Hi everyone! I’m glad to report that I won the Vignal tournament today after beating Emma Osvald (UTR 6.27), Bingmu Xu (UTR 5.15), and Olga Danilova (UTR 7.03). Pretty much all the players (except for Emma Osvald) were from our Mouratoglou Tennis Academy.
For my February vacation week, my family went back to Florida, so I could see my school friends whom I have not seen since last June when we moved to Europe so I could go to the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy. I took advantage of my Florida visit to play a tennis tournament. The only one we could find was a Level 6 in Boca Raton called ProWorld Presidential Challenger Level 6.
It turned out to be a nice tournament (except for the rain delays), in which I won 4 rounds and only lost in the final to Emma Prisaca, rated 6.01 UTR.
This weekend January 18-19, 2020 I played another Mouratoglou UTR tournament, this time in draw #2 quite stronger than last week’s draw #3, with older boys and girls. You can see my results above. I beat 2 players ranked close to 7 UTR: Darren Kawamaura and Laura Holztratner, and lost to Maria Kapustina and James O’sullivan who ended up winning the tournament.
Today I played a UTR-rated tournament, organized by my academy. In my 3rd Draw, there were kids (girls and boys) of the intermediate groups. The winner is an Indian, Aarwin Saravanan, rated 7.49 UTR, who is in 11th grade, to whom I lost in 1/2 finals. I played 4 boys and beat 3 of 4 of them (Savva Reznikovich, Adrien William Lee Weber, and Amin Ametov). Next week I will play another tournament of this style.
I just got back from Bern, where I played the Qualifiers of the Swiss Championship G14. I had a tough draw because first had to play the seed #7 Matilde Tavazza, rated 6.06 UTR, but beat her 7-6 6-2, then beat Alexandra Gasser, then unfortunately in the last qualifying round lost to Tina Moser rated 6.40, she was too strong for me that day.