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Tennis Results Round-Up for April 11, 2014

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CLARO OPEN COLSANITAS
Bogotá, Colombia
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Friday, April 11, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (Q) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 64 64
(5) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 61 75
(6) Vania King (USA) d. Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) 76(4) 75
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (8) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 62 61

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) King/Scheepers (USA/RSA) d. (4) Fichman/Panova (CAN/RUS) 76(4) 62
Arruabarrena/Garcia (ESP/FRA) d. (2) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) 63 64

Order Of Play – Saturday, April 12, 2014
Cancha Central (from 10.30hrs)
1. Caroline Garcia vs. Vania King
2. Jelena Jankovic vs. Chanelle Scheepers (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Doubles Final: King/Scheepers vs. Arruabarrena/Garcia (after suitable rest)

Casablanca, Morocco  (+1 hour GMT)
7-13 April 2014   Surface: Clay

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [3] B Paire (FRA) 75 76(4)
[4] M Granollers (ESP) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 67(4) 63 60
[6] F Delbonis (ARG) d V Hanescu (ROU) 76(5) 63
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) d [LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 64 62

Doubles – Semi-finals

[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG) 63 64
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 63 75

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 12 APRIL 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[6] F Delbonis (ARG) vs [4] M Granollers (ESP)
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP)

 

 

Fayez Sarofim & Co.

U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2014

Singles – Quarter-finals
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d J Sock (USA) 62 64
[4] F Verdasco (ESP) d D Young (USA) 76(1) 61
S Querrey (USA) d D Brown (GER) 63 67(8) 63
S Giraldo (COL) d A Gonzalez (COL) 63 64

Doubles – Semi-finals

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) 75 63
[2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) 64 62

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 12 APRIL 2014

CENTER COURT start 1:00 pm
[4] F Verdasco (ESP) vs S Giraldo (COL)
S Querrey (USA) vs [3] N Almagro (ESP)

6:00 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

 

 

 

BNP PARIBAS KATOWICE OPEN
Katowice, Poland
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Friday, April 11, 2014
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (6) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 64 61
(3) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. (7) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 62 63
(4/WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (5) Klara Koukalova (CZE) 62 06 62
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 61 64

Doubles – Semifinals
(1) Koukalova/Niculescu (CZE/ROU) d. Kania/Solovyeva (POL/RUS) 62 63

Order Of Play – Saturday, April 12, 2014
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Alizé Cornet vs. Klara Koukalova
2. Beygelzimer/Savchuk vs. Jans-Ignacik/Olaru
3. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Camila Giorgi (NB 18.00hrs)

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Three Spaniards to Headline Casablanca Semis

By Florian Heer

(April 11, 2014) CASABLANCA – Quarterfinal Friday at the Complexe Sportif Al Amal started on Centre Court with 2010 finalist Victor Hanescu, who took on the tournament’s sixth seed Federico Delbonis for the first time.

The 32-year-old Romanian upset Casablanca’s top-seed and world number 19, Kevin Anderson, winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 in the round before on Wednesday. Delbonis, who has struggled on hard courts this year without winning one single match so far, but posted a 9-3 record on clay. So the 23-year-old started with confidence in this match, coming back from one break down to convert his first set point taking the opening set in the tie-break. Delbonis broke in third game of the second set again winning 7-6, 6-3 in one hour and 40 minutes. The Argentine, who recently won his maiden title on the ATP World Tour in Sao Paulo, advanced into his only third career semifinal.

Next it was time for the Spaniards to step into action. Yesterday three of four players from the Iberian Peninsula advanced into the quarterfinal. Traditionally, Casablanca seems to be a good venue for the Spanish players, as in the past three years with Tommy Robredo and two-time Pablo Andújar, all title winners came from Europe’s southwest. The tournament’s fourth seed Marcel Granollers faced Pablo Carreňo-Busta for the first time. The latter found answers to the aggressive and attacking tennis of Granollers and took the opening set in the tie-break with two cross court passing shots. From then on, however, it was the world number 36 from Barcelona, who took command in this match. Granollers gained the second set in the ninth game and even bageled his fellow countryman in the final frame winning 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 in two hours and 22 minutes.

“Fighting for every point until the end of the match was the key to success today,” Granollers told media afterwards.

“The first set lasted one hour and fifteen minutes and it was very tough to lose the set after this time. Nonetheless I kept fighting and in the end I think that I played a very solid match,” the Spaniard said. “It is also never easy to play against a fellow countryman. We practice together in Barcelona and so we know each other very well,” Granollers added.

“Tomorrow I’ll try to play as good as I did yesterday and today. Federico is a very strong player but I’ll try to keep focused on my game and of course to win the match,” the 27-year-old stated about his upcoming semi-final match against Federico Delbonis.

In the next match on Centre Court Benoit Paire went up against Guillermo Garcia-López for the third time. The Frenchman was leading the head to head series 2-1 before the encounter but it was the 30-year-old from Albacete, who drew first blood breaking his opponent’s service in the fifth game. Paire, who was backed by the majority of the crowd evened score in the sixth game but lost his service again in the eleventh game and therewith the set. The match was full of emotions and in the end it was the Spaniard, who stayed focused winning 7-5, 7-6 in one hour and 37 minutes to reach his first semi-final in Casablanca.

“I’m very happy with this win today. Reaching the final four at an ATP Tour event is always a great achievement,” Garcia-López was pleased with his performance. “Benoit is French and we are in Morocco, so it’s normal that he got a very good support today by the crowd but we are tennis players and need to stay focus during the match. I think it was ok,” the Spaniard told about the atmosphere.

Paire was also happy that he has returned to the circuit after his injury. “The most important thing for me is that I’m back on court. I didn’t play very well today but it’s normal after a rest of three month. I lost but I’m happy,” the French said. “I could gain some confidence from this week – not about my game – but I’m positive with my knee. I can play without any pain and that I can go to Monte Carlo now,” Paire added.

In the final match of the day qualifier Roberto Carballés-Baena met lucky loser Andrey Kuznetsov for the first time. The Russian replaced Gael Monfils in the draw reached his second quarterfinal in Casablanca when his second round opponent Jiri Vesely withdrew with illness. Kuznetsov made a disappointing start into this match losing his opening service game and the Spanish youngster was able to serve out in tenth to gain the first set. Carballès had to work hard for his points but played a solid game with great groundstrokes and a lot of confidence. After 88 minutes the Spaniard served the match out winning 6-4, 6-2 to advance into his first ever ATP World Tour semi-final. “I’m very happy with today’s match,” Carballés told me afterwards. “I felt a bit tired with my legs after two hard matches yesterday and today but finally everything went very well. This has been my best week in my career so far and of course I’m totally happy,” the 21-year-old qualifier concluded.

