2014/10/31

Brengle Dominates Larcher De Brito To Capture Red Rock Pro Open Singles Title

 Madison-Brengle photo by Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open


Madison-Brengle photo by Tracey Lee / Red Rock Pro Open

By Steve Pratt

SUMMERLIN (Sept. 28, 2014) – Breaking into the top 100 is the goal of any professional tennis player, and it’s a place Madison Brengle is likely headed to for the first time on Monday once the WTA ranking are released.

 

Missing among all the great headlines at the Red Rock Pro Open in Las Vegas this week was how the 24-year-old worked her way through the draw without dropping a set, including a dominating performance on Sunday in a 6-1, 6-4 final win over rival Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal to capture the $7,600 winner singles check at the USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit event played at the Red Rock Country Club.

 

But more importantly than the cash, the Dover, Del., native is also the welcome recipient of 80 valuable WTA points. The points will likely be enough to leap-frog the No. 4 seeded and currently No. 110 world-ranked Brengle into the top 100.

 

“Everyone wants to be in top 100 because that gets you right into the Grand Slams; that’s why we’re playing,” Brengle said. “I’ve been working really, really hard back home with my coaches so it just kind of solidifies the work I’ve been putting in. It’s just makes you want to keep going and getting better.”

 

The 21-year-old No. 8-seeded Larcher De Brito held a 5-2 career head-to-head over Brengle coming into the match, including the only time the two had met in a final. But several unforced errors early on allowed Brengle to get up early on Larcher De Brito and win the first set easily, 6-1.

 

“We’ve played so many times before,” Brengle said. “Michelle is such a fighter out there and she doesn’t give you anything. What she does so beautifully is she can re-direct the ball and she has really good control of it. So I had to play as solid as I could and keep the ball deep and move it around a lot.

 

“She really moved the ball around great yesterday against Anna (Tatishvili).”

 

Brengle did not face a seeded player on her way to the final, but beat players who, unlike Larcher De Brito, rely on a power game.

 

“I played some big hitters like (Julia) Boserup, (Samantha) Crawford and (Nicole) Vaidisova and they were all knocking the cover off the ball,” Brengle said. “So I had to play a little more defense this week, and I had to track down a lot of balls.”

 

Brengle has played Las Vegas before, but knows the goal is to not return here, but instead be a regular on the WTA Tour and play bigger events like former Las Vegas Pro Circuit players Lauren Davis, Sorana Cirstea, Varvara Lepchenko and CoCo Vandeweghe have.

 

“I’m older now and hopefully a little bit wiser,” she said. “As you get older you know what works for you preparation wise and my fitness is better than it’s ever been.

 

“I just have to keep going and keep improving. I really do enjoy playing and I have a great time out there.”

 

In the doubles final it was the No. 2-seeded team of Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay and Maria Irigoyen of Argentina taking out local Las Vegas resident Asia Muhammad and former USC All-American Maria Sanchez, 6-3, 5-7, 11-9 in a entertaining super tiebreaker.

 

The packed crowd of more than 400 enjoyed the matchup of the tournament’s top-two seeded teams. The winners from South America will split the $2,786 first-place check while the runners-up take home $1,393.

 

“This is the largest crowd out for a doubles match I’ve ever seen in Las Vegas,” Muhammad told the crowd after her match. “It was a really great week and I hope we keep this pro event in Las Vegas for years to come.”

 

SUNDAY’S FINAL RESULTS

Singles

Madison Brengle (USA) [4] def. Michelle Larcher De Brito (POR) [8], 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) / Maria Irigoyen (ARG) [2] def. Asia Muhammad (USA) / Maria Sanchez (USA) [1], 6-3, 5-7, 11-9

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Melanie Oudin Captures Party Rock Open Title

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LAS VEGAS (Sept. 29, 2013) – Melanie Oudin captured her seventh overall career singles titles, sixth USTA $50,000 Pro Circuit event and first Party Rock Open with an exciting three-set win over fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe on Sunday at the Darling Tennis Center.

Traditionally not a fast starter, the 22-year-old Oudin from Marietta, Ga., was broken in the first game of the match and dropped the first set 5-7, before gaining control of the match to reel off a 6-3, 6-3 win and capture her first title of 2013 and the $7,600 that goes along with it.

