13-year-old Andrew Fenty of Junior Tennis Champions Center has advanced to the semifinals of the Nike Junior International Teen Tennis tournament with a 6-4, 6-2 upset of the No. 1 seed Yshai Oliel from Israel. Fenty will next play No. 4 seed Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada. Fenty is seeded eighth and is one of two Americans to make it to the semifinals of this prestigious 14-and-under tournament.
The Nike Junior International Teen Tennis tournament, held in Bolton, England, is a junior tournament with a decorated 20-year history. Past winners include Justine Henin in 1995 and Andy Murray in 2001. JTCC’s Francis Tiafoe was a winner in 2012. Past competitors include Kim Clijsters, Caroline Wozniacki and Ryan Harrison.
The United States contingency traveled to Bolton as a team of four, with Roscoe Bellamy (California), Keenan Mayo (California), and Axel Nefve (Illinois) joining Fenty on the team. Nefve is the other American semi-finalist. They are coached by USTA National Coach Jay Devashetty (New York). Fenty won his way onto the team through a tournament held at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in November of last year.
The semifinals are scheduled for Thursday at the USN Bolton Arena in northwest England. For the latest results, visit TennisEurope.org.