Legacy Player Jeremie Casabon Wins USTA National; Gold Ball
Legacy’s own Jeremie Casabon (pictured right) along with Philadelphia native, Henry Ruger, recently won the Boys’ 18s Doubles Championship at Winter Nationals in Orlando, Florida in December. In doing so, they attained the coveted Gold Ball. Along the way they beat the #2, #3 and #6 seeds without dropping a set. Upon winning the Gold Ball Jeremie said with a big smile, “Finally, I’ll be able to see gold when I wake up every day!” In singles, Jeremie came in eighth overall out of 128 players. He had an excellent showing upending the #1 seed. Jeremie began playing tennis at Legacy when he was 3 1/2 years old in the Munchkins Clinic. Coach Kein Wilson made the game so much fun that Jeremie fell in love with the sport. Moving up through the clinics and working with Legacy Coaches, he continued to improve his game. For the past three years, as a Legacy player, the USTA Foundation has awarded Jeremie with a Jimmy Evert Merit Scholarship which provides support for travel expenses.
Today, Jeremie trains at Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida and is coached by John Evert. When home, he trains with Legacy Director of Tennis, Sanjin Kunovac, on court, and Legacy Fitness Coach, Ryan Fatzinger at the Legacy Center. Jeremie works exceptionally hard at the sport and is extremely grateful for all of the support he receives from the Legacy and Evert Tennis Academy coaches. Jeremie is aware his success is due in large part to the circle of people who surround and guide him.