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Monday, June 23, 2014

Travel Day, US Open National Playoff Update

An early post today, ahead of a long day of travel for me. After a few vacation days in Germany, I'll move on to London to start onsite coverage of the Wimbledon Junior Championships, which begin on Saturday, June 28th. 

I'm not sure what my access to internet will be the next several days, but I will try to post if I can, primarily about what's going on with the Americans at Wimbledon and with the US juniors at Roehampton.  There are two Futures events again this week for the men--one a $10,000 in Rochester, NY and one a $15,000 in Oklahoma City--and a $10,000 Pro Circuit tournament in Charlotte, NC for the women. 

The Sectional Qualifying for the US Open National Playoffs are wrapping up this month, and here are the results since my previous update.

New England:
Men's singles: Jesse Witten d. Anton Protsnenko   6-4, 6-1
Women's singles: (2) Caitlin Whoriskey d. (1) Lena Litvak    6-3, 7-6
Mixed doubles: Max Schnur & Riza Zalameda d. Jordan Vaughan & Jesse Witten 6-2, 6-2

Men's singles: Phillip Simmonds d. Gary Kushnirovich 6-3, 6-2
Women's singles: Rima Asatrian d. Petra Januskova 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
Mixed doubles: Hleb Maslau & Simona Weymar d. Liz Kobak & Cory Parr 6-4, 6-3

Jeff Dadamo d. Terrance Whitehurst    6-3, 6-2
Liz Jeukeng d. Emma Decoste    6-3, 6-2
Brittany Dubins & Billy Federhofer d. Star and Noah Makarome 6-3, 6-1

Northern California:
David Hsu d. Joshua Pompan    6-4, 6-3
(2) Michaela Gordon d. Giuliana Olmos    6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Ena Shibahara & Shuhei Shibahara d. JT Nishimura & Alex Poorta 6-4, 6-3

Wyatt McCoy d. Jesse Ruder-Hook    6-2, 6-0
Jessie Aney d. Alexis Nelson    6-3, 7-5
Heather Nobler & Zachary Northey d. Ross Greenstein & Mira Ruder-Hook 6-3, 6-2

The Midwest and Middle States tournaments are nearing completion, with Texas, Southern and Missouri Valley finishing by the end of the week.  A more biography of the recent winners can be found at this page on usta.com.  Links to the individual TennisLink sites and the full list of winners can be found in the results section on that same page.