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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Kalamazoo Nationals Post


Please use this post to comment on the upcoming 16 and 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo.

If you would like to make a prediction on the winners, offer seeding advice or ask any other questions, this is the place to do it.

I will see that anyone who correctly selects BOTH singles winners gets a Nats at the Zoo souvenir, as long as they use an identifiable variation on their real name when they post their picks. (Example: if you are Richard Williams, RichW or RWill would be fine).

The draw will probably be available Sunday evening. I'll post a link to it when it comes out.

129 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sundling and Thacher will take the singles.
2nd guess would be Frank carleton and Williams

stephenh said...

16s- sandgren, 18s- williams

Anonymous said...

sandgren and mcclune forsure,
p.e.r.

Brent said...

Schnugg over Williams in the 18s
Carleton over Sandgren in the 16s

Brent said...

Predicted 18 seeds...who's too high and who's too low? Who am I missing?

1. Williams
2. Damico
3. McClune
4. Schnugg
5. Thacher
6. Kecki
7. Bowles
8. Klahn
9. Hamui
10. Lajola
11. Krajicek
12. Nevolo
13. Boyijian
14. Carleton
15. Spencer
16. Jung
17. Jenkins
18. Forman
19. Lipman
20. Rux
21. Buchanan
22. Barrick
23. El Mihdaway
24. Hochwalt
25. Dadamo
26. Johnson
27. Burkhardt
28. Domijian
29. Daniel
30. Cox
31. Guzcik
32. Marchese

Colette Lewis said...

You forgot Devin Britton 99 ITF, Ty Trombetta 113 ITF, Nick Meister USTA 28, ATP 1289

Anonymous said...

Formentera over Seal in the 16s, Kandath - Wong over Ryan - Seal in doubles, Thatcher over Williams in the 18s, Klahn in doubles.

Anonymous said...

sundling wont be winning 16s neither will carelton.... it will be won by a 92 im guessing...

AliH said...

Sandgren in 16s and Boyajian in 18s

Anonymous said...

schnugg over thatcher.
formentera over sandgren.
damico/shnugg over krajicek/jenkins.
federhoefer/reed over seal/noble

Anonymous said...

I was looking at the Clay Courts results and saw that Ryan Harrison beat Denis Nevolo and Steve Johnson. Then after looking at his player record he also beat Alex Domijan at the grass courts last month along with Devin Britton in an I.T.F. tournament. How would he not be seeded.

Anonymous said...

McClune in the 18's
Carleton in the 16's

McClune will be the number 1 seed, his ATP ranking is higher than Williams.

david said...

I agree about Harrison. You're going to have a hard time convincing me that he doesn't deserve a seed. His two losses at the clays were to Bowles and Spencer, the champion and consolation champion. He lost 7-6, 7-6 to the champion, Bradley Klahn, at the grass court championships. He has two ITF titles this year and some good wins, as mentioned. His ITF ranking is top-200 I believe.

I think he'll be seeded.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is the formula for seeding the 18s? The 16s is really a no brainer. But what criteria is used and in what order for the 18s?

Brent said...

I don't disagree about Harrison. I think he won a couple of those regional ITFs in the last year too. I guess I was basing it on the fact that he wasn't seeded at the Clays and this draw is way more loaded than the Clays was, but maybe his performance at the Clays was enough to get him in.

I disagree about McClune getting the #1 seed over Williams. I think that McClune's ATP ranking is higher only because he has played more ATP tourneys than Williams. Williams winning the Easter Bowl and a recent Futures, plus another Futures quarter result, has to be enough, unless there is some formula that requires them to seed strictly off ATP ranking.

Colette Lewis said...

The Friend of Court breaks it down to Top 1000 ATP, Top 100 ITF and USTA National Standing, in that order. There is no guidance on college players. For the table with the seeding criteria, see usta.com for a link to the pdf of the Friend of Court booklet. The table is on page clxxiv (164).

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken Harrison beat Rhyne Williams at the grasscourts 14 months ago and Ryan Thacher last year as well. Hard to ignore no matter what the rankings say.

david said...

