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08/02/15

Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, with Henri Kontinen, won PBZ Zagreb Indoors 2015 Doubles

Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #29 ATP in doubles, won 2015 PBZ Zagreb Indoors Doubles with Henri Kontinen…

From PBZ Zagreb indoors website I am pleased to share the following for those who understand Croatian…

In summary, this is second title for both Marin and Henri… but the first for both playing together… although they played together three finals: Basel, Metz and Zagreb:

Hrvatsko-finska kombinacija Marin Draganja, Henri Kontinen pobjednik je jubilarnog izdanja PBZ Zagreb Indoorsa u konkurenciji parova!

Do prvog zajedničkog naslova stigli su pobjedom u finalu 6:4, 6:4 protiv francusko-indijskog para Fabrice Martin, Purav Raja, a obojici je to drugi naslov u karijeri.

Draganja je prošle godine osvojio Hamburg (suigrač mu je bio Rumunj Mergea), a Kontinen je, također lani, osvojio Kitzbuhel (partner mu je bio sunarodnjak Nieminen).

“Bio sam posljednji Hrvat u turniru, plan je bio osvojiti naslov i drago mi je što smo uspjeli. Hvala Henriju što je igrao sa mnom nakon Australije, jer nije bilo lako”, rekao je Draganja, koji je s Kontinenom do Zagreb Indoorsa igrao na trima turnirima i na svima su ispali u prvom kolu.

Najveći uspjeh do sada u zajedničkim nastupima bili su im prošlogodišnji plasmani u finale Basela i Metza.

Martin i Raja su u Zagrebu prvi put uopće igrali zajedno u paru na ATP turnirima, a nedostajala im je samo jedna pobjeda da premijerni zajednički nastup na natjecanju ovog ranga zaključe osvajanjem naslova. U finalu, međutim, nisu imali mnogo izgleda: ostali su bez ijedne “break” lopte, a u oba seta gubili su servis pri rezultatu 1:1.

“Finale je uvijek poseban meč, pritisak je veći. Po renkingu su Martin i Raja slabiji od nas, ali zbog toga nam nije bilo lakše”, rekao je Kontinen.

Draganja se nadovezao: “Mi smo već igrali dva puta u finalu i bez obzira što smo tada izgubili danas nam je bilo lakše, jer Martinu je ovo bio prvi, a Raji drugi finale. Zadovoljni smo, plan nam je da cijelu sezonu igramo zajedno. Ako bude ovako bit će dobro, a ako bude kao u Australiji, onda će biti teško. Cilj nam je da se obojica spustimo do 30. mjesta na rang listi igrača parova, pa da iduću sezonu počnemo u boljem statusu nego ovu.”

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02/02/15

Olga Danilovic, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, reached the finals of the 33rd Les Petits As 2015 edition (Tarbes - France)

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France… and Olga Danilovic, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, reached the finals this year…

The following are the Smrikva Bowl players who reached at least semifinals at Tarbes since 2009…

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 10th SB 2005 C.winner – winner 2009
Borna CORIC – 10th SB 2005 player – runner up 2009
Bogdan BORZA – 12th SB 2007 runner up – runner up 2011
Belinda BENCIC – 11th SB 2006 player – semifinalist 2011
William BLUMBERG –“Little Mo”/SB 2008 – runner up 2012
Maia LUMSDEN – 13th SB 2008 runner up – semifinalist 2012
Gabriela Patricia TAYLOR – 13th SB 2008 player – semifinalist 2012
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 14th SB 2009 runner up – winner 2013
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 14th SB 2009 player – runner up 2013
Andrea Amalia ROSCA – 14th SB 2009 player – runner up 2013
Nicola KUHN – 15th SB 2010 winner – runner up 2014
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – runner up 2014
Nicolas ALVARES VARONA – 16th SB 2011 player – semifinalist 2015
Olga DANILOVIC – 16th SB 2011 winner – runner up 2015

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: O.Danilovic – Mylene HALEMAI (Fra) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: O.Danilovic – Evgeniya BURDINA (Rus) 6:0, 6:2
3rd round: O.Danilovic – Federica ROSSI (Ita) 6:3, 6:4
Quarterfinals: O.Danilovic – Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) 6:1,6:1
Semifinals: O.Danilovic – Iga SWIATEK (Pol) 6:4,6:0
Finals: O. Danilovic – Anastasia POTAPOVA (Rus) 4:6,4:6

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31/01/15

Katie Swan: Britain's new tennis Queen by telegraph.co.uk

Today Katie Swan, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player, played the finals of the junior Australian Open and I am pleased to share an article published by The Telegraph explaining a bit Katie’s casual passion development for tennis…

On 7th of July 2009 I wrote a short note recalling the 14th Smrikva Bowl annual and in relation with Katie in my notes I found… “Katie Swan is very British in her attitude and game… very polite but she never give up… sometimes running without shoes even if it is raining thus reminded me the Ashley’s freedom style… and sometimes like a Swan in a ballet dance concentrate at every move and every stroke… “

Swan 15, set on the road to stardom by chance after taking tennis lessons on family holiday

By Victoria Ward, 30th of January 2015

It was a chance encounter with a former international tennis player during a family holiday to Portugal that set Katie Swan on the road to success.

The 15-year-old has become Britain’s brightest and youngest hopeful after reaching the Australian Open junior final, and has been catapulted into the spotlight in the process.

But her ability might never have been nurtured were it not for a fortuitous decision to take tennis lessons whilst on holiday in Portugal when she was just seven.

The lessons were intended to be little more than a fun way to pass the time in the sunshine. As it happened, her teacher had once played for Portugal and told her parents, Nicki and Richard, that she showed real talent.

Mrs Swan has said: “She had a few lessons and (the teacher) used to play for Portugal, and he told us, ‘She’s going to be a professional tennis player.’

“(I said) ‘Oh, that’s hilarious’. He said, ‘I promise you.’ We gave her proper lessons, and it went from there.”

On the family’s return to Abbots Leigh, Bristol, they booked her regular tennis lessons with Rob Hawkins, junior programme manager and head coach at the David Lloyd club.

Mr Hawkins ended up coaching Swan from the age of seven to 11, watching her develop into a promising player on the international circuit.

Swan moved to Wichita, Kansas, two years ago due to her father’s job in the oil industry, but has continued to flourish thanks to her natural ability and quiet determination.

Mr Hawkins told The Telegraph: “Katie came in having had a go at tennis in Portugal and started off playing a steady once or twice a week to begin with.

“Very quickly it was obvious that she was progressing extremely well and we increased her time on the court gradually.

“She was always keen to play and always keen to listen. She had very good concentration and wanted to learn how to do things properly- in a way, the perfect person to teach.”

Mr Hawkins brought Swan to the attention of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) when she was eight and as a result, she began to receive LTA support and funding.

She won her first international tournament in Croatia, the prestigious Smrikve Bowl event for 10-year-olds, and went on to win an Under 10s international title.

She was a member of the four-strong UK squad, coached by Judy Murray, that triumphed in last year’s Maureen Connolly Cup, an annual Under-18s competition against the US.

Swan now plays tennis six days a week, for two or three hours a day. But her success has in part been attributed to her parents’ insistence that she have a normal, rounded childhood.

They have always been keen that she remain in school, unlike many young tennis professionals who are home schooled, and have a range of interests outside of tennis.

She was head girl at Bristol prep The Downs School and was a keen hockey player, representing Avon and her school when they qualified for the Under-13 national finals.

She briefly attended the independent Bristol Grammar School before the family relocated to Kansas, where she remains in school, taking online classes since August.

Mrs Swan said recently: “She’s one of the very few players on the competitive circuit who is still in school, and we’re working to keep it like that.

“We really like her having what we think is a balanced lifestyle. It keeps her grounded. We like the structure of school. Katie went to homecoming, went to Sadie Hawkins (a traditional US school dance).

“I don’t know realistically if she can graduate, that might get too difficult. But in the here and now, she’s 15 and achieving this along with a completely normal lifestyle while she’s here in Wichita.”

Swan is currently on tour with LTA coach Julien Picot but when at home, trains with Collin Foster, Wichita State women’s coach, and Rex Coad, head professional at Wichita Country Club.

Mr Coad has described her as “a pretty unique young lady” who combines extraordinary physical ability with mental strength.

Answering questions about herself on Ask.fm last year, Swan said her favourite subject was Spanish and described her life in five words: “Family, friends, tennis, traveling, food”

Although she has developed an American accent, she insisted this week: “I’m definitely British, even though I don’t sound it.

“I’m still with the LTA and I’m not doing anything for the USTA (United States Tennis Association).

“My British friends think I sound fully American and my American friends think I still sound English. It’s funny, they both give me stick about my accent.”

Swan made he made her junior debut at Wimbledon last year but lost in the first round to Romania’s Ioana Rosca.

The Australian Open is only her third Grand Slam but on Saturday, all hopes will be on her as she aims to become the first British winner since Annabel Croft triumphed there in 1984.

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26/01/15

19 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the 33rd Les Petit As 2015 edition... Olga DANILOVIC reached the finals, while Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA reached semifinals... and Himari SATO and Helene PELLICANO reached quarterfinals

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France.

