Monday, September 27, 2010

Travel Day: Southern Intercollegiates, UVA Tournaments; Dimitrov Reaches ATP Top 150

I'm traveling back to Kalamazoo most of the day, after a great weekend at the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic at Meadowood Resort, so this is just a quick post with a few links.

In addition to the Napa event, there were a couple of other major fall events over the weekend for Division I men. The Southern Intercollegiates tournament concludes today in Athens, Georgia, with Bulldog senior Javier Garrapiz in the final of Division I against Georgia Tech's Guillermo Gomez, and Georgia freshman Hernus Pieters playing Vanderbilt's Alex Zotov in the Division II final. For more on the weekend's results, see georgiadogs.com.

At the University of Virginia Ranked Plus One Invitational, Cavalier senior Sanam Singh and freshman Alex Domijan won their flights. Top-ranked JP Smith of Tennessee was upset in the first round by Maryland's (and former Baylor player) Maros Horny in A-1 singles, with the flight eventually won by Ivan Salec of Radford. For more on the results, some of which are incomplete due to rain, see virginiasports.com.

And check out Tennis Recruiting Network today, which features a conversation with the University of San Diego's men's head coach Brett Masi. Masi offers advice to parents and recruits about what they should look for when in the process of choosing a school.

There was a lot of action over the weekend in Pro Circuit tennis as well, from Canada to Mexico as well as the $10,000 Costa Mesa, Calif. and $75,000 Albuquerque, New Mexico events. For all of the results from last week's tournaments, check out this convenient one-page summary from CoreTennis.net.

You'll note that Grigor Dimitrov, the 19-year-old Bulgarian of whom much was expected after he won two junior slams in 2008, won another Challenger over the weekend, his third in a row, and has brought his ATP ranking up to 146.