Dallas, Texas…Haley Martin (#1 seed) from Tulsa, Oklahoma won the 36th annual Maureen Connolly Brinker Girls’ 14 National Championships at T-Bar-M Racquet Club in Dallas, Texas. She defeated Sachia Vickery from Miramar, Florida 6-4, 6-3. The event was held from Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25.
Nicole Long (Plano,TX) defeated Madeleine Murray (Denton,TX) for Third Place and Fourth Place 6-1,6-3. Tina Jiang (Somerset, NJ) defeated Mimi Fotopoulos (Prairie Village, KS) for Fifth and Sixth Place 6-3, 6-1 In the Consolation Final, Mackenzie Knoop (Albuquerque, NM) defeated Lauren May (Niceville, FL) due withdrawal. The Sportsmanship Award was presented to Madeleine Murray (Denton,TX).
Invitations were sent to the top players who are 14 & under from each section of the USTA. This singles-only event is sanctioned by the USTA and is on the National Junior Tennis Schedule.
Cindy Brinker, daughter of Maureen Connolly Brinker, presented the trophies to the winner and runner-up along with Carol Weyman, Executive Vice-President of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation.
This is one of the many events the MCB Tennis Foundation organizes to promote junior tennis development. Maureen Connolly was the first woman to win the Grand Slam at 18 years of age in 1953. She is still the youngest and only American woman to win the Grand Slam.