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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

USTA National Level 2 Finals Results; Americans Go 17-9 in First Round of Australian Open, Eight Americans Play in Wednesday's Second Round

The first important USTA National tournaments were played over the past three days, and I decided it was about time I got accustomed to the new tournament site that replaced TennisLink beginning in January. So I started looking for the results from these Level 2 events across the country, and once I learned that I could use my home location to get to the filter options, I was able to find all the tournaments across the country rather than in my area. 

The system is not intuitive for those who are looking for results, rather than tournaments to play near their homes, but I'll leave to those who use it regularly to determine whether there is room for improvement there. I think I was able to find the results of all the finals, but if you see errors, whether on my end or on the tournament site, please leave a comment to correct it. The geographic distribution of the tournaments was not ideal, with nothing in Illinois, the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, New England etc., but I assume most of that was due to local Covid protocols. Don't expect this posting of results in the future--this took me hours--but as long as I was getting familiar with the site, I thought I might provide some useful information in this instance. 

USTA National Level 2 February 6-8, 2021

G12s

Cincinnati OH

Thara Gowda[3] d. Helena Klooster[4] 6-1, 6-1

Lawrence KS

Cassandra Li d. Mia Yin[1] 6-3, 6-2

New Windsor NY

Kayla Moore d. Isabelle DeLuccia[2] 6-1, 6-3

Virginia Beach VA

Marcella Roversi[4] d. Sara Abouzeid[2] 6-4, 6-2

Hilton Head SC

Filipa Delgado[2] d. Addy Rogin[3] 6-2, 6-1

Deer Park TX

Medha Chandana[1] d. Clara Harding 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-2

Surprise AZ

Meghan Rowley[1] d. Skylar Kasday 6-1, 6-2

San Diego CA

Sydney Barnhart[3] d. Zoe Laruelle 6-4, 6-0

B12s

Cincinnati OH

Jack Secord[4] d. Daniel Patsula[2] 6-0, 6-1

Binghamton NY

Michael Antonius[7] d. Dreww Hassenbein[1] 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

Virginia Beach VA

Sebastian Bielen[1] d. David Clarke[3] 6-0, 6-1

Oklahoma City OK

Trenton Kanchanakomtorn[5] d. Krishna Bhadriraju[2] 6-0, 6-0

Hilton Head SC

Yannik Alvarez[1] d. Ryan Cozad[4] 6-3, 6-1

Deer Park TX

Wesley Cotton[2] d. Elliott Awomoyi[1] 6-3, 6-4

Surprise AZ

Kimi Basamakov[7] d. Andrej Markovic[8] 6-0, 6-2

San Diego CA

Liam Alvarez[1] d. Justin Riley Anson[2] 5-7, 6-2, 6-4

G14s

Perrysburg OH

Ellie Hammond[3] d. Sakurako Watanabe[4] 6-4, 6-3

Erie PA

Sydney Jara[2] d. Kayla Chung[1] 6-3, 6-3

Glen Cove NY

Nadia Barteck[3] d. Leah Friedman[4]  6-3, 6-2

Macon GA

Addison Bowman[6] d. Mia Yamakita[5] 7-6(3), 6-1

Seminole FL

Katie Rolls[4] d. Riley Crowder 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Austin TX

Eva Oxford d. Catherine Shen[2] 6-3, 6-1

Mesa AZ

Aspen Schuman d. Vessa Turley 6-4, 6-1

San Diego CA

Iva Jovic[1] d. Rachel Lee[2] 6-3, 6-2

B14s

Eau Claire WI

Nicholas Patrick[2] d. Nolan Balthazor[1] 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Grand Rapids MI

Evan Sharygin d. Bradley Deeds[2] 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

S Abington Twp PA

Nicholas Iantosca[7] d. Dominick Mosejczuk[1] 6-1, 6-4

Macon GA

Braeden Gelletich[2] d. Cyrus Zia[3] 6-3, 7-6(4)

Miami Beach FL

Calvin Baierl[2] d. Brennon Chow[5] 6-3, 6-0

Chandler AZ

A Filer[2] d. Vincent Yang[4] 6-3, 6-4

Austin TX

Dillon Beckles[2] d. James Quattro[1] 6-4, 6-3

San Diego CA

Nathaniel Suh[2] d. Mario Garcia[1] 6-4, 4-1 ret.

B16s

Indianapolis IN

Nikita Filin[2] d. Kase Schinnerer[1] 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-2

Sioux Falls SD

Cooper Woestendick[1] d. Elias Shokry 6-1, 6-0

Peachtree City GA

Carson Baker[2] d. Chase Fralick[5] 7-6(6), 6-4

Port Chester NY

Ari Cotoulas[7] d. Emil Grantcharov  6-4, 6-2

Austin TX

Connor Smillie[5] d. Santiago Flyckt 6-1, 6-1

Coral Gables FL

Zane Ford[1] d. Carter Pate 6-0, 6-1

Scottsdale AZ

Mitchell Lee d. Ethan Green[3] 6-4, 6-3

Newport Beach CA

Emon van Loben Sels[8] d. Advik Mareedu 6-0, 6-1

G16s

Minneapolis MN

Luciana Perry[7] d. Arina Oreshchenkova[1] 6-2, 6-3

Overland Park KS

Amber Yin[1] d.Audrey Spencer[8] 6-1, 7-5

Medford NJ

Reese Miller d. Diya Challa[4] 6-3, 6-1

Austin TX

Kinaa Graham d. Karolina Jacobson[7] 6-0, 6-1

Coral Gables FL

Piper Charney[2] d. Kavya Karra 6-2, 6-2

Newport Beach CA

Emily Deming[1] d. Jessica MacCallum[6] 6-2, 6-2

Peachtree City GA 

Conley Raidt[4] d. Susanna Maltby[3] 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(6)