Florian Heer travels the tennis tour with a focus on ATP Challenger events and the ITF Future Circuit!  Follow his twitter account @Florian _Heer.

 

Grand Prix Hassan II
Casablanca, Morocco

RESULTS – FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2014

Singles – Quarterfinals
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [3] B Paire (FRA) 75 76(4)
[4] M Granollers (ESP) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) 67(4) 63 60
[6] F Delbonis (ARG) d V Hanescu (ROU) 76(5) 63
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) d [LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 64 62

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG) 63 64
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) 63 75

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, 12 APRIL 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[6] F Delbonis (ARG) vs [4] M Granollers (ESP)
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP)

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Tennis Results Round-Up for April 10, 2014

 

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COPA OPEN COLSANITAS
Bogotá, Colombia
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, April 10, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (LL) Sofia Shapatava (GEO) 64 63
(5) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Danka Kovinic (MNE) 26 63 64
(Q) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. (7) Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 64 76(3)
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 64 61

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) King/Scheepers (USA/RSA) d. Hsu/Kostova (USA/BUL) w/o (Kostova: right wrist injury)

Order Of Play – Friday, April 11, 2014
Cancha Central (from 10.30hrs)
1. Vania King vs. Mariana Duque-Mariño
2. Jelena Jankovic vs. Lara Arruabarrena (NB 12.30hrs)
3. King/Scheepers vs. Fichman/Panova (after suitable rest)

Court 1 (from 10.30hrs)
1. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Lourdes Domínguez Lino
2. Caroline Garcia vs. Romina Oprandi
3. Arruabarrena/Garcia vs. Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (after suitable rest)

CASABLANCA

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 10 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
[3] B Paire (FRA) d A Montanes (ESP) 64 57 64
[4] M Granollers (ESP) d A Ramos (ESP) 63 76(3)
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) d [5] J Sousa (POR) 67(7) 76(5) 62
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d C Berlocq (ARG) 62 75
P Carreno Busta (ESP) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 36 61 76(3)
[LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d J Vesely (CZE) 62 31 ret. (sickness)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [3] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) 26 64 10-8
D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG) d [4] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) 76(3) 36 10-6

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
V Hanescu (ROU) vs [6] F Delbonis (ARG)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[4] M Granollers (ESP) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [3] B Paire (FRA)
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) vs [LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS)

COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)
Not Before 2:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG)

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Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 10 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
S Giraldo (COL) d [2] T Robredo (ESP) 63 64
[3] N Almagro (ESP) d M Russell (USA) 62 63
[4] F Verdasco (ESP) d [WC] S Johnson (USA) 60 46 63
A Gonzalez (COL) d [5] F Lopez (ESP) 63 20 ret. (illness)
D Young (USA) d [6] J Monaco (ARG) 67(4) 64 63
J Sock (USA) d B Becker (GER) 64 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d A Krajicek (USA) / M Venus (NZL) 63 61
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) d P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) 62 64
S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) d B Becker (GER) / R Junaid (AUS) 16 76(1) 11-9
SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2014

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
D Young (USA) vs [4] F Verdasco (ESP)

Not Before 2:00 pm
A Gonzalez (COL) vs S Giraldo (COL)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS)

Not Before 6:00 pm
D Brown (GER) vs S Querrey (USA)
[3] N Almagro (ESP) or M Russell (USA) vs J Sock (USA)

COURT 3 start 5:00 pm
Not Before 5:00 pm
After Appropriate Rest – S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

BNP PARIBAS KATOWICE OPEN
Katowice, Poland
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Thursday, April 10, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 64 63
(4/WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. (Q) Kristina Kucova (SVK) 63 46 63
(6) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 62 63
(7) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) 62 60

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(1) Koukalova/Niculescu (CZE/ROU) d. Thorpe/Vogt (FRA/LIE) 62 61
Kania/Solovyeva (POL/RUS) d. Piter/Rosolska (POL/POL) 26 75 108 (Match TB)
(WC) Jans-Ignacik/Olaru (POL/ROU) d. Hrdinova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) 36 63 106 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Friday, April 11, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Alizé Cornet vs. Klara Koukalova
2. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Yvonne Meusburger (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Koukalova/Niculescu vs. Kania/Solovyeva
4. Shahar Peer vs. Camila Giorgi (NB 19.00hrs)
5. Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (NB 21.00hrs)

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Benoit Paire Returns to ATP Tour with Win in Casablanca

 

Benoit Paire photo by Florian Heer

Benoit Paire photo by Florian Heer

By Florian Heer

(April 10, 2014) CASABLANCA – Six second round matches took place on Thursday at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca. In warm but misty conditions, yesterday’s ATP World Tour first-time winner Roberto Carballés-Baena opened a bid for a place in the quarterfinals by taking on fifth-seeded Joao Sousa, who currently sits at a career high No. 38 in the ATP Rankings. The Portuguese became the first player from his country to break into the top 50. Sousa also won the two previous meetings between the two in straight sets on Future level back in 2011.

Thursday it became a more even affair and the two first sets had to be decided in a tie-break. It was a classic clay court match with long an intense rallies, eventually with the better ending for the 21-year-old from Tenerife. Carballés-Baena gained two breaks in the final set to take the match winning 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 in three hours and thirteen minutes.

The Spaniard will face Andrey Kuznetsov next. The lucky loser from Russia, who replaced the tournament’s actual second seed, Gael Monfils, defeated Jiri Vesely 6-2, 3-1 on court two when the Czech was forced to retire due to sickness after only 44 minutes.

Back on centre court was a crowd favorite, Benoit Paire has returned to tournament play for the first time since the Australian Open after recovering from a knee injury. The Frenchman advanced into the quarterfinal in Casablanca for the last two consecutive years and repeated this achievement through a victory against Albert Montaňés in one hour and 37 minutes winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

Pablo Carreňo-Busta defeated another player, who collected his first ATP World Tour win yesterday, Aleksandr Nedovyesov. The world No. 64 from Spain recovered from a set down and finally had the better ending in winning 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 in one hour and 50 minutes.

