Victoria Duval and Sachia Vickery were two of dozens of South Florida players who advanced to the second round of the Florida State Open junior championships in Daytona Beach. Duval, an 11-year-old from Delray Beach, is seeded No. 2 in the 14-under division and won her first match 6-4, 6-3 against Catalina Ene of Boca Raton.
Twelve-year-old Vickery of Miramar, the No. 1-ranked player in the nation in 12-unders, is playing in the 14s division and won her opener against Deborah Suarez of Southwest Ranches, 6-2, 6-0.
Other local-seeded players who advanced in the 14s are No. 5-seed Kelsey Laurente (Miramar), No. 6 Nadia Echeverria (Miami), and No. 8 Courtney Colton (Davie).
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Girls 18: No. 1 Rachel Saointz (Miami), advanced. Also advancing were No. 3 Monica Chow (Miami), No. 6 Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach), and No. 10 Oksana Krutiyenko (Miami).
Girls 16: No. 1 Bianca Sanon (Plantation) advanced. Also advancing were No. 4 Jaime Yapp-Shing (Miami), No. 8 Mary Clayton (Plantation), No. 9 Jessica Linero (Key Biscayne), No. 13 Eric Colton (Davie), and No. 15 Julie Sabacinski (Plantation).
Boys 18: No. 1 Brennan Boyajian (Weston) and No. 2 Ryan Kim (Miami) won in the Boys 18s, as did Jeff Morris (SW Ranches), No. 7 Luke Mojica (Miami, and No. 8 Zach Hunter (Weston).
Boys 16: No. 4 William Federhofer (North Miami), Mark Schaneman (North Miami Beach), No. 9 Chris Jackman (Key Biscayne), and No. 11 Frederick Saba (Fort Lauderdale) all advanced.
Boys 14: No. 1 Spencer Newman (Miami), advanced. Also advancing, No. 5 David Kelleher (Hollywood), No. 6 Boris Bogomolov (Miami), Zach McCourt (Sunrise), No. 9 Robert Vivi (Miramar), and No. 16 Roy Lederman (Miami).