Thanksgiving Champions Crowned at USTA National Indoors
by Rhiannon Potkey, 29 November 2023
As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, the best junior tennis players in the nation converged to compete for gold balls in the USTA National Indoor Championships. Champions were crowned in various singles and doubles divisions, spreading across different locations from Kansas to Massachusetts.
Boys 18 singles: No. 7 Mark Krupkin defeated Jimin Jung 6-3, 6-2 at Overland Park Racquet Club in Overland Park, Kansas.
Girls 18 singles: No. 2 Elizabeth Ionescu emerged victorious over No. 1 Capucine Jauffret with a 6-3, 6-3 win at the Indianapolis Racquet Club in Indiana.
Boys 16 singles: No. 3 Drew Fishback secured a 6-4, 6-2 win over No. 14 Gregory Bernadsky at XS Tennis Village in Chicago.
Girls 16 singles: No. 9 Julia Werdiger memorably bested No. 10 Elena Daskalova with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Boys 14 singles: No. 1 Safir Azam came out on top against No. 4 Rafael Lopez with a 7-5, 6-4 win at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago.
Girls 14 singles: No. 9 Margaret Sohns triumphed over No. 1 Reiley Rhodes who retired due to injury at Twos Athletic Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Boys 12 singles: No. 1 Smyan Thuta claimed victory over No. 5 Andres Quijada with a 6-1, 6-2 win at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Girls 12 singles: No. 4 Kathryn Cragg emerged victorious with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 15 London Evans at Manchester Athletic Club in Manchester, Massachusetts.
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About Rhiannon Potkey
Rhiannon Potkey is a veteran sportswriter with more than two decades of experience in journalism. Potkey has covered many sports at many levels and has a passion for finding great stories. Potkey has covered the U.S. Open, junior sectional and national events, college conference championships and Davis Cup matches. Potkey is currently Content Strategist for Tennis Recruiting. You can reach Rhiannon by email at [email protected].
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