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22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 - one of the most particular tennis tournaments in the World... will be played from (17th) 19th till 24th of June 2017... "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" story...


22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.87 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 CANDIDATES:

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and be sent by e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information requested.

The number of players is limited to 96 in total (48 boys + 48 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred. 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 is reserved for the players born in 2007 ONLY.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2017 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 48+48 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received. Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country, which provide all the required information, may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2017.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: miodrag_bozovic@yahoo.it

As of November 2016 the candidacies received represent the following continents: Africa, Asia, Americas, Australia/Oceania, Europe.


3rd Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 22nd-29th April 2017 Presentation and Application form (pdf ~0.48 MB)

Deadline for the 3rd SBTTFW 2017 candidacy presentation: 25th of December 2016.


For your stay at “seeds of the Legends” heritage place:


21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Draws and Results

21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Draws and Results

21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Photo Gallery

21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 Press Release

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2016)

News

10/12/16

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update December 2016)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players ranking…

11 TOP 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #48 WTA (Oct 2017)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #142 WTA (Nov 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)

Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

10 TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #170 ATP (Nov 2015)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #158 ATP doubles (Nov 2016)

As of 10th of December 2016 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #43 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #47 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #100 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #142 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #157 on WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #224 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #237 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #245 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #269 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #282 WTA

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #297 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #307 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #318 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #330 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #334 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #357 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #362 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #377 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #379 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #383 WTA

Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #406 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #432 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #439 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #452 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #474 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #485 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #535 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #549 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #560 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #574 WTA

Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #575 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #576 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #592 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #602 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #603 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #616 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #672 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #677 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #681 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #695 WTA

Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #710 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #749 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #751 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #826 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #844 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #879 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #903 WTA
Inci OGUT – 2009 player – #910 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #928 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK – 2009 player – #929 WTA

Pia CUK – 2006 player – #942 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #950 WTA

• 26 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #48 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #175 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #187 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #207 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #210 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #268 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #285 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 291 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #351 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #389 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #472 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #520 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #564 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #615 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #656 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #681 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #724 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #781 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #792 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #804 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #810 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #825 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #860 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #921 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #981 ATP

• 7 boys and 13 girls… in total 20 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #10 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #12 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 semifinals
- #18 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #20 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #24 Alexei POPYRIN
- #28 Youssef HOSSAM

GIRLS:
- #8 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles)
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #34 Tatiana PIERI
- #48 Seone MENDEZ
- #53 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #59 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #63 Lucie KANKOVA
- #73 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner and Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 runner up
- #75 Michaela GORDON
- #79 Wiktoria KULIK
- #88 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #92 Ashley LAHEY

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Nicola KUHN #2, Yshai OLIEL #3, Yannik STEINEGGER #7, Olga DANILOVIC #7, Claire LIU #8)

2 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #2, Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #3, Helene PELLICANO #3, Avelina SAYFETDINOVA #6, Kristyna LAVICKOVA #9)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, Vilim’s best ranking was #612 ATP in March 2006.
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, Ivana’s best ranking was #95 WTA in June 2006.
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, Atrid’s best ranking was #356 WTA in March 2009.
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #307 WTA.
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #520 ATP.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #113 ATP double.
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, is ranked #137 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #269 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #175 ATP.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #564 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, is currently ranked #804 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #158 ATP double.
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #278 ATP double.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #278 ATP double.
Giacomo MICCINI (ITA), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is currently ranked #1363 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, is ranked #379 WTA.
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is ranked #575 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is ranked #928 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, is ranked #8 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #825 ATP.
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, is ranked #1447 ATP.

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #237 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, is ranked #535 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #844 WTA.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), ranked 3rd on 8th SB 2003, is ranked #928 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, is ranked #389 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #656 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #615 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, is ranked #406 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #48 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #187 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, is ranked #207 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Consolation tournament winner, is ranked #210 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 10th SB 2005, is ranked #291 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #472 ATP.
Luka ILIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #1085 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #100 WTA.
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #245 WTA.
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #297 WTA.
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #318 WTA.
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #334 WTA.
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, is ranked #474 WTA.
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #576 WTA.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, is ranked #291 ATP.
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semifinalist, is ranked #1152 ATP.