The 22-year-old from Gijón will face compatriot Marcel Granollers. The latter defeated Albert Ramos in an all-Spanish-affair 6-3, 7-6 in 100 minutes in the final match of the day. Granollers convinced with aggressive tennis and also some solid serve and volley play. It was the first time since Chennai that the 27-year-old from Barcelona did not fall in his opening match.

A fourth Spaniard will complete in Friday’s quarterfinals when Guillermo Garcia-López took out Carlos Berlocq winning 6-2, 7-5 in one hour and 53 minutes.

Florian Heer travels the tennis tour with a focus on ATP Challenger events and the ITF Future Circuit!  Follow his twitter account @Florian _Heer.

 

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 10 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
[3] B Paire (FRA) d A Montanes (ESP) 64 57 64
[4] M Granollers (ESP) d A Ramos (ESP) 63 76(3)
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) d [5] J Sousa (POR) 67(7) 76(5) 62
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d C Berlocq (ARG) 62 75
P Carreno Busta (ESP) d O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 36 61 76(3)
[LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d J Vesely (CZE) 62 31 ret. (sickness)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d [3] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) 26 64 10-8
D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG) d [4] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) 76(3) 36 10-6

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 11 APRIL 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 12:00 noon
V Hanescu (ROU) vs [6] F Delbonis (ARG)
Not Before 1:30 pm
[4] M Granollers (ESP) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [3] B Paire (FRA)
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) vs [LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS)

COURT 2 start 1:00 pm
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)
Not Before 2:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG)

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Two Former Champions Headline Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Field

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(April 9, 2014) The field for the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger was announced Thursday morning by tournament director Karen Vogter, as two former champions and nine players inside the top 150 will make the trip to the $50,000 event, the last stop on the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge, where players compete for a spot at the French Open.

 

“We have players from 13 countries thus far and two former winners in Tim Smyczek (2012) and Donald Young (2011) as well as past finalists Frank Dancevic (2012), Bobby Reynolds (2008) and Young (2009),” Vogter said. “About half of the players we have never hosted before which is exciting, and then we have a collection of guys we know and love from years past.”

 

Young (No. 91) and veteran Michael Russell (No. 97) are the two players inside the top 100 on the entry list.

 

World No. 124 Alex Kuznetsov will return to Tallahassee a year after he sealed the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card into Roland Garross with a quarterfinal appearance at Forestmeadows.

 

In 2013, the tournament made a switch from hard courts to Har-Tru green clay, making it the final stop of the Challenge and joining forces with other USTA Pro Circuit events in Sarasota and Savannah. In the Challenge, the American with the best two finishes in three events earns the U.S. wild card into the French Open.

 

 

“I am just hoping for a week of great tennis with less rain than last year,” Vogter said, referring to the delays and cancellations from the 2013 tournament. “I feel it was hard for fans to really get to see and feel the new clay tournament due to the weather. We are looking at a good forecast right now, however.”

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Tiafoe, Smith and Fritz Advance at ASICS Easter Bowl

Logan Smith photo by David Kenas

Logan Smith photo by David Kenas

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 9, 2014) – With potential future college coaches looking on, No. 3-seeded Logan Smith of Carlsbad, Calif., beat Javier Restrepo of Miami, 7-6 (0), 6-1, on a busy Wednesday in the Boys’ 18s ITF division at the ASICS Easter Bowl being played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Smith, a 17-year-old high school junior ranked in the world Top 60 ITF rankings, is undecided where he will attend college, but wouldn’t mind staying close to home in Southern California.
Smith said he was “definitely” aware that four-time NCAA champion USC men’s Coach Peter Smith was on hand to check out the match, as well as other Division I coaches. “USC is an option, so is UCLA,” Smith said. “I have a lot of options. Not sure I’d go out state, but I’m just not sure.”
Smith, who later teamed with Aron Hiltzik to win their Round of 16 doubles match, said he lost to Restrepo in three sets three years ago in the 14s Easter Bowl. “It’s a great tournament,” said Smith, who works with coach Christian Groh in San Diego. “I love playing the Easter Bowl. It’s definitely one of my favorite tournaments.”
Later in the day, player registration was held for the boys’ and girls’ 16s, 14s and 12s with play in those divisions beginning on Thursday at 12 sites around the Coachella Valley.
Also on Wednesday, more than 350 players attended the Laurel Springs Player Party that was catered by the The Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Mirage. That coincided with a USTA hosted Team USA Coaches Reception. There, four legendary coaches, including Jerry Baskin, Nick Bollettieri, Robert Lansdorp and Jack Sharpe, were honored. In addition USTA Player Development General Manager Patrick McEnroe presented Joseph Gilbert with the 2013 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year and the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md., was honored as the 2013 Team USA Developmental Program of the Year.
In the only big upset in Boys’ 18s singles, Eduardo Nava of Woodland Hills, Calif., beat Daniel Kerznerman, the No. 6-seed from Brooklyn, N.Y., 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Also moving on were top-seeded Francis Tiafoe of College Park, Md., who beat Alan Sweet of Naples, Fla., 6-2, 6-1, and Taylor Fritz, the No. 7-seeded player from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He beat John Jorgeson of Bradenton, Fla., 6-0, 6-1.
If both can win Round of 16 matches on Thursday, the two would square off in a quarterfinal match everyone wants to see on Friday.
“I lost a tough one last week, but I just had to get it out of my mi

nd and focus on a fresh week,” said Tiafoe, who fell in the Carson ISC final Sunday in a third-set tiebreaker.
Said Fritz: “I was just working on other things that may help me later in the tournament, trying to come into the net more.”
On the girls’ 18s side, top-seeded Sofia Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., was pushed against Kelly Chen of Cerritos, Calif., but held on to advance, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
Gabby Smith of Henderson, Nev., had a big upset, beat No. 5-seeded Olivia Hauger of Tulsa, Okla., 6-2, 6-0.
Nicole Kalhorn was named the winner of Tuesday’s Jackie Cooper-Tory Fretz Sportsmanship Award selected by the tournament staff and presented with a medal and free pair of ASICS shoes. On Monday, Reilly Olpeka won the award.