Colette, a couple of questions for you.

1) When are the seeds going to be announced?

2) Is the group responsible for the seeds also responsible for the seeds at the Clays?

Anonymous said...

I think the clay court seedings went strictly by the U.S.T.A. rankings which is why the seedings were so screwed up. Harrison was unseeded but so was Bowles who won the tournament which surprised nobody. Hard to go by U.S.T.A. rankings with so many kids playing more I.T.F.'s and some kids not playing a ton of tournaments just for the points. Hopefully they take the time to look at head to head records of the kids who should be considered for seeding.

Anonymous said...

They seedings normally hold up at Kalamazoo. The people who were close to being seeded usually have a bye too.

Anonymous said...

Meister should be a top 10 seed.
Sundling and Daniel Nyguen are winning 16s doubs.
Mcclune will take the 18s.
Carleton or sundling for 16s.

Danny F said...

Kecki in the 18s
Carlton in the 16s

Anonymous said...

final four: mcclune, jung, thacher, schnugg

jung is a wildcard, don't forget the string of upsets he's been able to pull off past two years(schnugg, koniecko, stewart, kryvonos)

Anonymous said...

sundling will not win the 16's because he didn't even win the 16's national open in california

Anonymous said...

16s will be won by 92.... 18s there are many strong candidates... damico, williams, thacher, schnugg, barrick, cox, mcclune

Anonymous said...

18s mcclune
16s formentera
without a doubt

Anonymous said...

i agree that everyone is forgetting about jason jung. he is definitely a contenderr

Anonymous said...

My guess for 18s is Williams. For 16s, Carleton who has been playing up in futures/challengers with good results, including a win over Wil Spencer. Don't think anyone else in the 16s draw has been playing at that level.

Anonymous said...

what about boyajian everyone has forgoten him
if he can play as he used too before the three month suspension he coul win it for sure
after all he owns thacher and beat Schnugg. he is a big time player in big tourneys so dont sleep on him
in the 16s is all about how frank carleton is playing if he is onn noone will beat him

Anonymous said...

Sundling had a serious neck injury at the national open but was forced to play because he needed to get top three to qualify for k zoo. He ended up getting a waiver.

Anonymous said...

nahh boyajian couldn't win the whole thingg..

Anonymous said...

boyajian is going to dominate

Anonymous said...

no matter how you seed it there are going to be some guys that are seeded at every other tournament and not this one. There are going to be some really exciting matchups in the first and second round...and if harrison isn't seeded i sure hope i don't get him in my part of the draw. There is no way marchese gets seeded with britton, trombetta, meister and harisson not seeded. I was just going off of Brent's list by the way.

Anonymous said...

jt sundling didn't do well in the clay courts he didn't win a match my pick for the 16's would have to be frank carleton

Anonymous said...

Frank Carleton has the talent but has no mind whatsoever, he wont be able to last 7 days, he will jus go crazy. and jt won i think maybe one match at clays, i think his best days are behind him

Anonymous said...

carleton 16s williams 18s

Anonymous said...

If Frank is on....well he no no trouble at winters winning a bunch of back to back matches in he 18s. That said, there are a lot of good players in the 16s who could give it a run if they are on thier A game. I wont bother to list any as that is very subjective depending on personal biases/agendas. As for Sundling curious, if he had a serious neck injury at the national open should he still be in rehab? Also, what about Buchanan, dont understand w/ his results why he is not playing 16s instead of 18s?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when the official seeding list will be poster?

Anonymous said...

JT's best days are behind him, Carleton has no head. Give me a break. Suggest you read James Blakes new book and once again it's all about the journey and it's not over till the fat lady sings. Kids make leaps all the time, inculding Sandgren and formentera, who a year ago were on no-ones radar. But that could change again with others making leaps.ANd there are some players like Harrison who have had very strong resulst in every age group. The only thing that can be logically said at this point time is the players with the best chances are the ones playing wellgoing into this tournment. Except for Williams, noone has had really impressive wins that clearly seperate them from the pack. That could change with this tournamnet but esepcially in the 18s there are too many players who could fall into that category.