… and out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized in total 19 former Smrikva Bowl players (8 girls and 11 boys)

Olga Danilovic, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, reached the finals…


GIRLS

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: O.Danilovic – Mylene HALEMAI (Fra) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: O.Danilovic – Evgeniya BURDINA (Rus) 6:0, 6:2
3rd round: O.Danilovic – Federica ROSSI (Ita) 6:3, 6:4
Quarterfinals: O.Danilovic – Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) 6:1,6:1
Semifinals: O.Danilovic – Iga SWIATEK (Pol) 6:4,6:0
Finals: O. Danilovic – Anastasia POTAPOVA (Rus) 4:6,4:6

Himari Sato (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Elisabetta COCCIARETTO (Ita) 7:5,4:6,6:3
2nd round: Himari Sato – Manon LEONARD (Fra) 7:6,6:2
3rd round: Himari Sato – Azradeniz COMLEK (Tur)
Quarterfinals: Himari Sato – K.RAKHIMOVA (Rus) 6:2,5:7,4:6

Helene Pellicano (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Helene Pellicano – Kamilla BARTONE (Lat) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: H.Pellicano – Loudmilla BENCHEIKH (Fra) 3:6,7:6,6:4
3rd round: Helene Pellicano – Andreea VELCEA (Rou) 0:6,7:6,6:2
Quarterfinals: Helene Pellicano – Iga SWIATEK (Pol) 2:6,5:7

Iva Zelic (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist
1st round: Iva Zelic – Lara BITER (Tur) 6:4, 6:1
1st round: Iva Zelic – Andreea VELCEA (Rou) 4:6,5:7

Oana Smaranda Corneanu (Rou) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: O. S. Corneanu – Adrienn NAGY (Hun) 5:7, 6:4, 6:3
2nd round: O. S. Corneanu – Azradeniz COMLEK (Tur) 5:7,5:7

Paula Joukanen (Fin) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Paula Joukanen – Iga SWIATEK (Pol) 1:6,0:6

Alexandra Vecic (Ger) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Alexandra Vecic – Anna LAGUZA (Ukr) 1:6,6:7

Andjela Skrobonja (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Andjela Skrobonja – E. ADESHINA (Gbr) 6:3,0:6,2:6


BOYS

Nicolas Alvarez Varona (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist
1st round: N.Alvarez Varona – Pierre DELAGE (Fra) 6:7,6:3,7:6
2nd round: N.Alvarez Varona – Marco FURLANETTO (Ita) 6:1,6:4
3rd round: N.Alvarez Varona – Filip Cristian JIANU (Rou) 7:6, 6:1
Quarterfinals: N.Alvarez Varona – Govind NANDA (Usa) 6:3, 6:4
Semifinals: N. Alvarez Varona – Chun H.TSENG (Tpe) 4:6,1:6

Mihailo Popovic (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo Popovic – Daiki YOSHIMURA (Jap) 2:6,6:2,6:3
2nd round: Mihailo Popovic – Loris POURROY (Fra) 6:4, 6:2
3rd round: Mihailo Popovic – Chun Hsin TSENG (Tpe) 3:6,3:6

Cezar Cretu (Rou) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Cezar Cretu – Ismail SAADI (Mar) 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Cezar Cretu – Jack DRAPER (Gbr) 2:6,3:6

Marco Furlanetto (Ita) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player
1st round: Marco Furlanetto – Dawid TACZALA (Pol) 7:5,6:3
2nd round: Marco Furlanetto – N.Alvarez VARONA (Esp) 1:6,4:6

Roko Horvat (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Roko Horvat – Roi GINAT (Isr) 7:6,4:6,3:6

Peetu Pohjola (Fin) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Peetu Pohjola – Jacob FEARNLEY (Gbr) 3:6,4:6

Sebastian Gima (Rou) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Hugo MAIA (Por) 2:6,3:6

Viktor Jovic (Srb) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Viktor Jovic – Taiyo HIRANO (Jap) 6:7,0:6

Borna Devald (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Borna Devald – Jack DRAPER (Gbr) 5:7,2:6

Duje Ajdukovic (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Liam DRAXL (Can) 4:6,4:6

Lorenzo Musetti (Ita) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist
1st round: Lorenzo Musetti – Cannon KINGSLEY (USA) 3:6,2:6

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23/01/15

11 Smrikva Bowl players were in the Main Draws of the Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015... Katie Swan, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, reached the finals

The Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 had 11 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws out of 128: 6 girls and 5 boys… and Katie Swan, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, reached the finals.

GIRLS:

Katie SWAN (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Katie Swan – Jade Lewis (NZL) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Katie Swan – Jessica Ho (USA) 6:2,6:0
3rd round: Katie Swan – Shilin Xu (CHN) 6:2,6:2
Quarterfinals: Katie Swan – Raveena Kingsley (USA) 6:4,6:3
Semifinals: Katie Swan – Dalma Galfi (HUN) 0:6,7:6,7:5
Finals: Katie Swan – Tereza Mihalikova (SVK)

Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 semifinalist
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Emilie Francati (DEN) 4:6,6:4,6:2
2nd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Naiktha Bains (AUS) 6:0,3:6,6:1
3rd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Raveena Kingsley (USA) 4:6,1:6

Nina POTOCNIK (SLO) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 semifinalist
1st round: Nina Potocnik – Miriam Kolodziejova (CZE) 1:6,3:6

Maia LUMSDEN (GBR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – Kimberly Birrell (AUS) 3:6,3:6

Olga FRIDMAN (UKR) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player
1st round: Olga Fridman – Katharina Hobgarski (GER) 6:1,4:6,4:6

Seone MENDEZ (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Seone Mendez – Greet Minnen (BEL) 6:7,6:7


BOYS:

William BLUMBERG (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: William Blumberg – William Matheson (NZL) 1:6,1:6
2nd round: William Blumberg – Tim Van Rijthoven (NED) 6:4,3:6,:4,6

Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Brian Tran (AUS) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Bogdan Bobrov (RUS) 5:7,5:7

Alex DE MINAUR (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Alex de Minaur – Seong-chan Hong (KOR) 5:7,7:5,6:8

Lloyd George HARRIS (RSA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Lloyd Harris – Yunseong Chung (KOR) 3:6,3:6

Alexei POPYRIN (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 CD winner
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Y.Watanuki (JPN) 7:6,1:6,0:5 ret.

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17/01/15

Eight Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Marin DRAGANJA, Donna VEKIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Belinda BENCIC, Ana KONJUH and Petra MARTIC...

Over the last years there were traditionally over 10 former Smrikva Bowl players at the beginning of the Junior Grand Slam Draws…

In 2013… out of eight possible first places former Smrikva Bowl players collected six first places: Ana Konjuh (Junior Australian Open and Junior US Open), Belinda Bencic (Junior Roland Garros and Junior Wimbledon), Gianluigi Quinzi (Junior Wimbledon) and Borna Coric (Junior US Open)…

… and this time… there were seven former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of a Grand Slam… Australian OPEN: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Marin DRAGANJA, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, Donna VEKIC, Belinda BENCIC and Petra MARTIC (qualified)…

The following are the results obtained:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #37 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp)

Players ranking:
Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – #15 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #90 ATP, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Jeremy Chardy (Fra) 6:3,4:6,5:7,4:6

Players ranking:
Jeremy Chardy (Fra) – #31 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #29 ATP doubles, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:


Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinalist, currently ranked #64 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Shelby Rogers (USA) 4:6,6:4,6:0
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Varvara Lepchenko (Rus) 1:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Shelby Rogers (USA) – #75 WTA
Varvara Lepchenko (Rus) – #30 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #86 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Mona Barthel (GER) 6:3,4:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Mona Barthel (GER) – #40 WTA

Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player, currently ranked #32 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Julia Goerges (GER) 2:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Julia Goerges (GER) – #71 WTA

Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #94 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) – #46 WTA

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #183 WTA, at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Maria Sharapova (RUS) 4:6,1:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Ana Bogdan (ROU) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Petra Martic – Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 7:5,6:3
3rd round: Petra Martic – Fangzhou Liu (CHN) 5:7,6:4,6:4

Players ranking:
Maria Sharapova (RUS) – #2 WTA

Ana Bogdan (ROU) – # 208 WTA
Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) – #159 WTA
Fangzhou Liu (CHN) – #191 WTA

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12/01/15

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update January 2015)

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA (Nov 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA (Nov 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

TOP 100 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #89 ATP (Nov 2014)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #25 ATP doubles (Nov 2014)

As of 13th of January 2015 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 25 players TOP 700 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 64 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #86 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #94 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #183 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #229 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #275 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #296 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #305 on WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #311 WTA
Katie BOULTER, 2006 player, – #345 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #359 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #363 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #372WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #430 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #432 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #436 WTA
Eleanor DEAN, 2006 winner, – #512 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #561 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #562 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #566 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #671 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #604 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #628 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #694 WTA

• 12 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #37 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #90 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #303 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #339 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #384 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #395 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #404 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 421 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #503 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #527 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #547 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #631 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #25 ATP

• 4 boys and 11 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

- #31 William BLUMBERG
- #38 Lloyd HARRIS
- #39 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #44 Tommy PAUL

GIRLS:

- #23 Olga FRIDMAN
- #29 Seone MENDEZ
- #33 Katie SWAN
- #35 Viktoria KUZMOVA
- #43 Ingrid NEEL
- #44 Ivana JOROVIC
- #46 Michaela GORDON
- #47 Maia LUMSDEN
- #48 Gabriella TAYLOR
- #60 Katarina JOKIC
- #64 Nina POTOCNIK

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Yshai OLIEL #2, Miomir KECMANOVIC #3, Nicola KUHN #10, Seone MENDEZ #10)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Mihailo POPOVIC #9, Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA #10, Olga DANILOVIC #2, Oana SMARANDA CORNEANU #8)

