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Thursday, July 20, 2017

2017 Clay National] Marquee singles matches 7/21

Wonder how those two Midwesterners will fare:

Crawley vs Miller

Haven't seen M so interested.

Jackson vs Marsh

I did see J play against Ma at the EB and commended both. Just defeated Owensby.
Haven't seen M, but she's dispensing bagels left and right:

16 (2) Ruth Marsh d. (11) Jenna DeFalco 6-3; 6-0
32 (2) Ruth Marsh d. Yashna Yellayi 6-1; 6-1
64 (2) Ruth Marsh d. Keegan McCain 6-0; 6-0
128 (2) Ruth Marsh d. Mia Linam 6-0; 6-0

All 4 are playing G16 National next month.

2017 Clay National 7/20 singles Players of the day

Meg Kowalski.

Hasn't played much recently, but did a creditable job against GOAT wannabe Gauff.

Here is Gauff's singles results for perspective:

USTA Girls' 18 National Clay Court Championships
Start Date: 7/16/2017 End Date: 7/23/2017
Girls' 18 Singles (Draw Line - 25)
16 (17) Cori Gauff d. (17) Meg Kowalski 7-5; 6-7(3); 7-5
32 (17) Cori Gauff d. (10) Alyvia Jones 6-3; 6-4
64 (17) Cori Gauff d. Hailey Wilcox 6-1; 6-0
128 (17) Cori Gauff d. Isabella DiLaura 6-0; 6-2

Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros Start Date: 4/19/2017 End Date: 4/22/2017 Girls' 18 Singles (Draw Line - 4)
F Cori Gauff d. (2) Victoria Flores 6-2; 6-1
SF Cori Gauff d. (4) Katya Townsend 7-5; 6-1
Q Cori Gauff d. (1) Victoria Emma 6-2; 6-3
16 Cori Gauff d. Enya Forgaci 6-3; 6-1

Icy Hot USTA Southern Level 2 Championships BG 16 & 18 Start Date: 3/31/2017 End Date: 4/3/2017
Girls' 18 Singles (Draw Line - 1)
F (1) Cori Gauff d. (2) Allison Mulville 6-2; 6-1
SF (1) Cori Gauff d. (5) Chelsea Sawyer 6-1; 6-2
Q (1) Cori Gauff d. (5) Lily LaBiche 6-1; 6-2
16 (1) Cori Gauff d. Maria Thibault 6-1; 6-0

55th Junior Orange Bowl International Start Date: 12/11/2016 End Date: 12/20/2016
Girls' 12 Main (Draw Line - 128)
F (2) Cori Gauff d. (4) Katrina Scott 6-4; 7-6(4)
SF (2) Cori Gauff d. (3) Vivian Ovrootsky 6-1; 7-5
Q (2) Cori Gauff d. Stela Peeva 6-1; 6-0
16 (2) Cori Gauff d. (9) Anne Lutkemeyer 6-2; 6-1
32 (2) Cori Gauff d. Rachel Gailis 6-2; 6-2
64 (2) Cori Gauff d. Jade Haller 6-1; 6-3
128 (2) Cori Gauff d. Susana Souhrada 6-0; 6-0

Eddie Herr International Championships at IMG Academy Start Date: 11/23/2016 End Date: 12/4/2016
Girls' 16 Singles (Draw Line - 9)
Q (9) Emma Navarro d. (8) Cori (WC) Gauff 6-4; 7-5
16 (8) Cori (WC) Gauff d. (14) Amber O'Dell 6-1; 6-0
32 (8) Cori (WC) Gauff d. Ali (Q) Despain 6-1; 6-1
64 (8) Cori (WC) Gauff d. Camila Ordonez 6-0; 6-1

USTA National Selection Tournament- October (Columbus Day Open) Start Date: 10/8/2016 End Date: 10/10/2016
Girls' 18 Singles (Draw Line - 9)
F (3) Cori Gauff d. (4) Anna Bright 6-2; 7-6
SF (3) Cori Gauff d. (7) Ellie Wright 6-0; 6-1
Q (3) Cori Gauff d. Lindsay Zimmermann 7-5; 7-5
16 (3) Cori Gauff d. Cassie McLay 6-0; 6-1
32 (3) Cori Gauff d. Alana Wolfberg 6-3; 7-6
Girls' 18 Doubles (Draw Line - 5) 16 Sundaram/Zimmermann d. (4) Gauff/Hurley

