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Red Wildcats Finish Fourth at JTT National Championships

December 1, 2008 07:53 PM

Congratulations to the Red Wildcats from Winter Park, representing USTA Florida, who finished fourth at the 2008 14 & Under (Advanced) USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships, Oct. 23-26 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama!  The Wildcats finished first in their flight, defeating teams from USTA Middle States (4-1), USTA Southern (5-0) and USTA Intermountain (5-0).  The team played USTA Northern in the semifinals, but fell short to the eventual tournament champions named “Lord of the Strings”.  

It was a close race for third and fourth place as USTA Florida played USTA Eastern in the playoffs.  Emily Myers and Lauren Filburn of Florida won their doubles match 6-4, 6-1; however, Eastern claimed the boy’s and girl’s singles, boy’s doubles and mixed doubles divisions.  Shilin Xu of Florida came from behind in her singles match against Arielle Griffin of Eastern and pushed the match into a third set tiebreak after losing the first set, yet she fell just short of victory in the tiebreak.

Congratulations Wildcats for your hard work, determination and perseverance at Nationals!






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