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IMG Academy's Danielle Collins ready for the big stage at U.S. Open

When the U.S. Open gets underway in Flushing, N.Y., one IMG Academy alumna, Danielle Collins, will make her Grand Slam debut after being awarded a wild card entry by the USTA. The wild card was awarded after Collins won the 2014 NCAA singles championship, becoming the first woman in University of Virginia (UVa) history to earn the coveted crown. The week prior to the Open, Collins returned to IMG Academy for training to fine tune her game before making the trip to New York.

IMG Academy's Nisha Rajamohan raffles off shoes signed by tennis superstars to benefit Shriner's Hospital for Children

Nisha Rajamohan of Connecticut is one of the newest enrollees at IMG Academy. The intrepid junior tennis player has stayed busy over the summer off the court. Rajamohan has overcome the odds in a unique way, born with only half of a right arm. She has not let her disability stand in her way of achieving her goals. A year ago, Rajamohan spent time camping at IMG Academy.

IMG Academy's Hady Habib wins singles title at Fergana Cup

IMG Academy's Hady Habib was standing tall at the recent Fergana Cup, held in Uzbekistan, Aug. 11-16. Only 15-years old, Habib took on the highly competitive Grade 3 event, and was unstoppable through the week. Habib, ranked #355 ITF entering the event, opened up by easily dispatching India's Garvit Batra, the #2 seed, 6-1, 6-4. Habib mowed down the field until reaching the semifinals, where he was tested by Turkey's Mert Zincirli in three sets.

IMG Academy's Oscar Janglin and David Mitchell victorious at St. Vincent's ITF

IMG Academy student-athletes Oscar Janglin and David Mitchell dominated at the recent SVGTA ITF Junior International, held in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Aug. 11-16. Janglin, a native of Sweden, dominated the singles tournament, only allowing a single match to reach a third set.

David Mitchell wins first career ITF title; Mmoh, Neel impress at Nationals

IMG Academy student-athlete David Mitchell scored the biggest win of his young career with his first-career ITF juniors title at Coca-Cola 2014 Junior ITF Tournament held in St. Lucia, Aug. 5-10. The 17-year old commanded the court at the event, easily knocking off his first two challengers in straight sets. The quarterfinals round saw Mitchell against his highest ranked opponent, fellow IMG Academy student-athlete Oscar Janglin, currently ranked #245 ITF. Janglin was in form in the first set, handing Mitchell a 2-6 loss.

Isabella Copeland of Dallas, Texas, IMG Academy Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aug. 4-8

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Isabella Copeland of Dallas, Texas.

1. How long have you been playing tennis for?

Five years.

2. What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

Tiger Teeguarden of Los Angeles, Calif., IMG Academy Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aug. 4-8

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Tiger Teeguarden of Los Angeles, Calif.

1. How long have you been playing tennis for?

I've been playing seriously for four months.

2. Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

Victoria Blij of The Hague, Netherlands, IMG Academy Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aug 4-8

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Victoria Blij of The Hague, Netherlands.

1. How long have you been playing tennis for?

Eight years.

2. What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

Zhan Lue Kuang of Guangzhou, China, IMG Academy Tennis Athlete of the Week: Aug. 4-8

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Zhan Lue Kuang of Guangzhou, China.

1. How long have you been playing tennis for?

I've been playing seriously for two years.

2. Who is your coach?

Samantha Warsop of Chicago, Ill., IMG Academy Tennis Athlete of the Week: Jul. 28 - Aug. 1

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Samantha Warsop from Chicago, Ill.

1. How long have you been playing tennis for?

Four years.

2. Who is your coach?

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