Jamie Loeb’s 2013 Junior Australian Open came to an end on Monday when she lost to the #7 seed, Anna Danilina of Kazakhstan, in the 2nd round.
Jamie’s rolled through her 1st round match on January 19th against Camilla Rosatello of Italy. Jamie won that encounter 6-1, 6-2 in just 55 minutes.
Jamie also participated in the Australian Open doubles tournament, partnering with Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Jamie and Rebecca were matched up against the event’s #8 seeds, Italy’s Rosatello and Ipek Soylu of Turkey, and they ended up losing a heart-breaking seesaw match. After winning the 1st set 6-2 and losing the 2nd set 6-0, Loeb and Peterson dropped the super-tiebreaker, and the match, 10-5.
In her 2nd round singles match versus the #7 seed, Danilina from Kazakhstan, Jamie lost the 1st set 6-3, and was down 2-4 in the 2nd. But she battled back to win the 2nd set, 7-5. Danilina then picked up her game in the 3rd set and won the decider, 6-1.
Overall, Jamie’s JMTA coach Felix Alvarado was happy with his student’s performance in her first appearance outside of the United States. “Jamie played very well and utilized her powerful forehand and serve wisely throughout her singles and doubles matches. She used variety and attacked each player’s weakness until it broke down. Unfortunately, Anna was too strong for Jamie. We’ll get her next time though.”
Jamie’s plans for the coming year, barring injury, are to compete in this year’s French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open Junior Tournaments, along with various other junior tournaments throughout the season. Starting in the fall 2013, Jamie will be attending the University of North Carolina as a member of its Division I Women’s Tennis Team.