No major news outlet reporting on this? Thought they would feast on it..don't they love scandals?
TENNIS: Campbell Hall graduate Sabrina Santamaria, USC teammate Kaitlyn Christian snubbed from U.S. Open wild-card berth
Posted on August 24, 2013 by Erik Boal
"Despite winning USC’s first NCAA women’s doubles title May 27, when the wild cards were released for the U.S. Open women’s tennis doubles draw, Campbell Hall graduate Sabrina Santamaria (above left) and former Orange Lutheran standout Kaitlyn Christian were not among them.
Santamaria and Christian were never informed by USTA officials they needed to apply for a wild card — and therefore didn’t — and the absence of their application wasn’t noticed by anyone involved with USTA Player Development during the selection process.
“Really at a loss for words right now,” Santamaria posted Saturday on Twitter.
“Watching (your) dream get crushed right before your eyes … and there is nothing (you) can do about it.”
Santamaria and Christian — who now sit third on the waiting list to earn a berth in the main draw — reached the quarterfinals July 13 of the World University Games in Kazan, losing 6-4, 6-3 to Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the tournament’s gold medalists. Vesnina is ranked No. 4 in the world and Pavlyuchenkova is 29th in doubles.
As a consolation, the USTA is attempting to give Santamaria and Christian wild-card entries into the mixed doubles draw. The U.S. Open starts Monday in New York."