2012 Eddie Herr International Junior Championships at IMG Academy, third round results
IMG Academy student-athlete Gianni Ross advances to the Boys 14s semifinals in the Eddie Herr International Junior Championships
Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012
IMG Academy student-athlete Gianni Ross, a native of Chicago, is having a brilliant run the Boys’ 14s Division of the 2012 Eddie Herr International Junior Championships. Today, Ross scored a major victory by defeating Connor Hance, the 12-seed out of California, in three sets, 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-4. Hance came to Florida with two USTA tournament wins in 2012 under his belt, and a 35-9 overall singles record on the year.
To get to the semis, the No. 13 seed Ross had to overcome No. 2 seed Patrick Kypson of North Carolina on Thursday. Ross stunned Kypson in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5. Heading into the match, Kypson was ranked as the No. 2 player nationally for his class according to TennisRecruiting.net, and entered the Eddie Herr with a 20-8 overall singles record in 2012.
Ross, who won the Nick Bollettieri Discovery Open Boys’ 13s in June, will have another challenging match tomorrow when he faces Evan Zhu, the No. 4 seed. Zhu easily defeated China’s Chengze Lu in straight sets earlier today to advance to the semis, 6-2, 6-1.