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Melanie is from Cresskill, New Jersey is an outgoing and sociable person who is very easy to get along with.  She is 17 years old, has a shoe obsession and is a frozen yogurt addict.  Melanie is a very good tennis player and has been playing tennis at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy for the past three years.   She will be attending the University of Miami in the fall.   –Georgina Sellyn


Maximilian Bschorer was born on January 18, 1991. He has been in this academy for a very long time! Ever since his first day of school he has been an “A” student. He is playing tennis since he was 7 years old. His hobbies are: video games, golf, chillin’ and of course tennis! Some times we were used to go and play some golf, he is really good at it!  He has a lots of favorite music, like: Böhse Onkelz, Die Aerzte, Bullet for My Valentine, Hollywood Undead, Thousand Foot Krutch, Ramstein, Slipknot, Korn, Coldplay.  He really likes to read books and getting something from them. By the way he got accepted in a very good university! However he is a very interesting person and you will not get tiered with him.  — Nikita Kupshuk

Danil Ovechkin was born in Vladivostok, 31 of may in 1991. He has been in this academy for five years, and has been a very good student in school and on a tennis court. He was making up everything on time and almost an “A” student in The Pendleton School. During these years he has made a lot of progress and a lot of friends who love him for what he is.  He loves his family and every time he speaks to them wants to go back. His hobbies are: tennis, snowboard, hockey,  he loves taking photos and listening to music. He likes comedies because he thinks that comedies make you live longer! His favorite book is ” War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy. I am sure that everybody will remember this great guy!  — Nikita Kupshuk

Guilherme Lima Ciciliati Fagundes was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, in August 27, 1992. Guilherme has two sisters, one older than him called Mariana who is 19 years old, and a younger one called Juliana who is 16.  He is a tennis player here at IMG and he started playing when he was 7 years old because he wanted to do some physical activity. He started to take tennis as a serious thing and with 15 year old he started to compete. Two years ago he came to IMG because he wanted to play tennis and try to go to college here in the US.  He hasn’t decided which college he wanst to go because first he wants to return to Brazil for 6 months and then think about it.  He love electronic music and he’s very easy-going.  Everyone loves to be around him.  — Carolina di Paula

Heather was born on May 19th 1992.  Last week she celebrated her 18th Birthday, Happy Birthday Heather!  As many of us know, Heather is an amazing tennis player.  Last September Heather won the US Open Juniors!  She played an amazing tournament and came out on top.  Heather is from Gurnsey in the United Kingdom.  About 5-6 years ago, Heather moved out to IMG to play tennis.  She believed that Bollettieri was the tennis academy that could take her to the next level.  After her win at the US Open Heather decided to turn pro.  She is now a professional tennis player and once she has graudated in a couple of weeks, she will be a full time touring pro.  Heather is not only an amazing tennis player, she is an amazing person.  She has been a good friend to me since I first met her and I hope that everything turns out the way she wants it to.  She has worked hard over the years and sacrificed many things along with her family.  They deserve all that comes their way!  Good luck Heather, I know you are gonna do something amazing!

Frizzi was born on April 16th 1993.  She was originally from Germany but moved out to IMG for the tennis program and Pendleton.  Frizzi is a good tennis player and has gotten herself into Davidson College.  This is a great achievement in itself but Frizzi graduate a year early as she is still only 17!  It is a great acheivement for her and I am sure that she will do very well at College!  Good luck Frizzi!

Christina was born on January 22nd 1992.  She is originally from Surabaya, Indonesia but moved to IMG to play tennis.  Christina has played tennis now at IMG for quite a long time.  She is an extremly friendly person that gets along with everyone.  Next year she will attend Presbyterian College.  She will play on the tennis team.  I think that Christina will be extremly succesful there.  I wish Christina the best of luck for the future!