The 2013 Orange Bowl continues in Miami, Fla., and IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis student-athletes are still going strong.
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.
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.
The 2013 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships continue on the campus of IMG Academy, and our own student-athletes continue to make an impression heading into Thursday's Round of 16.
The IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program is well represented in the 2013 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, currently taking place on campus. The first round of main draw singles took place over the course of Monday and Tuesday, and IMG Academy student-athletes made their mark. Leading the way was Sany Gawande. The week before Eddie Herr, Gawande traveled to Augusta, Ga. to compete in the USTA National Opens Girls 12s.
BAYSHORE GARDENS -- He exudes a relaxed, easygoing attitude.
That's off the tennis court.
On it, Michael Mmoh emits a fiery competitiveness.
"A very calm and cool guy off the court, but definitely when it gets near competition, he's very motivated by it and doesn't shy away from it," said Glenn Weiner, one of Mmoh's coaches at IMG Academy.
Mmoh's lone opponent thus far at the 2013 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, France's Maxime Janvier, felt Mmoh's wrath on the clay surface in the boys 18s.