I spent the morning avoiding my computer, so I wouldn't know who won the Davis Cup tie between the U.S. and the Czech Republic and could watch the tape-delayed broadcast by Versus in suspense. After Roddick had a 3-0 lead in the second set, I had an unshakable feeling that he was going to win, and happily, he did. Jason Brown of usta.com puts together a synopsis of Roddick's clinching win here.
Jill Craybas came from behind to defeat Laura Granville 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to take the Dow Corning Tennis Classic title Sunday. Granville didn't leave Midland without a championship however, as she and Abigail Spears captured the doubles title over another unseeded team--Maureen Drake and Stephanie Dubois of Canada--by a score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Georgia Tech will not be fashioning any Stanford-like winning streak, as the nation's top-ranked women's team fell 4-3 to the obviously underrated team from William and Mary, ranked 25th. The details of the win--on a neutral court in Illinois--can be found at tribeathletics.com.
I mentioned a couple of days ago that the University of Florida would be missed at the ITA Men's Team Indoor beginning Friday in Chicago, and so will undefeated USC. Here are the details of the No. 15-ranked Trojans' 5-2 win over No. 18 Boise State.
And finally, thanks to the reader who sent in this link to a New Zealand article about 14-year-old Sean Berman, entitled "The Star We Don't Want." The tone is all too tabloid for my taste, but you've got to wonder how someone gets overlooked in a country that small (4 million).