Two Palm Beach County juniors one win away from Paris in Boca Raton
Boca Raton (CBS12) —
The best junior tennis players in the country are in Palm Beach County this week, trying to earn their way to Paris. And two Palm Beach County juniors are one win away from a chance to play in Roland-Garros, and an opportunity to play in the Junior French Open.
Both Coco Gauff of Delray Beach and Michael Heller of Boca Raton have earned their way to the girls and boys title match at the inaugural Render Vous a Roland-Garros. The winner is heading to the real Roland Garros to compete for a seed in the Junior French Open. Both local talents say they love the red clay.
"I always play on green clay, and I've never had a chance to play on red clay," says Heller. "I've always thought it was the coolest thing, so having the chance to go out there and compete for a spot at Roland-Garros would be unreal."
Victoria Flores came in all the way from Iowa for her chance to make it to Roland-Garros. She'll take on the Gauff tomorrow in the girls title match. Gauff loves her home town advantage.
"All my family and friends are coming out to support me," says Gauff. "I see a lot of familiar faces in the crowd, so it's defintely something comforting to experience on the court."
The girls final starts at 10 AM tomorrow at Boca West Country Club, followed by the Boys final right after.