Jared Hiltzik Advances
Jared Hiltzik, the sixth seed in boys 18s from Wilmette, Ill., had a tough second set, but ended up with a 6-1, 7-6(5) win over ninth-seeded Spencer Papa, Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday when Papa was assessed a point penalty for racquet abuse. Hiltzik was leading, 6-5, in the tiebreak when Papa missed a passing shot, then tossed his racquet, which went over the net. The point penalty gave Hiltzik the win. “It is what it is,” Hiltzik said. “He was calm the entire match and then that one outburst. The ref said he can’t help it. He had to call it.” In the first set, “I really came out with a game plan and was playing really, really well,” Hiltzik said. “I was loose. Then in the second set, I fell back to some old habits and thought too much about the match. He started making more shots, but that was because of how my game decreased.” Hiltzik wasn’t happy with his second set, so immediately following the match, he was out on the empty Court 11 hitting with his coach.
Source: USTA Nationals Staff