Brent said...

How did Rux get seeded #1 at Clays? He didn't seem to have the results to warrant that.

Colette Lewis said...

The seeding should be out either Sunday night or Monday morning.

Brent,
The Clays went straight down the USTA National Standings List, as one of the anonymous posters pointed out in a 7/26 post above.

Brent said...

What has Lajola been up to? Has he been injured or does he just hang in Hawaii and train with his brother?

Is Damico 100% or does he still have to hit the one-hander?

A previous poster made reference to Boyijian being suspended for 3 months...for what?

Anonymous said...

you could make a legit case for seeding 48 which is perfectly legal. why dont they? you are allowed to seed 1 player per 4 entries that way you eliminate some 1st rd. matchups that shouldnt be happening. on the other hand thats what makes it interesting also.

Anonymous said...

I think Williams will have a hard time even making the Quarters. Now that he has had good results and is expected to win there will be a lot different type of pressure on him. I know I will hear a bunch of you naysayers disagreeing but watch.

Anonymous said...

adam el mihdaway = winner boys 18's. He will beat la jolla or krajicek in the finals

Anonymous said...

Seeds are out for girls 16 and it's baffling. Non seeds include top ITF players Jessica
Alexander and Alexandra
Anghelescu and SEEDED players are names like Elizebeth Begely and Ariel Morton, etx. Thousght they used head to head for hard court championships. Hope they do a better job w/ boys 16s.

Anonymous said...

haha, el mihdaway good player, but has about as much chance of winning this as he does the us open.

John said...

I'm pretty sure for G16's the USTA blindly uses USTA G16 points for seeding. That does a huge disservice to the players when they don't seed players like the ones you mentioned......it penalizes the seeded players....doesn't hurt J. Alexander or Alexandra A. whatsoever.

Ironic thing is that Alexandra A. played the G18's hardcourts last year and is now playing G16's this year?? Crazy strategy.....but maybe there is some "carrot" there for winning G16's (wildcard into Junior US Open or something??).

Anonymous said...

How can you say sundlings best days are behind him. Someone said was he still in rehab im pretty sure it was still bothering him at clays but he loves to play and would not miss a tourny like that. He got semis of winters. Beat brad cox at carson. Lost to williams in three. Does great in the mens opens in his sectionl. Won his sectional back draw. This kid has the head to win just has to buckle down and focus and he will show all that doubt him what he is really capable of. He is my pick to become the next good american pro. Has the same mind set as Sam Querrey did. They both were up in down in the juniors because the focus wasnt completely there but the kids got talent. He is ready to step it up at k zoo and i bet you he will. Sundling is taking k zoo.

Anonymous said...

wow i cant believe all this talk about sundling and carelton... u guys are talking about them like there clear cut favorites... gimme a break... theres about 10-15 players that can contend the 16s title...

Anonymous said...

The only reason there is so much talk about them is because people are saying stupid coments like sundlings best days are behind him or carleton has no head. The contenders are sundling, carleton, king, sandgren, formentera, and seal.

Austin said...

Ill hold off on my predictions til the draws come out, but I'm kind of leaning toward Bo Seal in the 16's, he's solid. Possibly McClune in the 18's, but I'm not sold on him at all.

In the 14's I'm pulling for the best name in junior tennis, Jack Sock. Dominates the 12's, now can't get seeded at national tourneys but is ready to take this title down.

Anonymous said...

i agree, i bet that neither sundling and carleton win

Anonymous said...

in the boys 14's i think that spencer simon has the game to take the title i saw sock play at clays and he seemed a little too defensive but he looked like a great fighter

Anonymous said...

i am excited to see how the usta 92s will fair against the 16s field at zoo this year.. cuz we know that this year is the year that the 92s get some wc's for us open..

jorge said...

my prediction for the 16's is evan king for sure i didn't even notice he was playing 16's i thought he might play up

Anonymous said...

just saw the seeds.. nicee. williams is taking the whole thing in 18s for sure.

david said...

