by Julie Wrege
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
The seedings have been released for this year's USTA Boys' 18 and 16 Clay Court Tennis Championships to be hosted by Woodmont and Congressional Country Clubs beginning Sunday, 7/18.
In the Boys' 18 Singles, the home Mid-Atlantic Section has Treat Huey of Alexandria, VA seeded 1st and Jason Pinsky of Potomac, MD seeded 3rd. Treat and Jason have both been top ranked in the USTA Standings for most of this year. The 2nd seed went to Daniel Yoo of Davie, FL, who was a finalist in the Easter Bowl National Championships earlier this year. The 4th seed is Michael Samara of Sarasota, FL, who is the highest ranked ITF player competing in this year's championships.
Southern California's Sam Querry is the top seed on the Boys' 16 Singles. He is followed by 2nd seed Spencer Vegosen of Chicago, IL, 3rd seed Kellen Damico of Parker, CO, and 4th seed Rook Schellenberg of Dallas, TX. Sam won the Easter Bowl National Championships in April and just won his SoCal Sectionals last month.
The remaining seeds in the Boys' 18 singles are
[5-8 alpha] Timothy Smyczek (Hales Corners, WI), Maciek Sykut (Marathon, FL), Kaes Van't Hof (Newport Beach, CA), Chong Wang (Houston, TX)
[9-16 alpha] Peter Aarts (Pound Ridge, NY), Blake Boswell (Tulsa, OK), Jordan Delass (marietta, (GA), Andrew Eklov (Manhattan Beach, CA), William Mertz (Silver Spring, MD), Blake Muller (Santa Barbara, CA), Nolan Polley (Lexington, KY), Nick Savage (Southampton, NJ)
[17-32 alpha] Jean Yves Aubone (Miami, FL), Mike Beatty (Cincinnati, OH), Nikolas Cromydas (Glenview, IL), Marek Czerwinski (Birmingham, MI), Jeff Dawson (St, Charles, IL), Justin Kronauge (Dayton, OH), Tye Myers (Naples, FL), Andrew Orban (Fayetteville, NC), Yevgeny Perepelov (Brooklyn, NY), Patrick Rose (Glencoe, IL), Ned Samuelson (Belmont, MA), Jeffrey Schechtman (Highland Park, IL), Jonathan Tragardh (Indian Wells, CA), Michael Venus (Orlando, FL), Sukhwa Young (Wesley Chapel, FL), Kurt Zaske (Bloomfield, MI)
The remaining seeds in Boys' 16 Singles:
[5-8 alpha] Jason Jung (Torrance, CA), Bradley Mixson (Miami, FL), Cory Parr, (Jericho, NY), and Jay Wong (Cupertino, CA)
[9-16 alpha] Steven Forman (Del Mar, CA), Jay Goldman (Worcester, MA), Kevin Kaiser (Saratoga, CA), Ted Kelly (Owings Mills, MD), Alexander Kharkevitch (Houston, TX), David Kwon (Springfield, VA), Davey Sandgren (Gallatin, TN), Alex Vasin (Brooklyn, NY)
[17-32 alpha] Matthew Brewer, Matthew (Houston, TX), Sean Corrigan (Lido Beach, NY), Jeff Dadamo (Tampa, FL), Michael Dierberger (Shorewood, WI), Alexander Grothman (Wheaton, IL), William Guzick (Greer, SC), Jason McNaughton (San Diego, CA), Jared Pinsky (Potomac, MD), Christopher Racz (Philadelphia, PA), Justen Roth (Short Hills, NJ), Matthew Schimmel (Jacksonville, FL), Joshua Scholl (Pompano Beach, FL), Adam Schwartz (Roslyn Heights, NY), Stephen Stege (Los Gatos, CA), Ilya Trubov (Walnut Creek, CA), and David Wolff (Sarasota, FL)
The Championships will be played at several clubs north of the DC area. It begins on Sunday, July 18th, and runs through the following Sunday, July 25th. The semis and finals are scheduled the 24th and 25th at the beautiful Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. Admission on all days is free.