BOULDER, Colo. - Santa Barbara produced the youngest champions at this year's 3-Wall Juniors. Luis Fernandez amazed all the spectators as he played well beyond his 9 years en route to a singles title and runner-up in the 15-Under Consolation doubles. Fernandez defeated fellow T.G.O.P. teammate Daniel Mora in two games, 21-18, 21-5.
Bryan Trejo was equally impressive as he won the Junior 11-Under final over Tucson's Andres Maldonado 21-13, 21-8.
San Jose's Briant Mendiola returned to the winner's circle in the Boy's 13-Under division. Mendiola served his way to a dominant win over Tucson's Jorge Pimentel, 21-8, 21-1. Mendiola teamed with Edwin Laredo two win the Boy's 15-Under doubles.
New York's Robert "Bobby" Lee (shown here returning a shot from the long line) had no answer for Lake Forest's Anthony Collado in the first game of the Boy's 19-Under championship match, losing 21-6. Lee was able to swing the momemtum and win the title in three games, (6), 11, 9.
It looked like another easy win for Collado, who was the defending champion, but in the second game, Lee rediscovered a devastating serve that Collado couldn't adjust to: a crack serve to the right.
"My one-wall game really helped, and once I had my serve going, it gave me more confidence." Lee said.
Lee completed the slam as he and Collado paired in the 19-Under Doubles to defeat Anthony Sullivan and Kaelen Rae, 21-13. 21-10.
Sullivan looked unstoppable in the 17-Under division, defeating Alex Guadarrama 21-3, 21-8.
Tucson's Jesus Avila won the Boy's 15-Under singles, defeating Agustin Santiago of Santa Barbara, 21-2, 21-4.
Rosita Howard took another title to Tucson defeating 520 teammate Kena Byrd, 21-15, 21-5.
The Colorado Handball Association laid out an impressive spread, bringing in an afternoon BBQ for the players and fans.
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