The label ‘best kept secret’ may be out of date.
In a momentous run, Junior Tennis Champions Center players captured all four USTA Mid-Atlantic National Open 14 and Under Championships yesterday at the Tennis Center at College Park. The title fever also inflicted JTCC student-athletes competing in the USTA Mid-Atlantic 12 and Under Championships held a stone’s throw away in Owings Mills, Maryland.
USTA Mid-Atlantic National Open 14 and Under Championships
14 Boys’ Singles Championship
It was an all-JTCC affair as No. 1 seed Patrick Kypson defeated No. 7 seed Andrew Fenty, 6-1, 6-2. Kypson sailed through the competition as he did not lose a set over the three-day tournament. Fenty also had a strong showing in the event as he upended the No. 2 seed in the Quarterfinals.
14 Girls’ Singles Championship
Two JTCC teammates squared off as No. 3 seed Raveena Kingsley was pitted against Isabelle Boulais. Kingsley edged Boulais, 6-3, 6-1. Boulais had previously knocked off two seeded opponents (the No. 4 and No. 2 seed). Kingsley only lost twelve games in five matches.
14 Boys’ Doubles Championship
In a nail biter, the JTCC duo of No. 2 seed RJ Fresen and Patrick Kypson (picture above holding their first-place trophies) earned a hard-fought victory, 8-5.
14 Girls’ Doubles Championship
In line with the pattern of the morning, a pair of JTCC athletes were involved in this final. Isabelle Boulais defeated Valerie Ho, 8-1.
USTA Mid-Atlantic National Open 12 and Under Championships
12 Boys’ Singles Championship
No. 5 seed Joseph Brailovsky topped opponent No. 6 seed Scott Sculley, 7-5, 6-1.
12 Girls’ Singles Championship
After dropping her first set of the tourney, No. 1 seed Lea Ma rebounded in a tight tiebreak to defeat No. 4 seed Tia Mukherjee, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0(6).
12 Boys’ Doubles Championship
For good measure, No. 2 seed Justin Boulais capped off National Open play with a victory, 8-6.