U.S. juniors continue success at Roland Garros

June 4, 2015 10:05 AM

By Sally Milano, USTA.com

Team USA continues to march on at the 2015 French Open, with four players – three in the boys' draw and one in the girls' – reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros.

No. 2 seed Taylor Fritz, No. 6 Michael Mmoh and No. 13 Tommy Paul moved on in the boys' draw, and No. 4 CiCi Bellis (pictured above) advanced in the girls'.

In Thursday's quarterfinals, Fritz, a 17-year-old from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., defeated No. 10 Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera of Chile, 6-3, 6-4; Mmoh, 17, from Bradenton, Fla., downed fellow American Reilly Opelka, 6-4, 6-4; and Paul, 18, from Boca Raton, Fla., beat Manuel Pena Lopez of Argentina, 6-3, 6-1. All three boys have had smooth runs to the semifinals; none of the three has dropped a set in any of their matches to this point.

On Friday, Mmoh will face Paul in one semifinal, while Fritz will meet Corentin Denolly of France in the other.

Sixteen-year-old Bellis, from Atherton, Calif., easily won her quarterfinal match Thursday, posting a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jil Teichmann of Switzerland. The 2014 ITF Junior Girls' Champion next faces Anna Kalinskaya of Russia in the semifinals.

In doubles, the boys' team of Paul and William Blumberg of Greenwich, Conn., reached the semifinals, with the fourth-seeded American duo set to face the Argentine team of Franco Capalbo and Geronimo Espin Busleiman next.

Caroline Dolehide and Katerina Stewart, the No. 6 seeds, moved on in girls' doubles draw and will face No. 5 Usue Arconada of the U.S. and Nadia Podoroska of Argentina for a spot in the final.