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

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #*95 on WTA list* in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #*356 on WTA list* in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*229 on WTA list*. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*631 on ATP list*.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #29 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*547 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*183 on WTA list*. Petra’s best raning is #*42 on WTA list* as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #788 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #*170 on ATP list* (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*720 on ATP list*.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*1246 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*303* on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #*503* on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #*947* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #372 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #62 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #562 on WTA list.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*37 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1511 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #2159 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #62 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #436 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #561 on WTA list.
Manisha FOSTER, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from UK, is ranked #671 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #395 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #527 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #809 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #951 on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #784 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #730 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is not ranked on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #404 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 339 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #421 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #384 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #90 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1517 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1085 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1351 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #296 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #430 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*86 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #363 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #566 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #359 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #421 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1266 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1572 on ATP list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #512 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #792 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #432 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #32 on WTA list
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #311 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #868 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #161 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #147 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1623 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #177 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #576 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 94 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #1053 on WTA list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #305 on WTA list.
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #156 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #116 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1150 on ATP ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #915 on ATP ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1352 on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #814 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #484 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #721 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #47 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #758 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #604 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #237 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #731 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #490 on ITF ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1206 on WTA ranking list.
Nina ALIBALIC , 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #628 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #31 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #43 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #457 on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #214 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #34 in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #39 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw winner, from Australia, is ranked #112 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #292 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #165 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #750 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #220 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #73 in under 16 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #42 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #33 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #581 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #327 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #787 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #210 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #926 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #139 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #451 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #249 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #884 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #694 on WTA ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #725 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #34 in under 16 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #196 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #348 in under 16 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #405 in under 16 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #49 in under 16 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #42 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #581 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #440 in under 16 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #319 in under 16 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #585 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #750 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #126 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #629 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #1255 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #56 in under 16 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #598 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1686 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #104 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #17 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking.
Nicolas ALVARO VARONA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Spain is ranked #10 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #93 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #44 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #38 in under 14 european ranking.
Peetu POHJOLA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #23 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #350 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #189 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is ranked #67 in under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #27 in under 14 european ranking.
Oana SMARANDA CORNEANU, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Romania, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Iva ZELIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula JOUKANEN, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Finland, is ranked #27 in under 14 european ranking.


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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #70 on under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #18 on under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Serbia, is ranked #20 on under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #127 on under 14 european ranking.
Borna DEVALD, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #39 on under 14 european ranking.
Lorenzo MUSSETTI, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #42 on under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is ranked #47on under 14 european ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is ranked #103 on under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is ranked #128 on under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

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
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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.


24/12/14

2015 Smrikve and Smrikva Bowl Greetings letter... Sve najljepše... Auguri...

Dear Smrikve and Smrikva Bowl friends,

It is greetings time… time to stay with our dear… and it is time to recall moments of the year…

… for years I continued to believe that Smrikva Bowl kids and families have the opportunity to write life stories that will inspire by example generations to come…

… and year after year is becoming more easy to foresee that they will collect the most prestigious trophies of the tennis game… and more than one will write the name on the stars reserved to great tennis names of tomorrow… and in decade or two children born today may call some of them the “legend”…

In each sunrise hidden may be Smrikva Bowl kids and families highest aspirations… many of us may never reach our initial dreams, but we can all believe in dreams and do our best to follow where they lead… enjoying the journay… and never forgetting that for people who dream with us we are the sunshine the way we are…

For sure it takes courage and strong will to act upon our dreams… and for many people the election of a dream may come from the family… but not only… all around is inspiring to children…

Preparations for the 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 edition are on going in Smrikve and tennis talents from over 30 countries already presented their candidacy… but there is a newborn idea dedicated to past Smrikva Bowl players and families and coaches that I am pleased to share… it is scheduled for 18th – 25th of April and named – Smrikva Bowl Family Vacation Week

This autumn Luca Appino – Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member… Tennis Talents Founder… inspiring friend… credited for signing contracts with players such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina… many of them discovered when they were far away from becoming #1 in tennis… visited Smrikve, and as we did many times, we kept talking for hours about many past Smrikva Bowl tennis talents, many names and families we know, many children we believe in…

We decided to try to organize an inspiring week suitable for eight former Smrikva Bowl players with families and coaches who are still among the best players of their generation and still dream tennis the way they dream it when participating Smrikva Bowl…

If you believe that this spring vacation could be of your family interest feel free to write me…
Best wishes with hope to see you in Smrikve during 2015,

Mio


Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikvi i Smrikva Bowl-a,

Prosinac je vrijeme čestitanja… vrijeme želja… vrijeme koje rado provodimo uz svoje najdraže… i isto tako je vrijeme za prisjetiti se jedne godine…

… već dugi niz godina vjerujem da djeca Smrikve zajedno uz svoje obitelji imaju prilike zapisati priče koje će svojim primjerom biti nadahnuće generacijama koje dolaze…

… i godinu za godinom postaje sve lakše razaznati da će prikupiti najznačajnije trofeje tenisa… i više njih će upisati svoje ime na zvjezdama koje su rezervirane za velikane teniskog sporta sutrašnjice… i u desetljećima koje dolaze, djeca koja se danas rađaju, nekog od njih mogla bi oslovljavati “legendom”…

U svakom rađanju sunca se skrivaju najviše aspiracije djece Smrikve i njihovih obitelji… mnogi od nas neće onaj prvi san nikada dostići, ali svi možemo prepoznati njihovu ljepotu, vjerovati u nadu, i činiti ono najbolje da bi slijedili gdje nas vode… uživajući u putovanjima spoznaje… pamteći da za naše najbliže koji uz nas sanjaju, smo često baš mi ta svakodnevna svjetlost… jednostavno onakvi kakvi jesmo…

Neupitno je da su potrebni velika hrabrost i volja da bi slijedili snove… i za mnoge je odabir snova vezan uz obitelj… ali ne samo uz nju… djeca crpe inspiraciju iz svega što ih okružuje…

Pripreme za 20.ti Smrikva Bowl 2015 su odavno u tijeku… i talenti iz više od 30 zemalja su se već kandidirali… a postoji i jedna nova ideja koju rado dijelim sa bivšim igračima Smrikve, njihovim roditeljima i trenerima… predviđena u tjednu od 18.tog do 25.tog travnja i nazvana – Obiteljski Smrikva Bowl tjedan teniskog odmora

Ove jeseni… Luca Appino – Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member… osnivač Tennis Talents Metode… zaslužan za potpisivanja ugovora sa igračima poput Rafaela Nadala, Andy Roddicka, Kim Clijsters, Dinare Safina… većina njih otkrivena dok su bili daleko od #1 na svijetu… je posjetio Smrikve, i kao tijekom brojnih drugih naših susreta, razgovarali smo satima o brojnim bivšim igračima Smrikve, brojna imena i obitelji koje znamo, brojna djeca u koju vjerujemo…

Tako smo odlučili pokušati organizirati jedan tjedan za osam bivših igrača Smrikve i njihove obitelji koji su i dalje među najboljim igračima generacije i koji i dalje sanjaju tenis kao što su ga sanjali kada su Smrikvu igrali…

Ako vam je Smrikva bila zanimljivo iskustvo i vjerujete da bi ovaj proljetni teniski odmor mogao biti od interesa za vaše dijete i obitelj pišite mi…

Sve najljepše u 2015.godini i doviđenja u Smrikvama :)

Mimi


Cari amici di Smrikve e dello Smrikva Bowl!

E’ il tempo degli auguri… il tempo per stare insieme ai propri cari… ed e’ anche il momento per ricordare i momenti dell’anno…

… per anni ho continuato a credere che bimbi dello Smrikva Bowl, insieme alle loro famiglie, hanno l’opportunita’ di scrivere storie che possono ispirare con l’esempio le generazioni a venire…

… ed anno dopo anno diventa sempre piu’ facile scorgere che collezioneranno i piu’ prestigiosi trofei nel tennis… e piu’ di uno scriverra’ il proprio nome sulle stelle riservati ai grandi tennisti del domani… e nei decenni a venire i bambini nati oggi potrebbero chiamare qualcuno di loro la “legenda”…

In ogni nascita del sole nascoste potrebbero essere le aspirazioni piu’ alte dei bimbi Smrikva e delle loro famiglie… molti di noi non raggiungeranno mai il sogno iniziale, ma tutti possiamo credere nei sogni e fare il meglio per seguire dove ci portano… godendoci il viaggio… e non dimenticando che per la gente che sogna insieme a noi siamo noi stessi la luce cosi’ come siamo…

E’ fuoroi dubbio che ci vogliono coraggio e grande volonta per seguire i sogni… e per molti ragazzi l’elezione del proprio sogno puo’ derivare dalla famiglia… ma non solo… tutto intorno ai bambini e’ un ispirazione per loro…

A Smrikve si lavora da tempo per la preparazione della 20.esima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl 2015 e ragazzi da oltre 30 paesi hanno gia’ presentato la propria candidatura… ma vorrei condivedere in questa lettera una novita’ dedicata agli ex giocatori dello Smrikva Bowl, loro famiglie ed allenatori… prevista per la settimana che va dal 18. – 25. aprile e chiamata – La Settimana di vacanza Smrikva Bowl per la famiglia

Quest’autunno Luca Appino – Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member… Fondatore Tennis Talents… al quale va anche il credito d’aver firmato giocatori come Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina… molti di loro scoperti quando erano lontani dal diventare #1 nel tennis… visito’ Smrikve, e come tante altre volte, abbiamo parlato per ore di tanti ragazzi di talento Smrikva, molti nome e famiglie che conosciamo, molti bimbi nei quali crediamo…

Abbiamo deciso di provare ad organizzare una settimana particolare per le otto famiglie, addatta agli ex-giocatori Smrikva Bowl che siano ancora tra i migliori ragazzi della loro generazione ed ancora sognano il tennis nello stesso modo nel quale lo sognavano al momento della partecipazione al loro Smrikva Bowl…

Se credete che questa vacanza di tennis primaverile potrebbe essere d’interesse per la vostra famiglia fattemi sapere…

Auguri con la speranze di rivederci a Smrikve nel 2015!

