Representing New England at the WTT Junior National Tournament in San Diego in August, 2011, Graham Alrutz (far right), son of Wesleyan tennis coach Ken Alrutz, was one of three boys on the New Englnd Shrimps squad that went on to place 10th of 16 teams involved. Also on the N.E. team was Camden Smith of Dedham, Mass. (behind Graham), son of Wesleyan graduate Renney Smith '78, for whom Wesleyan's synthetic turf field, Smith Field, is named.
Many of the nation’s most promising junior tennis players competed in the WTT Junior Nationals. This tournament is a premier national junior invitational event featuring 16 co-ed teams from throughout the U.S. The teams used the WTT format during their three days of non-elimination draw competition. In addition to the competition, players also participated in seminars and a clinic hosted by event host and WTT co-founder Billie Jean King (seen in photo with members of the New England squad).
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