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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Men's All-American Slideshow, Videos; Will Wins Women's A-A; Collins Takes Williamsburg 10K

Because the ITF B1 Pan-American Closed starts tomorrow here in Tulsa, which will keep me busy all week, I wanted to get the Men's ITA All-American slideshow and videos up tonight, and they can be found below.

At the ITA Riviera Women's All-American in California, No. 2 seed Allie Will of Florida won her first collegiate major singles championship, defeating unseeded Jacqueline Cako of Arizona State 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-3. The unseeded Stanford team of Nicole Gibbs and Mallory Burdette won the doubles championships, beating Will and Sofie Oyen 6-2, 7-6(2). Burdette, the 2011 NCAA doubles champion, had won the All-American doubles title in 2010, with Hilary Barte.
For more on the women's tournament, see the ITA's recap of the final day.

At the $10,000 Williamsburg, Va. Pro Circuit event, unseeded Danielle Collins won her first title at that level, defeating No. 5 seed Nika Kukharchuk of Russia 6-1, 6-3. The 17-year-old Collins didn't have a WTA ranking prior to this week, receiving a wild card into the main draw. See the Pro Circuit results page at usta.com for all the draws from this week's three events, and next week's three tournaments.

The winners at the ITF junior Grade 4 in Wichita Falls were Peggy Porter, who has now won three consecutive tournaments on the US ITF fall circuit, putting her winning streak at 16, and Mikhail Vaks of Russia.


Waluigi said...

Frank is playing pretty unbelievable tennis right now. It's unfortunate that there's a lot of controversy over his quarterfinal win over Nevolo of Illinois, but seriously, what a guy - never seen a college player so poised and collected as a freshman. Great All-American Tournament this year.

fan said...

The one thing I love about Mitchell is that if you ask any one about him, they all say he is a first class guy with no attitude. He is a really nice kid and has a great head on his shoulders. While he does not seem to have a blow out serve or forehand, his legs and his court craft and intelligence are indeed rare. It takes a hell of a player to out hit him for 2 out of 3 sets. Lastly, he almost never mentally checks out of a match.

Lords Tennis said...

Mitchell is a close friend, and I have to say, he is truly a quality person. He has not let any of his success get to his head, he is still incredibly modest, complimentary and humble. I, along with everyone else I know, have nothing but good things to see about him.