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #43 WTA.
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #142 WTA.
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #362 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #432 WTA.
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterfinalists, is ranked #452 WTA.
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #485 WTA.


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #724 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), ranked 4th on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #1202 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, is ranked #1296 ATP.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #47 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007 player, is ranked #157 WTA.
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, is ranked #282 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterfinalist, is ranked #603 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #616 WTA.
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, is ranked #879 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #285 on ATP ranking list.
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #810 ATP.
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, is ranked # 1037 ATP.
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #1072 ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, is ranked #1539 ATP.

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #224 WTA.
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #357 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #439 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #549 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, is ranked #751 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, is ranked # 826 WTA.
Estea PEREZ-SOMARRIBA (ESP), 13th SB 2008, is not ranked WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), played 7th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #672 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #351 ATP.
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #792 ATP.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semifinalist, is ranked #981 ATP.
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Consolation Draw winner, is ranked #1157 ATP.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #2026 ATP.
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1112 ATP doubles.
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #111 ITF.
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #277 ITF.
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #876 ITF.
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (ESP), 14th SB 2009 winner, is not ranked on ATP.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, is ranked #383 WTA.
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #560 WTA.
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, is ranked #574 WTA.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #695 WTA.
Inci OGUT (TUR), ranked 3rd on 14th SB 2009, is ranked #910 WTA.
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #929 WTA.
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #950 WTA.
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #63 ITF.
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #181 ITF.
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #255 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #288 ITF.
Gerda ZYKUTE (LTU), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #409 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #274 ITF.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #710 WTA.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #92 ITF.


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #781 ATP.
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #921 ATP.
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, #175 ITF.
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #664 ITF.

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1047 WTA.
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, is ranked #30 ITF.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #59 ITF.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #88 ITF.
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #204 ITF.
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, is ranked #208 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #288 ITF.
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #396 ITF.
Andja KARANUSIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1265 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), played 9th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #677 WTA.
Alexa BUTERA (USA), played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #635 ITF.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is ranked #2070 ATP.
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #246 ITF.
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #572 ITF.
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #642 ITF.
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, is ranked #663 ITF.
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #772 ITF.
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #796 ITF.
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #1970 ITF.
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is not yet ITF ranked
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is not yet ITF ranked
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is not yet ITF ranked

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #903 WTA.
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #224 ITF.
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterfinalist, is ranked #378 ITF.
Betina TOKAC (TUR), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #524 ITF.
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #527 ITF.
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, is ranked #775 ITF.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION… and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #734 ITF.
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1012 ITF.
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1047 ITF.
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #1538 ITF.
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1620 ITF.
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #2093 ITF.
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #2093 ITF.
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #2093 ITF.
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #47 ETA U14.
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #55 ETA U14.
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #226 ETA U14.
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #352 ETA U14.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #423 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #150 ITF.
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #163 ITF.
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #352 ITF.
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #391 ITF.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #600 ITF.
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1003 ITF.
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1245 ITF.
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1328 ITF.
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1619 ITF.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1981 ITF.
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #11 ETA U14.
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #40 ETA U14.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #44 ETA U14.
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #71 ETA U14.
Sara PAUNOVIC (SUI), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #94 ETA U14.
Andjela VIDOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #97 ETA U14.
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #99 ETA U14.

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013 player, is ranked #1786 ITF.
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #39 ETA U14.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #39 ETA U14.
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #59 ETA U14.
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #82 ETA U14.
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #206 ETA U14.
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #225 ETA U14.
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #238 ETA U14.
Daniel RINCON (ESP), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #326 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #315 ITF.
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #30 ETA U14.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #42 ETA U14.
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #281 ETA U14.

