24 December 13  |  Tennis   |  

Little Mo International Junior Tennis Championship

Written by Thiroshan Chetty, our Director of Tennis.

We are so proud of our two junior tennis players who represented Golden Ocala last weekend at the Little Mo International Junior Championship in Palm Beach, Florida.

Luke Zirakian and Tyler Leaird have been practicing for months leading to this prestigious tournament. Both Luke and Ty played extremely hard and fared extremely well among some of the best junior tennis players in the world. Congratulations to both boys for doing so well and for Ty for winning the Boys 9 singles consolation and mixed doubles tournament.

Ty Leaird


Round 1: lost to David Karetsky (Greenwich, CT) 1-6, 7-6, 10-8
Consolation Round 1: beat Nathan Blair (Sarasota, FL) 6-1,6-1
Consolation Round 2: beat Youssef Awad (Cairo, Egypt) 6-3, 7-5
Consolation Final: beat Charlie Cowan (Oviedo, FL) 6-0, 6-0


Finals: Genovese/Leaird beat Awad/Cordoba (Cairo, Egypt) 8-2

Luke Zirakian

Round 1: lost to Dean Silvers (Simsbury,CT) 6-0, 6-0
Consolation Round 1: beat Mattias Vettevool (Boca Raton, FL) 6-3, 6-1
Consolation Round 2: beat Bobby Pesch (Wesley Chapel, Fl) 6-4, 6-2
Consolation Round Quarterfinals: lost to Pavesh Murugesh (Sacramento, CA) 4-6, 7-6, 10-6

Members, please stop by or call the Tennis Pro Shop at (352) 402-4351 for more information on our junior tennis program.