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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

National Open Results; Upcoming College Showcases; Cox Retires at Arkansas; Tennis Junior Aces Magazine

I spent Monday at the USTA National Open in East Grand Rapids, Michigan and I'll have an update on the boys and girls 18s finals there for Tennis Recruiting Network tomorrow.  Below are the results of the National Opens completed yesterday around the country:

Boys 12s:
Joseph Brailovsky(5) def. Scott Sculley(6) 7-5, 6-1
Nathan Han(4) def. Nathan Arimilli(3)    6-4, 3-6, 10-3
Govind Nanda(1) def. Alexey Lunin(2) 6-2, 6-2
Garrett Johns(1) def. Anuj Watane(2) 6-1, 6-2

Girls 12s:
Lea Ma(1) def. Tia Mukherjee(4)    6-4, 6-7(5), 10-6
Zoe Hitt(1) def. Thea Rice(2) 7-6, 3-6, 10-5
Britt Pursell(5) def. Vivian Cheng 4-6. 6-4, 10-5
Nicole Stephens(3) def. Whitney Osuigwe(1) 6-3, 1-6, 11-9

Boys 14s:
Patrick Kypson(1) def. Andrew Fenty(7)    6-1, 6-2
Sean Hill(3) def. Alafia Ayeni(2) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Trent Bryde(5) def. Alexander del Corral(1) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Maxwell Mendelsohn(1) def. Alex Gee(4) 6-4, 6-1

Girls 14s:
Kayla Day(1) def. Katya Tabachnik(2) 6-4, 7-6
Raveena Kingsley(3) def. Isabelle Boulais 6-3, 6-1
Alexandra Angyalosy(2) def. Madeline Meredith(1) 6-3, 7-6
Hannah Lairmore(2) def. Victoria Flores(1) 7-6(4), 6-1

Boys 16s:
Martin Joyce(1) def. Jacob Hansen 6-3, 6-0
Cameron Klinger(3) def. Lane Leschly 6-3, 7-5
Steven Karl(6) def. Alex Phillips 6-1, 7-6(5)
Daniel Gealer(3) def. Nikolas Ramadan(1) 6-3, 3-1, ret.(inj)

Girls 16s:
Abigail Chiu(1) def. Ellie Douglas 2-6, 7-6, 6-0
Claire Liu(2) def. Sarah Hu(3) 6-0, 6-3
Abigail Desiatnikov def. Gaby Pollner    4-6, 6-2, 7-6(3)
Christina Rosca(4) def. Jessica Failla(3) 6-2, 6-2

Boys 18s:
TJ Pura def. JC Aragone    7-6, 6-4
Andrew Schafer(5) def. Thomas Mayronne(2) 7-6(5), 6-3
David Hsu(1) def. William Little(2) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Paul Oosterbaan(5) def. Thomas Fawcett(1) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4)

Girls 18s:
Alexandra Letzt(5) def. Meredith Xepoleas 6-3, 6-4
Spencer Liang(2) def. Peggy Porter(1) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
Rachel Pierson(1) def. Caroline Brinson(3) 6-2, 6-4
Anna Sanford def. Alexis Nelson(5) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

The panel at last year's USTA College Showcase in Athens

Two College Showcases are scheduled in the Midwest section, with the first one held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I tournament in Champaign-Urbana, this Sunday, May 19th. For more information on that event, which is sponsored by the USTA, click here for the pdf.

The Midwest section is having their College Showcase on June 27, the day of the finals of the Midwest Closed.  For more information on that event, see this page on the section's website.

Robert Cox, the men's head coach at Arkansas is stepping down after 26 seasons leading the Razorbacks.  For more on Cox's career and his new responsibilities within the athletic department, see this article from the school's athletic website.

I've mentioned the new Tennis Junior Aces magazine before, which is available for free on the iPad every other month.  If you don't have an iPad, you can still download some of the content on the website, including this article on preparing for college tennis by the college placement advisor at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy.


ross g said...

Midwest closed: The day of the finals makes no sense..all of the kids and coaches are gone..why not do it the day before the tournament starts?? Only local kids and parents will stay for the event now..

Tmom said...

So true.

Sounds like a great event, but nobody will be there. The finalists, quite frailty don't need it, and those that do will have departed days before.