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Mara GAE (ROU), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 78 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Yufei REN (CHN), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), ranked 3rd on 21st SB 2016, is too young for ETA U14.

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


05/12/16

11 Smrikva Bowl players are at Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship 2016 - GRADE A under 18 ITF Tournament. Miomir Kecmanovic is in the semifinals

ORANGE BOWL 2016 – Junior Tennis Championships – Grade A – under 18

After Eddie Herr International most of the under 18 age group players who attended that tournament are playing the Grade A – U18 age group ORANGE BOWL 2016


BOYS UNDER 18

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Joseph Honorio (USA) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Finn Bass (Gbr) 6:2,6:2
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Naoki Tajima (Jpn) 6:1,6:0
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Rudolf Molleker (Ger) 6:2,7:5
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Danny Thomas (USA)

Yshai Oliel (SRB) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Yshai Oliel – S.Hernandez Ramirez (Col) 2:6,2:6

Max Stewart (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – O.Crawford (USA) 6:2,4:6,4:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Claire Liu (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Himari Sato (Jpn) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Claire Liu – Vanessa Ong (USA) 2:6,6:3,6:1
3rd round: Claire Liu – Carson Branstine (USA) 1:6,2:6,6:3

Mihaela Marculescu (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – A.Desiatnikov (USA) 7:6,3:6,6:3
2nd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Xiyu Wang (Chn) 6:3,2:6,7:5
3rd round: Mihaela Marculescu – Maja Chwalinska (Pol) 1:6,1:6

Olga Danilovic (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Ann Li (USA) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Peyton Stearns (USA) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Kaja Juvan (Slo) 4:6,0:6

Ashley Lahey (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Ashley Lahey – Malene Helgo (Nor) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Ashley Lahey – Kaja Juvan (Slo) 6:3,3:6,0:6

Irina Cantos Siemers (Ger) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: I.Cantos Siemers – Nicole Conard (USA) 6:2,6:4
2nd round: I.Cantos Siemers – V.Emma (USA) 6:4,1:6,3:6

Helene Pellicano (Mlt) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Helene Pellicano – Sofia Sewing (USA) 5:7,4:6

Himari Sato (Jpn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Claire Liu (USA) 3:6,0:6

Lea Boskovic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Carson Branstine (USA) 4:6,4:6

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05/12/16

A nice article about Miomir KECMANOVIC written by David Wilson after Eddie Herr victory where Miro Hrvatin share how he first met Mišo back in 2008-2009...

I was pleased to add few pictures from various summers that Miso spent with Tanja in Smrikve where he first meet with Miro who is currently coaching him. Enjoy the article! :D

IMG’s Miomir Kecmanovic tries to solidify top ranking with Herr title

The IMG Academy senior regrouped after dropping his first set of the Eddie Herr Junior Championships.
By David Wilson – Bradenton Herald

Bradenton

Miomir Kecmanovic wasn’t even 9 years old the first time Miro Hrvatin had a chance to see him. The rising Serbian tennis star was in Hrvatin’s home of Pula, Croatia, for the 2008 Smrikva Bowl and the 8-year-old won a match as the field’s No. 4 seed.

It wasn’t until a few years later — Hrvatin can’t pinpoint exactly when — that the coach became convinced about Kecmanovic’s future success. Hrvatin estimates Kecmanovic was 12 or 13 when he came back to Pula simply to train with Hrvatin.

Kecmanovic was drawn by the seaside town and the training he had grown familiar with through his annual trips to the Smrikva Bowl. He wanted Hrvatin to push him.

It was the conditioning drills that finally got to Kecmanovic, Hrvatin remembered. Kecmanovic complained and complained, so Hrvatin asked him why he was there.

“If I have to become No. 1 in the world, I have to do it,” Hrvatin, who now coaches Kecmanovic full time, recalls the student telling him.

