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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

National Open Results; Indian Wells Wild Cards Announced; Coaching Changes at South Carolina & Oklahoma State

The first National Opens of 2012 were completed Monday (or not completed at all in the case of Augusta, Georgia and San Antonio, Texas), with the results of the final singles matches listed below. I realized sometime last month that I had never posted the November 2011 National Open results, so if you are interested is seeing those in one place, I have posted them with a more chronologically appropriate date here.

Brett Clark(1) def. Roy Lederman(4) 6-3, 6-3
Gage Brymer(2) d. David Hsu 6-2, 6-1
George Goldhoff def. Charles Boyce(2) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Jared Hiltzik(1) def. Ronnie Schneider(2) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0


Katerina Stewart def. Lynn Chi(1) 6-4, 6-4
Alyssa Smith(4) def. Desirae Krawczyk(3) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Katrine Steffensen(2) def. Rhiann Newborn 6-3, 6-0
Madeline Lipp(2) def. Jillian Rooney(4) 7-5, 6-2


Mitch Stewart(1) def. Logan Smith(6) 6-2, 6-1
Maximilian Fliegner(2) def. Joshua Yablon(1) 6-4, 6-3
Zachaey Kennedy(4) vs. Jordi Arconada(5), not played-weather
Will Showers(2) vs. Josh Silverstein(1), not played-weather


Alexis Nelson(4) def. Jessica Golovin 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Megan McCray def. Emma Higuchi 7-5, 7-5
Kaitlyn McCarthy(8) def. Andie Daniell(4) 6-3, 6-2
Mira Ruder-Hook(8) vs. Ellyse Hamlin(1), not played-weather


Matthew Gamble(6) def. William Blumberg(5) 7-6(3), 3-0 ret. inj.
Taylor Fritz(1) def. Chaz Downing(5) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Anudeep Kodali(1) def. Alex Phillips(5) 6-2, 6-1
Jean Thirouin(1) def. Kavir Kumar(2) 6-2, 6-3


Sofia Kenin(3) def. Helen Altick(1) 6-0, 6-1
Samantha Martinelli(3) def. Raquel Pedraza(1) 6-3, 6-2
Vanessa Nommensen(1) def. Jenna Friedel(3) 6-2, 6-3
Abigail Desiatnikov def. Nadia Gizdova(4) 6-4, 6-4


RJ Fresen(2) def. Josh Mukherjee(1) 6-2, 6-4
Roscoe Bellamy(2) def. Paul Barretto(6) 6-3, 7-5
Boris Kozlov(2) def. Trent Bryde(1) 6-2, 7-5
Antonio Mora(2) def. Daniel Mateescu(1) 6-2, 6-1


Cali Fuller def. Hanh Pham, walkover (ill)
Amanda Anisimova(6) def. Hannah Zhao(4) 6-3, 6-2
Grace Joyce(1) def. Ellie Douglas(3) 6-2, 6-4
Alyvia Jones(1) def. Elysia Bolton(5) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4

The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, which begins with qualifying next week, announced its wild cards, with the bulk of them going to Americans. Denis Kudla, Jack Sock, Sam Querrey and Robby Ginepri join David Nalbandian of Argentina as main draw wild cards on the men's side, while Lauren Davis, Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe, Irina Falconi, Jill Craybas and Jamie Hampton received main draw wild cards on the women's side. Urszula Radwanska of Poland and Sania Mirza of India also received main draw wild cards.

Qualifying wild cards were given to Dan Kosakowsi, Steve Johnson, Tim Smyczek and Belgium's Steve Darcis on the men's side, and Julia Cohen and Monica Puig received wild cards into the women's qualifying. There are three remaining women's qualifying wild cards to be distributed. A pre-qualifying tournament is underway now to determine a men's and women's qualifying wild card. Last year I believe all four finalists ended up getting wild cards into the qualifying. Madison Keys, Sachia Vickery, Maria Sanchez, Amanda Fink and Jessica Pegula are among the well-known names in the women's pre-qualifying; Kristofer Yee and Dennis Novikov are among those still alive in the men's draw. The draws for the pre-qualifying can be found here.

University of South Carolina head women's coach Arlo Elkin is stepping down immediately due to health reasons the school announced yesterday. Associate head coach and former player Katarina Petrovic has been named interim coach.

Last month, Oklahoma State announced the retirement of James Wadley, their men's head tennis coach for the past 40 years, effective at the end of this season. For a complete review of his four decades with the Cowboys, see this release.


txcollege10s said...

With Wadley and Smarr leaving this year, we are losing two old school coaches down here... I hope they both enjoy their retirement. They deserve it.