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Brian Baker and Robert Cameron Selected to Compete in Two Events in England

June 23, 2003 04:29 PM

USA Tennis High Performance announced the names of the players invited by USTA High Performance Coaches Richard Ashby, Dean Goldfine and Martin Van Daalen to represent the United States in two ITF events in England. The players will be competing in the LTA International Junior Tennis Championships-Roehampton and The Junior Championships at Wimbledon to be held June 22-July 6, 2003. These international tournaments will provide an excellent developmental experience and give these players an opportunity to build on their ITF World Junior Ranking.

Two USTA Southern Section players made the team: Nashville's Brian Baker and Lenoir City, TN's Robert Cameron.

Baker, a singles finalist at the 2003 French Open Juniors, is the third-ranked junior player in the world. During his impressive French Open run earlier this month, he defeated the top seeded and top-ranked junior in the world, Marko Baghdatis of Cyprus. Baker's appearance in the boys' finals at the French Open was the first for an American since 1989. The last American to win the Boys' title at Roland Garros was John McEnroe, who accomplished that feat in 1977.

Seventeen year old Robert Cameron has enjoyed a highly successful junior playing career. Among his many accomplishments is a 2002 Super National Clay Court Championship and a current ITF ranking of No. 29 in the world. He was also runner-up at the 17th Annual Yucatan Cup in December 2002. Cameron is far and away one of the rising tennis stars in the USTA Southern Section.

Dean Goldfine, USTA High Performance Coach
Martin Van Daalen, USTA High Performance Coach

Brian Baker Nashville, TN
Robert Cameron Lenoir City, TN
Alex Kuznetsov Richboro, PA
Phillip Simmonds Reston, VA
Denis Zivkovic Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Richard Ashby, USTA High Performance Coach

Julia Cohen Weston, FL
Carly Gullickson Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Krysty Marcio Sunrise, FL
Michelle Mitchell East Amherst, NY/Hilton Head Is., SC
Alexandra Mueller Abington, PA




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