The annual hard court extravaganza is sponsored by Orange Crush beverages through Superior Beverage of Phoenixville and highlights several local youth battling it out for singles and doubles crowns on many levels.
The spotlight matches of the first day of action included a girls 14 match between Lisa Cook and Courtney Krueger and a boys 14 match pitting Adam Leggieri and Michael Potts.
In the girls 14 contest, Cook - who is slotted in the girls 12 division as well - outlasted Krueger for a 9-7 decision, while Leggieri bested Potts 7-5 to advance.
Other winners in the girls side of play included (girls 10) Leah Baker, Jessica Bauernschmidt, Julie McNabb and Rachel Boone; (girls 12) Allyson Minton, Alexis White, Katie Kelly and Cook; (girls 14) Christine Major, Jenna Small and Kerri Kelly; (girls 16) Jennifer Menter, Katie Yancik and Christianne Persenaire.
On the boys side of things, winners included (boys 10) Brendan Stone, Jeff Potts, Ben Spear, Austin Moore, Phil Hallett, Victor Bizzoli, Nick Vaile and Doug Reeves; (boys 12) Martin Iwanicki, Vinnie D'innocenza, Mike Reeves, Jeremy Burgess, Nick Rutkowski, Brian Schanzenbach, Kyle Eldridge, Scott Vaile and Matt Spencer; (boys 14) Kyle Taylor, Tony Shirk, Jim Bowes, Jeremy Burgess (double-slotted), Aaron Jones, Matt Marini, Jim Sands, John Reading, Colin Small, Brian Tassone, Mikes Reeves (double-slotted), Anthony Mirabile, Shawn Henry, Devon Landis and Kevin Henry; (boys 16) Kyle MacLelland, Nick Tassone, Travis Uyend, Wanzell Flemming, Mark West, Tim Pellegrino, Ben Potts and Elvis Hua; (boys 18) Casey Chen and Mark West.
Play will continue all week with doubles competition beginning on Wednesday. There are more than 100 entries in the tournament this year with 79 boys and 24 girls entered.
Tournament directors include Leo Scoda, Deanna Ng and Ryan Martinez.
Check back each day in The Phoenix for continued coverage of the Orange Crush circuit sponsored by Orange Crush and Superior Beverages.