US Open Boys Singles Draw | US Open Boys Doubles Draw
FLUSHING, N.Y. –Virginia men’s tennis sophomore Brandon Nakashima (San Diego, Calif.) competed in the 2019 boy’s championships of the Junior US Open, taking place from Sept. 1-8 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.
Nakashima was the No. 11 seed in the singles draw, advancing to the semifinals, his best-ever finish at the Junior US Open. Nakashima also played in the doubles draw. He and partner Valentin Royer of France, the No. 4 seeded tandem, made it to the quarterfinals of the championship.
He opened play on Monday (Sept. 2) with a 6-3, 6-1 win over France’s Kyrian Jacquet. He followed with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Leandro Riedi of Switzerland in the second round and a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Tristan Schoolkate in a third-round match played at Louis Armstrong Stadium. In the quarterfinals, he had to face his doubles partner, Royer, picking up a 6-4, 6-4 victory before being edged 7-6 (4), 6-3 by the No. 4 seed, Jonas Forejtek of the Czech Republic in the semifinals.
In doubles, Nakashima and Royer opened play with a 6-1, 6-1 win in 44 minutes over Arthur Fery of the UK and Peter Makk of Hungary. They topped Kevin Chahoud and Alejo Lorenzo Lingua Lavallen 6-3, 7-6 (3), before being edged in a third-set supertiebreaker in the quarterfinals, 2-6, 6-1, 10-7 by fifth-seeded Liam Draxl and Govind Nanda.
Nakashima played in both the Junior French Open and Junior Wimbledon this summer. He was named the ACC Freshman of the Year and ITA Atlantic Region Rookie of the Year as well as being the only freshman named to the All-ACC First Team.