Day 4 of the ASICS Easter Bowl featured a flurry of matches with over 50 matches in four different age divisions involving JTCC players, in both singles and doubles.
In boys’ 18s singles, No. 1 Francis Tiafoe secured his third straight sets victory in a row, winning 6-1, 7-6(2) over Jean Thirouin. He now faces No. 7 Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals, the marquee match-up of Day 5. Unseeded Aron Hiltzik is also through to the quarterfinals with 7-5, 6-4 upset of No. 8 Kalman Boyd. Hiltzik is one of four unseeded players left in the tournament and plays William Blumberg today.
In girls’ 18s singles, No. 2 Usue Arconada was upset 4-6, 6-7(5) by unseeded Andie Daniell. After having two semifinalists in last week’s International Spring Championships, JTCC has no 18s representative in the girls’ quarterfinals at Indian Wells.
In 18s doubles, No. 1 Jordi Arconada is through to the semifinals with partner Daniel Kerznerman after a 7-5, 7-6(3) win over Eduardo Nava and Nathan Ponwith. In girls, unseeded Alex Letzt continues an impressive run with partner Erin Larner and is through to the semifinals with an 0-6, 7-6(5), 10-6 upset of the No. 4 doubles team. They face a fellow unseeded team in the semifinals, which will yield a surprise finalist.
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Results of JTCC players in 18s are below. To find more information about the 18s tournament, including draws and the daily order of play, visit the tournament website.
|(1) Francis Tiafoe (USA) d. Jean Thirouin (USA)||6-1; 7-6(2)|
|(13) Robert Levine (USA) d. (4) Jordi Arconada (ARG)||6-3; 6-4|
|Aron Hiltzik (USA) d. (8) Kalman Boyd (USA)||7-5; 6-4|
|Andie Daniell (USA) d. (2) Usue Arconada (USA)||6-4; 7-6(5)|
|(1) Arconada (ARG)/Kerznerman (USA) d. Nava (USA)/Ponwith (USA)||7-5; 7-6(3)|
|Lebedev (USA)/Wasserman (USA) d. (5) Zlobinsky (USA)/Mateas (USA)||6-3; 3-6; 10-8|
|(3) Fritz (USA)/Kodali (USA) d. (8) Hiltzik (USA)/Smith (USA)||7-6(1); 6-7(4); 10-6|
|Letzt (USA)/Larner (USA) d. (4) Gordon (USA)/Higuchi (USA)||0-6; 7-6(5); 10-6|