The Eddie Herr International - one of the most prestigious international junior tournaments of the year - wraps up today in Bradenton, Fla., on the campus of IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy. The video below - produced by IMG Academies - shows some of the sights and sounds from the tournament.
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Defending Champion, World No. 1 Target Australian Open Junior Titles
After winning the Australian Open girls title last year unseeded,
Tereza Mihalikova returns to Melbourne to defend her title, a rare
occurrence in junior tennis. The 17-year-old Slovakian, the only
junior slam champion in either of this year's boys and girls fields,
has had mixed results since her title last year, winning only four
matches in the three junior slams since.
Californians Failla and Huang Take 18s Titles
A pair of Californians - Jessica Failla of Ramona and Austen Huang of
Elk Grove - won their first national singles titles on Jan. 2 at the
USTA National Winter Championships in Mesa, Ariz. Failla, a freshman
at Southern Cal, defeated Alyvia Jones of Midland, Mich., 6-3 6-1 in
the girls 18 final. Huang, the No. 8 boys seed, didn't have a set
closer than 6-3 until the final, where he defeated No. 1 seed William
Genesen of Tulsa, Okla., 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 for the boys title.
Top-seeded Choy Wins Girls 16s Winter Nationals
Sara Choy may be small in stature, but her game is quite big. The
diminutive, 4-foot-11 inch, 100-pounder won her first gold ball on
Saturday in the USTA Winter National Championship in Scottsdale,
Arizona with a comfortable 6-4; 6-4 win over Hannah Zhao in the Girls
16s singles final.