Mossmer Wins Trip to US Open With 16s Nationals Hardcourt Win

There was no place like home for Nicole Mossmer as the fourth-seeded player from La Jolla stamped her ticket to New York City and the US Open by way of winning the Girls’ 16s singles title at the USTA National Championships played at the Barnes Tennis Center just a quick 10-minute drive from La Jolla.

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Mossmer, who wins a main draw wild card spot at the upcoming US Open Junior Championships, beat a familiar face in the final taking down 17th seeded Julia Haynes of the San Diego community of Rancho Bernardo 7-5, 6-0, in the final.

Mossmer earned a USTA gold ball with Haynes taking home the silver.

“It felt so good. I’ve been looking forward to this tournament all year,” Mossmer told tournament press aide Fred Sidhu. “It feels amazing to win a USTA gold ball and a US Open junior wild card in the same day. It couldn’t get any better. I’m so excited because I get to go to New York. I’ve never played at the US Open. It’s going to be my first time.”
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Complete scores and results for each division of the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s Nationals Championships can be viewed at: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=171037

In addition to the US Open wild cards that are traditionally awarded to the 16s and 18s singles champions and 18s doubles champions, additional wild cards for the US Open Junior Championships and wild cards to various USTA Women’s Pro Circuit tournaments will also be awarded this year.  For the complete list of wild cards to be awarded go to:http://www.ustagirlsnationals.com/about.html.

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