EasterBowl http://www.easterbowl.com EasterBowl News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:28:06 GMT Easter Bowl To Celebrate 50th Anniversary March 25-April 2 At Indian Wells Tennis Garden http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=80 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Easter Bowl To Celebrate 50th Anniversary March 25-April 2 At Indian Wells Tennis Garden Since 1968, Annual Junior Tennis Tournament Has Featured The Nation’s Top Boys and Girls 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s Players INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships Presented by Adidas will celebrate its 50th tournament starting tomorrow / March 25-April 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Started in 1968 in New York City by Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=80/ McNally To Face Former Doubles Partner Ross in Final http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=78 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 9, 2016) – It’s the old boxing adage: Styles make great fights. Both John McNally of Cincinnati and Gianni Ross of Boca Raton, Fla., are predicting an all-out war come Sunday in the ITF boys’ singles final at the 49th Annual ASICS Easter Bowl.   The two friends and former doubles partners meet in the 10 a.m. final at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and hope their familiarity with each other’s game and their Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=78/ Gianni Ross, Alexandra Sanford Win ITF ASICS Easter Bowl Titles http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=79 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 10, 2016) – One current and a former USTA Midwest Section player took home the top prize as the big winners on Sunday on the final day at the 49th Annual ASICS Easter Bowl as a longtime former Illinois resident Gianni Ross, and Westerville, Ohio, native Alexandra Sanford both won prestigious ITF singles titles. In the Boys’ ITF final, the unseeded Ross beat his former doubles partner and friend John McNally, the No. 4-seed, from Cincinnati, 6-4, Sun, 10 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=79/ More Wins From the McNallys on Quarterfinal Day http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=77 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 8, 2016) – The young ASICS Easter Bowl Giant Slayer was at it again on Friday as Cincinnati’s Caty McNally shocked the top-seeded player in the ITF girls’ singles division for the second straight year.   “I don’t know, I just love it here,” said the No. 9-seeded McNally after her 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 1 Maria Mateas of Braintree, Mass. “And when I play the top-seeded player, or anybody, I Sat, 09 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=77/ McNallys From Cincinnati Make Quarterfinals in Singles, Doubles http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=76 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 7, 2016) – A brother-sister combo from Cincinnati joined a third Cincinnati resident into the ITF quarterfinals with all winning straight-set matches at the 49th Annual ASICS Easter Bowl being played this week at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.   Seventeen-year-old John McNally, the No. 4-seeded player in the Boys’ ITF singles, beat unseeded Jake Van Emburgh, 7-5, 6-2, to make the elite eight at one of the biggest junior tournaments in Fri, 08 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=76/ Higuchi Upsets Defending Champion Liu http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=75 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 6, 2016) – On an exciting day of ASICS Easter Bowl action which saw the boys’ and the girls’ 14s and 12s singles titles contested, the defending champion in the girls’ ITF singles division was eliminated by her longtime Southern California rival. Stanford-bound Emma Higuchi of Los Angeles toppled 15-year-old 2015 ASICS Easter Bowl champion Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks, Calif., 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, for the top storyline on the day in Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=75/ Keegan Smith Upsets No. 1 Seed on Day 1 of ITF Play http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=73 San Diego’s Keegan Smith had just beaten a player in the world top 10 junior rankings and the No. 1-seed at the ASICS Easter Bowl, but was trying his best to act like it was no big deal. The unseeded 17-year-old Smith had reason to be bursting with pride and excitement after surviving two match points in his stunning 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6) win over top-seeded and ITF-ranked No. 9 Ulises Blanch of Florida in the first round of the Boys’ ITF singles division at the 49th Annual Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=73/ Brandon Holt Keeps Cool In ASICS Easter Bowl Heat http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=74 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 5, 2016) – After three hours and 39 minutes playing in the blazing Indian Wells heat, Brandon Holt watched the final ball sail long and couldn’t even muster enough energy to raise his arms in triumph.   But it’s not like Holt to show much expression on the court as the 17-year-old from Rolling Hills, Calif., has been recognized on multiple occasions for his sportsmanship and calm demeanor on the court.   Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=74/ Day 2 Scores http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=71 Results of the 12s and 14s and 18s Qualifying after Day 2 of action at the 49th annual ASICS Easter Bowl: Boys' 18 Singles Qualifying (Round of 64) Brandon Freestone (Roswell, GA) def. Arjith Jayaraman (Gold River, CA) 6-2; 6-1 Dominic Barretto (Tiburon, CA) def. Nathan Safran (Stanford, CA) 6-3; 6-0 Ethan Prost (Peoria, AZ) def. Nathan Niemiec (Scottsdale, AZ) 6-2; 6-1 Alexander Angradi (Ellicott City, MD) def. Christian Kontaxis (Rancho Mirage, CA) 6-1; 6-4 Ryan Seggerman Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=71/ LEGENDARY COACHES DICK GOULD, TIM GULLIKSON, PANCHO SEGURA HONORED http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=72 LEGENDARY COACHES DICK GOULD, TIM GULLIKSON, PANCHO SEGURA HONORED AT THIRD ANNUAL TEAM USA COACHING AWARDS RECEPTION   Guy Fritz and Diego Moyano Named 2015 Team USA Developmental Coaches of the Year   4 Star Tennis Academy in Fairfax, Va., Honored as 2015 Team USA Developmental Program of the Year   USTA Mid-Atlantic Earns Inaugural Team USA Player Development Section of the Year Distinction Quotes from Sunday WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Mon, 04 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=72/ First Day of Results from ASICS Easter Bowl -- 12s and 14s http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=70 Results of the 12s and 14s after the first day of action at the 49th annual ASICS Easter Bowl: Boys' 12 Doubles (Round of 32) Chang, Andrew (Trophy Club, TX) / Lee, Evan (1) (Cos Cob, CT) def. Daryabeigi, Sean (Irvine, CA) / Deames, Mitchell (Daniel Island, SC) 8-1 Lilov, Victor (Raleigh, NC) / Mayew, Will (Chapel Hill, NC) def. Jamison, Nico (Greeley, CO) / Matthews, Winston (Great Falls, VA) 8-1 Ampong, Noelle Andrey (Downers Grove, IL) / Hernandez, Noah (8) (Chicago, IL) def. Kim, Sun, 03 Apr 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=70/ 2017 Easter Bowl To Award $10,000 In Travel Grants http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=68 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The Easter Bowl will award $10,000 in travel grants in the form of vouchers for airline travel and hotel expenses at this year’s ITF event taking place March 25-April 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, tournament director Lornie Kuhle has announced.  Celebrating 50 years in 2017, the Easter Bowl has a rich history as a proving ground for aspiring junior tennis players on the pathway to professional tennis and college scholarships. Kuhle Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=68/ 2016 ASICS Easter Bowl To Award $10,000 In Travel Grants http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=69 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The ASICS Easter Bowl will award $10,000 in travel grants in the form of vouchers for airline travel and hotel expenses at this year’s ITF event taking place April 2-10 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, tournament director Lornie Kuhle has announced.  Celebrating 49 years, the ASICS Easter Bowl has a rich history as a proving ground for aspiring junior tennis players on the pathway to professional tennis and college scholarships. Kuhle announced his Tue, 29 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=69/ Taylor Fritz, Claire Liu Win ASICS Easter Bowl 18s Singles Titles http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=67 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 12, 2015) – Taylor Fritz learned a lot of lessons on his way to capturing the 48th annual ASICS Easter Bowl ITF Boys’ 18s singles title. Most important was that a match isn’t over until it’s officially over. The top-seeded Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., resident Fritz, who came back from down a set and 0-5 to win a third-round match on Thursday, continued his high level of play on the final day of the tournament as he beat No. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=67/ Samantha Martinelli Wins Singles, Doubles Titles At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=66 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 10, 2015) Sam Martinelli has won both the singles and doubles titles at the prestigious ASICS Easter kBowl Championships, an ITF Level 1 and USTA Level 1 National Championships. The Easter Bowl in Palm Springs has been a premier showcase for American junior tennis for decades. Martinelli adds her name to an impressive listing of past champions including Tracy Austin, Pam Shriver, John McEnroe, Andrea Jaeger, Jennifer Capriati, Zina Garrison, Jeff Tarango, Andy Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=66/ Day 7 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=64 Tiafoe, Bellis Capture 18s Singles Titles On Final Day of ASICS Easter Bowl INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – With his ultimate goal of winning an ASICS Easter bowl finally complete, 16-year-old Francis Tiafoe said his focus will now turn to the junior Grand Slam events in the coming months, including the French Open and Wimbledon. Tiafoe joined No. 4-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., as the big ITF 18s winners as the 47th annual event ended with rave reviews from players, Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=64/ Four Legendary Coaches Honored at ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=65 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – Legendary tennis coaches Jerry Baskin, Nick Bollettieri, Robert Lansdorp and Jack Sharpe were each honored as Team USA Coaching Legends at the inaugural Team USA Coaching Awards reception held Wednesday alongside the ASICS Easter Bowl junior tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. In addition, Joseph Gilbert, coach of 2013 USTA Boys’ 18s national champion Collin Altamirano, was recognized as the 2013 USOC Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=65/ Day 6 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=63 CICI BELLIS REACHES THIRD STRAIGHT FINAL AT ASICS EASTER BOWL INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 12, 2014) – Desperately wanting to play in her third straight ASICS Easter Bowl final, CiCi Bellis of Atherton, Calif., rallied to win the last four games after being down 4-2 in the third set to beat top-seeded Sofia Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, in the Girls’ 18s singles semifinals on Saturday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.  “I had to stay really Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=63/ Day 5 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=62 TOP-SEEDED TIAFOE UPENDS FRITZ TO ADVANCE TO ASICS EASTER BOWL SEMIFINALS INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 11, 2014) – In a match that had all the intensity of a final between two of the nation’s top 16-year-olds, top-seeded Francis Tiafoe of College Park, Md., came back to beat No. 7-seeded Taylor Fritz of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, on Friday to advance to the ITF Boys’ 18s semifinals at the ASICS Easter Bowl. At 4-all in the second set with Tiafoe Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=62/ Day 4 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=61 TOP-SEEDED KENIN SURVIVES UPSET SCARE; TIAFOE-FRITZ MATCHUP HIGHLIGHTS FRIDAY’S ACTION AT ASICS EASTER BOWL INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 10, 2014) – What a difference a year has made for 15-year-old Sofia Kenin, the ITF Girls’ 18s No. 1 seeded-player in this week’s ASICS Easter Bowl. As an unseeded player in the Girls’ 16s at this event last year in the first round, Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., lost to Ena Shibahara of Rancho Palos Verdes, Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=61/ Day 3 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=60 TIAFOE, SMITH, FRITZ ALL MOVE ON IN 18S ITF EVENT, 16S, 14S, 12S START THURSDAY AT ASICS EASTER BOWL INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 9, 2014) – With potential future college coaches looking on, No. 3-seeded Logan Smith of Carlsbad, Calif., beat Javier Restrepo of Miami, 7-6 (0), 6-1, on a busy Wednesday in the Boys’ 18s ITF division at the ASICS Easter Bowl being played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Smith, a 17-year-old high school junior ranked in the world Top 60 ITF Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=60/ Day 2 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=59 IT’S A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR EPSHTEYN-LOSEV WHO UPSETS NO. 2 SEED AT ASICS EASTER BOWL INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 8, 2014) – Mark Epshteyn-Losev couldn’t have picked a better day to come up with the biggest win of his young tennis career. On his 17th birthday, the Sunny Isles, Fla., resident upset No. 2-seeded and ITF-ranked No. 45 player in the world Henrik Wiersholm, 6-2, 6-1, in the first round of the Boys’ 18s singles on Tuesday at the ASICS Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=59/ Day 1 Wrap-Up At ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=56 FIRST DAY OF PLAY AT INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN A HUGE HIT FOR PLAYERS AND FANS INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 7, 2014) – You can count Kalman Boyd as a fan of the ASICS Easter Bowl venue switch to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. “This is unreal,” said Boyd, the Boys’ 18s No. 8 seeded player from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., who for the second straight year eliminated Charlie Adams of Wayzata, Minn., from this event in a 6-2, 6-1 first-round victory on Monday. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=56/ ASICS Easter Bowl Set To Kick Off http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=58 WORLD-TOP 10 JUNIOR FRANCIS TIAFOE TO PLAY IN ASICS EASTER BOWL AT INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 6, 2014) – It’s a new-look ASICS Easter Bowl this year as the iconic junior tennis tournament has plenty of changes in store once play begins with qualifying this weekend in the boys’ and girls’ 18s division. The location, format and draw sizes have all changed this year for the 47th annual event. The host site is the Indian Wells Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=58/ ASICS Easter Bowl Moves To Indian Wells Tennis Garden http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=57 ASICS EASTER BOWL MOVING TO INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN FOR 47th ANNUAL EVENT APRIL 5-13 INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (March 18, 2014) – The last ball has been struck at what turned out to be one of the most successful non-Grand Slam events in pro tennis history as the Indian Wells Tennis Garden gets set to next host America’s rising starts at the 47th annual ASICS Easter Bowl. The iconic junior tournament started by Seena Hamilton in 1968 and now led by chairman Lornie Kuhle will Tue, 01 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=57/ Day 1 Wrap-Up of the 2013 ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=47 The 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl began on Sunday with top-seeded Liu, Claire of Thousand Oaks posting an easy straight-set victory over Scarlett Blydenburgh, 6-2, 6-0. Sunday’s 14s Scores          Singles (First Round) Kirkov, Vasil (17) def. Joshi, Abhijeet 6-3, 6-3 Gee, Alex def. Speicher, John (17) 6-4, 6-2 Kast, Jourdan def. Jones, Justice 7-6, 7-5 Rotsaert, Alexandre (9) def. Dollahite, Jonathan 6-2, 6-7, Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=47/ Day 2 Wrap-Up of the 2013 ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=48 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 8, 2013) – There was really no time to rest for Mayo Hibi just one day after capturing the Carson USTA International Spring Championships Girls’ 18s singles title as the Irvine resident got past Olivia Sneed of Prairie Village, Kan., 6-1, 6-2, in the first round of the 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl on Monday. Fierce gusting winds upwards to 80 miles per hour halted play for a little more than one hour about an hour after play began in the Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=48/ 2013 Preview of the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=49 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 6, 2013) – The nation’s top junior tennis player Noah Rubin will be one of more than 60 players representing Laurel Springs next week in the prestigious 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl being played for the first time at the Sunrise Country Club. Rubin, of Rockville Centre, N.Y., is expected to be the top-seeded player in the Boys’ 18s division. He is currently ranked No. 20 in the International Tennis Federation world junior rankings. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=49/ Day 3 Wrap-Up of the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=50 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 9, 2013) – Brooke Austin just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to draws in Southern California tournaments. Faced with a very tough draw in the girls’ 18s division in four consecutive important ITF events in Southern California over the past two years, the 17-year-old Indianapolis resident survived three match points to upset top-seeded Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y., 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-3, in the second round of the 46th annual Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=50/ Day 4 Wrap-Up of the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=51 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 10, 2013) – There’s no better junior tournament in the nation to preview “Who’s Next” in American tennis than the ASICS Easter Bowl. Granted a wild card into the main draw, precocious 13-year-old Michaela Gordon of Los Altos Hills, Calif., has burst onto the scene in a huge way over the past three days, winning three rounds without dropping a set and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Girls’ 18s ITF Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=51/ Day 5 Wrap-Up at the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=52 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 11, 2013) – Future UCLA teammates and fellow Californians Mackenzie McDonald and Gage Brymer recorded convincing straight-set victories on Thursday in the Boys’ 18s division on Day 5 of the 46th annual ASICS Easter Bowl being played at the Sunrise Country Club. The No. 2-seeded McDonald of Piedmont, Calif., beat No. 15-seeded Dennis Uspensky of Atlantic Beach, N.Y., 6-3, 6-1, and the unseeded Brymer of Irvine, Calif., got past Henrik Wiersholm, Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=52/ Day 6 Wrap-Up of the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=53 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 12, 2013) – Mayo Hibi has had quite an impressive run in her return to junior tennis over the past two weeks. The Irvine 17-year-old is just one win away from taking the impressive back-to-back ITF double of winning Carson and the ASICS Easter Bowl as she takes on 14-year-old Tornado Ali Black in the Girls’ 18s final on Saturday at the 46th annual event taking place at the Sunrise Country Club. Hibi, who has played just ITF Pro Circuit Futures Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=53/ Day 7 Wrap-Up at the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=54 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 13, 2013) – Mayo Hibi completed the ITF Carson-ASICS Easter Bowl double on Saturday, concluding a dominating two weeks of tennis with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tornado Ali Black. “I surprised myself that I was able to pull off the Easter Bowl after winning Carson,” said Hibi, who joins Krista Hardebeck (2010) and Melanie Oudin (2008) as recent players who have managed the feat. “I was pretty tired coming into the tournament and Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=54/ Day 8 Wrap-Up of the ASICS Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=55 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 14, 2013) – Just because he won four of his six ASICS Easter Bowl matches after dropping the first set and five total three-setters, doesn’t mean that Gage Brymer enjoys playing in them. “No, I don’t really like them,” was Brymer’s response to a question posed by USTA First Vice President Katrina Adams, who was handling Tennis Channel on-court commentating duties following the unseeded Brymer’s Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=55/ Day 1 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=39 The top-seeded boys’ 14s player did not drop a game during his first match to open the Easter Bowl on Sunday. Anudeep Kodali of Durham, N.C., defeated Daniel Park of Bellevue, Wash., 6-0, 6-0. The top-seeded girls’ 14s player Emma Higuchi of Los Angeles beat Alexa Corcoleotes of Hillsborough, Calif., 6-1, 6-1. For 18s draws and information, go to: http://tennislink.usta.com/TOURNAMENTS/TournamentHome_New/Tournament.aspx?T=107505 For 16s and 14s go to: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=39/ Day 2 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=40 Austin Guts Out Revenge Win Against No. 5 Crawford at 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 9, 2012) – For the second straight year, Brooke Austin and Samantha Crawford found themselves locked in a three-set battle in an early-round girls’ 18s ITF singles matchup at the Easter Bowl. Last year it was the unseeded Crawford of Taramac, Fla., beating the No. 11 Austin of Indianapolis in the second round 6-4 in the third. But this Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=40/ Day 3 Wrap- Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=41 Defending 18s Champion Kyle McPhillips Survives Scare At 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals Special to the USTA RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 10, 2012) – UCLA-bound and defending champion Kyle McPhillips survived a scare on Tuesday at the 45th annual Easter Bowl USTA Spring Nationals, outlasting last week’s ITF Carson girls’ 16s champion Jessica Ho of Wexford, Pa., 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-3, in the second round of the girls’ 18s ITF division on Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=41/ Day 4 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=42 Former 14s Boys’ Finalist Battle It Out in 18s At 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals Special to the USTA RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 11, 2012) – Playing your “very, very, very” good friend is never easy, especially when you’re playing him on one of the biggest stages in junior tennis. That’s what happened once again to Mackenzie McDonald of Piedmont, Calif., who had not seen his best friend Nikko Madregallejo of Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=42/ Day 5 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=43 Hoosiers Schneider, Austin Pull Off Huge Upsets At 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals Special to the USTA RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 12, 2012) – You’d think there couldn’t be a better day for junior tennis in the Hoosier state than the one last month when Indiana childhood friends Ronnie Schneider and Brooke Austin both won gold balls at the USTA 