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A constant steady drizzle kept any matches from being played outdoors Tuesday, but the boys draw has managed to keep on schedule in singles, with two rounds now complete. Unlike Monday, when No. 2 seed Julen Uriguen was upset by Cale Hammond and four other seeds lost, Tuesday's contests went more to form. Number 11 seed Pavel Krainik of Canada was the only seed to lose, falling 6-3, 6-0 to Bjorn Fratangelo, and top seed Denis Kudla, No. 3 seed Mitchell Frank and No. 4 seed Raymond Sarmiento all advanced in straight sets. Hammond could not sustain his level from Monday evening, losing to Nick Chappell 6-4, 6-2.
Chappell's opponent in Wednesday's third round will be No. 14 seed and 2008 Pan-American quarterfinalist Campbell Johnson, who survived a bout of cramps to defeat Samuel Monette of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4). Monette served for the match at 5-4, but Johnson survived that, and down 2-1 in the tiebreaker, the Californian called for a trainer due to cramping. Down 4-2 at the changeover, Campbell continued to stretch and flex between points, but knowing that the end of the match was near, he played on. Monette, a 15-year-old left-hander, found the going difficult after that, and with a combination of Monette's errors and Johnson's winners the final five points of the match went to Johnson.
There were only three other three-setters in the boys draw, with No. 13 seed Nikolai Haessig of Canada coming from behind to down Mitchell Krueger 2-6, 6-0, 7-5 and No. 9 seed Sekou Bangoura overcoming Connor Farren 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. Dane Webb defeated Alexander Petrone 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in a battle of unseeded boys.
The girls first round was not finished on Monday, so top seed Beatrice Capra and No. 2 seed Madison Keys played their opening matches today. Capra had no trouble with wild card Deborah Suarez, winning 6-1, 6-0, and Keys, playing her first competitive match since May, defeated Whitney Kay 6-1, 7-5.
In second round action, Edmond Oklahoma's Mia Lancaster upset No. 6 seed Alexandra Cercone 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-4. Lancaster broke Cercone at 3-4 after four deuces, but she was unable to finish the match on her own serve. Although Lancaster often approached the net and put away short balls, and hit with pace and depth, it was a moonball that ended the match. With Cercone serving at 3-4, Lancaster hit a ball so high and so deep that it bounced out of Cercone's reach after she had gone all the way to the back wall to retrieve it.
Elisabeth Abanda of Canada defeated No. 10 see Noel Scott 7-5, 6-1 and Annie Mulholland eliminated No. 16 seed Kerrie Cartwright of the Bahamas 6-4, 7-6(5) in second round action. No. 11 seed Brooke Bolender lost to last week's finalist in the Atlanta ITF, Jacqueline Crawford, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 in a first round match.
The top seeds have already been eliminated in the boys doubles. Raymond Sarmiento and Julen Uriguen were defeated by Eric Johnson and Michael Zhu 6-3, 1-6, 10-4.
For draws and results, see the TennisLink site.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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