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polly
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:47 PM
best of luck to mariyana levova and jennifer claffey next week when they will be playing in a grade 4 junior tournament in sweden, its starting on the 8th of january 2006.

Irish no 3 rachael dillon is currently injured at the moment with an injured wrist, rachael is studying for her A levels in january. as far as i know she will be back playing fulltime about the the middle of january, so keep our fingers crossed!

best of luck also to some of our most promising juniors in ireland in 2007 who are training fulltime at the newly built national training centre at dublin city university, they are amy bowtell born in sept 1993, she currently has an european junior under 14 ranking of about 87 or 88, we also have lynsey mccullough born in march 1991, she has a european under 16 ranking, i cant remeber what her ranking is, nicola drummy and rachael daly are both at under 10 level, mariyana levova born in march 1990.

Best of luck to them all!:) :) :) :) :) :)

polly
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:34 PM
best of luck to the irish trio of kelly liggan, emma murphy and rachael dillon in waikoloa, hawaii:)

polly
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:27 PM
best of luck to kelly liggan, emma murphy and rachael dillon in california! OLE, OLE, OLE!

polly
Jan 28th, 2007, 11:53 PM
Best of luck to Amy Bowtell who is playing this week in an under 14 girls tournie in tarbes. Amy is playing Patricia Martins of Portugal in the first round.

polly
Jan 29th, 2007, 08:55 PM
well done to amy bowtell who beat patricia martins from portugal 6/3 7/6(3)
Keep it up!:bounce:

polly
Feb 2nd, 2007, 12:05 PM
hard luck to amy bowtell who lost in tarbes to kristina mladenovic of france 6/3 6/2:sad:

polly
Feb 20th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Best of luck to Amy Bowtell as she is the no.2 seed in an under 14 girls event in Sweden this week. Also best of luck to Jenny Claffey who is playing in a grade 4 event in holland this week.

polly
Feb 20th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Congratulations to 11 year old Irish girl Nicola Drummy who won the girls under 12's consolation event last weekend in the Scottish indoors:bounce: . Nicola was also runner up with another Irish girl Rachael Daly in the under 12's doubles.

polly
Feb 25th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Best of luck to Jenny Claffey who is playing in an under 18 event in Lithuania this week, also best wishes to Mariyana Levova who is also playing in an under 18 event in Norway this week where she is seeded no.3.

polly
Mar 6th, 2007, 10:49 PM
congrats to rachael dillon on qualifying for jersey this week and she plays against the no.6 seed from serbia

polly
Mar 12th, 2007, 09:55 PM
best of luck to 13 year old amy bowtell who is playing this week in an itf under 18 event in algeria

Makkabi
Mar 15th, 2007, 05:17 AM
Goodluck to Irish players!

claffmeister
Mar 15th, 2007, 09:00 PM
thanks for all ur updates on the website,your prob one of the only ones who cares about the juniors..of those not involved with the tennis!....how do u know so much??

polly
Mar 15th, 2007, 10:24 PM
i do alot of research on the itf websites and they give you entry lists, thats where would tell you who is playing, i also go to www.tenniseurope.org and click on the junior tennis on top of the page and click on calender for whichever age group you are looking for, most of the time they would give you the tournament websites and work from there. another useful website would be www.tennisireland.ie

polly
Mar 15th, 2007, 10:32 PM
Next week best of luck to Rachael Dillon playing in the qualifing rounds of a $10,000 event in Ranaana, Israel. Over the easter period best wishes to 13 year olds Amy Bowtell and Elizabeth Murphy who are playing in under 14 european events in Portugal and Italy, also best of luck to Emily Madill and Tanya Murtagh who are playing in an under 18 grade 5 itf tournie in England

polly
Mar 15th, 2007, 10:39 PM
here is a very intersting article on irish juniors www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/local-heroes/article2336377.ece

i hope it works

claffmeister
Mar 16th, 2007, 11:50 PM
well thanks for wishin me luck up there a while ago,though im injured at de mo!shud be away playin tournies!do u ever go to the tournaments to watch?in ireland tht is?

polly
Mar 17th, 2007, 11:43 PM
sorry to hear that you are injured:sad: , when are hoping to play next? I am hoping to go to a wta tournie this year it will probably either madrid or zurich, have you ever been to any wta events and if so which ones would you recommend

suffer well
Mar 18th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Irish tennis....:lol:

SeanyQ
Mar 19th, 2007, 02:42 AM
well thanks for wishin me luck up there a while ago,though im injured at de mo!shud be away playin tournies!do u ever go to the tournaments to watch?in ireland tht is?

Who's this?!

claffmeister
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:48 PM
thats me!lol!a while ago i searched my name in google and this website came up so i jus registered..fairly random...nd polly-i got ur message on bebo,no im playin mainly itfs dis yr..cos nxt yr is a big yr 4 me,wer do u play golf?my bro is a great golfer

Ballbasher
Mar 19th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Who are you?

polly
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:13 PM
thats me!lol!a while ago i searched my name in google and this website came up so i jus registered..fairly random...nd polly-i got ur message on bebo,no im playin mainly itfs dis yr..cos nxt yr is a big yr 4 me,wer do u play golf?my bro is a great golfer

Yeah i am playing golf for about 4 years now and i am down to 14 already, i am only living across the road from the golf club:lol: , what is your brother playing off?

SeanyQ
Mar 20th, 2007, 02:09 PM
thats me!lol!a while ago i searched my name in google and this website came up so i jus registered..fairly random...nd polly-i got ur message on bebo,no im playin mainly itfs dis yr..cos nxt yr is a big yr 4 me,wer do u play golf?my bro is a great golfer

Who are you though? We're not psychic! :lol:

claffmeister
Mar 24th, 2007, 07:24 PM
my name is jenny,nd im a top irish tennis player!i only joined cos i saw some stuff about me!lol!

Tennis-Chick
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:49 PM
my name is jenny,nd im a top irish tennis player!i only joined cos i saw some stuff about me!lol!

Jenny Claffey?? That's cool to have a Irish player on here! lol

polly
Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:44 PM
best of luck to mariyana levova and niamh coveney who are laying this week in a grade 5 under 18 ITF event in Spain this week

Viktymise
Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:53 PM
The templeogue junior open is on next week maybe some new talent can be seen from there ;)

Viktymise
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Here are the link to the boys and girls U18 and U16 draws incase anyone want :)

Boys U18 http://www.templeoguetennis.com/07/junior/event10.htm
Girls U18 http://www.templeoguetennis.com/07/junior/event9.htm
Boys U16 http://www.templeoguetennis.com/07/junior/event8.htm
Girls U16 http://www.templeoguetennis.com/07/junior/event7.htm

Tell us who you think is gonna win each event :wavey:

claffmeister
Apr 8th, 2007, 08:14 PM
i reckon boys u18..will be a tough 1-maye ciaran fitgerald..girls u18..also tiugh 1 maybe bowtell..michelle dunne?or lynsey?!u16?conor stephens!!and girls u16 SUSAN mccrann!i hope de 16s is right cos i train with them!!woo!and im not payin cos im injured..savage tournament!

Viktymise
Apr 10th, 2007, 12:00 AM
i reckon boys u18..will be a tough 1-maye ciaran fitgerald..girls u18..also tiugh 1 maybe bowtell..michelle dunne?or lynsey?!u16?conor stephens!!and girls u16 SUSAN mccrann!i hope de 16s is right cos i train with them!!woo!and im not payin cos im injured..savage tournament!

Any of the boys 1st round match in the U18 that look good to you, anyone in the U18's who could be a bit of a suprise card do you think :)

polly
Apr 23rd, 2007, 09:02 PM
best of luck to the irish federation cup team who are playing this week in mauritius. the team are kelly liggan, emma murphy, yvonne doyle and rachael dillon. the irish team have already won their first tie against montenegro 2 - 1. best of luck to them for tomorrow against malta.

polly
Jun 18th, 2007, 01:16 PM
Best of luck to 13 year old Amy Bowtell who is making her under ITF debut in Denmark this week - a star of the future. Also best wishes to Maria Morrissey who is also playing in Denmark. Watch out - The Irish have arrived!

