2010 Dunlop Orange Bowl Blog: Bjorn Fratangelo

December 5, 2010 07:47 PM
Bjorn Fratangelo is currently ranked No. 1 in the USTA Boys' 18s and No. 48 in the ITF World Junior Rankings. The 17-year-old righthander from Pittsburgh won both the Easter Bowl and the USTA Boys’ 18s National Clay Court Championships and is seeded 16th in the 2010 Dunlop Orange Bowl. Fratangelo is writing an exclusive blog for USTA.com while competing in Key Biscayne. Check back daily for updates.

Hello Everyone,

My name is Bjorn Fratangelo, and I will be blogging from this year's Orange Bowl. Today was an early morning because Alexios Halebian and I were in the finals of the Eddie Herr doubles. Unfortunately, things didn't go our way. We ended up losing in the third set tie-breaker. We had lots of chances but just couldn't convert.

We left Bradenton around 2:30 to make our way to Miami. Our car was packed really tight. My mom was driving me, Big Al and also Lauren Herring, who took runner-up in dubs, as well. All three of us are pretty bummed about the losses but were pumped to start the new week.

We finally arrived in Miami around 7 p.m. It should have been earlier, but I'm pretty bad with directions, so we got a little lost. The dinner spread was amazing. They had everything you could imagine -- chicken, pasta, salad. You name it, and they probably had it.

Anyways, it's getting late, and I'm pretty tired, so I will be back tomorrow.