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Monday, November 20, 2006

Going South

On Tuesday we start our long drive south, and by the weekend we'll be at the IMG/Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton for the Eddie Herr. After that, it's even farther south, to Miami, for the Orange Bowl and the Junior Orange Bowl, wrapping up just two days before Christmas.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and various unknown accommodations for the remainder of the week, updates to the site may not be daily, but expect lots of on the scene reporting once the Eddie Herr begins.

There are two interesting articles today. This one from the LA Times is about Alison Ramos, and as reporter Lauren Peterson makes clear, for Ramos, high school tennis is a very high priority.

New Zealand is hoping for big things from two of their junior girls, Marina Erakovic, who is 18 and ranked 161 by the WTA, and 16-year-old Sacha Jones, who is 13th in the ITF junior rankings. Whether this constitutes "a golden age of women's tennis" as this New Zealand article says, remains to be seen.

Finally, Virginia has officially announced the signings of Houston Barrick, Jason Jung and Douglas Perrin.


Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that Michael Shabaz is going to Virginia. Is there any truth to that?