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CAZ Players at Winter Nationals

January 8, 2015 02:02 PM

The USTA Winter Nationals, one of the top four events on the national calendar each year, was held Dec. 27-January 2 in both Phoenix(Boys/Girls  16s & 18s) and Tucson (Boys/Girls 12s and 14s).

Vallabhaneni, of Paradise Valley, Ariz., was the fourth seed coming into the event in Tucson, and didn't drop even a set along the way in seven matches, including two 6-0, 6-0 victories in the first two rounds.

Vallabhaneni dispatched top-seeded Aidan Mayo in the semifinals, then smoked 15-seed Jameson Corsillo in the final 6-1, 6-4, to earn his first-ever national championship gold ball.

In Phoenix, Savannah Slaysman (left) and Allie Sanford (both of Phoenix) finished in third place in Girls' 18s doubles, while Delaney Nothaft (Tempe, Ariz.) and partner Samantha Martinelli (Denver, Colo.) finished in fourth place in Girls' 16s doubles.

Slaysman also brought home the Sportsmanship Award in the Girls 18s along with Frederick Wentling (Phoenix) in the Boys 14s.

USTA Central Arizona would like to congratulate all of the following participants for making it to the USTA Winter Nationals.

Boys 12s

Sam Miyata

Cole Stelse

Morgan Donovan

Colin McConnon

Jack Swenson

Boys 14s

Frederick Wentling

Joshua Xu

Maximo Lawlor


Boys 16s

Jarod Hing

Ethan Prost

Brandon Stringfellow


Boys 18s

Luke Carstens

Nathan Niemic

Girls 12s

Lorelei Glidden

Erin Hannen

Amber Hochstatter

Savanna Kollock

Karolina Moss

Anna Neyestani

Ava Neyestani

Karolina Moss

Girls 14s

Catherine Broerman

Hailey Feuer

Josie Frazier

McKenna Koenig

McKenna Smith

Lauren Stein

Emilija-Emi Visic


Girls 16s

Julia Lilien

Delaney Nothaft

Regan Posorske


Girls 18s

Taylor Bridges

Madison Clarke

Alexandra Letzt

Corinne Prost

Allie Sanford

Savannah Slaysman