Indian Wells Tennis Garden
March 25 - April 1, 2023
ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2023 – Top young juniors Cassius Chinlund (16; Los Angeles) and Valerie Glozman (16; Bellevue, Wash.) won the FILA Easter Bowl Boys’ and Girls’ 18s singles titles on Saturday.
The Easter Bowl, which serves as the USTA National Spring Championships, was played last week at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells. Calif., with singles and doubles competition across the 18s, 16s, 14s and 12s age groups. The Easter Bowl is the first of five junior USTA National Championship events in 2023 and counts John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick among its previous champions.
Chinlund, a sophomore at Campbell Hall in the Los Angeles area, earned the best result of his junior tennis career at a USTA Level I tournament. Seeded fifth, he knocked of No. 7 seed and UCLA freshman Emon van Loben Sels (18; Sacramento, Calif.), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the singles final. Chinlund is ranked amongst the top 18-and-under players in the country and last year was named the boys’ tennis player of the year by the Los Angeles Daily News as a freshman. In the boys’ 18s doubles final another pair of Californians, Krish Arora (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Parashar Bharadwaj (Irvine, Calif.), defeated the second-seeded duo of Declan Galligan (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Kale Mize (Tulsa, Okla.).
Glozman won her second consecutive Easter Bowl singles title after taking home the 16s crown in 2022. This year, the high school junior, who is ranked as the No. 3 18-and-under player in the country and was the tournament’s top seed, knocked off No. 5 seed Aspen Schuman (15; Menlo Park, Calif.) in the final, 7-6(4), 6-3. Following her Easter Bowl triumph, Glozman reached the girls’ 18s singles final at the USTA Billie Jean King National Championships last summer, earning the then-15-year-old a spot is the US Open Qualifying Tournament, where she won a match over a player ranked in the WTA’s Top 250. She also helped lead Team USA to the Junior Billie Jean King Cup title in November. In the girls’ 18s doubles final the top-seeded pair of Susanna Maltby (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) and Maddy Zampardo (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.) defeated the third-seeded team of Ava Esposito Cogan (Branford, Conn.) and Caroline McGinley (Essex Falls, N.J.).
No. 4 seed Ian Bracks (Tulsa, Okla.) defeated No. 9 seed Braden Gelletich (Goshen, N.Y.), 7-6(4), 6-3, in the boys’ 16s singles final, while No. 8 seed Claire An knocked off third-seeded Alanis Hamilton (Bentonville, Ark.), 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-4, to bring home the girls’ 16s singles title. Hamilton also partnered with Kayla Chung (Philadelphia) to win the girls’ 16s doubles title.
No. 7 seed Roshan Santhosh (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) defeated No. 3 seed Ryan Cozad to win the boys’ 14s singles title, while second-seeded Nancy Lee (Belmont, Mass.) won the girls’ 14s singles title with a victory over No. 5 seed Anita Tu (Jacksonville, Fla.).
Jason Eigbedion (Duluth, Ga.) and Raya Kotseva (Las Vegas) rounded out the singles champions, winning the boys’ and girls’ 12s titles, respectively. Both players also won the 12s doubles titles to complete the sweep of the championships.
Finals results of the Easter Bowl can be found on page 2. The complete draws are available here.
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