Mio


18/12/14

36 Top Smrikva Bowl players on 53rd Junior Orange Bowl 2014; the winners are Borna DEVALD (u12 boys) and Yshai OLIEL (u14 boys); Himari SATO reached the finals, while Charlotte OWENSBY reached quarterfinals

Over the last four years Smrikva Bowl players made extraordinary result at ORANGE BOWL (2010-2014) and have won various times… on this year edition Borna DEVALD won the under 12 age group Yshail OLIEL under 14 age group, while Himari SATO reached the finals in the under 12 age group:

Under 18
George MORGAN – 8th SB 2003 runner up – winner 2010
Dominic THIEM – 8th SB 2003 winner – winner 2011
Laslo DJERE – 10th SB 2005 runner up – winner 2012
Ana KONJUH – 12th SB 2007 runner up – winner 2012

Under 14
Maia LUMSDEN – 13th SB 2008 runner up – winner 2012
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – winner 2013
Yshai OLIEL – 15th SB 2010 semifinalist – winner 2014

Under 12
Claire LIU –“Little Mo”/SB 2010 player – winner 2011
Yshai OLIEL – 15th SB 2010 semifinalist – winner 2012
Borna DEVALD – 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist – winner 2014

This week the 53rd edition of the Junior ORANGE BOWL 2014 is played in under 12 and under 14 age groups and several top Smrikva Bowl players were in the Draws till the end…

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Himari Sato (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Mathilde Langevin (Can) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Himari Sato – N.Sengphrachanh (Can) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Himari Sato – Romary Cardenas (Mex) 6:0, 6:4
4th round: Himari Sato – Sohyun Park (Kor) 6:7,6:2,6:1
Quarterfinals: Himari Sato – C. Owensby (USA) 6:2,6:3
Semifinals: Himari Sato – Alina Charaeva (Rus) 6:3,6:4
Finals: Himari Sato – Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 4:6,4:6

Charlotte Owensby (USA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – Na Dong (Chn) 6:0, 6:3
2nd round: Charlotte Owensby – S. Kim (Kor) 4:6,6:1,7:6
3rd round: Charlotte Owensby – E.Vinnik (Rus) 6:1, 4:6, 6:4
4th round: Charlotte Owensby – Gabriella Price (USA) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Charlotte Owensby – Himari Sato (Jpn) 2:6,3:6

Ziva Falkner (Slo) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Corina Spasojevic (Can) 7:6, 6:2
2nd round: Ziva Falkner – Yani Ma (Chn) 6:1, 6:0
3rd round: Ziva Falkner – Punnin Kovapitukted (Thi) 6:2,6:2
4th round: Ziva Falkner – Carol Plakk (Est) 5:7,6:7

Noa Krznaric (CRO) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner
1st round: Noa Krznaric – Sarina Reinertsen (Nor) 6:3,5:7,6:2
2nd round: Noa Krznaric – Elvina Kalieva (USA) 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Noa Krznaric – K.Lavickova (Cze) 1:6,6:3,6:4
4th round: Noa Krznaric – Qinwen Zheng (Chn) 0:6,1:6

Kristyna Lavickova (CZE) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Kristyna Lavickova – A.Dimitrijevic (Aut) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Kristyna Lavickova – K.Semenik (USA) 6:1, 6:3
3rd round: Kristyna Lavickova – N.Krznaric (Cro) 6:1,3:6,4:6

Helene Pellicano (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Helene Pellicano – Manami Ukita (Jpn) 6:1,6:3
2nd round: Helene Pellicano – M.Dlugolecki (USA) 6:0,6:1
3rd round: Helene Pellicano – Leylah Fernandez (Can) 6:7,4:6

Weronika Baszak (POL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Weronika Baszak – Chloe Cantave (Hti) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Weronika Baszak – Gabriella Price (USA) 2:6,2:6

Sarina Reinertsen (Nor) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 player
1st round: Sarina Reinertsen – Noa Krznaric (Cro) 3:6,7:5,2:6

Anastasia Dimitrijevic (AUT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Anastasia Dimitrijevic – K.Lavickova (Cze) 1:6,0:6

Arista Siebrits (RSA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Arista Siebrits – Keira Blackbeard (USA) 4:6,1:6

Luisa Meyer auf der Heide (GER) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Luisa Meyer – Savannah Broadus (USA) 3:2, ret. inj

Julie Belgraver (NLD) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Julie Belgraver – Ana Geller (Arg) 3:6, 4:6

Sophia Weiland (GER) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Sophia Weiland – Yeonwoo Ku (Kor) 0:6, 1:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Dalila Said (Egy) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Dalila Said – Almudena Boza (Per) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Dalila Said – Olga Danilovic (Srb) 1:6,6:4,6:1
3rd round: Dalila Said – Mariia Solnyshkina (Rus) 6:4, 6:4
4th round: Dalila Said – Iga Swiatek (Pol) 2:6,2:6

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: O.Danilovic – Oleksandra Gorchanyuk (Can) 6:3,6.2
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Dalila Said (Egy) 6:1,4:6,1:6

Lana Brezanin – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Lana Brezanin – Iga Swiatek (Pol) 0:6, 0:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Borna Devald (CRO) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Borna Devald – Juan D.Collado (Gtm) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Borna Devald – George Carter (UK) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Borna Devald – A.Gaponenko (Isr) 6:3,6:7,6:4
4th round: Borna Devald – Alexander Bernard (Usa) 6:1,6:0
Quarterfinals: Borna Devald – Zane Khan (USA) 6:3, 6:1
Semifinals: Borna Devald – Daiki Yoshimura (Jpn) 6:2,6:3
Finals: Borna Devald – Ross Weibull (Swe) 6:1,6:0

Michael Francis Eala (PHI) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Michael Eala – Niroop Vallabhaneni (USA) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Michael Eala – Matthew Robinson (USA) 6:4,6:2
3rd round: Michael Eala – Alvin Tudorica (Can) 4:6,6:4,6:4
4th round: Michael Eala – Zane Khan (Chn) 1:6,4:6

Viktor Jovic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Viktor Jovic – Luke Garner (USA) 6:2,3:6,7:5
2nd round: Viktor Jovic – Christian Picot (USA) 6:2,6:2
3rd round: Viktor Jovic – Dongju Kim (Kor) 2:6,4:6

Thijmen Loof (NDL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Thijmen Loof – Joao Pedro Franco (Bra) 6:0,6:0
2nd round: Thijmen Loof – Evan C.Lee (USA) 4:6,6:3,6:3
3rd round: Thijmen Loof – Spencer Brachman (USA) 3:6,5:7

Mikolaj Lorens (POL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Mikolaj Lorens – Arthur Fery (UK) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Mikolaj Lorens – Dongju Kim (Kor) 3:6,2:6

Felix Nordby (NOR) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Felix Nordby – Yusaku Sugaya (Jpn) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Felix Nordby – Ross Weibull (Swe) 4:6,2:6

Lovro Suevich (CRO) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Lovro Suevich – Shawn Berdia (USA) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Lovro Suevich – N.Motaghedi (USA) 2:6,3:6

Nikolaus Stoiber (AUT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Nikolaus Stoiber – Ziad Aboufirassi (Can) 1:6, 0:6

Liam Liles (NDL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Liam Liles – Daniel Dunac (USA) 4:6,6:3,3:6

Fons Sambeek (NDL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Fons Sambeek – Noah A. Gampel (USA) 4:6,6:3,3:6

Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2002
1st round: Angel MELGAR – Christian R. Picot (USA) 4:6, 1:6

Patrick Brady (THA) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner
1st round: P.Brady – Rodrigo Montes de Oca Murillo (Per) 0:6,3:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Yshai Oliel (Isr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – bye
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – James Ignatowich (USA) 6:2,6:0
3rd round: Yshai Oliel – Robin Parts (Est) 6:1,6:0
4th round: Yshai Oliel – Karlo Suevich (Cro) 6:1, 6:1
5th round: Yshai Oliel – William Woodall (USA) 6:2,7:6
Quarterfinals: Yshai Oliel – Brian Shi (USA) 6:1, 6:4
Semifinals: Yshai Oliel – Roscoe Bellamy (USA) 6:1,6:2
Finals: Yshai Oliel – Chen-jui Ho (Twn) 7:5,7:5

Karlo Suevich (USA) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Karlo Suevich – bye
2nd round: Karlo Suevich – Teodors Pukshe (Lat) 6:2, 6:2
3rd round: Karlo Suevich – S.Pontjodikromo (Nld) 6:3,6:1
4th round: Karlo Suevich – Yshai Oliel (Isr) 1:6,1:6

Riccardo Perin (ITA) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Riccardo Perin – bye
2nd round: Riccardo Perin – Lleyton Cronje (RSA) 6:3, 6:4
3rd round: Riccardo Perin – William Woodall (USA) 4:6,0:6

Tomas Curras Abasolo (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Tomas C.Abasolo – Alejandro Quiros (Slv) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Tomas C.Abasolo – Christian Alshon (USA) 3:6,4:6

Lancelot Carnello (SWE) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Lancelot Carnello – bye
2nd round: Lancelot Carnello – William Grant (USA) 1:6,0:6

Vinicius Nogueira (BRA) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Vinicius Nogueira – bye
2nd round: Vinicius Nogueira – Tao Mu (Chn) 3:6,1:6

Karol Paluch (POL) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: K.Paluch – Abhimanyu Vannemreddy (Ind) 3:6,5:7

Matic Podlipnik (SLO) – 15th Smrikv Bowl 2010
1st round: M.Podlipnik – Guillermo Castaneda (Mex) 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, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


14/12/14

Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is the winner of AMERICAN TENNIS CUP - PRINCE CUP 2014 - under 14 age group, while Angel MELGAR, 17th Smrikva Bowl player, reached the finals of the under 12 age group

PRINCE CUP 2014 – Junior Tennis Championships
Miccosukee Golf & Country Club – Miami, Florida USA

December 6th – December 20st, 2014.

