Max Mendelsohn (pictured right), is currently the highest ranked Arkansas junior boy in the National and Southern Section of the USTA. Mendelsohn reached as high as #4 in the Southern rankings in the Boy's 14s division and #2 in the National rankings. Mendelsohn was a finalist in the USTA Boy's 14 Championships with a semifinal win over the #3 ranked player, semifinalist in the National Clay Court Championships, semifinalist in the Southern Junior Closed Championships, and considered a Blue-Chip College recruit. He is also the 1st two-time winner of this award.
Tatum Brooke Rice of Hot Springs is currently the highest ranked Arkansas junior girl in the National and Southern Section of the USTA. Rice reached #6 in the Southern rankings in the Girl's 14s division and #52 in the USTA National rankings. Rice was a singles semifinalist & doubles winner in the Southern Junior Closed Championships and a singles quarterfinalist & doubles winner of the USTA National Open Championships.
Article Submitted by: Chuck Cavin, Pinnacle Tennis Academy