HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Kaitlin Quevedo, a rising high school sophomore from Naples, Fla., won the USTA Girls’ 16 National Clay Court championship on Sunday, rallying to defeat Tola Glowacka of Glen Head, N.Y., after dropping the first set of the match.
Quevedo, a student at Community School of Naples and recently named the Southwest Florida Girls Player of the Year, won 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the rain-delayed finals at Athletic Club Alabama.
Also on Sunday, Stephanie Yakoff of Fort Lee, N.J., and Natalia Perez of Guayabo, P.R., teamed to win the doubles championship over Sophia Webster of Flintridge, Cal., and Natalia Urata of El Segundo, Cal., 6-2, 6-4.
Susanna Maltby of Glen Ellyn, Ill., defeated Riley Crowder of Dothan 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to earn third place in singles. Arina Orchenskova of Rockaway Beach, N.Y., beat Ashton Bowers of Bloomington, Ill., for fifth place.
In the doubles consolation, Jessica Bernales of Las Vegas and Jessica MacCallum of Laguna Beach, Cal., defeated Huntsville’s Alana Boyce and Madeline Rexroat of Milton, Ga.
The Athletic Club Alabama (ACA), in partnership with Huntsville Tennis Center, the City of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will continue to serve as tournament host through at least July 2024. The event provides well over a $650,000 economic impact for the area, according to the CVB, with more than 200 players from more than 30 states participating.