Spencer Claims SEC Indoor Title; Klahn Defends Sherwood Cup Title; All Eight Americans Advance at Teen Tennis; Brodsky Downs Vickery in Guadaloupe
I was hoping to have a report on the dual match between the University of Miami women and the USTA girls national team, but due to heavy rain today in south Florida, the match was rescheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at Miami's Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The USTA girls team for this event is Krista Hardebeck, Lauren Herring, Chanelle Van Nguyen, Vicky Duval, Samantha Crawford, Taylor Townsend, Mia King and Caroline Doyle. I believe they are planning to play eight matches deep.
At the SEC Indoor championship in Knoxville, Georgia's Wil Spencer, a 9-16 seed, beat top seed Eric Quigley of Kentucky 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(1) to complete a Bulldog sweep of the titles. Javier Garrapiz and Hernus Pieters won the doubles title, taking an 8-6 decision from Boris Conkic and JP Smith of Tennessee. For more on the title matches, with quotes from Spencer and head coach Manny Diaz, see georgiadogs.com.
At the Sherwood Cup in California, Stanford's Bradley Klahn, the No. 2 seed, repeated as champion with a 6-2, 6-4 win over top seed Steve Johnson of USC. Klahn and teammate Ryan Thacher also won the doubles, defeating Baylor's John Peers and Roberto Maytin 8-6. Stanford's website doesn't yet have the recap up, but for more on the doubles, see baylorbears.com. For more on the singles, see the article on usctrojans.com.
It was a great day for the U.S. 14-and-under teams at Teen Tennis in Great Britain, as all eight players, 4 boys and 4 girls, advanced to the round of 16. Unseeded Eduardo Nava beat No. 12 seed Arturs Lazdins, and unseeded Kenadi Hance and Nicole Frenkel also defeated seeds in girls action. Hance won a three-setter from the No. 10 seed Freya Christie, while Frenkel downed No. 11 seed Erika Hendsel in straight sets. Henrik Wiersholm, Stefan Kozlov, Francis Tiafoe, Carolyn Xie and Julia O'Loughlin, all seeded, are in the round of 16. All but Tiafoe and Nava are still in the doubles too. Complete draws can be found at the LTA website.
At the $10,000 ITF Women's Circuit event in Guadeloupe last week, 2008 USTA 18s National champion Gail Brodsky claimed the title with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 win over 15-year-old Sachia Vickery. Former college stars Amanda McDowell and Nina Munch-Soegaard took the doubles title. For complete draws, see the ITF Women's circuit site.