In December, Mid-Atlantic junior Dennis Afanasev from Leesburg, Va., posted six wins and reached the Round of 32 in the Boy’s 14s Singles division of the Junior Orange Bowl 51th Intl. Tennis Championships. The ITF event was held December 14-23, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fl.
After winning four matches in the qualifying tournament, Afanasev’s wins in the main draw included a 63 60 match against Karlo Boljat of Croatia and a 62 60 triumph over the 17th seeded Alex Del Corral, who is a top ranked player in Florida and a top-10 nationally ranked player.
In doubles results, Yancy Dennis (Reisterstown, Md.) and Francis Tiafoe (College Park, Md.) partnered to reach the Boy’s 16s semifinals. If the Girl’s 16s doubles, Ines Vias (Germantown, Md.) reached the round of 16 and Alexandra Baer (Virginia Beach) reached the quarterfinals with their respective partners.