In light of the viral video about Gabby Price, our friend Guga points to another tennis prodigy that was crowned 4 years ago: Deiton Baughman.
Here's the promo video on local Fox News affiliate that reminded Guga of the Gabby price vid:
Deiton Baughman Video
Deiton appears to still be playing competitive tennis, but he is not the top dog in 18s. This just shows that the top kids at 9 and 12 years old are not necessarily the top at 18 and much less 24.
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we all know what happened to Justin Gimelstob the former number 1 junior in the world. who played with ashway string ( crap strings )
Well, he became a TV announcer. Hehe
Correction we all know what happened to his tennis career. even though i do have a loss to his brother.
Justin is a wimp, I had the same injury and still have disc material floating around my nerve canal, get some numbness is left foot occasionally. It is no fun, luckily I had a lot of room around my nerve so material doesn't pinch too much.
Floating disc material in the nerve canal. That's scary!
Yep, been able to play tennis, hoops, golf, softball for over 10 years with it in there, however it does shift occasionally and that shuts me down for a few days. I can tell when that is coming. Doc said if you are playing golf month after rupture we are not going in ti fish that stuff out.
Deiton Baughman's 2012 results:
|Dec 03||B18 GA||QF||Orange Bowl Int'l Tennis Championships, Plantation, FL(USA)|
|Nov 26||B18 G1||1/16||Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, Bradenton, FL(USA)|
|Sep 24||Fut.||1/16||USA F26 Futures, Irvine, CA(USA)|
|Sep 10||Fut.||[Q]||USA F24 Futures, Claremont, CA(USA)|
|Sep 02||B18 GA||1/32||US Open, New York, NY(USA)|
|Aug 03||B18||1/8||USTA National Championships, Kalamazoo, MI(USA)|
|Jul 15||B18||SF||National Clay Court Championships, Delray Beach, FL(USA)|
|Jul 02||B18||Win.||USTA National Open, Lakewood, CA(USA)|
|May 12||B18||1/8||USTA National Open, Lakewood, CA(USA)|
|Apr 09||B18 GB1||1/16||Easter Bowl ITF, Rancho Mirage, CA(USA)|
|Apr 02||B18 G1||1/16||USTA International Spring Championships, Carson, CA(USA)|
|Mar 26||B18 G4||F||USTA ITF Claremont, CA, Claremont, CA(USA)|
|Mar 19||Fut.||[Q]||USA F8 Futures, Costa Mesa, CA(USA)|
|Feb 25||B18||1/16||USTA National Open, Palm Desert, CA(USA)|
Did you see the Fox News video on Deiton?
Here's a write up on his surprising run at the 2012 Orange Bowl: http://www.usta.com/Youth-Tennis/Junior-Competition/unseeded_baughm...
Yeah, DB is still only 16 or 17 now but is top 10 in country for high school juniors not too bad. But the road to the pro's is quite a long one.
Nice compact forehand, flat steady backhand. How's his serve?