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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pan-American Wrap; Koz at the U.S. Open; Georgia Bulldog Update

My weekly story for the Tennis Recruiting Network is a wrap-up of the ITF B1 Pan-American Closed, and although it is the biggest ITF tournament in the U.S. until the Grade 1 Eddie Herr in December, there are three U.S. events in between--the El Paso Grade 5 going on now, the Grade 2 in South Carolina next week and the Grade 4 at the Evert Academy the following week. The acceptances for those two are available here, and as of now, the South Carolina tournament looks to have a girls field equal to, if not better, than Tulsa.

Dave Kozlowski, a/k/a the Koz, was at the U.S. Open last month and his show, which includes brief interviews with Madison Brengle, CoCo Vandeweghe, Melanie Oudin, Devin Britton and Grigor Dimitrov, as well as Patrick McEnroe and Paul Roetert of USTA High Performance, can be watched online at indietennis.com.

It was confirmed in Tulsa that Matt Reid will not be joining the Georgia Bulldogs in January, as he has decided to pursue the professional path instead. He was a semifinalist in a $10,000 tournament in Australia last week, and has reached the quarterfinals of this week's Australian Futures, as has 16-year-old Bernard Tomic.

The RedandBlack profiled Georgia's two outstanding additions to the women's team, Chelsey Gullickson and Nadja Gilchrist, in advance of Friday's Regional in Athens. Gullickson is the top seed, based on her performance so far in the fall, but unfortunately Gilchrist is injured and will not play the rest of this year, according to the article.


Austin said...

ive been following Matt Reid since he signed with UGA and his results clearly show hes not ready to turn pro. oh well.

Joe said...

Same with Raonic for UVA. UGA's in trouble if they don't get someone to come in. Schnugg, Hunt, Garrapiz, uh... that's it?

Colette Lewis said...

Tennis fan:
I'm trying to confirm the rumor in your post. Please bear with me.

Colette Lewis said...

Tennis Fan:
It may happen, it may not. No decision has been made.