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The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, known as the Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2008 to 2013 with Dunlop as the title sponsor, and renamed the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2013 onwards, is a prestigious junior tennis tournament, one of five that are rated by the ITF as 'Grade A'. Established in 1947 in Miami Beach,[1] the tournament has for years featured both boys and girls singles and doubles draws at both '18 and under' (under-19) and '16 and under' (under-17) age categories. From 1999 to 2010, the tournament had been held each December at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. Since 2011, it has been held at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Florida.[2]

Orange Bowl
Tournament information
Founded1947
LocationPlantation, Florida
United States
VenueFrank Veltri Tennis Centre
CategoryITF Junior Grade A (1978–current)
SurfaceRed clay - outdoors
Draw64S / 64Q / 32D
Websitewww.ustaorangebowl.com
Current champions (2018)
SinglesFinland Otto Virtanen (Boys 18s)
United States Coco Gauff (Girls 18s)
Spain Pablo Llamas Ruiz (Boys 16s)
United States Madison Sieg (Girls 16s)
DoublesUzbekistan Sergey Fomin (Boys 18s)
Belgium Gauthier Onclin
Hungary Adrienn Nagy (Girls 18s)
South Korea Park So-hyun

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HistoryEdit

 
Sofia Kenin won title at the 2014 Dunlop Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl Tennis Championship began at Flamingo Tennis Center, Miami Beach. This facility, still in use today, hosted the tournament until 1998, when it was moved to its current site at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Orange Bowl was started by Eddie Herr, who wanted to bring some winter competition to South Beach for his tennis playing daughter, Suzanne.[1] The tournament soon grew in prestige and importance, being considered the initiation rite of future world tennis champions[citation needed]. Decades of tournament winners are posted on a brass plaque at the entrance to Flamingo Tennis Center.

Players who have competed at the Orange Bowl reads as a virtual who's who of modern tennis, including Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe, Boris Becker, Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Chris Evert, Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Ivan Lendl, Hana Mandlíková, Andy Roddick, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Guillermo Vilas, and Mats Wilander. As of 2017, Miami's Mary Joe Fernandez is the only player, male or female, to win in every age division of the Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl tournaments: 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s. However, Miami's Lynn Epstein, won the 12s, 14s and skipped the 16s to play up winning the 18s two years in a row. Epstein is the only player, to this day, to have achieved this feat.

In 1983, during the tournament's heyday, a professional stadium was built in Flamingo Park. The Abel Holtz stadium seated 9,000 fans. During the 1990s however, Flamingo Park Tennis Center fell victim to poor maintenance.[citation needed] The standards of the Orange Bowl could not be maintained so in 1999 the tournament was moved to the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, home of today's professional tour event, the Miami Open (tennis). Fortunately, the City of Plantation has restored the Orange Bowl Tournament's allure and luster, hosting the best administered and best managed tournament in decades. [1].

Recently, there has been a tennis revival in Miami Beach. A $5.5M master plan to renovate the Flamingo tennis facility has begun. The project includes a new 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) tennis building and 17 clay hydro-courts. A large bronze plaque containing the names of all the great tennis champions who began their career playing in the tournament in Flamingo park will be restored, along with a plaque honoring local players who went on to tennis fame, such as Jerry Moss.

Since 1962, the two younger age groups ('12 and under' and '14 and under') are held at a separate site in Coral Gables. Hence today, the Junior Orange Bowl is in Coral Gables. And the Orange Bowl (under 16 and under 18) has moved in 2011 from Miami to Plantation, FL thus changing surfaces from Hard Courts to Clay, the first time since 1998 that the tournament will be on clay.[3]

Dunlop has been the tournament's title sponsor since 2008.[3][4][5] From 2013 onwards, Metropolia International Holdings became the title sponsor of the tournament.[6]

Tournament featuresEdit

Players must be at least 13 years old to compete, unless competing in the 12 and unders.[7]

