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Hot 100 List - February 2019

As temperatures decline in the peak of winter, it can be difficult for junior players to keep up their training routines. We caught up with a few players who are still heating up the court in this month’s Hot 100 Article.

The Hot 100 lists are published each month, and the February Hot 100 lists feature the one hundred boys and girls who most improved their rankings during the month of January. You can find out more about the Hot 100 - and how the lists are calculated - by reading here.

The latest lists, published today, are available here:

We talked to a few of these top performers…



Ava Ignatowich (Delray Beach, Florida)

Three-star junior Ava Ignatowich credits her determination for her recent results. “It was a conscious choice I made to put in a greater effort during training,” she said. “I have been working really hard in the gym as well, and I believe that getting stronger has helped me win more matches recently.”

Three-Star Junior Ava Ignatowich
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Ignatowich works with coach Freddy Rodriguez in Boca Raton, Florida. Recently, the two have been working toward developing a more assertive game.

“My coach has been helping me with transitioning my game as a counter-puncher into a more aggressive player,” Ignatowich said. “He has been teaching me how to finish points rather than play defensively. He also makes sure I have good practice matches to play with a variety of opponents.”

Ignatowich considers her mental game to be her biggest strength. “My coach points out that I am able to keep an even temperament throughout a match regardless of circumstances,” she said. “I don't get too down on myself, and I had a lot of wins in January after losing the first set.”

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