A trio of youth tennis players affiliated with the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis & Wellness Center in Zephyrhills earned trophy honors at the 2021 “Little Mo” East Regionals at BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
- Carter Smallwood, won the 10 and under boys division
- Diego Custodio, won the 11 and under boys division
- Lauren Carpenter, took third place in the 12 and under girls division
The regional tournament featured more than 140 youth players ages 8 to 12.
The top four athletes in each division qualify for the 24th annual “Road to the Little Mo Nationals” in Austin, Texas, in September.
The event is described as one of the nation’s prestigious youth championships. Many widely known collegiate players and tennis professionals have participated in “Little Mo” tournaments over the years. Past winners include Andy Roddick and CoCo Guaff, to name just two.
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