The qualification draws at Orange Bowl just started and some of the Prince Cup draws just concluded… as I wrote in the previous articles December in Florida is the tennis Kingdom for the junior tennis: Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr International, Little Mo International, Prince Cup… also named American Tennis Cup…

This year Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, won the under 14 age group cathegory… last year Olga DANILOVIC won under 12 age group…

GIRLS UNDER 14

Dalila SAID (Egy) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Dalila SAID – Valentina Ivanova (Nzl) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Dalila SAID – Nicole Nadel (Isr) 6:4, 6:2
3rd round: Dalila SAID – Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) 3:6,7:5,10:7
Quarterfinals: Dalila SAID – Judith van Kesssel (Usa) 3:6,6:1,10:7
Semifinals: Dalila SAID – Elizabeta Cocciareto (Ita) 6:2, 7:5
Finals: Dalila SAID – Maria Manilova (Rus) 6:4, 6:1

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Costanza TRAVERSI (quarterfinals).

BOYS UNDER 14

Vinicius NOGUEIRA (quarterfinals), Matic PODPLIPNIK (quarterfinals), Ricardo PERIN (4th round),

GIRLS UNDER 12

Francesca CURMI (quarterfinals), Noa KRZNARIC (3rd round), Arista SIEBRITS (2nd round), Julie BELGRAVER (1st round), Anja PETKOVIC (1st round)

BOYS UNDER 12

Angel MELGAR – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2002
1st round: Angel MELGAR – Sebastian Gomez (Col) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Angel MELGAR – Anton Semenov (Rus) 6:2, 6:1
3rd round: Angel MELGAR – Rafael de Alba (Mex) 6:0, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Angel MELGAR – Pedro Boscardin (Rus) 6:2, 6:3
Semifinals: Angel MELGAR – Liam Liles (Ned) 6:1,4:6,10:6
Finals: Angel MELGAR – Daiki Yoshimura (Jpn) 1:6, 3:6

Other Smrikva Bowl players: Liam LILES (semifinals), Fons VAN SAMBEEK (3rd round), KAMYSHEV (2nd round), Milan MACURA (1st round).

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.


11/12/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update December 2014)

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA (Nov 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA (Nov 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

TOP 100 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #89 ATP (Nov 2014)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #25 ATP doubles (Nov 2014)

As of 11th of December 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 25 players TOP 700 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 62 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #82 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #92 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #189 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #253 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #274 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #298 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #309 on WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #347 WTA
Katie BOULTER, 2006 player, – #363 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #412 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #444 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #448 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #449 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #505 WTA
Eleanor DEAN, 2006 winner, – #521 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #532 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #570 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #571 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #580 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #635 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #673 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #679 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #700 WTA

• 12 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #39 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #91 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #308 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #384 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #388 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #404 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #423 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 437 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #480 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #521 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #544 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #622 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #25 ATP

• 6 boys and 11 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

- #39 Andre BIRO
- #53 Nino SERDARUSIC
- #61 Lloyd HARRIS
- #62 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #72 William BLUMBERG
- #99 Tommy PAUL

GIRLS:

- #17 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up, Junior ROLAND GARROS 2014 runner up
- #25 Olga FRIDMAN
- #27 Katie BOULTER – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up
- #34 Seone MENDEZ
- #40 Katie SWAN
- #42 Viktoria KUZMOVA
- #53 Gabriella TAYLOR
- #54 Maia LUMSDEN
- #58 Michaela GORDON
- #70 Nina POTOCNIK
- #72 Katarina JOKIC

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #4, Nicola KUHN #5, Lucie KANKOVA #5, Olga DANILOVIC #8)

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

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #*95 on WTA list* in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #*356 on WTA list* in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*253 on WTA list*. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*622 on ATP list*.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #25 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*544 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*189 on WTA list*. Petra’s best raning is #*42 on WTA list* as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #788 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #*170 on ATP list* (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*720 on ATP list*.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*1237 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*308* on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #*480* on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #*944* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #444 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #62 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #571 on WTA list.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*39 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1515 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #2144 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #62 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #449 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #570 on WTA list.
Manisha FOSTER, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from UK, is ranked #635 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #423 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #521 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #836 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #966 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #797 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #743 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is not ranked on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #404 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 388 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #437 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #384 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #91 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1510 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1088 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1352 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #298 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #412 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*82 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #347 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #580 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #448 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #437 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1259 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1564 on ATP list.
Gabriele MOGHINI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #325 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #521 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #827 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #505 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #32 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is not ranked on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #532 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #877 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #225 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #192 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1621 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #253 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #750 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 92 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #70 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #309 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is not ranked on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #165 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #136 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1199 on ATP ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #909 on ATP ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1765 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #1058 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #635 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #730 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #54 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #772 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #673 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #271 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #745 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1218 on WTA ranking list.
Nina ALIBALIC , 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #679 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #72 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #137 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #604 on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #303 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #62 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw winner, from Australia, is ranked #165 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #392 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #229 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #971 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #378 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #32 in under 14 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #154 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #40 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #647 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #366 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #878 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #315 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1026 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #168 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #509 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #285 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1155 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #700 on WTA ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #933 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #14 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #277 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #273 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #219 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #21 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #185 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #647 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #239 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #171 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #653 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #836 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #147 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #700 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #1417 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #690 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1902 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #126 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #102 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #69 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #333 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #187 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #176 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #763 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #464 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is ranked #114 in under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #90 in under 14 european ranking.


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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

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
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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10/12/14

12 Smrikva Bowl players were at Metropolia Orange Bowl International Championship 2014 - GRADE A under 18 ITF Tournament; Ingrid NEEL is in the finals and William BLOOMBERG reached quarterfinals

ORANGE BOWL 2014 – 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 2014…

In the first round there were 12 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 (9,4%)

In the second round there were 8 Smrikva Bowl players out of 64 (12,5%)

In the third round there were 4 Smrikva Bowl players out of 32 (12,5%)

In the quarterfinals there were 2 Smrikva Bowl players out of 16 (12,5%)

In the semifinals there was one Smrikva Bowl players out of 8 (12,5%)

In the finals there was one Smrikva Bowl player out of 4 (25%), Ingird NEEL


GIRLS UNDER 18

Ingrid Neel (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: I.Neel – Veronica MIROSHNICHENKO (Rus) 6:4, 6:3
2nd round: Ingrid Neel – Fernanda ASTETE (Chi) 7:5, 6:2
3rd round: Ingrid Neel – Sandra SAMIR (Egy) 7:6,1:6,7:6
Quarterfinals: Ingrid Neel – Katherine SEBOV (Can) 6:2,6:2
Semifinals: Ingrid Neel – M.KILNAROVA (Cze) 6:2,4:6,6:4
Finals: Ingrid Neel – Sofia KENIN (Usa) 3:6, 3:6

Michaela Gordon (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Michaela Gordon – Destanee AIAVA (Aus) 6:1, 7:5
2nd round: Michaela Gordon – Anna KALINSKAYA (Rus) 6:3, 6:2
3rd round: Michaela Gordon – Kayla DAY (Usa) 6:3,1:6,5:7

Katie Swan (UK) -14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: K.Swan – M.VOUNDROUSOVA (Cze) 6:4,2:6,6:1
2nd round: Katie Swan – A.POSPELOVA (Rus) 2:6, 0:2, ret.

Seone Mendez (Aus) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Seone Mendez – Emma HIGUCHI (Usa) 6:2, 7:6
1st round: Seone Mendez – Maria SHISHKINA (Rus) 5:7, 2:6

Katarina Jokic (SRB) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner
1st round: Katarina Jokic – Tereza KOLAROVA (Cze) 6:2, 6:0
2nd round: Katarina Jokic – Sandra SAMIR (Egy) 0:6, 0:6

Anastasia Mikheeva (UK) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Mia HORVIT (USA) 2:6,2:6

Claire Liu (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Monica KILNAROVA (Cze) 4:6,6:2,3:6

Maia Lumsden (UK) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – Caroline DOLEHIDE (Usa) 5:7, 2:6


BOYS UNDER 18

William Blumberg (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: W.Blumberg – N.MORENO DE ALBORAN (Esp) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: William Blumberg – Mikael YMER (Swe) 6:1, 4:6, 6:3
3rd round: William Blumberg – Domagoj BILJESKO (Cro) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: William Blumberg – S.KOZLOV (USA) 6:7, 4:6

Tommy Paul (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tommy Paul – McClain KESSLER (Usa) 6:4, 6:4
2nd round: Tommy Paul – Seong KONG (Kor) 6:2, 6:4
3rd round: Tommy Paul – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) 5:7,6:7

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Vitalii SCHERBA (Ukr) 6:4, 6:2
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Andrey RUBLEV (Rus) 6:7, 2:6

Lloyd Harris (RSA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Lloyd Harris – Alfredo PEREZ (Usa) 6:7,6:7

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01/12/14

39 Smrikva Bowl player at EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2014: Himari SATO (winner U12) and Helene PALLICANO (runner up U12), Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE reached semifinals; Charlotte OWENSBY, Olga DANILOVIC, Katie SWAN, Miomir KECMANOVIC reached quarterfinals...

EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL 2014 – Junior Tennis Championships
IMG/Bollettieri Academies,
Bradenton, Florida USA

November 26th – December 7th, 2014.

