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Good morning from the Zoo,
It’s just another normal day in Kalamazoo with another match to take care of. Sasha will play the final of boy’s 16’s this morning at 11.30am against Henrik Wiersholm and the weather looks fantastic. All is good this morning in camp gozunator and very much looking forward to the battle.
Early this morning I uploaded the interview Brandon and I did with Sasha last night and also a 5 minute highlight video from yesterday’s semi final against #2 Paul Oosterbaan. Please click on the following link to go straight to the Brain Game Academy lesson to see the videos.
Sasha Gozun, the #32 seed in the Boy’s 16’s, is through to the semi-finals of the Kalamazoo national junior hardcourt championships with a dominating 6-1, 6-4 victory over Shane Monroe in his quarter-finals today. It is an absolute pleasure to be part of Sasha’s coaching team, along with Brandon Wagner, and see Sasha’s growth and development this week on the big stage.
Sasha got off to a great start in the match, breaking Shane in his second service game and broke again to win the first set 6-1. Sasha also got an early break in the second set and led 4-3 30-30 serving when the rains came. After about an hour delay, Sasha came back out and closed out the match 6-4 to advance to the semi’s on Saturday against #2 seed Paul Oosterbaan.
We are bringing you this week’s Brain Game Academy lesson live from Kalamazoo with a backstage look at one of the most promising juniors in the country – Sasha Gozun.
Sasha is originally from Moldova – a small European country between Ukraine and Romania – and now lives in Tampa, Florida, and trains with coach Brandon Wagner. Sasha is the 32nd seed here in the Boy’s 16’s and received a bye in the first round and won his second round match 7-5, 7-5 and won again today in his third round match 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 – saving three match points along the way.
This week we take a close look behind the scenes with Sasha’s tennis and the preparation we are doing using Dartfish software. We video his matches and tag them in Dartfish to learn and develop the best patterns of play for his game style.
Please click on the following link to go straight to this week’s lesson.