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Donald Young Loses in Quarterfinals of Boy’s US Open

September 9, 2005 10:39 AM

After being knocked out in straight sets in the Men’s Tournament last week, Donald Young, 16 of Atlanta, Georgia, was ranked #1 for the Boy’s US Open Tournament. On Friday he could not come from behind and lost in three-sets 7-6(1) 2-6 7-6(2) to Sun-Yong Kim (6) of Korea in the quarterfinals. For the fourth time during this tournament Young had to come from behind but was unable to get the victory this time.

Young faced fellow American Matt Bruch in the third round and after losing the first set in a tie breaker he came back to win 6-7, 7-6, 6-2. In both his first and second round matches, Young also started off slow losing the first set but has been able to breeze through the final two sets and move on.

Young also received a Wild Card entry into the Men’s Draw of the Open after winning the Boys' 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo. He is currently the top ranked junior player in the in the world and is the youngest junior ever to win a junior Grand Slam - the 2005 Australian Open.

 

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