18s Spring Nationals in Mobile, Ala. Then Thursday came. Both unseeded and playing in the ITF Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=43/ Day 6 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=44 Rain Delays Put Damper on Play at 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals Special to the USTA RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 13, 2012) – The rains came intermittently late in the day at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort on Friday, eventually ending a day of competitive junior tennis at the 45th annual Easter Bowl. Three boys’ ITF 18s quarterfinals were completed as No. 2 Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y., No. 3 Mackenzie McDonald of Piedmont, Calif., and No. 4 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=44/ Day 7 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=45 Townsend Wins Three Matches in Five Hours at 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals Special to the USTA RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 14, 2012) – After more than five hours of tennis and three victories on Saturday, Taylor Townsend just could not continue any longer. Just two days shy of her Sweet 16 birthday, Townsend captured the ITF Grade B1 Easter Bowl Girls’ 18s championship at Rancho Las Palmas, defeating Brooke Austin of Indianapolis, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=45/ Day 8 Wrap-Up at the 2012 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=46 McDonald Takes ITF Boys’ 18s Singles Title On Final Day At 45th Annual USTA Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals By Steve Pratt RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 15, 2012) – When Mackenzie McDonald wakes up on Monday morning, his 17th birthday, it will probably have sunk in: he’s the 2012 boys’ 1TF 18s singles champion at the Easter Bowl. Just three years ago, on his final days as a 13-year-old, McDonald won the gold ball in the USTA Springs Nationals in the Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=46/ Day 8 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=31 Three Californians won singles titles on the final day of the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships on Sunday.UCLA-bound Marcos Giron, who comes from the same Southern California city as one of America’s top pros, Sam Querrey, won his 18th consecutive match to capture the ITF boys’ 18s title in a 6-1, 7-5 straight-set win over Alabama’s Mac Styslinger at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.Coincidentally, Thousand Oaks’ Giron became the first boy since Querrey to win both Mon, 18 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=31/ Day 7 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=30 After coming up short three times, the fourth time turned out to be the charm for Kyle McPhillips.   McPhillips, the No. 13 seed, won the ITF Girls’ 18s division championship on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 9 seed Gabrielle Andrews at the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   Andrews, a Pomona native, had beaten McPhillips in their three previous matches but the Ohio native was able to get the Sun, 17 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=30/ Day 6 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=29 Two 2010 Easter Bowl champions will square off against one another Saturday for another Easter Bowl title after advancing to the finals of the ITF girls’ 18s division on Friday at the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   The two 18s finalists did it in convincing, straight-set fashion as Kyle McPhillips, the No. 13 seed, defeated Allie Kiick 6-2, 6-2, while No. 9 Gabrielle Andrews upset No. 1 seed Grace Min 6-3, Sat, 16 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=29/ Day 5 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=28 Kyle McPhillips just has to be in “tennis-mode” and everything will be OK.   The 16-year-old from Willoughby, Ohio, was definitely there on Thursday, ousting unseeded Ellen Tsay, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, on Thursday at the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   McPhillips last played Tsay just three months ago at a $25,000 ITF event in Plantation, Fla., and lost 6-0, 6-2. The big difference in the turnaround? Focus, Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=28/ Day 4 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=27 Wearing their matching Adidas white tops and lime green shorts, Marcos Giron and Mitchell Krueger were seen chatting with each other after each won boys’ ITF 18s second-round matches on Wednesday at the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.             Were they talking about whether or not they would mix it up or wear the Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=27/ Day 2 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=25 Reigning girls’ 14s Easter Bowl champion Gabrielle Andrews won her opening match 6-3, 6-2 in the ITF girls’ 18s division over Rianna Valdes on Monday at the prestigious 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   At just 14 years of age, Andrews made the leap into the girls’ 18s this year and is enjoying the challenge of playing against better competition.   “It’s a big difference because the opponents are Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=25/ Day 3 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=26 Defending champion and No. 1 seed Bjorn Fratangelo won easily in his opening match in the boys’ ITF 18s division while there was no shortage of big upsets on the girls’ side on Tuesday at the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.             