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Florida Juniors at French Open; US Open Casting Call Announced

May 26, 2010 07:00 PM
4 Florida Juniors Competing at French Open Jrs.

Four Florida juniors are among the nine boys and nine girls who have been accepted into the main draw and the qualifying draw at the 2010 Roland Garros Junior Championships. The main draw will be played May 30-June 6 at Roland Garros in Paris, while the qualifying will be played in Montrouge, France, on May 27-28. 

Boca Raton's Andrea Collarini is in the boy's main draw, joined by Denis Kudla of Arlington, Va.; Mitchell Frank of Annandale, Va.; Junior Ore of Gaithersburg, Md.; Raymond Sarmiento of Fontana, Calif.; and Nick Chappell of Indianapolis.

Boca Raton's Denis Novikov is in the boy's qualifying draw with Dane Webb of Richardson, Tex.; and Mitchell Krueger of Aledo, Tex.

Two Floridians are in the girl's qualifying draw in Chanelle Van Nguyen of Coconut Grove and Annie Mulholland of Bradenton, joined by Monica Turewicz of Saratoga, Calif.; Grace Min of Duluth, Ga.; and Caitlyn Williams of Knoxville, Tenn.

Four U.S. girls made the main draw: Beatrice Capra of Ellicott City, Md.; Lauren Davis of Gates Mills, Ohio; Sloane Stephens of San Pedro, Calif.; and Ester Goldfeld of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jennifer Capriati (1989) and John McEnroe (1977) were the last Americans to win a junior singles title at Roland Garros.
 
Americans Ashley Harkleroad (2002), Brian Baker (2003) and Alex Kuznetsov (2004) all reached the Roland Garros junior singles final in consecutive years, while Meghann Shaughnessy reached the girls' final in 1996.
 

2010 US Open Casting Call

The USTA will hold its annual US Open Casting Call on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, to find kids 12-and-under to sing during the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Auditions will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and children will be asked to sing a cappella (without music) all or a portion of "America the Beautiful."

Celebrity judges will include Justin Chon and Alex Meraz from "The Twilight Saga," and former Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts. For more info go to www.usta.com.
 

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