News & Features

Tournament Preview
Krueger, Stewart Headline Kalamazoo's 70th Year
Share:   

Seventy years of competition produces a long list of champions, with Kalamazoo's honor roll including such grand slam winners as Rod Laver, Stan Smith, Jimmy Connors and Michael Chang. Two Mitches hope to join them this year, with 18s top seed Krueger and 16s top seed Stewart heading their divisions when the 70th edition of the USTA National Boys 18 and 16 Championships begins today at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University.

Top 18s seed Mitchell Krueger
© Paul Ballard
Krueger, an 18-year-old from Texas, reached the semifinals of both the French Junior Championships and the Wimbledon Junior Championships this summer, results that contributed to his recent decision to sign a professional contract rather than attend Texas A&M. Krueger arrives in Kalamazoo at No. 5 in the International Tennis Federation's world rankings and No. 3 in the USTA's rankings, hopeful of securing the US Open main draw wild card that goes to the 18s champion.

Incoming Duke freshman Michael Redlicki, the No. 2 seed, will be looking to join the short list of players who have won Kalamazoo twice. The 2010 16s champion has played only Futures tournaments this year, reaching the semifinals at that level once and the quarterfinals twice, all on clay courts.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
TENNIS WAREHOUSE
PLAYER SEARCH
 
 
 
IMG ACADEMIES
MEMBER LOGIN
 
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now for Free!
 
 
LEADER BOARD

  Class of 2018 - Girls
1st C. Liu
2nd E. Douglas
3rd R. Lim
4th M. Mateas
5th H. Lairmore
6th C. Hand
7th N. Dimovska
8th E. Decoste
9th I. Boulais
10th G. Joyce

   Complete List