The USTA announced recently the 14 boys and six girls who have been accepted into its 2010-2011 class at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.
The students will reside and train full-time at the facility, where they will receive coaching from the USTA National Coaching staff and will continue their academic education through course work provided by Kaplan Virtual Education.
The following players will train full-time at the USTA Training Center Headquarters this school year:
Jordan Belga, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Luca Corinteli, Alexandria, Va.
Jake DeVine, Boca Raton, Fla.
Joseph DiGiulio, Newport Beach, Fla.
Jeremy Efferding, Lake Worth, Fla.
Alexios Halebian, Glendale, Calif.
Hunter Harrington, Spartanburg, S.C.
Daniel Kerznerman, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Thai Kwiatkowski, Charlotte, N.C.
Spencer Newman, Miami
Spencer Papa, Edmond, Okla.
Konrad Zieba, Glenview, Ill.
Reilly Opelka, Palm Coast, Fla.
Nikko Madregallego, Duarte, Calif.
Bridget Forster, Boca Raton, Fla.
Mia King, Hendersonville, N.C.
Ally Miller-Krasilnikov, Boca Raton, Fla.
Grace Min, Duluth, Ga.
Julia O'Loughlin, Boca Raton, Fla.
Taylor Townsend, Stockbridge, Ga.
"I think we are bringing in a very dynamic group of kids of all age groups from across the country," said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. "These kids have demonstrated their commitment to improvement on and off the court, and have consistently displayed a strong work ethic and desire. Our hope is that they will continue to push each other to become the best players they can be."
The class includes players who have posted strong national and international results in all age groups, including Halebian, who won the boys' 16s title at the 2009 Dunlop Orange Bowl; Papa, who won the 2008 USTA Boys' 12s National Championship; and Min, who reached the singles and doubles finals at the 2009 International Spring Championships.
In addition to the players listed, the USTA Training Center Headquarters also hosts a number of players who train there throughout the year but are not enrolled in the full-time program, including 2010 Roland Garros boys' singles finalist Andrea Collarini, 2008 US Open girls' singles champion Coco Vandeweghe, and 2008 Dunlop Orange Bowl champion Julia Boserup.
Former players who have trained full-time with USTA Player Development at the Boca facility include 2009 USTA Boys' 18s National Champion Chase Buchanan, 2009 USTA Girls' 18s National Champion Christina McHale, 2008 USTA Boys' 18s National Clay Court Champion Evan King and 2007 USTA Girls' 18s National Champion Ashley Weinhold.
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