Ponna and Boyer Notch Wins at National Tournament
The USTA National Level 3 – Hosted by the Evansville Tennis Center finished play Monday, March 27th after three match filled days. The tournament, scheduled to be play outdoors only saw daylight on Saturday. The first day featured two local players, Chase Boyer and Rupa Ponna- both players train at the Evansville Tennis Center.
Rupa, who made it into the tournament via alternate, was scheduled to play Corina Vinarov (Chicago, IL). Ponna made her national debut memorable, by beating the nationally ranked Corina Vinarov, 6-2, 7-5 in the fist round. Chase Boyer also made her national debut this past weekend. Her and her partner Lauren Hatfield advanced to the quarterfinals of doubles before losing to Shyla Aggarwal and Morina Fuduric 8-6. Boyer posted an upset win over the 8-seeded Yahli Noy (Closter, NJ) 7-5, 6-3. Boyer also beat Calista Chang (Hinsdale, IL) 6-0, 6-3 before falling to eventual champ Piper Charney (Prospect, KY).
ETC will be hosting a Boys’ 18 Midwest tournament April 8-9 and the MaddenCo USTA National Level 3 Boys’ and Girls’ 18 tournament, May 6-8/
1st- Piper Charney
2nd – Shyla Aggarwal
3rd- Adella Castaner
4th- Isabella Marquart
Doubles Champions: Adella Castaner and Amber Yin
Doubles Finalists: Maya Joint and Isabella Marquart