2011 US Open National Playoffs

Hey Tennis Friends!

The US Open National Playoffs took place this week at The Claremont Club in Claremont, California. This is the Southern California section of the summer-long contest.
I stopped by on semi-final day to file this report:

The semis were held on two courts, but, I could only get a good camera angle on center court. Because the men’s match that I covered went to three sets, they moved the third match of the day (mixed doubles) over to the “non-camera-friendly” court, so I did not get coverage of any mixed doubles.

The scores for the semi-finals were:

Men’s Singles
Cecil Mamiit d. (#1 seed) Luis Perez 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Jeffrey Tarango d. Alexander Reichel 6-3, 6-4

Women’s Singles
(#1 seed) Amanda Fink d. Alyssa Smith 7-5, 6-2
(#2 seed) Macall Harkins d. Kristina Smith 7-5, 6-2

Mixed Doubles
Patricia Tarabini / Jeffrey Tarango
d. Wendy Caragher/ Marco Zuniga 6-3, 6-2

Kaitlyn Christian / Chris Kearney
d. Chico Bonner / Tiffany Mai 6-2, 6-0

Here are the scores for the finals, whose winners will be moving on to the national level of this competition:

Men’s Singles
Cecil Mamiit d. Jeffrey Tarango 6-4, 6-3

Women’s Singles
(2) Macall Harkins d. (1) Amanda Fink 6-4, 7-5
Tennis Friend Patrick Alog posted an interview with Macall before the semi-final round. Read it here:
Q & A with US OPEN Hopeful Macall Harkins

Mixed Doubles
Patricia Tarabini / Jeffrey Tarango
d. Kaitlyn Christian / Chris Kearney 7-6, 6-2

Be sure to share GroundsPass.net with your other Tennis Friends, and I’ll see you next time, with more tennis, . . . outside the lines!

– Marcus Tennis

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