Our 'champseeders' performed really well at the prestigious Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl tournaments back in December in Plantation, Florida.
Noa Krznaric put in a fantastic performance to reach the final of the Junior Orange Bowl in the Girls 12U, where she was unfortunately defeated by 7th seed Ukrainian Daria Lopatetska 7/5 6/0. In the semi finals, Noa defeated another Champseed player, 4th seed Cori Gauff (USA), 6/4 6/4.
After winning the Eddie Herr tournament a few weeks before the Junior Orange Bowl, our player Chun Hsin Tseng (Taiwan) (3) reached the quarter finals in the Boys 14U, before losing to Anton Matusevich (17).
In the Boys 18U, Rudolf Molleker from Germany, caused quite a stir, with 5 wins in a row including over No13 seed Nathan Ponwith (USA) which saw him qualify for the main draw and reach the last 16, where he unfortunately lost to the No2 seed Mate Valkusz (HUN). A great performance from 'Rudi' nevertheless, considering he is a 15 year old competing in a category dominated by boys 1 to 3 years his senior.
Here's to even better results from our players in 2016...