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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Universal Tennis and Amazon Announce Deal to Stream PTT Tournaments; Updated PTT Results; USTA National Spring Team Champions Crowned in Mobile; Shang Earns First ATP Top 100 Win at BNP, Krueger Qualifies for Main Draw

Universal Tennis announced a media rights deal with the Amazon Prime today, which is expected to result in streaming of its Pro Tennis Tour events, at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in the US. 

“We believe tennis is ripe for innovation, and look forward to teaming up with Universal Tennis to bring positive change for the sport through a number of bold initiatives, including streaming PTT matches on Prime Video,” said Marie Donoghue, Vice President of Global Sports Video at Amazon.
More information on a launch date is expected "in the coming months."

Here are the update results from the Pro Tennis Tour events held in the United States in January and February:

January 3 Naples FL
Janmagnus Johnson d. Alex Kotzen 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-4

January 10 Naples FL
Alex Rybakov d. Top Nidunjianzan 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

January 24 Newport Beach CA
Alex Kuperstein d. Nicolas Campos 6-3, 6-2

January 30 Miami FL
Jonathan Mridha d. Pol Toledo Bague 6-3, 6-1

February 21 San Antonio TX
Harrison Adams d. Landon Ardila 6-2, 6-1

February 28 Bradenton FL
Alex Kuperstein d. Noureldin Adam 6-2, 6-2

January 10 Newport Beach CA
Marcela Zacarias d. Amy Zhu 7-5, 6-1

January 24 Atlanta GA
Katarina Jokic d. Maddy Zampardo 6-1, 6-1

February 7 Newport Beach CA
Marcela Zacarias d. Zuzana Zlochova  6-3, 7-5

February 14 Miami FL
Chanelle Van Nguyen d. Marine Partaud 6-3, 7-5

February 21 San Antonia TX
Zuzana Zlochova d. Kinaa Graham 6-4, 6-2

February 28 Bradenton FL
Taylor Townsend d. Chelsea Fontenel 6-2, 6-0

The finals of the USTA National Spring Team Championships for those in the 14s, 16s and 18s divisions were played today in Mobile Alabama. Below are the team members of those in the finals. I have not been able to find individual results. I'm having even more difficulty navigating the 12s event in Tucson, which is also scheduled to conclude today. If I can determine who was on which team there, I will provide similar information for them tomorrow.

Girls National Spring Team Championships final:

Angels d. Leopards 4-3

Maya Joint [18]
Claire An [18]
Usui Kaede [16]
Brooklyn Olson [16]
Calla McGill [14]
Angela Chen [14]

Coach Tomas Catar

Eleana Yu [18]
Sofia Mazzucato [18]
Brooke Lynn Schafer [16]
Sabrina Lin[16]
Natalie Oliver[14]
Anna Bugaienko [14]

Coach Melanie Oudin

Boys National Spring Team Championships final:

Titans d. Rams 5-2

Jayanth Devaiah [18]
Andrew Meier [18]
Lucas Coriaty [16]
Evan Burnett [16]
Jack Secord [14]
Sebastian Mazur [14]

Coach Ryan Adamonis

Chad Miller [18]
Krish Arora [18]
Shaurya Bharadwaj [16]
Cassius Chinlund [16]
Andrew Gordon [14]
Tiger Semler [14]

Coach Brenton James

The women's qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells concluded today, with two Americans, Caty McNally and Ashlyn Krueger, reaching the main draw.  McNally won her second consecutive three-set match, defeating Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, while the 17-year-old Krueger defeated Christina McHale 1-6, 6-4, 6-0.  The 2021 USTA Nationals girls 18s champion was down 6-1, 4-2 before reeling off the last 10 games of the match.

In the first round of men's qualifying, 17-year-old wild card Juncheng Jerry Shang of China won his first match, with the 2021 ITF World Junior Champion defeating Francisco Cerundolo(South Carolina) of Argentina 7-6(4), 6-4. It's Shang's first ATP Top 100 win; he will face 29-year-old Mats Moraing of Germany Wednesday for a place in the main draw.

Several men's first round qualifying matches are still undecided as of 7 p.m. Pacific time, with wild cards Sebastian Sec and Brandon Holt, as well as Stefan Kozlov, Christopher Eubanks, Mitchell Krueger, Tennys Sandgren and Bjorn Fratangelo yet to finish.

The main draws have been released, with some confusion about the men's draw due to the appearance of Novak Djokovic at the bottom. Unvaccinated travelers are not allowed into the United States, but the tournament did not receive any notification of his withdrawal, so he is in the No. 2 spot.  WTA No. 2 Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic withdrew today and because she was the top seed, she was replaced in the women's draw by the next player who would have been seeded, Alize Cornet of France, now the 33 seed and at the top of the draw. 


Katja said...

Individual scores for the National Spring Teams can be found on the USTA tournament website. Under draws, you would choose Girls’ 18 & under team or Boys’ 18 & under team. Then click on the teams in the draw sheet to get to the individual results.

Colette Lewis said...

Thank you. Is there any way to see the results of each player during the week? Under the old TDM software that was possible, if I recall correctly.

Katja said...

Unfortunately not. We had asked the TD about it but the only way to see individual results is through the scorecards in the 18s team draw.