Archive for September, 2012

2012 USTA Pro Circuit – Irvine, CA

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

The Racquet Club of Irvine Pro Futures is the third in a three week USTA Pro Circuit Futures blast through Southern California. I was there on Thursday, of the week-long tournament, to file this report:

Here is the link to the page with the three USTA Pro-Circuit events that we have had in Southern California this month.
http://www.usta.com/Pro-Tennis/Pro-Circuit/2012_mens_pro_circuit_tournaments__september/
Clink on the links from that page to get the draws and schedules!

Here are the results for the matches that I featured:

SINGLES ROUND OF 16 (with seedings):
(1)Alex Bogdanovic d. Ryan Rowe 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

Before these SoCal events, Alex Bogdanovic had a five-week layoff because of an ailing back. He seems to be recovering well!

Prakash Amritraj d. (4)Reid Carleton 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0
For those who may not have viewed my report from Claremont: Yes, Prakash is related to Vijay Amritraj. In fact, Prakash is the legendary Indian tennis player’s son. He was born in California and once played for USC. In 2001, he won the boys 18s doubles at the Easter Bowl, with his cousin Stephen Amritraj!

As of this posting, both Alex Bogdanovic and Prakash Amritraj made it to the singles semifinals, and will play against each other. The other semifinal match-up is between Daniel Nguyen and Chris Wettengel, both who have also had tough three-setters along the way. Matches begin at 10:00AM, today, Saturday, September 29, so, if you are in the area, you can watch these matches for FREE!

Racquet Club of Irvine
5 Ethel Coplen Way
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 786-3000

And, don’t forget about the Sunday final!

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– Marcus Tennis

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