Min Wins Grade 2 in Chile; John McEnroe Discusses His Academy; 92s News; Santa Cruz Faces Washington in DIII Men's Indoor Final
Fifteen-year-old Grace Min of the U.S. has won the ITF Grade 2 tournament Copa Milo on the clay in Santiago, Chile. Min, seeded 4th, defeated Agustina Sol Eskanazi of Argentina, the No. 6 seed, 6-2, 6-1 in the final. Unseeded American Chanelle Van Nguyen reached the semifinals before falling to Eskanazi. Of the U.S. boys competing in Chile, Shane Vinsant went deepest into the draw, reaching the semifinals as the fifth seed, where he lost to eventual champion Facundo Mena of Argentina. For complete results, see the ITF tournament page.
At the Grade 4 in Jalisco, Mexico, also on clay, No. 2 seed Julia Elbaba reached the singles final for the second straight week. She avenged her loss last week to fellow American Ashley Dai in the semifinals, but lost in the final this week to No. 1 seed Giovanna Manifacio of Mexico 6-1, 6-3. Harrison Richmond of the U.S. won the doubles title in Jalisco with Belgian partner Joseph Van Dooren. For complete results, see the ITF tournament page.
John McEnroe is in Delray Beach, Florida, playing in a senior event held in conjunction with the ATP tournament taking place there, and he was asked about the recent news that he was opening his own tennis academy in New York. There are no dates given in this story by Harvey Fialkov for the Sun-Sentinel, but there is a location--Randall's Island in New York City.
In qualifying today in for the Delray ATP event, 17-year-olds Ryan Harrison and Yuki Bhambri advanced to the second round with wins over Luka Gregorc and Marcel Felder respectively, while Jack Sock, also 17, lost to former Florida Atlantic and University of Texas player Olivier Sajous in a battle of wild cards. See the tournament website for more information. Another of the prominent 17-year-olds, Bernard Tomic of Australia, is the subject of this Sydney Daily Telegraph story about an upcoming meeting his father has with Tennis Australia's Craig Tiley and the possibility that Tomic will be named to the Davis Cup team on Tuesday.
The final of the Division III Men's Team Indoor is Sunday, with NCAA champion and No. 1 seed UC-Santa Cruz facing No. 3 seed Washington University of St. Louis. Santa Cruz beat No. 4 Kenyon 5-4 in today's semifinals, while Washington topped No. 2 Emory by the same score. Live scoring for the match is available via the host Gustavus Adolphus College's website. For much more about the teams and Division III men's college tennis throughout the season, see the excellent blog Division III Tennis.