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 last year… Katarina Jokic (under 12 age group)… Dominic Thiem (under 18 age group)… Ana Konjuh (under 18 age group)… last year Miomir KECMANOVIC and Adam NEFF won respective under 14 and under 12 age groups…

… and this year in under 12 age group Himari SATO defeated Helene PELLICANO both Smrikva Bowl girls :)…

I was pleased to recognize many Smrikva Bowl names in the Main Draws of this year edition too… there are under 12, 14, 16 and under 18 age group… in total 512 players…

In the first round there were 39 Smrikva Bowl players out of 512 (7,6%)

In the second round there were 25 Smrikva Bowl players out of 256 (9,8%)

In the third round there were 16 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 (12,5%)

In the quarterfinals there were 7 Smrikva Bowl players out of 64 (10,9%)

In the semifinals there were 3 Smrikva Bowl players out of 32 (9,4%)

In the finals there were 2 Smrikva Bowl players out of 16 (12,5%)… Himari SATO and Helene PELLICANO

Girls:

GIRLS UNDER 12

Himari Sato (JPN) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner
1st round: Himari Sato – Chloe Compson (UK) 6:0, 6:2
2nd round: Himari Sato – Emily De Oliveira (Fra) 6:2, 6:1
3rd round: Himari Sato – Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 6:4, 7:6
Quarterfinals: Himari Sato – Kim Seoyoung (KOR) 6:4, 6:2
Semifinals: Himari Sato – Qinwen Zheng (Chn) 5:7,7:5,6:4
Finals: Himari Sato – Helene Pellicano (MLT) 6:0,7:6

Helene Pellicano (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Helene Pellicano – Isabella Mandis 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Helene Pellicano – Weronika Baszak (POL) 6:4, 6:2
3rd round: Helene Pellicano – Ekaterina Vinnik 6:4, 7:6
Quarterfinals: Helene Pellicano – Victoria Hu (USA) 7:5, 6:2
Semifinals: Helene Pellicano – Luisa Meyer (GER) 7:5, 6:4
Finals: Helene Pellicano – Himari Sato (JPN) 0:6,6:7

Luisa Meyer auf der Heide (GER) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Luisa Meyer – Yashna Yellayi (USA) 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Luisa Meyer – Francesca Curmi (MLT) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: Luisa Meyer – Gabriela Giraldo Saenz (Col) 6:3, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Luisa Meyer – Charlotte Owensby (USA) 7:6, 6:1
Semifinals: Luisa Meyer – Helene Pellicano (MLT) 5:7, 4:6

Charlotte Owensby (USA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Charlotte Owensby – Maria Barbosa de Menezes (BRA) 6:0,6:0
2nt round: Charlotte Owensby – Gianna Pielet (USA)
3rd round: Charlotte Owensby – Kristyna Lavickova (Cze) 6:3, 7:5
Quarterfinals: Charlotte Owensby – Luisa Meyer (GER) 6:7, 1:6

Kristyna Lavickova (CZE) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Kristyna Lavickova – Sapir Sela (USA) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Kristyna Lavickova – Yeonwoo Ku 6:1, 6:0
3rd round: Kristyna Lavickova – Charlotte Owensby (USA) 3:6,5:7

Noa Krznaric (CRO) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner
1st round: Noa Krznaric – Daniella Dimitrov (BGR) 7:6, 6:1
2nd round: Noa Krznaric – Tina Smith (CHE) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: Noa Krznaric – Alina Charaeva (Rus) 2:6, 5:7

Francesca Curmi (MLT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Francesca Curmi – Rachel Krzyzak (CAN) 6:4, 7:6
2nd round: Francesca Curmi – Luisa Meyer (GER) 3:6,1:6

Weronika Baszak (POL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Weronika Baszak – Aleksandra Wierzbowska 7:6, 7:5
2nd round: Weronika Baszak – Helene Pellicano (MLT) 4:6, 2:6

Sophia Weiland (GER) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Sophia Weiland – Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 1:6, 1:6

Anastasia Dimitrijevic (AUT) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Anastasia Dimitrijevic – Yeonwoo Ku 1:6, 0:6


GIRLS UNDER 14

Olga Danilovic (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Elli Mandlik (USA) 5:7, 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Lana Brezanin (CRO) 6:1, 6:0
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Maria Manilova 6:1, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – Caty Mcnally (USA) 4:6, 0:6

Lana Brezanin – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Lana Brezanin – Gabriel Karatantcheva 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: Lana Brezanin – Olga Danilovic (SRB) 1:6, 0:6


GIRLS UNDER 16

Paola Maza (PRI) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: Paola Maza – Tereza Koplova (CZE) 2:6, 3:6


GIRLS UNDER 18

Katie Swan (UK) -14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Katie Swan – Mia HORVIT (USA) 4:6, 6:3, 6:0
2nd round: Katie Swan – N. BAINS (Aus) 6:4, 6:4
3rd round: Katie Swan – Sofia KENIN (USA) 6:2, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Katie Swan – F. STOLLAR (HUN) 6:7, 2:6

Maia Lumsden (UK) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up
1st round: Maia Lumsden – Claudia WIKTORIN (USA) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Maia Lumsden – Michaela Gordon (USA) 1:6,6:4,6:3
3rd round: Maia Lumsden – R. KINGSLEY (USA) 5:7, 2:6

Katarina Jokic (SRB) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner
1st round: Katarina Jokic – U. ARCONADA (USA) 7:6, 6:0
2nd round: Katarina Jokic – Kelly CHEN (USA) 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Katarina Jokic – Dalma GALFI (HUN) 1:6, 0:6

Claire Liu (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Katherine SEBOV (CAN) 7:5, 6:2
2nd round: Claire Liu – Marketa VONDROUSOVA (CZE)
3rd round: Claire Liu – E. LEVASHOVA (RUS) 1:6,6:0,2:6

Ingrid Neel (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: Ingrid Neel – Lucie WARGNIER (FRA) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Ingrid Neel – G. MINNEN (Bel) 6:4, 6:3
3rd round: Ingrid Neel – C. BELLIS (USA) 2:6, 5:7

Seone Mendez (Aus) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Seone Mendez – V.MIROSHNICHENKO (RUS) 6:3, 6:1
1st round: Seone Mendez – Caroline DOLEHIDE (USA) 4:6, 2:6

Michaela Gordon (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Michaela Gordon – S. SAMIR (EGY) 4:6, 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Michaela Gordon – Maia Lumsden (UK) 6:1,4:6,3:6

Gabriella Taylor (UK) – 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: Gabriella Taylor – Destanee AIAVA (AUS) 4:6,6:4,2:6

Anastasia Mikheeva (UK) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Dalma GALFI (HUN) 2:6,1:6


Boys:

BOYS UNDER 12

Viktor Jovic (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 semifinalist
1st round: Viktor Jovic – Huag Haoyuan (Chn) 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: Viktor Jovic – Maximilian Bonte (Fra) 6:2, 6:4
3rd round: Viktor Jovic – Jungwon Park (Kor) 3:6, 2:6

Lovro Suevich (CRO) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Lovro Suevich – Jiri Krouzek (CZE) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Lovro Suevich – Alexander Gaponenko (Isr) 2:6,7:6,2:6

Michael Francis Eala (PHI) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Michael Eala – Zane Khan (USA) 1:6, 0:6

Patrick Brady (THA) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner
1st round: Patrick Brady – Pedro Dias (BRA) 2:6, 3:6

Milan Macura (SRB) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Milan Macura – Lucas Batista (BRA) 2:6,6:2,2:6

Mikolaj Lorens (POL) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Mikolaj Lorens – Dongju Kim 7:5, 0:6, 4:6

Ante Cikojevic (GER) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up
1st round: Ante Cikojevic – Alvaro Guillen-Meza (ECU) 1:6, 1:6


BOYS UNDER 14

Karlo Suevich (USA) – 15th Smrikv Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Karlo Suevich – Fernandez Ricardo (MEX) 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Karlo Suevich – Trey Hilderbrand (USA) 0:6, 0:6

Matic Podlipnik (SLO) – 15th Smrikv Bowl 2010
1st round: Matic Podlipnik – Sebastian Rodriguez (PER) 7:5, 6:2
2nd round: Matic Podlipnik – Jaycer Calleros (USA) 0:6, 1:6

Lancelot Carnello (SWE) – 15th Smrikv Bowl 2010
1st round: Lancelot Carnello – William Woodall (USA) 0:6, 1.6


BOYS UNDER 16

Amaury de Beer – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Amaury de Beer – Armando Lobo (BRA) 1:6, 3:6

Andrej Jokic – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Andrej Jokic – Vasil Kirkov (USA) 0:6, 5:7


BOYS UNDER 18

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Vitalii HCHERBA (UKR) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Casper RUUD (NOR) 6:7,6:4,6:4
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – C. ENOLLY (FRA) 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Reilly OPELKA (USA) 6:7, 0:6

William Blumberg (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2008
1st round: William Blumberg – Victor LI (HKG) 6:2, 6:1
2nd round: William Blumberg – Jack VAN SLYKE (CAN) 6:1, 6:1
3rd round: William Blumberg – S. HONG (KOR) 6:3,5:7,1:6

Tommy Paul (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tommy Paul – Eero VASA (FIN) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Tommy Paul – Sami KIRBERG (USA) 6:2, 6:4
3rd round: Tommy Paul – M. MMOH (USA) 6:7,6:4,5:7

Yshai Oliel (SRB) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Yshai Oliel – David MITCHELL (USA) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – C OH (Kor) 2:6, 6:3, 6:2

Lloyd Harris (RSA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Lloyd Harris – Vit KOPRIVA (CZE) 3:6, 2:6

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.