 

Wednesday’s Scores
Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 32)
Nava, Eduardo (Woodland Hills, CA) def. Kerznerman, Daniel (6) (Brooklyn, NY) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Hiltzik, Aron (Wilmette, IL) def. Garay, Christian (Columbus, GA) 6-4, 6-2
Kodali, Anudeep (11) (Durham, NC) def. Gordon, Henry (New Braunfels, TX) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Chamdani, Adrian (Santa Clara, CA) def. Cargill, Christian (15) (Wesley Chapel, FL) 6-4, 7-6(5)
Levine, Robert (13) (Bedford, NY) def. Klinger, Cameron (Elk Grove, CA) 6-4, 6-1
Blumberg, William (Greenwich, CT) def. Duncan, Walker (14) (Atlanta, GA) 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-3
Boyd, Kalman (8) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) def. Lin, Vincent (Schaumburg, IL) 7-6(9), 6-1
Opelka, Reilly (Palm Coast, FL) def. Epshteyn-Losev, Mark (Sunny Isles Beach, FL) 6-3, 5-2 Ret (inj)
Smith, Logan (3) (Carlsbad, CA) def. Restrepo, Javier (Miami, FL) 7-6(0), 6-1
Ponwith, Nathan (Scottsdale, AZ) def. Paul, Tommy (12) (Coconut Creek, FL) 6-3, 6-1
Kumar, Sameer (5) (Carmel, IN) def. Madison, Jared (Medina, WA) 7-6(4), 6-1
Thirouin, Jean (Houston, TX) def. Reinberg, Emil (Atlanta, GA) 6-4, 7-6(8)
Fritz, Taylor (7) (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) def. Jorgeson, John (Bradenton, FL) 6-0, 6-1
Tiafoe, Francis (1) (College Park, MD) def. Sweet, Alan (Naples, FL) 6-2, 6-1
Arconada, Jordi (4) (Rio Piedras, PR) def. Silverstein, Josh (Great Neck, NY) 6-4, 6-2
Genender, Michael (Los Angeles, CA) def. Lenhard, Rafael (Carlsbad, CA) 6-3, 6-3

Boys’ 18 Doubles (Round of 16)
Hiltzik, Aron (Wilmette, IL) / Smith, Logan (8) (Carlsbad, CA) def. Schalet, Myles (Montville, NJ) / Tishman, Gabe (Bedford, NY) 5-7, 7-5, 10-6
Paul, Tommy (Coconut Creek, FL) / Wiersholm, Henrik (2) (Kirkland, WA) def. Kessler, Mcclain (Calhoun, GA) / Staggs, Logan (Tracy, CA) 6-4, 6-0
Lebedev, Alexander (Island Park, NY) / Wasserman, James (New York, NY) def. Blumberg, William (Greenwich, CT) / Opelka, Reilly (Palm Coast, FL) 6-0, 6-7(5), 10-4
Fritz, Taylor (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) / Kodali, Anudeep (3) (Durham, NC) def. Caruana, Liam (New Braunfels, TX) / Ji, Henry (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) 7-5, 6-1
Nava, Eduardo (Woodland Hills, CA) / Ponwith, Nathan (Scottsdale, AZ) def. Madonia, Stephen (Bradenton, FL) / Restrepo, Javier (Miami, FL) 6-2, 7-6(4)
Arconada, Jordi (Rio Piedras, PR) / Kerznerman, Daniel (1) (Brooklyn, NY) def. Duncan, Walker (Atlanta, GA) / Reinberg, Emil (Atlanta, GA) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
Mateas, Catalin (Braintree, MA) / Zlobinsky, Julian (5) (Greenvale, NY) def. Gordon, Henry (New Braunfels, TX) / Rapp, Austin (Rancho Mirage, CA) 7-5, 3-6, 10-3
Janglin, Victor (Sarasota, FL) / Levine, Robert (7) (Bedford, NY) def. Lin, Vincent (Schaumburg, IL) / Lorenzini, Michael (Clarendon Hills, IL) 2-6, 7-6(4), 10-7

Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 32)
McCarthy, Kaitlyn (8) (Cary, NC) def. Chang, Sophie (Hvre De Grace, MD) 6-2, 6-4
Dolehide, Caroline (Hinsdale, IL) def. Flores, Victoria (Fort Dodge, IA) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
Smith, Gabrielle (Henderson, NV) def. Hauger, Olivia (5) (Tulsa, OK) 6-2, 6-0
Arconada, Usue (2) (Rio Piedras, PR) def. Ruder-Hook, Mira (Denver, CO) 6-3, 6-2
Ho, Jessica (12) (Tampa, FL) def. Golovin, Jessica (New York, NY) 6-4, 6-0
Shibahara, Ena (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) def. Altick, Helen (16) (Monroe, LA) 6-0, 6-4
Pedraza, Raquel (6) (Claremont, CA) def. Lampl, Caroline (Bluemont, VA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1
Swan, Katie (11) (Wichita, KS) def. Traxler, Karina (Rockwall, TX) 6-0, 6-1
Dilorenzo, Francesca (New Albany, OH) def. Hamlin, Ellyse (14) (Fairfield, CT) Wo (ill)
Kenin, Sofia (1) (Pembroke Pines, FL) def. Chen, Kelly (Cerritos, CA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Aney, Jessie (Rochester, MN) def. Bourguignon, Madison (10) (Boca Raton, FL) 7-5, 1-6, 6-1
Gordon, Michaela (7) (Saratoga, CA) def. Andrews, Gabrielle (Pomona, CA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Daniell, Andie (Douglasville, GA) def. Higuchi, Emma (15) (Los Angeles, CA) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Bellis, CiCi (4) (Atherton, CA) def. Haffey, Mary (Naples, FL) 7-6(0), 6-3
Day, Kayla (Santa Barbara, CA) def. Kelley, Meghan (Falmouth, ME) 6-1, 6-1
Nelson, Alexis (Saint Paul, MN) def. Kalhorn, Nicole (Colorado Springs, CO) 6-4, 6-0

