The Organizing Committee of the Copa del Café thanks the players and coaches, many of whom have traveled great distances to be here, who year in and year out provide our tournament with such stellar tennis talent. We also thank the sponsors and the board and members of the Costa Rica Country Club who provide the resources for us to make this tournament happen, and many thanks as well to the personnel of the CRCC who provide such essential support behind the scenes. Good organization requires teamwork not only in managing operations in and around the courts, but also from maintenance, restaurant, communications, security, and other people. Without their dedicated work and professionalism our tournament would not be what it is today.

We are proud to congratulate the winners of our 53rd tournament, thank them for their participation, and invite them to return in 2018 if their age permits. We invite you to join us again in January of 2018 for the 54th Copa del Café.
In the first Boys semifinal singles action 5TH seed Oliver CRAWFORD faced off against 3rd seed Trent BRYDE, both of USA. For both it was the third consecutive 3 set match in five intense days of tournament play where both players, as all other semifinalists, had to beat top boys to get to their semifinal berth. CRAWFORD prevailed 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.

Play was intense again in the Boys single draw as the final four players take their berths in the semifinals. No. 5 seed Oliver CRAWFORD (USA) beat back unseeded Sangeet SRIDHAR (USA) in a tough 3 sets 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to put an end to SRIDHAR´s run into the quarterfinals after defeating no. 1 seed VITTAR of Argentina in the first round. CRAWFORD has continued winning tough, taking the last 2 matches in 3 sets.

Perfect tennis weather again welcomed players and fans on Day 3 of the Copa del Café 2017 as 32 matches were played in the 3rd round of Boys and Girls singles and 2nd round of doubles. The reduced number of matches was an agreeable respite from the hectic 64 match pace of Days 1 and 2.

Excellent sunny weather with moderate temperatures continued on the second day of play at the Copa del Café 2017. Another 64 matches were played: 32 Boys and Girls second round singles and 32 first round doubles matches.

Splendid sunny weather with moderate temperatures blessed the Copa 2017 first round singles action as 64 matches were completed on the courts of the Costa Rica Country Club. The day was not kind to local players as all went down in this first round, although Sebastian QUIROS of CRC and other Ticos played well. QUIROS was overmatched by the strong play of no. 5 seed Oliver CRAWFORD of USA in televised night match play.

The 53rd Copa del Café is now underway. Well, at least the Qualy is underway. A 27 player Boys´ Qualy started 31 December 2016, continuing tomorrow January 1 with 8 matches. The Girls´ Qualy features only 13 players with many byes as the top 3 go directly into the Main Draw along with winners of the 5 matches today.

Tournament Commentary, Results & Replays

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Key Dates & Player Lists

Key upcoming dates concerning the 2018 Copa include the following:

19 December 2017
Registration Deadline 18U
13 January 2018
Start of Qualy
15 January 2018
Start of Main Draw
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