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Friday, October 19, 2007

Pan American Closed Slideshow; Girls Training at Boca Raton

This slideshow probably represents the final word (or pictures, I guess) from Tulsa until next May, when the NCAAs are held there.



From Jean Nachand of the USTA, here is the list of girls in residence in Boca:
Christina McHale
Stephanie Vidov
Chanelle Van Nguyen
Ashley Weinhold

Players who are full-time with the program but who do not live in the dorms are:
Breaunna Addison
Julia Boserup
Victoria Duval
Liz Jeuking
Julia O'Laughlin
And for those interested in the Pro Circuit Futures event in Mansfield, Texas, Ken Thomas of Radiotennis.com will be broadcasting the semifinal matches on Saturday at noon EDT. Michael McClune meets Nicholas Monroe and Austin Krajicek faces Carsten Ball. Krajicek defeated fellow Bollettieri student Gastao Elias of Portugal in today's quarterfinals, and has a six-match win streak going. He may receive a special exemption into the main draw of the Futures event in Mexico due to this semifinal appearance. For complete draws, see the tournament website.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought they have to be at least 14 to be selected. At least 4 of those girls are not 14 yet, 3 of them still have a 12 USTA ranking.

Anonymous said...

Is Brooke Bolender still at the Evert training camp and wouldn't she be on this selection list

Anonymous said...

As far as some of those girls not 14 yet, I think that rule applies to "living at the Evert Academy". Some of those girls (the younger one's) have obviously just relocated to the area, so the families can take advantage of the free training/travel expenses. Brooke Bolender enrolled at the Evert Academy I believe a couple of years ago, before the USTA announced the switch there from Key Biscayne, so she is a " Evert academy student"..which is seperate from the USTA selections.

There are many kids not on this list that are deserving, but obviously have a good training situation already, and most likely did not want a part of this. For some of these families that perhaps know little about tennis, and do not have the financial resources to pay others, this is an incredible oppurtunity, and they should feel very fortunate.

Anonymous said...

http://dps.usta.com/usta_master/usta/doc/content/doc_13_19726.pdf?10/16/2007

Here is the Day Program Overview. REad it yourself.

The Tennis Hacker said...

The Mansfield futures is near my town so I can give your readers an update. Brace yourself for a great final match. Michael McClune's game is peaking as he enters the final; Carsten Ball has been solid (though he started slowly against Austin Krajecik in the semi). Whoa Nelly.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where to ask this question, but did anyone notice that according to collegeandjuniortennis.com, Brittany Augustine and two other teenagers turned pro this summer.

I'm really shocked by this as I don't recall Brittany Augustine doing anything that impressive in even junior ITF tournaments. Seems like a very strange decisoin. Colette, did you hear about this?

The Tennis Hacker said...

McClune beat Ball in the Mansfield futures. Strategy and grit overcame power.

Anonymous said...

Of the 4 girls that will stay in the dorm two of them are actual locals from south florida such as vidov and van nguyen, mchale is the protegee of robin white national coach or in this case personal coach and manager AND she also comes from a well off family who can afford accomodation costs and leave the dorm space for a truly deserving player. The only one who truly seems to belong there is weinhold! But again, USTA's thinking leaves much to be desired, and commitment and responsibility are not things that rank high on their list!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the USTA saw future world champions in these 4 girls that's why they are at the USTA National Training Academy.

Joe F.

Anonymous said...

these girls are the best in the country no doubt. REPRESENT!! I know Chanelle van ngyen very well because we met through usta camps and nationals, itfs. She is one of best friends. is she the youngest one there?
wow GO NELLE!!

- M.O (: