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2011 Easter Bowl Ntl Spring Champs II

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Hey Tennis Friends!

A couple of weekends ago, I had the privilege to, once again, emcee the
USTA Junior National Spring Championships: The 2011 Easter Bowl!

In addition to my duties, I was able to gather content for for the second, and final, day of this year’s championships:

It’s always entertaining to see some of the American juniors that just might be making their last stop at this level, before moving on up to the pros.

Here are the scores for the matches that I featured:

Caroline Doyle d. Kimberly Yee 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Later in the day, Doyle also won the doubles with partner Katrine Steffensen.

“It’s starting to sink in,” said Doyle. “It feels good.”

The unseeded Doyle, playing in just her second USTA National event, credited her move to Boca Raton and the work of her coach Kathy Rinaldi at the USTA Training Center Headquarters. Rinaldi was on hand to witness both titles Sunday.

“I definitely had it in my mind before the tournament that I could win but you never really expect it to happen,” she said.

Marcos Giron d. Mac Styslinger 6-1, 7-5
UCLA-bound Marcos Giron, who comes from the same Southern California city as one of America’s top pros, Sam Querrey, won his 18th consecutive match to capture the ITF boys’ 18s title.

Coincidentally, Thousand Oaks’ Giron became the first boy since Querrey to win both the Carson International Spring Championships and Easter Bowl titles, a feat accomplished by Querrey in 2005.

“That would be unbelievable to have the same career as Sam,” Giron said. “To be No. 20 in the world wouldn’t be so bad. Let’s see how this summer goes and then at UCLA. But I’m ready to start playing some Challengers right now. I couldn’t be more confident.”

Giron admitted fitness was a key ingredient to his success on Sunday.
“It really pays off in the end,” he said. “When your coach is yelling at you to go harder, go harder; this is when it pays off.”

He added: “I’m just so happy to go back-to-back: Carson and Easter Bowl. They’re such great tournaments with so many good players.”

Gage Brymer d. Ronnie Schneider 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
After losing the first game of the match, Brymer reeled off six straight games to win the set.

“It’s great to win the Easter Bowl because of all the greats who have come through here,” said Brymer, who is coached by his father Chuck at the Woodbridge Tennis Club.

Mitchell Krueger / Shane Vinsant
d. Emmett Egger / Mac Styslinger 6-2, 7-5

Once again, one of the finalists had to come back onto center court, after adequate rest, and play another final in the 100º heat!

It’s fun to come to these events to see the the new faces of the future of American tennis. Plus, it’s at the price we like here at Absolutely FREE!

Additional information in this report was provided by the Easter Bowl PR Press Aide, Steve Pratt.

I’ll see you next time, with more tennis, . . . outside the lines!

– Marcus Tennis

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