For the second straight year the singles final was contested by two Americans at the Party Rock Open, which was played under ideal and warm 82-degree desert temperature and in front of an enthusiastic crowd that enjoyed top-level tennis all week long, even though both players said they got off to a slow start Sunday due to nerves.

“It wasn’t the best quality tennis from both of us,” said Oudin, who has won one WTA event on grass and now has six $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit titles, including wins in Vegas, Charlottesville, Va. (2012), New Braunfels, Texas, (2012), Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., (2009), Raleigh, N.C., (2009) and Lexington, Ky., (2008). “Obviously it’s never easy returning CoCo’s serve, but I felt like I was doing a better job of attacking it in the second set. It was close the entire time.”

Vandeweghe, 21, had a long exchange with the chair umpire after a disputed line call with Oudin leading 2-0 in the third set and Vandeweghe serving at deuce.

A late out call by the linesman went in favor Oudin and she won the next point taking the crucial 3-0 lead.

“I thought the ball was out,” Oudin said. “It was just a late call. It makes sense to me. And I think that’s what happened. But she was obviously upset about it.”

Vandeweghe took what seemed like two or three minutes to get an explanation from the chair umpire. “I have no idea what happened there,” Vandeweghe said afterward. “There was no explanation. I did my best to come back and kept fighting.”

Vandeweghe did, indeed, breaking Oudin’s serve for 3-1 and then serving what Oudin called a “great” game in the fifth game to hold and make it 3-2.

Oudin said she hasn’t decided but would like to play the next Pro Circuit event in her home state, a $25,000 event in Macon, Ga. Then she will play three more $50K events, two in Canada and one in Florida before shutting it down for the season.

Oudin was asked by a local reporter if she gets tired of often being solely linked to her great US Open quarterfinal run in 2009. “Yes, that’s way over. That’s like so long ago now. I’m so past that. Waaaay past that.”

Vandeweghe, who won $4,053 for finishing runner-up, was able come back and win the doubles title a week after taking the Albuquerque Challenger doubles event as she Austrian partner Tamira Paszek, the No. 2-seeded team, took out the U.S. pair of Denise Mursean and Caitlin Whoriskey, 6-4, 6-2. The winning team split $2,786 ($1,393 each) while the finalists earned $1,393 total ($696.50 each). Mursean and Whoriskey were both three-time All-Americans from the University of Michigan and the University of Tennessee, respectively.

The Party Rock Open is Las Vegas’ only professional tennis tournament, and is named for LMFAO’s Redfoo and his Party Rock franchise’s title sponsorship.

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Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy to Host $50K USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Event in November

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September 27, 2013, CAPTIVA, FLORIDA – The Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy has announced that they will be hosting a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Event – the South Seas Island Resort Women’s Pro Classic – from November 3rd-10th at the award-winning South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, Florida.  This tournament is the last USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Event on the calendar in 2013 and opportunity for players to obtain WTA Tour points for the 2014 Australian Open. This event will benefit three local philanthropic causes – the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Madisen’s Match and Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc.

 

“We are thrilled to have been selected to host the South Seas Island Resort Women’s Pro Classic,” said Tournament Director, Nick Blackwood (also Co-Founder of the Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy).  “The tournament will not only bring highly competitive tennis to our area that will give the excitement and experience of the professional game up close, but it will also benefit our community and the three philanthropic causes we are supporting.”

 

For more information on the South Seas Island Resort Women’s Pro Classic, visit www.facebook.com/www.ssirproclassic

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Shelby Rogers Claims US Open Wild Card Through USTA Pro Circuit Events

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Shelby Rogers by Craig Glover / Party Rock Open

From the USTA: (July 28, 2013) The USTA announced that Shelby Rogers has earned a main draw wild card into the 2013 US Open. This year, the USTA awarded one women’s singles main draw wild card into the US Open to the American who earned the most WTA Tour Ranking points at two of three $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events in Yakima, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Lexington, Ky. Rogers earned a combined 102 points with her best two results, winning the title in Lexington today and reaching the semifinals in Portland.

Rogers also earned a main-draw wild card into the 2013 French Open by winning the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge; in Paris, she defeated Irena Pavlovic in the first round to win her first-ever Grand Slam main draw match. The winner of the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge was determined similarly to this US Open wild card system by the player who accumulated the greatest number of WTA ranking points at two of three USTA Pro Circuit clay-court events. Rogers rose to the top of the standings by winning the title at the $50,000 event in Charlottesville, Va., and reaching the quarterfinals at the $50,000 event in Dothan, Ala.

