Re: 1997-1998 Juniors: Wiersholm, Nava, Kozlov, Tiafoe, Mmoh, Blumberg, Ponwith, etc.
The National Clay Court Championships were held last week. Daniel Kerznerman won the 18s and Reilly Opelka won the 16s.
Wiersholm finished 4th in the 18s, losing to Kerznerman in the SF and Will Showers in the 3rd place match. A bit disappointing after his strong showing in two European Grade 1 16-and-under clay court tournaments where he won one tournament and reached the semis of another. This was a step up in age group, but I thought he was the favorite nonetheless. He was the #2 seed.
Tiafoe lost in the QF of the 16s, losing to Opelka.
Ponwith lost in the round of 32 of the 16s.
Paul lost to Opelka in the final of the 16s.