The 2013 Orange Bowl continues in Miami, Fla., and IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis student-athletes are still going strong.
The season is still young, and the IMG Academy Boys Basketball program is putting up impressive results early in the season.
For many IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis student-athletes who competed in last week's Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, there was not much rest as they traveled to south Florida to take part in the 2013 Orange Bowl Tennis Championships. The Orange Bowl got underway this week, and today Nandini Das of India stole the show with a monumental upset of Alexa Graham. Graham recently turned professional, and is five-star prospect regarded as the No. 1 player in the state of New York for the Class of 2016.
IMG Academy's Kavan Eubank made IMG Junior Golf Tour history when he teed off at Grand Cypress Golf Club - New Course for Thanksgiving at Grand Cypress, held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 29 - Dec. 1. The event attracted a full field of 90 players, including several from as far as Australia. Eubank, playing in the Boys 15-18 division, stole the show with a record shattering performance through the three-day event.
IMG Academy alumna Kelly Tan received her LPGA Tour card for 2014 after carding a seven-under 353 (72-72-71-70-68) in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament - Stage III, played at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., Dec. 4-8. Tan finished T-13 alongside Victoria Elizabeth (Dayton, Ohio), Lisa Ferrero (Lodi, Calif.), Paula Reto (Cape Town, South Africa), Paz Echeverria (Santiago, Chile) and Silvia Cavalleri (Milano, Italy).
Over the weekend, the IMG Academy Women's Basketball program traveled to Chicago, Ill. to participate in the Crete-Monee 1st Annual Cross Town Shootout.. The event hosted nine of the top-ranked programs in the Midwest, and our girls did not disappoint against some of the region's best. After two tough games, IMG Academy finished as the top-seed in the event. Khaleann Caron-Goudreau was recognized as the tournamwent MVP for her stellar performance.
The IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program’s own Miomir Kecmanovic went the distance at the 2013 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, winning the Boys 14 singles title. Kecmanovic, the No. 1 seed, put the exclamation point on his impressive run with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Patrick Kypson of Greenville, N.C. in the final.
Among the field of more than 1,300 aspiring players from 80+ countries that checked in to compete in this year's Eddie Herr Intenational Junior Tennis Championships, five IMG Academy student-athletes have emerged as quarterfinalists in their respective divisions.
Notably in the Girls 16s, Ingrid Neel is gunning for a spot in the semifinals after reaching the Girls 14s quarterfinals in last year's event. Neel is on the right track after defeating Julia Eshet decisively, 6-2, 6-2.
On Wednesday night, the IMG Academy Womens National Team took the floor to take on the Australian U18 National Team. The Ascenders, who have been off to hot start this season put on an impressive showing against the Australians, winning 60-44.