Fratangelo, who made it to the finals at the Carson International Spring Tue, 12 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=26/ Day 1 Wrap-Up at the 2011 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=24 Top-seeded boys’ 14s player Henrik Wiersholm of Kirkland, Wash., won his opening-round match at the 44th annual Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring National Championships taking place at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort on Sunday. Wiersholm beat Weil Academy’s Fabian Schaefer of Ventura, Calif., 6-1, 6-1, and afterwards said he expected to be the one player guys are gunning for. “For sure, it’s always tough to be the top seed,” said Wiersholm, who is here this week with coach Dan Willman. “But that’s Mon, 11 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=24/ Easter Bowl 2011 Advance http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=23 Like they have for the past 44 years, the nation’s e best boys and girls junior tennis players from the United States will once again vie for gold, silver and bronze USTA national balls April 10-17 at the annual Easter Bowl Spring National Championships taking place at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   While the boys’ and girls’ 14s and 16 divisions are USTA national events, the boys’ and girls’ 18s will be an ITF Grade B1 tournament.   In the girls’ 18s, all eyes will be on Sun, 10 Apr 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=23/ Day 8 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=20 Gordon Watson’s comeback came full circle Sunday as he captured his fourth career gold ball with the biggest win of his career: the boys’ 16s championships at the Easter Bowl.               “(My forehand) was just firing today. I wish someone could tell me how many backhands I hit today because it wasn’t many,” said Watson, the No. 10 seeded player from Naples, Fla., after beating Sun, 18 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=20/ Day 7 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=19 Just two years ago, Melanie Oudin won back-to-back ITF events at Carson and the Easter Bowl before turning pro and, well, you know the rest of the story.   Krista Hardebeck duplicated that feat on Saturday at the Easter Bowl as the 15-year-old unseeded player from Santa Ana, Calif., won her 12th match in 12 days, emphatically beating No. 1 seeded Lauren Davis on Saturday, 7-5, 6-3 to win the girls’ 18s event without dropping a set.   And now she gets a day off. Yogurt Land, Sat, 17 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=19/ Day 6 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=18 It’s been three years, but Lauren Davis has finally made it back to an Easter Bowl final.   The top-seeded Davis, 16, of Gates Mills, Ohio, defeated No. 4 seed Robin Anderson, 6-1, 6-3, to advance to the finals of the girls’ 18s ITF division at the 43rd annual Easter Bowl Spring National Championships.   . Davis, currently ranked No. 41 in the ITF junior world rankings, will face Krista Hardebeck in Saturday’s second final on Stadium Court at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort Fri, 16 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=18/ Day 5 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=17 There was no letdown for Taylor Townsend at the Easter Bowl Junior National Championships on Thursday.   A day after eliminating the No. 2 seed in the girls’ 14-and-under division, the unseeded Townsend of Stockbridge, Ga., defeated Gabrielle Smith of Henderson, Nev., 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals in the event being played at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.   Townsend is currently being coached by Donald Young Sr. at the South Fulton Tennis Center in College Park, Ga., Thu, 15 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=17/ Day 4 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=16 There’s a little bit of confusion as to who will be going after the “Revenge Win” Thursday at the 43rd annual Easter Bowl Spring National Championships being played at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in the girls’ 18s ITF quarterfinal match between the two Laurens: Herring and Davis.   Would it go to the top-seeded Davis, who lost the girls’ 14s Easter Bowl final to Herring way back in 2007? Or would it go to No. 9 seeded Herring, who recently lost to Davis in a $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit Wed, 14 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=16/ Day 3 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=15 The things kids do with cell phones these days. After splitting sets with No. 2 seeded Mackenzie McDonald on Tuesday, unseeded boys’ 16s player John Pearce of Provo, Utah, decided he needed some words of advice. So he decided to call his father, former touring pro and 1984 Easter Bowl winner Brad. Brad must have said something right, because his son came out for that third set fired up, eventually knocking out last year’s boys’ 14s champion McDonald of  Piedmont, Calif., 3-6, 7-6 (3), Tue, 13 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=15/ Day 2 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=13 Call it the Carson hangover. Just one day after one of the biggest wins in his young career, Jordan Daigle of Lafayette, La., and the player he beat in the USTA International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif., Thai Kwiatkowski, lost in the first round of the Easter Bowl Spring Nationals.   Daigle fell to Erik Nordahl of Bloomington, Minn., 6-2, 6-1 and Kwiatkowski lost to Jose Gracia of Delray Beach, Fla., 6-0, 5-7, 6-2, at the 43rd annual event being played at the Rancho Las Mon, 12 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=13/ Day 1 Wrap-Up at the Easter Bowl 2010 http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=22 Sunday Day 1 Boys' 14 Singles (Round of 128) Artemie Amari New York, NY def. Parker Silverman Tiburon, CA 6-3, 6-3 A.J. Catanzariti (17) Pittsburgh, PA def. Garrett Mak Arcadia, CA 7-6(5), 6-4 Mitch Stewart (17) Federal Way, WA def. Gregory Anderson Tucson, AZ 6-2, 6-1 Nikolas Cable Spokane, WA def. Matthew Benstock Wynnewood, PA 7-5, 6-1 Steven Chen San Diego, CA def. Jasper Koenen Saint Charles, IL 7-6(4), 6-0 Nicholas Crystal (17) Waccabuc, NY def. Michael Moore Sarasota, FL 6-1, 6-0 Sun, 11 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=22/ Easter Bowl Bonanza Ready to Begin http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=14 By Charles Bricker The 44th annual Easter Bowl junior tournament begins Sunday in California and, though Harold Solomon isn’t long on nostalgic details after all this time, he’s not likely to forget that he was a winner in the first Easter Bowl and he knows how important the tournament has been to American teenagers over the years. “It was my first big tournament win,” said Solomon, who beat Brian Gottfried in the semis and Jimmy Connors in the final to win the boys 16s championship. Wed, 07 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=14/ 2009 Final Easter Bowl Wrap-Up http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=12 April 19, 2009, Palm Desert, Calif. — Evan King and Christina McHale will be spending a lot of time together this summer. Two of America’s promising juniors were recently selected to play World Team Tennis for the defending champion New York Buzz as part of an all-juniors team.          