Past champions[8]Edit

Singles championsEdit

Year Boys, 18 and under Girls, 18 and under Boys, 16 and under
until 1962, 15 and under
Girls, 16 and under
until 1962, 15 and under
1947   Lew McMasters   Joan Johnson   Dick Holroyd   Joan Woodberry
1948   Tommy Boys   Elita Ramírez   Bobby Sierra   Toby Greenberg
1949   Gil Bogley   Elaine Lewicki   Rey Garrido   Suzanne Herr
1950   Jacque R. Grigry   Toby Greenberg   Al Harum   Meta Schroedel
1951   Sam Giammalva   Karol Fageros   Jerry Moss   Leigh Hay
1952   Eddie Rubinoff   Karol Fageros   Esteban Reyes   Rose Marie Reyes
1953   Mike Green   Pat Shaffer   Jimmy Skogstad   Pat White
1954   Allen Quay   Marilyn Stock   Earl Buchholz Jr.   Sandra Lewis
1955   Mike Green   Mimi Arnold   Earl Buchholz Jr.   Gwyneth Thomas
1956   Carlos Fernandes   Mary Ann Mitchell   Ray Senkowski   Gail DeLozier
1957   Chris Crawford   Maria Esther Bueno   Mike Neely   Frances Farrar
1958   Ronnie Barnes   Carol Hanks   Clark Graebner   Carol Ann Prosen
1959   José Luis Arilla   Sandy Warshaw   Charlie Pasarell   Julie Heldman
1960   William Lenoir   Carole Ann Prosen   Mike Belkin   Stephanie DeFina
1961   Mike Belkin   Judy Alvarez   Shyam Minotra   Stephanie DeFina
1962   Tony Roche   Stephanie DeFina   Bill Harris   Peaches Bartkowicz
1963   Thomaz Koch   Peaches Bartkowicz   Charles Brainard   Vicki Holmes
1964   Marcello Lara   Peaches Bartkowicz   Zan Guerry   Carol Hunter
1965   Ismail El Shafei   Peaches Bartkowicz   Mac Claflin   Carol Hunter
1966   Manuel Orantes   Peaches Bartkowicz   Charles Owens   Linda Tuero
1967   Mike Estep   Patti Hogan   Woody Blocher  Kazuko Sawamatsu
1968   Richard Stockton   Patricia Montana   Guillermo Vilas   Chris Evert
1969   Harold Solomon   Chris Evert   John Whitlinger   Laurie Fleming
1970   Harold Solomon   Chris Evert   Billy Martin   Sandy Stap
1971   Corrado Barazzutti   Donna Ganz   Björn Borg   Jeanne Evert
1972   Björn Borg   Donna Ganz   Hans Gildemeister   Robin Tenney
1973   Billy Martin   Mima Jaušovec   Christophe Casa   Zenda Liess
1974   Billy Martin   Lynn Epstein   Van Winitsky   Zenda Liess
1975   Fernando Luna   Lynn Epstein   Bobby Berger   Jennifer Balent
1976   John McEnroe   Marise Kruger   Ivan Lendl   Mary Lou Piatek
1977   Ivan Lendl   Anne Smith   Scott Davis   Hana Mandlíková
1978   Gabriel Urpi   Andrea Jaeger   Thierry Tulasne   Michelle DePalmer
1979   Raúl Viver   Kathleen Horvath   Mats Wilander   Pamela Casale
1980   Joakim Nyström   Susan Mascarin   Michael Kures   Barbara Bramblett
1981   Roberto Argüello   Penny Barg   Carlos Chalbalgoity   Raffaella Reggi
1982   Guy Forget   Carling Bassett   Stefan Edberg   Claudia Hernández
1983   Kent Carlsson   Debbie Spence   Bruno Orešar   Shawn Foltz
1984   Ricky Brown   Gabriela Sabatini   Horst Skoff   Mary Joe Fernandez
1985   Claudio Pistolesi   Mary Joe Fernandez   Arnaud Boetsch   Sybille Niox-Château
1986   Javier Sánchez   Patricia Tarabini   Jim Courier   Alexia Dechaume
1987   Jim Courier   Natalia Zvereva   Paul Dogger   Florencia Labat
1988   Marc Rosset   Carrie Cunningham   Fabrice Santoro   Sylvie Sabas
1989   Fernando Meligeni   Luanne Spadea   Juan Garat   Svetlana Komleva
1990   Andrei Medvedev   Pilar Pérez   Àlex Corretja   Petra Kamstra
1991   Marcelo Charpentier   Elena Likhovtseva   Gonzalo Corrales   Andrea Glass
1992   Vincent Spadea   Barbara Mulej   Rene Nicklisch   Emanuela Sangiorgi
1993   Albert Costa   Ángeles Montolio   Mariano Zabaleta   Stephanie Halsell
1994   Nicolás Lapentti   Mariam Ramón   Markus Hipfl   Nathalie Dechy
1995   Mariano Zabaleta   Anna Kournikova   Dario Sciortino   Ana Alcázar
1996   Alberto Martín   Ana Alcázar   Julien Jeanpierre   Elena Dementieva
1997   Nicolás Massú   Tina Pisnik   Guillermo Coria   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1998   Roger Federer   Elena Dementieva   Tommy Robredo   Marta Marrero
1999   Andy Roddick   María José Martínez Sánchez   Giovanni Lapentti   Raluca Ciochină
2000   Todor Enev   Vera Zvonareva   Brian Dabul   Marion Bartoli
2001   Robin Söderling   Vera Zvonareva   Florin Mergea   Whitney Deason
2002   Brian Baker   Vera Dushevina   José Luis Muguruza   Charlène Vanneste
2003   Marcos Baghdatis   Nicole Vaidišová   Donald Young   Alexa Glatch
2004   Timothy Neilly   Jessica Kirkland   Emiliano Massa   Florencia Molinero
2005   Robin Roshardt   Caroline Wozniacki   Georgi Rumenov Payakov   Oksana Kalashnikova
2006   Petru-Alexandru Luncanu   Nikola Hofmanova   Grigor Dimitrov   Allie Will
2007   Ričardas Berankis   Michelle Larcher de Brito   Bernard Tomic   Lilly Kimbell
2008   Yuki Bhambri   Julia Boserup   Denis Kudla   Chanelle Van Nguyen
2009   Gianni Mina   Gabriela Dabrowski   Alexios Halebian   Breaunna Addison
2010   George Morgan   Lauren Davis   Laurent Lokoli   Alexandra Kiick
2011   Dominic Thiem   Anett Kontaveit   Chung Hyeon   Erin Routliffe
2012   Laslo Đere   Ana Konjuh   Andrey Rublev   Gloria Liang
2013   Frances Tiafoe   Varvara Flink   Chung Yun-seong   Charlotte Robillard-Millette
2014   Stefan Kozlov   Sofia Kenin   Sam Riffice   Bianca Andreescu
2015   Miomir Kecmanović   Bianca Andreescu   Sebastián Báez   María Lourdes Carlé
2016   Miomir Kecmanović   Kaja Juvan   Steven Sun   Katie Volynets
2017   Hugo Gaston   Whitney Osuigwe   Nicholas David Ionel   Katriin Saar
2018   Otto Virtanen   Cori Gauff   Pablo Llamas Ruiz   Madison Sieg

