USTA FLORIDA POSTS ABOUT My National Championship

August 12, 2015

 

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          Girls’ 12s USTA Nationals winner Nikki Yanez of Sarasota

 

Florida junior tennis players won two singles and three doubles championships last weekend as the annual USTA National Hard Court Championships were held across the country in age groups 18-12.

Nikki Yanez of Sarasota was also a national champion, capturing the USTA Girls’ 12s National Championship title, held in Alpharetta, Ga. The No. 17 seed, in the final Yanez defeated unseeded Rachel Arbitman of Hewlett, N.Y., 7-5, 7-6.

“In the round of 16 I was down a set and a break, then came back to win 12 of the next 14 games for the win,” Yanez said of a tournament that was filled with comebacks as she upended the No. 5, 4 and 1 seeds. “In the semifinals I was down 3-1 in the third set and then won five games in a row to win the match. In the finals I was down 5-1 in the first set then won six games in a row to win the set. Being 11 years old, this was only my second nationals tournament, but I made a few adjustments from the clay nationals last month and it paid off.”

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Rick Vach

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