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

Championship Week
William Woodall Wins Boys 14 Singles, Alshon and Frye Take Doubles
Share:   

William Woodall of Washington, D.C., put on a blue chip performance in winning the USTA Boys 14 National Singles Championship Aug. 8 at McFarlin Tennis Center.

Boys' 14 Singles Champion William Woodall
Woodall, the tournament's No. 5 seed, took out a scrappy 17th-seeded Bill Duo of Portage, Mich., 6-1, 6-3 to capture his first USTA gold ball. Key elements in Woodall's arsenal were his potent serve and a "roundhouse" backhand smash. Woodall dropped only one set in the seven matches he played between Aug. 2-8 at the San Antonio facility.

But, along with a powerful serve, Woodall also turned out to be a capable tennis strategist.

"My serve has been my weapon for all of my tournaments," said Woodall, ranked No. 21 in the Athletic DNA National Class Rankings. "On my serve, I was looking to hit a lot to his (Duo's) forehand and to his body. When you get used to that pattern, I hit it wide. I have to change up my pattern a lot."

Last year, Woodall faced a first-round main-draw exit. That certainly was not the case at this year's event, long-hosted by the San Antonio Tennis Association (SATA). In his route to the finals, Woodall beat San Antonio's Trey Hilderbrand (No. 10 seed) in the round of 16, Adam Neff (Bradenton, Fla.; No. 14 seed) in the quarterfinals, and No. 3 Blake Croyder (Marietta, Ga.) in the semifinals.

Woodall credits much of his progress this year to his training at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) at College Park, Md., along with coaching from Brandyn Fisher.

"I think I matured and tried to get better each day," said Woodall, when asked about his success. "That's how I got here. Last year, I went to a normal school. This year, I go full time to the tennis center and study at an online school."

The JTCC is considered to be a premier training facility. It was selected by the USTA as the first regional training center for its "high-performance" program. The online institution to which Woodall referred is the Laurel Springs School, an accredited organization.

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

 
 VAN DER MEER TENNIS ACADEMY
 
Hitting A Better Drop Shot
 
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
7/26 Kiana Pielli chooses Whitworth
7/26 Morgan Hill chooses American International
7/25 Parsa Raissi chooses Bryant
7/25 Lucas Pindak chooses North Central (IL)
7/24 Daniel Pellerito chooses William & Mary
7/24 Allison Fleak chooses Bluefield
7/22 Aidan DeBoer chooses SDSU
7/21 Gary Fishkin chooses Lehigh
7/20 Halle Berg chooses Whitworth
7/20 Julia Candiotto chooses Longwood

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 ATP GEAR - RACQUETS
  Tommy Robredo
 
Dunlop Force 98 Tour
Buy Now: $159.99
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Andreas Seppi
 
ProKennex Q Tour 2013
Buy Now: $139.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Donald Young
 
Tecnifibre TFight DC 315 Racquet
Buy Now: $199.00
Feedback, Demo
 
  Bryan Brothers
 
Prince Bryan Bros Ltd. Edition 95
Buy Now: $299.00
Feedback, Demo
 
 
 

Page updated on Friday, June 16, 2017
Contact our web team with any corrections