Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ore Takes Out No. 1 Seed and Defending Boys French Open Champion Berta Today in Paris; Wimbledon Junior Acceptances

I usually have a few days between the end of the NCAAs and the start of the French Open juniors, but this year there is an overlap. Before the start of today's individual semifinals in singles and doubles at the NCAA, I wanted to do a brief report of the first day of the French Open juniors, but I had no thought that it would contain this much news.

Just a few moments ago, Junior Ore of the U.S. defeated top seed and defending champion Daniel Berta of Sweden 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 to record the biggest win of his career. Ore, who trains at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md., is one of three U.S. boys to win their opening matches. No. 13 seed Mitchell Frank and lucky loser Dane Webb advanced, while Raymond Sarmiento lost in the opening round. No. 6 seed Denis Kudla is still on court, as is Andrea Collarini, while Nick Chappell is not playing today.

The top seed in the girls draw, Monica Puig, won her opener, as did qualifier Grace Min, who beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. They play each other in the second round. No. 10 seed Lauren Davis and Ester Goldfeld play later today, while No. 9 seed Beatrice Capra and Sloane Stephens are not on Sunday's schedule.

See the rolandgarros.com for the results and draws and live scoring.

The Wimbledon acceptances are out and can be found at the ITF junior website. As of now, Christina McHale is scheduled to compete, as is Yuki Bhambri, who hasn't played a junior tournament since last year's U.S. Open.

1 comments:

getreal said...

Kudos for Ore, Berta was a very winnable match. Saw Tennys Sangren take him out in the first round of the US Open when he was a top seed. Berta is good but overrated and definitely not the real world’s #1 for 2009.