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2012 USTA Pro Circuit – Costa Mesa, CA II

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

The Costa Mesa Pro Classic is the second in a three week USTA Pro Circuit Futures blast through Southern California. Once again, 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 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):
(3)Devin Britton d. Alexios Halebian 6-4, 6-2

Did you know that as a freshman at the University of Mississippi in 2009, Devin Britton became the youngest NCAA singles champion (18) and only the third freshman to win that title? The other two collegiate stars to accomplish that feat are John McEnroe in 1977 (Stanford), and Cecil Mamiit in 1996 (USC).

Daniel Nguyen d. Nicolas Meister 6-4, 6-4
Daniel Nguyen was the team captain for the final year of the USC four-peat reign. Their 2012 NCAA Championship rings ceremony is scheduled for 12:30pm today, which, unfortunately/fortunately, Daniel will make, as he lost his quarterfinal match on Friday.

DOUBLES SEMIFINAL (with seedings):
(1)Devin Britton / Jeff Dadamo
d. Connor Farren / Chris Wettengel 6-4, 3-6, [10-8]

As reported here in my previous post, and mentioned in their interview, at last week’s Claremont Futures Devin Britton and Reid Carlton beat Jeff Dadamo and Kyle McMorrow in the doubles championship round.

As of this posting, Devin Britton has made it to the singles semifinal, and will play against last week’s champion, Daniel Kosakowski. He will also play in the doubles final, along with partner Jeff Dadamo, who is in the other singles semifinal against Dennis Nevolo. Matches begin at 10:00AM, today, Saturday, Sept, 22, so, if you are in the area, you can watch these matches for FREE!

Costa Mesa Tennis Center
880 Junipero Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-0211

And, don’t forget about the Sunday final!

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- Marcus Tennis

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2012 USTA Pro Circuit – Claremont, CA

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

The Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center USTA Pro Classic is the USTA Pro Circuit Futures event held each year at the Claremont Club in Claremont, 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 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. Mark Verryth 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3

Prakash Amritraj d. (3)Devin Britton 6-4, 7-6(4)

DOUBLES SEMIFINAL (with seedings):
(1)Devin Britton / Reid Carleton
d. (3)Daniel Nguyen / Ryan Rowe 7-5, 4-6, [10-6]

As of this posting, both Prakash Amritraj and Daniel Nguyen are still in the tournament, making it through to the singles semifinals. In addition, another Tennis Friend, Daniel Kosakowski, is also in the semis. Matches begin at 10:00AM, today, Saturday, Sept, 15, so, if you are in the area, you can watch these matches for FREE!

The doubles final was held Friday, and here is that result:
DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP (with seedings):
(1)Devin Britton / Reid Carleton
d. (2)Jeff Dadamo / Kyle McMorrow 4-6, 7-5, [10-6]

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- Marcus Tennis

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2012 WTT: OC Breakers IV

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Hey Tennis Friends!

Even though the World Team Tennis regular season has ended, I still like to keep the spirit alive by sharing how much fun it is to go to these events!

In this featured match, the OC Breakers took on the Springfield Lasers, plus, there was a special appearance from a guy whom I not only share a love of tennis with, but, we have the same hairstyle!

To clarify the package that was auctioned off at halftime, here’s what it entailed:
2 seats in Billie Jean King’s Ashe Stadium suite at the 2012 US Open
2 seats in Billie Jean King’s VIP box on Center Court at 2013 Wimbledon
2 seats in Billie Jean King’s box on Court 1 at 2013 Wimbledon

This package was auctioned off for $19,000!
And that’s not all, . . . it was for charity, with the money to benefit the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This was ONLY available to the people who attended the Charity Awareness & Fundraising Night.

For more information on the multi-city, former champions/legends tour, featuring Courier, Connors, McEnroe, Chang, Rafter, and Sampras, that I spoke with Andre Agassi about, check out this link: PowersharesSeries.com

Go to the official OC Breakers website to sign on to their email list for next season here: BreakersTennis.com
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Or, look for YOUR local team
on the official World Team Tennis website here: wtt.com

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- Marcus Tennis

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2010 USTA Pro Circuit – Claremont, CA

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Hey Tennis Friends!

The USTA Pro Circuit made its annual stop in Claremont, California, for a Futures event.
I was there to file this report:

In the first semifinal, it wasn’t looking to good for the American, Devin Britton. He was down 0-3 after the first few games. He changed up his serve and volley game, started playing more points from the baseline, and won the next six games in a row to take the first set!

These two 19-year-olds met in the qualifying final of a Futures event a couple of months ago in Malaysia, with Singh winning in three sets. “He is playing a lot better,” said Singh, who is enrolled at the University of Illinois and will be eligible to play for the Illini in January. “I didn’t make too many errors today.”

Devin Britton defeated Karunuday Singh 6-3, 6-3

The second semifinal was very competitive in the first set. Gary Sacks saved a set point down when he was down 6-5 in the first-set tiebreaker. He went on to beat the No. 4 seeded Gilad Ben Zvi of Israel, 7-6 (6), 6-4.

In the Sunday final, Gary Sacks may not have been totally confident about his one-set, 5-0 lead against Devin Britton. The last time he held a big lead against Britton was back in February at the Brownsville, Texas, Futures event. “I was up a set and 5-2 and had match points,” said Sacks. “I let him back in and he won the match. So up a set and at 5-2 today I was thinking, ‘You better finish this.’ “
Gary Sacks won the tournament by defeating Devin Britton, 7-6 (8), 6-2!

Tournament director Barry Friedman said it was the first time in the tournament’s history that a qualifier had gotten even as far as the semifinals, let alone win the entire tournament.

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- Marcus Tennis

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2009 Western & Southern Women’s & Masters VI

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Hey Tennis Friends!

As one tournament winds down, another ramps up!

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Simone Bolelli d. Devin Britton 6-4, 6-3

Cara Black / Liezel Huber d. Akgul Amanmuradova / Monica Niculescu
6-4, 6-1

Rajeev Ram d. Ernests Gulbis 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

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- Marcus Tennis

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