Before the Deluge ~~~
Early post today, because I have a very busy afternoon/evening and tomorrow the main draw matches begin, weather permitting. A brief but torrential rain shower in the afternoon extended yesterday's play into the evening. The girls 12s Junior Orange Bowl is played on clay, which means the sodden courts caused the final round of qualifying to be moved to the morning of the first day of main draw--Saturday. And more rain is in the forecast for today and the weekend. At least hurricane season is over.
The Yucatan Cup is down to the semifinals, with Young and Cilic both still in it, though Young lost in doubles yesterday, which only matters, if I've got the various point scenarios straight, if Young loses singles today and Cilic makes the singles final and wins the doubles.
My Orange Bowl story for tennisrecruiting.net was posted today. It features a more in-depth look at the girls 18s doubles champions, Jenni-Lee Heinser and Liz Plotkin.