“That was pretty amazing for a kid,” Hrvatin said.

Five years later, Kecmanovic is there. The IMG Academy student sits atop the International Tennis Federation’s junior rankings, and he has a chance to add another significant junior title to his collection Sunday. Kecmanovic will face Canada’s Benjamin Sigouin, the No. 2 seed, in the final of the Eddie Herr International Championships at IMG Academy. Kecmanovic dropped his first set of the Eddie Herr on Saturday before regrouping to beat Turkey’s Ergi Kirkin, the No. 12 seed, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.

The boys match will follow the girls, which begins at 9 a.m. in Bradenton. Sixth-seeded Varvara Gracheva, of Russia, will face Argentinian Maria Lourdes Carle, the No. 12 seed, in the girls final. The girls doubles championship was decided Saturday when Croatia’s Lea Boskovic and Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan teamed to beat Mexico’s Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez and the United States’ Sofia Sewing, 7-6, 6-3.

Kecmanovic, though, is the big draw this weekend. Since his surprise win at the Orange Bowl in Plantation last year, the 17-year-old has surged to the top of the rankings. He won last month at the Abierto Juvenil Mexicano in Mexico City and during the summer at the Prince George’s County International Hard Court Junior Tennis Championship in Maryland. He reached the finals of the Osaka Mayor’s Cup in Japan and the junior U.S. Open in New York. He has played in nine futures tournaments on the ITF Men’s Circuit, reaching the finals of the USA F14 in Boca Raton.

“He’s growing day by day,” Hrvatin said. “His skills are already like a professional’s. His hand is very, very fast and getting faster day by day.”

Kecmanovic was fortunate to find tennis success at the time the sport’s popularity was exploding in Serbia. He began playing at 6 when the sport still possessed niche status in his hometown of Belgrade, but in 2011 the boom came. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic ascended to No. 1 in the world with a win at Wimbledon. The clubs Kecmanovic played at started to become more tightly packed with young players who took up the sport in Djokovic’s shadow.

“A lot of people started playing tennis now because of him,” Kecmanovic said. “As soon as he hit No. 1 it just skyrocketed.”

He bounced between clubs and coaches around Belgrade throughout his childhood before finding a permanent home in Florida four years ago. He joined the Ascenders with his sights set on a No. 1 ranking, and last December the academy helped him break through.

He was the No. 9 seed at last year’s Orange Bowl, a relative long shot to get the biggest win of his career in one of the top junior fields. His path to victory, though, was dominant. He lost two sets the entire week and earned a three-set win against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on a tiebreak in the championship.

“Even I didn’t believe that I can win at first,” Kecmanovic said. “When I won it gave me a lot more confidence to know that I could play big tournaments and win.”

The win, Kecmanovic said, put him over the hump. Playing deep into tournaments has given him a chance to study top players and make constant improvements to his game. Hrvatin said the biggest difference is the speed of Kecmanovic’s hands — he now has a blistering serve, which plays well with his baseline-centric style.

He added one trophy to his collection Saturday when he and Sigouin beat Americans Govind Nanda and Alexandre Rotsaert, 6-0, 6-1, in the doubles championship. On Sunday, at the place he now calls home, he can complete a sweep — another first in a year full of them for Kecmanovic.

“He’s playing very good,” Hrvatin said. “He’s reached one level that’s a very good level for him at the moment and every match it gets higher.”

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28/11/16

30 Smrikva Bowl player at EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2016... Miomir KECMANOVIC is the winner; reached semifinals: Stela PEEVA, Irina CANTOS SIEMERS; reached quarterfinals: Denislava GLUSHKOVA,Alex EALA,Kylie BILCHEV, Lea BOSKOVIC

EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2016 – Junior Tennis Championships
IMG/Bollettieri Academies,
Bradenton, Florida USA

November 23rd – December 4th, 2016.

