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Junior players reach championship status

Seventeen juniors won their age divisions in the Houston Tennis Association Zone Advancement Tournament at Lee LeClear Tennis Center to qualify for championship status in USTA tournaments.

Boys 18 finalist Cooper Cearley, left, and winner Gerardo Kamel
Terry St. John

Maximum draws were 32 players. Boys winning their age divisions were 18s–Gerardo Kamel, Katy; 16s—William Crawford, Willis, Abelardo Carloto, Cypress, and Chad Mourino, Spring ; 14s—Jun Yi and Nicholas Canjar, Houston, and Brandon Malonson, Spring; and 12s—Andrew He, The Woodlands, Jeffrey Chen, Bellaire, and Ibrahim Semary, Katy.

Girls winning their divisions were 18s—Casey Sutton, Katy; 16s—Keely Chacon, Spring, and Kendall Crawford, Montgomery; 14s—Cassandra Landeros-Cabrera, The Woodlands, and Clayton Crosswell, Houston; and 12s—Sharon Green, Spring, and Polina Radchenko, Cypress .

HTA/Zone Advancement Tournament Sunday Final Results

Boys Singles

18s–Gerardo Kamel def. Cooper Cearley (7), 6-1, 6-1.

16 red—William Crawford (4), Willis, def. Ryan Stomp (2), 6-1, 1-6, 1-0.

16 white--Abelardo Carloto (5) def. Akhilesh Yeleswarapu (2) 6-0, 6-1.

16 blue—Chad Mourino def. Brendon Dent 6-3, 6-2.

14 red–Jun Yi (3) def. Shnutez Doddipalli 6-2, 6-2.

14 white–Brandon Malonson (2) def. Brandon Duhon (1), 6-0, 6-4.

14 blue–Nicholas Canjar def. Hojun Chae 5-7, 7-6 (6), 1-0.

12 red–Andrew He def. Eli Cowan, 6-0, 6-1.

12 white–Jeffrey Chen (3) def. Nicholas St. Onge (1), 6-1, 6-2.

12 blue–Ibrahim Semary def. Andrew Jimenez 6-4, 6-4.

Girls singles

18s–Casey Sutton (1) def. Carolyn Treneer (3), McAllen, 6-2, 6-0.

16 red–Keely Chacon def. Shannon Cazares (2), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0.

16 white–Kendall Crawford (1) def. Delaney Peeris 6-2, 6-4.

14 red—Cassandra Landeros-Cabrera def. Malika Shetty 6-2, 6-2.

14 white–Clayton Crosswell (4) def. Charlize Price (1), San Antonio, 6-4, 6-0.

12 red—Sharon Green (3) def. Ashley Barton (1), 6-4, 7-6 (7).

12 white–Polina Radchenko (6) def. Haley McNabb (4), 6-4, 6-1.