Monday, June 16, 2008

Florida Closed, Texas Grand Slam Updates; Wimbledon Qualifying Begins

The Florida Closed is complete, and Tori Townsend, the communication coordinator for the section provided a very thorough look at all the final matches in this story, which features photos and video interviews (and may account for its slow loading.) Brennan Boyajian and Chichi Scholl won the 18s, Jeremy Efferding and Rebecca Bodine the 16s, Morgan Mays and Courtney Colton the 14s, Elio Levi and Alexandria Stiteler the 12s and Noah Makarome and Katerina Stewart the 10s.

The Texas Summer Grand Slam is that section's equivalent to the Florida Closed, and the winners there were: 18s: Isamu Tachibana and Rosalia Alda; 16s: Chase Curry and Blair Shankle; 14s: Harrison Adams and Nicki Johnson; 12s: Peter Leung and Peggy Porter. For Brazosports.com's extensive coverage of the event, click here.

Today marked the start of Wimbledon qualifying, with the gentlemens singles and doubles first round played. There are no junior boys surviving, but former Florida Gators Ryan Sweeting and Jesse Levine are through to the second round. University of North Carolina assistant Tripp Phillips has teamed with former Stanford All-American KJ Hippensteel, and the pair has reached the second round of gentlemens doubles qualifying.

The women's qualifying begins on Tuesday, with quite a few junior girls involved. Jessica Moore of Australia, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, Ayumi Morita of Japan, Stefanie Vogele of Switzerland, Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal and Naomi Broady and Tara Moore of Great Britain will attempt to earn one of the 12 main draw spots reserved for the ladies.

For the qualifying results and draws, click here.


scott said...

Levine qualified for the main draw.