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Four Southerners Named To Florida Training Center

September 28, 2009 09:26 AM

Thai Kwiatkowski, of Charlotte, N.C., and Mia King, of Hendersonville, N.C., have joined Grace Min, of Duluth, Ga., and Nathan Pasha, of Atlanta, as members of the 2009-2010 class at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.

Pasha has been training at the facility since 2007 and Min was named to train there in 2008.

The USTA announced the 13 boys and six girls who have been accepted into its 2009-2010 class at the USTA Training Center Headquarters. The students* will reside and train full-time at the facility, where they will receive coaching from the USTA National Coaching staff and will continue their academic education through course work provided by Kaplan Virtual Education.

The following players will train full-time at the USTA Training Center Headquarters this school year:

Boys
Justin Butsch, Miami Beach, Fla. ^
Luca Corinteli, Alexandria, Va.
Joseph DiGiulio, Newport Beach, Fla.
Jeremy Efferding, Lake Worth, Fla. ^
Tyler Gardiner, Novi, Mich. ~
Alexios Halebian, Glendale, Calif. ~
Daniel Kerznerman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nikko Madregallego, Duarte, Calif.
Spencer Papa, Edmond, Okla.

Girls
Julia Boserup, Boca Raton, Fla. ^
Spencer Liang, Potomac, Md.
Amanda Lin, West Chester, Ohio
Christina McHale, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. ^

* Efferding and Boserup are from Boca Raton area, live at home, but train full-time at the USTA facility.
~ was also in the 2008-09 class of students at Boca Raton
^ - was also in both the 2007-08 and the 2008-09 classes

“I think we are bringing in a very dynamic group of kids from all age groups,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. “We have a great group of committed players who have demonstrated a strong work-ethic and desire. Our hope is that they will push each other to become the best players they can be.”

The class includes players who have posted strong national and international results in all age groups, including McHale, who won the 2009 USTA Girls’ 18s National Championship and the 2009
Girls’ 18s Easter Bowl, Boserup, who won the 2008 Dunlop Orange Bowl, Pasha, who won the 2008 USTA Boys’ 16s National Clay Court Championships, and Papa, who won the 2008 USTA
Boys’ 12s National Championship.

Former players who have trained full-time with USTA Player Development at the Boca facility include 2009 USTA Boys’ 18s National Champion Chase Buchanan, 2008 USTA National Clay Court
Champion Evan King and 2007 USTA Girls’ 18s National Champion Ashley Weinhold.

 

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