Sunday, August 10, 2014

Altamirano loses in final of Boys 18 Nationals

Collin Altamirano fell short in his bid for a second straight
title in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships.
2013 photo by Paul Bauman
   Fifth seed and defending champion Collin Altamirano of Sacramento lost to third-seeded Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y., 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 today in the final of the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
   Rubin, who won the Wimbledon boys singles title last month, earned a wild card into the men's main draw of the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The year's last Grand Slam tournament begins Aug. 25.
   Both Rubin and Altamirano are 18.
   Altamirano last year became the first unseeded player in the history of the USTA Boys 18 National Championships, which began in 1943, to win the title. He then lost in the first round of the U.S. Open to 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.

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