Girls’ 18 Doubles (Round of 16)
Andrews, Gabrielle (Pomona, CA) / Ho, Jessica (Tampa, FL) def. Chang, Sophie (Hvre De Grace, MD) / Daniell, Andie (Douglasville, GA) 7-5, 6-1
Dolehide, Caroline (Hinsdale, IL) / Minor, Brienne (Mundelein, IL) def. Day, Kayla (Santa Barbara, CA) / Flores, Victoria (Fort Dodge, IA) 6-2, 6-2
Hart, Jada (Colton, CA) / Hazell, Stephanie (Irvine, CA) def. Bellis, CiCi (Atherton, CA) / Horvit, Mia (5) (Parkland, FL) 6-4, 6-4
Ruder-Hook, Mira (Denver, CO) / Smith, Gabrielle (Henderson, NV) def. Fahey, Katharine (Fair Haven, NJ) / Lampl, Caroline (Bluemont, VA) 1-6, 6-2, 10-8
Larner, Erin (Portland, OR) / Letzt, Alexandra (Scottsdale, AZ) def. Friedel, Jenna (Mill Valley, CA) / Golovin, Jessica (New York, NY) 6-2, 6-4
Haffey, Mary (Naples, FL) / McCarthy, Kaitlyn (7) (Cary, NC) def. Hamlin, Ellyse (Fairfield, CT) / Moldovan, Bianca (Livonia, MI) Wo (ill)
Gordon, Michaela (Saratoga, CA) / Higuchi, Emma (4) (Los Angeles, CA) def. Aney, Jessie (Rochester, MN) / Rosca, Christina (Princeton, NJ) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8
Dilorenzo, Francesca (New Albany, OH) / Kenin, Sofia (Pembroke Pines, FL) def. Shibahara, Ena (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) / Slaysman, Savannah (Phoenix, AZ) 6-1, 6-2

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Dustin Brown Upsets John Isner in Houston

 

 

Dustin Brown

(April 9, 2014) No. 101 Dustin Brown of Germany overcame missing two match point opportunities in the second set to regroup to and defeat top seed and defending Houston champion American John Isner on Wednesday night 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4) in the second round of the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship.

For Brown it was his first career win against a top-10 player.

“I’ve had a lot of matches where I’ve played good tennis, where I was close, and you’ve just got to keep playing,” Brown said after the match. “I’ve got to play my tennis. If I start playing the tennis (his opponent) wants, that’s not good for me.”

Brown double faulted on a match point in the second set tiebreak.

“That’s just repetition of being in these situations, in matches against these guys. I’m really happy that this time I won it.”

“He’s been in these situations much more often than me, I got a little tight in the second set, maybe at the end of the third, so I had to try to keep playing. It feels unbelievable.”

World No. 9 Isner was apologetic I regard to his performance – “pathetic performance – I’m sorry you had to see that,” said the American to a tournament official.

“I just didn’t feel it tonight,” he said.

Brown will face off against Isner’s countryman Sam Querrey next. Querrey defeated seventh seed Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4.

Sixth seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina reached an ATP milestone winning his his 200th career match on clay.

 

COPA OPEN COLSANITAS
Bogotá, Colombia
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Singles – Second Round
(6) Vania King (USA) d. (WC) María Irigoyen (ARG) 64 36 60
(8) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. (WC) Yuliana Lizarazo (COL) 62 63
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Alexandra Panova (RUS) 63 62
Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) d. (LL) Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 62 64

Singles – First Round
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. Mathilde Johansson (FRA) 75 75

Doubles – Quarterfinals
(2) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) d. Grymalska/Shakovets (ITA/GER) 62 63
Arruabarrena/Garcia (ESP/FRA) d. (3) Begu/Irigoyen (ROU/ARG) 63 64
(4) Fichman/Panova (CAN/RUS) d. Pérez/Pigossi (VEN/BRA) 57 63 106 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cancha Central (from 10.30hrs)
1. Romina Oprandi vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
2. Jelena Jankovic vs. Sofia Shapatava (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Lara Arruabarrena vs. Paula Ormaechea

Court 1 (from 11.30hrs)
1. King/Scheepers vs. Hsu/Kostova
2. Caroline Garcia vs. Danka Kovinic

 

Casablanca, Morocco (+1 hour GMT)
7-13 April 2014 Surface: Clay

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
V Hanescu (ROU) d [1] K Anderson (RSA) 64 64
[6] F Delbonis (ARG) d [Q] F Peliwo (CAN) 62 67(5) 64

Singles – First Round
O Nedovyesov (KAZ) d [7] R Haase (NED) 76(6) 64
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) 76(5) 76(6)
P Carreno Busta (ESP) d T Kamke (GER) 61 62
A Montanes (ESP) d K De Schepper (FRA) 62 63
J Vesely (CZE) d L Mayer (ARG) 64 63

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d [Alt] C Berlocq (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG) 61 61
[2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d P Carreno Busta (ESP) / J Sousa (POR) 64 62

Doubles – First Round
[3] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) d G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) 62 64
D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG) d [Alt] M Fischer (AUT) / R Wassen (NED) 62 63
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) d C Kas (GER) / J Knowle (AUT) 63 64

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 10 APRIL 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
[5] J Sousa (POR) vs [Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP)

Not Before 12:00 noon
A Montanes (ESP) vs [3] B Paire (FRA)
P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs O Nedovyesov (KAZ)
[4] M Granollers (ESP) vs A Ramos (ESP)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
J Vesely (CZE) vs [LL] A Kuznetsov (RUS)
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs C Berlocq (ARG)
[4] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG)
T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [3] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR)
RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL 2014

Singles – Second Round
D Brown (GER) d [1] J Isner (USA) 64 67(7) 76(4)
S Querrey (USA) d [7] L Hewitt (AUS) 63 64

Singles – First Round
[6] J Monaco (ARG) d S Devvarman (IND) 76(4) 62
S Giraldo (COL) d M Ebden (AUS) 61 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d M Ebden (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) 62 36 12-10

Doubles – First Round
[2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d J Erlich (ISR) / M Mertinak (SVK) 64 62
P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) d [3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) 75 62
S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) d [4] M Pavic (CRO) / J Smith (AUS) 76(7) 64
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) d M Draganja (CRO) / G Kretschmer (GER) 64 64
B Becker (GER) / R Junaid (AUS) d [WC] S Johnson (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 76(1) 62
A Krajicek (USA) / M Venus (NZL) d [Alt] T de Bakker (NED) / M Van Gemerden (NED) 63 75

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 10 APRIL 2014

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
[WC] S Johnson (USA) vs [4] F Verdasco (ESP)
[5] F Lopez (ESP) vs A Gonzalez (COL)
S Giraldo (COL) vs [2] T Robredo (ESP)

Not Before 6:00 pm
[3] N Almagro (ESP) vs M Russell (USA)
P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND) vs C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS)

COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
[6] J Monaco (ARG) vs D Young (USA)
B Becker (GER) vs J Sock (USA)
After Appropriate Rest – A Krajicek (USA) / M Venus (NZL) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
After Appropriate Rest – B Becker (GER) / R Junaid (AUS) vs S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL)

 

