Serbia's Kecmanovic wins second straight Orange Bowl
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic won the Metropolia Orange Bowl Boys' 18s singles title for the second consecutive year Sunday, beating China's Yibing Wu 6-3, 6-1 on green clay at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center.
The 17-year-old Kecmanovic will finish the year as the world's No. 1-ranked junior. He's the third player in the Orange Bowl's 70-year history to win consecutive Boys' 18s singles titles, joining Billy Martin (1973-74) and Harold Solomon (1969-70).
Kecmanovic also joins Dominic Thiem (2011) and Andy Roddick (1999) as the only players to win the Boys' 18s singles titles at both the Eddie Herr in Bradenton and Orange Bowl in the same year, dating to 1993 in the tournaments played in consecutive weeks.
Sixteen-year old Kaja Juvan of Slovenia won the Orange Bowl Girls' 18s singles title. She beat top-ranked Anastasia Potapova of Russia 6-1, 6-4.