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BRADENTON, FLA. > TENNIS
Victoria, 16, who studies at the U.S. Tennis Association training center in Boca Raton, Fla., won the USTA Girls' 18s national singles championship to earn a wild-card entry into the women's main draw at the U.S. Open. She defeated five of the tournament's top 10 seeds, including No. 3 Alexandra Kiick (Plantation, Fla., who went on to win the doubles title) 3--6, 6--1, 6--0 in the final, held in San Diego. Victoria is ranked 21st in the country among girls 18 and under.
BRICK, N.J. > SAILING
Jonathan, a senior at Christian Brothers Academy who sails for Metedeconk Yacht Club, became the first in International Lightning Class (a three-person 19-foot centerboard sloop) racing history to follow a Junior North American Championships win with a victory in the North American open. He skippered Jonathan Pottharst and Reed Balderidge to the junior title at the Houston Yacht Club. A week later Jonathan won the open there, crewing under his father, Jody, with his uncle, Jay Lutz.
STERLING, ILL. > WATERSKIING
Kunde, a 75-year-old retired factory superintendent and entrepreneur, set a pending age-group national jumping record (88 feet) and took second in the tricks and slalom events to win the men's 75--79 overall title at the U.S. Water Ski national championships in West Palm Beach, Fla. Kunde, a grandfather of 10 who is known for dyeing his hair orange when competing at nationals (a tradition he has upheld for the past 10 years), also holds U.S. jumping marks for ages 70--74 and 65--69.