Thursday's round of 16 saw a series of major upsets and overall exciting matchups, and Friday's quarterfinals were no different.
In the Girls' 18s Division, 16-seed Barbara Haas of Austria, fresh off of her upset of world No. 1 junior Taylor Townsend, played to a packed crowd at court 1 as she faced off against the No. 9 seed, Canada's Carol Zhao. Haas was cool under pressure, and appeared un-phased after dropping the first set. The two players traded blows in the second set, but Haas ralliedto take control of the match and defeated Zhao, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
In the Boys 18s, after playing a marathon match yesterday to dispatch the threat of Italy's Fillipo Baldi, top-seeded Noah Rubin of the United States faced off against No. 9 seed Ymer Elias of Sweden. Rubin, a fit player who is light on his feet, fought valiantly for every point he could get, but could not outlast Elias after two hours of playing. Elias not only pulled the upset, but felled the final U.S. player in the Boys 18s, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Notably,IMG Academy student-athleteGianni Ross, a native of Chicago, is having a brilliant run the Boys' 14s Division of theEddie Herr.Today, Ross scored a major victory by defeating Connor Hance, the 12-seed out of California, in three sets, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4. Hance came to Florida with two USTA tournament wins in 2012 under his belt, and a 35-9 overall singles record on the year. Earlier this year, Ross took the title in the Boys 13s of the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open in June.
The Eddie Herr picks back up tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. with semi-finals action.
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Quarterfinals singles results:
Boy's 18s Singles
Elias Ymer (9), Sweden, def. Noah Rubin (1), United States, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Christian Garin (8), Chile, def. Mackenzie McDonald (4), United States, 6-1, 6-1
Mazen Osama, Egypt, def. Spencer Papa (5), United States, 6-4, 6-3
Laslo Djere (6), Serbia, def. Brayden Schnur, Canada, 7-6(1), 6-1
Boy's 16s Singles
Jordi Arconada, United States, def. Alexandru Gozun, United States, 7-6(4), 7-5
Soon Woo Kwon, Korea, def. Nicolas Alvarez (7), Peru, 7-6(3), 6-4
Walker Duncan, United States, def. Carter Lin (3), United States, 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-4
Ku Keon Kang (1), Korea, def. Francis Tiafoe (9), United States, 6-3, 6-1
Boys' 14s Singles
Gianni Ross (13), United States, def. Connor Hance (12), United States, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
Evan Zhu (4), United States, def. Chengze Lu, China, 6-2. 6-1
Chanyeong Oh, Korea (3), def. Liam Caruana, United States, 6-1, 6-1
Orlando Luz (1), Brazil, def. Mbithi Mwendwa (9), United States, 6-3, 6-3
Boy's 12s Singles
Rudolf Molleker (16), Germany, def. Boris Kozlov (10), United States, 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-4
Alen Avidzba, Russia, def. Jenson Brooksby, United States, 6-0, 6-3
Nikolay Vylegzhanin (3), Russia, def. Keenan Mayo (6), United States, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Yshai Oliel (1), Israel, def. Andrew Fenty (9), United States, 6-3, 6-0
Girl's 18 Singles
Barbara Haas (16), Austria, def. Carol Zhao, Canada, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Belinda Bencic (5), Switzerland, def. Jennifer Brady (14), United States, 6-1, 6-4
Ana Konjuh (7), Croatia, def. Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-2
Katerina Siniakova (2), Czech Republic, def. Fiona Ferro, France, 6-3, 6-4
Girl's 16 Singles
Chloe Ouellet-Pizer, United States, def. Camila Wesbrooks, United States, 7-5, 6-3
Marie Norris (4), United States, def. Ndindi Ndunda, United States, 6-4, 6-0
Carolyn Xie, United States, def. Maddie Pothoff (12), United States, 6-0, 6-2
Terri Fleming, United States, def. Shiyu Xu, China, 6-3, 6-1
Girl's 14s Singles
Zhanian Wei, China, def. Ingrid Neel, United States, 6-7(3), 6-2, 6-3
Sofia Kenin (3), United States, def. Siqi Cao (8), China, 6-3, 6-0
Dominique Schaefer (9), United States, def. Madeline Meredith, United States, 6-3, 6-2
Fanni Stollar (7), Hungary, def. Usue Arconda (1), Puerto Rico, 7-6(3), 6-3
Girl's 12s Singles
Anastasia Potapova (10), Russia, def. Nicole Conrad, United States, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
Jiaqi Ren (12), China, def. Katarina Zavatska, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-2
Ellie Douglas (8), United States, def. Anzhelika Isaeva, Ukraine, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Abigail Desiatnikov (1), United States, def. Dayana Yastremska (5), Ukraine, 6-2, 6-4