Indian Wells Tennis Garden
March 23 - 31, 2024
Championship Saturday at the FILA Easter Bowl was one to remember with a thrilling slate of title matches. See who triumphed once and for all at Indian Wells over the weekend and walked away with one of the most coveted titles in all of junior tennis.
Girls 18U: No. 1 Seed Glozman Reigns Again
In her post-match trophy ceremony, No. 1 seed Valerie Glozman revealed that she didn’t fully commit to entering this year’s FILA Easter Bowl until a day before the deadline. Safe to say Glozman is glad she made the trip to Indian Wells this spring.
The reigning 16U champion proved she was up for the challenge in the higher age group as she rolled through this year’s 18U draw to become the first back-to-back 16U and 18U Easter Bowl champion since Cici Bellis in 2013, 2014. Runner-up Aspen Schuman gave Glozman all she could handle in a fierce first-set tiebreak, but in the end, Glozman’s consistency was too much to handle. Glozman prevailed 7-6(4), 6-3 to win an Easter Bowl title for the second consecutive year.
Boys 18U: Los Angeles Native Cassius Chinlund Triumphant
No. 5 seed Cassius Chinlund dropped to the court of Stadium 4 in celebration after finishing his dream run to the Boys 18U title with a ferocious winner at the net. It was a valiant runner-up effort from Northern California’s Emon van Loben Sels, but it was ultimately Southern California’s Chinlund who got the job done in a dramatic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 match.
The LA native was emotional as he addressed the crowd following the biggest win of his young career, noting the special feeling of winning the title on the same courts as the BNP Paribas Open he grew up attending every year. With the win, Chinlund joins an elite roster of 18U Easter Bowl champions that includes Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, John McEnroe and more.
Girls 16U: No. 8 seed Claire Wins Three-Set Thriller Over Hamilton
No. 8 seed Claire An put together an incredible comeback performance on Saturday to take home the Girls 16U crown, battling back from a first set deficit against No. 3 seed Alanis Hamilton to win 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 in a thrilling championship match. It was the fifth straight match from An that went the distance at this year’s Easter Bowl, and the New York native’s resilience helped her walked away with one of the most coveted junior crowns in all of tennis.
Boys 16U: Oklahoma’s Ian Bracks Fires His Way To Easter Bowl Title
Tulsa, Oklahoma native Ian Bracks found himself a bit away from home in the California desert for the past week, but that didn’t stop him from scoring one of the biggest titles of his young and promising junior career at the 2023 FILA Easter Bowl. Bracks made the Indian Wells Tennis Garden a comfortable home for himself the past week and secured the Boys 16U crown with a convincing Saturday title performance against Braeden Gelletich and a final score line of 7-6(4), 6-4.
Doubles Champions Crowned
The final day of Easter Bowl action concluded with the Boys and Girls 16U + 18U doubles finals. The champions of the final matches were:
Boys 18U: Krish Arora/Parashar Bharadwaj d. Declan Galligan/Kale Mize (7-5, 6-7, 6-1)
Girls 18U: Susanna Maltby/Maddy Zampardo d. Ava Esposito Cogan/Caroline McGinley (6-2, 6-7(3), 6-4)
Boys 16U: Andre Alacantra/Xavier Calvelo d. Winston Lee/Aniketh Poruri (6-2, 7-5)
Girls 16U: Alanis Hamilton/Kayla Chung d. Bella Payne/Elena Zhao (6-2, 6-4)
That’s a wrap from the 2023 FILA Easter Bowl! For all scores, draws, and results, visit here.