Podcasts on Team Indoor Championships Now Available; Puig Advances to Quarterfinals in Surprise; Cohen Signs with Agent
There were again some technical difficulties, but Granger Huntress and I managed to complete our Skype conversations about the upcoming ITA Team Indoor Championships. To listen to the women's edition, click here.
Friday's first round schedule in Charlottesville:
9 a.m.: Miami vs. No. 2 Florida
9 a.m.: Clemson vs. No. 7 UCLA
12:30 p.m.: Virginia vs. No. 3 Baylor
12:30 p.m.: Tennessee vs. No. 6 Duke
4 p.m.: Northwestern vs. No. 5 California
4 p.m.: Washington vs. No. 4 North Carolina
7:30 p.m.: Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Michigan
7:30 p.m.: Arkansas vs. No. 1 Stanford
Live scoring can be found at the ITA's tournament page.
Our conversation about the men's tournament can be found here.
Friday's schedule for the men in Seattle (times are local):
9 a.m.: No. 11 Louisville vs. No. 6 UCLA
9 a.m.: No. 14 Georgia vs. No. 3 Tennessee*
noon: No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 Stanford
noon: No. 15 Duke vs. No. 2 USC*
3:30 p.m.: No. 12 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Texas
3:30 p.m.: No. 13 Texas Tech vs. No. 4 Ohio State*
6:30 p.m.: No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 8 Illinois
6:30 p.m.: No. 16 Washington vs. No. 1 Virginia*
*Live streaming available at Nordstrom Tennis Center
The links to live streaming and scoring can be found at the ITA's tournament page.
Today in the Surprise, Arizona's 25K, Australian Open girls finalist Monica Puig won her second round match with AOYAMA, Shuko Aoyama of Japan 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals. There are no seeds remaining in Puig's half of the draw, and she will play Nadejda Guskova of Russia on Friday. For complete results, see the Pro Circuit page at usta.com.
A new sports management agency is Las Vegas Nevada sent out a release regarding its signing of Vavarva Lepchenko, and it also included the information that Julia Cohen was a client. Last spring the 21-year-old, who played one year at Florida and another at Miami, was competing sporadically for the Division II California of Pennsylvania team, but the news that she has signed with an agent now makes her ineligible to play in college.