Saturday, December 7, 2019

Ovrootsky wins girls 16 doubles title in Eddie Herr

   Two years after winning the girls 14 singles title in the prestigious Eddie Herr International, Vivian Ovrootsky claimed the doubles crown in the 16s.
   Top-seeded Sarah Hamner of Fort Collins, Colo., and Ovrootsky, a 15-year-old San Jose, Calif., resident, beat sixth-seeded Ava Krug of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and Qavia Lopez of Milwaukee 6-1, 6-4 today in Bradenton, Fla.
   Hamner and Ovrootsky surrendered no more than four games in a set in their four matches. They received a first-round bye.
   Ovrootsky, also seeded first in singles, lost to fifth-seeded Lan Mi of the United States 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals. Mi then fell to Lopez, seeded seventh. Ashlyn Krueger of Flower Mound, Texas, won the title.
   Past competitors in the Eddie Herr International include eventual world No. 1s Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic.
   Herr, the father of international junior tennis, died in 2000 at 93.

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