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Monday, October 31, 2016

On 2016 NIIC selections

Doubles

Did Minor/Ruder-Hook receive WC(lost to Broda/Robinson 5-8 at Regional semis). Manasse/Starr also received it(lost to teammates at NW R semis), also Hart/Shibahara.
So 2 teams are regional semifinalists, UCLA Quarterfinalist.

So, Michigan, Cal, Pepperdine have two teams competing(Pepperdine did not receive WC, they got in on their own).

Singles

At large

6 Regional finalists;
Aney
Kuhlman
Campbell
Dikosavljevic
Najarian
Livianu

Martins   Regional semifinalist. Lost in a very tough match against Aney. Can't argue, she was pretty good at WAATC as well.
Woolcock  Regional quarterfinalist, lost to Kuhlman 4,4. Also WAATC Quarterfinalist.
Ahmed Good choice, gave winner Lahey the hardest test at SW R. Quite impressive at WAATC as well, making the quarterfinals.
Chi Regional quarterfinalist. Lost to Daavettila in 3, and lost to Shibahara in 3 at ORACLE(Quarterfinalist).

USTA WC

Manasse. Retired at NW R rd of 16. Did she retire after being informed of this(she's coming off from injury).

ITA WC

Lushkova. Inspired choice. WAATC quarterfinalist.

Oracle Finalist

Stefani. Weird. Are winner and finalist guaranteed a spot? Anyway a good choice for sure, 'Fantasista' debuts at NY.

2 Auburn and Michigan players in singles. Same number as UF(both at large). Pepperdine and UNC leads with 3.

No Stanford(Regional finalists, Higuchi and Lampl/Yee) and USCal players.

Exactly half are foreigners. And they comprise 2/3 of regional winners.

6 freshmen are playing, is that a record or what; Shibahara, Daavettila, Chi, Christofi, Livianu and Lahey. 4 won something(whether Regional or Oracle), Livianu is Regional finalist.

The only WAATC Quarterfinalist who didn't make it is Keegan(who defeated Stefani at WAATC. Quarterfinalists are Carter, Lushkova, Di Lorenzo, Woolcock, Ahmed, Sharma, Shibahara, Keegan).
And if you add Austin..you know why Florida is the frontrunner for NCAA.
The only Oracle Quarterfinalist who didn't make it is Adamovic.
(from Stefani, Shankle, Lahey, Carter, Daavettila, Adamovic, Chi, Shibahara)

2016 So Cal Doubles Sectional link

http://m.tennislink.usta.com/TournamentHome/tournament.aspx?t=189270

Too bad the 1st week coincides with JKC, quite far from Palos Verdes too.

G18, Goulak/McQuaid, Ferrari/Wan seem to be frontrunners.

G16, Hayer/Haynes, Cheng/Pursell, Kiss/Wagner..

Can't attend the final day, too bad.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 Irvine link

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170797

Browsing G18 singles list,

Martinelli, Wan, Zhao and Choy seem to be frontrunners.

Will post on birding at separate blog

It was a bit ludicrous, combining both activities in one blog.

So birding posts will be on this blog

http://socalbirding.blogspot.com/

Atlanta Jr. ITF Doubles results

Scores from ITF

1st Round
Camille TOWNSEND (USA) / Katya TOWNSEND (USA) [1] BYE
Taylor BRIDGES (USA) / Sabina GRIGORIAN (USA) 6-3 6-3 Lucia DE SANTA ANA (URU) / Madison HWANG (USA)
Victoria HU (USA) / Yashna YELLAYI (USA) 6-0 6-1 Viktoriya TABUNSHCHYK (CAN) / Anika TYLEK (CAN)
Jordan HARRIS (USA) / Dagmar ZDRUBECKA (CZE) [7] 6-1 6-0 Cameron COMPALL (USA) / Zoe RADOJICIC (USA)

Georgia DRUMMY (IRL) / Mei Xu WU (CHN) [3] 6-7(8) 7-6(4) [10-8] Allison BOJCZUK (USA) / Mccartney KESSLER (USA) 

Drummy/Wu must be really good. That team, B/K was a title contender here.

