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2021 Southern Ozaki Junior Cup


2021 USTA Southern Ozaki Junior Cup

Congratulations to the players who represented Arkansas this past weekend at the 2021 Southern Ozaki Junior Cup. They won 2nd place in the bronze division! We are so proud of everyone! Thank you, coach Manuel Cervantes, Brian Pillar, and Matt Hogan, for coaching this great group of junior players. The tournament was in Rome, GA, September 10th- 12th. 

The 2021 USTA Southern Ozaki Junior Cup is a prestigious event that brings more than 100 top tennis teens from across the nine southeastern states to compete against one another for the Ozaki Cup. Each of the nine states in the USTA Southern section selected three girls and three boys in all four age divisions: 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s, where they played a round-robin team format that included singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.



Arkansas Players

Girls’ 12s

Emma Shepard

Mercedes Marino

Enya Hamilton


Boys’ 12s

Alexander LaFrance

Karson Walden

Ayaan Patil


Girls’ 14s

Kavya Kurichety

Ella McPike

Zayla Ware


Boys’ 14s

Thompson Maner

Jonah Becker

Michael Homsi


Girls’ 16s

Cassie Cervantes

Leena Cashman

Cate Cole


Boys’ 16s

Wesley McClure

Samuel Hardin

Jacob Nordin


Girls’ 18s

Lydia Lee

Annelise Deer

Marlee Bledsoe


Boys’ 18s

Evan Edwards

Emiliano Aguirre

Benjamin Hollis


Way to go team Arkansas! 




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