ITA Regional Results; Noble Decides on North Carolina, Krajicek Wins Battle of 2008 Kalamazoo Champions
Although it seems like the Men's All-American just finished, most of the Men's Regionals that will decide the participants in next month's ITA Indoor Championships in Charlottesville were completed yesterday and today. The bulk of the Women's Regionals are late this week. I've come up with a list of those who have qualified in singles to date (assuming that the criteria for selection is the same as last year), with both finalists earning a berth in the draws at the Indoor with two exceptions. There will be at-large selections to fill in the remaining spots in the 32-draw singles.
Regional Men's results:
CENTRAL: Arnau Brugues of Tulsa over Matt Hogan of Arkansas
NORTHEAST: Chris Clayton of Harvard over Bogdan Borta of Columbia
MIDWEST: Bryan Koniecko of Ohio State over Justin Kronauge of Ohio State
MIDEAST: Dom Inglot of Virginia over Cory Parr of Wake Forest
SOUTHEAST: Nate Schnugg of Georgia over Bruno Agostinelli of Kentucky
MOUNTAIN: Clancy Shields of Boise State over Martin Zimmerman of Denver
WEST-SOUTH*: Bassam Beidas of Pepperdine over Omar Altmann of Pepperdine
WEST-NORTH*: Alex Clayton of Stanford over Bradley Klahn of Stanford
*Only winner advances from these regionals
Fabio Silva of Fresno Pacific (Small College Champion)
One wild card to host UVA
Michael Venus LSU
Oleksandr Nedovyesov Okla St
Robert Farah USC
Enrique Olivares East Tennessee St
Conor Pollock Texas A&M
Blake Strode Arkansas
Michael Shabaz Virginia
Steven Moneke Ohio St
Guillermo Gomez Georgia Tech (consolation winner)
Regional Women's results:
Delia Sescioreanu of Auburn-Montgomery (Small College Champion)
CENTRAL: Wiveca Swarting of Nebraska over Anouk Tigu of Arkansas
NORTHWEST: Melanie Gloria of Fresno State over Bojana Bobusic of California
Kelcy McKenna Arizona St.
Fani Chifchieva Auburn
Maria Coussou Cal
Maria Mosolova Northwestern
Laura Vallverdu Miami
Amanda McDowell Georgia Tech
Ani Mijacika Clemson
Georgia Rose Northwestern
Amanda Fink USC (consolation winner)
Ryan Noble of Fayetteville, NC has announced he will be staying in his home state. McCarton Ackerman talked with Noble about his decision for The Tennis Recruiting Network. In the next few weeks there will be many players making their decisions. I spoke to three of them in Tulsa, and Matt Kandath, Evan King and Bo Seal are still undecided, but plan to make a choice by mid-November.
In first round action today in the $15,000 Pro Circuit event in Mansfield, Texas, 18s Kalamazoo champion Austin Krajicek defeated 16s Kalamazoo champion Jordan Cox (who received a wild card into the main draw) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in what appears to have been a fantastic contest. But Cox, who won the doubles title at the Tulsa ITF with Evan King, did get a win in doubles. He and Devin Britton took out former Texas A&M teammates Brett Joelson and Bryan Wooten, who won the doubles title in last week's Pro Circuit event in Louisiana, 6-3, 6-4.
In first round action at the $25,000 women's event in Augusta, Ga., CoCo Vandeweghe, who qualified, repeated her US Open Junior finals win, taking out Gabriela Paz of Venezuela 6-3, 6-3.
For complete results, see the Pro Circuit page at usta.com,