Eleven-year old Nikki Yanez captured her first United States Tennis Association Girls18
singles title at the Temple Terrace Junior Summer Bash Level 7 tournament June 27 through June 29.
Yanez defeated Alexis Marshall, who was the top-ranked player in the tournament, 6-2,
6-1 in the quarterfinals. She then went on to defeat Lenah Monosky 6-1,6-1 in the semifinals before topping Alara Hollyfield 6-1, 6-1 in the finals.
With the win, Yanez became the No.1 ranked player in Florida for the Class of 2022 and
the No. 2 ranked player in the nation for her age group.
Following her win, Yanez competed in the Summer Hummer Level 6 tournament July 4 through July 6, in Orlando, where she advanced to the round of 16 in the Girls 18 singles divisionVIEW ARTICLE