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Junior Open IV 2018



The last Junior Open of the year was held at the Centro de Tenis Honda in Bayamon from October 19th to the 28th, where 120 youth players attended from the categories of 12 & under to 18 & under. It was two intense weekends, full of many close games where each of the players left everything on court.

As results, in the category of 18 and under, Jean Marrero defeated André Zequeira 6-3; 6-2 in the singles final to then both combine in doubles and defeat George Bader and Gabriel Cestero 6-4; 6-3. In the girls branch the young promise Natalia Pérez after dividing sets, triumphed against Daniela Latoni 5-7; 6-4; 6-2 in the singles final while in doubles with Fabiana Tort-Umpierre dispatched Vannelie Meléndez and Inés Rivera-Rodríguez 6-2; 4-6; 1-0 (3). Alex Aguiar took the victory in the 16 and under category after André Zequeira retired due to an injury in the 3rd set. Daniela O'Neill revalidated as champion in her category by beating Amanda Díaz in another final 5-7;6-0; 6-4. These two, played together in doubles but this time didn't have much luck and fell against the first seeds of the tournament Adriana Hiraldo and Andrea Marrero with a score of 6-2; 4-6; 7-6 (6). In the doubles match of the 16 & under category, Héctor Díaz and Damián Rivera defeated Sergio Dilan and Sebastien Torres 6-4; 6-1.

Among other winners of the Jr. Open are: 
14 and Under
Andrea Pérez Díaz (singles and doubles with Claudia Pérez) and Nicholas Snyder (singles and doubles with Christopher Polish).
12 and under
Lester Marín (singles and doubles with Diego Woollis), Bela Martínez in singles and Valeria Almeda and Siena Schintler in doubles.


Singles Finals




Boys 12U

(2) Lester Marin Lianza d. (1) Diego Woollis  7-6(5); 7-5

Girls 12U

(1) Bela Martinez d. (2) Valeria Almeda  6-2; 6-4

Boys 14U

(4) Nicholas Snyder d. (1) Antonio Del Toro  6-2; 7-5

Girls 14U

(2) Andrea Perez Diaz d. Claudia Perez-Garcia     7-5; 2-6; 7-5

Boys 16U

(3) Alex Aguiar d. (2) Daniel Gruen  5-7; 6-4; 5-3Ret (inj)

Girls  16U

Daniella O'Neill d. Amanda Diaz 5-7; 6-0; 6-4

Boys 18U

(2) Jean Marrero d. (1) Andre Zequeira  6-3; 6-2

Girls 18U

Natalia Perez d. Daniela Latoni   5-7; 6-4; 6-2


 The "Jr. Open" tournaments circuit is held for the purpose of promoting the development of youth tennis in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with competitive opportunities - throughout the year - at an advanced level . They allow juniors players to accumulate points for their classification or "ranking". 

For more information about the junior tournaments, please call 787-982-7782, ext. 223

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