Following up on her impressive run to the Top 8 of Junior Nationals earlier this year, Teah Chavez has added another incredible accomplishment to her resume. At the Yonex Calgary ITF Junior Event, held at the Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre, Teah reached her first ITF junior final. Making the run even more impressive is the fact that this was Teah’s first ever ITF-level junior tournament appearance! ITF junior tournaments are international-level events where the best junior players compete against their rivals from around the world. Here’s a look at Teah’s incredible run to the finals:
In the first round, Teah had a comfortable win over fellow Canadian Victoria Tankova 6-1, 6-3. Next, she faced the sixth seed, Hana Gamracy, and won the match 7-6(2), 6-3. In the quarterfinals, Teah ran into another seed: fourth-seeded Karin Hamilton. This match was a three-set battle, but Teah came through 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. In the semi-finals, Teah faced American Samantha Buyckx. Again, she battled back from a set down to win the match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. In the finals, Teah played Kayla Cross, another Canadian, but lost 6-1, 6-3. For a full list of results from the event, check out the tournament’s ITF Profile: Yonex Calgary ITF Junior Event
We at Tennis Saskatchewan continue to be awestruck by Teah’s accomplishments. We are incredibly impressed with her talent, and couldn’t be prouder of the hard work and effort put in by her, her family, and her coaches. We can’t wait to see the next accomplishment by this incredible star of tennis in Saskatchewan! Congrats Teah!