This prestigious Junior International tournament was founded in 1987 by Eddie’s grandson (Glenn Feldman) to honor his grandfather for his life’s passion and success of bringing the world’s best junior tennis players together to compete. Eddie Herr was the founder of the Orange Bowl…

Over the past 20 years the Eddie Herr International Junior Tournament attracted players from over 136 nations and has served as a springboard to the professionals such as Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian, Anna Kournikova, Mardy Fish, Xavier Malisse, Marcelo Rios, Jelena Jankovic, and Ana Ivanovic – to name just a few.

There are various Smrikva Bowl players won won Eddie Herr International over the years… Katarina Jokic, Adam NEFF, Himari SATO, Noa KRZNARIC (U12)… Miomir KECMANOVIC (U14) Dominic THIEM & Ana KONJUH (U18)…

I was pleased to recognize many Smrikva Bowl names in the Main Draws of this year edition too… there are in under 12, 14, and under 18 age group… in total 384 players…

In the first round there were 30 Smrikva Bowl players out of 384 (7,8%)
In the second round there were 18 Smrikva Bowl players out of 192 (9,4%)
In the third round there were 10 Smrikva Bowl players out of 96 (10,4%)
In the quarterfinals there were 7 Smrikva Bowl players out of 48 (14,6%)
In the semifinals there were 3 Smrikva Bowl players out of 24 (12,5%)
In the finals there is 1 Smrikva Bowl players out of 12 (8,3%) – Miomir Kecmanovic who won both single and doubles titles.

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Stela Peeva (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Stela Peeva – Shuanghui Huang (Chn) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Stela Peeva – Mikayla Faure (Zaf) 6:3,6:3
3rd round: Stela Peeva – Rachel Gailis (USA) 6:1,1:6,7:6
Quarterfinals: Stela Peeva – Jade Haller (Che) 6:2,6:2
Semifinals: Stela Peeva – Katrina Scott (USA) 3:6,2:6

Denislava Glushkova (BGR) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Denislava Glushkova – V.Osuigwe (USA) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Denislava Glushkova – Eva Woydt (Aut) 6:1,6:3
3rd round: Denislava Glushkova – Maria Drobotova (USA) 6:3,7:5
Quarterfinals: Denislava Glushkova – K.Scott (USA) 7:5,3:6,4:6

Alexandra M. Eala (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015
1st round: Alexandra Eala – Alexis Blokhina (USA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Alexandra Eala – Nadezda Khalturina (Rus) 7:5,6:1
3rd round: Alexandra Eala – Polina Yatsenko (USA) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Alexandra Eala – D.Plekhanova (Can) 3:6,3:6

Kyoka Kubo (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Kyoka Kubo – Violeta Martinez (USA)
2nd round: Kyoka Kubo – Ava Grnja (USA) 6:1,6:3
3rd round: Kyoka Kubo – Katrina Scott (USA) 0:6,2:6

Ela Nala Milič (SVN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Ela Nala Milič – Minseo Kim (Kor) 7:6,7:6
2nd round: Ela Nala Milič – Dasha Plekhanova (Can) 1:6,1:6

Anja Petkovic (SRB) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 runner up
1st round: Anja Petkovic – Ava S. Grnja (USA) 3:6,4:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Kylie Bilchev (GBR) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up
1st round: Kylie Bilchev – Maria Rizzolo (USA) 6:1,6:3
2nd round: Kylie Bilchev – D. Tomashevskaya (Can) 6:1,6.2
3rd round: Kylie Bilchev – Lisa Pigato (Ita) 6:3,6:4
Quarterfinals: Kylie Bilchev – N.Sengphrachanh (Can) 2:6,3:6

Charlotte Owensby (USA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – Hwi Won Wi (Kor) 7:6,6:4
2nd round: Charlotte Owensby – Alexandra Yepifanova (USA) 6:4,6:4
3rd round: Charlotte Owensby – Emma Raducanu (Gbr) 3:6,2:6

