Kang, Moreira Lanai, Ngounoue, Ward win 2022 US Open Junior Sportsmanship Awards

September 12, 2022

FLUSHING, N.Y., September 11, 2022 – Four of the US Open’s future stars were awarded as the inaugural winners of the Junior Sportsmanship Award at the 2022 US Open.

One boy and one girl from the able-bodied and wheelchair divisions were each presented with the honor for exemplifying good sportsmanship on and off the court. Kyle Kang and Dahnon Ward were the respective winners in the boys’ divisions, while Clervie Ngounoue and Jade Moreira Lanai won the girls’ awards.

The American pair of Kang and Ngounoue both had strong showings in New York, reaching the quarterfinals in the boys’ and girls’ singles draws, respectively.

In the inaugural US Open Junior Wheelchair Championships, the first-ever junior wheelchair Grand Slam of any kind, both Moreira Lanai and Ward left with champion’s hardware. The Brazilian swept the girls’ singles and doubles titles, while Ward partnered Ben Bartram to victory in boys’ doubles after finishing runner-up to him in singles.

The award is designed to raise awareness for the USTA’s emphasis on sportsmanship and is selected by a committee including the tournament director and other tournament staff.