(November 30, 2015) La Jolla, Calif. – After receiving a first-round bye, top-seeded Amy Frazier of Rochester, Mich., will play her opening round match of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club on Tuesday at 11 a.m. (PST). Frazier will face unseeded Cynthia Delgado of La Jolla, Calif.
The 43-year-old Frazier, who competed on the Women’s Tennis Association tour for more than 15 years, won eight career WTA singles titles and four doubles championships. She also reached the quarterfinals of the 1992 Australian Open and the 1995 US Open.
In first-round men’s singles action, fifth-seeded Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif., cruised past Wade Murphy of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 6-1, 6-1. Greenwald, who won the tournament singles title in 2009, will take on unseeded William Casas of Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., in a second-round match on Tuesday.
Following his first-round victory, the 49-year-old Greenwald was asked what motivates him to come back to play in the tournament each year. “This is a tournament that I love. Everyone loves being here. The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is amazing,” he said. “The beach and the tennis and all the people you get to know over the years, it’s fun to reconnect. The way the tournament is run is amazing.”
Two-time defending men’s champion and top-seed Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., received a first-round bye. Bujan, a three-time All-American at Texas Christian University in the early 1990s, is scheduled to play unseeded Carter Hedrick of Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Tuesday in a second-round match at 9 a.m. (PST).
Defending women’s singles champion and second seeded Dina McBride of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., also received a first-round bye and will play her first match on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. (PST) against unseeded Julie Silveira of Orinda, Calif.
To view full draws for each division, please go to: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=153472#&&s=7Draws2
Matches will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 4. On Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, matches are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. (all times are PST). Spectator admission is free and on-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
Also on the tournament agenda is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships, which begins Friday, Dec. 4 and concludes Sunday, Dec. 6. The Father/Son championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation. The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club just a few years ago.
USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Carter Hedrick, Manhattan Beach, Calif., def. George Espinosa, Bonita, Calif., WO (ill)
Esteban Altuna, Norco, Calif., def. Patrick Rost (9), San Diego, 7-5, 7-5
Brian Matek, Placentia, Calif., def. Yoram Tal, San Francisco, 6-0, 6-0
William Casas, Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif., def. Carlos Mejia, San Ysidro, Calif., 6-1, 6-1
Thomas Cooper, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., def. Aaron Stark, Carlsbad, Calif., 6-2, 6-3
Christopher Criblez, Laguna Hills, Calif., def. Jeff Ray, San Diego, 6-0, 6-2
Leonardo Bravo (9), San Diego, def. David Wagner, San Diego, 6-0, 6-0
Joshua Prager, Yuba City, Calif., def. Remus Siclovan, Winnetka, Calif., 6-2, 6-1
Mike Brown, La Jolla, Calif., def. Eric White, Elk Grove, Calif., 6-2, 6-1
Jesse Ponwith (9), Scottsdale, Ariz., def. Brett Maginn, Cardiff, Calif., 6-4, 6-2
Jawad Bisharat, La Jolla, Calif., def. John Sellars, Dallas, 6-2, 6-3
Juan Araque (9), Yorba Linda, Calif., def. Jan Gleisner, San Diego, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Chad Kawahara, San Diego, def. Dave Kuhn, Elk Grove, Calif., 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Michael Chang (5), Anaheim, Calif., def. Jon Idemoto, San Francisco, 6-2, 6-1
Greg Failla, Ramona, Calif., def. Robert Bull, Phoenix, 6-1, 6-1
Nicolas Chasseray (9), San Francisco, def. James Moulton, Wilmette, Ill., 6-1, 6-4
Marcio Carlsson (4), Las Vegas, def. Carl Flint, Yorba Linda, 6-0, 6-0
Trent Aaron, San Pedro, Calif., def. Kosei Ohno, Kirkland, Wash., 6-1, 6-0
David Smith (9), San Francisco, def. Joshua Schwartz, San Diego, 6-0, 6-0
Lewis Miller, Denver, def. Manuel Ortiz, La Jolla, Calif., 6-1, 6-3
Jeff Greenwald (5), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Wade Murphy, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., 6-1, 6-1
For complete scores and results, go to: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=153472#&&s=8Results0
Written by Fred Sidhu