The Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, one of the best public tennis facilities anywhere, always has something going on, and the past few days it has served as the site of the ITA West Regionals for women. The regionals, nine each for men and women, serve as qualifying tournaments for the ITA Indoors in Columbus next month; some do not finish until Tuesday, some were completed on Sunday.
Jerry Magee wrote this story about the two California freshman finalists, Sara Fansler of USC and Yasmin Schnack of UCLA before their match on Sunday. Fansler won--details (and a photo, which I don't have) are here.
Another player who had an impressive weekend was Pepperdine's Andre Begemann, one of the heroes of the Waves NCAA team championship last May. Seeded eighth, he upset top seed and NCAA champion Ben Kohlloeffel of UCLA in the quarterfinals, and second seed Chris Surapol of UCLA in the finals. He played no. 4 for Pepperdine last year, but I'm guessing he'll be moving up this season. A brief story on his run is here.
Monday, October 23, 2006