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Biography


Name: Usue Maitane Arconada
Born: 28th October 1998 (14 years old)
Birth Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Age Started Tennis: 5 years old
Coach: Frank Salazar
Favourite Surface: Hard
Career High WTA Ranking: Unranked
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: #95

Career Highlights

2009 12&U Kentucky International Junior Tennis Derby Champion
2009 12&U Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Quarterfinalist

2010 12&U Tennis Plaza Cup Finalist
2010 12&U USTA National Championships Quarterfinalist
2010 12&U Nike Junior Tour USTA National Masters Finalist

2011 12&U USTA National Spring Championships Finalist
2011 14&U USTA National Open Champion
2011 14&U National Clay Court Championships Quarterfinalist
2011 14&U USTA National Championships Semifinalist
2011 16&U USTA Regional Tournament Segment Finalist
2011 ITF G4 Jerry Simmons Junior Circuit Quarterfinalist

2012 ITF G4 Abierto Internacional Juvenil Casablanca San Angel Finalist
2012 ITF G4 Jalisco Junior Cup Semifinalist
2012 ITF G4 Copa Gatorade Internacional El Salvador Quarterfinalist
2012 14&U USTA National Spring Championships Semifinalist
2012 ITF G3 US Junior International Grass Court Championships Finalist
2012 14&U Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Quarterfinalist
2012 16&U Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships Semifinalist

2013 ITF G1 Copa Gatorade Quarterfinalist
2013 ITF G2 ATP Guayas Quarterfinalist
2013 ITF G1 LTAT Junior Tournament Quarterfinalist
2013 18&U USTA Regional Tournament Segment Champion
 

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Here are some photos of Usue.

 

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This week Usue's playing 14&U Eddie Herr International Junior Championships as the #1 seed.

She's made it through to the quarterfinals fairly comfortably.

1R: (1)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Nadia Gizdova (USA) 6-3 7-5
2R: (1)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Naho Suzuki (JPN) 6-1 6-0
3R: (1)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Natasha Irani (CAN) 6-4 6-2
QF: (1)Usue Arconada (USA) vs. (7)Fanni Stollar (HUN)

Her next match against Stollar will be a lot tougher. It's going to be played today at 10am local time. There should be livestreaming here. I'm really excited to get to see her play! :)
 

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QF: (7)Fanni Stollar (HUN) df. (1)Usue Arconada (USA) 7-6(3) 6-3

I knew Stollar would be tougher. It was played on Court 15 so there was no livestream either. :(
 

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Thanks for the photo! She still seems really small :awww:

Usue had a great week at the 16&U Orange Bowl, reaching the semifinals. The girl who beat her is two years older, so nothing to be ashamed of. ;)

1R: (5)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Allessandra Miller (CAN) 6-3 6-1
2R: (5)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Talya Zandberg (ISR) 6-2 6-3
3R: (5)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Gabrielle Smith (USA) 2-6 6-4 7-6(4)
QF: (5)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Camila Wesbrooks (USA) 7-5 7-6(8)
SF: (8)Gloria Liang (CAN) df. (5)Usue Arconada (USA) 6-2 6-3

Her next events are GA Abierto Juvenil Mexicano on 23rd December and G1 Copa Del Cafe on 31st December. She's in the maindraw for both.
 

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I like the second and third set tiebreaks she was able to battle out!! :yeah: :bounce:
 

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Usue's actually playing the 14&U Junior Orange Bowl next week, my mistake :p A lot of the same players from Eddie Herr are in it.
 

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Thanks! :)

Her accent is much more American now compared to last year (see video in original post) :lol:
 

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14&U Junior Orange Bowl

1R: (9)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Kimberley Rijn (NED) 6-3 6-0
2R: (9)Usue Arconada (USA) df. (LL)Julia Goldberg (USA) 6-1 6-0
3R: (17)Claire Liu (USA) df. (9)Usue M. Arconada (USA) 0-6 6-3 6-3
 

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Abierto Juvenil Mexicano, GA

1R: Usue Arconada (USA) df. (Q)Paolo Orozco (MEX) 6-0 6-2
2R: (15)Marika Akkerman (CAN) df. Usue Arconada (USA) 6-4 6-3

Usue got her first GA maindraw win :yeah: G1 Copa Del Cafe in Costa Rica next week :)
 

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Usue had a great week in Costa Rica where she reached the third round and almost beat the top seed :eek:

Copa Del Cafe, G1

1R: Usue Arconada (USA) df. Gabriela Ferreira Sanabria (PAR) 6-2 6-4
2R: Usue Arconada (USA) df. (16)Marika Akkerman (CAN) 6-2 4-6 6-0
3R: (1)Christina Makarova (USA) df. Usue Arconada (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-2
 

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Not bad!! Seems like she is a legit prospect.
 

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Usue's got her ranking up to #111 so the Top 100 doesn't seem far away :) She's the #5 ranked 1998 girl but the ones above her are all older still.

Here are her latest results. The loss to Rosa at Copa Barranquilla was disappointing but then she thrashed her the next week :lol:

Copa Gatorade, G1

1R: BYE
2R: (14)Usue Arconada (USA) df. Mariana Humberg (BRA) 6-2 6-2
3R: (14)Usue Arconada (USA) df. (4)Valeria Patiuk (ISR) 2-6 6-4 6-4
QF: (12)Marie Bouzkova (CZE) df. (14)Usue Arconada (USA) 6-3 6-2

Copa Barranquilla, G1

1R: (Q)Luisa Rosa (BRA) df. Usue Arconada (USA) 1-6 6-3 6-2

ITF ATP Guayas, G2

1R: BYE
2R: (8)Usue Arconada (USA) df. (Q)Luisa Rosa (BRA) 6-0 6-3
3R: (8)Usue Arconada (USA) df. (12)Jennifer Paola Artiga Henriquez (ESA) 6-3 6-1
QF: (4)Stephanie Mariel Petit (ARG) df. (8)Usue Arconada (USA) 7-5 4-6 6-3

Not bad!! Seems like she is a legit prospect.
Yeah she seems pretty good. My only concerns are her height and her scheduling, in my opinion she plays way too many tournaments already.
 

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LTAT ITF Junior Tournament, Nonthaburi, Thailand, G1

1R: Usue Arconada (USA) df. (Q)Nilar Win (MYA) 6-3 6-1
2R: Usue Arconada (USA) df. (8)Greetje Minnen (BEL) 7-5 6-1
3R: Usue Arconada (USA) df. (12)Isabelle Wallace (GBR) 7-5 6-1
QF: (16)Sara Tomic (AUS) df. Usue Arconada (USA) 7-6(0) 7-5

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Usue also reached the doubles semifinals with Cassandra Vasquez. On Monday she'll be in the Top 100! :)

She's playing a G1 in Malaysia next week.
 
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