The Coronado Tennis Center in Hot Springs Village teemed with young competitors July 7th through 9th as 98 players age 7 to 18 played in the Annual Ike Eisenhauer State Farm Insurance Junior Tennis Tournament.
The USTA sanctioned event draws competitors from all corners of Arkansas and surrounding states. Players competed for ranking points, and the largest trophies in the state. The tournament has two levels; level 4, an open division, and Level 5, an entry level to tournaments. For some it may be their first USTA sanctioned tournament.
Ten and under juniors play Orange Ball tennis played on a smaller court with smaller racquets, softer balls, and a shorter scoring format, which helps facilitate proper development for young players. Orange Ball is also separated into two levels.
Thanks to our sponsors Ike Eisenhauer State Farm Insurance, Arvest Bank, and Village Villas for making this tournament possible.
Girls 10s 02 Singles – Shallya Anand def. Morgan Yost 4-0,4-0
Boys 10s 01 Singles – Ethan Gong def. Caden Highfill 4-1, 5-3
Boys 10s 02 Singles – Connor, Coldren def. Ayaan Patil 4-2,4-2
Girls 12s L2 Singles – Zayla Ware def. Julia Malone 6-2, 6-3
Boys 12s L5 Singles – Tanner New def. John Carey 1-6, 6-4, 13-11
Boys 12s L4 Singles – Devin Ruhotina def. Caden Lingenfelser 6-7, 6-4, 10-5
Girls 14s L5 Singles – Kate Keith def. Alysan Speers 6-4, 7-5
Girls 14s L4 Singles – Caroline Chambers def. Reagan Potts6-4, 6-2
Boys 14s L5 Singles – Nicholas Pappas def. John Mainord 6-7, 6-0, 10-6
Boys 14s L4 Singles – Ethan Richardson def. Rhett Young 6-1, 6-1
Girls 16s L5 Singles – Helen Johnson def. Isabella Calhoun 6-1, 6-3
Girls 16s L4 Singles – Tirzah Bailey def. Shannon Lee 7-6, 6-2
Boys 16s L4 Singles – Eric Richardson def. Blake Wooldridge 6-3, 7-5
Girls 18s L4 singles – Katherine Files def. Kristyn Tappana 6-0,6-0
Boys 18s L4 Singles – Kyle Hudson def. Cordy McJunkins 6-2, 6-4