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Two Young Ladies from New Jersey Capture The Championship and Finalist Trophies At The USTA Girls' 12 National Indoor Singles Championship

Kaitlyn (Right) and Stephanie with Tournament Director Lauren Rothstein


Kaitlyn Carnicella of Whippany, NJ Wins USTA Girls’ 12 National Indoor Singles Championship and Stephanie Yakoff of Fort Lee, Singles Finalist


Chatham, New Jersey, November 30, 2017:

Kaitlyn Carnicella of Whippany, NJ captured the singles title at the USTA Girls’ 12 National Indoor Championship at Centercourt Chatham. The tournament had a 64 player draw with competitors participating from 22 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia


Kaitlyn Carnicella (9 seed) beat Stephanie Yakoff (2 seed) 6-2, 6-2 in the championship match.


Carnicella also received the tournament Sportsmanship Award which recognized her good sportsmanship, positive demeanor and fair play.


The National Indoor Championship returned to the national junior tournament schedule this year for the first time since 1999. The importance of indoor tennis-play in many USTA Sections contributed to the return of the USTA National Indoor Championship.


The tournament was presented by Laurel Springs School, a private, accredited, online school, for high-quality academics. The tournament was played at Centercourt Sports Academy facilities in Chatham and Florham Park, New Jersey.


Lauren Rothstein, Tournament Director said – “The level of play was very high, and we were impressed how hard the girls competed.”


“Centercourt Academy is thrilled to host the USTA Girls’12 National Indoor Championship and partner with Laurel Springs School. Laurel Springs’ flexible scheduling, online curriculum, and dedicated faculty provide our Academy students with an exceptional private school experience. Laurel Springs’ approach to education is dynamic.” – Clay Bibbee, Managing Partner – Centercourt Sports Academy


The tournament supporters included; Laurel Springs School, Adidas, Chatham Sandwich Shop, USTA Eastern, KIND Snacks, Gatorade, Wilson, Babolat and Havana Bob’s.

Congratulations, Kaitlyn and Stephanie!

For more information, contact: Jeff Rothstein: 973-722-7079