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2017-2018 Royal Court

The second day of the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships was marked by more beautiful weather in Miami to go along with a competitive day of matches.

At Crandon Park for Boys’ 14U play, Argentine Juan Torres had a dominant performance to knock off Canadian Ziad Aboufirassi, who was the 17-seed in the division. Torres took the match 6-1 6-1 and moves on to the round of 64 for a showdown against unseeded Canadian Matis Desousa Lecorre, where he hopes to continue his hot play.

Salvadore Park is where the Boys’ 12U division top-seeded Dino Prizmic of Croatia faced a sturdy opponent in American Nicholas Godsick. Prizmic cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory, which included a competitive second set that forced him to regain control of the match.

“I think I was excellent, very good,” Prizmic said. “Honestly, I knew it would be a tough match, but I underestimated him a little bit.”

Prizmic seemed frustrated with himself at times during the match said he want to improve his serve and ball hitting for the next round. He faces Juan David Velasquez of Colombia at Salvadore Park Tennis Center tomorrow at 11 a.m.

The Neil Schiff Tennis Center at the University of Miami is home to the Girls’ 14U division. Top-seeded Noa Krznaric was pushed to the limit by American Fuller, but ultimately advanced to the round of 32.

Krznaric dropped the first set 4-6 to American Amber Fuller, but her power game was too much as she outlasted her opponent. The lefty Krznaric said yesterday that she hoped to perform better with her serve and return in today’s match. After losing the first set, she won the next two 6-3 6-2. Krznaric will see unseeded Korean Hwi Won Wi in the next round.

The Girls’ 12U division is being hosted at the Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, where Argentine Solana Sierra continued her stellar play to advance to the round of 32.

Sierra defeated Denislava Glushkova 7-6 (1) 7-5. Glushkova had previously knocked out the top-seeded player in the division, Katerina Dimitrova. Sierra’s next test is tomorrow against

Evialina Laskevich from Belarus.