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.