Fernanda Contreras Wins Women’s All-American; Blumberg vs. Redlicki To Meet In Men’s Final

Vanderbilt junior Fernanda Contreras captured the Riviera/ITA All-American Singles Championship on Sunday afternoon with a straight set win over fellow qualifier Florida Atlantic sophomore Aliona Bolsova. Contreras, who had to win three matches in the qualifying draw just to make the main draw, broke Bolsova to go ahead 3-2 in the first set and then she added another break to take the set 6-3. In the second set Contreras broke midway through the set and then served it out to win 6-3, 6-3. Vanderbilt’s recap has a brief video interview with Contreras and the ITA did a great job on its post-match video recap which is just below. Qualify for the...

Torpegaard, Blumberg, Redlicki, & Laurent Win Twice In Tulsa; Bolsova & Contreras To Meet In Women’s Final;

Saturday was doubleheader day in Tulsa with the round of 16 and quarterfinals trimming the number of competitors from 16 down to 4. Ohio State senior Mikael Torpegaard trailed his round of 16 opponent Texas junior Harrison Scott 5-3 but rallied to win 10 of the next 13 games to advance with a 7-5, 6-3 win. Torpegaard booked his spot in the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ole Miss junior Gustav Hannson which will set up a Sunday showdown against last year’s NCAA runner-up William Blumberg. Blumberg snapped Oklahoma junior Ferran Calvo’s 17-match winning streak with a 6-4, 7-5 win in the round of 16 then a few hours later he defeated NC...

Unlikely Women’s Semifinals in California; Mostly Chalk in Tulsa Except for Mena’s Stunner Over Borges

Friday turned out to be a chaotic day at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-Americans with two qualifiers, a lucky loser, and the No. 2 seed advancing to the semifinals. The day started off with three of the four remaining seeded players losing in the round of 16 with the biggest upset, by seed and UTR, occurring when Vanderbilt sophomore Christina Rosca defeated the top seed and last year’s runner-up UCLA sophomore Ena Shibahara. The upsets continued with Rosca’s teammate junior Fernanda Contreras defeating the No. 4 seed Cal senior Karla Popovic in straight sets and St. John’s sophomore Jessica Livianu defeating the No. 7 seed Miami...

Seeds Roll Through the First Round in Tulsa; Ferran Calvo Keeps On Winning; Doubles Seed Tumble; Lot of Competitive Matches in California

After a week of qualifying we finally had main draw All-American action today in Tulsa and Pacific Palisades. Men’s seeds had a great day going 13-3 with Kentucky’s William Bushamuka the only top eight seed to fall after he retired in the second set of his match against Notre Dame’s Alex Lebedev. The No. 5 seed Florida’s Alfredo Perez was just two points away from a straight set loss to Ohio State’s Kyle Seelig but Perez turned a 6-7, *5-6 (15/30) deficit into a 6-7(4), 7-6(2), 6-3 win. Seelig also served for the match at 7-6, 5-3 but never had a match point. The first 10 matches of the day were played indoors due to rain but...

Women’s Qualies Wrap Up; Main Draws Released

The final round of qualifying at the women’s All-Americans in California wrapped up on Wednesday with five of eight matches finishing in straight sets. Florida’s Brooke Austin and Florida Atlantic’s Aliona Bolsova both came back from a set down to advance while North Carolina’s Jessie Aney won her match 6-2 in the third. FIU’s Andrea Lazaro lost in straight sets to Kansas’s Anastasia Rychagova but since she was the highest seed to make it to the final round of qualies she got the lucky loser spot that opened up when Pepperdine’s Ashley Lahey withdrew. I have the singles main draws listed down below with UTRs...