Canadian kids winning in Florida

Charlotte Robillard-Millette, who is from the northern Montreal suburb of Blainville (hometown of Aleksandra Wozniak), has reached the finals of the 16s division at the Orange Bowl junior event.

Charlotte Robillard Millette2She follows in fine Canadian company; Erin Routliffe (currently at the University of Alabama and formerly of the national training program) won it in 2011, and Gloria Liang in 2012.

She’ll face unseeded American Alexis Nelson in the final Saturday. She also reached the doubles final with Canadian partner Vanessa Wong.

One difference between Robillard-Millette and the other two is that she’s still only 14 (she turns 15 next month). She only started playing a very little bit outside Canada at the ITF level this year. Her current ITF ranking is No. 298.

She’s a lefty – which has been rare coming out of Canada in recent years.

(Feature photo: Martin Sidorjak/ITF; smaller photo: Tennis Laurentides)

Also on the East Coast of Florida, in Palm Beach Gardens, two even younger Canadians posted a great result at the annual “Little Mo” junior event for kids 8-12.

Here’s a pair of doubles finalists.

LittleModubsfinalists

(On an unrelated note, Andy Roddick is NEVER going to live that pic down).

And here’s the impressive Canadian contingent at the event (we’ll forgive them for the upside-down flag).

Littlemokids(Pics from Tennis Canada coach Séverine Tamborero)

The pics of the little kids are totally adorable.

Didi Bredburg of Ottawa also won – a sportsmanship award. At that level, that might be an even bigger deal.

 

 

 

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  1. Thanks for the terrific pictures of the young Canadian players. It looks like a promising future for Canadian tennis. Looking forward to your future posts.

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