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Tanque Verde 7th grader Misa Malkin wins third USTA tourney in a row

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Misa Malkin (Evan Phillips)

Misa Malkin (Evan Phillips)

Sun City Junior Masters
April 9-11: El Paso

Misa Malkin won her third tournament in a row by capturing both singles and doubles competition in the girl’s 14s division at the USTA Sun City Junior Masters held in El Paso.

In the singles semifinals the Tanque Verde seventh grader battled both the wind and the hard-hitting Mia Angelina Ruja of El Paso to win 7-5, 6-4. In the finals she defeated Maitlyn Wang of Scottsdale, 6-2, 6-3.

Malkin then teamed with Erica Stutz of Scottsdale to win the doubles competition.

Malkin is a 5-star recruit and is considered the top of the next generation of tennis players in the Tucson area. She is the top seventh grader in Arizona, in the top 11 in the southwest and is ranked in the top 52 nationally.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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