Last year, Rogers made a run to the final of the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Las Vegas and claimed the singles title in Yakima with a victory over US Open girls’ champion Samantha Crawford. As a junior player, Rogers won the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships to earn a wild card into the main draw of the 2010 US Open for her first appearance in a Grand Slam (in the either main draw or the juniors). She trains at the USTA National Training Center – Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., and is ranked No. 143 in the world.

The USTA first used this wild card format for its 2012 French Open wild cards, won by Melanie Oudin and Brian Baker, who each advanced to the second round at last year’s French Open and subsequently broke into the Top 100. The USTA also used this format to grant a men’s and women’s main draw wild card into the 2012 US Open, which was won by Steve Johnson and Mallory Burdette, who both reached the third round of the US Open, as well as the 2013 French Open, which was won by Alex Kuznetsov and Rogers.

Ranking points from two out of four men’s events—$50,000 events in Binghamton, N.Y., and Lexington, Ky., and $100,000 events in Vancouver, B.C., and Aptos, Calif.—will be used and combined to calculate the men’s point total and determine the US Open wild card recipient. Vancouver and Aptos will be held over the next two weeks. Lexington concludes today. Alex Kuznetsov currently leads the men’s standings with 80 points after winning Binghamton.

Only players who have not earned direct acceptance into the US Open are eligible for the wild card.

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Kudla Wins Tallahassee Tennis Challenger

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 4, 2013American Denis Kudla followed up a dramatic Friday night win with a solid performance Saturday, beating Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event.

 

Kudla, 20, had snapped Ryan Harrison’s eight-match win streak Friday at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex and waited out a four-hour rain delay Saturday to beat Stebe, a left-hander from Germany.

 

“I’ve been playing well this week, so I felt like if I came out and played my game today it would go my way,” said Kudla, who won his third career challenger title. “It feels great to win here this week. It was kind of unexpected to do this, but I trusted my training.”

 

In doubles, the No. 1 seeds Austin Krajicek and Tennys Sandgren stayed true to their ranking with a well-earned 1-6, 6-2, 10-8 victory over Greg Jones of Australia and Canadian Peter Polansky.

 

“I got a little bit impatient sometimes, trying to shorten the points with drop shots,” said the 22-year-old Stebe, who owns three challenger titles himself. “I wasn’t able to go in the long rallies with him. He played well today, making it tougher for me in the important points.”

 

Kudla won the first set on a backhand long from the German. In the second set, the American opened up a 3-0 lead and didn’t look back, closing out the match in 68 minutes.

 

“Until 6-3, 5-2 I didn’t realize it was Germany vs. USA,” said Kudla, laughing. “It did make me feel good to get that win.”

 

Kudla is projected to reach a career-high No. 114 in Monday’s rankings and says his goal is to receive direct entry into this year’s US Open.

 

Kudla is the 15th American to win in Tallahassee in 21 years of the challenger’s history, including five out of the last six years. Tim Smyczek was defending champion and Donald Young won here in 2011.

 

For Americans Krajicek and Sandgren, it marked the first time they had played doubles together – ever.

 

“It’s a great start to win our first tournament playing together,” said Krajicek, 22. “We have good chemistry on the court and played the big points well. It’s always better to get a win.”

 

Krajicek won his fourth challenger doubles title while Sandgren, 21, collected his second. Tennys noted the change in Tallahassee from hard courts a year ago to green clay for this year.

 

“I liked playing on the clay this week,” said Sandgren. “The grounds crew really knew what they were doing … it’s not that hard to pull off. But they did a great job on it.”

