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Vagramov and Braswell Capture Davis Trading ITF Titles

Jul 17, 2019
written by: Tennis BC

Vancouver, BC – The Davis Trading Junior ITF J3 Vancouver Championships concluded this past weekend at the Stanley Park Tennis Courts. Due to rain, some matches throughout the week were played indoors at the UBC Tennis Centre.

Photo Credit: Bronwyn Davies

On Friday, July 12th, the girls and boys doubles finals took place. Third seeded Elizabeth Stevens and Katja Wiersholm, both from the US, captured the title 6-4, 6-2 over Canadian duo Marina Stakusic and Annabelle Xu. En route to the final, the champions battled based No. 1 seeded Jada Bui (CAN) and Alexandra Vagramov (CAN). Stakusic and Xu had also battled past the No. 2 seeds , Elizabeth Coleman (USA) and Vanessa Ong (USA) en route to the final.

In the boys doubles final, No. 1 seeds Keshav Choprua (USA) and Joshua Lapadat (CAN) took home the title, 6-3 6-4, over  BC’s Luka Vukovic and partner Jeffrey Fradkin (USA). Luka Vukovic now sits at No. 274 on the U18 rankings. His career high came earlier this year in January, when he reached the No. 227 spot.

On Saturday, July 13th, the girls singles final took place at 9 AM. No. 3 seed and top seeded Canadian played (from BC), Alexandra Vagramov brought home the title 6-4, 6-3. She faced fellow Canadian wildcard Mia Kupres in the final. With her title this week, Vagramov is close to her career high of No. 86, which she reached in January. Vagramov is currently ranked No. 91 on the world U18 ITF rankings.

In the boys singles final, American Micah Braswell captured the title over Canada’s Joshua Lapadat 6-0, 7-5. Following this week, both boys reached career high rankings. As of Monday, Braswell is now ranked No. 222 on the U18 ITF rankings and Lapadat is now ranked  No. 164 in the world.

Photo Credit: Bronwyn Davies

Thank you to our event’s title sponsor, Davis Trading & Supply, Ltd. for making this event possible. Thank you to the University of British Columbia for providing housing for the players throughout the week, and to the UBC Tennis Centre for providing indoor courts. We would like to recognize our Tournament Referee Ute Buffotot, Tournament Directors and organizers Sarah Kadi and Daniella Silva. Lastly, thank you to our hard working volunteers and players! The next Davis Trading Junior ITF event will take place at the North Vancouver Tennis Centre in October 2019 (J4).