The pair had very little time to spend together during the recent 42nd annual Easter Bowl Junior Spring National Championships. That’s Fri, 24 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=12/ Day 8 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=38 Evan King and Tennys Sandgren have played an awful lot of tennis over the past two weeks. King appeared the fresher of the two during their boys’ 18s ITF final on the final day of the 42nd annual Easter Bowl Junior National Championships Sunday at Rancho Las Palmas.          King survived the near 100-degree heat to add another Easter Bowl title to his trophy case (he won the 14s in 2006) with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sandgren. Sun, 19 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=38/ Day 7 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=37 Christina McHale was simply red hot on Saturday. There’s no better way to describe the 16-year-old’s play as she dominated top-seeded Lauren Embree to win her first Easter Bowl title, 6-0, 6-3,  in the girls’ 18s ITF event at the 42nd annual national championships at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort. McHale, the No. 4 seed from Englewood Cliffs, N.J. playing in her first junior tournament since the Australian Open Juniors in January, reeled off nine straight games for a 6-0, 3-0 lead Sat, 18 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=37/ Day 6 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=36 It’s just something about the Easter Bowl that brings out the best in Evan King. The 2006 Easter Bowl boys’ 14s champion from Chicago made another small step to reaching another final on Friday as King beat one of his best friends Jordan Cox, 6-4, 6-4, to advance to today’s semifinals in the boys’ 18s at the 42nd annual spring nationals.          “I just love playing here,” King said. “It’s just so fun to have all the age Fri, 17 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=36/ Day 5 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=35 Two former Easter Bowl champions squared off against each Thursday at the 42nd annual Easter Bowl Thursday with 2005 14s champion Lauren Embree outlasting last year’s 16s winner Ellen Tsay in the quarterfinals.          The top-seeded Embree of Marco Island, Fla.,--a finalist in the 18s last year--knew she just had to stay patient against the controlled, slowed-down pace of the unseeded Tsay of Pleasanton, Calif. The match Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=35/ Day 4 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=34 A day after losing the top-seeded player in the first round of the boys’ 18s at the Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals, the top two girls’ players in the ITF 18s event moved on Wednesday. Lauren Embree and Kristie Ahn said they both overcame early-round jitters to advance to the quarterfinals.          Embree, the top-seeded player and No. 10-ranked player in the ITF world rankings, beat fellow Floridian Mary Clayton, 6-3, Wed, 15 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=34/ Day 3 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=33 Unseeded Raymond Sarmiento survived three match points to upset the No. 1 seed in the first round of the ITF boys’ 18-and-under division Tuesday at the Easter Bowl Junior Spring National Championships. Sarmiento’s huge, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), comeback win over ITF world-ranked No. 16 Denis Kudla was just one of a couple of big upsets at the 42nd annual event. Sarmiento, of Fontana, Calif., and Kudla, of Arlington, Va., battled intense wind conditions throughout the match. “I wasn’t worried about Tue, 14 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=33/ Day 2 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=32 Feeling no pressure against one of the U.S.’s top players, unseeded Shelby Rogers scored a huge upset during the first round of the 42nd annual Easter Bowl Spring National Championships. Rogers, of Daniel Island, S.C., dominated throughout, beating the No. 6 seeded Ester Goldfeld of Brooklyn, N.Y., 6-3, 6-2 in the girls’ 18s ITF event. “This is definitely my biggest win,” Rogers said after the match. “I just felt like everything went my way. She was missing shots out there which allowed me to Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=32/ Day 1 Wrap-Up at the 2009 Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=21 The top two boys’ and girls’ seeded 14-and-under players won easy first-round matches on Easter Sunday at the 42nd annual Easter Bowl Junior Spring National Championships at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.             Top seeded Trey Daniel of Leawood, Kan., beat Nicholas Reyes of Potomac Md., 6-2, 6-0 and Julia Elbaba of Oyster Bay, NY, defeated Corina Anghelescu of Johns Creek, Ga., 6-2, 6-2. Sun, 12 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=21/ Easter Bowl featured in Inside Tennis http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=11 America’s top juniors return for Easter Bowl By Steve Pratt   The Easter Bowl Spring Nationals return to the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage April 12-19 and like every year since 1968, the nation’s top junior tennis talent will be on display. Chase Buchanan won the boys’ 18s and Melanie Oudin the girls’ 18s last year in Seena Hamilton’s tournament that has always served as a launching pad for America’s next great tennis players. Just two weeks ago, Oudin led the United States Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=11/ Seena Hamilton Laurel Springs Award Given http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=2 