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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – World No. 1 junior Taylor Fritz, Wimbledon boys’ champion Reilly Opelka, French Open boys’ champion Tommy Paul and reigning ITF World Junior Champion CiCi Bellis headline the Americans entered into the boys’ and girls’ singles fields at the 2015 US Open Junior Championships, which will be played September 6-13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Top-10 world-ranked juniors Michael Mmoh, a 2015 French Open boys’ semifinalist, and William Blumberg, who reached the boys’ singles quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the boys’ doubles final at Roland Garros this year, are also entered into a US Open boys’ field that included 24 of the Top 25 juniors in the world when the International Tennis Federation released the entry lists last week.
Bellis, the breakout star of the 2014 US Open with her upset of Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the women’s draw, headlines a girls’ field that includes other top American prospects such as Katerina Stewart, Sofia Kenin, Usue Arconada and Claire Liu, among others, along with Wimbledon girls’ champion Sofya Zhuk, of Russia, and Australian Open girls’ champion Tereza Mihalikova, of Slovakia. Tornado Alicia Black, a 2013 US Open girls’ singles finalist, is entered into qualifying.
The full list of Americans entered into the US Open Junior Championships:
Boys – Main Draw
Taylor Fritz (17, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Coach: Guy Fritz)
Michael Mmoh (17, Bradenton, Fla.; Coach: Glenn Weiner)
Reilly Opelka (17, Palm Coast, Fla.; Coach: Diego Moyano)
William Blumberg (17, Greenwich, Conn.; Coach: Dean Goldfine)
Tommy Paul (18, Greenville, N.C.; Coach: Diego Moyano)
Nathan Ponwith (17, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Coach: Lou Belken)
Ulises Blanch (17, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Coach: Daniel Garcia)
*Sam Riffice (16, Roseville, Calif.; Coaches: Lori Riffice, Sylvain Guichard)
*Wild card entry recipient by virtue of winning the USTA 18s National Clay Court Championship.
Boys – Qualifying
Emil Reinberg (18, Atlanta; Coach: Atilla Azucki)
Girls – Main Draw
CiCi Bellis (16, Atherton, Calif.; Coach: Lori Bellis)
Usue Arconada (16, College Park, Md.; Coach: Frank Salazar)
Sofia Kenin (16, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Coach: Alex Kenin)
Michaela Gordon (16, Los Altos Hills, Calif.; Coaches: John Hubbell, Leo Azevedo)
Raveena Kingsley (17, Fulton, Md.; Coach: Taylor and Phil Dent)
Francesca Di Lorenzo (18, New Albany, Ohio; Coach: Ann Grossman-Wunderlich)
Ingrid Neel (18, Rochester, Minn.; Coach: Margie Zesinger)
Claire Liu (15, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Coaches: Mike Gennette, Adam Peterson, Leo Azevedo)
Katerina Stewart (18, Coral Gables, Fla.; Coach: Cesar Stewart)
Girls – Qualifying
Kayla Day (15, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Coaches: Mike Gennette, Aaron Webster, Adam Peterson, Leo Azevedo)
Alexandra Sanford (16, Westerville, Ohio; Coach: Doug DiRosario)
Tornado Alicia Black (17, Boca Raton, Fla.; Coaches: Gayal and Sly Black)