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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 ISC Mar. 30 Mon. G18 singles

Didn't even know Ken was here! Should say hello before the match starts, once it starts I have no time! And, that can't be Ellah Nze???!!

Poking this on Fire 6 while I'm uploading pics on my SLOW laptop lol. Yesterday at Sushi boy pics were miraculously uploaded fast from the camera memory card to the laptop! Bless Sushi Boy? Lol.

Coach Bernstein of Michigan was early! Also NU asst. Coach methink? Along with OSU(Ok. St.), and both USC coaches...naturally congratulated both on the team's high ranking and chatted with coach Nott around 2pm! And, did coach Scrivano of BU come also? A guy wearing an Under Armour cap chatted incessantly..if he was, maybe he was proselytizing on the merits of 6 doubles games! Tireless PR effort, I'll give him that lol. EDIT; I think it was NU coach.

Also corrected the elderly umpire about the bowing custom in East Asia haha, chatted with another about the hot weather, and where's Lauren and her fig :sobbing: Marylynn back to her familiar umpire uniform!

And of course, Colette! Same hat, same sunglass(methink), basically the same attire! Her photographer partner was injured on his arm!! Still persisted in his 'duty'...hope it heals soon!

Darren Potkey wore a white polo one this time. And, was Shenay Perry at SB at night?! Not sure..lol. I was quite close to Coach Rinaldi and her ilk on several occasions!


Scores from ITF

1st Round
Ulyana SHIROKOVA (RUS) 6-3 7-5 Alexa CORCOLEOTES (USA)

Dominique SCHAEFER (PER) 6-4 6-3 Anna DOLLAR (USA)

Just glimpsed Domi doing her usual thang at crt8, once slipped after performing it haha. That's not a bad score by Anna.

Ingrid NEEL (USA) [7] 6-3 6-3 Helen Abigail ALTICK (USA)

Ingrid is that rara avis, serve and volleyer. Persisted, verra good too, but Helen reacted reasonably well methink, passing, etc. And drove quite well, so harassed Ingrid a lot. Crt 5.

Jade LEWIS (NZL) 6-2 6-2 Alexandra MILLER-KRASILNIKOV (USA)

Amanda ANISIMOVA (USA) 6-2 6-4 Mia HORVIT (USA) [13]

Amanda was tall, taller than Mia, and her drives were quite sharp: that said, Mia's condition was dire :sobbing: Nothing was working.

Caty MCNALLY (USA) 6-3 7-5 Alexandra SANFORD (USA) [10]

Jenna FRIEDEL (USA) 7-5 4-6 6-3 Gabriella POLLNER (USA)

Katherine SEBOV (CAN) [6] 4-6 6-4 6-1 Ena SHIBAHARA (USA)

Rachel LIM (USA) 6-1 6-1 Sabrina FAYBYSHEV (USA)

Lim, lefty, drove quite well. Crt14, just had a peek.

Chiara LOMMER (USA) 4-6 6-1 6-3 McKenzie MAJERLE (USA)

Wow, what an effort by Majerle, mossed this.

Jessica HINOJOSA GOMEZ (MEX) 7-6(1) 6-4 Stephanie HAZELL (USA)

Same here, by Stephanie.

Caroline DOLEHIDE (USA) [8] 6-0 6-2 Meghan KELLEY (USA)

Meghan fought, drove well, but her volleys were again not working :sobbing: Caro, effective first strike tennis, scoring numerous winners including service returns. Small steps were very good too, so moved quite well for her size.

Ndindi Inziani MWARUKA (USA) 6-3 6-4 Tereza KOPLOVA (CZE)

Emma Christine HIGUCHI (USA) 6-1 7-6(5) Meible CHI (USA)

Only glimpsed the 2nd set from time to time, Chi attacked well so harassed Emma tons, but also committed errors after rallies.

Maria MATEAS (USA) [15] 6-7(5) 6-2 6-0 Andrea KEVAKIAN (USA)

Andrea is another competent retriever so thought the match could be long lol. Returned Maria's sharp drives very well, with pace even. But Maria's aggression eventually paid off.

