West Palm Beach, FL, USA – Team BC ended 2019 on a high. Thirteen athletes (ages 8- 12) travelled to West Palm Beach Florida to take part in the 2019 Little Mo International. The 2019 edition of the Little Mo was the largest event to date with over 500 participants. To add to the experience of the tournament, all the U12 players competing in the Little Mo and their coaches took part in a 3-day regrouping hosted by Tennis Canada. This year’s regrouping was also the largest to date with 61 players taking part. BC players had the opportunity to meet new players from across the country and create friendships for a lifetime.
During the event, each player competed in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The experience of competing outside of their home environment and with other young athletes from around the world was surreal for a number of BC athletes. It broadened the horizons for both players and parents of what high level of competition exists outside of Canada. Win or lose, we were proud to see Team BC athletes give their best in each match, and show great growth and improvement with each match they played. Thank you to Team BC Coaches, Sarah Kadi and Pete Grimsey for leading and helping our athletes during their successful week in West Palm Beach.
Congratulations to the following BC athletes for their accomplishments at the Little Mo International:
Amy Shen – Winner U8 Girls Regular Ball
Mila Ajdukovic – Winner: U8 Girls Green Doubles
Lauren van der Berg – Finalist U9 Girls Green Doubles (partner Sloane Zenith), Finalist U9 Girls Green Singles Consolation
Owen Nguyen – Winner U12 Boys singles, U12 Mixed doubles (partner Havana Kadi)
Havana Kadi – Winner U12 Girls Doubles (partner Waverly Potter), Winner U12 Mixed Doubles (partner Owen Nyugen), Finalist U12 Singles
Dawson Reid – Sportsmanship Award
For a compete list of draws and results, click here.
Team BC Players Travel to Florida
We love seeing Team BC so well represented on the international stage. In addition to the 2019 Little Mo International, a number of BC players travelled to Florida this month to compete in multiple events including, but not limited to, the Eddie Herr International and the U12 and U14 Orange Bowl Championships. Some players travelled as part of Team BC, while some travelled independently or as part of their club team.
As a lead up to the U12 and U14 Orange Bowl, Tennis BC organized a regrouping for U12-U14 girls, which included players from BC, AB, QC, and the Prairies. The 2 day regrouping was led by Severine Tamborero and Sarah Kadi, with assistance from Marek Nehasil and Katerina Boiko. The Orange Bowl runs Dec 14 – 23, 2019. For a complete list of Draws and Results, click here
BC’s Stewart Aronson was invited to represent Canada in the 2019 America’s Cup in Orlando, Florida. The American’s Cup is a U14 team event that acts as a lead up to U14 Orange Bowl. Even though Stewart had a heart breaking loss in the super breaker on Day 1, he bounced back and carried the team with a great victory over Team USA on Day 2. This marks the first time that Team Canada has beat Team USA during this event (in 3+ years). Teams competing in the event included: Team Canada, Team COTECC, Team COSAT, and Team USA. Stewart is currently seeded 9th at the U14 Orange Bowl and is through to the round of 32. To follow Stewart’s progress click here.