After a disappointing loss in the final of the USTA boys' 18s National Clay Court Championships last month in Rockville, All-Met tennis player of the year Treat Huey will get another chance to compete before a hometown crowd as one of six players who received wild-card entries into the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
Huey, a St. Stephen's/St. Agnes graduate who will attend Virginia this fall, was among three players who received a wild-card entry into the qualifying rounds, which will begin tomorrow at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. Trevor Spracklin of Reston earned a berth as the singles and doubles winner of the Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge in June, and Spencer Vegosen of Chicago, who won the USTA boys' 16s clay court singles and doubles titles last month at Woodmont Country Club, also earned a spot. Vegosen is the nation's top-ranked 16-and-under player.
Former Sidwell Friends and Stanford standout Paul Goldstein received a wild-card entry into the main draw. The Rockville native has struggled this season, losing in the first round of four of the 10 ATP tournaments he has entered. Daniel Yoo of Florida, who defeated Huey in the clay court finals, and Brian Baker, a promising 19-year-old from Nashville, received the final two wild-card spots in the main draw. Play in the main draw will begin Monday.
-- Judith Evans