Orange Bowl (tennis)

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Orange Bowl
Tournament information
LocationPlantation, Florida
United States
VenueFrank Veltri Tennis Centre
CategoryITF Junior Grade A (1978–current)
SurfaceGreen clay - outdoors
Draw64S / 64Q / 32D
Current champions (2023)
Singles Danil Panarin (Boys 18s)
United Kingdom Hannah Klugman (Girls 18s)
United States Dominick Modesjczuk (Boys 16s)
United States Leena Friedman (Girls 16s)
DoublesUnited States Andrew Delgado (Boys 18s)
United States Matthew Forbes
United States Tyra Grant (Girls 18s)
United States Iva Jovic

The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, known as the Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2008 to 2013 with Dunlop as the title sponsor, and renamed the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2013 onwards, is a prestigious junior tennis tournament, one of five that are rated by the ITF as 'Grade A'. Established in 1947 in Miami Beach,[1] the tournament has for years featured both boys and girls singles and doubles draws at both '18 and under' (under-19) and '16 and under' (under-17) age categories. From 1999 to 2010, the tournament had been held each December at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. Since 2011, it has been held at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Florida.[2]


Sofia Kenin won title at the 2014 Dunlop Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl Tennis Championship began at Flamingo Tennis Center, Miami Beach. This facility, still in use today, hosted the tournament until 1998, when it was moved to Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Orange Bowl was started by Eddie Herr, who wanted to bring some winter competition to South Beach for his tennis playing daughter, Suzanne.[1] The tournament soon grew in prestige and importance, being considered the initiation rite of future world tennis champions[citation needed]. Decades of tournament winners are posted on a brass plaque at the entrance to Flamingo Tennis Center.

Players who have competed at the Orange Bowl reads as a virtual who's who of modern tennis, including Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe, Boris Becker, Björn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Chris Evert, Roger Federer, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Ivan Lendl, Hana Mandlíková, Andy Roddick, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Guillermo Vilas, and Mats Wilander. As of 2017, Miami's Mary Joe Fernandez is the only player, male or female, to win in every age division of the Orange Bowl and Junior Orange Bowl tournaments: 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s. However, Miami's Lynn Epstein, won the 12s, 14s and skipped the 16s to play up winning the 18s two years in a row. Epstein is the only player, to this day, to have achieved this feat.

In 1983, during the tournament's heyday, a professional stadium was built in Flamingo Park. The Abel Holtz stadium seated 9,000 fans. During the 1990s however, Flamingo Park Tennis Center fell victim to poor maintenance.[citation needed] The standards of the Orange Bowl could not be maintained so in 1999 the tournament was moved to the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, home of today's professional tour event, the Miami Open (tennis). Since 2011, the City of Plantation has restored the Orange Bowl Tournament's allure and luster, hosting the best administered and best managed tournament in decades. [1].

Recently, there has been a tennis revival in Miami Beach. A $5.5M master plan to renovate the Flamingo tennis facility has begun. The project includes a new 5,000 sq ft (460 m2) tennis building and 17 clay hydro-courts. A large bronze plaque containing the names of all the great tennis champions who began their career playing in the tournament in Flamingo park will be restored, along with a plaque honoring local players who went on to tennis fame, such as Jerry Moss.

Since 1962, the two younger age groups ('12 and under' and '14 and under') are held at a separate site in Coral Gables. Hence today, the Junior Orange Bowl is in Coral Gables. And the Orange Bowl (under 16 and under 18) has moved in 2011 from Miami to Plantation, FL thus changing surfaces from Hard Courts to Clay, the first time since 1998 that the tournament will be on clay.[3]

Dunlop has been the tournament's title sponsor since 2008.[3][4][5] From 2013 onwards, Metropolia International Holdings became the title sponsor of the tournament.[6]

Tournament features[edit]

Players must be at least 13 years old to compete, unless competing in the 12 and unders.[7]

Past champions[8][edit]

Singles champions[edit]