Francesca Curmi (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Francesca Curmi – Abigail Rencheli (USA) 6:0,6:4
2nd round: Francesca Curmi – Elaine Chervinsky (USA) 3:6,6:2,5:7

Matilde Paoletti (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Matilde Paoletti – Sara Zalukar (Cro) 6:1,7:6
2nd round: Matilde Paoletti – Natsumi Kawaguchi (Jpn) 0:6,3:6

Teodora Vujicic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Teodora Vujicic – Daniella Dimitrov (Bgr) 2:6,2:6

Ziva Falkner (SVN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Leena Bennetto (Can) 5:7,6:2,5:7

Erika Matsuda (JPN) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Erika Matsuda – Elaine Chervinsky (USA) 2:6,4:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Irina Cantos Siemers (GER) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Irina Cantos Siemers – Maileen Nuudi (Est) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Irina Cantos Siemers – Xiyu Wang (Chn) 6:3,7:6
3rd round: I. Cantos Siemers – Morgan Coppoc (USA) 6:7,6:0,6:1
Quarterfinals: I. Cantos Siemers – Marta Kostyuk (Ukr) 1:6,6:3,6:2
Semifinals: I. Cantos Siemers – Varvara Gracheva (Rus) 2:6,2:6

Lea Boskovic (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Hurricane T.Black (USA) 3:6,6:3,6:2
2nd round: Lea Boskovic – Abigail Desiatnikov (USA) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Lea Boskovic – Sofia C. Sewing (USA) 7:6,6:1
Quarterfinals: Lea Boskovic – Maria L.Carle (Arg) 3:6,0:6

Himari Sato (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Kacie W. Harvey (USA) 6:4,6:0
2nd round: Himari Sato – J. Rodriguez-Benito (USA) 2:6,7:5,3:6

Mihaela Marculescu (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Imani Graham (USA) 6:7,6:7

Helene Pellicano (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Helene Pellicano – C. Branstine (USA) 7:5,4:6,3:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Sora Matsuda (JPN) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Sora Matsuda – Meecah Bigun (USA) 6:3,5:7,6:3
2nd round: Sora Matsuda – Quoc-Uy Vo (VNM) 0:6,2:6

Zach Stephens (GBR) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Zach Stephens – Jayson Mbogoro (Ken) 0:6,0:6

Kaylan Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Kaylan Bigun – Lachlan Robertson (CAN) 4:6,6:3,1:6

Meecah Bigun (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 semifinalist
1st round: Meecah Bigun – Sora Matsuda (JPN) 3:6,7:5,3:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Ryotaro Koshiba (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Andrej Jovanovic (Aus) 6:2,6:0
2nd round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Adler Germinal (Hti) 6:0,6:1
3rd round: Ryotaro Koshiba – Alexander Gaponenko (Isr) 2:6,3:6

Luciano T. Darderi (ARG) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Luciano Darderi – Connor W. McLeod (Nzl) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Luciano Darderi – Alexander Gaponenko (Isr) 1:6,3:6

Sebastian Gima (ROU) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Alexander Koussev (Bgr) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Sebastian Gima – Bu Yunchaokete (Chn) 6:4,2:6,4:6

Viktor Jovic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Viktor Jovic – Niroop Vallabhaneni (USA) 1:6, 4:6

Michael Francis II M. Eala (PHI) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Michael Eala – Santiago de la Fuente (Arg) 5:7-0:6

Drazen Petrovic (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Drazen Petrovic – Rafael A. De Alba (Mex) 6:4,2:6,2:6


BOYS UNDER 18

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Siphosothando Montsi (Zaf) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Max Stewart (Gbr) 6:1,6:1
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Gianni M. Ross (USA) 7:5,6:1
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – T.Etcheverry (Arg) 6:4,6:0
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Ergi Kirkin (Tur) 6:1,4:6,6:3
Finals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Benjamin SIGOUIN (Can) 6:2,6:1