By Nick McCarvel

 

TALLAHASSEE TENNIS CHALLENGER – TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA

$50,000

APRIL 27 – MAY 04, 2013

 

RESULTS – APRIL 29, 2013

Men’s

Singles – Semifinals

[7] Denis Kudla, United States, def. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, Germany, 6-3, 6-3

 

Doubles – Final

[1] Austin Krajicek and Tennys Sandgren, United States, def. Greg Jones, Australia, and Peter Polansky, Canada, 1-6, 6-2, 10-8

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Two American Teenagers to Meet in Party Rock Open Final

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By Steve Pratt
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 29, 2012) – Two American teenagers will meet for the inaugural Party Rock Open singles title, battling for the opportunity to be presented with the champion’s trophy by global celebrity Redfoo.
Shelby Rogers, 19, or Charleston, S.C., will take on 18-year-old No. 2-seed Lauren Davis of Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1 p.m. Sunday final at the Party Rock Open, a women’s $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event sponsored by Redfoo’s Party Rock clothing line.
Davis held on to beat Russian-born Australian Anastasia Rodionova, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4 and Rogers beat qualifier Adriana Perez of Venezuela, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
Just last week in the first round of the Albuquerque, N.M., USTA Pro Circuit event Davis beat Rogers 6-3 in the third. “The match went like three and a half hours,” Rogers said. “That was really a tough one to lose.”
In between the two semifinal matches on Saturday night, a festive crowd of approximately 1,000 looked on as Redfoo sung two of LMFAO’s chart-topping songs while a slew of kids stormed the stadium court at Darling Center in a Flash Mob dance-off.
“Tonight was really an unprecedented night in USTA women’s pro circuit history,” said co-tournament director Tyler Weekes. “We had a seven-time Grammy Award winner on our courts between matches singing his popular songs. It really was an amazing night.”
Added co-tournament director Jordan Butler: “Wow. Just check out our Facebook page to see the energy and excitement the Flash Mob created. Redfoo singing ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It’ and the ‘Party Rock Anthem.’ Las Vegas and the great tennis community here were treated to a special night tonight thanks Redfoo.”
In the doubles final to follow on Sunday, the top-seeded team of Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova will face Elena Bovina of Russia and Edina Gallovits-Hall of Romania.
Log onto www.RadioTennis.com to hear Ken Thomas do his live Internet stream at the Patry Rock Open through Sunday.
Saturday’s Semifinal Singles Scores
q: qualifier; wc: wild card
Singles Quarterfinals
Shelby Rogers, U.S., def. Adriana Perez (q), Venezuela, 7-6 (5), 6-2
Lauren Davis (2), U.S., def. Anastasia Rodionova (4), Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4
Sunday’s Finals Schedule
Stadium Court starting at 1 p.m.
Lauren Davis (2), U.S., vs. Shelby Rogers, U.S.
Followed by Doubles Finals
Anastasia Rodionova, Australia-Arina Rodionova (1), Russia, vs. Elena Bovina, Russia-Edina Gallovits-Hall (4), Romania,
The tournament’s official website is www.partyrockopen.com. To learn more about Redfoo and Party Rock Clothing, go to www.partyrockclothing.com.
The Party Rock Open is presented by Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, Las Vegas’ premier orthopedics group. Other sponsors include: USTA-Nevada, CourtThink, LLC, Agent Atleta, Ltd., WG Communications Group, Cox Communications, ESPN 1110 AM, The Point 97.1, 98.5 KLUC, your local All State Insurance agent Dwain Frazier, Marty Hennessey Foundation, Ryan Wolfington, Granello Bakery, Solinco strings, Western Cab Company, Marquis Aurbach and Coffing, www.10sBalls.com, ASICS, Marcy Saxe at Realty One Group, and Perrier water.
Follow along on Twitter @partyrockopen and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/partyrockopen.com.
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Kosakowski to Play Amritraj in Claremont Futures Final

