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Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Winter Nat. so far

G18 Singles Quarterfinals

Lin vs Kung
Bolton vs Choy
Forbes vs Burger
Yarlagadda vs Glozman

No class of 2017 or 2020 left(LSU '17 recruit Lavender withdrew, and Ryngler lost today to Glozman). Half each, class of 2018 and 2019.

Profit defeating #1 Zhao was of course a big upset.  Kung defeating Eason, not so much, but still an upset nonetheless.
Lin seems to be continuing her recent good form.

From the 2nd quarter, no surprises. Title contenders meet each other, surely a marquee match tomorrow. Bolton actually had a tough match yesterday, defeating Muljat in 3.
Christensen('19) defeating McQuaid was an upset, but C's form was quite good at Irvine, blazing flat and sharp drives left and right. M is also an uber-aggressive player, wonder how it went.

Most upsets occurred in the 3rd quarter;

Altick lost to Maia Sung('19)
Rice to Mira Gladstone('18)
Bridges to Patel('18)
Shin to Deming('18)

Glozman hasn't played much this year but defeated Martinelli and Ryngler, two very good players.
In fact the bottom half of 4th quarter was pretty stacked, what with also Joyner and Jankowski, not only the ones who made the final 4(Rd of 32) there(Ryngler, Campana, Glozman, Martinelli).

G16 Singles Quarterfinals

Blake vs ABC
Gallagher vs Lee
Goldsmith vs Kourkina
Redelijk vs Crowley

G16, not as many surprises. Blake vs Crowley final looming, but we'll see.
Half of them are from the class of 2020; ABC, Gallagher, Lee, and Redelijk.
Lee is the most surprising player here, but I haven't really seen her play much(did watch her play doubles recently).

Yeah and ABC did well at Irvine, and ABC defeated Yeah en route to Quarterfinals.

J. Goldsmith is a strong attacker from the class of 2018, so no surprise her advancing thus far. Should be a good match against very solid Kourkina tomorrow.

Garcia Gross upset Stein(not sure I've seen RGG play), and she actually made it till today; lost to Redelijk in 3. With Stein out, R advancing isn't a surprise of course.

Taggart(same class as J. Goldsmith, also a very good one) withdrew after defeating E. Goldsmith.

G18 Doubles

Playing best of 3? I see that Bridges/Rice just defeated Brylin/Pesavanto. All are excellent doubles players, would've loved to watch that match.
B/P had a tough match against Lilien/Profit yesterday(both played well this tournament, Lilien and Profit. L defeated Allen in singles).

Patel is really good. Defeated Bolton/Joyce at the National with Forbes, now with Yarlagadda defeated Levine/Martinelli.

Altick/Bolton would've been a strong title contender, but they withdrew.

Kung and Shin both are very good doubles players, so no wonder they're doing well so far. Their match today against Allen/Joyce should be an another marquee match. Allen/Joyce defeated darkhorse Deming/Lin yesterday.

G16 Doubles

Kourkina/Sorroko vs Frazier/Pursell was one of the marquee matches yesterday.

There was a big upset in the 2nd quarter yesterday; Ackerman/Dunkle defeating Despain/Owensby(D/O defeating Gallagher/Yeah wasn't an upset imo; Despain is really good).

Dunno Huth/Lyman, but they must be quite good to beat Aude/Deng.

Freeman/Newman vs the Canetes was another marquee match yesterday; The sisters won convincingly it seems, by the score. They meet(or already playing) Crowley/Tran today.
C/T defeated a tough opponent in Sassoli/Shrivastava yesterday(FYI S/S defeated Baptiste/Redelijk at the National this year, and won 7 games against Brylin/Lim).

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