Posted On: 08/27/20 12:20 PM
AVP America hosted its annual Junior National Championships from July 28 to July 30 in Atlantic City. Players from across the country flocked to the Monopoly city to participate. Players and spectators were all prudent in their efforts to be safe with the ongoing COVID pandemic. Junior doubles players did not let that hinder their experience as they pass, set, and hit their ways through the brackets at the Jersey Shore.
The Garden State was well represented in each age group and especially at 18U with Lauren WilcockLaurenWilcock5'10" | OHMendham | 2021StateNJ, Sarah Wilcock, and Kate StoughtonKateStoughton5'7"Brick Memorial | 2022StateNJ with their partners each making the quarterfinals. Lauren WilcockLaurenWilcock5'10" | OHMendham | 2021StateNJ a rising senior and the University of South Carolina commit with her partner from Florida squared off against Kate StoughtonKateStoughton5'7"Brick Memorial | 2022StateNJ a rising junior and also a future Gamecock with her partner from Pennsylvania in the semifinals. Wilcock and her partner won a tightly contested three-game match 14-21, 21-19, and 17-15. The finals went just as well for Wilcock where she and her partner (Keller) secured the first place finish of Widener/Gibson from California to be named the top-ranked juniors