Aug. 1, 2004
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Aug. 1, 2004
August 2004

Odesnik, Vegosen Earn Top Seeds

Wayne Odesnik returns as the number one seed in Boys 18 singles. Odesnik, of Weston FL, was the top seed in 2003, but lost in the fourth round to 2001 Boys 16 champion James Wan. Odesnik has been playing ITF Futures events around the world and is currently ranked 483 on the ATP entry ranking list.

The second seed is Brendan Evans, of Key Biscayne FL, who turned professional shortly after his last visit to Kalamazoo in 2001. Evans was a singles semifinalist at this year?s Italian and French Junior Opens and was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon, where he and Portage?s Scott Oudsema won the Junior doubles title. Oudsema is seeded fourth at this year?s Nationals.

Another favorite for the 18 singles title and the US Open maindraw wildcard that goes with it is Scoville Jenkins of Atlanta GA, who received the third seed. Jenkins was a semifinalist at this year?s Wimbledon Junior event and has won two Grade One ITF junior tournaments.

Phillip Simmonds, Mykyta Kryvonos, Donald Young and Daniel Yoo round out the top eight. For a list of the rest of the 32 seeds in Boys 18s singles, click here.

Spencer Vegosen of Chicago IL, fresh from his recent win at the USTA National Clay Courts, is the top seed in the 16s division. The second seed is San Antonio resident Jamie Hunt, the Winter Nationals champion. He will be seeking revenge for his loss to Vegosen last year in the fourth round at Kalamazoo. Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks CA, a finalist at the Clays, is seeded third and Alexander Clayton of Fort Lauderdale is the fourth seed. The fifth through eighth seeds are Dylan Arnould, Jean Yves Aubone, Justin Kronauge and Shan Sondu. Click here for the remaining seeds in Boys 16s.

Source: Colette Lewis (Tournament Office)