Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Clay Court Championship Week
Fratangelo Returns to Winners' Circle in 18s
Share:   

The USTA National Boys' 18 Clay Court Championships have a lot more at stake than a Gold Ball. The winner receives a qualifying wildcard into the ATP World Tour event in February, also held at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. In addition, the champion receives direct entry into the U.S. Open Junior Championship main draw - as well as a wildcard into a USTA Pro Circuit Futures event.

Boys' 18s Champion Bjorn Fratangelo
© Marcia Frost, College And Junior Tennis
With all the perks of a win at the Boys' 18s on the line, to say the competition was fierce would be an understatement. By the round of 16, less than half the remaining players were seeds. One of those players causing upsets was Alexios Halebian. The unseeded 16 year old made his way all the way to the finals. Along the way he upset No. 7 Shane Vinsant, No. 4 Gonzales Austin and Winston Lin, alphabetically seeded 17-32. The Californian also did not lose a set the entire event, making him a hot prospect for the college coaches surrounding his matches.

The rise through the draw in Delray Beach of Alexios Halebian was not a complete shock. He was unseeded in this tournament only because of his lack of a high 18s ranking. Halebian is in the top ten of the 16s, where he was the winner at the last Orange Bowl and a finalist at November's Eddie Herr International Championships. And he was ready for a final of this calibre.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 ATP PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY

Rafael Nadal

 
Click on Rafael Nadal to view and buy his equipment, apparel, and footwear, or watch his video gear guide on YouTube.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/23 Brian Pecyna chooses Valparaiso
10/23 John Page chooses Youngstown State
10/22 Madison Hale chooses UCSD
10/22 Mckenzie Barco chooses Chattanooga
10/22 Michelle Wang chooses Cornell
10/21 Sean Halloran chooses Sewanee
10/21 Devin Knors chooses Appalachian State
10/21 Mac McCullough chooses Sewanee
10/21 Samuel Beren chooses Harvard
10/21 Tony Leto chooses Iowa

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
10/22 We agree! RT @saboortweets: If you want some great #tennis gear then @TennisExpress is the place to check it all out
10/22 Simona Halep was a stealth fighter in her win over Serena today! Get her @adidastennis look
10/22 Looking for a tennis bag? We have all the info you need to make the perfect choice! Check out our helpful guide
 
 

Page updated on Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections