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...

Long Upset-Filled Day in Tulsa Ends With 16 Qualifiers; Women’s Qualifying Gets Started in California

Tuesday was an extremely long day in Tulsa with singles play beginning at 8 a.m. central and finally finishing up at 9:18 p.m after Oklahoma’s Ferran Calvo closed out Texas’s Leo Telles in a third set tiebreak. The opening three plus hours of action was played outside in overcast and windy conditions but then the rain came in and moved everything inside for the rest of the day. The aforementioned Calvo was the only pre-qualifier to advance to the main draw after he ran his fall record to 15-0 with a straight set win over Arizona State’s Benjamin Hannestad and a lengthy three set win over Telles. In that final match against Telles, Calvo came...

Opening Day of Pre-Qualifying – Several Seeds Bow Out in California & Tulsa

The opening day of the pre-qualifying draw in Pacific Palisades saw 9 of the 16 women’s seeds fall in the opening rounds which included all but 1 of the top 8 seeds. Virginia Tech’s Elena Cerezo-Codina knocked out the top seed Oklahoma State’s Sofia Blanco 7-6, 6-4 while Texas Tech’s Sabrina Federici (Texas Tech) ousted the second seed UNLV’s Aiwen Zhu 6-4, 6-2. The final round of the pre-qualifying draw will be played on Sunday and out of the seven remaining seeded players all but one (Miki Kobayashi) are freshmen. The 256-player men’s pre-qualifying draw saw 12 of 21 seeded players make it through the first...