Article on the ITF site:
In the girls’ event, superlative Lauren Davis of the USA continued and incredible three-week winning streak on the ITF Junior Circuit, as she won her 18th match in 21 days. 17-year-old eighth seed Davis, a winner both at the Yucatan Cup and at the Eddie Herr tournaments, had to fight hard to beat fellow country-woman, unseeded Grace Min, before becoming the 30th American player to win the Dunlop Orange Bowl girls’ singles title since 1947.
The talented Davis started strongly, winning the first set 63, but then suffered an apparent drop in energy levels as she appeared to tire up under pressure from Min. However, Davis battled to a tie-break before she suffered an attack of nerves saw Davis dropp two match-points as she looked to clinch the title in straight sets. Min seized her opportunity to draw level in the match. In the decisive set, Davis recovered her composure and self-confidence as she worked her way into a commanding position. Davis sealed the match, and maintained her incredible recent unbeaten run, with a 63 67 61 victory.
“I wanted to take this Orange Bowl title so badly – said Davis - I was very nervous going into the match, but I usually benefit from my nerves. I played Grace last week in Eddie Herr so I knew what to expect. She has both a solid forehand and backhand and is very consistent. I played pretty well the first set, trying to take control of the points and doing a good job for the most part. In the second set, my energy level dropped a ton. I had two match points in the tiebreak and ended up losing them. Grace stepped it up and I was also a little tight. After the second, I was discouraged. I went to the bathroom to wash my face off and to calm my mind down a bit. I was tired, but I wanted to win and I wasn't going to let my fatigue get in the way of me winning this title”.