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Kalamazoo's U.S. Open Blue Courts Welcome Nation's Top Juniors
by Colette Lewis
, 3 August 2006
Defending champion Donald Young heads an exceptionally strong 18s field while Brennan Boyajian seeks his third consecutive gold ball in 16s singles when action begins Friday in the USTA Boys 18s and 16s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Now in its 64th year in Kalamazoo, the "Nats at the Zoo" have served as a proving ground for the best junior boys in the United States. Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Jim Courier have all competed on the Stowe Stadium courts prior to winning Grand Slam titles.
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