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Calissa Dellabarca Wins Silver Ball at USTA 12s National Clay Court

Calissa Dellabarca, a junior tennis player from Santa Barbara, reached the finals in doubles at the USTA Girls 12s National Clay Court Championships in Boca Raton, Fla.

Calissa Dellabarca, left, of Santa Barbara, and Bridget Stammel of Dallas, won the Silver Ball in doubles at the USTA 12s National Clay Court Championships. Click to view larger
Calissa Dellabarca, left, of Santa Barbara, and Bridget Stammel of Dallas, won the Silver Ball in doubles at the USTA 12s National Clay Court Championships.

Dellabarca and partner Bridget Stammel, of Dallas, earned the Silver Ball for their runner-up finish against Nikki Yanez (Sarasota, Fla.) and Maria Drobotova (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). The match scores were 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Dellabarca and Stammel upset the No. 2 seed Matilyn Wang (Scottsdale Ariz.) and Katja Wiersholm (Kirkland, Wa.) in the semifinals, 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-0

Dellabarca advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and lost 6-0, 6-3 to No. 2 Robin Montgomery of Washington DC. Montgomery reached the final and lost in three sets against Wiersholm.

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