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2013 Southern California Open Preview

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Hey Tennis Friends!

Yesterday, I dropped by the first day of the qualifying at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California to get a preview of the Southern California Open!

Women’s Qualifying Singles
Coco Vandeweghe d. Stephanie Hoffpauir 6-2, 6-3
Hoffpauir was the runner-up for the final of the pre-qualifying event, but was fortunate enough to receive a wild card for the qualifying despite the loss. Looking at the other Main Draw wild cards in this tournament, it’s a mystery to me why Coco was not granted one.

Maria Elena Camerin d. Elizabeth Lumpkin 6-3, 6-4
Lumpkin won the pre-qualifying final, yet was listed as a wild card for the qualifying draw. That’s an odd designation since she had to work hard, through four matches, to earn her way in.

For tickets and more information on the Southern California Open
at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, visit their web site here:
SouthernCaliforniaOpen13.com

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2013 US Open National Playoffs

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Hey Tennis Friends!

The US Open National Qualifying 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 finals day to file this report:

CLARIFICATION:
In my introduction to Elizabeth Lumpkin I mentioned that she was a “Top 500 player”. I failed to specify that she has been rated as high as #443 on the WTA tour.

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

Men’s Singles
J.C. Aragone d. Mackenzie “Mackie” McDonald 6-4, 6-4
These two players were finalists in the Boys’ 18s doubles at this years’ Asics Easter Bowl.

Women’s Singles
Mayo Hibi d. Elizabeth Lumpkin 6-3, 6-1
Hibi has made the quarterfinal, or better, in singles in her last three ITF events, winning last week’s event in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Mixed Doubles
Mackie McDonald / Chanelle Van Nguyen
d. Dante Cipulli / Kaitlyn Christian 6-3, 7-6(4)

Both Dante Cipulli and Kaitlyn Christian made it to the quarterfinal in singles at this event.

For more information on the U.S. Open National Playoffs:
USOpen.org

For more information on the 2013 season of Southern California’s World Team Tennis team, go to the official Orange County Breakers website to check out the schedule and get your tickets: BreakersTennis.com

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Or, look for YOUR local team
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2012 US Open National Playoffs II

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

I’m following up on the US Open National Qualifying Playoffs, which took place this past June at The Claremont Club in Claremont, California. See the original report here: 2012 US Open National Playoffs

This was the Southern California section of the summer-long contest.
As I was reporting on another event, I bumped in to one of the players who is headed to New Haven:

It was great of West to allow me to poke a little fun at what I perceive is their lack of preparation. However, like they said, why fix it, if it isn’t broken?

More information on the U.S. Open National Playoffs:
The winner of each Sectional Qualifying Tournament in each division (men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles) will advance to the US Open National Playoffs Championships in their respective division taking place in New Haven, CT at Yale University during the New Haven Open at Yale, a WTA event, part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series (August 17-20 for singles, August 22-25 for mixed doubles). The winner of each Singles Championship (1 male, 1 female) will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2012 US Open Qualifying Tournament (August 21-24) and the winner of the Mixed Doubles Championship (1 team) will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2012 US Open Mixed Doubles Championship (commencing August 29) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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2012 Farmers Classic V

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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It’s semifinal day, and my final report from the Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Get your Sunday finals tickets now!

Ricardas Berankis’ coach, Remis Balzekis, had just flown from Lithuania, to the Washington, D.C. tournament Thursday night, to prepare for that event. He was summoned by Ricardas for today’s match, and got to the grounds just an hour before the match started.

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured, with their current ranking in parenthesis:

(#141) Ricardas Berankis d. (#81) Marinko Matosevic 7-5, 6-1

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2012 Farmers Classic IV

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

The Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, is winding down, so get your tickets now!

Allow me to clairfy what I was saying in my closing segment. Rajeev Ram owns a grass court title from Newport in 2009. This tournament marks the first time that he has made it into a semifinal on hard court, on the ATP World Tour.

Here are the final scores from the matches that I featured, with their current ranking in parenthesis:

(#83) Michael Russell d. (#50) Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4

(#141) Ricardas Berankis d. (#66) Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4

(#117) Rajeev Ram d. (#64) Leonardo Mayer 7-6(3), 6-3

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