Ashley CHANG (CAN) / Daniela VOLOH (CAN) 6-1 6-2 Mary Jean BRUMFIELD (USA) / Vanessa STRENG (USA)
Ali DESPAIN (USA) / Addison GUEVARA (USA) 6-2 6-2 Anna LETTO (USA) / Mayu TEZUKA (JPN)

Sophia HATTON (USA) / Shelly YALOZ (USA) [5] 6-0 2-6 [10-5] Chloe BECK (USA) / Jessi MULJAT (USA) 

I would say this is an upset.

Meredith G JONES (PHI) / Catherine XU (USA) [8] 6-2 6-4 Brianna GOMEZ (USA) / Amaya Faith LOPEZ-CLAY (USA)
Kylie COLLINS (USA) / Elizabeth TRULUCK (USA) 6-1 6-0 Francesca TRELLA (USA) / Olga ZAVAROTNAYA (BLR)
Swara KULKARNI (IND) / Sofia Camila ROJAS (USA) 6-2 6-3 Anna BARANOVSKI (USA) / Anna BOROVINSKAYA (USA)
Alyssa MAYO (USA) / Skyler MILLER (USA) [4] 6-3 6-1 Cheyenne EARLY (USA) / Alexandra NOBACK (USA)
Sydney JONES (USA) / Janice SHIN (USA) 6-2 6-3 Kennedy BRIDGFORTH (USA) / Khyanna SINGH (VIN) [6]
Yekaterina ALFEROVA (USA) / Nicole STEPHENS (USA) 6-4 6-3 Charlotte OWENSBY (USA) / Ellie PITTMAN (USA)
Victoria FLORES (USA) / Madeline MEREDITH (USA) 6-4 6-1 Laura CRIVEI (CAN) / Sanyukta GAWANDE (USA)
River HART (CAN) / Alexandra TUTECKY (CAN) [2] BYE

 2nd Round
Taylor BRIDGES (USA) / Sabina GRIGORIAN (USA) 1-6 7-6(5) [10-8] Camille TOWNSEND (USA) / Katya TOWNSEND (USA) [1] 
Victoria HU (USA) / Yashna YELLAYI (USA) 6-1 6-3 Jordan HARRIS (USA) / Dagmar ZDRUBECKA (CZE) [7]
Georgia DRUMMY (IRL) / Mei Xu WU (CHN) [3] 6-1 6-2 Ashley CHANG (CAN) / Daniela VOLOH (CAN)
Ali DESPAIN (USA) / Addison GUEVARA (USA) 4-6 6-2 [11-9] Sophia HATTON (USA) / Shelly YALOZ (USA) [5]
Meredith G JONES (PHI) / Catherine XU (USA) [8] 7-6(5) 3-6 [10-6] Kylie COLLINS (USA) / Elizabeth TRULUCK (USA)
Swara KULKARNI (IND) / Sofia Camila ROJAS (USA) 6-3 7-6(4) Alyssa MAYO (USA) / Skyler MILLER (USA) [4]
Sydney JONES (USA) / Janice SHIN (USA) 6-7(8) 7-6(4) [10-5] Yekaterina ALFEROVA (USA) / Nicole STEPHENS (USA)
Victoria FLORES (USA) / Madeline MEREDITH (USA) 6-4 6-0 River HART (CAN) / Alexandra TUTECKY (CAN) [2]

Quarterfinal
Taylor BRIDGES (USA) / Sabina GRIGORIAN (USA) 6-3 7-5 Victoria HU (USA) / Yashna YELLAYI (USA)
Ali DESPAIN (USA) / Addison GUEVARA (USA) Walkover Georgia DRUMMY (IRL) / Mei Xu WU (CHN) [3]
Meredith G JONES (PHI) / Catherine XU (USA) [8] 6-1 6-2 Swara KULKARNI (IND) / Sofia Camila ROJAS (USA)

Victoria FLORES (USA) / Madeline MEREDITH (USA) 6-1 6-2 Sydney JONES (USA) / Janice SHIN (USA) 

Surprisingly easy win.

