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Sunday, February 14, 2016

2016 National Selection tournament(PVCC) 2nd day

Had to. I HAD to leave early to spot that Evening Grosbeak. Most elite tennis players I'll see them from Newport Beach, and frankly I've seen them all; Evening Grosbeak waits for no man/woman lol.

So left during the later 2nd set between Katie vs Sedona.  In vain -_-   Couldn't find it, yet again...

Gabby showed up again lol, and another surprise guest was Constance!  To think of it Grace wasn't the only player to withdraw..haha.

Girls' 18 Doubles

SF Mossmer/Peus d. Wan/Zhao 8-2

Could watch a bit.

SF (1) Smith/Van Alphen d. (3) Ferrari/PITTS 8-6

Same here. That's a good win imo, because Ferrari is a damn good doubles player; CU is lucky to have her.

Q Wan/Zhao d. (2) Hand/Lahey 8-6

Lahey made errors, although her firepower did overwhelm the opponents. Hand made some nice plays at net after Lahey disrupted them with her power.  W/Z are good hitters, so maybe were a bit more solid methinks.

Q Mossmer/Peus d. Possokhova/Tabachnik 8-4

Just could watch the first part, so can't really say.

Q (3) Ferrari/PITTS d. Abdelouahid/Willson 8-4

Same here.

Q (1) Smith/Van Alphen d. Gevargiz/Van Linge 8-6

Gevargiz vs Smith's volley duel was kinda fierce. Pretty tight match.

And, did Sam always twirl and flip the racquet like that? Pretty fluent lol.

Now when did VL buy a goggle lol.

So I elected to go to RLP from the singles play, since I haven't seen Katie play singles at all this tournament. And wanted to check out Deming, Stein..

SF (2) Sedona Gallagher d. (3) Niluka Madurawe 6-2; 6-2
SF (1) Cali Jankowski d. (4) Julia Deming 6-4; 6-4

Q (2) Sedona Gallagher d. (7) Katie Volynets 6-4; 7-6

Sedona really has improved...in a couple of months lol. I didn't think her game was that special against Kiss at Irvine, but now...lol.

Katie is just such a good hitter; reminiscent of Brooke Austin; supreme confidence, and great execution. The more surprising was Sedona being able to hang with her lol. Katie was relentlessly moving Sedona side to side, yet Sedona managed to track most of them!  To show such movement from such a tall frame...verra impressive stuff. Maybe she has good anticipation?  And by now she's such a good attacker; whenever Katie sent neutral balls just whacked it, at least eliciting Katies' forced errors.
So the points were long, and Katie not infrequently made errors, many of them forced errors.
Her serve didn't help either I guess, since Sedona relentlessly attacked those.

(3) Niluka Madurawe d. Josie Frazier 6-3; 6-4

Too bad I couldn't watch this.

(4) Julia Deming d. Lauren Stein 4-6; 6-4; 6-2

So who was who; skinny one with a verra nice attacking game reminiscent of young Cici; or a plumper? one haha, with a very nice variety. The latter also could attack the lines, and she tended to hit with more spin, compared to the former's razor-like drives with angles. Just checked TRN and I think the former is Stein.  She hit with all her might, and very well too, but maybe too young to hit with full power; kinda seemed to run out of gas against Deming's sound play. But pretty promising attacking game methinks, as I said, rather reminiscent of young Cici.

Q (1) Cali Jankowski d. Amy Huang 6-7; 6-1; 6-4

Just had a glimpse, Amy's power was again formidable, but still thought it was on Cali's racquet. Well, I guess this tournament was her's to lose lol. Should be a good one against Sedona tomorrow.

Q (2) Carson Branstine d. (6) Christie Wan 4-6; 6-1; 6-0

Well, won a set; as I said, Chris is past the level of 'sleeper hit' lol.

Q (3) Sydney Van Alphen d. Ryan Peus 7-6; 6-3

Thought this might be close.

Q (8) Hannah Zhao d. Anastasiya Joyner 6-2; 6-0

Q (5) Nicole Mossmer d. (1) Clarissa Hand 6-3; 7-5 

Thought this match might be long what with both players' play style, too bad couldn't watch this.

PL-S (6) Christie Wan d. Ryan Peus 6-4; 6-4; 10-7
PL-S Anastasiya Joyner d. (1) Clarissa Hand Wo (ink)
CQ Meghan O'Malley d. Katya Tabachnik 6-1; 7-5
CQ Jennamarie Gordon d. Paulina Ferrari 6-2; 6-1
CQ (4) Camille Favero d. REGINA PITTS 6-2; 6-0
CQ Hind Abdelouahid d. Ashley Lahey Wo (ink)
R2 Meghan O'Malley d. Tatum Burger 3-6; 6-0; 10-8
R2 Katya Tabachnik d. Elena Van Linge 6-2; 7-6
R2 Jennamarie Gordon d. Katie Chang 6-0; 6-1
R2 Paulina Ferrari d. Emily Rees Def (ns)
R2 REGINA PITTS d. Catherine Cable 6-4; 1-6; 10-8

R2 (4) Camille Favero d. Samantha Smith 6-1; 3-6; 11-9

I actually was interested in this match. Sam again shows promise! Coach Jones must be pleased. Too bad I couldn't watch one single match of Camille lol.

R2 Hind Abdelouahid d. Danielle Willson 6-2; 6-1

Too bad I missed this too.

R2 Ashley Lahey d. Gillian Parker 6-1; 6-1

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