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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Current and Former College Players In Davis Cup Action This Weekend; Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Tournament Underway

Thanks to a comment Stephen left a few days ago, I did a little research into the rosters of the Davis Cup participants in this weekend's 33 ties to find those with college connections. I'm certain I've missed some, so if you know of a current or former collegiate player who is in action this weekend (many teams have byes and will not play until July), please leave a comment.

World Group:

USA: John Isner, University of Georgia; Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, Stanford
India: Somdev Devvarman, University of Virginia; Mahesh Bhupathi, Ole Miss (out with injury)
Sweden: Simon Aspelin, Pepperdine; Robert Lindstedt, Pepperdine/Fresno State


Group I
Philippines: Treat Huey, University of Virginia; Cecil Mamiit, University of Southern California
New Zealand: Michael Venus, Louisiana State University
Poland: Marcin Matkowski, UCLA
Mexico: Luis Diaz-Barriga; Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, University of Texas
Colombia Robert Farah, USC

Group II
Tunisia: Slim Hamza (Utah recruit), Sami Ghorbel, Troy State*
Ireland: Conor Niland, Cal-Berkeley; James Cluskey, Louisiana State; James Magee, North Carolina State; Barry King, Notre Dame; Colin O'Brien, William & Mary (out with injury)
Bulgaria: Dimitar Kutrovsky, University of Texas
Bosnia/Herzegovina: Amer Delic, University of Illinois
Estonia: Jaak Poldma, University of Southern California*
Greece: Ted Angelinos, University of Virginia
Syria: Marc Abdulnour, Florida Atlantic
Hong Kong: Jonathan Chu, Harvard; Martin Sayer, Radford
Dominican Republic: Jose Hernandez, University of North Carolina*
El Salvador: Marcelo Arevalo, Tulsa University*
Puerto Rico: Alex Llompart, Pepperdine*; Jose Sierra Short*, San Diego State; Ricardo Gonzalez Diaz, Georgia; Chris Brandi, Assistant Director of Tennis, Baylor
Haiti: Olivier Sajous, Florida Atlantic/University of Texas
Venezuela: Roberto Maytin, Baylor University*

*currently on college roster

For the complete draws and rosters, see the newly redesigned Davis Cup website. The Davis Cup format is extremely confusing, but it's now a bit easier to comprehend with the website's reorganization.

The Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championships are underway in LaJolla, California. This is one of the oldest tennis events in existence, and it always has a large number of college players in the draw. Stanford's Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher are the co-top seeds, along with Jeff Tarango and JT Sundling of USC. For more on the tournament, see this release at usta.com. For the complete draws, see the TennisLink site.


Another for PUR said...

Don't forget Ricky Gonzalez University of Georgia and current Asst at Davidson playing for Puerto Rico!