| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In the 2015 U.S. Open Girls Singles final, American Sofia Kenin fell to second-seeded Dalma Galfi of Hungary, 7-5, 6-4.

Kenin began her fortnight earlier than Galfi, as her win in Kalamazoo, Mich. earned her a main draw wildcard, where she lost to Mariana Duque-Mariño in straight sets. In juniors, the 16-year-old American breezed through the draw, losing just one set in the quarterfinals before laying down a double bagel in that same match against the number 13 seed, Vera Lapko. In the semis, she ended hopes of an all-Hungarian final in taking out 11th-seeded Fanny Stollar in straight sets, but was in for a tougher fight against Stollar's countrywoman on Sunday.

“I played really good. I was fighting until the end, and she has a really good serve so it's really tough to play if she's having a good serve,” said Kenin. “But overall, it was a great tournament. I felt I did the best I can in the finals.”

A win in Flushing punctuates a breakout 12 months for the 17-year-old Galfi, who won the Eddie Herr International Junior Championships last December and reached the semifinals of the Australian Open Junior Championships one month later. Winning the Wimbledon girl's doubles title with Stollar, Galfi is in the midst of transitioning onto the senior ranks, and has already won five ITF Circuit titles in singles and doubles, the most recent coming in March.

"I can't really explain my feelings right now," said Galfi. "I'm just really happy how I did in last week. I think I did a really great job, and played really well the whole tournament. I'm really proud that I could represent my country, I can present my country with this trophy. I'm really happy that I could do that for my country and for myself.

Close to her WTA career high ranking of 436th, Galfi still has a long way to go before catching Timea Babos, the highest ranked Hungarian at 74th in the world.