Three Southern California Players Make Finals At Clay Court Nationals

The Canetes from Venice were big winners at the recent USTA Girls’ 14s National Clay Court Championships as Christine Canete captured a gold ball with her finals win in singles in Plantation, Fla. Meanwhile, Christine and Mae Canete captured silver balls as the top-seeded doubles pairing fell to No. 6 Rosie Garcia Gross (New York) and Yashna Yellayi (Williamsville, N.Y.) in the doubles final, 6-2, 6-3.

Christine Canete

Christine Canete with SCTA Junior Tennis Director during the June SCTA Sectionals.

The only other Southern California player boy or girl to make a final at the Clay Court Nationals was in the Girls’ 12s as Calissa Dellabarca of Santa Barbara made it all the way to the final in the doubles with partner Bridget Stammel of Dallas, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, in Boca Raton, Fla.

USTA Girls’ 14s National Clay Court Championships
Plantation, Fla., July 17-23, 2016
Singles: (9) Christine Canete (Venice, Calif.) d. (17) Ellie Coleman (Midland, Mich.), 6-1, 6-1
Doubles: (6) Rosie Garcia Gross (New York) / Yashna Yellayi (Williamsville, N.Y.) d. (1) Mae Canete (Venice, Calif.) / Christine Canete (Venice, Calif.), 6-2, 6-3

USTA Girls’ 12s National Clay Court Championships
Boca Raton, Fla., July 17-23, 2016
Doubles: (14) Nikki Yanez (Sarasota, Fla.) / Maria Drobotova (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) d. (14) Calissa Dellabarca (Santa Barbara, Calif.) / Bridget Stammel (Dallas), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

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