, 6-3, 6-1 in the USTA Boys' 12 Nationals.

"I've been working hard for a long time," said Brooksby, who also has two silver balls for doubles. "It's pretty exciting and I was pleased to pull out the tournament."

In his last three Super Nationals singles appearances, Brooksby stumbled in the quarters, but he then quickly regrouped to win the gold draw each time.

Rather than regret those lost opportunities, he used them to sharpen his mental focus and learn from them.

"I was a little more prepared this time because of my experience," said the champion from Sacramento. "I'm feeling pretty happy that I won."

Brooksby methodically went about his side of the draw, refusing to concede a set in seven singles matches. He beat three players seeded 17th: Pierce Rollins, Casey Markulike and Justin Boulais. Against 6th seed Nathan Han, he won 5 and 1 in the semis.

In addition, Brooksby went all the way to the finals in doubles, dismissing early round opponents in straight sets, and then pulling out a clutch third-set 10-point tie-breaker against top seeds James and Thomas Yu in the quarters.

Brooksby and Scott Sculley came back from a set down in their semis, but eventually fell to champions William Grant and Garrett Johns in the finals.

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

 
 AMERICAN COLLEGE PLACEMENT
 
ACP description
 
Learn about American College Placement - the most personalized boutique service in the nation.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/20 Rayan Nehme chooses Colgate
10/20 Adam Neff chooses North Carolina
10/20 Misa Malkin chooses South Carolina
10/19 McKenna Koenig chooses USC
10/19 Carson Tanguilig chooses North Carolina
10/18 Max Bengtsson chooses Northwestern
10/18 Brody Millwood chooses Point
10/18 Michael Andre chooses Indiana
10/17 Raunak Sood chooses Santa Clara
10/17 Ariella Stepleman chooses Converse

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 ATP GEAR - STRING
  Diego Schwartzman
 
Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut 16 String
Sale: $35.97
Review, Feedback, Video
 
  Nikoloz Basilashvili
 
Head Prestige Pro Overgrip White 3 Pack
Sale: $32.97
Feedback
 
  Rafael Nadal
 
Babolat RPM Blast 15L String
Sale: $74.97
Review, Feedback
 
  David Goffin
 
Luxilon ALU Power 16L String
Sale: $42.97
Review, Feedback, Video
 
 
 

Page updated on Sunday, October 06, 2019
Contact our web team with any corrections