Battery Park Junior Open Results

By Shima Grover

Battery Park Junior Open Results

Battery Park Junior Open tournaments are no strangers to rain delays.  After two October BPJO’s could not finish due to wet and misty weather, the October tournament was moved to July.  One brief, widely scattered shower visited Battery Park at about 1:30 pm Sunday without delaying any matches.  The shower was very localized and happened after the morning championship matches had finished but before the afternoon championship match.  The hot, sun-baked courts dried in one half hour.  For once, the rain was perfectly timed.

The competition was hot.  The weather was hot and humid.  The Park’s century old trees provided welcome shade for friends and family who came to support the players.  The shade tree near the drinking fountain was particularly popular.   It always sheltered a crowd that applauded great shots enthusiastically.  Here are the champions and finalists.  Congratulations to all.

We would like to thank Penn for sponsoring the balls and player gifts and hope that Penn will continue to sponsor future Battery Park Junior Opens.

Divisions Champion Finalist
B18 L7 Venkat Cheekati Anirudh Prabu
B18 L7 Consolation Yusufu Ibrahim Davion Welton-Boxley
B16 L6 Kishu Chaudry William Prillaman
B16L6 Consolation Alex Rose Christopher Petrinovich
B14 L6 Langdon Martin Ashwin Prabu
B14 L7 Charlesten Freeman Christopher Xie
G18 L6 Cierra Turner Breanna Mouer
G18 L6 Consolation Michal Kittrell Jazmine Davis
G16 L6 Emmaline Capps Faith Johnson
G16 L6 Consolation Carly Ritter Melissa Pritchard
G16 L7 Sarah York Brucie Mish
G12 L7 Gabby Jefferson Haley Hunter