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Angelica Blake
Boca Raton, Florida
 
Saviano HPTA , Plantation, Fl.
Junior, Class of 2019
 

Overall Record: 46-12 #7 on This Week's TennisRPI
GENERAL INFORMATION
 Height: 5' 10"
 Plays: Right-handed
 H.S. Coach: Brian Schleifer
 Private Coaches:   Nick Saviano & Eric Riley
 Favorite Player: Roger Federer
 

TOURNAMENTS


In 2013 and 2014 Angelica either won or reached the finals of USTA Florida Designated, Regionals and Sectional events . She also reached the finals in 2 National Opens and won the North West Draw at the 2014 National Hard Courts. She achieved significant singles wins against highly ranked players in the Mobile Alabama National Team Championships in both 2014 and 2015.

In November 2013 Angelica won the 14s Designated at Pembroke Pines, Fl. The following month she reached the final of the 14s National Open At Pensacola , Fl.

In August 2014 Angelica Won 5 matches at the 14s National Championships in Peachtree City Fl, winning the north west section of the draw.

In May 2015 Angelica competed as an unseeded player in the prestigious National Sweet 16 tournament in Delray Beach, Florida. She won 3 consecutive 3 set matches to reach the singles final where she lost to the number 1 seed. She was also runner up in the doubles where she partnered Alana Wolfberg.

In August 2015 Angelica finished in 4 th place in the 14s National Hard Courts in Peachtree City. She ended with a 14s National Rankings of #4.

In October 2015 Angelica began playing National 16s events with a National Ranking of 1320 . She played in 16s National Selection tournaments in October and November 2015, achieving 3rd and 2nd place in singles and won doubles with partner Jayci Goldsmith in in the first event. In the second rain affected event she played 5 singles matches on the final day and won 4 . She went into Arizona 16s Winter Nationals as #17 seed and won 8 out of 9 singles matches, winning the feed in consolation and 5 th place overall.


In January 2016 Angelica finished in 5 th place in her first 16s National Junior Championships in Tempe Arizona, winning 8 of her 9 singles matches, including several wins over higher seeded players.

In March 2016 Angelica won all of her 4 singles matches at the Mobile, Alabama National Spring Team Championship. This took her national ranking up to 27.

In April 2016 Angelica had her biggest tournament win to date, winning the singles title in the girls 16s Easter Bowl Nationals and also took second place in doubles with partner Reilly Tran. Her national ranking rose to #8.

In May 2016, Angelica beat the number 2 seed in her first ITF event in Delray, and won the doubles title with Meg Kowalski.

Following solid performances at both the National Hard Courts and National Clay Courts in summer 2016 Angelica maintained her top 10 national ranking and her position as Florida's number 1 player in G16s. Unfortunately soon after those tournaments she suffered a wrist injury that kept her out of tournaments for 3 months.

Angelica's first tournament after injury saw her take second place in the October 2016 South Carolina ITF. Four of her 5 wins came in 3 sets including a record 4.5 hour match in the second round and a win over the number 2 seed in the semi final.

The following week Angelica and her partner Nikki Redelijk won the doubles title at the November 2016 Evert ITF tournament as an unseeded team. They set another record with a 21-19 match tie break win in the semi final, and recorded wins against the numbers 2,3 and 6 teams en route to the title.

Angelica reached the quarter finals of Eddie Herr and the semi finals of Orange Bowl 16s in successive weeks in November - December 2016, the first time she had entered either tournament.

In December 2016- January 2017 Angelica won her second National singles Championships and her first gold ball at the 16s Winter Nationals in Arizona. Following this event she started 2017 with a Florida ranking of #1 and a National ranking of #2..

In May 2017 Angelica , unseeded, reached her second ITF singles final beating the #1 seed in the quarter final before going down in the final in 3 sets to the Ukrainian # 5 seed.

In July 2017 Angelica won her 3rd ITF doubles title, this time with partner Kylie Collins at the Bahamas ITF . As # 4 seeds they didn't drop a set in the tournament. The next day Angelica , as the #5 seed , reached her 3rd ITF singles final , not dropping a set until the final where she beat the # 1 seed in 3 sets to win her first ITF singles title, completing a clean sweep at the tournament in singles and doubles.

In August 2017 Angelica won her 3rd National singles title - the 16s National Hard Courts Championships in San Diego CA. She was seeded #9 and only dropped 1 set in the singles tournament , which was against her friend and doubles partner Nikki Redelijk. They want on to also claim the doubles title giving Angelica 2 gold balls at the tournament and her first national doubles title. They were seeded #17 and didn't drop any sets in the doubles event.
The singles final with Nikki was screened live on Tennis Channel which was the first USTA tournament match ever to be show, on live TV.
Winning the singles title earned Angelica a main draw wild card into the 2017 US Open juniors.

HIGH SCHOOL
Angelica played in the Varsity Team for American Heritage for the first time in spring 2013 in Districts, Regionals and States and helped them win the Florida States Tile . She also won her individual division making her 1 of the youngest players ever at 12 years of age to win an individual States title. She was chosen in the Palm Beach Post team of the year.

In Spring 2014 Angelica ( the youngest player in the team ) was promoted from position 4 to position 2 in the Varsity Team, winning singles and doubles titles at Districts and Regionals and then reached the sinles final at States. She was chosen in the Sun Sentinel team of the year. It is likely that in 2015 she will be given the responsibility of playing number 1 on the High School team, very unusual for an 8 th grader !

In March 2015 Angelica played no 1 in the Varsity Team when American Heritage competed for the first time in the National High School Championships held in Chattenooga , Tennessee . Her school came in 3 rd . Angelica won selection in the all schools Tournament team in both singles and doubles after winning all her 8 matches in the event.

In April 2015 Angelica played number 1 on the American Heritage Varsity team in singles and doubles . She was singles and doubles champion ( with partner Melissa Sakar ) at Districts , Regionals and States. She led her team to a record 21-0 Chamionship win at States . As an 8th grader that was unprecedented. Angelica ended the 2015 High School Season with an 18-1 record in singles and a 17-1 record in doubles.

 
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