Semifinal
Ali DESPAIN (USA) / Addison GUEVARA (USA) 6-1 6-3 Taylor BRIDGES (USA) / Sabina GRIGORIAN (USA) 

Dunno Grigorian but this is quite an upset imo.

Victoria FLORES (USA) / Madeline MEREDITH (USA) 6-4 6-3 Meredith G JONES (PHI) / Catherine XU (USA) [8]

Final
Victoria FLORES (USA) / Madeline MEREDITH (USA) 5-7 6-0 [10-8] Ali DESPAIN (USA) / Addison GUEVARA (USA)

D/G harassing the seniors so much. Guevara had better result than fellow Texans Jones/Shin!

2016 OC Tournament Sat.

Traffic on the way back was as usual tough, but the trip was definitely worth it. Enjoyed all matches.

Ferrari/Jankowski def. Evloeva/Willson

That was hilarious. I've never seen..haha. Looked good though!

A parent? was wearing an Auburn t shirt.

F wasn't too prominent in this match, that was my impression. Not that she played bad, just that she wasn't too active at net methinks. The losers again impressed me, W with her serve, drive and decent movement. Her net defense was also pretty good. E's passing shot attempts were pretty much spot on, especially later on. J dumped tons, trying to returning those.
Still. J was probably the best hitter among them, and served also very well. MP was her ace methinks.

Hayer/Wagner def. Deng/Ko

Not sure I've seen D/K before. Quite impressed. Their drive form was..they looked pretty young. H/W certainly seemed to have better form, and they were taller as well. W is a lefty(just checked TRN and D/K and W are class of 2019. Hayer is class of 2020).

But. D/K actually could hit very well, could produce pace, especially the smaller one. The taller one nonchalantly lobbed, and also hit quite well. Certainly outplayed H/W in the 1st set.

In the 2nd, H/W played more solidly, not making as much errors, and their relentless offense finally began to bore fruit. Could say they overpowered the opponents.
Match TB was maybe not much different, and the winners had an early lead 5-1, only to see their lead evaporate by D/K's offense(especially the smaller one, she seemed to have temper lol once throwing a racquet, but hit very well). Still they did not relinquish that tenuous lead. Later the taller one's lob got pounced. MP was W's passing shot?
Was interested in H's net presence, but she didn't have to rely on it too much in this match, just playing solid sufficed(driving, etc.). Serve returns were on point, attacked well.

Following is Hayer's school of interest, from TRN

Boston College   
Brown   
Duke   
Harvard   
Michigan   
Princeton

Had some time(less than 30 minutes lol, but still), so birded nearby Anaheim Coves Park(it was hot by then!).

Had limited view, anyway spotted White Pelicans, Canada geese, a Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorants, Gulls, Forster's Tern, Great and Snowy Egrets, Western Grebes, aside from the ubiquitous Crows and Rock Pigeons.

Ferrari/Jankowski def. Bendetti/Pitts

Bendetti is already a senior? And only 3 star? Her net plays are worthy of a Blue Chip lol. Was 'afraid of' traffic but glad that I stayed.
She really reminds me of KK. With better serve lol(can produce much more pace). Some of her net plays were outrageously good! And really fast. KK played at the same court all those years ago..

Anyway, although she was the best volleyer in this match, J was the best hitter, again. B's net approaches were foiled by J's drives; too much pace. Was quite impressed with J's level actually. She's TRN Blue Chip now(career high? 13), and she showed why she climbed so high. Drives seem better now, say more polished, more solid. Doesn't even hit that hard but can produce impressive pace, and makes fewer errors methinks. Bh service return was a bit unstable but otherwise, pretty solid in every department. Volleyed decently, hit overheads well, as I said served very well, coordinated with F pretty well, maintaining court balance, also lobbed well..even once made a c/c bh slice winner, passing perfectly.

But P is also a solid hitter, so J doing well can't suffice; F was more active at net in this match, and cleared weak balls very well. So all 4 more of less held, and few breaks probably decided the match(P's serve was a bit unstable, and B got broken too).



Friday, October 28, 2016

2016 NW Regional result

Retirements galore, and not just from the Cards. Manasse(won a tough match against Grende) withdrew against McCord, and M in turn against Lampl. Davidson didn't play, is she injured.

