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IMG Academy student-athlete Katarina Kozarov turns in impressive performance in Tunisia

Milos Kozarov
Katarina Kozarov shows off her trophy after taking runner up at the ITF Tunisia Juniors, her first career finals appearance.

IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis student-athlete Katarina Kozarov turned in an impressive performance in Tunisia at the Grade 4 ITF Junior Tunisia, held June 26-30. At the event, the 15-year old Kozarov made her first career finals appearance after defeating Tamara Kupkova of the Slovak Republic in the semifinals. It was a long, hard-fought match that ended with Kozarov competing for a shot at the tournament title, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(10). However, Kozarov's run would come to an end in the finals to the event's top-seeded player, Viktoria Kuzmova, also of the Slovak Republic and currently ranked No. 201 in the ITF rankings. Kozarov is a native of Serbia, and has tallied a 5-2 singles record in ITF play on the year .