Eleven-year-old wins designated championship

YourObserver - December 3, 2014

Eleven-year-old Nikki Yanez won the USTA Florida Level 5 Jaimes Tennis Girls 12s championship Nov. 22 through Nov. 24, in Pembroke Pines.

Yanez, who entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed, went 44-10 in her five matches. Yanez defeated No. 3 seed Ariel Johnson 6-2, 6-0 in the finals to win the singles championship.

With the win, Yanez captured her second Level 5 tournament championship in four months. She also won the North Florida Level 5 tournament in July, in Tallahassee.

Yanez returned to the court Nov. 26 in the Eddie Herr International Championships, at IMG Academy.
Yanez won her opening-round qualifier 6-3, 7-6(8) before falling 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.