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4/21/2021 General
CITY OF DELRAY BEACH

CITY OF DELRAY BEACH CARRIES ON TRADITION OF HOSTING ELITE JUNIOR TENNIS
“Most Fun Small Town” welcomes international junior tennis players to historical courts

Delray Beach, FL, April 21, 2021 — This weekend kicks off nine days of international junior tennis in Delray Beach, Florida with 64 players competing for the title at the Delray Beach ITF. Owned and operated by the organization that produces the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ATP event, the Delray Beach ITF hosted by the City of Delray Beach is a stepping stone for elite juniors in the Boys and Girls 18’s divisions, singles and doubles. The April 22 – 30 event will be played at Host Site, Delray Swim & Tennis Club

, previous home to USTA National Championship events, Sunshine Cup and the inaugural Miami Open (then called Lipton International Players Championships).

Top seed on the boys’ side is Aidan Kim (Chantilly, Virginia), #68 in the ITF world junior rankings. Behind Kim is the 95th ranked junior, and Bolivian #2 seed, Juan Carlos Prado Angelo. The United States is well represented in the event, with 7 other seeded players in addition to Kim. The girls’ field is led by top seeded Nevena Carton (Locust, Virginia), and includes American #2 seed Katja Wiersholm. The impressive boys’ and girls’ fields include players from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Italy, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Venezuela and more, plus other top-ranked American juniors. 



The event schedule includes of pre-qualifying event Thursday and Friday with the two finalists in the boys and girls event earning a wildcard into the qualifying event Saturday and Sunday. Main draws will be made Sunday, including singles and doubles. Singles draws are 32 players, doubles fields are 16 teams. All draws and schedules will be available at:
https://www.itftennis.com/en/tournament/j4-delray-beach/usa/2021/j-g4-usa-02a-2021/draws-and-results/. Further information available at http://yellowtennisball.com/itf/.

Pre-qualifying matches get underway at 8:30am tomorrow. Qualifying matches will start on Saturday at 8:15am concluding Sunday. Main draw matches commence Monday at 8:15am. Championship matches are next
Friday, April 30.

Media interested in covering the event or scheduling player interviews should contact John Butler, 561-350-6795 or
jbutler@yellowtennisball.com.


Sponsors

-City of Delray Beach

-Vitacost.com

-Palm Beach Sports Commission

-Palm Beach County

- ITF

-USTA

-PIM Marketing

-Medicine-Recovery-Performance

-Wilson

-Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel

About The City of Delray Beach: In Southeast Palm Beach County, on the Atlantic seashore, the City of Delray Beach, known as the Village-by-the-Sea, has grown into one of Florida's most popular destinations for visitors, new families and seasonal residents. Delray Beach encompasses slightly over 16 square miles with a permanent population of nearly 65,000 and growing. The City’s charm continues to garner national awards, including three in 2017: an “All-America City” award from the National Civic League for literacy strides (the city was also recognized in 1993 and 2001), a “Playful City USA” designation for providing 24 playgrounds for residents, and the recognition of Atlantic Ave as one of the “10 Great American Shopping Streets” by USA Today. In 2012, during the nationally televised "Best of the Road" special, Delray Beach was chosen by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel as the "Most Fun Small Town" in America. In 2014, USA Today named it as one of the "Best Atlantic Beaches in Florida." For more information, please visit www.delraybeachfl.gov