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Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 National[ G18 doubles 8/9

32 (2) Graver/Joyce d. (17) Haynes/Lin 6-2; 7-5

J was composed, and nailed sharp passing shot winners. G also active in myriad ways haha. Couldn't watch the 2nd but Lin is quite reknown for her doubles prowess, and when I watched H was also competent at net, so no surprise making the 2nd set tight.

32 (17) Brylin/Pesavento d. (12) Merrill/O'Dell 7-5; 6-3

The 1st set took literally ages lol, so I had to keep going back and forth between this and the Cusano/Goldsmith match!  Evenly matched, and especially appreciated P today; very good at net.


32 (15) Cerdan/Lou d. DiLaura/Zhang Wo (inj)

32 Hewitt/Stearns d. (3) Lahey/Sanford 7-6(1); 6-3; 10-8

Only could watch a bit mid-match, then the later match TB. Well, H/S had to win once in a while lol(they didn't finish well during Fed Cup!).
Is this an upset? Probably. Lahey's super aggressive poaches were effective, and Sanford is also a very good doubles player.
But haven't I hyped Stearns enough? With a mere flick of a wrist producing awesome drives? When she faltered(she's 3 years younger than the opponents!), Hewitt picked it up, making massive plays(mp was her passing shot).
I see that Midwest triumphed today(Sanford is also a proud product of Midwest! EB G18 singles winner!), along with Brown/Miller lol. Bolton/Jones as well.

32 Anzo/Rabinowitz d. Eason/Gupta 6-0; 6-0

32 (7) Bolton/Jones d. (17) Patel/Yarlagadda 6-1; 6-3

B/J reserved for tomorrow(oops, today, already past 12am), that's a surprisingly easy win. But I'm thinking they'll win the next match as well...haha.

32 Ferrari/Levine d. (11) Campana/Meyer 2-6; 6-2; 10-6

What the....! Was Ferrari having a super poaching day or what lol. Couldn't watch, that's quite an upset. Doesn't Levine go to Yale? Along with Martinelli... Columbia also wins, of course, what with those super competent Wan/Kerr/Ferrari joining the team next season. But wait...didn't Cornell also win the Conference Title last season lol.(tie?) Ivy League is just so interesting! I want to visit there, especially to bird!

32 (9) Duong/Forbes d. Casati/Kyle 6-3; 6-2

Is this Casati the little sister of the former Illinois player? That Illini I liked, and this one was also quite good!

32 (8) Allen/Corley d. (17) Bou/Kerrigan 6-7(5); 6-0; 10-8

Was shocked to discover B/K won the 1st set. Totally forgot about this match later though, why didn't I watch, ugh. Wasn't Kerrigan quite impressive during EB? Too bad I couldn't watch her this time.

32 (17) Kessler/Zein d. (16) Dunbar/Koscielski 7-6(3); 6-2

Too bad I missed this. But all bar Dunbar played Fed Cup, so..

32 (4) Osuigwe/mcnally d. Gordon/Gordon 6-3; 6-1

This too, but I did watch them play.

32 (17) Kerr/Sung d. (14) Reddy/Taylor 6-4; 6-2

Watched a bit. Taylor seemed quite good, not sure I saw her before.

32 (5) Johnson/Liu d. (17) Cusano/Goldsmith 6-2; 6-3

Doesn't compare. Doubles is just vastly more exciting than singles. How come Div. I is killing this, have no idea. Such a dumb decision. I'm going to keep whining about this lol.

32 (10) Kung/Shin d. (17) Wolfberg/Wright 6-7(5); 7-5; 10-7

Glimpsed a bit, Shin was quite good at net, but no surprise though. Went to TB, too bad I couldn't watch more.

32 (1) Li/Subhash d. Stone/Willson 6-4; 6-1

Started first so could watch a bit. Willson's drives were good enough, and Stone was also quite good overall.

Now 12:14pm, I think I gonna sleep now. No promise writing singles recaps..lol

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