Seena Hamilton presented Ester Goldfeld, a 15-year-old native of Brooklyn and one of last year's Easter Bowl quarterfinalists, the prestigious Seena Hamilton Laurel Springs Scholarship during the U.S. Open. The 2007 award went to another New Yorker who now trains at the Ojai Weil Academy, Gail Brodsky. Laurel Springs School is an accredited personalized K-12 distance learning school located in Ojai. Hundreds of junior tennis players complete their=2 0high school studies at Laurel Springs Mon, 06 Oct 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=2/ Sock among winners on final day of Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=10 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – They left the best for last for the second straight year at the Easter Bowl.In the final main-draw singles match of the tournament Sunday at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort, No. 8 seed Jack Sock fought through a tough three-setter in 98-degree heat, upsetting No. 2 seed Clay Thompson, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4), in the boys’ 16s final at the USTA Spring Nationals event.Last year in the same 16s final – the third and final main-draw match of the day – unseeded Lawrence Formentera also Mon, 14 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=10/ Oudin captures Easter Bowl girls’ 18s title http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=9 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- All there was left for Melanie Oudin to do was jump in the pool. After two weeks of amazing tennis without one day off, Oudin did just that, making a big splash in the pool -- just like she has on court.Unseeded Lauren Embree of Marco Island, Fla., lost to No. 1-seeded Oudin, 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-3, in the girls' 18s final at the ITF Easter Bowl Junior Spring Nationals Saturday at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage.   Temperatures Sun, 13 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=9/ Three finals on tap Saturday at Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=8 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- If anybody had ever seen Serena Williams play a junior tennis tournament at age 12, they would probably say Sachia Vickery played a lot like her. The unseeded, 12-year-old Vickery calls Williams – who never played junior tennis – her favorite player, and for good reason. At the age of eight, she was coached by Williams’ father Richard for one year and has met Serena several times.“I like (Novak) Djokovic and (Jelena) Jankovic because she’s always smiling, but Serena’s my Sat, 12 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=8/ Carleton upsets boys’ 18s top-seed Klahn at Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=7 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – In most cases, the freshest body won Thursday at the Easter Bowl, as the heat kicked into the low 90s, and only the strong survived.Frank Carleton, the No. 16 seed from Naples, Fla., who lost early in the USTA Spring International boys’ 18s at Carson last week, said he came to the popular tournament here rested and ready for a big upset, and that’s exactly what happened, as he upended No. 1 seeded Bradley Klahn of Poway, Calif., in the ITF boys’ 18s round of Fri, 11 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=7/ Boys' 16s top seed falls on day of upsets at Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=6 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – San Diego’s Michael Elortegui used his big-gun serve to knock off top-gun Nelson Vick in the third round of the boys’ 16s in one of the many upsets Wednesday at the USTA Easter Bowl Spring Nationals tournament at Rancho Las Palmas.Elortegui, a 15-year-old who moved from Salinas, Calif., to San Diego to work with the coaches at the Barnes Tennis Center last year, easily blasted serves in the 110s, knocking out No. 1-seeded Vick of Grafton, Wis., 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (5), in the Thu, 10 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=6/ Top seeds move on at Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=5 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Things couldn’t have gotten any hotter on the Rancho Las Palmas court, where No. 5 seed Lauren McHale of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., was facing last week’s Carson ITF girls’ 18s finalist Jacqueline Cako of Brier, Wash.With the 85-degree sun beating down on both players before an afternoon wind picked up, McHale got the best of Cako, 7-5, 7-6 (3), during the second round of the girls’ 18s ITF Easter Bowl Spring Championships. “She’s playing with much more confidence Wed, 09 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=5/ Embree knocks out Burdette at Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=4 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- It was an upset by seedings standards, but those in the know of junior tennis realized the Lauren Embree-Mallory Burdette first-round match could have gone either way Monday on the first day of the ITF girls’ 18s at the Easter Bowl Spring Championships at Rancho Las Palmas.Embree, from Marco Island, Fla., beat No. 2 seed Mallory Burdette of Jackson, Ga.,  in the first round, 7-6 (5), 6-3.“Every round is like the quarterfinals here, it’s very tough,” said Embree, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=4/ Boys and girls’ 14s swing into action on first day of Easter Bowl http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=3 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – It was a day strictly for the boys’ and girls’ 14s to showcase their stuff at the 41st annual USTA Easter Bowl National Spring Championships Sunday at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort. Only one big upset occurred on opening day, as unseeded Madison Keys of Boca Raton, Fla., downed No. 5 Blair Shankle of Comfort, Texas, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.But you could hardly call it an upset looking at Keys’ resume. The reigning 12s Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr champion recently turned 13 and is Mon, 07 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.easterbowl.com/news/index.cfm?id=3/