Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Evan King Advances with Quick US Open Win

A year of college has just reinforced the talent of University of Michigan’s Evan King, who gave quite an impressive performance at the U.S. Open Junior Championships.

King, a sophomore from Chicago, has been a huge asset to the Wolverines.  He took home the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award in April after a stellar first season.  The 18 year old is still eligible to play as a junior according to International Tennis Federation (ITF) rules and he’s taken advantage of the opportunity by entering the U.S. Open Junior Championships boys’ singles event.  (This is actually the fourth year King has played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, though the first year he didn’t make it past the Qualifying event.)

There was no doubt on Tuesday that Evan King’s game has gone to the next level.  In a remarkable 37 minutes, he shut out Croatia’s Mate Delic, 6-0,6-0. Next up for the Wolverine will be fellow American Dennis Kudla, in a match to be played on Thursday.

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