Doubles championsEdit

Year Boys, 18 and under Girls, 18 and under
1993   Sebastián Prieto
  Jimy Szymanski
  Anne Pastor
  Dally Randriantefy
1994   Bobby Kokavec
  Jocelyn Robichaud
  Alice Canepa
  Maria Paola Zavagli
1995   Kepler Orellana
  Mariano Zabaleta
  Giulia Casoni
  Maria Paola Zavagli
1996   Petr Kralert
  Robin Vik
  Michaela Paštiková
  Jitka Schönfeldová
1997   Mirko Pehar
  Lovro Zovko
  Kim Clijsters
  Zsófia Gubacsi
1998   José de Armas
  Lovro Zovko
  Clarisa Fernández
  María Emilia Salerni
1999   Julien Benneteau
  Nicolas Mahut
  Maki Arai
  Bethanie Mattek
2000   Bruno Echagaray
  Santiago González
  Gisela Dulko
  Anikó Kapros
2001   Philipp Petzschner
  Simon Stadler
  Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Barbora Strýcová
2002   Scott Oudsema
  Phillip Simmonds
  Darya Kustova
  Anastasia Yakimova
2003   Rafael Arévalo
  Jaime Cuellar
  Marina Erakovic
  Ekaterina Kosminskaya
2004   Piero Luisi
  David Navarrete
  Marina Erakovic
  Monica Niculescu
2005   Emiliano Massa
  Leonardo Mayer
  Jennifer-Lee Heinser
  Elizabeth Plotkin
2006   Danila Arsenov
  Roman Jebavý
  Sorana Cîrstea
  Urszula Radwańska
2007   Roman Jebavý
  Vasek Pospisil
  Mallory Cecil
  Melanie Oudin
2008   Devin Britton
  Jarmere Jenkins
  Lauren Embree
  Asia Muhammad
2009   Mikhail Biryukov
  Alexander Rumyantsev
  Anna Orlik
  Valeria Solovieva
2010   Julien Cagnina
  Jeroen Vanneste
  Lauren Herring
  Madison Keys
2011   Liam Broady
  Joshua Ward-Hibbert
  Victoria Kan
  Ganna Poznikhirenko
2012   Christian Garín
  Nicolás Jarry
  Gabrielle Andrews
  Taylor Townsend
2013   Filippo Baldi
  Lucas Miedler
  Naiktha Bains
  Tornado Alicia Black
2014   Stefan Kozlov
  Michael Mmoh
  Catherine Bellis
  Markéta Vondroušová
2015   Yuta Shimizu
  Yunosuke Tanaka
  Pranjala Yadlapalli
  Tamara Zidanšek
2016   Toru Horie
  Yuta Shimizu
  Olga Danilović
  Anastasia Potapova
2017   Tomáš Macháč
  Ondřej Štyler
  Joanna Garland
  Naho Sato
2018   Sergey Fomin
  Gauthier Onclin
  Adrienn Nagy
  Park So-hyun

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b USTA. "Dunlop Orange Bowl History". Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.usta.com/Youth-Tennis/Junior-Competition/2014_orange_bowl_international_tennis_championships/
  3. ^ a b http://www.florida.usta.com/florida_tennis_briefs8_orange_bowl_move_tampa_youth_sports_expo_pensacola_10-u_play_day_more111/
  4. ^ USTA. "Dunlop Orange Bowl Int'l Tennis Championships, 2008 homepage". Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  5. ^ College and Junior Tennis.com. "2007 ORANGE BOWL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  6. ^ http://metropoliatennis.com/orange_bowl_2013_en.html
  7. ^ USTA. "Dunlop Orange Bowl Tournament Information" (PDF). Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  8. ^ USTA. "Yearbook Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships". Retrieved 15 February 2011.

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