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Monday, December 15, 2008

US Women's Australian Open Wild Card Tournament Results; Andy Murray Looks in at the Junior Orange Bowl 12s

Just a quick post tonight. After 17 days of watching tennis, I took a day off today, to work on my Orange Bowl wrap for The Tennis Recruiting Network, coming Thursday, and to organize my photos for the Eddie Herr slide show, which I'll post tomorrow.

But tennis goes on, and at today's 12s Junior Orange Bowl qualifying at Tropical Park, world No. 4 Andy Murray caused quite a stir among the young boys still on site, when the Scot made a brief appearance and signed a few autographs. Murray is training in Florida to acclimate himself to the heat and humidity he'll be facing in Australia next month. It isn't known why Murray was at Tropical Park, but he won the Junior Orange Bowl 12s back in 1999, so maybe it was simply a stroll down memory lane.

The first round robin results are in from the Australian Open women's wild card tournament that began today in Boca Raton. In one group Christina McHale beat Mallory Cecil 6-0, 6-1 and Vania King beat CoCo Vandweghe 7-6, 6-1. In the other group, Madison Brengle, who won the wild card for 2007 and 2008, defeated Asia Muhammad 6-0, 6-3 and Gail Brodsky defeated Lauren Albanese 6-3, 6-3.


10is said...

do you have any information on the boys who won the round robin to go to Europe?

Colette Lewis said...

I hope to get on an update on that tomorrow.

Lindsay said...

Is it true Sloane Stephens replaced Gail Brodsky? And if so, did Sloane actually defeat Lauren?

Austin said...

Im completely out of the loop these days, have they announced the mens wildcard yet or have they decided to have a playoff for it? If so, who is playing? Thanks.

Colette Lewis said...

As I mentioned last week, it's Levine, Isner, Odesnik and Young who will play to determine the AO wild card this weekend.

Austin said...

Thanks. Thats a solid lineup, Id like to watch that on Tennis Channel. Yes, that was a hint Tennis Channel, please give us something worthwhile to watch instead of all these constant reruns during the offseason.

10is said...

Hmm that's an interesting group. I have never heard of either of those players. Colette have you ever seen the two boys play?

Colette Lewis said...

I saw Corinteli play some last year, but this year, only saw a few points of an Eddie Herr match.

I've never seen Nikko Madregallejo play.