BNP PARIBAS KATOWICE OPEN
Katowice, Poland
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Singles – Second Round
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. (2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 63 67(7) 60
(3) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 26 64 64
(5) Klara Koukalova (CZE) d. Annika Beck (GER) 46 63 61
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. (8) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 62 61

Singles – First Round
(7) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. (Q) Claire Feuerstein (FRA) 62 75
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) d. Jovana Jaksic (SRB) 63 64

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Beygelzimer/Savchuk (UKR/UKR) d. (4) Aoyama/Voracova (JPN/CZE) 64 62

Doubles – First Round
(1) Koukalova/Niculescu (CZE/ROU) d. Peer/Soler-Espinosa (ISR/ESP) 57 62 108 (Match TB)
(WC) Jans-Ignacik/Olaru (POL/ROU) d. (2) Jurak/Moulton-Levy (CRO/USA) 64 63
Kania/Solovyeva (POL/RUS) d. (3) Klemenschits/Klepac (AUT/SLO) 63 16 103 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Thursday, April 10, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Alizé Cornet vs. Kristina Kucova
2. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Francesca Schiavone (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs. Yvonne Meusburger
4. Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa

Court 1 (from 14.00hrs)
1. Koukalova/Niculescu vs. Thorpe/Vogt
2. Hrdinova/Pliskova vs. Jans-Ignacik/Olaru
3. Kania/Solovyeva vs. Piter/Rosolska

 

 

 

 

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Mark Epshteyn-Losev Upsets No. 2 Seed at Easter Bowl

Mark Epshteyn Losev photo by David Kenas / ASICS Easter Bowl

Mark Epshteyn Losev photo by David Kenas / ASICS Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 8, 2014) – Mark Epshteyn-Losev couldn’t have picked a better day to come up with the biggest win of his young tennis career.

On his 17th birthday, the Sunny Isles, Fla., resident upset No. 2-seeded and ITF-ranked No. 45 player in the world Henrik Wiersholm, 6-2, 6-1, in the first round of the Boys’ 18s singles on Tuesday at the ASICS Easter Bowl being played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

“For sure that was the best present I have ever given myself,” said Epshteyn-Losev, who was born in New York but now trains near Miami with Robert Gomez. “Henrik didn’t play his best today and made a lot of errors.”

Also moving on on Tuesday was unseeded girls’ 18s player Gabby Andrews of Pomona, Calif. She beat Paris Corley, 6-1, 6-1, in her first-round match.

The ASICS Easter Bowl is a special tournament for Andrews. In 2011 Andrews, then 14, lost in the 18s Easter Bowl final to Kyle McPhillips a year after winning the Girls’ 14s.

“I’ve had some minor injuries,” said Andrews on Tuesday before she and doubles partner Jessica Ho beat Olivia Hauger and Marie Norris in a first-round match, 6-0, 6-2.

“I took a break last year from tennis after the Claremont ITF and I didn’t play Carson or the Easter Bowl,” she said. “I was just trying to get my mind back together. It was just a mental break. I’m just trying to play as many matches and tournaments as I can.”

Andrews added: “I love the Easter Bowl and it’s so great to be back here.”

Andrews made international headlines in 2012 when she teamed with current WTA pro Taylor Townsend to win both the Australian Open and US Open junior doubles titles.

She spent some time with her best friend Townsend last month during the BNP Paribas Open. “We hung out all day and just talked,” she said. “It was great to be with her, even if it was just for one day.”

One of the new features at this year’s ASICS Easter Bowl is a speed gun on the main court that tracks how fast a player is serving. On Tuesday 16-year-old No. 7 seed Taylor Fritz cranked a couple at 130 mph during his 6-4, 6-2 win over McClain Kessler.

Epshteyn-Losev was not the only one with the big upset on Tuesday as 15-year-old Caroline Dolehide of Hillsdale, Ill., beat No. 3-seeded player Johnnise Renaud, 6-3, 6-3.

“I was just getting to every ball and playing my game,” said Dolehide, who lost in the 16s finals last year to CiCi Bellis. “Being back is here in nice. It’s a little hot. Last year was a great tournament for me.”

Dolehide said she doesn’t look ahead in the draw, giving that chore to her coach Tom Lockhart. “I don’t look at the draw,” she said. “My coach does. It’s best not to look ahead. You just have to go out there and play.”

Another player recording a significant upset on Tuesday in the first round of the 18s was 14-year-old Kayla Day of Santa Barbara, Calif. She beat last week’s Carson International Spring Championship finalist and No. 9-seeded Raveena Kingsley, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Sponsors include: ASICS, Laurel Springs School, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Taylor Dent Junior Academy, Tennis Warehouse, TennisPlayer.net Digital Magazine, the tennis website 10sBalls.com, USTA, The Old Spaghetti Factory, SCTA and Mind Matters.

To keep up with all the ASICS Easter Bowl news, visit the website at www.easterbowl.com and check out the tournament on Facebook (www.facebook.com/EasterBowl) and Twitter (@easterbowl). For more information on ASICS, check out: www.ASICSAmerica.com and follow on Twitter @ASICSAmerica.

Tuesday’s Scores
Boys’ 18 Singles (Round of 64)
Blumberg, William def. Boykin, Kenneth 6-2, 6-4
Kerznerman, Daniel (6) def. Tsao, Brian 6-3, 6-1
Kodali, Anudeep (11) def. Wasserman, James 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(5)
Nava, Eduardo def. Chari, Vikram 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Duncan, Walker (14) def. Ji, Henry 6-4, 7-5
Fritz, Taylor (7) def. Kessler, Mcclain 6-4, 6-2
Chamdani, Adrian def. Caruana, Liam 6-2, 6-1
Silverstein, Josh def. Young-Smith, Ethan 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3
Jorgeson, John def. Tao, Kenneth 6-4, 2-6, 6-0
Kumar, Sameer (5) def. Rozenstein, Julian 6-1, 6-0
Tiafoe, Francis (1) def. Ruder-Hook, Jesse 6-1, 6-1
Arconada, Jordi (4) def. Madonia, Stephen 6-2, 6-4
Epshteyn-Losev, Mark def. Wiersholm, Henrik (2) 6-2, 6-1