Year Boys, 18 and under Girls, 18 and under Boys, 16 and under
until 1962, 15 and under
Girls, 16 and under
until 1962, 15 and under
1947 United States Lew McMasters United States Joan Johnson United States Dick Holroyd United States Joan Woodberry
1948 United States Tommy Boys Mexico Melita Ramírez United States Bobby Sierra United States Toby Greenberg
1949 United States Gil Bogley United States Elaine Lewicki Cuba Reynaldo Garrido United States Suzanne Herr
1950 United States Jacque R. Grigry United States Toby Greenberg United States Al Harum United States Meta Schroedel
1951 United States Sam Giammalva United States Karol Fageros United States Jerry Moss United States Leigh Hay
1952 United States Eddie Rubinoff United States Karol Fageros Mexico Esteban Reyes Jr. Mexico Rose Marie Reyes
1953 United States Mike Green United States Pat Shaffer United States Jimmy Skogstad United States Pat White
1954 United States Allen Quay United States Marilyn Stock United States Earl Buchholz Jr. United States Sandra Lewis
1955 United States Mike Green United States Mimi Arnold United States Earl Buchholz Jr. United States Gwyneth Thomas
1956 Brazil Carlos Fernandes United States Mary Ann Mitchell United States Ray Senkowski United States Gail DeLozier
1957 United States Chris Crawford Brazil Maria Esther Bueno United States Mike Neely United States Frances Farrar
1958 Brazil Ronnie Barnes United States Carol Hanks United States Clark Graebner United States Carol-Ann Prosen
1959 Spain José Luis Arilla United States Sandy Warshaw Puerto Rico Charlie Pasarell United States Julie Heldman
1960 United States William Lenoir United States Carol-Ann Prosen Canada Mike Belkin United States Stephanie DeFina
1961 Canada Mike Belkin United States Judy Alvarez India Shyam Minotra United States Stephanie DeFina
1962 Australia Tony Roche United States Stephanie DeFina United States Bill Harris United States Peaches Bartkowicz
1963 Brazil Thomaz Koch United States Peaches Bartkowicz United States Charles Brainard United States Vicki Holmes
1964 Mexico Marcello Lara United States Peaches Bartkowicz United States Zan Guerry United States Carol Hunter
1965 Egypt Ismail El Shafei United States Peaches Bartkowicz United States Mac Claflin United States Carol Hunter
1966 Spain Manuel Orantes United States Peaches Bartkowicz United States Charles Owens United States Linda Tuero
1967 United States Mike Estep United States Patti Hogan United States Woody Blocher JapanKazuko Sawamatsu
1968 United States Richard Stockton Mexico Patricia Montaño Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Chris Evert
1969 United States Harold Solomon United States Chris Evert United States John Whitlinger United States Laurie Fleming
1970 United States Harold Solomon United States Chris Evert United States Billy Martin United States Sandy Stap
1971 Italy Corrado Barazzutti United States Donna Ganz Sweden Björn Borg United States Jeanne Evert
1972 Sweden Björn Borg United States Donna Ganz Chile Hans Gildemeister United States Robin Tenney
1973 United States Billy Martin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec France Christophe Casa United States Zenda Liess
1974 United States Billy Martin United States Lynn Epstein United States Van Winitsky United States Zenda Liess
1975 Spain Fernando Luna United States Lynn Epstein United States Bobby Berger United States Jennifer Balent
1976 United States John McEnroe Union of South Africa Marise Kruger Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Mary Lou Piatek
1977 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Anne Smith United States Scott Davis Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
1978 Spain Gabriel Urpí United States Andrea Jaeger France Thierry Tulasne United States Michelle DePalmer
1979 Ecuador Raúl Viver United States Kathleen Horvath Sweden Mats Wilander United States Pamela Casale
1980 Sweden Joakim Nyström United States Susan Mascarin United States Michael Kures United States Barbara Bramblett
1981 Argentina Roberto Argüello United States Penny Barg Brazil Carlos Chabalgoity Italy Raffaella Reggi
1982 France Guy Forget Canada Carling Bassett Sweden Stefan Edberg Mexico Claudia Hernández
1983 Sweden Kent Carlsson United States Debbie Spence Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bruno Orešar United States Shawn Foltz
