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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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

All-American qualifiers:
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

All-American qualifiers:
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,


wonderer said...

why has Thacher not played any college tournaments?

WakeFan said...

Cory Parr is a darkhorse for Indoors. Although is serve is not good, he has a great game for fast indoor courts.

Allie said...

I am wondering the same thing, wonderer. Where is Thacher?

john said...

I read it here that the reason Thacher was not at Tulsa, because it was school related, but will play regionals. And yet I did not see his name in singles.He played doubles and lost first round . What's up ?

Austin said...

that sounds about right for him