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Easter Bowl tennis returns to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden this weekend

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, shown here during the FILA International Junior Championships on March 16, will host the FILA Easter Bowl from March 25 to April 1.
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, shown here during the FILA International Junior Championships on March 16, will host the FILA Easter Bowl from March 25 to April 1.

The BNP Paribas Open is over, but tennis is set to return this weekend to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The FILA Easter Bowl, one of the largest and most prestigious junior tennis tournaments in the country, will returns for a tournament that will feature a 64-person singles draw, and 32-team doubles draw. Divisions will include boys’ and girls’ 18s, 16s, 14s and 12 and under.

This year’s Easter Bowl, the 55th edition, will run from March 25 to April 1 as a USTA Level 1 event and the official USTA Spring National Championship.

Past champions of the event include some of the greatest American tennis icons of all time. John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, Jennifer Capriati and Andy Roddick are among those who’ve previously participated in the event.

Current American stars who have also participated in the past include Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Jenson Brooksby, Mackenzie McDonald, Marcos Giron, Claire Liu and Emma Navarro.

This year’s FILA Easter Bowl girls’ field is highlighted by 18’s No. 1 seed Valerie Glozman from Bellevue, Washington. Glozman returns as the reigning 16’s Easter Bowl champion.

The girls’ 18’s field is also headlined by Tianmei Wang of San Marino. Wang is the No. 1 ranked player for her age group in the state of California.

Boys participate in Easter Bowl qualifying at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in 2022.
Boys participate in Easter Bowl qualifying at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in 2022.

New Jersey’s James Lian headlines the field for the Boys 18’s and enters the Easter Bowl as the reigning champion of the USTA 18s Winter National Championships in Orlando. New York’s Stephan Gershfeld and Florida’s Tygen Goldammer round out the list of top three seeds in this age group.

The girls’ 16s top-seeded players include No. 1 seed Claire Hill of Cary, North Carolina, as well as No. 2 seed Leena Friedman, who is fresh off a championship in the 16s division at the USTA Winter National Championships.

The boys’ 16s field is led by No. 1 seed Dominick Mosejczuk of East Elmhurst, New York.

The Boys & Girls 12 & 14’s will start on Saturday, March 25 and the finals will be on Thursday, March 30th. The Boys & Girls 16's & 18's will start on Monday, March 27 and the finals will be on Saturday, April 1st. The full round-by-round schedule of play can be found on the FILA Easter Bowl website.

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Easter Bowl tennis, the premier junior event, returns to Indian Wells