The ASICS Easter Bowl commenced at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Monday, where temperatures soared to over 90 degrees in the California desert.
With the 12s, 14s, and 16s divisions not starting until Thursday, Monday featured the 18s division, competing in an ITF Grade 1 tournament. JTCC has ten players entered in the main draw, including Ines Vias, who won two matches over the weekend to qualify.
Aron Hiltzik built off of his quarterfinal appearance in last week’s USTA International Spring Championships with a quick 6-1, 6-1 victory over Kevin Lam. He will now face Christian Garay of Puerto Rico, who upset the No. 10 ranked (and JTCC player) Julian Zoblinsky 6-3, 5-7, 6-0.
On the girls’ side, JTCC’s Alex Letzt went down to No. 11 Katie Swan 6-2, 6-4.
Tuesday will feature seven matches with JTCC players, including first round matches for last week’s Spring Championships finalists, No. 1 Francis Tiafoe and No. 9 Raveena Kingsley.
Complete results of JTCC players are below. To find more information about the tournament, including draws and the daily order of play, visit the tournament website.
|Aron Hiltzik (USA) d. Kevin Lam (USA)||6-1; 6-1|
|Christian Garay (PUR) d. (10) Julian Zlobinsky (USA)||6-3; 5-7; 6-0|
|(11) Katie Swan (USA) d. Alexandra Letzt (USA)||6-2; 6-4|