Young lost in the Orange Bowl semifinals to the eventual winner, Alex Luncanu of Romania. I wonder if that's his last junior event. I suppose that he'll play the National Hardcourt Championships in August if he's not a sure bet to get a U.S. Open wild card, but that's probably it.
Does anyone know if he is going to try and qualify at any of AO series events or AO itself. Maybe he needs a year or two on the challenger circuit. I am going with patience here. There is no doubt that he has talent, he just needs a breakthrough.
Young lost to Michael Lammer 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the final of the first U.S. Futures event of the year. It's the furthest he's advanced in a professional tournament, so it's a good start to the year for him. He won his first four matches in straight sets.
He'll be playing in another Futures event next week, along with Ryan Sweeting, Scoville Jenkins, and Nikita Kryvonos. That will be an interesting tournament to follow.