Schorr leads U18 ranking


Robbie Schorr hits from the baseline during his game against Ken Song in a local tournament at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan tennis courts. (Contributed Photo)

As expected, Pacific Games gold medalist Robbie Schorr is ahead in the boys U18 division of the CNMI Junior Tennis Rankings.

Schorr earned back-to-back singles championships in the age group to gain 2,000 ranking points and pace six other players in the leaderboard.

Schorr topped the TanHoldings Tennis Classic held in November last year after earning a 4-0 record in the round-robin competition. He secured the division title following a 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 victory over Jimin Woo.

Then in the 2020 Saipan International School STUCO Tournament last January, Schorr had another tough finals match when he met fellow Pacific Games gold medalist Carol Lee, who went up, 4-0, in the first set of the championship game. Play was then halted by rain after Schorr finally got into the board, 1-4. When the match resumed the following day, Schorr stole the opening set with a hard-earned 7-5 victory and completed the upset with a 6-4 triumph in the second.

Meanwhile, Woo, Malika Miyawaki, and Ken Song are the other U18 players with 1,000-plus ranking points this season. Woo has earned 1,350 points, while Miyawaki and Song have 1,250 and 1,100 markers, respectively.

Woo got 750 for his runner-up finish in the TanHoldings tournament and 600 for making it to the semis of the SIS-sponsored event. Miyawaki took 500 points (semis) in the first competition and 750 (third place) in the second, while Song bagged 600 points in the TanHoldings event and 500 in the SIS contests.

Other players in the ranking list are Sean Lee (800 points), Sam Ryu (300), and Isaac Heo (250).

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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