Thoughts on the seeds:

1) Buchanan and Harrison are unseeded. That's a little surprising to me. If you had told me a year ago that Buchanan wouldn't be seeded in 2007, I would have questioned your credibility. He reached the round of 16 for crying out loud (as a 15-year-old!). He just hasn't played enough unfortunately.

2) I didn't see Britton being seeded in the top-12.

3) Spencer, Bowles, Dadamo, Hochwalt, and Jung are all lower than I expected. Hamui, Jenkins, and Boyajian are higher than I expected.

4) How is Frank Carleton seeded 14th in the 16s? That's way too low IMO. I can see Sundling being seeded low, but Carelton deserved better.

5) Where's Harry Fowler? He's got to be one of the top 32 players in the 16s, doesn't he?

Colette Lewis said...

Harry Fowler withdrew on Saturday

Anonymous said...

Devin Britton the 12 seed? Who in the world up there likes him so much. Is the draw an open draw or do they do it privately. It will be interesting to see how good a draw he gets after getting seeded that high.

Anonymous said...

I think carleton should of been top four and sundling hasnt had that great of a year but he still is a big threat. He should of been top 8 at least. He was 9 or 11 last year.

Anonymous said...

once again the USTA does whatever they want following no rules what so ever.

Brent said...

Well, I didn't end up too far off on my predictions. I can't believe Bowles is seeded that low after winning Clays and Florida State Closed. Didn't see Britton as a #12. He doesn't even play Top 3 for his Intersectional Team in the Team Championships. Harrison, Daniel, Cox, and Guzcik are some dangerous floaters. Casey Watt could pull some upsets today too. He beat Thacher today in the Intersectionals (and Harrison beat Boyajian). Should be fun a great week.

Anonymous said...

Harry Fowler got to the semis at TX Sectionals in 18s and then w/drew injured in the first set. Also w/drw from Clays and Jr Davis Cup (boys 18s as well was suppose to pay for TX). Was told he's OK but had a sprain and could not play copmetively for 6 weeks.

Anonymous said...

fowler could have been a contender... but u never no with him.. hes like j.cox... there both so up and down.. they can play really bad and then also play unbeleivable tennis...

Anonymous said...

Collette, Do you know who was on the seeding committe and what was the criteria. Also earlier post asked if it will be an open draw to the public or done privately. Pretty good questions.

Anonymous said...

Seems like Girls 16s, Boys 16 was taken straight from the USTA seeding list. What is too bad is that so mnay of the top Boys 16 contenders are playing 18s who dont have a shot at winning it. Too bad that for at least the ZOO all the top kids dont play their age group. With the 16s that would mean: Devin Britton, Alexander Domijan, Ryan Harrison, Chase Buchanan, Jamere Jenkins, Denis Lin, Rhyne Williams. I can understand Williams playing 18s as he has already won a 10K but if the others played 16s it would be a true national championship.

Anonymous said...

somebody help me with the logic of britton at 12 seed. players record shows best wins as johnson at 22 and dadamo at 26. has losses to spencer 19 domijan 21 blake davis unseeded and harrison unseeded. that qualifies for a 12 seed? 99 i.t.f. ranking but went to el salvador to win a tournament. a seed at all is questionable but 12. the only way to figure that is he is getting major props for his doubles play. why not seed more instead of having to worry about who draws harrison,daniel, buchanan, watts, and a few others. whoever draws them will not be happy. if you took seeds 29-32 and put them against seeds 12 -15 they would crush them. those are way off.

Anonymous said...

somebody help me with the logic of britton at 12 seed. players record shows best wins as johnson at 22 and dadamo at 26. has losses to spencer 19 domijan 21 blake davis unseeded and harrison unseeded. that qualifies for a 12 seed? 99 i.t.f. ranking but went to el salvador to win a tournament. a seed at all is questionable but 12. the only way to figure that is he is getting major props for his doubles play. why not seed more instead of having to worry about who draws harrison,daniel, buchanan, watts, and a few others. whoever draws them will not be happy. if you took seeds 29-32 and put them against seeds 12 -15 they would crush them. those are way off.

