The Big Guns @ The Orange Bowl


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Dominic Thiem of Austria is the top seeded boy at the Orange Bowl.  Thiem is coming off two straight tournament victories including a win at the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championships.  Eugenie Bouchard of Canada Heads the girls field.  Bouchard is 5th in the world, Thiem is 8th,  If you are wondering where the players are who are ranked ahead of them, for the most part you will find them on the Challenger circuit.  Many top juniors make the jump to concentrating on professional events after the U.S. Open.

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Dominic Thiem is a male tennis player, who was born in Wr. Neustadt (Austria) in 3 September 1993. Dominic started playing tennis at the age of 6. His favourite tennis court surface is clay. Dominic Thiem likes to play soccer and to do ski jumping. He is right handed and his coach is Guenter Bresnik. (from www.dominicthiem.com)

Austria´s 16 years old Dominic Thiem has won his first match as a professional tennis player. He recieved a WC in Kitzbühel and beat Alexandre Sidorenko 3:6 7:6 6:4
He never played a Future match but will recieve 8 points for winning the first round. His next opponent is Victor Crivoi.
In Wimbledon and Roland Garros he practiced with Roger Federer and in Paris with Rafael Nadal.
Good luck! (from Men’s tennis Forum on August 3, 2010)

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Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard (born February 25, 1994) is a Canadian professional tennis player. On November 21, 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 301. She is currently playing on the Junior Circuit and on the ITF Circuit.  She has a younger brother, William, a sister, Charlotte, and a non-identical twin sister, Beatrice, and her parents are Julie and Mike. Eugénie started playing tennis at age 5 and she is a member of Tennis Canada’s National Training Centre in Montreal.

At the Australian Open, she lost in the semifinals of the singles junior event against fifth seed and good friend Mónica Puig by the score of 6–4, 6–4. A week later, she won her first professional title at the ITF $25,000 Burnie International, where she defeated fellow 16 year old qualifier Zheng Saisai 6–4, 6–3 in the final.[2][3] She won her second professional title on April 10 at the ITF $10,000 in Šibenik, Croatia. She defeated qualifier Jessica Ginier in the final by the score of 6–2, 6–0. She missed the French Open due to an injury. At Wimbledon, Bouchard lost in the quarterfinals of the singles junior event to the number three seed Irina Khromacheva 6–2, 6–2 but won the doubles junior event with her partner Grace Min. She also reached a week later her first professional doubles final with Megan Moulton-Levy at the $50,000 ITF tournament in Waterloo, where she lost 6–3, 3–6, 10–7. At the end of July, she beat the 114th ranked player Alison Riske 6–3, 6–2 at the Citi Open in College Park. It was her first WTA main draw win. With that win, she had the chance to meet number 2 seed Nadia Petrova in the second round, but lost 6–2, 6–2.

The above information is from Wikipedia – CLICK HERE

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Americans in the boys draw include John Harrison Richmond, William Kwok, Mitchell Krueger, Trey Strobel, Spencer Papa, Roy Lederman, Ronnie Schneider, Harrison Adams, Alexios Halebian, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Mackenzie McDonald, J C Aragone & Noah Rubin.  Regular readers of this blog will recognize the name of Noah Rubin as we have written about him before.  As a USTA/Eastern player, Noah has been in our area several times for Sectional Championship tournaments.  Noah’s dad – Eric – is a U Albany grad.  Noah is just 15 years old so he has 3 more years in the juniors.

See Also: ITF Juniors – USTA’s International Spring Championships

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American Girls include Hayley Carter, Chalena Scholl, Blair Shankle, Kendall Woodard, Krista Hardebeck, Taylor Townsend, Danielle Rose Collns, Anne-Liz Jeukeng, Kelsey Laurente, Julie Elbalba  – another Eastern player who has played Sectionals here, Sachia Vickery, Stephanie Nauta, Alexandra Kiick, Lynn Chi, Breunna Addison, Nadia Eccheverria Alam, Maci Epstein, Kyle McPhillips, Samantha Crawford, Jennifer Brady, Catherine Harrison.

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