JTCC sweep 14U Mid-Atlantic National Open Championships


The label ‘best kept secret’ may be out of date.

In a momentous run, Junior Tennis Champions Center players captured all four USTA Mid-Atlantic National Open 14 and Under Championships yesterday at the Tennis Center at College Park.  The title fever also inflicted JTCC student-athletes competing in the USTA Mid-Atlantic 12 and Under Championships held a stone’s throw away in Owings Mills, Maryland.

USTA Mid-Atlantic National Open 14 and Under Championships

14 Boys’ Singles Championship

It was an all-JTCC affair as No. 1 seed Patrick Kypson defeated No. 7 seed Andrew Fenty, 6-1, 6-2.  Kypson sailed through the competition as he did not lose a set over the three-day tournament.  Fenty also had a strong showing in the event as he upended the No. 2 seed in the Quarterfinals.

14 Girls’ Singles Championship

Two JTCC teammates squared off as No. 3 seed Raveena Kingsley was pitted against Isabelle Boulais.  Kingsley edged Boulais, 6-3, 6-1.  Boulais  had previously knocked off two seeded opponents (the No. 4 and No. 2 seed).  Kingsley only lost twelve games in five matches.

14 Boys’ Doubles Championship

In a nail biter, the JTCC duo of No. 2 seed RJ Fresen and Patrick Kypson (picture above holding their first-place trophies) earned a hard-fought victory, 8-5.

14 Girls’ Doubles Championship

In line with the pattern of the morning, a pair of JTCC athletes were involved in this final.  Isabelle Boulais defeated Valerie Ho, 8-1.

USTA Mid-Atlantic National Open 12 and Under Championships

12 Boys’ Singles Championship

No. 5 seed Joseph Brailovsky topped opponent No. 6 seed Scott Sculley, 7-5, 6-1.

12 Girls’ Singles Championship

After dropping her first set of the tourney, No. 1 seed Lea Ma rebounded in a tight tiebreak to defeat No. 4 seed Tia Mukherjee, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 1-0(6).

12 Boys’ Doubles Championship

For good measure, No. 2 seed Justin Boulais capped off National Open play with a victory, 8-6.

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