1984 United States Ricky Brown Argentina Gabriela Sabatini Austria Horst Skoff United States Mary Joe Fernandez
1985 Italy Claudio Pistolesi United States Mary Joe Fernandez France Arnaud Boetsch France Sybille Niox-Château
1986 Spain Javier Sánchez Argentina Patricia Tarabini United States Jim Courier France Alexia Dechaume
1987 United States Jim Courier Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva Netherlands Paul Dogger Argentina Florencia Labat
1988 Switzerland Marc Rosset United States Carrie Cunningham France Fabrice Santoro France Sylvie Sabas
1989 Brazil Fernando Meligeni United States Luanne Spadea Argentina Juan Garat Soviet Union Svetlana Komleva
1990 Soviet Union Andrei Medvedev Spain Pilar Pérez Spain Àlex Corretja Netherlands Petra Kamstra
1991 Argentina Marcelo Charpentier Soviet Union Elena Likhovtseva Spain Gonzalo Corrales Germany Andrea Glass
1992 United States Vincent Spadea Slovenia Barbara Mulej Germany Rene Nicklisch Italy Emanuela Sangiorgi
1993 Spain Albert Costa Spain Ángeles Montolio Argentina Mariano Zabaleta United States Stephanie Halsell
1994 Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Spain Mariam Ramón Austria Markus Hipfl France Nathalie Dechy
1995 Argentina Mariano Zabaleta Russia Anna Kournikova Italy Dario Sciortino Spain Ana Alcázar
1996 Spain Alberto Martín Spain Ana Alcázar France Julien Jeanpierre Russia Elena Dementieva
1997 Chile Nicolás Massú Slovenia Tina Pisnik Argentina Guillermo Coria Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1998 Switzerland Roger Federer Russia Elena Dementieva Spain Tommy Robredo Spain Marta Marrero
1999 United States Andy Roddick Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti Romania Raluca Ciochină
2000 Bulgaria Todor Enev Russia Vera Zvonareva Argentina Brian Dabul France Marion Bartoli
2001 Sweden Robin Söderling Russia Vera Zvonareva Romania Florin Mergea United States Whitney Deason
2002 United States Brian Baker Russia Vera Dushevina Aruba José Luis Muguruza France Charlène Vanneste
2003 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis Czech Republic Nicole Vaidišová United States Donald Young United States Alexa Glatch
2004 United States Timothy Neilly United States Jessica Kirkland Argentina Emiliano Massa Argentina Florencia Molinero
2005 Switzerland Robin Roshardt Denmark Caroline Wozniacki Spain Georgi Rumenov Payakov Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
2006 Romania Petru-Alexandru Luncanu Austria Nikola Hofmanova Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov United States Allie Will
2007 Lithuania Ričardas Berankis Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito Australia Bernard Tomic United States Lilly Kimbell
2008 India Yuki Bhambri United States Julia Boserup United States Denis Kudla United States Chanelle Van Nguyen
2009 France Gianni Mina Canada Gabriela Dabrowski United States Alexios Halebian United States Breaunna Addison
2010 United Kingdom George Morgan United States Lauren Davis France Laurent Lokoli United States Alexandra Kiick
2011 Austria Dominic Thiem Estonia Anett Kontaveit South Korea Chung Hyeon Canada Erin Routliffe
2012 Serbia Laslo Djere Croatia Ana Konjuh Russia Andrey Rublev Canada Gloria Liang
2013 United States Frances Tiafoe Russia Varvara Flink South Korea Chung Yun-seong Canada Charlotte Robillard-Millette
2014 United States Stefan Kozlov United States Sofia Kenin United States Sam Riffice Canada Bianca Andreescu
2015 Serbia Miomir Kecmanović Canada Bianca Andreescu Argentina Sebastián Báez Argentina María Lourdes Carlé
2016 Serbia Miomir Kecmanović Slovenia Kaja Juvan United States Steven Sun United States Katie Volynets
2017 France Hugo Gaston United States Whitney Osuigwe Romania Nicholas David Ionel Estonia Katriin Saar
2018 Finland Otto Virtanen United States Coco Gauff Spain Pablo Llamas Ruiz United States Madison Sieg
2019 Argentina Thiago Agustín Tirante United States Robin Montgomery Spain Daniel Rincón United States Ashlyn Krueger
2020 France Arthur Fils United States Ashlyn Krueger United States Jonah Braswell United States Valeria Ray
2021 Paraguay Adolfo Daniel Vallejo Croatia Petra Marčinko United States Quang Duong United States Kate Kim
2022 South Korea Gerard Campana Lee Japan Mayu Crossley Japan Naoya Honda United States Alexis Nguyen
2023 Danil Panarin United Kingdom Hannah Klugman United States Dominick Modesjczuk United States Leena Friedman