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 15, 2012) – Winning eight singles matches in nine days finally proved too much for Haythem Abid to overcome, as the 27-year-old veteran Tunisia Davis Cup player came out flat and fell to 28-year-old and unseeded Prakash Amritraj, 6-2, 6-1, on Saturday in the semifinals at the 17th annual Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pro Classic, a $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s event.
Amritraj will play No. 2-seeded fellow Southern Californian Daniel Kosakowski, who beat qualifier Daniel Nguyen, 7-6 (3), 6-3, on a scorching day at the Claremont Club. The final is set for 10 a.m.
Abid has played more than 50 Davis Cup ties for Tunisia, a country led by world Top 100 player Malek Jaziri, and which currently competes in the Euro African World Group II. “We’ve played some teams like Ghana, Zimbabwe and India,” said the former UCLA Bruin Abid, who lives in Westwood and trains at the Weil Academy in Ojai. “For me, playing Davis Cup has really just kept the competitive juices flowing.”
Abid’s highest career singles ranking was No. 360, and the lefty has been hampered by a bum left wrist, which he had surgery on in 2008 and 2010. “It doesn’t feel 100 percent but I’ll go with 90,” he said earlier in the week. He also played doubles with young Bruin Dennis Novikov but the pair lost in the second round.
Nguyen, 21, played Kosakowski, 20, tight in the first set, before Kosakowski went up 4-1 in the second and then continued serving well to pull out the match and make his fifth career ITF Futures final. His only Futures victory came in 2011 when he won the $15,000 Sacramento title. A runner-up at the $10,000 Irvine tournament in 2010, Kosakowski also fell in the Calabasas Futures final back in March of this year.
Kosakowski played doubles this week with his brother and coach Marcin, a former UC Santa Barbara standout who is now 31, as the two were the last to gain direct entry acceptance. He said the Bryan and Harrison brothers don’t have too much to worry about. “It didn’t go so well,” he said, of the 6-1, 6-2 loss to Jason Jung and Mark Verryth.
“I think my brother’s best days are behind him,” he laughed. “Maybe we’ll try it again someday, but yeah, he’s a little bit past his prime.”
For more information, check on the web at:www.procircuit.usta.com, www.claremontclub.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Claremont-Club/236147226396
Saturday’s Semifinal Singles Results
WC: Wild card; Q: Qualifier
Daniel Kosakowski, U.S. (2), def. Daniel Nguyen, U.S. (q), 7-6 (3), 6-3
Prakash Amritraj, India, def. Haythem Abid, Tunisia (q), 6-2, 6-1
Friday’s Final Doubles Result
Devin Britton, U.S.-Reid Carleton, U.S. (1), def. Jeff Dadamo, U.S.-Kyle McMorrow, U.S. (2), 4-6, 7-5, 10-6
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Party Rock Open Player Field Announced

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 15, 2012) – A strong contingent of young American players heads up a talented international field set to play in the inaugural Party Rock Open being hosted by Redfoo from the hit music group LMFAO Sept. 23-30 at Darling Tennis Center.
 
Fresh off the US Open where he was a guest in Victoria Azarenka’s box for the ladies’ final, Redfoo and the Party Rock Open will welcome a slew of rising American talent, including teenager Lauren Davis, NCAA Champion Nicole Gibbs, and Pan-Am Games Gold Medalist Irina Falconi.
 
The women’s USTA Pro Circuit tournament will kick off with singles qualifying on Sunday, Sept. 23, where Redfoo plans to participate in free kids’ tennis clinics as part Cox Kids’ Day from noon to 3 p.m.
 
Romania’s Edina Gallovits-Hall is the highest ranked played and will likely be top-seeded coming in at No. 114 in the world. She is followed by Portugal’s Michelle Larcher De Brito (No. 120 in the world) and Davis who is currently No. 129. Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova (No. 130), Falconi (No. 147), and fellow American Alison Riske (No. 150) will all be seeded. Gallovits-Hall and Rodionova both reached the second round of the U.S. Open.
 
Former USC All-American Maria Sanchez, who has climbed over 500 spots in the world rankings (from 687 to 186) in her rookie season on tour in 2012, will also be featured.
 
Another notable entry in the main draw is Elena Bovina from Russia. The former WTA World No. 14 ranked player was also a 2002 US Open quarterfinalist
 
Gibbs, who captured the NCAA women’s singles title in June, is joined by her Stanford teammate, Mallory Burdette.  Burdette reached the third round of this year’s U.S. Open as a wild card. 
 
“We are excited about this year’s player field,” tournament co-director Jordan Butler said. “There are a number of up-and-coming players who are going to have bright careers, and many who have already been ranked inside the top 100, so it should be interesting.  The field is wide open and it’s a big opportunity for someone to break through.”
 
Now in its fourth year, the tournament has acted as a stepping stone for some of the top talent in women’s professional tennis.  Several players who have competed in Las Vegas since the event was founded in 2009 now find themselves amongst the world’s best, such as current Top 25 player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko, the 2010 champion. 
 
The tournament’s official website is www.partyrockopen.com. To learn more about Redfoo and Party Rock Clothing, go to www.partyrockclothing.com.
 
