Top youth tennis players serve it up at 2015 Delray Beach ITF


DELRAY BEACH, FL – Superb tennis was in full swing at the Delray Beach International Tennis Federation (ITF) juniors’ tournament for boys and girls under 18. More than 250 of the ITF’s best young tennis players in the world volleyed for singles and doubles championships at the Delray Swim & Tennis Club on Jaeger Drive in early May. Hurricane Tyra Black, 14, of Boca Raton, won the 2015 Delray Beach ITF Girls Singles Championship over Taylor Johnson of Redondo Beach, Calif., in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Black did not drop a single set in six matches during the tournament. She used a patient and consistent game to outduel the strong serve, overhead smashes and strength of Johnson. “I think I tried to change up the pace a lot and that really worked in my matches this week,” said Black. As runner-up, Johnson discovered growth in her game at the Delray Beach ITF. “I competed really well during this week of tennis. I had a lot of three-set matches I was able to come out on top of and my aggressive play really seemed to work out well for me at this tournament,” she said. Capitalizing on a strong first serve, U.S. player Patrick Kypson won the 2015 Delray Beach ITF Boys Singles Championship over Oliver Crawford, 6-2, 6-4. U.S.A.’s Caty McNally and Natasha Subhash won the 2015 Delray Beach ITF Doubles Championship, 7-6 (2), 6-2, over Nadnini Das and Anna Dollar. Sebastian Arcila and Danny Thomas won the 2015 Boys Doubles Championship, 0-6, 6-3, (10-4) over Meija J. Ramirez and Mojica Rodriguez.