Anonymous said...

Kudla andd Kehrer will be major factors to win it all.watch out for the K-Boys.

Anonymous said...

As usual, we need to stop taking ourselves too seriously. The 16s seedings are very cut and dry- straight off the standings list. The 18s, of course, unclear how that all came about. Boys just enjoy the journey. The Zoo is not only about the tennis. It's about the yogurt and blueberries, the groupies that come and watch you play, and the singing of the National Athem before play begins each morning. The seedings make sense and yet don't make sense. Just enjoy and make sure you thank your parents for financing this incredible journey.

Colette Lewis said...

As I've mentioned before, the USTA has the final say in selecting seeds for National Championships, and has mandated how it wants it done in the Friend of Court (see my July 26 comment in this thread). The tournaments' seeding committees can only make suggestions.

As a reminder, I would like to point out that there is not a single pro tournament in the world that is seeded subjectively. Even Wimbledon has a mathematical formula for determining who deserves a different ranking due to that unique surface. Most would consider Venus Williams deserving a top 8 seed given her past record, but she was 23rd this year and still won.

Anonymous said...

collette, the seeding committee can only make suggestions but we all know those suggestions are pretty much followed. do you know who was on the committee. i would certainly think they would let you know since you are from kalamazoo and cover the tournament for them. also is the draw done privately or is it openly done with the public invited like some tournaments. with the formula posted on here there are guys seeded who dont fit the formula.

Colette Lewis said...

Please don't ask any further questions of me as "anonymous." I'll be happy to answer questions from those who identify themselves by using a screen name in the "Other" category of the comment section.

Cory Parr said...

Steve Forman will take the 18's. With the graduation of Todd Paul he now has the biggest forehand in college tennis!

david said...

With regard to the dangerous floaters, Buchanan and Harrison:

Buchanan will meet Williams in the 3rd round barring an upset. Buchanan has gotten the better of Williams in the past (including last year at the 'Zoo), so it could be interesting.

Harrison will meet Hochwalt in the 2nd round.

Anonymous said...

You can't tell me there was a formula followed for this tournament, that just seems like a full-on lie. This tournament is seeded based on who the usta likes and doesn't like, along with who the "seeding committee" likes and doesnt like. It is all political BS.

Austin said...

I have to agree that some of the seeding seems a little odd. I count three matchups in the round of 32 where the lower seeded player should be the clear favorite.

Quite possibly the toughest potential round of 32 matchup for a #2 seed in a very long time.

Very strange how many guys who were seeded last year are either seeded lower this year or not at all. Should make for quite an exciting tournament. Good luck to all the players.

Brent said...

Predictions

Round of 128 upsets
Watt over 10 Jenkins
Harrison over 29 Hochwalt

Other key Round of 128 matchups
17 Forman over Karimi
32 Jung over Guzick

Round of 64 upsets
Cox over 20 Marchese
Allare over 22 Johnson
Daniel over 12 Domijan

Other key Round of 64 matchups
Watt over Corace
11 Lajola over Dome
17 Forman over Katsarov
13 Boyajian over Quigley
30 El Mihdaway over Kells
32 Jung over George
2 Williams over Buchanan

Round of 32 matchups
1 McClune over Cox
Watt over Allare
26 Dadamo over 6 Hamui
Harrison over 14 Nevolo
3 Damico over 18 Barrick
11 Lajola over 23 Burkhardt
27 Bowles over 8 Klahn
31 Trombetta over 16 Rux
17 Forman over 9 Krajicek
5 Schnugg over Daniel
25 Lipman over 13 Boyajian
4 Thacher over 30 El Mihdaway
19 Spencer over 12 Britton
7 Kecki over 24 Salcedo
15 Carleton over 28 Meister
2 Williams over 32 Jung