Seira SHIMIZU (JPN) 6-4 6-1 Alana SMITH (USA)

Morgan COPPOC (USA) 3-6 6-3 6-3 Alexandra SABE (USA)

Glimpsed the 1st(MM was there) then watched from Morgan 3-0 lead in the 3rd. Did not help my schedule by wasting bps lol. Was surprised by Sabe's sharp drives in the 1st, but in the 2nd, she was a tad overwhelmed by Morgan's relentless aggression. But still could attack sharply, so I guess Morgan's defense also contributed.
Who was that guy wearing UNC cap, Zeke Clark? :)  He was at Claremont too. Whoever he was,  rooted for Morgan!

Sofia KENIN (USA) [2] 6-0 6-1 Mimi LEVINE (USA)

2015 ISC Mar. 30 G16

Scores from: Can't copy the scores easily, not good.



First, watched a game of Noel vs Almeida?  A wore yellow visor? Darker haired girl seemed pretty good. She was aggressive as well but A returned well.

Next, EASON def. CLARK

CRT9.

C's from seemed good, especially bh, so rallies were long.

GADALOV HARVEY

H hit well, but failed the patience test imposed by Jen, lots of volley misses. Jen has time to scratch her arm after hitting, witnessed at Claremont, proud successor to Makarova and COP! RETIED HER Shoes after getting broken lol.

Taco life t shirt spotted.

Overcast in the morning, as usual per Carson.

Ewing def. CAMPANA

Impressed by C's composure, hit patiently, so attacked well. Good matchup against Salma's power, too bad couldn't watch more. Once made strong bh then lob winner combo.
USC coaches watched this. Crt8. Both took their time though, so left lol.

Oh the scores, still no remote control function? How cumbersome for the umpires.

MOUSTAFA VAN LINGE

SO impressed with the losers at crt 5 @ 2!!! Both hit SO well! I thought Elena was taller lol. Anyway her fhs were so sharp! Even lobbed well. And very comfortable at net. Both were aggressive so it was a fun match. Jenna's face and build reminds me of Lauren Davis lol. Elena looks a bit like...Natalie Portman? Haha.

LI JANKOWSKI

Cali: strong fh, can hit early defensively, even sending those balls to the corner, movement could be better(re: Cici, her defence), bh is good too. Drives were low with pace so could induce errors from Li. Li had variety as well, making a brilliant soft drop volley winner against J's high paced drive. J said sorry after benefiting from net cord. Bh slice was good too.
Lobbed patiently against Li's slice attack. Her th drive from looks a bit like Cici's?
Most college coaches watched this. ROGERS' dad was around. No Quit, who? And was that Grant Chen? Decked in a Bruins attire!

Coach Nilsson just entered SB. And is waiting for his coffee. 7:20 am! Actually he is eating too.

Anyway. The Millers came so had a nice chat, too bad Alaina couldn't get in as LL in singles or in doubles!

HEWITT MULJAT

Shocked. H was tall, and played first strike tennis. Pace too good. Loved Jessi's stoicism though. Her mom was pale witnessing this slaughter, but it's ok. It's not always about winning.
Anyway, was so impressed with H's game. Note that Jessi actually played well against Aney at ITF RSF. Not good for Elysia, who plays her next lol!

All coaches came to watch, even Iowa? except USC. And, was that Taylor Davis? And who was that girl with whom she chatted? Didn't look like Hauger?

Anyway so later intensely quizzed Nicole about H's background, interrupting her Subway lunch! Haha. Even assured her that they might go far:

But Hewitt/Mossmer lost lol, because H committed gazillion of errors haha. M poached well, and a Blondie: Willson? played well, drove well. But stop staring at me at every time ! :p

Van Linge team won, but Van team poached real well, tight to the end.

Cali/Duong team lost, D committed many errors but made some nice plays, was fierce. Campania passed well.

Glad Conard dbls moved to crt2 so I could watch! I think she volleys better than Christina Makarova lol, same FILA girl!
That said, was surprised at Clark's variety, almost dominated the later stage with her excellent bh slices and such.





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