Boys’ 18 Doubles (Round of 32)
Blumberg, William / Opelka, Reilly def. Blanch, Ulises / Cargill, Christian (4) 6-3, 6-3
Hiltzik, Aron / Smith, Logan (8) def. Ross, Alex / Sweet, Alan 6-3, 6-3
Nava, Eduardo / Ponwith, Nathan def. Kumar, Sameer / Thirouin, Jean (6) 6-3, 6-3
Duncan, Walker / Reinberg, Emil def. Jorgeson, John / Lenhard, Rafael 6-2, 7-5
Lin, Vincent / Lorenzini, Michael def. Boyd, Kalman / Klinger, Cameron 7-5, 3-6, 10-6
Kessler, Mcclain / Staggs, Logan def. Silverstein, Josh / Tsao, Brian 6-3, 6-2
Chamdani, Adrian / Kaiser, Kial def. Caruana, Liam / Ji, Henry 6-2, 2-6, 10-6
Madonia, Stephen / Restrepo, Javier def. Chari, Vikram / Gealer, Daniel 6-4, 6-4
Gordon, Henry / Rapp, Austin def. Furman, Spencer / Tao, Kenneth 2-6, 6-4, 10-6
Mateas, Catalin / Zlobinsky, Julian (5) def. Boykin, Kenneth / Ruder-Hook, Jesse 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
Schalet, Myles / Tishman, Gabe def. Epshteyn-Losev, Mark / Rozenstein, Julian Wo (inj)
Janglin, Victor / Levine, Robert (7) def. Schaefer, Fabian / Young-Smith, Ethan 7-5, 6-4

Girls’ 18 Singles (Round of 64)
Arconada, Usue (2) def. Graci, Elysse 6-3, 6-4
Flores, Victoria def. Nemtsova, Stephanie 7-5, 6-3
Traxler, Karina def. Anderson, Rebekah 6-2, 6-0
Smith, Gabrielle def. Schaefer, Dominique 6-2, 6-2
Ho, Jessica (12) def. Valenstein, Alexandra 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Dolehide, Caroline def. Renaud, Johnnise (3) 6-3, 6-3
Kalhorn, Nicole def. vazquez, cassandra (13) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Pedraza, Raquel (6) def. Vias, Ines 6-3, 7-5
Kenin, Sofia (1) def. McKenzie, Ally 6-3, 6-1
Day, Kayla def. Kingsley, Raveena (9) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Andrews, Gabby def. Corley, Paris 6-1, 6-1
Gordon, Michaela (7) def. Sanford, Allie 6-1, 6-2
Bellis, CiCi (4) def. Turner, Caroline 6-0, 6-1
Dilorenzo, Francesca def. McKenzie, Kylie 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Haffey, Mary def. Chang, Hanna 6-4, 6-4

Girls’ 18 Doubles (Round of 32)
Larner, Erin / Letzt, Alexandra def. Turner, Caroline / Zogg, Ellie 6-4, 6-2
Aney, Jessie / Rosca, Christina def. Graci, Elysse / Wiktorin, Claudia 6-4, 6-2
Fahey, Katharine / Lampl, Caroline def. Anderson, Rebekah / Valenstein, Alexandra 6-2, 6-2
Ruder-Hook, Mira / Smith, Gabrielle def. Renaud, Johnnise / Vazquez, Cassandra (2) 6-4, 7-6(3)
Dolehide, Caroline / Minor, Brienne def. Bourguignon, Madison / Kingsley, Raveena (3) 6-4, 6-4
Friedel, Jenna / Golovin, Jessica def. Miller-Krasilnikov, Ally / Pedraza, Raquel (8) 6-2, 6-3
Shibahara, Ena / Slaysman, Savannah def. Appel, Madison / Atanasson, Amanda 6-4, 6-1
Gordon, Michaela / Higuchi, Emma (4) def. Altick, Helen / Nelson, Alexis 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-7
Bellis, CiCi / Horvit, Mia (5) def. Traxler, Karina / Vias, Ines 6-3, 6-1
Hart, Jada / Hazell, Stephanie def. Bortles, Alexa / Ouellet-Pizer, Chloe 6-4, 6-2
Andrews, Gabby / Ho, Jessica def. Hauger, Olivia / Norris, Marie (6) 6-0, 6-2
Haffey, Mary / McCarthy, Kaitlyn (7) def. Kelley, Meghan / Riley, Sydney 7-5, 6-1
Hamlin, Ellyse / Moldovan, Bianca def. Corley, Paris / Smith, Alana 6-3, 6-4
Dilorenzo, Francesca / Kenin, Sofia def. Arconada, Usue / Swan, Katie (1) 6-2, 7-6(2)
Day, Kayla / Flores, Victoria def. Nemtsova, Stephanie / Smith, Maria 7-5, 6-2
Chang, Sophie / Daniell, Andie def. Chen, Kelly / Xepoleas, Meredith 6-3, 6-2

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Tennis Results Round-Up for April 8, 2014

 

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COPA OPEN COLSANITAS
Bogotá, Colombia
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Singles – First Round
Mariana Duque-Mariño (COL) d. (2) Sloane Stephens (USA) 63 63
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) d. (4) Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 63 61
(5) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. (Q) Florencia Molinero (ARG) 63 64
(7) Paula Ormaechea (ARG) d. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 75 61
Romina Oprandi (SUI) d. Tatjana Maria (GER) 76(7) 61
Danka Kovinic (MNE) d. (Q) Nicole Gibbs (USA) 46 63 60
(Q) Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) d. (WC) María Herazo González (COL) 61 60
(LL) Sofia Shapatava (GEO) d. Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) 64 26 62
(WC) María Irigoyen (ARG) d. Ala Kudryavtseva (RUS) 62 46 63
(WC) Yuliana Lizarazo (COL) d. (Q) Sachia Vickery (USA) 75 64

Doubles – First Round
(1) King/Scheepers (USA/RSA) d. (WC) Herazo González/Pérez García (COL/COL) 16 75 105 (Match TB)
(2) Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) d. Melnikova/Shapatava (RUS/GEO) 46 75 104 (Match TB)
(3) Begu/Irigoyen (ROU/ARG) d. Molinero/Oprandi (ARG/SUI) 64 62
(4) Fichman/Panova (CAN/RUS) d. Hesse/Mladenovic (FRA/FRA) 60 76(3)
Hsu/Kostova (USA/BUL) d. Jankovic/Kovinic (SRB/MNE) 16 63 106 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Cancha Central (from 10.30hrs)
1. Chanelle Scheepers vs. Alexandra Panova
2. Jelena Jankovic vs. Mathilde Johansson (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Irina Khromacheva vs. Mariana Duque-Mariño

