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Friday, October 29, 2010

Turewicz to Duke; ITA Indoor Seedings Announced; Coaches Clinic, College Showcase, Information Fair Next Weekend in NY; Keys, Davis Make 25K Semis

During the Pan-American Closed, I sat down with Monica Turewicz to discuss her decision to attend Duke, and this story, posted today on the Tennis Recruiting Network, is the result. Turewicz made her decision relatively early, based on unofficial visits, which seems to be a trend, particularly for girls. Don't miss the TRN articles on Gregory Scott's choice of UC-Santa Barbara and Spencer Newman's decision to become a Florida Gator.


The seeds have been announced for next week's USTA/ITA Indoor Championships, with fall competition playing a major role in the selections. The All-American champions top the lists, with last year's Indoor champions getting the No. 7 and No. 2 seedings.

MEN:
1. Alex Domijan Virginia
2. Eric Quigley Kentucky
3. Henrique Cunha Duke
4. Bradley Klahn Stanford
5. J.P. Smith Tennessee
6. Guillermo Gomez Georgia Tech
7. Steve Johnson USC
8. Michael Shabaz Virginia

DOUBLES:
1. Courtney/Shabaz Virginia
2. Carleton/Cunha Duke
3. Inbar /Meister UCLA
4. Klahn /Thacher Stanford


WOMEN:
1. Hilary Barte Stanford
2. Jana Juricova California
3. Kristy Frilling Notre Dame
4. Denise Muresan Michigan
5. Denise Dy Washington
6. Allie Will Florida
7. Maria Sanchez USC
8. Reka Zsilinszka Duke

DOUBLES:
1. Barte/Burdette Stanford
2. Andersson/Juricova California
3. Bek/Wong Clemson
4. Guarachi/McLane Alabama

The schedule has also been posted in this document, with doubles starting the action on all four days. There is no admission charge to watch, and with two rounds on Friday, there will be plenty of tennis to view Friday evening, as well as on the weekend.

There are a number of events being held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in conjunction with tournament, including a Tennis Coaches workshop on Friday with USTA National Coach Tim Mayotte, open to all high school and college coaches and club pros. More on that event can be found here. On Saturday there is a College Information Fair organized by USTA Eastern and USTA Serves, and on Sunday, the Eastern section presents its popular College Showcase. Information and great tennis is a hard combination to beat, so if you are in the area, make plans to attend.

Today in the $25,000 Women's Pro Circuit event in Puerto Rico, Lauren Davis defeated No. 5 seed Sloane Stephens 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the semifinals. The unseeded Davis, who had also beaten Stephens in the quarterfinals of the USTA Girls 18s Nationals back in August, plays No. 4 seed Maria Irigoyen of Argentina Saturday. Unseeded Madison Keys beat No. 6 seed Lauren Albanese 6-4, 7-6(4) today and will play Johanna Konta of Australia, the No. 7 seed, in the other semfinal. Konta defeated No. 2 seed Julia Cohen 6-2, 6-3 today.

With the loss of Sekou Bangoura and Andrea Collarini in the quarterfinals today, there are no current college or junior players left in the draw at the Birmingham Futures.

For complete draws of both tournaments, see the Pro Circuit results page at usta.com.

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