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.
Quarterfinal singles matches and semifinal doubles began at 9:00 a.m. Friday.
Other IMG Academy winners from Thursday included:
Boys 18s - Naoki Nakagawa def. Sumit Nagal, 7-6(5), 6-2
Boys 18s - Deiton Baughman def. Lucas Miedler, 7-6(5), 6-3
Girls 16s - Ingrid Neel def. Julia Eshet, 6-2, 6-2
Boys 14s - Miomir Kecmanovic def. Vasil Kirkov, 6-3, 6-1
Girls 12s - Whitney Osuigwe def. Nina Gulbransen, 6-2, 6-3