May 19, 2017—Nearly 2,000 tennis players, plus entourages of families, personal coaches and college coaches will gather over 40 days of the YellowTennisBall.com Junior Tennis Series. Nearing the halfway point of the 2017 campaign, the series, organized and operated by Players International Management (PIM), will host its 4th of nine events that will be played this year, culminating in November at the Delray Beach Open Wildcard “Survivor” event – a gateway to the professional ATP World Tour.
This coming weekend however belongs to the future stars of American tennis as the 12 & under’s take the stage. Boys and girls will play singles and doubles matches at host site, Wycliffe Country Club (Lake Worth, FL), with preliminary rounds Saturday and Sunday and final rounds on Monday. The YellowTennisBall.com Junior Championships (May 20-22, 2017) is a Tier 2 National-level USTA event attracting 69 of the country’s best young tennis stars. Amongst the group of elite players are several area favorites, including:
Name (National singles rank) City, State Events (doubles partner)
Barua, Emily (318) Boca Raton, FL G12s,G12d (Eissa, Aida)
Boika, Leanid (79) Delray Beach, FL B12s,B12d (Gritzman, Yair)
Chambers, Ava (245) Boca Raton, FL G12s,G12d (ray, valeria)
DeMicheli, Blanka Boca Raton, FL G12d (Tribby, Delaine)
Eissa, Aida (106) West Palm Beach, FL G12s,G12d (Barua, Emily)
Gritzman, Yair (126) Boca Raton, FL B12d (Boika, Leanid),B12s
Heber, Tess (163) Boca Raton, FL G12s,G12d (Whalen, Makayla)
Levelston, Grace (31) Vero Beach, FL G12s,G12d (Roeck, Emma)
Limon, Fernando Stuart, FL B12d (Willwerth, Benjamin)
Loudon, Sage Delray Beach, FL G12d (Dounchis, Lily),G12s
Nyborg, Alexis (165) Boca Raton, FL G12d (Pal, Manci),G12s
Pal, Manci (82) Riviera Beach, FL G12d (Nyborg, Alexis),G12s
Petreski, Maximilian (179) Boca Raton, FL B12d (Willwerth, Finn),B12s
Slama, Mia (287) Boca Raton, FL G12s,G12d (wuhrman, ryan)
Smejkal, Lara (35) Boca Raton, FL G12s,G12d (Block, Natalie)
Tribby, Delaine Boca Raton, FL G12d (DeMicheli, Blanka)
Willwerth, Benjamin Jupiter, FL B12d (Limon, Fernando)
Willwerth, Finn (441) Jupiter, FL B12s,B12d (Petreski, Maximilian)
wuhrman, ryan (137) Lake Worth, FL G12d (Slama, Mia),G12s
Top seed on the boys’ side is U.S. #7 Thomas Faurel (Scottsdale, AZ) while U.S. #19 Emma Roeck (Novi, MI) sits atop the girls’ field.
All draws and schedules will be available at https://is.gd/DyTTrA with further information available at https://yellowtennisball.com/ytbjuniors/. Media interested in covering the event or scheduling player interviews should contact John Butler, 561-350-6795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete schedule of PIM’s YellowTennisBall.com Junior Tennis Series, please go to https://yellowtennisball.com/usta-events/. PIM is the sister company of Match Point, Inc., owners and operators of the Delray Beach Open (ATP World Tour/ATP Champions Tour event).