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Friday, November 25, 2016

Eddie Herr: My Preview, Qualifying Begins Saturday for ITF; World No. 1 Kecmanovic Falls in Yucatan Cup Quarterfinals

Right before Thanksgiving I wrote this preview of the ITF Grade 1 Eddie Herr for the Tennis Recruiting Network, which was published yesterday.

While I was preparing it, Amanda Anisimova, who is playing her semifinal match at the Grade 1 Yucatan Cup tonight, withdrew.  And late yesterday, Miomir Kecmanovic, who took over the top spot in the ITF boys rankings with his title at the Grade A Abierto Juvenil Mexicano on Sunday, lost in the quarterfinals to No. 7 seed Gabriel DeCamps of Brazil 6-3, 0-6 ,6-4. That added a rare loss to the 17-year-old Serbian's junior record since August, which is now 25-3.  Kecmanovic, who took a wild card for the two Mexico events, trains at the IMG Academy, and is entered in the Eddie Herr and the Orange Bowl.

The most recent list of ITF main wild cards I received is as follows:

Evelyn Tiron
Carolyn Campana
Catherine Xu
Lea Ma( I believe she moved into main draw and her wild card was distributed to Gabriela Goldin)
Chloe Hamlin
Marlee Zein
Sanyukta Gawande
Meredith Jones

Andy Andrade
Manuel Alencar
Filip Ianu
Lukas Greif
Jason Legall
Russell Benkaim
Drew Baird
Ray Ho(moved into main draw, not sure who took his wild card)

Qualifying draws are out, and while the boys draw is a full 64 players, the girls draw is not.  I know qualifying begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, but I do not have a link to the order of play.

Qualifying will be completed on Saturday for the 12s, 14s, and 16s divisions. Those draws can be found on the tournament's TennisLink site.

The weather forecast is excellent for the next five days, with temperatures in the low 80s and little chance of rain.


Katrina - Travel Expenses said...

Why is our USTA President at the Davis Cup final? I feel this is a waste of USTA money that could be used elsewhere. Is it public knowledge how much money Katrina has spent this year in travel expenses? I'm guessing she goes First Class, stays at plush hotels, and eats very well.

maybe maybe not said...

often federation presidents serve on various committees for the ITF and are required to attend certain events...

Vince Ewing said...

Re: travel expenses. USTA has a budget. It's available to the public. Take a look at it to answer your questions.