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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Eddie Herr Qualifying (Nearly) Complete, Main Draw Begins Monday; Hewitt and Stearns Win ITF Grade 1 Yucatan Girls Doubles Title

©Colette Lewis 2017--
Bradenton FL--

Beautiful weather was on tap again Sunday for the two rounds of qualifying at the ITF Grade 1 Eddie Herr, but two boys matches did not finish before dark, and without lights on the 15 Har-Tru courts at the IMG Academy, those will be completed on Monday. 

No. 14 seed Boris Kozlov and No. 3 seed Cezar Cretu of Romania did not even start their final round qualifying match, with Kozlov not finishing his first match of the day, a 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4 win over Nicolas Prieto of Colombia until after 3 p.m.  Only two matches were completed all day in over seven hours of play on Court 7, with Ziva Falkner of Slovenia beating No. 15 seed Jenna Dean 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(2) in the 8 a.m. match.  Noah Schachter also had a marathon day, with his first match of the day against No. 7 seed Vikash Singh of India going nearly three hours despite Singh retiring at 1-1 in the third set. Schachter's second match of the day against No. 12 seed Sebastian Rodriguez of Peru was in the third set when it was suspended due to darkness. Rodriguez is the top seed in the boys 16s, and is scheduled to play his match in that draw at 4:30 on Monday.

Michael Heller and wild card Patrick Maloney are the American boys who have reached the main draw via qualifying, while six US girls advanced: Abigail Forbes[14], Jennifer Gadalov[16], Chloe Beck[4], Kacie Harvey[5], Victoria Hu[10] and Lauren Stein[12]. All six won two matches on Sunday, with Forbes beating top seed Andreea Velcea of Romania 6-3, 6-2 in the final round of qualifying.

Monday's order of play for the ITF tournament is here.

Qualifying for the 12s, 14s and 16s was completed today and first round matches in all divisions will be played on Monday.  Below are the top 8 seeds in each division; see the TennisLink site for complete draws.

Boys 12s:
1. Nishesh Basavareddy USA
2. Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez MEX
3. Juncheng Shang USA
4. Kyle Kang USA
5. Lennon Jones JPN
6. Andrew Delgado USA
7. Learner Tien USA
8. Thomas Faurel USA

Girls 12s:
1. Brenda Fruhvirtova CZE
2. Tsehay Driscoll USA
3. Alexandra Eala PHI
4. Melisa Ercan TUR
5. Ria Bhakta USA
6. Clervie Ngounoue USA
7. Ava Krug USA
8. Alexia Harmon USA

Boys 14s:
1. Alex Bernard USA
2. Shintaro Mochizuki JPN
3. Aidan Mayo USA
4. Francisco Lamas VEN
5. Alvaro Meza ECU
6. Jack Pinnington Jones GBR
7. Joel Pierleoni GBR
8. Harry Lazell GBR

Girls 14s:
1. Hina Inoue USA
2. Vivian Ovrootsky USA
3. Clarine Lerby NED
4. Linda Fruhvirtova CZE
5. Elaine Chervinsky USA
6. Anastasia Sysoeva RUS
7. Rachel Krzyzak CAN
8. Selin Sepken TUR

Boys 16s:
1. Sebastian Rodriguez PER
2. Van Phuong Nguyen VIE
3. Nicholas-David Ionel ROU
4. Leighton Allen USA
5. Blaise Bicknell USA
6. Daiki Yoshimura JPN
7. Lorenzo Borgiani VEN
8. Sebastian Gima ROU

Girls 16s:
1. Maria Rivera GUA
2. Natasha Sengphrachanh CAN
3. Savannah Broadus USA
4. Hye Ran Yun KOR
5. Carol Plakk EST
6. Kylie Collins USA
7. Alexandra Mikhailuk CAN
8. Ruth Marsh USA

Boys ITF:
1. Timofey Skatov RUS
2. Uisung Park KOR
3. Chun Hsin Tseng TPE
4. Nicolas Mejia COL
5. Tao Mu CHN
6. Alexandre Rotsaert USA
7. Ondrej Styler CZE
8. Tomas Machac CZE

Girls ITF:
1. Whitney Osuigwe USA
2. Maria Carle ARG
3. Lulu Sun SUI
4. Yuki Naito JPN
5. Naho Sato JPN 
6. Nika Radisic SLO
7. Natasha Subhash USA
8. Caty McNally USA

The ITF Grade 1 Yucatan Cup finished late Saturday night, with No. 6 seed Juan Cerundolo of Argentina beating top seed Chun Hsin Tseng of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3 for the boys title.  Earlier Saturday night, Alexa Noel ran her ITF junior winning streak to 12 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Himari Sato of Japan in the girls final. 

Noel and her partner, Avelina Sayfetdinova of Russia, lost in the girls doubles final to No. 8 seeds Dalayna Hewitt and Peyton Stearns 7-5, 6-4.  Hewitt and Stearns are also on an impressive winning streak with both the Grade A Abierto Juvenil and Yucatan titles this month. Stearns also won the Grade B1 Pan American Closed with Nicole Mossmer last month.

The final of the $25,000 Futures in Columbus Ohio was an all-British affair, with No. 5 seed Alexander Ward defeating No. 8 seed Luke Bambridge 6-4, 6-4.  Top seeds Hans Hach of Mexico and Luis Martinez of Venezuela won the doubles title, beating No. 2 seeds Bambridge and Ed Corrie of Great Britain 3-6, 7-6(2), 10-7 in the final.

This coming week's USTA Futures is a $25,000 tournament in Waco Texas.


College Fan said...

Colette, American Rob Galloway (Wofford) and partner Benjamin Lock (FSU) won 4 consecutive Futures Titles in the month of November.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone streaming the Eddie Herr (at least U12,U14 and U16) as usual? Thanks.