Hinsdale Central’s Caroline Dolehide pulls off major upset at Junior US Open

Hinsdale Central's Caroline Dolehide returns a shot against Nadia Podoroska of Argentina during their junior girls' second round match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing. Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA.
Hinsdale Central's Caroline Dolehide returns a shot against Nadia Podoroska of Argentina during their junior girls' second round match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing. Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA.

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. – Playing in her first US Open, Hinsdale Central sophomore Caroline Dolehide upset one of the world’s top 10 juniors on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Junior US Open tennis tournament.

Dolehide, who received a wild card into qualifying and was the only American boy or girl to qualify, won her fifth consecutive match at the year’s final Grand Slam being played at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She defeated No. 6-seeded Jil Belen Teichmann of Switzerland, 7-5, 6-1.

“It’s pretty exciting,” said Dolehide, who got up 3-0 in the first set but was down 5-4 before battling back. “It’s so great being here. To fight through the qualifying and to get this far is amazing. I’m actually glad I had to qualify. It got me here early and used to the court.”

On Friday in the quarterfinals, Dolehide will face last year’s US Open Junior runner-up Tornado Black from Boca Raton, Fla.

“I’ve never played Tornado but I’ve watched her a few times,” Dolehide said. “I warmed up with her this morning so I’m a little familiar with her.”

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