polly
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:42 PM
A star is born, Congratulations to Amy Bowtell who has just won her first ITF under 18 title in Denmark this week at just 13 years of age:eek: Amy certainly has a very bright future ahead of her,keep it up:yeah:

polly
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:53 PM
Best of luck to Amy Bowtell, Lynsey McCullough, Emily Madill, Maria Morrissey, Elizabeth Murphy, and Susan McRann who are all playing in Denmark for the next 2 weeks. Hope all these girls will do our country proud:yeah:

Tennis-Chick
Jul 15th, 2007, 12:29 PM
This thread hasn't been active in awhile.
Well Amy Bowtell played a G5 event in Scotland this week, she qualified and got to the 2nd round. She beat the no.2 seed in the first round. :) Also McCullough played to and lost in the 2nd round of qualifying.
Lawlor played a G4 event, she won her first round match, but lost in the 2nd round. Levova had a bye in the first round, and lost in the 2nd.

Tennis-Chick
Nov 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM
Andorra, Grade 5

1st Round
Bistra OTASHLIYSKA (BUL) (1) defeated Sonia DAGGOU (TUN) 7-5 7-6(7)
Kristina HUBA (SUI) defeated Patricia VILAS-IBANEZ (ESP) 6-1 6-2
Claire VALENTIN (FRA) defeated Andrea GAMIZ (VEN) (4) 6-0 6-1
Ekaterina NIKITINA (RUS) defeated Lara ARRUABARRENA-VECINO (ESP) 6-4 6-2
Kristina KOROCHINSKAYA (RUS) defeated Dejana RAICKOVIC (GER) 1-6 7-6(2) 7-6(5)
Amy BOWTELL (IRL) defeated Mariana LEVOVA (BUL) (3) 6-3 7-5
Candelaria SEDANO-ACOSTA (ARG) defeated Chrissie HOOLAHAN (GBR) 6-1 6-2
Paola GARRIDO-RODRIGUEZ (ESP) defeated Nour ABBES (TUN) (2) 7-5 4-6 6-3



Quarters
Bistra OTASHLIYSKA (BUL) (1) defeated Kristina HUBA (SUI) 2-6 6-4 6-3
Ekaterina NIKITINA (RUS) defeated Claire VALENTIN (FRA) 2-6 6-4 6-3
Amy BOWTELL (IRL) defeated Kristina KOROCHINSKAYA (RUS) 6-3 7-5
Paola GARRIDO-RODRIGUEZ (ESP) defeated Candelaria SEDANO-ACOSTA (ARG) 6-3 7-6(6)

Doubles Quarterfinal
ABBES (TUN) / DAGGOU (TUN) (1) defeated JUNCOSA (AND) / VALENTIN (FRA) 6-1 6-2
KOROCHINSKAYA (RUS) / OTASHLIYSKA (BUL) Vs ARRUABARRENA-VECINO (ESP) / GARRIDO-RODRIGUEZ (ESP)
NIKITINA (RUS) / RAICKOVIC (GER) defeated BARCALA-LOPEZ (ESP) / VILAS-IBANEZ (ESP) 6-3 6-3
BOWTELL (IRL) / LEVOVA (BUL) (2) defeated MYHRE (DEN) / SEDANO-ACOSTA (ARG) 7-6(4) 6-3

Tennis-Chick
Nov 4th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Andorra Grade 5

Semifinal
Ekaterina NIKITINA (RUS) def Bistra OTASHLIYSKA (BUL) (1)
Amy BOWTELL (IRL) def Paola GARRIDO-RODRIGUEZ (ESP)

Final
Ekaterina NIKITINA (RUS) (Q) def. Amy BOWTELL (IRL) 6-4 6-2

Doubles Semifinal
KOROCHINSKAYA (RUS) / OTASHLIYSKA (BUL) defeated ABBES (TUN) / DAGGOU (TUN) (1) 6-2 3-6 6-1
BOWTELL (IRL) / LEVOVA (BUL) (2) defeated NIKITINA (RUS) / RAICKOVIC (GER) 6-4 6-2

Doubles Final
Final

BOWTELL (IRL) / LEVOVA (BUL) (2) defeated KOROCHINSKAYA (RUS) / OTASHLIYSKA (BUL) 6-3 6-3

polly
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:01 PM
hard luck amy:sad: , but it has being a fantastic week. i wonder what knd of potential does amy have

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 4th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Good too see some youngsters doing well for Ireland :)

Legolas_111
Nov 8th, 2007, 06:14 PM
What about Emma Murphy???

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 27th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Amy Bowtell plays in Gothernburg Open, Under 16's

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=12045114

nouf
Nov 28th, 2007, 10:15 AM
ireland will play the master U (university tournament) in france start the 6th december i will be there for photos i will post the irish players

polly
Nov 30th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Best of luck to Amy Bowtell who is in the final in the ETA under 16's in sweden, really hope she wins, its about time we've had someone decent

polly
Nov 30th, 2007, 06:03 PM
ireland will play the master U (university tournament) in france start the 6th december i will be there for photos i will post the irish players

It would be great thanks;) is it the european university games?

polly
Dec 1st, 2007, 06:32 PM
Amy Bowtell:bounce: owtell wins her first ETA under 16 title in Sweden. A star is born.

polly
Dec 2nd, 2007, 01:16 PM
Best of luck to Amy Bowtell, Mariyana Levova and Lynsey McCullough in the ITF under 18's grade 5 event in Belarus this week.

polly
Dec 2nd, 2007, 07:37 PM
Here is an article from an Irish newspaper - Sunday Independent - 02/12/07.

Bowtell takes U16 title

Greystones player Amy Bowtell truck a major blow for Irish underage tennis when she captured the girls' singles U-16 title in the European Tennis Association event in Gothenburg yesterday, defeating Poland's Katarzyna Kaleta 6-3 5-7 7-6(7/4) in the final.

The victory of no.6 seed Bowtell, 137 in the European u-16 rankings, was additionally creditable as Kaleta was the top seed and is placed as high as 17 in the European U-16's. Three weeks ago, Bwtell finished runner up in an ITF under 18 event in Andorra, and next week she chases additional ITF U-18 ranking points in a tournament in Belarus.

Tennis-Chick
Dec 13th, 2007, 08:37 PM
ireland will play the master U (university tournament) in france start the 6th december i will be there for photos i will post the irish players

Thanks for the info ;)

Tennis-Chick
Dec 13th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Indenpendent - 12th December

HOT on the heels of the shock change of dates for the Fed Cup comes news of a major blow to Ireland's prospects in next year's competition.


Ireland team boss Garry Cahill has just discovered that he will be unable to call on Bulgarian-born Mariyana Levova for the seven-country event in Tallin, Estonia on the week commencing January 28.

Cahill had expected that Navan-based Levova would be cleared by the ITF to line out for Ireland. But his hopes were dashed on learning last weekend that the player's naturalisation process has not yet been formalised by the Irish authorities.

"Mariyana has been living with her parents in Ireland for four to five years now, and we didn't envisage that there would be any problems with her playing in the Fed Cup," explained Cahill.

"But apparently the immigration authorities in this country have not completed their work in Mariyana's case. And until that happens, the ITF cannot give clearance for her to play for Ireland in the Fed Cup.

"It's a major disappointment for us, as we feel that Mariyana would have had a lot to offer to the team," he added.

Promise

Since coming to live in Ireland, Levova has underlined her rich promise by winning the National U-18 title three times.

To add to Cahill's problems, Emma Murphy is currently sidelined with injury.

The Ireland supremo is hoping that Dubliner Rachael Dillon, who commenced a four-year tennis scholarship at San Francisco's Berkeley University last August, will be available to play in her third Fed Cup campaign.

On the plus side, national No 1 Kelly Liggan, who missed out in 2005 and 2006 because of tournament commitments has confirmed that she will be available for the Tallin event.

MARK BOWTELL produced the best performance of the four-strong Irish team in the ITF U-18 event in Minsk, Belarus.

The Greystones lad reached the semi-finals of the boys' singles, and Limerick's Sam Barry made the second round.

But Mark's sister Amy and Mariyana Levova suffered first round defeats in the girls' singles.

polly
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:15 PM
The Irish Federation Cup team has been announced and they are Kelly Liggan, Yvonne Doyle, Anne Mall and Amy Bowtell. Its an incredible achievement for Amy Bowtell as she is only 14 years of age and she is the youngest ever to play for Ireland. I think Amy is definitely a champion in the making.

polly
Jan 18th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Here is a very interesting article about Amy Bowtell from the Irish Times. Just click on the link:

www.ireland.com/newspaper/sport/2008/0118/200596997862.html

Cat in the hat
Jan 19th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Polly i could read it because i havent subscribed to Irish times. What did it say?

KournikovaFan91
Jan 31st, 2008, 11:45 PM
Polly i could read it because i havent subscribed to Irish times. What did it say?

yeah same here i cant see it either

i hope she sticks at tennis and becomes a big irish player

it would really attract people to play tennis in ireland if one player made it big like look aty Russia where dozens of stars were born after Kournikova made it big

Tipp
Mar 25th, 2008, 04:49 AM
I agree, what we need is one breakout star to draw the media's attention to tennis and get more young kids interested, some of which will hopefully go on to be great players themselves, which gets even more media attention, and so on. But at the moment the opposite is happening - no big names in tennis, so nobody pays attention to the sport, so most kids have no interest and so Irish tennis stagnates even more, and on and on. We don't even need a top 10 tennis player or Grand Slam champ or anything like that, we just need someone to make any kind of waves on the senior international circuit.

Look at Denmark at the moment. They've never had a big player, but I'm sure Caroline Wozniacki's success is helping to boost interest in the sport, and she hasn't even gotten to any major finals yet. But when are we going to get our Wozniacki :sad:

KournikovaFan91
Sep 9th, 2008, 06:26 PM
yeah and Ireland is roughly the same size as Denmark population wise, also look at Stephanie Vogt like she comes from such a small country

I think Amy is going backwards now she still has a low rank, Sam Barry was doing well for a while on the Junior circut

wales1994
Oct 25th, 2008, 03:50 PM
any news??

KournikovaFan91
Oct 25th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Well Kelly Liggan is currently in Quebec Qualifying

Tennis-Chick
Oct 26th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Mariyana Levova has been playing a few 1ok & 25ks qualifying lately, qualifying for one 1ok. She got to the QF of the doubles competition at 25k Glasgow this week. Although she is still registered as Bulgarian :(

Rachael Dillon is playing college tennis in the US, where she has been doing quite well recently.

Kelly lost first round of qualifying in Québec.

So that's really it in womens tennis for Ireland atm. Bowtell, McCullough, Madill and other juniors aren't doing too well atm either, and last years promising junior Maria Morrissey is away to college.

Although there does seem some good younger players like Sinead Lohan. On the mens side there is also a good few players in Sorensen, Niland and McGee and some promising juniors like John Morrissey and Barry.

wales1994
Oct 26th, 2008, 05:21 PM
What Happened to Emma Murphy she was doin well last year :sad:

KournikovaFan91
Oct 26th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I wish the department of foreign affairs would hurry up and naturalise Levova

Also is the American college system that beneficial anymore, like what top players nowadays have come from that system.

We have quite good badminton players but no tennis players up to the same standard. We are like Denmark, kinda good at badminton and terrible at tennis but now they have Wozniacki so we just need a Wozniacki type player hopefully Levova.

Tennis-Chick
Oct 26th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Levova is on the entry list for the 1ok in Sunderland starting the 3rd Nov, also on the list is Amy Bowtell. Would be good to see Bowtell play here and see how she performes. It will be her first ITF Womens tournament.

Murphy hasn't played all year, I don't think she wants to continue playing ITF tournaments.

KournikovaFan91
Oct 26th, 2008, 11:20 PM
I was impressed that Levova took Bogdan to 3 sets in Sananski but in Glasgow she really shouldnt have lost to Haberkorn 1 and 0

I really hope she can be the Irish Wozniacki but it might be unlikely she didnt excel as a junior

Tennis-Chick
Oct 28th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Mariyana Levova, Amy Bowtell and Emily Madill are all on the entry list for $1ok Jersey starting the 10th Nov. They are all quite far down on the entry list so I doubt they will play esp. Madill and Bowtell.

Bowtell is also on the entry list for 2 $1ok's in Spain on the 3rd and 1oth Nov. I think she would be better going to Spain as she would have more of a chance making the qualie draw.

