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

Tournament Preview
Four Juniors Seek Second Slam Title at US Open
Share:   

When the US Open Junior Championships kick off Sunday, two boys and two girls will be seeking their second junior slam singles title and with it, a boost toward the coveted year-end title of ITF World Junior Champion.

No. 1 Seed Taylor Townsend
© Colette Lewis, Zootennis.com
Taylor Townsend of the United States won the Australian Open title, Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium is the reigning French Open champion and Eugenie Bouchard and Filip Peliwo of Canada are both hoping to add the US Open crown to their Wimbledon titles last month.

Peliwo, an 18-year-old from Vancouver, is going for a grand slam of sorts, as he has reached the final of the previous three junior majors, breaking through for the win at Wimbledon over defending champion Luke Saville of Australia, who is not entered in New York.

Despite that impressive streak, Peliwo will not be the top seed, with Coppejans, also 18, claiming that spot after winning the European Junior Championship in July on clay. Sixteen-year-old Gianluigi Quinzi of Italy will be seeded third, and his semifinal showing at Wimbledon indicates he can handle faster surfaces, despite his excellent results on clay.

It's rare for a boy to be seeded in a junior slam based on his ATP ranking, but that is the case this year for 18-year-old Thiago Monteiro of Brazil. Although his ITF junior ranking of 179 is unimpressive, Monteiro is 413 on the ATP computer, which will earn him the fourth seed in the US Open Junior Championships. Monteiro won a Futures event in May and reached the final of another Futures earlier this month, both in his home country, but his record in junior slams is only 4-7, and he was upset in the first round in New York last year.

The top-seeded American will be Mitchell Krueger, who reached the semifinals at both the French Open juniors and Wimbledon this year. Krueger also collected a confidence-boosting win in the US Open men's qualifying round last week, with the 18-year-old wild card defeating No. 23 seed Martin Alund of Argentina 6-3, 6-3.

Sixteen-year-old Noah Rubin, a New Yorker who began his rapid rise up the ITF junior rankings less than a year ago, and 17-year-old Mackenzie McDonald of Northern California will also be seeded.

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

Angelique Kerber

 
Click on Angelique Kerber to view and buy her equipment, apparel, and footwear, or watch her video gear guide on YouTube.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
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
10/21 Daniel Gealer chooses UCLA
10/21 Matthew Miles chooses Mary Washington
10/21 Gabrielle Centenari chooses Davidson
10/21 John Goodwin chooses Texas
10/21 Sena Suswam chooses Louisville

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
10/21 Despite a bout of appendicitis, Rafa Nadal is putting off surgery until after the season ends. Now that's dedication!
10/21 Big win for Caroline Wozniacki today in Singapore! She toppled Maria Sharapova in a three-set thriller. Get her gear!
10/20 Serena got off to a great start at the WTA Finals with a win over Ana Ivanovic. We're loving her @NikeTennis tunic!
 
 

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