Following a defiant seventh-round knockout of previously unbeaten Jose Pedraza (22-1, 12...
A bright future for the U.S.
In the boys’ junior Finals, two Americans competed with wild card Jack Sock from Kansas coming back to defeat no. 10 seeded Denis Kudla of Virginia 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
It was the first time since 2000 that an American boy had won the event. In that year, Andy Roddick also defeated a fellow American, Robby Ginepri.
Sock, who won at Kalamazoo found his serve and lob in the second and third sets and cruised to victory over his friend, Kudla. The two were U.S. Davis Cup practice partners.
The 6-foot-1 Sock is currently a senior in high school and is undetermined about turning pro or going to college. He knows that he wants to play professional tennis.
American Sloane Stephens teamed with Timea Babos to win the girls’ doubles final in a walkover. Stephens player well in singles as well, losing in the semis in three sets to the eventual winner.
It was a strong showing for Americans in the Boys’ and Girls’ events.