Rice Shines at LSU Fall Classic, North Texas Dominates in San Diego, Oregon Men & Women Perform Well

The fall season came to a close on Sunday with Baylor, Oregon, North Texas, and Rice getting the strongest all-around performances from several of its players. See who won titles and see who came up short.   Jack Kramer Invitational – Baylor senior Max Tchoutakian only dropped one set in route to claiming the singles titleSingles Finals(1) Maxime Tchoutakian (Baylor) def. (6) Bjoern Petersen (Baylor) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles FinalSimon Freund/Nicolas Moreno de Alboaran (UCSB) def. Maxime Tchoutakian/Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) 6-4, 7-6 A successful weekend for the Bears ends with Max Tchoutakian claiming the singles title...

NC State Rolling in Vegas, Oregon Strong in Spokane, All-Baylor Final at the Jack Kramer

Saturday was semifinal day at all the fall tournaments – take a look down below to see who is playing in Sunday’s finals. Jack Kramer Invitational Semifinals:(1) Maxime Tchoutakian (Baylor) def. Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) 6-3, 6-4(6) Bjoern Petersen (Baylor) def. (5) William Little (Baylor) 6-1, 6-1 Finals(1) Maxime Tchoutakian (Baylor) vs. (6) Bjoern Petersen (Baylor) Doubles FinalSimon Freund/Nicolas Moreno de Alboaran (UCSB) def. Maxime Tchoutakian/Constantin Frantzen (Baylor) 6-4, 7-6  Wake Forest Fall Invite A1 SemifinalsBennett Crane (Indiana) def. Shamel Chaudhry (Davidson) 6-1,...

Fall Tournament Recap

Most people’s attention this past weekend, including mine, was focused on the National Indoor Intercollegiates but there were several other fall tournaments that took place as many schools closed out their fall schedules.Georgia sophomore Emil Reinberg, who is a name to keep an eye on this year, was named the singles champion at the Bulldog Scramble in Athens after going 4-0 with wins over Princeton’s Alex Day, Wake’s Dennis Uspensky, Georgia Tech’s Carlos Benito, and Miami’s Christian Langmo.Other notable performancesSouth Carolina freshman Scotty Cameron went 4-0 with wins over Princeton’s Tom Colautti, Miami’s Nile...

What’s Coming Up – All-Americans & More

The first major of the year gets started on Saturday with the Saint Francis Health System Men’s All-American Championships taking place in Tulsa while the Riviera Women’s All-American Championships gets going in Pacific Palisades. The Men’s All-Americans will have an open pre-qualifying draw that runs Saturday and Sunday with 16 advancing to the qualifying draw (draw out on Friday). The 128 player qualifying draw takes place on Monday and Tuesday with 16 advancing to the 64 player main draw.  The guys take Wednesday off and then the main draw runs from Thursday through Monday. For information about the selection criteria, schedule,...

Torpegaard Into the Finals in Cbus & Plenty of Fall Tournament Results

Ohio State junior Mikael Torpegaard got a wild card into the $50K Columbus (OH) Challenger, which is played at the Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center, and he has thanked the tournament organizers with his stellar performance on the court this week. Torpegaard had never played a Challenger-level event prior to this week but a 7-5, 7-6(5) win over former Tennessee Volunteer and ATP #263 Tennys Sandgren has him in the finals where he’ll meet former Baylor Bear and 2004 NCAA Singles Champion ATP #97 Benjamin Becker. Torpegaard, who entered the tournament with an ATP ranking of 642, has won 13 of his last 14 pro matches and with a win tomorrow he’d see...