Beatrice Cedermark from Sweden became runner up again in doubles in Costa rica, a G3 ITF Junior event held from March 8-13. Her partner was Nadia Ravita from Indonesia. Out of the 3 matches they had to win to get to the finals, two of them were decided in a 3rd set match tie breaker. First round they won over Blecher and Franco 6-1, 6-0; 2nd round over Elbaba and Gajic 2-6, 6-2, 11-9; semis over Dai and Zinko 2-6, 6-2, 10-7. Final match was against Sanesi and Beazant. They won the first set 6-2 playing very consistent from baseline and good decisive volleys. Second set they were down 0-5, came back to 5-5 serving Ravita 40-15 but couldn't close it. They broke Sanesi in next game to force a tie breaker but were not able to play their best and lost it 7-2. They lost 10-8 in a very closed match tie breaker that could have gone either way. Beatrice's results from Guatemala and Costa Rica will move her up in singles ITF world junior ranking to around # 520.
Mac Styslinger became singles Champion by defeating Morgan Mays from Long Boat Key 6-3, 6-1. Mac only lost 1 set during the entire tournament, it was to another IMG student, Joseph VanDooren from Belgium, who was up 3-0 in the third set but Mac came back to win it 7-5. The reason for his very good performance was his big first serve and a very powerful forehand that gave him a lot of winners in every match and got him out of trouble in many occasions. Mac has top tennis material. Watch out for him!!
His results were: 1st rd beat VanDooren 4-6, 6-1, 7-5; 2nd rd beat Napolitano 6-3, 62; quarter finals beat Ochota 6-1, 6-1; semis beat Artunedo-Martinavarr 6-3, 6-2; finals Morgan Mays 6-3, 6-1. With this title in a G3 ITF event Mac will be top 150 in ITF world ranking.