Archive for April, 2015

Hurricane “Tyra” Black Sweeps back to back Grade 4 ITF Events!

April 22nd, 2015

In a two week period, Tyra won two Grade 4 international events Yes, she was the champion in  Barbados and then won the event in Trinidad. She beat top seeds during the early rounds of those tournaments. Fortunately for the seeds, they will not have to face Tyra during the early rounds anymore because she will be seeded. Those wins gave Tyra a bunch of good points and a nice world ranking! 

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Meible Chi

April 8th, 2015

Meible Chi is a only 15 years old but as of April 1, she is ranked #35 nationally in the USTA 18′s division. Meible had a great March 2015 and had some terrific wins on her way to a semifinalist showing at the USTA Claremont ITF Event. She was the doubles winner (with Taylor Russo) and singles finalist at the USTA National selection tournament. During the tournament she had significant wins over the #15, #21, and #28 players in the country.  Awesome stuff Meible!!!

Sloane Stephens and Meible Chi:

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Sydney and Sarah Hua

April 7th, 2015

Sly Black Tennis is extremely proud of  these hard working sisters. Sydney is only 13 years old and crushes the ball, while Sarah is 15 and uses delicate dropshots, lobs, and spins to frustrate and eventually demoralize her opponents. Their levels have gone up quite a bit since coming down from the Washington DC area (Maryland) to join Sly Black tennis about a year ago. They took home first place hardware for the 14′s and 16′s divisions of a USTA Florida sanctioned tournament this past weekend. They are now preparing for some high level national tournaments that they will both be participating in later this year.

Sydney Hua                                                                                                                             Sarah Hua

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Hurricane “Tyra” Black wins Barbados ITF Event!

April 7th, 2015

Hurricane “Tyra” made her dad (Sly) and everyone at Sly Black tennis extremely proud of her outstanding win in Barbados. It was an ITF Grade 4 tournament that is open to all 18 and under players. This is quite an accomplishment for someone who just turned 14 years old! Awesome job!!!

Check out the results of Barbados:

Hurricane was not too pleased with her luck of drawing the #2 seed in the first round of Barbados, but she won the match 6-2 6-3.  Without any rest from Barbados, she went on to the ITF Trinidad tournament and unfortunately drew the highly ranked #1 seed who is 17 years old. Much to everyone’s surprise, Hurricane literally blew her away with a 6-1 6-1.  Maybe they should stop having all of these seeded players go up against Tyra so early in the tournament???  That tournament is still going on and you can check out the scorelines at 


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