Final Round of Wimbledon Qualifying Rained Out; USA Girls Win Maureen Connolly Challenge in Eastbourne; Roehampton Qualifying Starts Friday; Oosterbaan, Dolehide Oust No. 2 Seeds in Tulsa and Baton Rouge
Rain overnight made for soggy courts at Roehampton, the site of the final round of Wimbledon qualifying, and although three matches were in progress when rain again halted play this afternoon, none of the 28 singles matches on Thursday's schedule were completed. In one of the three matches that did start, all best-of-five men's matches, Bjorn Fratangelo leads Austin Krajicek 6-3, 6-1, 3-3. Former Texas star Ed Corrie of Great Britain has lost the first two sets in tiebreakers to France's Albano Olivetti. Friday's schedule is available here.
The annual Grand Slam Nations Cup for junior girls was held in Eastbourne, where the WTA event is taking place, and it too fell victim to bad weather. Australia ended up winning the event, which is a round robin competition, after today's final day was first started with a shortened scoring format and then abandoned. The Maureen Connolly Challenge, a competition between the US and Great Britain, was decided in their meeting during this competition, with the US winning 4-2. The two teams split singles matches, with the US getting wins from Sonya Kenin and Claire Liu, and the US won both doubles matches. The US lost to Australia 4-2, finishing second in the event. Complete, or more accurately, final, results are available here.
The US boys are playing Great Britain in the LTA Junior Challenge Trophy in Nottingham, with the USA taking 7 of 8 matches today. Today's results: