Boys 10 Division Archives

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Tennis West Junior Open Tournament

Jeffrey Takes Tournament!

As the only seeded player to make it through the rounds of competition, Jeffrey played his way into the finals. He would then go on to win the tournament championship in a fashion that he says was "good". He says, "I was a little disappointed with the way I played in the finals." Jeffrey went on to say, "I knew I would win, but I didn't like how many unforced errors I had, but I was mostly happy with the way I played."

 

Bracket Draws/Results

 

Round of 16
1   Jeffrey Warber (1)   Greater El Paso 
  
2   Bye    
3   Diego Hayen   Greater El Paso 
10/9 4:30 PM  
4   Miguel A. Carter   Greater El Paso 
5   Patrick Haycraft (3)   Greater El Paso 
  
6   Bye    
7   Raul Chacon   Greater El Paso 
10/9 4:30 PM  
8   Carlos E. Cardenas   Greater El Paso 
9   sami skaf    
10/9 4:30 PM  
10   Lorenzo Quevedo   Greater El Paso 
11   Bye    
  
12   Thayer C. Brown   Greater El Paso 
13   sebastian Herrera    
10/9 4:30 PM  
14   Joseph L. Elliott   Greater El Paso 
15   Bye    
  
16   Felipe Moreno (2)   Greater El Paso 
Quarterfinals
 J. Warber (1)  
  
10/10 4:30 PM  
 M. Carter  
 6-0; 6-0 
 P. Haycraft (3)  
  
10/10 4:30 PM  
 C. Cardenas  
 6-0; 6-0 
 L. Quevedo  
 6-2; 6-4 
10/10 4:30 PM  
 T. Brown  
  
 J. Elliott  
 6-1; 6-1 
10/10 4:30 PM  
 F. Moreno (2)  
  
Semifinals
 J. Warber (1)  
 6-1; 6-0 
10/11 8:00 AM  
 C. Cardenas  
 6-2; 6-3 
 T. Brown  
 7-5; 6-3 
10/11 8:00 AM  
 J. Elliott  
 6-2; 6-4 
Finals
 J. Warber (1)  
 6-2; 6-1 
 10/12 9:00 AM Jeffrey Warber (1)
  6-1, 6-2
 J. Elliott  
bracket
 6-2; 4-6; 10-8 

 

Story

Jeffrey was the number 1 seed in this tournament. In the first round of competition he was given a bye into the next round. The first round for Jeffrey was actually a second round play of competition against a young man, Miguel Carter, who had just started playing tennis within the last year. This was Miguel's first tournament that he played. Although Miguel was very nervous, he handled himself like an exceptional sportsman. For a first time competitor to make it past the first round is a great feat.

In the third round, Jeffrey played Carlos Cardenas. We have no idea why this young man was not seeded in this tournament. Carlos has an incredible forehand that is like the ball is being shot out of a cannon. This is a player to watch out for! Carlos is one of the few players that plays into Jeffrey's game. Jeffrey prefers hard hitters, like Carlos, to the soft looping players that he normally encounters. Carlos even had the luxury of being coached by Pete Sampras's old coach. This was the best match of the tournament to watch. This is the only match were Jeffrey played like Jeffrey.

In the finals, Jeffrey played Joseph Elliott. This player had an unorthodox form, a forehand with underspin. These types of players tend to give more orthodox players a hard time because of their unfamiliar way of hitting the ball. Once Elliott learns to tweek a few finer points in his game, he will be seen more often in finals competition.

Jeffrey was not happy with how he played in the finals. He felt that he should not have dropped even one game to this player, but don't all great players say that?. (We are our own worst critics) In the end, Jeffrey was very happy that he won the tournament.

Congratulations Jeffrey for putting on a clinic and leading the way through consummate sportsmanship in the process.

 

 

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Thanksgiving Junior Open Tournament

 

Jeffrey Wins Turkey Tournament!

Jeffrey went into this tournament as the defending champion from last year. He played with the goal of winning his second tournament in a row, as well as defending his "Turkey" title. He accomplished his goals. Congratulations Jeffrey! Next year The U.S. Open.

 

Bracket Draws/Results

    
Quarterfinals
1   Jeffrey Warber (1)   El Paso, TX 
  
2   Bye    
3   Raul Chacon   Santa Teresa, NM 
Sat 9:30 AM AHS  
4   Jorge Villarreal   El Paso, TX 
5   Zane Torres    
Sat 9:30 AM AHS  
6   Manuel E. Pina   El Paso, TX 
7   Bye    
  
8   Ivan Holguin (2)   El Paso, TX 
Semifinals
 J. Warber (1)  
  
Sat 11:00 AM AHS  
 R. Chacon  
 3-6; 7-6; 6-4 
 M. Pina  
 6-0; 6-1 
Sat 11:30 AM AHS  
 I. Holguin (2)  
  
Finals
 J. Warber (1)  
 6-0; 6-0 
 Sun 9:30 AM AHS J. Warber (1)
  6-1;6-2
 I. Holguin (2)  
 6-3; 6-2 

 

Story

Jeffrey played his first round of competition on Saturday. He played Raul Chacon in this match. Raul really stepped up his game against Jeffrey in this match. Although the score doesn't show it, Raul has great potential in his game. He played extremely well and should be proud of himself. He will be at the top of the Boy's 10 division in a short time. The very special part of this match was the chance to meet Raul's parents. These parents exemplify how all tennis parents should present themselves. They went beyond the usual handshake and congratulations, they took time to talk and establish a friendship. Raul's mother even gave Jeffrey a kiss on the cheek. She is truly a warm soul, even in light of her son's defeat. If Raul never makes it to the big leagues in tennis, he already has the lead in life by his parent's example and guidance.

The finals match was a little more stressful for Jeffrey. He played Ivan Holguin for the championship. Ivan is another player that will be seen more often in the finals. Don't let his size fool you. This guy may have a smaller stature, but he carries a large hearts. He was a fighter. He has a deadly forehand that gave Jeffrey some trouble during the match. The final score does not reflect how close the match actually was. Most of the games went the distance. The surprising statistic that Jeffrey accomplished was a record 10 aces. Jeffrey didn't even realize he had 10 aces until he was told so afterward. As usual, Jeffrey was unhappy with his play in the finals. He said, "I didn't play well, I know what I was doing wrong, but I just didn't play well". He went on to say, "in the second set, when the score was tied 2-2, I had to start spinning more shots and using the angles more." When Jeffrey did this, he pulled away in score and finished the second set 6-2.

It is nice that he alway looks for impovement, but he must also accept that he should be happy with a victory. Congrats again Jeffrey!