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
Crawley Shows Fight in Title Run
Share:    

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — With temperatures around 90 degrees, it looked like Fiona Crawley's chances of winning her first USTA national title might be melting away.

The powerful top seed from San Antonio, Texas, had just fallen behind 1-0 in the third set to creative No. 2 seed Ruth Marsh of Atlanta at Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club last Sunday in the final of the Girls' 16 National Clay Court Championships.

Girls 16 Champion Fiona Crawley
© Sonny Dearth

"After I lost that first game, I just decided that if I'm going to lose, I'm going to go out hitting the ball," Crawley said.

With a few dozen shade-seeking spectators watching, she was taken to deuce in her subsequent service game, but she held for 1-all. From there, Crawley went on to post a landmark 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory in the clash of five-star rising sophomores who were atop the field of 224.

It put Crawley in the record book alongside recent past champions such as CiCi Bellis (2013) and Hayley Carter (2010).

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!
 

 
 AMERICAN COLLEGE PLACEMENT
 
ACP description
 
Learn about American College Placement - the most personalized boutique service in the nation.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 ATP GEAR - SHOES
  Thanasi Kokkinakis
 
Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Black/Multi Color Men's Shoe
Sale: $59.97
Review, Feedback, Video
 
  Hyeon Chung
 
Asics Gel Resolution 7 Clay White/Silver Men's Shoes
Sale: $79.94
Feedback
 
  Marin Cilic
 
Fila Axilus 2 Energized Green/Navy Men's Shoes
Sale: $90.00
Feedback
 
  Dominic Thiem
 
adidas Barricade 2018 BOOST Pink/Silver Men's Shoes
Sale: $99.94
Feedback
 
 
 

Page updated on Sunday, September 22, 2019
Contact our web team with any corrections