Only could watch the later 2nd set of singles final(free from Stanford website), too bad missed the doubles. Not sure P was that much different from before, aggressive as usual, defense not so impressive as offense, but I guess she kinda overpowered H to the win.

Quarterfinalists

McCord
Lampl
Doyle
Higuchi
Lord
Gauvain(upset Starr)
Popovic
Stloukalova(FSU); freshman

4 Cards even without Davidson: Stanford likely to defend Pac12, more easily this season(other teams in disarray after losing core players).

Gauvain actually gave Popovic the hardest test, P edged 75, 36, 64
Higuchi edged two Cards, Doyle(D retired trailing 0-2 in the 3rd) and Lampl, should be interesting what would be their singles lineup for Dual season.

Doubles

Manasse/Starr were upset by teammates Hauger/Popovic in the semis.
Big upset was UW team losing to Maxfield/McCloskey, Maxfield is good but dunno McCloskey. As I said that was quite a get by USF, getting Maxfield(was supposed to play for Utah).
This team in fact also defeated UO team Nasser/Rose as well, before losing to SJSU team.
Another upset was Kung/Grende losing to Eshet/Kluiving UO team.
Lampl/Yee defeated UO team and later Doyle/Lord withdrew against them.

2016 Texas Regional result

When was the last time BU won both. Winners themselves were maybe not surprising but the finalists were; Koprcina and Dvorak/Federici.


Doubles, upset galore.

#1 TCU team was upset by Tech's Collins/Jackson. Reagan Collins is a local product from Lubbock, Texas, a freshman. She was 3 star recruit, according to TRN.
Bokhua/Olivares lost to North Texas team
Gavrilovska/Hristov lost to Hodge/Niezgoda

Finalist Dvorak/Federici faced tough road to the final;
they defeated
Norris/Pereira in the 1st rd
teammates Talaba/Valenstein(the score is weird though,8-0??)
Bhosale/Pierson in the semis

Singles,

#1 Gavrilovska was upset in her first match against Agustina Serio, of UTA.
And this Serio actually advanced all the way to the Quarterfinals before losing to Koprcina.
Serio in her last season was Sun Belt Conference SA to watch, they chose well lol(currently Jr.)..

Koprcina herself had quite a run, defeating Pothier, Ho, Dvorak, and after Serio, Talaba.

Quarterfinalists;

Serio
Koprcina
Talaba
Norris
Pierson
Bokhua
Rosell(UTSA)
Shankle

Miriam Rosell Canuda upset Bhosale 2,3, a shocking result. Also defeated Hodge before losing to Shankle. Senior from Spain, played #1 for the team. 2nd team All-Conference USA singles last season.

2016 Central Regional result

Singles Quarterfinalists

Tur Mari(defeated Babic)
Hudson
Rychagova
Stresnakova
Miyazaki
Oparenovic
Bolsova
TBF

Tur Mari had quite a road to the final, defeating Babic, Hudson and Rychagova in a row. Miyazaki lost two sets en route to the final, one to Koch and another to Bolsova.
#2 Santos lost to Thongsing of WSU, quite an upset.
3 Cowgirls made the Quarterfinals, and 2, Semis(Lushkova and Adamovic played Oracle).

Babic/Tur Mari was a new team, but managed to win it all. Blanco/Bolsova lost to TBF/Khmelnitckaia 4-8, who made to the finals.

2016 Mountain Regional results

Doubles was a rather shocking affair, Utah, NEV, WY, UNLV team not making the semis(O'Loughlin played Oracle so Slattery teamed up with Mboko). In fact the other Utah team made the semis, Cheng/Calton.

Surprise? semifinalists were;

Smith/Ware(defeated WY team)
Kulicke/Pietersz(UTEP), eventual winner
Fumagalli/Rudico(AF)(defeated UNLV team)
Cheng/Utah(Defeated CU team)

Jones teamed up with Malykh, lost to Cheng/Calton.

ITA results website doesn't show MD singles, only consolation singles lol and doubles.

Singles was no less? shocking, Nevada players making the final.

