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

Nationals Feature
USTA Boys 14 Nationals Championships Wrap-up

The web site of John Richmond's hometown of Pawleys Island displays a motto for the South Carolina resort - "Arrogantly Shabby."

Boys 14 Champion John Richmond
© Doug Wrege, TennisRecruiting.net
But Richmond's performance last week was neither arrogant nor shabby at San Antonio's McFarlin Tennis Center. The left-hander captured the singles title of the USTA Boys 14 National Championships with a convincing 6-1, 6-2 victory over Reo Asami of Irvine, Calif.

"I had to play a clean game of tennis," said the seventh-seeded Richmond, who used an effective pinpoint serve. "I was able to open up the court and make him hit on the run. He wasn't hitting his first serve very well. I got the ball back deep from the start."

The statement about return of service would be crucial during the 1-hour, 15-minute match. Asami, the tournament's No. 2 seed, was able to hold serve only once during the match, in the sixth game of the first set. Richmond, an Easter Bowl finalist, held serve throughout the opening set and lost it twice in the second. The tightest game of the match was the opener of the second set, which went to deuce five times.

"He had that lefty spin," said Asami, an Easter Bowl semifinalist and Southern California champion. "He was returning my serve well."

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!
 

 
BECOME A FAN
 
  Help build our following.
 
  Follow us on Facebook
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
10/01 Rachel Rohrabacher chooses South Carolina
10/01 Emily Kolbow chooses Colorado State
9/30 Ellie Zogg chooses South Carolina
9/30 Lauren Hyland chooses Colgate
9/30 Gabrielle Schuck chooses Tennessee
9/30 Bailey Busse chooses Sioux Falls
9/30 Jessica Golovin chooses LSU
9/29 Jacob Tullis chooses BYU
9/29 Chrissy Simon chooses Johns Hopkins
9/29 Max Liu chooses Chicago

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 WTA GEAR - RACQUETS
  Simona Halep
 
WILSON Steam 99
Was: $219.99  Now: $119.95
Review, Feedback, Video
 
  Agnieszka Radwanska
 
BABOLAT Pure Drive Lite
Buy Now: $185.00
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
  Ana Ivanovic
 
YONEX EZONE Ai 98
Was: $250.00  Now: $199.00
Review, Feedback, Demo
 
  Ekaterina Makarova
 
WILSON Steam 96
Was: $219.99  Now: $119.95
Review, Feedback, Demo, Video
 
 
 

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