The Party Rock Open is presented by Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, Las Vegas’ premier orthopedics group.
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Nguyen Posts Big Victory Over Former Junior and College Rival Thacher

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 12, 2012) – From the juniors to college and now to the pros, former USC star and four-time NCAA team champion Daniel Nguyen still calls four-year Stanford standout Ryan Thacher a rival.
The two first-year professionals – who each won four qualifying matches Friday through Monday – both enjoyed a day off of singles on Tuesday but drew each other in a first-round match on Wednesday at the 17th annual Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pro Classic, a $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s event being played this week at the Claremont Club.
Surviving an early break in the first set, Nguyen came back to post a solid 6-4, 6-1 win over Thacher. It was a revenge win for Nguyen, who lost a tough first-round three-setter to Thacher after both qualified at the Godfrey, Ill., Futures tournament in late July.
“I could never beat him in the juniors but I think I got him twice in college,” Nguyen said of his fellow Southern Californian Thacher. “I was just able to stay mentally composed today. I got down an early break but I kept telling myself to keep playing aggressive and to dictate the points.”
This is only Nguyen’s fourth professional tournament since helping guide the Trojans to a fourth NCAA team title back in May. “I took a month off after the NCAAs, didn’t pick up a racket for four weeks,” Nguyen said. “I traveled to Asia with a friend and kind of just got away. That’s when it started to sink it what we had accomplished during my four years at SC.”
Nguyen, who advanced to the semifinals at the Decatur Futures event two years ago, is well aware that the Claremont event has been won the past two years by former Trojans Gary Sacks (2010) and Steve Johnson (2011). “I guess I have to keep the USC tradition going,” he said.
Another pair of junior rivals also met up in the first round as former Hawaii juniors Dennis Lajola and Thomas Shubert squared off with the No. 3-seeded Lajola taking out the qualifier Shubert in a competitive match, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
“We hadn’t played since the 12s in Hawaii and now we’re both pros,” Shubert, who played his college tennis at BYU, said after the match.
In all, there were eight players with Pac-12 ties who competed in the 10 singles matches on Wednesday, including former USC standout Prakash Amritraj, who beat former Illinois player Dennis Nevolo, 6-3, 6-4, while his father Vijay looked on.
In an all-UCLA match between two qualifiers, Mohamed Abid edged Marcos Giron, 7-6 (5), 7-5, to advance.
For more information, check on the web at:www.procircuit.usta.com, www.claremontclub.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Claremont-Club/236147226396
Wednesday’s First-Round Singles Results
WC: Wild card; Q: Qualifier
Dennis Lajola, U.S. (4), def. Thomas Shubert, U.S. (q), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Daniel Nguyen, U.S. (q), def. Ryan Thacher, U.S. (q), 6-4, 6-1
Mohamed Abid, Tunisia (q), def. Marcos Giron, U.S. (q), 7-6 (5), 7-5
Prakash Amritraj, India, def. Dennis Nevolo, U.S., 6-3, 6-4
Jeff Dadamo, U.S. (5), def. Alex Llompart, Puerto Rico, 6-3, 6-3
Ryan Rowe, U.S., def. T.J. Pura, U.S. (q), 7-6 (5), 6-3
Dennis Novikov, U.S. (wc), def. Marton Bots, Hungary (q), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Daniel Kosakowski, U.S. (2), def. Collin Altamirano, U.S. (q), 6-2, 6-2
Finn Tearney, New Zealand (wc), def. Alexander Sarkissian, U.S. (wc), 1-6, 7-6 (3), 4-1, ret.
Alex Bogdanovic, Great Britain (1), def. Arthur Karagezian, U.S., 6-2, 6-1
Wednesday’s Second-Round Doubles Results
Daniel Nguyen, U.S.-Ryan Rowe, U.S. (3), def. Mohamed Abid, Tunisia-Dennis Novikov, U.S., 7-6 (6), 6-2
Devin Britton, U.S.-Reid Carleton, U.S. (1), def. Dennis Lajola, U.S.-Leo Rosenberg, U.S., 7-5, 6-2
Jeff Dadamo, U.S.-Kyle McMorrow, U.S. (2), def. Jason Jung, U.S.-Mark Verryth, Australia, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 10-8
Nicholas John Andrews, U.S.-Dennis Nevolo, U.S., def. Denny Fafek, U.S.-Xavier Smith, U.S. (4), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
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