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
Georgia's Bryde Reigns Supreme in Winston-Salem
Share:   

In the battle of wills and forehands between a pair of blue chips, Trent Bryde of Georgia emerged victorious over Californian Roscoe Bellamy in a dazzling display of grace, athleticism, sportsmanship and maturity from each competitor in the Boys 12s Clay Court National Championships.

Boys 12s champion Trent Bryde
Bryde, seeded two, rallied from a set down and 3-4 in the second to take the deciding set, 6-2, over the tournament's top seed.

"I'm feeling amazing and mindblowing right now," said the champion after his victory. After converting his second match point with a down-the-line backhand approach, he watched his opponent's forehand pass land wide. He stood for a while at the net as he waited to shake hands, then he sat down and smiled.

"It had been a long week, my legs are tired," he said. "I was just going to win one match at a time and then win my next round and then the next round."

Adding to his fatigue was his success in doubles. Bryde and his partner Boris Kozlov finished third in doubles. Lukas Greif and Danny Thomas, the 9th seeds, won the gold as they beat the 5th seeded team of Brandon Nakashima and Andrew Ton, 6-0, 6-1.

Bryde's path to the finals was much more challenging than runner-up Bellamy's, who had not dropped a set until the finals. He lost only 12 games in six matches. Bellamy is the 2012 Claremont National Open champion and was a semifinalist at the 2012 Spring Nationals in Delray Beach.

"Both kids were the most complete players in the draw," said former touring pro and tournament director Patrick Hieber. "Both of them dominated with their forehands, both had similar styles of playing, good serves and big forehands. In the end Trent was able to dominate more with his forehand and he made fewer mistakes."

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!
 

 
 WTA PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY

Svetlana Kuznetsova

 
Click on Svetlana Kuznetsova to view and buy her equipment, apparel, and footwear.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
3/04 Andrea Kevakian chooses Columbia
3/03 Bess Waldram chooses Notre Dame
3/03 Remi Ramos chooses Boston U
3/03 Thomas McManus chooses Belmont Abbey
3/03 Scott Morrison chooses McKendree
3/03 Elisa Guillen chooses St. Edward's
3/03 Andre Li chooses Montreat
3/03 Emanuel Llamas chooses Rice
3/02 Michelle Walker chooses Tyler JC (TX)
3/02 Jacob Oehser chooses Methodist

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
3/03 Great prices on @head_tennis racquets. Shop here
3/02 Hot--okay, SIZZLING--shoe alert! The limited edition Miami Barricade, in stores now. SHOP
3/01 Tennis junkies, celebrate March madness by saving big at @TennisExpress! Shop
 
 

Page updated on Thursday, February 12, 2015
Contact our web team with any corrections