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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Gavrilova, Nguyen Win Titles at Les Petits As

I spent the day today in Ann Arbor where the 21st ranked Michigan men hosted top-ranked Virginia. I'll post a full report on Monday of the Cavaliers 5-2 win, but I wanted to wrap up the action at Les Petits As.

Daria Gavrilova of Russia, the girls' No. 1 seed, defeated No. 2 seed Laura Robson of Great Britain 6-3, 6-3 and No. 3 seed Edward Nguyen of Canada topped fifth seed Liam Broady of Great Britain 6-4, 7-5. Gavrilova has not competed in the United States that I'm aware of, but the other three have been at both the Eddie Herr and the Junior Orange Bowls the past two years, so I know them to be outstanding players. Pierrick sent me several photos of the atmosphere of the tournament, and I was very impressed by all the tennis festival activities available, from booths to games to vendor displays. It seemed very much like a Grand Slam ambience. And another big thank you to Pierrick for his report, videos and photos.

For complete draws, see the Les Petits As website.


Austin said...

Did they say how long Flores will be out?

Colette Lewis said...

Austin, here's the quote:
"The injury required surgery and he will be sidelined at least a month, possibly more.

Flores is determined to return sooner. He can't practice with the team because he is not supposed to put any weight on his injured foot, but he does plan to get in a wheelchair and play 'wheelchair tennis.'"

floridafan said...

Nguyen is good. I saw him play Daniel McCall at Orange Bowl. He lost to McCall, but showed a pretty aggressive game with good all court coverage.

gohabs said...

December was disappointing for Eddy. Wholesale changes within the Canadian Junior Development Program took its toll on the players. New coaches, new schedules, new city, new goals...

Looks like the adjustements are paying off though.

Eddy has completely turned his game around and it'll be exciting to see him and Harrison dual it out at the World Junior Tennis Qualies in May on his home courts. The two most exciting U14 players out there.