Kelly on the list for $5ok Auburn next week :cool:

KournikovaFan91
Oct 28th, 2008, 02:25 PM
well a cheap ryanair flight will get Amy to Spain so she should deffo go there if she might make qualifying

Tennis-Chick
Oct 28th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Grade 5, Andorra, Singles Draw, 1st Round

Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (3) Vs Ines LAGDIRI (FRA)

Grade 5, Andorra, Doubles Draw, Quarterfinal

BOWTELL (IRL) / DANIEL (JPN) Vs DE BERNARDI (FRA) / LAGDIRI (FRA)


Playing in Andorra this week, so hopefully this means she will take the short trip to Spain for qualifying on Sat.

orka_irl
Oct 28th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Playing in Andorra this week, so hopefully this means she will take the short trip to Spain for qualifying on Sat.

Except even more hopefully she will be able to defend or better her runner-up points that she got last year - in which case she will be playing the junior final on Saturday...

Tennis-Chick
Oct 28th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Except even more hopefully she will be able to defend or better her runner-up points that she got last year - in which case she will be playing the junior final on Saturday...

That would be good as well though I can't really see her getting to the final again, but she might. Anyways I'm sure the final would be played in the morning and she could play later on in Spain.

KournikovaFan91
Oct 29th, 2008, 12:46 AM
well a womens tournament would be more important than a junior grade 5 :o

Tennis-Chick
Oct 29th, 2008, 01:07 AM
I know, and all good players start playing some womens events at 15, and sometimes even younger. Playing some $1oks qualifying would be good for her to gain some experience against older players and show her how good she needs to be to make it at that level.

Tennis-Chick
Oct 29th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Grade 5 Andoora La Vella, 1st Round Singles

Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (3) defeated Ines LAGDIRI (FRA) 6-3 6-0

Tennis-Chick
Oct 31st, 2008, 07:03 PM
Bowtell lost in the QF of the Grade 5 in Andorra, so she lose 10 pts there and the 5 pts she got for winning the doubles with Mariyana Levova last year. Definitely down in the rankings then.
She is also not in the quali draw for the 1ok in Spain :o

Quarterfinal


Jessica GINIER (FRA) defeated Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (3) 7-6(3) 7-6(7)


Maybe she went to 1ok Sunderland then...

KournikovaFan91
Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:14 PM
omg i assumed she would make finals in Andorra it was hardly a tough tournament. I think she should have registed for El Menzah in Tunisia because she would have automatically made at least qualies and she could get there easily from Barcelona since she was in Andorra.

I think Levova is more of a prospect rather than Bowtell.

KournikovaFan91
Nov 8th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Open International de Saint-Cyprien 2008 Grade 5

Round 1
Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (5) defeated Hanna FURMANAVA (BLR) 1-6 7-5 6-2

Second Round
Mateja KRALJEVIC (SUI) defeated Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (5) 6-2 6-4

Doubles

Round 1
BOWTELL (IRL) / YANOVSKAYA (RUS) (1) defeated FICHEUX (FRA) / GARCIA (FRA) 7-5 6-1

Quarters
BOWTELL (IRL) / YANOVSKAYA (RUS) (1) defeated GODALLIER (FRA) / THOLEY (FGU) 6-1 6-2

Semi
BOWTELL (IRL) / YANOVSKAYA (RUS) (1) Vs CASANOVA (SUI) / KRALJEVIC (SUI) (4)
Good Luck Amy Bad result in singles

polly
Nov 9th, 2008, 02:16 PM
I was very disappointed with Amy's results this year. What kind of potential does she have? Maybe she is a late developer. There is a tournament on in Norway next week for under fourteens, Sinead Lohan and Nicola Drummy are playing there, so best of luck to them!

And why is it taking so long for Mariyana Levova to get an Irish passport?

Also I have just noticed that we have two Tennis Europe under fourteen tournaments next year, we used to have one>

KournikovaFan91
Nov 9th, 2008, 07:09 PM
I dunno why the Dept. of Foregin Affairs is dragging its heels on the Levova thing she has lived her forever.

I really dont think Bowtell will ever become a player that is even Liggan's standard

polly
Nov 9th, 2008, 07:45 PM
To be honest I reckon ever since Bowtell got selected to play for Ireland in this year's federation cup, i have a gut feeling it went through her head, she might have got a bit carried away. Have you ever seen Bowtell play?

KournikovaFan91
Nov 9th, 2008, 10:02 PM
no but like she cant even win in Andorra a Grade 5 its a bit ridiculous

polly
Nov 9th, 2008, 10:40 PM
I wouldnt be counting on one tournament

wales1994
Nov 10th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Well what has Levova done to make her sp good isnt she 17?? and I haven't heard of any goood results 4rm her :(

polly
Nov 10th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Yeah I have being very disappointed with Levova as well, maybe she not as good as we thought she was. She lost her match today in the first round of qualifying in Jersey.

KournikovaFan91
Nov 10th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Levova took Bogdan Junior number 5 to 3 sets in Sandanaski recently

She has a lot more hope because she isnt Irish which in turn means probably more committed and will stick at it longer.

Amy wont play during her leaving cert and therefore will drop out of the rankings that is what happens with loads of Irish athletes in all sports

wales1994
Nov 11th, 2008, 06:12 PM
What do you mean her leaving cert??

Tennis-Chick
Nov 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
I was very disappointed with Amy's results this year. What kind of potential does she have? Maybe she is a late developer. There is a tournament on in Norway next week for under fourteens, Sinead Lohan and Nicola Drummy are playing there, so best of luck to them!


Also I have just noticed that we have two Tennis Europe under fourteen tournaments next year, we used to have one>

Yeah I'm hoping Lohan will be become a great player for Ireland in the future from what I have read about her.

That's good that Tennis Ireland are starting to have more younger events like U14s.



I really dont think Bowtell will ever become a player that is even Liggan's standard

Well she is only 15 and Kelly didn't even really play any juniors or ITF's at that age, so there is always time to develop more.


To be honest I reckon ever since Bowtell got selected to play for Ireland in this year's federation cup, i have a gut feeling it went through her head, she might have got a bit carried away. Have you ever seen Bowtell play?

I know when I seen she was selected for the squad I thought she must have been a top player in the making, but she hasn't produced any results like that all year really.

I'm more hopefully of our Boys especially John Morrissey.

KournikovaFan91
Nov 11th, 2008, 11:07 PM
What do you mean her leaving cert??

Leaving Certificate Examination

its our version of A-Levels. I dont think our players do homeschooling like Robson does

polly
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:16 PM
i didnt know that laura robson gets home schooling

KournikovaFan91
Nov 12th, 2008, 07:24 PM
yeah i heard that watching the BBC at Wimby this summer

polly
Nov 16th, 2008, 09:25 AM
Best of luck to Sinead Lohan and Nicola Drummy are playing in an under 14 event in Norway this week, Sinead is the top seed in the girls event, so hopefully she will live up to her seeding. The website for that tournament is www.stavangertk.no

polly
Nov 16th, 2008, 11:13 AM
I know this a womens tennis forum, but I want to give Irish junior Sam Barry a special mention as he is just after winning his second grade 4 title of the year in Indonesia today:woohoo:

Tennis-Chick
Nov 16th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Best of luck to Sinead Lohan and Nicola Drummy are playing in an under 14 event in Norway this week, Sinead is the top seed in the girls event, so hopefully she will live up to her seeding. The website for that tournament is www.stavangertk.no

Thanks for the info Polly :yeah: Good luck to both.

I know this a womens tennis forum, but I want to give Irish junior Sam Barry a special mention as he is just after winning his second grade 4 title of the year in Indonesia today:woohoo:

:D
Barrry and Morrissey seem to be great hopes for the Irish Mens future :)

KournikovaFan91
Nov 16th, 2008, 11:53 PM
yeah well we really dont need anymore good male athletes here. We have a severe shortage of top Irish females at any sport since Sonia retired from running. :sad:

But it will be good if Barry or Morrissey do well in tennis like Top 100 would be good enough for me :) :)

KournikovaFan91
Nov 18th, 2008, 11:56 PM
10K Vinaros, Spain - Clay (1st Dec.)

Madill - 85 alt


10K Benicarlo, Spain - Clay (8th Dec.)

Madill - 191 alt
Bowtell - 199 alt
Levova - 211 alt

I really think they should try and travel a bit more, European tournaments always have tons of entrants.

For example there is a 10k in Havana (1st Dec) with a qualifying draw of 64 and no alternates on entry list.
Then another 10k in Havana the next week with a small entry list. I suppose the travelling is a bit much but our Male players are always all over the world but the girls stay in western europe.

