December Aces; Livianu Takes Singles and Doubles Titles at USTA National Open; Semifinals Set for 16s and 18s at Winter Nationals
My look back at December's top performances for the Tennis Recruiting Network is up today. It's a quick way to review all the champions from the Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl tournaments plus two juniors who won their first ITF Pro Circuit singles titles.
The men's singles title went to William and Mary senior Aidan Talcott, the No. 12 seed, who defeated Cornell junior Daniel Grunberger, the No. 18 seed, 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 in today's final. The men's doubles champions are No. 2 seeds Milo Hauk and Vaidik Munshaw, both of whom played at St. John's. Hauk and Munshaw defeated Nicholas Shamma and Malcolm Harrison (NW Missouri State) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 in the final.
The mixed doubles title went to Marcella Cruz and Munshaw, the top seeds, who didn't have to hit a ball in the final. Siblings Blaine (UNC) and Susanne Boyden(Cal Poly), the No. 2 seeds, were unable to compete due to an injury.