Round of 16 matchups
1 McClune over Watt
Harrison over 26 Dadamo
11 Lajola over 3 Damico
27 Bowles over 31 Trombetta
5 Schnugg over 17 Forman
4 Thacher over 25 Lipman
19 Spencer over 7 Kecki
2 Williams over 15 Carleton

Quarterfinals
1 McClune over Harrison
11 Lajola over 27 Bowles
5 Schnugg over 4 Thacher
2 Williams over 19 Spencer

Semifinals
1 McClune over 11 Lajola
5 Schnugg over 2 Williams

Finals
5 Schnugg over 1 McClune

Comments?

rex said...

Before the draw came out I would say that Williams would be getting to the finals. After seeing the draw, I don't see this happening. He has the toughest draw for a seed in the tournament. If he somehow gets through it I bow down.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Harrison plays a guy who beat Drew Daniel at clay courts. That is no walk in the park for a 1st rd. match before he can even think about Tyler Hochwalt. This is what makes the Zoo what it is but I hope he gets thru it. Pat Harrison

Anonymous said...

Dennis la jolla over damico? yeah right, I will be surprised if he beats andre dome. I disagree with boyajian losing to lipman as well, i think he will go on and have a good chance to beat thatcher. Watt will not beat Jenkins and Jung will beat williams.

Anonymous said...

I am very upset that I will be unable to attend the tournament this year as I have a conflicting math competition. It would have been an incredible experience to play with all these great players for the last time, even though I most definenetely would have defeated all the opposition. Please watch my movie filmed two years ago about my experience at the zoo. -Greg Hirshman

Anonymous said...

Hirshman I'm glad that you're going to a math competition and not a spelling competition.

We will miss watching your very entertaining tennis matches at the zoo.

Anonymous said...

How far can Davis go in the 16s.

Anonymous said...

my guess not far. blake davis has been struggling for the past year. Played 2 weak national opens and a weak level 3 in the 16s in recent months and has not been able to win one. In fact he never won a national title in singles in any age group. what is amazing is that he was part of USTA high performance for so long when they ignored so many other kids with results.

Anonymous said...

I bet you davis doesn't make it past the second round.

Anonymous said...

Johnson just beat matt allare. And ismail will beat dadamo and then hamui. Sundling plays kudla round of 32. Sundling will take that match and then has a good draw to take the tournament.

TMaN said...

i would love to see boyajian with that main draw wildcard, looking at his draw i can see it happening.

Anonymous said...

Seems there are several non-seeds in boys 16s that could upset seeds: Raymond Seramento, Max Stevens, Ben Chen, Devin McCarthy, Adam Bernstein.

Ricardo said...

lajola wont beat damico. lipman wont beat boyajian. call me crazy, but i think chris ho is going to take out rhyne williams round of 128. he just beat johnathon pine 1 and 0.

Anonymous said...

How far will Kandath get in the 16s?

Anonymous said...

Just for the record I saw that Britton has beaten other good players recently, Jeff Dadamo, Ceasar Rameriz (23 in world rankings), Rupesh Roy (60 in world rankings), Britton was only American left in quarters of Roehampton... lost in a 3rd set breaker to Cox, also a good player. It is in there, just depends whether he is on or off!

Anonymous said...

92 battle in 3rd round cox vs king!!!

Anonymous said...

home town kid matt johnson looks like he got a great draw

Anonymous said...

Clay Thompson 16s Champion

Anonymous said...

with matt boven as matt johnson's new coach, he should go deep in the draw

Anonymous said...

Forman...enough said

Austin said...

