Team Solinco Athletes Return to the Junior Orange Bowl in Force
One of the most anticipated events of the year brings together 800 of the world’s top ranked male and female junior athletes. Players representing 76 countries flock to Miami, Fl. for the Junior Orange Bowl International Championships and their chance to raise the coveted Orange Bowl trophy.
Team Solinco athletes returned in force this year, competing in all age divisions for a two-week elite tennis showdown. 14-year old junior powerhouse, Iva Jovic returned as the defending singles champion. Jovic fell short in her semifinals match, but still managed to take home an Orange Bowl when she clinched the ITF doubles title with partner, Tyra Grant.
Doubles duo from Bulgaria, Adriano Dzhenev (Team Solinco) and Iliyan Radulov beat No. 1 seeds Campana Lee and Inchuaspe to clinch the ITF Doubles Championship! The team had a fantastic showing, winning every match without dropping a set.
Jack Kennedy, 14 year old from Long Island and JMTA athlete, was runner up in the B14 singles final! He topped off a winning season with a sensational performance and fought hard in his run for the title. Earlier this year, Kennedy was crowned the singles and doubles champion in the USTA National Clay Courts in Dothan, Alabama. He also won the B14s doubles title at the Level 2 Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton.
Liam Alvarez, SoCal’s junior star captured the B14s Orange Bowl backdraw championship against the #1 player from Romania, coming out on top 7-5, 7-6.
Other Team Solinco athletes made deep runs in the tournament:
- Sage Loudon – ITF doubles semi finalist.
- Advay Singh – consolation finalist / 6th place in B12s.
- Georgia Cranford – doubles finalist in G16s.
- Yui Watanabe – consolation semifinalist in G12s.
- Maria Aytoyan – consolation finalist / 6th place in G14s.
Another Orange Bowl is done and dusted with Team Solinco, once again, celebrating wins against some of the world’s best junior competitors, and showing strides of progress with every result.
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