B18s

Huntsville AL

Thomas Paulsell[1] d. Nicholas Heng[3] 6-0, 6-7(5), 6-2

Hilton Head SC

Bjorn Swenson d. Alejandro Moreno 6-0, 6-3

San Antonio TX

Ethan Quinn[3] d. Alex Cairo[5] 6-3, 6-4

Scottsdale AZ

Ethan Schiffman d. Jack Brown 6-2, 7-5 

Surprise AZ 

Joshua Portnoy[4] d. Robert Bauer[3] 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-0

Irvine CA

Alex Michelsen[1] d. Nedim Suko 6-4, 7-6(4)

Key Biscayne FL

Sebastian Gorzny[1] d. Nathan Cox 6-3, 7-5

G18s

Hilton Head SC

Akari Matsuno[8] d. Sophia Strugnell 6-2, 6-7(2), 7-6(4)

San Antonio TX

Bridget Stammel d. Kennedy Gibbs[4] 6-1, 6-1 

Mesa AZ

Nikita Vishwase d. Reya Coe 6-2, 6-0

Surprise AZ

Natalie Block[4] d. Kendall Kovick[1] 0-6, 6-4, 6-0

Irvine CA

Isabella Chhiv[6] d. Emma Sun 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Key Biscayne FL

Sydni Ratliff d. Ahmani Guichard 6-3, 6-4

Round two has begun at the Australian Open, with eight  Americans on the schedule for Wednesday (tonight in the US). Americans went 17-9 in the first round, going 7-2 on Monday and 11-6 on Tuesday. Jessica Pegula had Tuesday's most impressive victory, defeating two-time Australian Open champion and 2020 US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.

Ann Li, who was required to play on back-to-back days because she was given a day off after playing in the WTA semifinal on Sunday, is the first American through to the second round. She defeated French veteran Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6(6), after trailing 6-4 in the second set tiebreaker. 

Ben Rothenburg spoke with Li and Pegula after their first round wins Tuesday for the No Challenges Remaining podcast.

AO results for Americans in Tuesday's first round: (11-6)

Sofia Kenin[4] d. Maddison Inglis[WC](AUS) 7-5, 6-4

Jessica Pegula d. Victoria Azarenka[12](BLR) 7-5, 6-4

Belinda Bencic[11](SUI) d. Lauren Davis 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Coco Gauff d. Jil Teichmann(SUI) 6-3, 6-2

Shelby Rogers d.  Francesca Jones[Q](GBR) 6-4, 6-1

Madison Brengle d. Arina Rodionova[WC](AUS) 6-1, 6-2

Yulia Putinseva[26](KAZ) d. Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 

Ann Li d. Shuai Zhang[31](CHN) 6-2, 6-0

Danielle Collins d. Ana Bogdan(ROU) 6-3, 6-1

Nadia Podoroska(ARG) d. Christina McHale 6-4, 6-4 

Lin Zhu(CHN) d. Whitney Osuigwe[Q] 6-1, 6-1

Jennifer Brady[22] d. Aliona Bolsova(ESP) 6-1, 6-3

Alex De Minaur[21](AUS) d. Tennys Sandgren 7-5, 6-1, 6-1

Mackenzie McDonald d. Marco Cecchinato(ITA) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Tommy Paul d. Nikoloz Basilashvili(GEO) 6-4, 7-6(0), 6-4

Michael Mmoh[Q] d. Viktor Troicki[Q](SRB) 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5

Lorenzo Sonego[31](ITA) d. Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 

AO results for Americans in Wednesday's second round: (3-5)

Sara Errani[Q](ITA) d. Venus Williams 6-1, 6-0

Serena Williams[10] d. Nina Stojanovic(SRB) 6-3, 6-0

Ann Li d. Alize Cornet(FRA) 6-2, 7-6(6)

Zarina Diyas(KAZ) d. Bernarda Pera 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Novak Djokovic[1](SRB) d. Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-3

Taylor Fritz[27] d. Reilly Opelka 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-2

Alexander Zverev[6](GER) d. Maxime Cressy[Q] 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 

2 comments:

Lisa Stone said...

For those still confused about how to use the new USTA tournament and ranking platform, I did a video tutorial with Lew Brewer where he walks us step by step through the process. You can find it on the ParentingAces YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCbsAsYyvZ8.

Marian Hawkins said...

The winners of USTA Level 2 in Key Biscayne were not listed on your results section. There were a lot of great matches held at Crandon Park. Those kids deserve recognition along with the other Champions that were listed!