During the summer season, IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis programhosts several on campus USTA Tournaments. These tournaments serve as a great way for IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program summer campers to use their newly learned skills and strategies in competitive match play.
This past weekend, IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program students competed well and had outstanding results. In the Boy's 18 Singles, Bernardo Sanson won the entire draw. Bernardo was seeded number one in the tournament and is in the summer program in Coach David Ayme's(a.k.a Red)group. Coach Red is known for training and coaching professional tennis players like Tommy Haas. Bernardo crushed his opponent, 6-0, 6-0, in the finals. Another one of CoachRed's students also played well in the Boy's 18 Singles. Nicholas McDonnell lost a close semifinal match with a score of 6-4, 7-5. In the Boy's 16 Singles, Tommy Worcester and William Burger fought hard, both loosing tough matches in the semifinals. In the Boy's 14 Singles, Roland Berecz was a finalist. Roland istraining in the summer program in Coach Jose Lambert's group. Roland lost to the number one seed of the draw with a score of 6-4, 6-0.
The Girl's divisions also showed remarkable winning results. For the Girl's 16 Singles, Olga Basko came out on top, winning the entire division. Olga is a full-time student but is also spending her summer here training in Coach Red's group. Karen Zafiros, who was seeded second in the Girls 16's,crushed her earlier round opponents but lost in the semifinals. In the Girl's 14 Singles, two Bollettieri students made it to the finals. Sajana Sudhir, who was seeded fourth in the draw, defeated full-time student, Whitney Osuigwe, in the championship match with a score of 6-2, 6-0. Last but not least, the Girl's 10 Singles. In this division, full-time student, Elli Mandlik, became champion. Elli was seeded number one in the draw and did not drop a set for the entire tournament.
The next Bollettieri-IMG Academy Junior Championshipwill be on July 30th. All players are guaranteed two matches with a consolation back draw. You must be an USTA Member to enter and you can register on the USTA website. Entries close on July 27th at 11:59 pm.