30/11/14

Chair and Lines Umpires Educational Course was held this week end at Smrikve by Croatian Tennis Umpires Registry Members: Mila Knežević and Mladen Tomšić

Over the last weekend we organized in Smrikve the Chair and Lines Umpire Course mainly for Smrikva Bowl Staff Members…

Croatian Tennis Umpires Registry Members Mila Knezevic and Mladen Tomsic run the Course…

There were 12 Smrikva Bowl Staff Members from Pula and 3 external guests who attended the course from Opatija and Zagreb…

Mila Knezevic and Mladen Tomsic have both very long on-court Umpire experience… and they both have long experience in training Chair and Lines Umpires in Croatia…

This was an opportunity for Smrikva Bowl Staff Members to update their knowledge and learn more from the long experience of Mila and Mladen…

The key objective was to go through the rules and procedures that are important to assure high quality match conditions on the court…

The gathering started on Friday… 28th of November… and that first day was dedicated to ITF Rules of Tennis…

We went through all the rules… one by one… and through a large number of case studies…

I am pleased to recall the examined Rules by using few course pictures just for the first day table of contents of the gathering:

Rule 1: The Court
Rule 2: Permanent Fixture
Rule 3: The Ball
Rule 4: The Racket
Rule 5: Score in a Game
Rule 6: Score in a Set
Rule 7: Score in a Match
Rule 8: Server & Receiver
Rule 9: Choice of Ends & Service
Rule 10: Change of Ends

Rule 11: Ball in Play
Rule 12: Ball touches a Line
Rule 13: Ball Touches a Permanent Fixture
Rule 14: Order of Service
Rule 15: Order of Receiving in Doubles
Rule 16: The Service
Rule 17: Serving
Rule 18: Foot Fault
Rule 19: Service Fault
Rule 20: Second Service

Rule 21: When to Serve & Receive
Rule 22: The Let During a Service
Rule 23: The Let
Rule 24: Player Loses Point
Rule 25: A Good Return
Rule 26: Hinderance
Rule 27: Correcting Errors
Rule 28: Role of Court Officials
Rule 29: Continuous Play
Rule 30: Coaching
Rule 31: Player Analysis Technology

We’ve also gone through the wheelchair tennis Rules and various appendixes: Appendix I: The Ball, Classification of Court Surface Pace; Appendix II: The Racket; Appendix III: Player Analysis Technology; Appendix IV: Advertising; Appendix V: Alternative Procedures and Scoring Methods; Appendix VI: Role of Court Officials; Appendix VII: 10 and under tennis competition; Appendix VIII: Plan of the Court…

The second day had more focus on Procedures (question of tennis law vs. question of tennis facts)… the Role of Court Officials (Referee, Chair Umpire, Line Umpire)… many practical cases were analyzed… and many real cases managed by Mila and Mladen were discussed…

During the Course both teachers were giving focus on analyzing situations, answering questions, asking questions… and making clear that we understand well the material received before the Course…

… and the third day… Sunday… was the exam day…

… and I am pleased to share that 12 members of the Staff successfully completed the Course…

It was a nice experience…and is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to learn something new…

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.


18/11/14

Last week end the 16th 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 16th 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 in collaboration with Il TENIS ITALIANO Magazine and sponsored by UISP (Unione Italiana Sport per tutti) and GPTCA (Global Professional Tennis Coach Association)…

GPTCA is a quite a new fast growing tennis association of Profesional Coaches – certified by ATP – and chaired by Alberto CASTELLANI… Alberto CASTELLANI was also this year the main facilitator of the event because as last year also this year the Symposium was combined with GPTCA Certification Course…

After the welcome word of the Symposium president Mr. Massimo Rossi over the week end many speakers shared their experience with the group: Alberto CASTELLANI, Dragos Madalin LUSCAN, Alessandra PARRONI, Eduardo Luis SILVA, Fulvio CONSOLI, Patricio REMONDEGUI, Manuela BENZI, Stefano TAMORRI, Guglielmo SORCI, Fabrizio CALDARONE, Rainer SHUETTLER, Gorio MANDOZZI, Renato PALMA, Tiziano GAMBA

The main theme was “The Personal Coaching from competition of our tennis schools to high level: the steps that tennis school have to observe”… overall the mental part had a big impact on this year event…

The first topic presented was named “Creativity and fantasy as basis elements of motivation: difference between creative and non-creative trainings”… and was presented by Alberto CASTELLANI

As per tradition, Alberto was extraordinary to present the topic… no words were required to be creative ;)… Alberto used the music support and it is something we do for years at “La Bottega” di Smrikve… and his lessons remind me our tennis talents who join as at Smrikve for specific fine tuning weeks… it was a nice lesson…

The following topic was presented by Dragos Madalin LUSCAN… I had pleasure to meet him last year in relation with TRX opportunities… and also this time the topic shared was very interesting…

The title of the topic was “Healthy and myofascial release”… and the most interesting part was that most of the exercises you can simple do with a tennis ball…

After Dragos it was the first lesson related with Mental Training and was held by Alessandra PARRONI… the title was “Mindfulness, flow state and excellent performance: which correlation?”… Alessandra is part of Alberto Castellani’s staff and her lesson was a valuable introduction to all the other speakers who dedicated time to similar subject during symposium…

THe following topic was presented by Eduardo Luis SILVA… on PTR Annual forum at Vavassori Academy in September I had the opportunity to learn about his pilot project… and this time I learned a bit more… the title of the lesson was: “Tennis Program for blinds, Italy.”…

Very emotional presentation… and very interesting… giving importance to what also top tennis players have to give importance… developing sensations… and using sounds and other elements which help to reach the excellence… it was very interesting learning story…

After Eduardo… also Fulvio CONSOLI was invited to share his tennis teaching experience… with people having other difficulties…

Patricio REMONDEGUI followed with his presentation and he made some court exercises with the group of students… it was a real pleasure to watch at work the coach who 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…

The title of the topic presented by Patricio was: “Professional coaching: fantasy and creativity as basis of trainings for high level players”…

At the end of the first day there was another lesson dedicated to mental part… dedicated to Motor Imagery… the exact title presented was: “Anatomical bases of Motor Imagery and research of praxic Tennis shot: maximum efficacy with minimum effort.”…

There were four speakers: Guiglielmo SORCI… and he started with presenting the lesson…

… continued by… Manuela BENZI and Stefano TAMORRI

it was very interesting to see what science has to say about it… and at the end Alberto CASTELLANI made practice part on the court…

The second day started with Fabrizio CALDARONE…. title of his lesson was: “Life on tour-views on Tennis industry & player management”…

I had pleasure to listen Fabrizio in the past… and it was another interesting presentation…

Last year Toni NADAL shared his coaching experience… and this year it was Rainer SHUETTLER who shared his playing and coaching experience…. Rainer was #4 ATP player in the World… and currently is dedicating his time to coaching… and the presented case was dedicated to his student Bernakis…

Rainer did not only shared his experience… but he also played tennis… and performed some exercises run by Alberto Castellani… the title of his lessons were: “My professional coaching” and “Training and my job with R. Berankis, Junior World Champion and rising tennis star.”…

Last year uncle Tony NADAL… used few words to describe Rafa… and he used two words humble and simple… and this year Alberto Castellani used similar words to describe Rainer: humble and hard working

It was very nice life and growing story Rainer shared about his relation with his coach…

After Rainer… a big surprise was Gorio MANDOZZI

Gorio showed great knowledge of anathomy and body in general… title of his lesson was: “Bio-mechanics evolution to excel in sport performance”…

but his knowledge is broad and touch various fields… Osteopathic Tecniques, Physiotherapy, Posturology, Kinesiology, Matabolic Food… and he simply showed the excellence that can be reached by a Physiotherapeut if he loves and dedicate with passion to this subject…

The last two lessons were dedicated to Mental part again…

The first one was held by Renato PALMA with title… “The easy happiness”…

The second one, and the last one of this year symposiium, was held by Tiziano GAMBA with title… “Interventions on emotional interferences which interpose with an excellent performance”…

It was another Symposium “good year”… :)

Alberto CASTELLANI, a part of being a coach, is a great fun of culture, art and history thus his presentation are usually coloured with deep notes related with culture that I always enjoy…

… and he is, among other, the President of the ATP Global Professional Tennis Coach Association… and GPTCA can count on huge network of coaches around the World therfore the subjects elected to be shared are always of interest…

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.


12/11/14

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update November 2014)

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

TOP 100 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA (Nov 2014)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 51 WTA (Jun 2014)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA (Nov 2014)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)

TOP 100 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #36 ATP (Aug 2014)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #89 ATP (Nov 2014)

As of 12th of November 2014 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 25 players TOP 700 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #32 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 62 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #84 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #85 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #177 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #239 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #266 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #295 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #339 WTA
Katie BOULTER, 2006 player, – #371 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #435 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #449 on WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #453 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #468 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #487 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS, 2006 quarterfinalist – #519 WTA
Eleanor DEAN, 2006 winner, – #534 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #542 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #560 WTA
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #574 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #585 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #644 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #667 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl player – #697 WTA
Victoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #699 WTA

• 13 players TOP 700 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #39 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #89 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #301 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #344 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 371 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #374 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #412 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #426 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #449 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #501 ATP
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #535 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #620 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semifinalist – #644 ATP

• 1 player TOP 50 ATP doubles

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #25 ATP

• 5 boys and 12 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

- #38 Andre BIRO
- #39 Nino SERDARUSIC
- #61 Lloyd George Muirhead HARRIS
- #77 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #91 William BLUMBERG

GIRLS:

- #15 Ivana JOROVIC – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up, Junior ROLAND GARROS 2014 runner up
- #17 Olga FRIDMAN
- #27 Katie BOULTER – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 doubles runner up
- #33 Seone MENDEZ
- #36 Viktoria KUZMOVA
- #40 Katie SWAN
- #53 Gabriella TAYLOR
- #62 Michaela GORDON
- #65 Maia LUMSDEN
- #69 Nina POTOCNIK
- #74 Katarina JOKIC
- #98 Jana FETT – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014 runner up

1 gril is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga FRIDMAN #8)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Yshai OLIEL #4, Nicola KUHN #5, Lucie KANKOVA #5, Olga DANILOVIC #8)

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

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #*95 on WTA list* in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #*356 on WTA list* in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*239 on WTA list*. Tereza’s best ranking was # 151 on WTA list in April 2013.