Boys 18’s
(1)McClune over Cox
(9)Jenkins over (21)Johnson
(5)Hamui over (25)Dadamo
(28)Hochwalt over (13)Nevolo
(4)Schnugg over (17)Barrick
(10)Lajola over (22)Burkhardt
(26)Bowles over (7)Klahn
(15)Rux over (30)Trombetta
(32)Quigley over (16)Forman
(20)Domijan over (8)Krajicek
(12)Boyajian over Lin
(3)Thacher over (29)El Mihdawy
(18)Spencer over (11)Britton
(6)Kecki over (23)Salcedo
(14)Carleton over (27)Meister
(2)Damico over (31)Jung

(1)McClune over (9)Jenkins
(5)Hamui over (28)Hochwalt
(4)Schnugg over (10)Lajola
(26)Bowles over (15)Rux
(32)Quigley over (20)Domijan
(3)Thacher over (12)Boyajian
(18)Spencer over (6)Kecki
(2)Damico over (14)Carleton

(1)McClune over (5)Hamui
(4)Schnugg over (26)Bowles
(3)Thacher over (32)Quigley
(2)Damico over (18)Spencer

(1)McClune over (4)Schnugg
(2)Damico over (3)Thacher

(1)McClune over (2)Damico

Boys 16’s
(1)Sandgren over (6)Spindler
(3)King over (8)Kehrer
(4)Seal over (18)Sundling
(2)Formentera over (12)Wolf

(3)King over (1)Sandgren
(4)Seal over (2)Formentera

(3)King over (4)Seal

Anonymous said...

i heard that matt johnson lost to matt boven in a set.

The Dude said...

Boys 16s, I see it:

Carleton over Sandgren
Balaji over King
Seal over JT
Formentera over Huang

Carleton over Balaji
Formentera over Seal

Formentera over Carleton

Anonymous said...

i heard that nobody knows who matt boven is and really cares that he beat matt johnson in a set

Brent said...

With the draw adjustments, I will change my predictions to as follows...

Round of 128 upsets
Watt over 9 Jenkins
Harrison over 28 Hochwalt

Other key Round of 128 matchups
31 Jung over Guzick

Round of 64 upsets
Cox over 19 Marchese
Allare over 21 Johnson
Daniel over 20 Domijan
Katsarov over 32 Quigley

Other key Round of 64 matchups
Watt over Corace
10 Lajola over Dome
16 Forman over Katsarov
29 El Mihdaway over Kells
31 Jung over George
2 Damico over Buchanan

Round of 32 matchups
1 McClune over Cox
Watt over Allare
25 Dadamo over 5 Hamui
Harrison over 13 Nevolo
4 Schnugg over 17 Barrick
10 Lajola over 22 Burkhardt
26 Bowles over 7 Klahn
30 Trombetta over 15 Rux
16 Forman over Katsarov
Daniel over 8 Krajicek
25 Lipman over 12 Boyajian
3 Thacher over 29 El Mihdaway
18 Spencer over 11 Britton
6 Kecki over 23 Salcedo
14 Carleton over 27 Meister
2 Damico over 31 Jung

Round of 16 matchups
1 McClune over Watt
Harrison over 25 Dadamo
4 Schnugg over 10 Lajola
26 Bowles over 30 Trombetta
Daniel over 17 Forman
3 Thacher over 24 Lipman
18 Spencer over 6 Kecki
14 Carleton over 2 Damico

Quarterfinals
1 McClune over Harrison
4 Schnugg over 27 Bowles
3 Thacher over Daniel
14 Carleton over 18 Spencer

Semifinals
4 Schnugg over 1 McClune
3 Thacher over 14 Carleton

Finals
5 Schnugg over 3 Thacher

Brent said...

Well, just checked results from today and looks like two of my upset picks, Watt and Allare, already lost in the Round of 256. That's going to leave a mark.

Brent said...

