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Exceeding Expectations

Hoping to just reach the semifinals, Ashley Kratzer did much better. She captured the singles title at the USTA Girls 18 National Hardcourt Championships in San Diego. The 18-year-old professional earned a wild card into the women's main draw of the U.S. Open. Story

 
HEADLINES
8/18 Kratzer Exceeds Expectations To Win Girls 18s
8/18 Kypson Digs Deep For Second Kalamazoo Title
8/17 Blake Channels Focus Into Girls 16s Titles
8/17 Nakashima Dominates To Earn Kalamazoo 16s Title
8/16 Montgomery Closes Strong To Win Girls 14s
 
THE HOT 100
The Hot 100 features 100 boys and 100 girls who have been playing outstanding tennis. These players have substantially improved their rankings over the past month.

 
 
RECRUITING 101
College tennis is a goal for many players and parents, and they should learn about the recruiting process. Wilson Tennis is proud to sponsor Recruiting 101 - with articles about recruiting, eligibility, and more.

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8/14 Recap of the Boys 16's and 18's Clay Courts
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7/31 Advice on Picking a College
7/30 BB&T Atlanta Open State Team Championships
7/29 Only 2 More Days at the BB&T Atlanta Open
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THE LATEST FROM ZOOTENNIS
8/18 My Kalamazoo 18s Recap; Isner Downs Donaldson to Reach Cincinnati Semis; Wild Cards Announced for ITF Grade 1 in College Park
8/17 My Kalamazoo 16s Recap; Chrysochos Receives ATP Winston-Salem Open Wild Card; Donaldson and Isner to Meet in Cincinnati Quarterfinals
8/16 American Collegiate Invitational Fields Announced; Tiafoe, Donaldson Reach Round of 16 at Cincinnati Masters
8/15 Day, Eubanks Among Those Receiving US Open Main Draw Wild Cards: ITA National Summer Champions Crowned
8/14 Dimovska, Watane Win ITF Grade 5 Titles; Hansson Claims Singles and Doubles in Edwardsville Futures; US Open Announces Serve Clock, Coaching, Timed Warmups and Attire Changes for Qualifying, Juniors and ACI
Colette Lewis has covered topflight junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Read her weekly column, follow her on Twitter, and and find more of her daily commentary at ZooTennis.
 
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Each month, Colette Lewis notes top performances in junior and college tennis with her Aces column - brought to you by Montverde Academy Tennis.
 
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2XU is proud to present preview and wrap-up articles of top junior tennis tournaments from around the country.
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7/31 German Tournaments Feed UTR
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COUNTDOWN TO SIGNING DAY
TennisRecruiting.net and GAMMA bring you exclusive coverage of the Countdown to Signing Day and Signing Week each Spring and Fall. Check out all the great features we brought you this past season - as we march forward to next season...
 
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August 2017
  CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
The 2017 Nationals are now in the books, but Van Der Meer Academy brings you recaps of the events all week long.
August 8
Tennis Channel to Air USTA Girls 16s and 18s
August 11
How To Watch USTA National Hardcourts
August 12
Ma Makes Big Impression in Girls 16s
August 13
Teenage Ton Is An Official Prodigy
August 14
Championship Week
August 15
Yu Completes Quest for Gold Ball
Brown Strikes Gold Twice in Boys 12s
August 16
Alhogbani Goes Back-To-Back Again
Montgomery Closes Strong To Win Girls 14s
August 17
Nakashima Dominates To Earn Kalamazoo 16s Title
Blake Channels Focus Into Girls 16s Titles
August 18
Kypson Digs Deep For Second Kalamazoo Title
Kratzer Exceeds Expectations To Win Girls 18s
 
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COLLEGE TEAMS
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Date  TournamentEvents
8/26 TRN Showcase Series @ W&M
Williamsburg, VA
BG18-16
9/08 Greensboro September Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
BG18-14
9/08 VDM Academy Junior Classic
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9/15 SC Junior State Junior Open
Charleston, SC
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9/22 Deul in the Desert Nationals
St. George, UT
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10/13 Greensboro October Jr. Open
Greensboro, NC
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RECENT COMMITMENTS
Smith Stearns Tennis Academy is proud to present the College Commitment Lists. Check out the latest commitments here - and the full listings below.
 
8/18 Filip Malbasic chooses Arizona
8/17 Amanda Nowak chooses Fairfield
8/16 Karapet Vardanyan chooses Cal Poly
8/16 George Theoharis chooses Hampden-Sydney
8/16 Brian Kane chooses Goucher
8/15 Kate Paulus chooses TCU
8/15 Mikayel Khachatryan chooses Pacific (CA)
8/15 Jose Alvarez Diaz chooses Incarnate Word
8/15 Madelyn Homan chooses SCAD - Atlanta
8/14 Martim Vilela chooses Wisconsin

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