Court 1 (from 10.30hrs)
1. Yuliana Lizarazo vs. Lourdes Domínguez Lino
2. Vania King vs. María Irigoyen
3. Fichman/Panova vs. Pérez/Pigossi (NB 13.00hrs; after suitable rest)

Court 2 (NB 13.00hrs)
1. Grymalska/Shakovets vs. Domínguez Lino/Parra Santonja (after suitable rest)
2. Arruabarrena/García vs. Begu/Irigoyen (after suitable rest)

 

 

Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship

Houston, U.S.A.  (-5 hours GMT)
7-13 April 2014   Surface: Clay
RESULTS – TUESDAY, 8 APRIL 2014

Singles – First Round
[5] F Lopez (ESP) d [Q] R Ginepri (USA) 75 62
[7] L Hewitt (AUS) d [Q] P Polansky (CAN) 64 36 64
M Russell (USA) d D Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 63 76(2)
B Becker (GER) d [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 61 16 63
D Young (USA) d [Q] R Harrison (USA) 60 61
[WC] S Johnson (USA) d D Kudla (USA) 63 76(4)

Doubles – First Round
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d N Monroe (USA) / D Young (USA) 63 64
M Ebden (AUS) / S Groth (AUS) d K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR) 64 76(2)

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL 2014

CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
[6] J Monaco (ARG) vs S Devvarman (IND)
S Querrey (USA) vs [7] L Hewitt (AUS)
J Erlich (ISR) / M Mertinak (SVK) vs [2] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)
Not Before 6:00 pm
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs M Ebden (AUS) / S Groth (AUS)
[1] J Isner (USA) vs D Brown (GER)

COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
S Giraldo (COL) vs M Ebden (AUS)
[3] S Gonzalez (MEX) / S Lipsky (USA) vs P Raja (IND) / D Sharan (IND)
[Alt] T de Bakker (NED) / M Van Gemerden (NED) vs A Krajicek (USA) / M Venus (NZL)
After Suitable Rest – B Becker (GER) / R Junaid (AUS) vs [WC] S Johnson (USA) / S Querrey (USA)
Not Before 6:00 pm
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) vs M Draganja (CRO) / G Kretschmer (GER)

COURT 7 start 3:00 pm
S Giraldo (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) vs [4] M Pavic (CRO) / J Smith (AUS)

 

BNP PARIBAS KATOWICE OPEN
Katowice, Poland
April 7-April 13, 2014
$250,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Singles – First Round
(1) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (WC) Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 63 62
(2) Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. (Q) Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 63 63
(4/WC) Alizé Cornet (FRA) d. Vesna Dolonc (SRB) 63 62
(5) Klara Koukalova (CZE) d. Magda Linette (POL) 64 63
(6) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) d. (WC) Magdalena Frech (POL) 63 61
(8) Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) d. Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) 46 75 61
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) d. (Q) Vera Dushevina (RUS) 60 62
Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 61 75
(Q) Kristina Kucova (SVK) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 61 61

Doubles – First Round
Piter/Rosolska (POL/POL) d. Kapshay/Mircic (UKR/SRB) 62 64
Hrdinova/Pliskova (CZE/CZE) d. Barthel/Martic (GER/CRO) 64 76(5)

Order Of Play – Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Shahar Peer
2. Annika Beck vs. Klara Koukalova (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs. Jovana Jaksic
4. Alexandra Cadantu vs. Carla Suárez Navarro (NB 18.00hrs)
5. Camila Giorgi vs. Roberta Vinci (NB 20.30hrs)

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Claire Feuerstein
2. Klemenschits/Klepac vs. Kania/Solovyeva
3. Jans-Ignacik/Olaru vs. Jurak/Moulton-Levy
4. Koukalova/Niculescu vs. Peer/Soler-Espinosa (after suitable rest)
5. Beygelzimer/Savchuk vs. Aoyama/Voracova

 

Grand Prix Hassan II

Casablanca, Morocco  (+1 hour GMT)
7-13 April 2014   Surface: Clay

 
RESULTS – TUESDAY, 8 APRIL 2014

Singles – First Round
[6] F Delbonis (ARG) d [Q] G Simon (FRA) 64 64
V Hanescu (ROU) d [WC] H Khaddari (MAR) 76(3) 63
[Q] F Peliwo (CAN) d F Volandri (ITA) 76(6) 63
A Ramos (ESP) d [WC] L Ouahab (MAR) 63 26 61
[Q] R Carballes Baena (ESP) d [Q] D Goffin (BEL) 62 75

Doubles – First Round
[4] O Marach (AUT) / F Mergea (ROU) d M Kukushkin (KAZ) / O Nedovyesov (KAZ) 63 61
[Alt] C Berlocq (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG) d [WC] L Ouahab (MAR) / M Ziadi (MAR) 63 62
P Carreno Busta (ESP) / J Sousa (POR) d [WC] A Chakrouni (MAR) / Y Rachidi (MAR) 61 46 10-1

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 9 APRIL 2014

COURT CENTRAL start 11:00 am
T Kamke (GER) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)

Not Before 12:30 pm
[Q] F Peliwo (CAN) vs [6] F Delbonis (ARG)
O Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs [7] R Haase (NED)
[1] K Anderson (RSA) vs V Hanescu (ROU)

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
[8] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs M Kukushkin (KAZ)
J Vesely (CZE) vs L Mayer (ARG)
K De Schepper (FRA) vs A Montanes (ESP)
After Suitable Rest – [Alt] M Fischer (AUT) / R Wassen (NED) vs D Bracciali (ITA) / F Delbonis (ARG)

COURT 3 start 2:00 pm

Not Before 2:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – P Carreno Busta (ESP) / J Sousa (POR) vs [2] J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS)

Not Before 4:00 pm
After Suitable Rest – [1] J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) vs [Alt] C Berlocq (ARG) / L Mayer (ARG)

COURT 6 start 2:00 pm

Not Before 2:00 pm
C Kas (GER) / J Knowle (AUT) vs T Bednarek (POL) / L Dlouhy (CZE)
After Suitable Rest – G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) / P Oswald (AUT) vs [3] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR)

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Roger Federer Takes Wild Card to Play Monte Carlo Masters

(April 8, 2014) Roger Federer has taken a wild card to play in the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer is returning to the event for the first time since 2011.

The world No. 4 and 17-time major champion has never won the event in his career. The closest he came was being a losing finalist to Rafael Nadal from 2006-08.

The Monte Carlo Masters begins on Sunday.

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