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Tennis Briefs: Fla. Jrs. at French; ITA Award Winner

May 14, 2013 12:29 PM

Florida's Duval, Kozlov, Vickery in French Open Jrs. Main Draws

Stefan Kozlov (bottom) with model/actress Brooklyn Decker and the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team in 2012
Two Florida junior girls and one boy will represent the Sunshine State in French Open junior main draw play when the Roland Garros French Open Junior Championships kicks off on June 2-8, 2013, in Paris.
In the girls' main draw will be 17-year-old Victoria Duval of Delray Beach, and 18-year-old Sachia Vickery of Hollywood, Fla.
In 2012, Duval won the USTA Girls' 18s national title to earn a wildcard into the US Open main draw, where she played Kim Clijsters in the first round. Duval and Vickery both train at the USTA Training Center-Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.
In the boys' main draw will be 15-year-old Stefan Kozlov of Pembroke Pines, Fla., the youngest player in the Top 20 of the world junior rankings, and the second-youngest player in the French Open boys' main draw. Kozlov also trains at the USTA Training Center-Headquarters in Boca Raton.
Other U.S. girls in the main draw are Taylor Townsend (17, Chicago), the No. 1-ranked junior in the world at the end of 2012; Christina Makarova (16, San Diego); and Jamie Loeb (18, Ossining, N.Y.).
U.S. boys in the main draw joining Kozlov are Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (18, Charlotte, N.C.), Noah Rubin (17, Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Luca Corinteli (17, Alexandria, Va.) and Spencer Papa (17, Edmond, Okla.).

Embry-Riddle's Huang Named ITA Tennis Rookie of the Year

HuangEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Hui-I Huang was named the NAIA women's Rookie Player of the Year this week when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its 2013 national award winners for NAIA men's and women's tennis.
Huang stepped into a major role for Embry-Riddle this season by playing at the always-competitive No. 1 position. In her first year with the Eagles, Huang collected 14 overall wins with an 8-3 mark at No. 1 singles, including three wins over Top 20 opponents.
She also finished third in the NAIA doubles draw at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches representing over 1,200 institutions, administers regional and national championships and the ITA College Tennis Rankings for over 20,000 college varsity student-athletes at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels.





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