“It was a good event,” Palm Beach tennis professional Dejan Minic said. “We had some great players and tough matches. It was a great experience. Everything went smoothly, and the kids showed lots of respect for each other. It was good to see a new and promising generation coming up.”
The only Palm Beach competitor, Robbie Jackson, lost in the boys’ 10 final 6-1, 7-6 (3) to Jacob Lowen of Boca Raton. Lowen defeated top-seeded Roberto Rodriguez 6-3, 6-2 in a semifinal, and second-seeded Jackson beat Ryan Glaspey 6-3, 6-0.
Minic said many of the town’s junior players couldn’t compete because they had to take part in the Palm Beach Day Academy Field Day events on Saturday. Minic, who was left with few scheduling options, said he hopes it won’t be a problem next year.
The junior championships was the last major event this season for the Palm Beach tennis program. It’s been a successful year for Minic and his assistants.