Herrero defeated Jones 76, 16, 64 in the rd of 16, and Morales defeated Ormeno-Ruiz 5,3 in the same round. Morales then defeated Pletcher 57, 64, 76, and Herrero, Yang in the semis, 46, 62, 63.

2016 MW Regional

Michigan swept, not surprising maybe, but singles winner was Fahey not Minor. Fahey defeated Kowase in 3 en route to the final. Minor lost to Sanford in 3 in the Quarterfinals.

Singles Quarterfinalists;

Minor
Sanford
Robinson
Najarian(Larner was #4 seed in this section but lost to Blinova, quite an upset)
Fahey
Shupenia(defeated Broda)
Lommer
Lipp

All semifinalists but Sanford were the Wolverines. Michigan is still the team to beat, but no surprise there. Probably boasts the strongest singles lineup, has recruited well.
Najarian did quite well this tournament, advancing to singles semis and winning doubles with Fahey, but N has always been a good player; I did mention her having a good match against Katerina Stewart at the National(I thought her losing to Higuchi at Winter National was an upset).

DOUBLES

ND team advanced to the final in a long while, Broda/Robinson. They did not play regular 2 sets, all matches were played in 8-game format.

Fahey/Najarian defeating Chatt/Lipp was quite an upset, 8-4. Another upset was Kowase/Sanford losing to WMU team(Illinois' Kwong/Vias defeated them in turn and made the semis).
In fact it was sort of an upset galore lol, ND team defeating Minor/Ruder-Hook 8-5 in the semis.
OSU didn't do too well, advancing 3 teams to the rd of 16, but none of them made the Quarterfinals(DiLorenzo didn't play).

2016 NE Regional

Syracuse swept, Salazar winning both. She defeated Dair, Daniel and Livianu to win it all. Ng had to play against two promising freshmen; defeated Battaglia but lost to Livianu in tight 3 sets in the semis. Livianu advancing so deep might not be that surprising; she also defeated Borr in the Quarterfinals.

Notable singles result would be BC freshman Tsokilauri losing to semifinalist Daniel 63, 67(7), 57, but T always had a nice big game so maybe not that surprising.

Mathis didn't play so Ng teamed up with Lyn. Lost to the eventual winner Knutson/Salazar in the semis. Pretty much every team has quality doubles teams in this region.

2016 Carolinas Regional results

They used tournamentsoftware for the draws.

SINGLES

#1 seed Daavettila won it all, defeating Chi, Frantova and Aney all in 3 sets.

Quarterfinalists were

Daavettila
Chi
Frantova
Graham
Guerin(defeated Scholl in 2, quite an upset)
Aney
Broomfield
Martins

DOUBLES

This is a pretty competitive region, UNC, Duke, CU, USC, NCSU, WF teams participating.

The biggest splash should be Barisano/Straume of UNCW(S transferred from LSU) defeating #3 Daavettila/Graham then Rebol/Rogers before losing to the eventual winner Hamlin/Harris.

Was Cline injured? Didn't play and Berg teamed up with Folland. Dailey/Horvit made it to the finals. Quarterfinalists were;

Frantova/Stenta
Chi/Smith
Barisano/Straume
Hamlin/Harris
RJB/COP
Moldovan/Wiktorin
Dailey/Horvit
McCarthy/Scholl

Dailey/Horvit defeated the Duke team then the UNC team both in TBs to reach the final.

2016 Southern Regional results

Lee couldn't participate because of Oracle, and it was an Auburn affair in singles, them placing 3 players in Quarterfinals, #1 seed Dikosavljevic, Axon and Michaud(Russo won a set from Routliffe in the rd of 16). Dikosavljevic, Routliffe, Michaud and Hartono were the Semifinalist.

This Georgie Axon, a freshman from UK, defeated Jandric and Daniell, two very tough opponents, without losing a set. Surely a player to watch.

#1 seed Routliffe/Daniel winning is no surprise of course. Pretty much dominated the opponents to the win, routing both OM teams in semis and final.

Vale Costa of LSU didn't play singles, and withdrew before playing doubles, is she injured as well.

Surprise? semifinalist was Kitchen/Drescher of USM, they defeated Dikosavljevic/Russo of Auburn 8-2, surprisingly easily.