 USTA National Championships - Girls 18's & 16's Start Date: 8/6/2016 End Date: 8/14/2016
Girls' 18 Singles (Draw Line - 150)
32 (5) Amanda Anisimova d. Cori Gauff 6-1; 6-0
64 Cori Gauff d. Ivana Corley 6-4; 6-4
128 Cori Gauff d. (17) Janice Shin 7-5; 6-4
256 Cori Gauff d. Sarah Bahsoun 6-4; 6-1

 Consolation:
5Q (3) Caroline Dolehide d. Cori Gauff 7-6(2); 6-1
R4 Cori Gauff d. Helen Altick 6-3; 2-2

 USTA National Clay Court Championship Start Date: 7/17/2016 End Date: 7/24/2016
Girls' 18 Singles (Draw Line - 37)
16 (9) Isabella Lorenzini d. Cori Gauff 6-3; 6-2
32 Cori Gauff d. Kate Paulus 4-6; 6-4; 6-2
64 Cori Gauff d. (5) Cameron Corse 6-0; 6-2
128 Cori Gauff d. Anna Riedmiller 6-2; 6-3
 Consolation:
CQ (9) Elysia Bolton d. Cori Gauff 6-4; 7-5
QQ Cori Gauff d. (9) Lexi Milunovich
 R5 Cori Gauff d. Stevie Kennedy 7-5; 6-4

Still dunno how she got to play G18 in the Nationals, when she played G12 at OB.

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 Hrastar, who defeed 3 seeded upperclassmen this tournament.

64 (33) Ava Hrastar d. (17) Julia Lilien 4-6; 7-5; 7-6(3)
128 (33) Ava Hrastar d. Muskan Mahajan 2-6; 6-1; 6-4
256 (33) Ava Hrastar d. Ana Elhom 3-6; 6-0; 6-2
Consolation:
5Q (33) Ava Hrastar d. (17) Sophia Graver 6-3; 6-4
R4 (33) Ava Hrastar d. (17) Isabella Lambert 6-7(4); 6-2; 10-7

Meets Gallagher again tomorrow.

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Kayla Wilkins, class of 2019. Slaying seed after seed at G16


16 Kayla Wilkins d. (4) Reilly Tran 1-6; 7-6(4); 6-1
32 Kayla Wilkins d. (33) Elise Mills 7-5; 6-3
64 Kayla Wilkins d. (33) Josephine Schaffer 6-4; 6-2
128 Kayla Wilkins d. (10) Britt Pursell 6-4; 6-4

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Upset on Clay Nationals 7/19

Happened in doubles;


32 (17) Kuckelman/Kuckelman d. (2) Courville/Marsh 7-6(5); 7-6(6)
32 (17) Broadus/McCain d. (5) Crawley/Graham 6-1; 6-1


I'm not sure I've seen those 4. The Kuckelmans and Courville/Marsh.


But I've seen those 3 of 4, except McCain(is she related to...?), and the score is very surprising, never mind the winner. Maybe Fiona was too exhausted after squeaking by Collins(another Georgian)?

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 32 (17) Dush/Giavara d. (4) Graham/Stein 6-3; 6-2
 32 Carney/Vroman d. (17) Blake/Kowalski 6-2; 3-6; 10-5

More shocking developments in G18...! I don't even know those 4 winners(I may've seen Dush play a bit)

2017 Clay National G18 singles 7/19

Girls' 18 Singles


32 (2) Abigail Forbes d. Jennamarie Gordon 6-1; 6-1
32 (9) Emma Navarro d. (33) Callie Creath 6-0; 6-0
32 (6) Rachel Lim d. (17) Yekaterina Alferova 7-5; 6-2
32 (17) Alexa Noel d. (16) Rena Lin 5-7; 7-5; 6-1
32 (3) Sedona Gallagher d. (33) Sonia Tartakovsky 7-6(3); 6-4
32 (17) Sophia Hatton d. (33) Julia Haynes 7-5; 5-7; 6-2
32 (7) Cali Jankowski d. (33) Raissa Lou 6-3; 6-3
32 (17) Angelica Blake d. (33) Nicole Conard 6-0; 5-7; 6-4
32 (17) Addison Guevara d. (11) Alana Wolfberg 6-4; 0-6; 6-1
32 (8) Anna Brylin d. (17) Tatum Burger 7-6(7); 6-3
32 (13) Katie Volynets d. (17) Dasha Kourkina 6-1; 6-2
32 (17) Amber O'Dell d. (4) Anika Yarlagadda 5-7; 6-4; 7-5
32 (15) Marlee Zein d. (17) Sophia Graver 6-4; 3-6; 6-1
32 (5) Briana Crowley d. (33) Ava Hrastar 6-3; 6-2
32 (17) Cori Gauff d. (10) Alyvia Jones 6-3; 6-4
32 (17) Meg Kowalski d. (1) Chelsea Kung 6-1; 6-3


The winner today of course is NJ lol. Went 3/4, and even Graver won a set from Zein.
Hand didn't even play here.

Lindsay Nelson; the last So. Cal superstar?

In Div. I singles, of course.

After her(NCAA singles consecutive finalist), none imo.

Recently,

Gibbs is a product of MW(as is Kristi Miller, McPhillips, Austin, DiLorenzo, Minor..)
Ahn and Anderson, NJ.
Embree/Will/Collins are Floridans.
Loeb/Elbaba, Eastern
Sanchez/Schnack are from No. Cal.

Hardebeck and Xepoleas did have a part in their teams' remarkable run, but individually, flopped.
Manasse made 1 slam final(she also has defeated Loeb at WAATC), and was probably more proficient in doubles.
Shibahara reached the final in her maiden slam, WAATC. Also with Hart reached the final of NIIC.

I guess Barte is the closest. Not only did she win multiple doubles slams, won WAATC, was a nemesis of Juricova, won team NCAA(although losing to Embree)..
Stacy Tan won 2 team NCAAs, same as Hardebeck.

2017 Clay National G16 Singles Sweet 16 regional breakdown

Crawley
Snyder
Miller
Okpara
Yaloz
Howard
Andreach
Cubitt
Sorokko
Koenig
Wilkins
Tran
Jackson
Owensby
DeFalco
Marsh

3 Mid-Atlantic; Okpara, Howard, Tran
3 Eastern; Yaloz, Andreach, Sorokko
3 Southern; Cubitt, Wilkins, Marsh
2 MW; Miller, Jackson
2 Florida; Snyder, Owensby
1 Cal; DeFalco
1 Texas; Crawley
1 SW; Koenig

Lower half seems stronger to me, but we'll see.

2017 Fed Cup] So. Cal roster

Revealed today;

Per class;

Chen, Kerr
Zhao, Ewing, Jankowski, Colling
Lin

As with many other sections weaker than last year(what with the E.T.s and Mossmer), but still pretty good, all worthy of selection. Colling has been doing quite well recently; am curious how she plays.

Only 1 from last year(Zhao), and mostly veterans; unlike Southern, which has 3 from last year and 3 players from the class of 2019 and 2020. So. Cal has 4 class of 2018 players, Southern, only Kessler.

Now only MW, Eastern and Middle States left I believe.

2017 Clay National G18 singles regional breakdown

Of the remaining 32 players in MD;

CA; Volynets, Gordon, Jankowski, Haynes, Lin

NY; Kourkina, Lou, Hatton, Tartakovsky, Lim
NJ; Graver, O'Dell, Brylin, Noel

MW; Kowalski, Jones, Crowley, Yarlagadda
TX; Kung, Zein, Guevera, Creath

GA; Gauff, Hrastar, Alferova
FL; Wolfberg, Blake, Conard

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Players from class of 2020 onwards;

Gauff(2022), Hrastar, Volynets, Gallagher, Noel, Navarro

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Think the draw is top heavy.
Jones vs Gauff was probably the marquee singles match of the day, and 4 years? younger Gauff comfortably? won in 2.
She might meet Volynets from the 2nd quarter(who routed Kourkina), but we'll see.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Huge upsets at Clay G16 singles

http://m.tennislink.usta.com/TournamentHome/tournament.aspx?t=185879


64 (33) Neha Velaga d. (3) Gianna Pielet 7-6(2); 1-6; 7-5

Well it looks V is older, class of 2020.

64 Demi Snyder d. (12) Josie Frazier 6-4; 2-6; 7-5

Same class of 2019.

128 Kayla Wilkins d. (10) Britt Pursell 6-4; 6-4

Same.

Monday, July 17, 2017

2017 Clay National G18 7/17 scores of the day

64 Noel/Stearns d. (1) Brylin/Lim 6-1; 6-4

Class of 2020 beats class of 2018 elite doubles team. Could be a good combo, what with Noel's variety and defence, and Stearns' power. Stearns has always been excellent in doubles, as well.

(16) Alferova/Tripathy d. Despain/Navarro 7-6(4); 6-2

A huge upset. Seems like Georgians did pretty well today.

28 (17) Tatum Burger d. Hannah Lairmore 6-2; 6-3

Surprisingly easy win. That's a steal pick by Denver, getting Burger.


P.S.
64 (3) Gallagher/Kourkina d. Gordon/Spicer 6-1; 4-6; 10-7

Another interesting result, the last to get posted.