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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dennis Nevolo Recruiting Profile; US vs. Sweden in Davis Cup Friday

Every player is different, never more so than when they are deciding what college to attend. Some take unofficial and offical visits, some have decided even before they are eligible to take an official visit, some enjoy the process of being courted, some just want it over with.

At the U.S. Open, I had an opportunity to talk with Dennis Nevolo, one of the country's top seniors, and he was taking all his visits--I think. My article today at TheTennis Recruiting Network names the five schools, and I'm assuming he won't be swept off his feet and cancel if he finds a good fit early on. But it can, and does, happen.

The Junior Davis and Fed Cups begin next Tuesday in Italy, but THE Davis Cup semifinals are this weekend, with the U.S. in Sweden. Bonnie Ford of ESPN.com is also there (very few tennis journalists make the trip and most of the coverage (if any) in your local newspaper will be from the Associated Press), and she filed
this story about Mats Wilander's big gamble. ESPN.com will be your best source for in-depth coverage of this event over the next three days. The TV schedule is here.

Matt Cronin also did this preview at foxsports.com.


david said...

There were a couple of notable results today from the Costa Mesa Futures event. Rhyne Williams beat 2003 Kalamazoo champ Robert Yim 6-1, 6-2. The kid just keeps impressing. Given his results in Futures, it's slightly surprising that he lost in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open, although he lost to a very good player (How did Greg Jones and Williams end up meeting in the 3rd round anyway? They were both top 10 seeds if I recall correctly.). Yim, by the way, was in the final of last week's Future's event.

Also, Michael McClune beat U.S. Open champ Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-2. Very nice. Too bad he has to play Carsten Ball next, as Ball beat him in straight sets last week.

Austin said...

James Blake is currently embarrassing himself over in Sweden right now. Just pathetic through the first two sets, and against a guy who hasn't played well in two years.