2016 SE Regional results

Christofi won singles, too bad I couldn't watch her play during WAATC PQ.  So can't comment on her playstyle or anything. Porter lost to Veksler of FIU, who made it to Quarterfinals before losing to Christofi.

Methinks the lower half was stronger, and Kuhlman won it, defeating Woolcock and Epstein(Shaffer lost to McAdoo, and Brinson to Lazaro of FIU. This Lazaro won a set from Kuhlman before losing. Both Lazaro and Veksler are sophomores, V winning C-USA Freshman of the year, playing #1 singles. She was ranked #60 in ITF Juniors).

Half of the Quarterfinalists were Gators, without Austin(is she injured? Didn't play WAATC singles either). In fact they had to face each other in the Quarterfinals, Liang defeating Danilina(Retired after the 1st set) and Kuhlman defeating Woolcock 4,4.

Doubles was also pretty much a Gators' affair, 3/4 of them in the semis, the other Christofi/Shaffer. Kuhlman/Woolcock #1 seed defeated the UGA team in the 3rd set MTB in the final. Curiously? only two Dawgs competed, the other #2 seed Gonzalez/Gould; lost to Keegan/Porter in the Quarterfianls.

2016 Atlantic Regional results

UVA's dominance is no more. It was Mercer who advanced the most deep in singles among the Cavaliers, advancing to semifinals(and rather surprisingly, I might add), but VT placed 3 players in Quarterfinals, Fusinato, Cerezo-Codina and Novotna(daughter of Jana Novotna? Is a Freshman).

And Faure of W&M, former Cavalier, won it all, defeating Turhan of Marshall(senior) in 3rd set TB in the Final(had to beat quality players to advance too, defeating Kelley and Fusinato).
Thought Johanson of UVA might go far, but she lost to a good player in Botusharova of ODU in the Rd. of 16.

In doubles(ITA result page only has singles) Hovsepyan/Stanova defeated Marshall's Turhan/Pomyantinskaya in 3rd set Match TB in the final(when was the last time Marshall placed finalists in both categories. What a tournament for senior Turhan, not sure I've seen her play before. Might she have deserved a place for NIIC?).

Doubles was probably even more shocking, good teams failing to reach the Finals;

Johanson/Kelley lost to eventual winner Maryland team 5-8
Faure/Goodman of W&M lost to Marshall's Smith/Morales 7-8(5-7)
Dollar/Crist did advance to the semis, losing to the finalist Marshall team. In fact this Marshall team also defeated Daxhelet/Fusinato, another good team, 8-5.
Cavalier team which had the deepest run was Gullickson/Mercer, lost to the same Marshall team in the quarterfinals.
W&M put another team in the Quarterfinals, Tour/Sullivan.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The epitome of stacking

Searched my blog to find out on Straume(did well this Regional) and look what gem I stumbled upon lol.

Monday, January 26, 2015


2015 Kick off] UNC def. LSU

From UNC website:

Doubles Competition
#13 Kate Vialle/Ashley Dai (UNC) vs. Owens/Kuykendall (LSU) 5-2 (unfinished)
Caroline Price/Jamie Loeb (UNC) def. Holloway/Atanasson (LSU) 6-1
Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter (UNC) def. Taylor/Straume (LSU) 6-2

As I said, everyone tries to stack, haha.

Are they really going to maintain that order at NTI?  And curious pairings too, splitting two top teams last season(well Carter/Kay did well at Freeman).
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What was Carter/Kay's slam results last season? Finalist WAATC, Winner NIIC, Semifinalist NCAA....!!

 As I said, everybody tries to stack!

Watch out for Mikulskyte/Jacobs

Damn impressive results at the Regional, just look at the scores. And this is a very young team, M sophomore and J freshman. Kurtz will have to contend with them throughout her career lol, this final is just the first rd.

