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Rogers, McCarthy Soar At National Hard Courts

August 16, 2010 02:00 PM
Sekou Bangoura (left) and Nathan Pasha
Shelby Rogers has risen to No. 71 in the world.
Shelby Rogers, of Daniel Island, S.C., captured the USTA Girls’ 18s National Hard Court Championship singles title and will receive a singles wild card entry into the women’s main draw of the 2010 US Open.
 
Nathan Pasha, of Atlanta, Lauren Herring, Greenville, N.C., and Grace Min, Duluth, Ga., also received wild cards into the US Open doubles main draw with their victories in the USTA Boys' and Girls' National Hard Court Championships.
 
In the Boys' 18s, (2) Sekou Coker Bangoura, Bradenton, Fla., and Nathan Pasha, Atlanta, d. (6) Matthew Kandath, Gansevoort, N.Y., and Jack Sock, Lincoln, Neb., 7-5, 6-3.
 
In the USTA Girls’ 18s National Hard Court Championships, (5) Lauren Herring, Greenville, N.C., and Grace Min, Duluth, Ga., d. (9) Kaitlyn Christian, Orange, Calif., and Whitney Kay, Alpharetta, Ga., 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
 
Kaitlyn McCarthy, 12, of Cary, N.C., swept the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Girls’ 12s National Championships held in Alpharetta, Ga. McCarthy, seeded No. 5, upset top seed Sofia Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., 6-4, 6-0, in the final, and partnered with Kenya Jones of Memphis, Tenn., to win the doubles title.
 
The nation’s top junior tennis players competed in eight USTA National Championships across the country last week. The singles and doubles champions at the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s events are traditionally awarded wild card entries into the US Open main draw. The singles runners-up in the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s divisions are traditionally offered wild card entries into the US Open qualifying. Jack Sock won the Boys' title.
 
Rogers, 17, defeated 17-year-old Nicole Gibbs of Santa Monica, Calif., 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(4), in the USTA Girls’ 18s final at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, to win her first national title. She reached her first professional final in May at the USTA Pro Circuit $50,000 event in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and will compete in her first Grand Slam tournament at the US Open.
 
Highlights of other Southern players at USTA National Hard Court Championships include:
In the Boys' 18s, (2) Sekou Coker Bangoura, Bradenton, Fla., and Nathan Pasha, Atlanta, d. (6) Matthew Kandath, Gansevoort, N.Y., and Jack Sock, Lincoln, Neb., 7-5, 6-3.
 
In the USTA Girls’ 18s National Hard Court Championships, (5) Lauren Herring, Greenville, N.C., and Grace Min, Duluth, Ga., d. (9) Kaitlyn Christian, Orange, Calif., and Whitney Kay, Alpharetta, Ga., 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
 
In the USTA Girls’ 16s National Hard Court Championships, Catherine Harrison, Germantown, Tenn., and Hannah King, Dunwoody, Ga., d. (1) Desirae Krawczyk, Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Alyssa Smith, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 7-6(1), 7-6(3).
 
In the USTA Girls’ 14s National Hard Court Championships, (5) Jessie Lynn Paul, Greenville, N.C., d. (9) Lauren Goodman, Fort Wayne, Ind., 6-2, 6-3.
 
In the USTA Girls’ 12s National Hard Court Championships, (5) Kaitlyn McCarthy, Cary, N.C., d. (1) Sofia Kenin, Pembroke Pines, Fla., 6-4, 6-0.
 
Doubles: (2) Kenya Jones, Memphis, Tenn., and Kaitlyn McCarthy, Cary, N.C., d. (9) Caroline Dolehide, Hinsdale, Ill., and Zoe Spence, Chicago, 6-1, 6-4.
 
 

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