TOP MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SEEDS EASILY ADVANCE
AT USTA NATIONAL 40 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
All Tournament Matches on Court 1 to be Live-Streamed
LA JOLLA, Calif. – (November 27, 2018) – Top seeded Hiromi Sasano of San Diego easily advanced to the women’s quarterfinals of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships with a 6-1, 6-0 second-round victory over Cindi Juncal of San Clemente, Calif., in 38 minutes.
Sasano, the two-time defending singles champion, is scheduled to play seventh-seeded Quynh Le of Irvine, Calif., Wednesday at 10 a.m. Second-seeded Amanda Parson Siegel of Henderson, Nev., also advanced to Wednesday’s quarterfinals as she eliminated San Diego’s Mariko Atoji 6-1, 6-1. She will face eighth-seeded Amy Jamieson of Prior Lake, Minn., at 11:15 a.m.
Coming into this year’s tournament at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Sasano is attempting to win her third straight singles title, but admits her preparation has been limited as her priorities have changed since the birth of her daughter seven and half months ago.
“This year is a little different. It’s been very busy. It’s not so much about the tennis, but more about the baby,” said Sasano. “I’m always happy to be back here. The club is nice and I feel very comfortable. I still enjoy it.”
In the men’s singles division, No. 1 seeded Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif., dispatched unseeded Trent Aaron of San Diego 6-2, 6-1 in 57 minutes to move into Wednesday’s third round, where he will meet 13th-seeded Andrew Cheney of Phoenix at 11:15 a.m.
Second-seeded Stuart Duncan of Laguna Beach, Calif., advanced to the third round with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over unseeded Rob Horsch of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Duncan, a singles semifinalist in 2016, will take on another Laguna Niguel resident, 14th-seeded Pavel Levitanus at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Two former tournament champions who won multiple singles titles also reached the third round. Third-seeded Tony Bujan of Santa Ana, Calif., and fourth-seeded Oren Motevassel of Beverly Hills, Calif., both advanced with straight-set wins.
For updated tournament draws in each division, please click here.
The starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows:
8 a.m. – Wednesday, November 28 through Saturday, December 1
9 a.m. – Sunday, December 2
All tournament matches on Court No. 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will be streamed live. To access live streaming, please go to: https://www.ipcamlive.com/ljbtc
Also on the agenda during the seven-day event is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Friday, November 30, with matches concluding Sunday, December 2.
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 competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators with free admission to watch matches during the tournament. Onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.
On Friday, November 30, 2018, during the December Hard Court Tournament, LJBTC will be honored by The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) as a Founding Club in their new Club Affiliate Program. As one of thirteen founding members, LJBTC will be recognized as a Club that has played a significant role in tennis and shares a passion for the sport’s great history, the champions who shaped it, and its longevity. The event will recognize the newfound partnership, raise awareness for the ITHF among the Club and Tournament community, and build on relationships with tennis enthusiasts through ITHF initiatives.
Fans can tune-in to RadioTennis.com on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at 9 a.m. to listen to live audio play-by-play of the day’s matches on Court No. 1. The audio broadcast will include coverage of the women’s singles final at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and the men’s singles final on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide live web cast commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.
RadioTennis.com will also broadcast live from the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club during a player reception on Friday, November 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. when the LJB&TC will be honored by the ITHF as a founding member of the Club Affiliate Program. (All times are PST)
Game Smart Tennis is the official videographer of the tournament. All tournament matches are being recorded and available for purchase.
Game Smart Tennis offers the following services: MATCH VIDEO: Recording of the entire match. CONDENSED VIDEO: An average a two-hour match is compressed to 20 minutes of video. INTERACTIVE ANALYTICS: Get match statistics and use them to watch points of interest. Features include sharing, creating playlist and writing comments. A Mobile App is available.
For additional information, prices and samples of video/analytics, visit www.matchbox.tennis.
Designated one of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942, when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship. The Club will be hosting the 130th edition of this popular tournament February 28 – March 3, 2019, as well as both the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups and the 46th Annual Men’s Senior Championships May 13-19, 2019.
About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and The Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information, visit www.LJBTC.com.
###USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif.
Jeff Greenwald (1), San Anselmo, Calif., def. Trent Aaron, San Diego, 6-2, 6-1
Andrew Cheney (13), Phoenix, def. Leonardo Goldstein, San Diego, 6-0, 6-1
Ryan Pang (7), Mercer Island, Wash., def. JR Chidley, Riverside, Calif., 6-4, 6-4
Shibu Lal (11), Larkspur, Calif., def. Fabio Machado, Los Angeles, 6-7, (12), 6-1, 7-5
Tony Bujan (3), Santa Ana, Calif., def. Joshua Habig, San Diego, 6-2, 6-1
Omar Morgades (15), Los Angeles, def. Andrew Foster, Carlsbad, 6-1, 6-0
Michael Halperin (6), Boca Raton, Fla., def. Patrick Rost, San Diego, 6-1, 6-0
William Casas (9), Ladera Ranch, Calif., def. Eddie Fensler, Santa Ana, Calif., 6-3, 6-0
Brett Masi (10), Lubbock, Texas, def. Patrick Crow, Lake Forest, Calif., 6-2, 6-1
Dana Gill (8), San Jose, Calif., def. Diego Arriola Jimenez (Mexico City) 6-1, 6-2
Trent Miller (12), San Diego, def. Timothy Burke, Saint Bonifacius, Minn., 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-1
Oren Motevassel (4), Beverly Hills, Calif., def. Brian Matek, Placentia, Calif., 6-3, 6-1
Kerry Safdie (16), San Diego, def. Jawad Bisharat, La Jolla, 6-0, 6-1
Pavel Levitanus (14), Laguna Niguel, Calif., def. Sergio Rico, La Jolla, 6-2, 7-5
Stuart Duncan (2), Laguna Beach, Calif., def. Rob Horsch, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 6-1, 6-1
Hiromi Sasano (1), San Diego, def. Cindi Juncal, San Clemente, Calif., 6-1, 6-0
Quynh Le (7), Irvine, Calif., def. Dianne Lee, Austin, Texas, 6-4, 6-1
Dominika Olszewska (3), Corona, Calif., def. Leora Grimshaw, Novato, Calif., 6-0, 6-0
Stepanka Hastings, Lakeside, def. Millie Yablonicky (5), Encinitas, 6-1, 2-1 Ret. (ill)
Fanny Gamble (6), San Rafael, Calif., def. Jenny McGowan, La Jolla, 6-1, 6-0
Lizl Kotz (4), Mount Pleasant, S.C., def. Hillary Park, La Mesa, 6-0, 6-0
Amy Jamieson (8), Prior Lake, Minn., def. Maria Nunez, San Diego, 6-1, 6-0
Amanda Parson Siegel (2), Henderson, Nev., def. Mariko Atoji, San Diego, 6-1, 6-1
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