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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Eddie Herr Preview; Six Americans in Yucatan Quarterfinals; Casablanca Cup Change of Venue, Surface

My annual Eddie Herr preview is up this morning at the Tennis Recruiting Network, and although the wild card entries have not yet been decided, I hope there are a few names included that everyone will know a bit more about once the tournament has concluded.

At the ITF Grade 1 Yucatan Cup in Mexico, two American boys and four American girls are through to the quarterfinals. Qualifiers Mackenzie McDonald and Thai Kwiatkowski have each taken down two seeds in advancing to the quarterfinals, and both take on British players today, with McDonald facing No. 11 seed Joshua Ward-Hibbert and Kwiatkowski No. 2 seed Kyle Edmund.

The four US girls include qualifier Chanelle Van Nguyen, Sachia Vickery, Chalena Scholl(12) and Christina Makarova(7). Makarova and Van Nguyen play each other today, with Scholl facing top seed Irina Khromacheva of Russia and Vickery matched against No. 2 seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.

Gabby Andrews, who is playing with Khromacheva, is the only US girl still in the doubles. In the boys doubles, Luca Corinteli and Kwiatkowski, playing together, are the sole Americans in the quarterfinals.

The ITF has also just announced that the Grade A Casablanca Cup, the first tournament of 2012, has been moved from one club in Mexico City to another, and because of that move, it is now being played on clay.


Piedmont Resident said...

It is great to see Mackenzie Macdonald doing so well. There were rumors in his long time city of residence Piedmont, Ca that his tennis career might be over due to a serious health issue suffered earlier this year. Here is hoping there was a misdiagnosis or that the problem was overstated.

wotten wun said...

I'm curious how Gabby Andrews got hooked up with Irina Khromacheva in doubles. If the Russian girl is #1 in singles, are she and Andrews seeded in dubs as well? Keen to read their results in Zoo Tennis---thanks!

WCs announced said...

G18s WCs were announced recently.

They go to:
Krista Hardebeck, Danielle Collins, Tristen Dewar, Theo Gravouil, Anne-Liz Jeukeng and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai