Posted on May 24, 2018 by Scot Allen
Mid-Pacific congratulates Reyn Miyagawa, one of only 30 players nationwide named to the USTA Junior Leadership Team, which recognizes America's finest junior tennis players who exhibit leadership, sportsmanship, and character both on and off the court.
Miyagawa, 17, has been ranked among the Top 300 18-and-under boys in the USTA's national standings, as well as No. six in the Hawaii-Pacific section. He's the captain of the Mid-Pacific varsity tennis team and was an ILH First-Team selection as a sophomore and junior, in addition to winning the state doubles championship as a sophomore. He's been the recipient of the 'Play with Aloha' and 2017 President's Day DT sportsmanship awards, all while volunteering for a number of USTA events, participating in the USTA Hawaii Junior Mentorship program and receiving a Gold Key Award for his photography, through the Scholastic art competition.
"These players are our future leaders, and the values they've shown to embody both on the court and in the community are evidence that our future will be in good hands," said Lew Brewer, the USTA's Director of Junior Competition. "They are the perfect role models that represent our nationwide 'Net Generation' efforts, and they truly deserve to be recognized with the USTA Junior Leadership Team."
Each year, more than 120,000 players compete in USTA junior tournaments. Players compete in levels of competition through earned advancement in the 10s, 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s age divisions. USTA junior tournaments help kids take their game as far as they want--high school, college or pros--or just have fun competing.
Miyagawa is pictured above with coach Chanon Alcon.