Rancho Santa Fe’s Taylor Fritz earns spot on U.S. Open main draw

Taylor Fritz
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Taylor Fritz Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe’s Taylor Fritz and Florida’s Reilly Opelka teamed to capture the Boys’ 18s USTA Hardcourt Doubles Nationals on Sunday in Kalamazoo, Mich., with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 win over Joshua Sheehy and Parker Wynn, earning them a wild card into next month’s U.S. Open main draw.

Fritz, the International Tennis Federation’s No. 1-ranked junior in the world, fell in the singles semifinals to Stefan Kozlov of Pembroke Pines, Fla., 7-6 (3), 6-3.