Doubles champions[edit]

Year Boys, 18 and under Girls, 18 and under
1993 Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Venezuela Jimy Szymanski
France Anne Pastor
Madagascar Dally Randriantefy
1994 Canada Bobby Kokavec
Canada Jocelyn Robichaud
Italy Alice Canepa
Italy Maria Paola Zavagli
1995 Venezuela Kepler Orellana
Argentina Mariano Zabaleta
Italy Giulia Casoni
Italy Maria Paola Zavagli
1996 Czech Republic Petr Kralert
Czech Republic Robin Vik
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
Czech Republic Jitka Schönfeldová
1997 United States Mirko Pehar
Croatia Lovro Zovko
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
1998 Venezuela José de Armas
Croatia Lovro Zovko
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
1999 France Julien Benneteau
France Nicolas Mahut
Japan Maki Arai
United States Bethanie Mattek
2000 Mexico Bruno Echagaray
Mexico Santiago González
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Hungary Anikó Kapros
2001 Germany Philipp Petzschner
Germany Simon Stadler
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
2002 United States Scott Oudsema
United States Phillip Simmonds
Belarus Darya Kustova
Belarus Anastasia Yakimova
2003 El Salvador Rafael Arévalo
El Salvador Jaime Cuéllar
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Russia Ekaterina Kosminskaya
2004 Venezuela Piero Luisi
Venezuela David Navarrete
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Romania Monica Niculescu
2005 Argentina Emiliano Massa
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
United States Jennifer-Lee Heinser
United States Elizabeth Plotkin
2006 Russia Danila Arsenov
Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Poland Urszula Radwańska
2007 Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Mallory Cecil
United States Melanie Oudin
2008 United States Devin Britton
United States Jarmere Jenkins
United States Lauren Embree
United States Asia Muhammad
2009 Russia Mikhail Biryukov
Russia Alexander Rumyantsev
Belarus Anna Orlik
Russia Valeria Solovieva
2010 Belgium Julien Cagnina
Belgium Jeroen Vanneste
United States Lauren Herring
United States Madison Keys
2011 United Kingdom Liam Broady
United Kingdom Joshua Ward-Hibbert
Russia Victoria Kan
Ukraine Ganna Poznikhirenko
2012 Chile Christian Garín
Chile Nicolás Jarry
United States Gabrielle Andrews
United States Taylor Townsend
2013 Italy Filippo Baldi
Austria Lucas Miedler
Australia Naiktha Bains
United States Tornado Alicia Black
2014 United States Stefan Kozlov
United States Michael Mmoh
United States Catherine Bellis
Czech Republic Markéta Vondroušová
2015 Japan Yuta Shimizu
Japan Yunosuke Tanaka
India Pranjala Yadlapalli
Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek
2016 Japan Toru Horie
Japan Yuta Shimizu
Serbia Olga Danilović
Russia Anastasia Potapova
2017 Czech Republic Tomáš Macháč
Czech Republic Ondřej Štyler
Chinese Taipei Joanna Garland
Japan Naho Sato
2018 Uzbekistan Sergey Fomin
Belgium Gauthier Onclin
Hungary Adrienn Nagy
South Korea Park So-hyun
2019 Poland Mikolaj Lorens
Japan Shunsuke Mitsui
Philippines Alexandra Eala
Belarus Evialina Laskevich
2020 Hungary Peter Fajta
Hungary Zsombor Velcz
United States Reese Brantmeier
United States Kimmi Hance
2021 Lithuania Edas Butvilas
Jordan Abedallah Shelbayh
Croatia Petra Marčinko
Russia Diana Shnaider
2022 Bulgaria Adriano Dzhenev
Bulgaria Iliyan Radulov
United States Tyra Grant
United States Iva Jovic
2023 United States Andrew Delgado
United States Matthew Forbes
United States Tyra Grant (2)
United States Iva Jovic (2)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b USTA. "Dunlop Orange Bowl History". Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  2. ^ "USTA: Find a Tennis Tournament & Play Tennis Near You".
  3. ^ a b "USTA: Find a Tennis Tournament & Play Tennis Near You".
  4. ^ USTA. "Dunlop Orange Bowl Int'l Tennis Championships, 2008 homepage". Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  5. ^ College and Junior "2007 ORANGE BOWL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS". Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  6. ^
  7. ^ USTA. "Dunlop Orange Bowl Tournament Information" (PDF). Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  8. ^ USTA. "Yearbook Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships". Retrieved 15 February 2011.

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