Georgia’s Lindsay Burdette and North Carolina’s Katrina Tsang to Compete for Team USA in Australia

December 19, 2003 02:27 PM

USTA High Performance Coaches today announced the names of seven girls invited to represent the United States in three ITF junior tennis tournaments to be played in Australia in 2004. Included on the list are Lindsay Burdette, of Jackson, GA, and Katrina Tsang, of Raleigh, NC.

The players are scheduled to compete in the Victorian Junior Championships, the Australian Hardcourt Junior Championships and the Australian Open Junior Championships. All events will be played in Victoria, Australia between January 9 and February 4, 2004.

“We believe these tournaments provide an excellent developmental experience giving our players an opportunity to build on their ITF World Junior Ranking,” explained Elke Juul, Coordinator of Player Services, USA Tennis High Performance. “We are excited to provide this opportunity as a service to our High Performance players through our USA Tennis High Performance Services Program.”

Lindsay Burdette, 15, currently holds an ITF Junior Singles ranking of No. 164 and a Doubles ranking of No. 81. Burdette posted solid showings in 2003, advancing into the Round of 32 at the US Open Junior Championships, her first Grand Slam appearance. Burdette was also a finalist at the Chanda Rubin American Junior Tennis Classic in Atlanta and she won doubles titles with partner Yvette Hyndman at the Chanda Rubin ITF Junior Classic in South Carolina and the Appletise Winchester Junior Tournament in Great Britain.

Katrina Tsang, 15, currently holds an ITF Junior Singles ranking of No. 78 and a Doubles ranking of No. 91. While Tsang did not compete in any of the Junior Slams in 2003, she did capture two ITF Junior titles, including a singles championship at the Chanda Rubin ITF Junior Classic in South Carolina and a doubles title, with partner Jessi Robinson, at the USTA International Grass Court Championships. Tsang narrowly missed the title sweep at the USTA Grass Courts, losing in the singles final to Salome Devidze of Georgia.

Coached by Katie Schlukebir and Ray Ruffels, Team USA’s team roster includes; Lindsay Burdette, Katrina Tsang, Mary Gambale (Billerica, MA), Alexa Glatch (Newport Beach, CA), Vania King (Long Beach, CA), Krysty Marcio (Coral Springs, FL) and Yasmin Schnack (Melbourne, FL).

 

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