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Oro Valley Boy Wins Gold Ball at USTA National Spring Championships!

April 29, 2009 12:28 AM

USTA National Spring Championships
Boys/Girls 12s
Delray Beach, Fla. - Delray Beach Tennis Center
April 12-18, 2009

Robert Seby (right) of Oro Valley, AZ., recently captured the Boys' 12's USTA National Spring Championships doubles title along with partner Danny Gealer of Los Angeles (left).
USTA Southwest junior player Robert Seby (Oro Valley) recently hauled in a prize title, winning a gold ball at the USTA National Spring Championships in the Boys' 12 division in Delray Beach, Fla.

Seby won five consecutive doubles matches in the field of 32, partnering with Daniel Gealer of Los Angeles. Seby-Gealer came in to the event as the second seeds. The duo dropped two sets along the way, and took out the 6 and 7 seeded teams before routing the Boca Raton, Fla. tandemo of Felix Corwin and Christian Langmo in the final, 6-0, 6-1.

Seby, who was also the second seed in singles, won four rounds in singles, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to eventual finalist Josiah Collins (Montgomery, Al) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.

Seby is currently the highest nationally-ranked junior from USTA Southwest. Prior to this event, Seby was ranked No. 4 in the country in Boys' 12's.

Another Tucson-area native, Gregory Anderson, reached the Round of 16 in Delray Beach, before falling to Yancy Dennis, 6-2, 6-4. Anderson reached the quarterfinals of the doubles as well, teaming up with Kyle Seeling of Hatfield, Pa.

Phoenix's Madison Clarke reached the doubles Round of 16 in Girls' 12's, pairing with Nora Tan (Mercer Island, Wash.). Clarke also won the backdraw in Delray Beach, picking up fifth place on the strength of five consecutive wins in consolation.

Scottsdale's Alexandra Letzt reached the Round of 16 in singles and had a quarterfinal finish in doubles, parterning with Anastasia Nefedova (Palm Harbor, Fla.) 

The USTA Spring Nationals 12's event was held on Har-Tru courts at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. For more information and complete results, consult the tournament homepage HERE.