16s predictions

Round of 32
1 Sandgren over 17 Camillone
22 Chadwell over Kim
25 Cheung over 6 Spindler
14 Carleton over 30 Thompson
3 King over 20 Cox
11 Holiner over 24 Federhofer
8 Kehrer over 28 Balaji
Sarmiento over 15 Flores
18 Sundling over 9 Kudla
7 Hovhannisyan over Rossi
13 Bangoura over 27 Reed
4 Seal over Nguyen
19 Huang over Ho
5 Noble over 21 Lovill
26 Ore over 16 Kandath
2 Formentera over 32 Vutam

Round of 16
1 Sangren over 22 Chadwell
14 Carleton over 25 Cheung
3 King over 11 Holiner
8 Kehrer over Sarmiento
18 Sundling over 7 Hovhannisyan
4 Seal over 13 Bangoura
5 Noble over 19 Huang
2 Formentera over 26 Ore

Quarters
14 Carleton over 1 Sandgren
3 King over 8 Kehrer
4 Seal over 18 Sundling
2 Formentera over 5 Noble

Semis
3 King over 14 Carleton
2 Formentera over 4 Seal

Finals
3 King over 2 Formentera

Anthony said...

16's - Carleton over Fromentera
18's - Thatcher over Schnugg

david said...

Harrison defeated Hochwalt, giving credence to the belief that he should have been seeded. Hochwalt's the first seed to go down.

Anonymous said...

Not to take anything from Harrison but Hochwalt lost to Harrison on the lower courts at WMU which are much slower than the top courts there and at Stowe. I think it's ridiculous the the court surfaces play at a different speeds at our National. Can't they have consistency at such an important event?

Anonymous said...

Not to take anything away from Harrison. Thats a joke. The Harrison kids game is far more suited to a fast surface. I watched the match and he beat him at his own game by simply outhitting him. It was a very high quality match that you would expect to see in a semifinal or final.

Anonymous said...

this tournament is the only junior tournament that these guys play where they are treated like professionals in every way. i am certain that the other courts will be resurfaced soon as well. every year that i have come to this event it somehow improves and gets better and better which is hard to do. if the surface helped ryan in some way then i'm sure he is glad but like the other post said he would prefer a faster surface no matter who he plays. if all of our national championships were run like this one then we would have people from all over the world coming here to see how a first class show should operate and a lot more kids would want to take up tennis. pat harrison

Anonymous said...

nobody should complain about anything at this tournament, the courts at western are soo much nicer than they were last year...this tournamnet is an A+ every year and whoever said that is trying to find an excuse for his loss, it was great tennis, dont make it about the court that is such a poor excuse.

Austin said...

Should Ryan Harrison be a 1st year or 2nd year 16's this year?

Colette Lewis said...

First year 16s. He turned 15 in May.

david said...

Pat,

Congrats to your son on another great win today against Nevolo. He's definitely making himself one of the stories of the tournament. Donald Young didn't even get to the round of 16 as a 15-year-old, nor did Rhyne Williams last year. Buchanan did, and I think McClune did in 2005 as an "old" 15-year-old, but it's certainly uncommon. With a win tomorrow, he would really be in some rarified air.

Anonymous said...

Colette, can you confirm that Harrison won? In the caption of his and Nevolo's photos on the web site, it says that Nevolo won, but on the draw it says that Harrison won.

Colette Lewis said...

Harrison won. I've fixed the caption. Thanks for letting me know.

Anonymous said...

how tall is harrison

Anonymous said...

why did boyjian get suspened for 3 months

Anonymous said...

Harrison is 5'11"

Austin said...

Three players in the 16's that made the round of 16 hit two hands off both sides, very strange.

Anonymous said...

what players hit two hands on both sides?

Austin said...

Ryan Noble, William Federhofer and Matt Kandath.

Anonymous said...

anyone know why boyjian was suspened

Colette Lewis said...

For an accumulation of conduct points

Anonymous said...

does anyone know why chase buchanan not been playing since the easter bowl? what injury does williams have

Anonymous said...

Is Harrison the youngest to ever make the Quarters of the 18's?

Colette Lewis said...

Tommy Ho was 15 years old when he won the 18s title in 1988. His birthday is in June (according to Wikipedia). Harrison's is in May, so Ho was younger than Harrison is now.

There may be others, but I'm not aware of any records that would answer that question definitively.

Anonymous said...

anyone no who harrison is sponsered by? and why has buchanan been playin alot

Anonymous said...

why has chase buchanan not been playing alot of tournaments