Results from UK:

Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Astra Sharma/Emma Kurtz (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-4

Sunday
Main Draw Singles Semifinals
Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt), 7-5, 6-3
Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt), 6-1, 6-1

Quarterfinals
Adila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky), 6-3, 7-6(5)

Main Draw Doubles
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Sydney Campbell/Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt), 6-1, 7-5

Saturday
Main Draw Singles
Round of 32 Sydney Campbell (Vanderbilt) def. Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky), 6-3, 6-1 Mami Adachi (Kentucky) def. Madison Appel (Indiana), 7-5, 6-4
Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Burcu Tari (UT Martin), 6-3, 6-2
Emily Fanning (Kentucky) def. Margita Sunjic (Northern Kentucky), 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Ioanna Markesini (East Tennessee State), 6-2, 6-4 Round of 16 Sydney Liggins (Xavier) def. Mami Adachi (Kentucky), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Anki Wind (Memphis), 6-3, 6-4
Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt) def. Emily Fanning (Kentucky), 6-4, 6-4
Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Emily Smith (Vanderbilt), 7-6(14), 3-6, 6-4

Main Draw Doubles
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith (Vanderbilt), 8-3

Friday
Main Draw Singles
Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Alory Pereira (Middle Tennessee State), 6-4, 7-6(2) Mami Adachi (Kentucky) def. Elpida Malamou (Western Kentucky), 7-5, 6-3

Claudia Yanes-Garcia (Austin Peay State) def. Justina Mikulskyte (Kentucky), 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-3

I said I was very impressed with CYG's drive ability during Oracle. M is a good hitter herself, so that's quite a win for CYG.

Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Kseniya Zonova (Southeast Missouri State), 7-6(5), 6-2
Emily Fanning (Kentucky) def. Amina Hadzic (Murray State), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Jui Yun Chang (Murray State), 6-2, 602

Main Draw Doubles Emily
Fanning/Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Lindsey Whitehead/Kendall Warren (Belmont), 8-0
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Summer Dvorak/Georgina Sellyn (Vanderbilt), 8-0
Mariana Humberg/Abbie Pahz (Louisville) def. Emily Fanning/Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky), 8-6
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Sydney Liggins/Cristina Di Lorenzo (Xavier), 8-2

This UK team practically defeated all VU teams to win it all...lol. And in a very impressive fashion, scorewise..

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What am I doing here..

West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, Los Angeles County, California, US Map ) Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:01 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 41 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Liga Auzins List , Thomas Wurster
Comments:
With Liga Auzins Wurster. Many observers
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75
Species
49 species (+2 other taxa) total
4
Mallard
Flying up the channel
1
Cooper's Hawk
Imm
© Thomas Wurster
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
Imm
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Greater Yellowlegs
Heard only - calling from river channel
1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
15
Eurasian Collared-Dove
100
Mourning Dove
1
Allen's Hummingbird
Near Adult male
3
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
Female/Imm presumed Allen's
1
Red-naped Sapsucker
Male; HY ?? black chest shield 2/3 complete
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1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Heard only
2
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
Peregrine Falcon
Imm
1
Hammond's Flycatcher
Tiny bill, large head, short tail, high contrast btw head and back
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2
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
3
Cassin's Kingbird
10
California Scrub-Jay
2
American Crow
60
Bushtit
3
House Wren
7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Hermit Thrush
3
Northern Mockingbird
8
European Starling
3
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Nashville Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Magnolia Warbler
Continuing imm male/ad female
1
Yellow Warbler
Female
1
Palm Warbler (Western)
Continues. Photos
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© Thomas Wurster
© Thomas Wurster
25
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Black-throated Gray Warbler
2
Townsend's Warbler
Ad male; female
2
Wilson's Warbler
3
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
25
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)
3
White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis)
1
Golden-crowned Sparrow
3
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)
2
Song Sparrow
2
Lincoln's Sparrow
4
California Towhee
1
Green-tailed Towhee
Countinues
1
Dickcissel
Photos. Found by Mark Scheel
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© Thomas Wurster
© Thomas Wurster
© Thomas Wurster
10
House Finch
6
Lesser Goldfinch
30
House Sparrow
125
Scaly-breasted Munia
2
Pin-tailed Whydah
Female/Imm male w/ red bill
Red naped Sapsucker! Magnolia and Palm warbler! Hammond's Flycatcher! Dickcissel!!!!!