1998-2001 (Higuchi, Chen, Day, McKenzie, Desiatnikov, etc.) Support Thread
Instead of creating individual threads for the best of our next crop of players I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread to post the results of all of our girls born between '98 and '01. McCarthy was born in '97 but it is very late in December and she doesn't have a thread of her own.
Liu, Desiatnikov and Black (Hurricane) won't be playing ITFs for some time to come but we can still keep track of their USTA results.
CiCi Bellis has been tearing up the strongest U14 tournaments in the world the past couple of weeks. She won the Aegon Junior International in Bolton last week without dropping a set and is now into the final of the prestigious Les Petits As in France. She takes on Andreea Rosca tomorrow (and is also in the doubles partner with Jaeda Daniel).
I remember a few years ago when future US tennis seemed bleak....it's really great now to have numerous young players we can talk about and watch their games develop. I think it's a really exciting time for tennis here. Obviously some might not do well on the pro level, but at least there are numerous girls to look for. I only wish the US boys program was doing as well. There are a handful of good players, but nearly as many as the girls.