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Junior Stars to Play for National Title

November 19, 2010 11:16 AM

WAYLAND - Eastern Massachusetts will play host to some of the most talented 16-year-old players in the country, when the Longfellow Club hosts a United States Tennis Association National Boys' 16 Open Championship from Nov. 25-29, featuring players from across the nation.

New England will be well represented in the event.

"This USTA National Boys' 16 Open tournament affords New England players a great Level 2 ranking point-earning opportunity right on their own home courts," USTA New England Player Development Manager David Zeutas-Broer said. "I look forward to stellar results in singles and doubles from our players at this event."

The field includes Lexington, MA resident Ben Tso, who is no stranger to national championship-level competition. Last summer, Tso captured a title playing in the 14-year-old division at the USTA National Championships in San Antonio.

Tso is currently ranked No. 1 in New England among 16-year-olds.

Ben Tso Gold ball

Ben Tso

Rohan Shastri of Williamstown, MA is currently ranked fourth in New England among 16-year-olds, according to the USTA.

Shastri is experienced in top-flight competition. Last summer, he was dominant in winning the Herb Schachter Memorial USTA New England Junior Clay Court Championships in Beverly.

Shastri also captured the championship in the USTA New England Junior Hard Courts in West Hartford, CT.

Shashtri Action

Rohan Shastri

Dylan Fletcher of Stow, MA is currently ranked third in New England among 16-year-olds.

Fletcher's high school teammate and classmate at St. John's High in Shrewsbury, MA, Christopher Ellis, ranked ninth in New England, will also participate.

Boston's Carl Reid, Brian Astrachan (Orange, CT), Cam Chapman (Acton, MA), Aaron Segel (Needham, MA) and Bradley Orban (Milford, CT) will also accept the challenge of playing against the nation's best.




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