Adelchi VIRGILI, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Italy, is currently ranked #*620 on ATP list*.


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

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #25 on ATP double ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #*535 on ATP ranking list*.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #*177 on WTA list*. Petra’s best raning is #*42 on WTA list* as of June 2012.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #782 on ATP ranking list, best ranking #*170 on ATP list* (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*644 on ATP list*.
Ivan SABANOV, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Croatia, is currently ranked #*963 on ATP list*.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #*301* on ATP list*.
Robin KERN, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Germany, is currently ranked #*449* on ATP list*.
Luca MARGAROLI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Switzerland, is currently ranked #*909* on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #468 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #62 on WTA list.
Ema BURGIC – 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #574 on WTA list.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #*39 on ATP ranking list*.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #1282 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1692 on ATP ranking list.
Nik RAZBORSEK, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Slovenia, is ranked #792 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #62 on WTA list*.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #487 on WTA list.
Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from Italy, is ranked #585 on WTA list.
Manisha FOSTER, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 player, from UK, is ranked #644 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #412 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #501 on ATP ranking list.
Nerman FATIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #830 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Angelica MORATELLI, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Italy, is ranked #994 on WTA ranking list.
Tjasa SRIMPF, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from Sovenia, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Francesca PALMIGIANO, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 quarterfinalist, from Italy, is ranked #807 on WTA ranking list.
Anita HUSARIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #707 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1514 on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is not ranked on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #426 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked 344 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #371 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #374 on ATP list.
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #89 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #1373 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1065 on ATP ranking list.
Nino SERDARUSIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1429 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #295 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #435 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #*85 on WTA list*.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #339 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #560 on WTA list.
Vladica BABIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 quarterfinalist, from Montenegro, is not ranked on WTA ranking list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #453 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #371 on ATP list.
Filip KRALJEVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1248 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #1549 on ATP list.
Gabriele MOGHINI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #323 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #534 on WTA list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #714 on WTA list.
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #519 on WTA list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #32 on WTA list
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is not ranked on WTA list.
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #542 on WTA list

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #896 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #209 on ITF ranking list.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #184 on ITF ranking list and is ranked #1605 on ATP list.
Gonzalo MORELL RASCHIATORE, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #243 on ITF ranking list.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #725 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked # 84 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #69 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #449 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is not ranked on ITF ranking list
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #145 on ITF ranking list
Anastasia MIKHEEVA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from UK, is ranked #129 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1178 on ATP ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1122 on ATP ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #1748 on ITF ranking list.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #1030 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #623 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #740 on WTA ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #65 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #699 on WTA ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #667 on WTA ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #263 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #754 on WTA ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1209 on WTA ranking list.
Petra GRANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #1073 on WTA ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #91 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #250 on ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS 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
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #298 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is not ranked in under 16 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #77 on ITF ranking list.
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #155 on ITF ranking list.
Max STEWART, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from UK, is ranked #384 on ITF ranking list.
Patrik RIKL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Czech Republic, is ranked #251 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo DIVKOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Croatia, is ranked #972 on ITF ranking list.
Andrej JOKIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #358 in under 16 european ranking.
Anthony POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #32 in under 14 european ranking.
Alex *DE MINAUR*14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Australia, is ranked #145 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #40 on ITF ranking list.
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #635 on ITF ranking list.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #474 on ITF ranking list.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #857 on ITF ranking list.
Lucie KANKOVA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Czech Republic, is ranked #354 on ITF ranking list.
Sina ZUGER, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Switzerland, is ranked #1024 on ITF ranking list.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #164 on ITF ranking list.
Alessia WELTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Switzerland, is ranked #510 on ITF ranking list.
Wiktoria KULIK, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Poland, is ranked #323 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1123 on ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #697 on WTA ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #1649 on ITF ranking list.


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, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #909 on ITF ranking list.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #13 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #308 on ITF ranking list.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #242 in under 14 european ranking.
Matic PODLIPNIK, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player, is ranked #193 in under 14 european ranking.
Tomas MACHAC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #20 in under 14 european ranking.
Filippo MORONI, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, is ranked #162 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVICJOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #635 on ITF ranking list.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #214 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #150 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #643 on ITF ranking list.
Andja KARANUSIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #813 on ITF ranking list.
Dalila SAID, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Egypt, is ranked #143 on ITF ranking list.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #694 on ITF ranking list.
Ania HERTEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #1415 on ITF ranking list.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist, from Belgium, is ranked #15 in under 14 european ranking.
Emma ZAKORDONIEC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Poland, is ranked #678 on ITF ranking list.
Marija ELENOVA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Macedonia, is ranked #1888 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #137 on ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


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
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #94 in under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #68 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is not ranked on under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is ranked #289 in under 14 european ranking.
Sergiu MANCIOC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, from Romania, is ranked #155 in under 14 european ranking.
Marco FURLANETTO, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Italy, is ranked #153 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #8 in under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #655 in under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is ranked #414 in under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Andjela SKROBONJA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 player, from Serbia, is ranked #89 in under 14 european ranking.


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
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

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
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Carlos ALVAREZ GARFIA, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Daniel RINCON YAGUE, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kyle BILCHEV, 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 runner up, from UK, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Kornelia HUNCAK, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Selin Lidya SEPKEN, ranked 3rd on 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from UK-Thailand, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ante CIKOJEVIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Germani, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Enrico BALDISSERRI, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Danil SOBOLIEV, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Ukraine, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 winner, from Serbia – Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Aliona FALEI, 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up, from Belarus, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emma VALLETTA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Italy, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, ranked 3rd on 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014, from Czech Republic, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

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04/11/14

Charlotte Owensby, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 quarterfinalist, won 17th annual "Little Mo" Nationals 2014 played in Austin - Texas

Charlotte Owensby confirmed with her fifth straight “Little Mo” Nationals title to be one of the most talented US players in her age group… and probably one of the top World players in her age group…

I just learned from Carol Weyman, “Little Mo” Tournament Director, that they just completed the 17th annual “Little Mo” Nationals in Austin, Texas.

Charlotte Owensby won a record 5th straight Nationals title. She won the 8’s as a 7 year old and then won 8’s the next year, 9’s, 10’s and now 11’s. Amazing feat! I learned Charlotte was actually never challenged until her final match against her biggest rival Bridget Stammel. They played each other for the last three finals… and this time they split sets but in end Charlotte did great in momentum management of the match.

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03/11/14

Borna Coric, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, wins ATP "Star of Tomorrow" award

17 years old Borna Coric, who beat former world number one Rafael Nadal last month at the Swiss Indoors, won the ATP ‘Star of Tomorrow’ award…

Borna is currently ranked # 92 ATP and is the youngest Top 100 ATP player. Previous winners include Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marat Safin and Patrick Rafter…

“It is an unbelievable feeling to win this award. Just looking at the list of previous winners is enough to realise how big it is” – Coric said.

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02/11/14

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist, is the winner of GRAN CANARIA YELLOW BOWL 2014 - category 3 ETA under 14 tournament

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, is the winner of GRAN CANARIA YELLOW BOWL 2014 – category 3 ETA under 14 tournament

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinalist
1st round: N.Alvarez Varona – Oscar WEIGHTMAN (Gbr) 6:2, 6:4
2nd round: N.Alvarez Varona – M.A.HASENKOPF (Ger) 7:5, 6:0
Quarterfinals: N.Alvarez Varona – Tom ZEUCH (Ger) 6:4, 6:2
Semifinals: N.Alvarez Varona – Christian LERBY (Ned) 6.2, 6:0
Finals: N.Alvarez Varona – William GRANT (Usa) 7:5, 6:0

The other Smrikva Bowl player I recognized in the boys under 14 draw is: Lancelot CARNELLO (1st round),

In the under 12 age group – boys: Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (semifinals); and girls: Daniela ALVAREZ MENDOZA (1st round).

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01/11/14

Olga DANILOVIC (u14), 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, is the winner of Davos Junior Trophy 2014, while Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, reached the semifinals

Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, won the under 14 age group category 2 tournament played in Switzerland – Davos Junior Trophy… while Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, reached the semifinals.

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga DANILOVIC- Liv DROLSHAMMER (Sui) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Olga DANILOVIC- Giulia MORLET (Fra) 6:1, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Olga DANILOVIC- Azaliya BADEGYEVA (Rus) 6:1, 6:4
Semifinals: Olga DANILOVIC- Mariam DALAKISHVILI (Geo) 6:1, 6:1
Finals: Olga DANILOVIC – Sabrina AVILYCHEVA (Rus) 6:2, 6:3

Another Smrikva Bowl player I recognized in the girls Draw is: Nina GEISSLER (1st round).

Mihailo POPOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Alex HAAGMANS (Sui) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Gauthier ONCLIN (Bel) 4:6, 6:4, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Mihailo POPOVIC – Baptiste ANSELMO (Fra) 7:5, 7:6
Semifinals: M.POPOVIC- H.Von Der SCHULENBURG (Sui) 6:7, 1:6

The other Smrikva Bowl players recognized in the boys Draw are: Mattia BELLUCCI (2nd round), Yannik STEINEGGER (2nd round), Nico HORNITSCHEK (1st round).

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