Schorr gains ITF Juniors ranking points


Robbie Schorr, seen here competing in last year’s TanHoldings Tennis Classic, got 25 ITF Juniors ranking points from the Oceania Closed Junior Championships held in Fiji early this month. (Contributed Photo)

The CNMI’s Robbie Schorr bagged 25 ITF Juniors ranking points for making it to the quarterfinals of the doubles competition in the Oceania Closed Junior Championships 2018 in Fiji early this month.

Schorr teamed up with Tahiti’s Jeremy Guines in beating fellow Commonwealth players Ken Song and Sean Lee, 6-1, 6-1, in their first game in the B2 ranking tournament to make it to the Round of 8 and earn his most point so far in the ITF Juniors Circuit. With the 25 points, Schorr’s total in the doubles increased to 42, as he earlier collected 14 points from the South Pacific Open Junior Championships held in Fiji in June this year after marching into the semifinals of the doubles event (with the Solomon Islands’ Graham Mani). Schorr’s three other points came from his quarterfinals appearance (again with Mani) in the Oceania Open Junior Championships, which also took place in Fiji last month.

In singles, the 16-year-old still has 6 points, earning two each from the Northern Marianas Junior Championships, New Caledonia Juniors Championships, and Oceania Open Junior Championships, as he qualified in the quarterfinals of all three events this year. Overall, Schorr has 16.5 combined points and is currently ranked at No. 1,316—way over his 2017 yearend ranking of No. 2,496.

Schorr has the highest ITF Juniors rankings among the CNMI’s male junior players. Lee is at No. 2,304, while Song is still searching for the elusive ranking points.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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