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Florida's Unseeded Addison Wins G16 Orange Bowl Singles, R-up Doubles

December 13, 2009 06:00 PM
Breaunna Addison burst into prominence on the U.S. junior tennis radar over the weekend when the 14-year-old unseeded Boca Raton resident won the singles final and narrowly lost the doubles final in a third-set tiebreak in the Girls 16 division at the prestigious Dunlop Orange Bowl International Junior Tennis Championship in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Addison entered the event ranked No. 621 in the USTA national Girls 16s rankings, and in the all-Florida final upset No. 10 Kelsey Laurente of Miramar 6-1, 6-2 to finish a dream week at Crandon Park.

"After 2-1...I knew from there if I just could keep going and moving my feet, I could definitely do it," Addison told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "She was letting me dictate so that's pretty much my game -- trying to come in -- and she kinda played into my strengths."

Addison is a Louisiana native who moved to the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton 2-1/2 years ago to train with national coach Lori McNeil.

In the Girls 16s doubles final, Addison was seeded No. 8 with partner Caitlyn Williams of Tennessee, losing to the No. 2-seeded Canadian team of Elisabeth Abanda and Emma Onila 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-7.

Other American winners at the event were Alexios Halebian defeating Marcos Giron 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the all-California Boys 16 singles final, and in the Boys 16s doubles final, No. 6-seeded Hunter Harrington of South Carolina and Mitchell Krueger of Texas defeating unseeded Diego Hidalgo of Ecuador and Thiago Monteiro of Brazil 4-6, 7-6(2), 10-6.

In the Boys 18 final, No. 1-seeded Gianni Mina of France defeated No. 8 Arthur DeGreef of Beligum 6-4, 6-4. The Boys 18s doubles title went to the unseeded team of Mikhail Biryukov and Alexander Rumyantsev of Russia, who surprised top seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France and Kevin Krawietz of Germany 6-2, 2-6, 10-8.

Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski won the Girls 18s crown, becoming the first Canadian to win the Orange Bowl title in 27 years, defeating top-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. The unseeded Dabrowski is the first Canadian to win since future tour player Carling Bassett did it as a 15-year-old in 1982.

In the Girls 18s doubles final, No. 8-seeded Anna Orlik of Belarus and Valeria Solovieva of Russia eased past unseeded Polina Pekhova of Belarus and Noel Scott of Maryland 6-2, 6-2.





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