Max Stewart (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – Russell Benkaim (USA) 7:5,6:2
2nd round: Max Stewart – Miomir Kecmanovic (Srb) 1:6,1:6

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


24/11/16

Last week end the 18th International Tennis Symposium was held at Centro Pavesi in Milan (Italy) promoted by Pro Camp MGM Italia, UISP and GPTCA

I spent this week end at Centro Pavesi in Milan participating the 18th International Tennis Symposium… as per tradition the Symposium gathered many interesting speakers and it was again an opportunity to learn something new…

This year the event was promoted by Pro CAMP MGMG Italia and sponsored again by UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per tutti) and GPTCA (Global Professional Tennis Coach Association)…

After the welcome word of the Symposium president Mr. Massimo Rossi over the weekend many speakers shared their experience with the group

Alberto CASTELLANI, Patricio REMONDEGUI, Javier DUARTE, Fabrizio SENATORE, Elena CASIRAGHI, Maurizio RAPELLINI, Oriana AMATA, Gianluca CARBONE, Jose PERLAS

The main theme was “HOW TO WORK ON THE COURT TO DEVELOP OUR YOUNG PLAYERS”…

The first topic presented was “The shots practice and biomechanical analysis”… and was presented by Patricio REMONDEGUI

Patricio REMONDEGUI helped Robin KERN in his tennis growth… and Robin played Smrikva Bowl in 2002 … Giulia LAMBIASE is another of his students and Giulia also played Smrikva… and over the weekend he presented some of the common elements in executing shots at ATP & WTA level…

The following topic was presented by Javier DUARTE…“Difference between coaching a top 10 tennis player with bringing a player to the top 10 level”

Javier Duarte Rocca has a very long coaching experience… his students won 36 ATP titles, played 3 Grand Slam finals, won Master of Hannover in 2008… and he was the first co-captain of the Spanish team to win Davis Cup… and 3 years technical director of the Spanish Tennis Federation….

Alex Corretja, Alberto Berasategui, Tommy Robredo and Albert Costa are some of his most prominent alumni… and his lessons included many example of his time with them together with some tips of the so called Spanish tennis teaching method…

Javier continued in the afternoon explaining some examples with on court exercises… and before his afternoon lesson Elena CASIRAGHI was showing some very important elements related with nutrition and importance of it to give to the player the possibility to restore his competition capacity in the best possible manner…

Elena was followed by Javier DUARTE with his afternoon on court class… another very interesting and intense exposition… famous “cubos” work followed by the coach on the net work…

It was a pleasure for all…

At the end of the day Fabrizio SENATORE and Maurizio RAPELLINI gave some very interesting scientific and statistical details related to modern tennis…

The second day started with short introduction made by Oriana AMATA who presented a research which shows the current studies about the impact of tennis towards vertebral column… very interesting…

… her presentation was followed by Gianluca CARBONE about the concept of Awareness in tennis… another very interesting presentation… having again focus on Spanish method with Carbone dedicated several years to study….

… the second day had another important Spanish school representative… Jose PERLAS who presented his coaching experience…

I am pleased to list only some of the most prominent alumni of Jose PERLAS which might be familiar to many people in tennis such as: Carlos MOYA, Albert COSTA, Guillermo CORIA, Juan Carlos FERRERO, Janko TIPSAREVIC, Nicolas ALMAGRO, Fabio FOGNINI… Javier SANCHEZ, Tomas CARBONELL, Carlos COSTA, Albert PORTAS, Feliciano LOPEZ; Jacob DIAZ, Fernando VICENTE…. in addition was part of the Spanish Davis Cup team for many years…

It was a very interesting presentation… with many interesting human details behind each coaching experience shared… and also his presentation had on court presentation… with some prominent young tennis players such as Federico ARNABOLDI, winner of this year Avvenire…

It was another Symposium “good year”… :)

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