Tennis-Chick
Nov 19th, 2008, 08:41 PM
10K Vinaros, Spain - Clay (1st Dec.)

Madill - 85 alt


10K Benicarlo, Spain - Clay (8th Dec.)

Madill - 191 alt
Bowtell - 199 alt
Levova - 211 alt

I really think they should try and travel a bit more, European tournaments always have tons of entrants.

For example there is a 10k in Havana (1st Dec) with a qualifying draw of 64 and no alternates on entry list.
Then another 10k in Havana the next week with a small entry list. I suppose the travelling is a bit much but our Male players are always all over the world but the girls stay in western europe.

Yeah there is always byes in South American tournaments, it would be good for them if they travelled. Seems weird that Madill is only one listed on the first tournament.

Sinead Lohan is in the quaterfinals of the U14 tournament in Norway :yeah:

KournikovaFan91
Nov 20th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Go Sinead :)

polly
Nov 20th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Yeah and even better Sinead is in the semi finals and she is playing against Alice Keddie from Great Britain:) So I really hope she wins, keep our fingers crossed.

polly
Nov 20th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Great news, Sinead Lohan is in the final in Norway!:)

KournikovaFan91
Nov 22nd, 2008, 02:38 AM
woo Go Sinead :p

Madill has moved up to 72 on alt. List

polly
Nov 22nd, 2008, 10:19 AM
Sam Barry is in the final again for the second straight week in Indonesia:):)

Tennis-Chick
Nov 23rd, 2008, 12:48 PM
Did Lohan win in Norway?! Everytime I opened up the page it doesn't work. I know she won the doubles though :)

Well done Barry :D

orka_irl
Nov 23rd, 2008, 05:17 PM
Sinead beat Grace Dixon 6-2 6-3. She and Grace were also doubles partners and won the doubles.

Tennis-Chick
Nov 23rd, 2008, 08:17 PM
Sinead beat Grace Dixon 6-2 6-3. She and Grace were also doubles partners and won the doubles.

Thanks :)

KournikovaFan91
Nov 24th, 2008, 12:06 AM
well done Sinead :) :)

polly
Nov 24th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Thats great news for Irish tennis, I am really delighted.:):):) Especially for Sinead, we really need some one like her. I was just wondering is she the first Irish player ever to win an under 14 event.

Tennis-Chick
Nov 26th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Levova has withdrawn from both the Spanish $10ks and the 25k in the Czech Rep. Looks like it is the end of her international season.

KournikovaFan91
Nov 27th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Wonderful :sad:

Hopefully she will be register IRL soon. :)

Tennis-Chick
Nov 29th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Sinead Lohan up to 40th in U14 rankings :yeah:

orka_irl
Dec 1st, 2008, 07:06 PM
Sinead is the #1 seed again this week at a Grade 3 U14 tournament in Sweden. Draws are at:
http://svenskidrott.se/Organisation.asp?orgelementid=39056

polly
Dec 2nd, 2008, 11:15 AM
best of luck to sinead this week in sweden;)

KournikovaFan91
Dec 2nd, 2008, 11:40 PM
good luck Sinead

polly
Dec 3rd, 2008, 01:01 PM
well done to sinead who won her first round match yesterday, keep it up:yeah:

Tennis-Chick
Dec 3rd, 2008, 06:34 PM
Sinead won her QF 61 61 :yeah: and her doubles match.

polly
Dec 3rd, 2008, 07:46 PM
keep it up sinead, she is playing very well:bounce:

polly
Dec 4th, 2008, 06:03 PM
well done to amy bowtell and sinead lohan who both won their matches today. amy is playing irina khromacheva of russia in the semi finals tomorrow and sinead is playing against a german girl next in the semi finals tomorrow

Tennis-Chick
Dec 5th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Sinead lost her SF in 3 sets, but is in the doubles final :)

orka_irl
Dec 5th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Bad day for the Irish - Amy also lost her semi-final - she lost in straight sets to Khromacheva (age 13!) in Zagreb.

Tennis-Chick
Dec 5th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Hopefully she tanked it to go to Spain for the $1ok qualies! But I doubt it :(

polly
Dec 5th, 2008, 10:52 PM
bad for the irish girls, very disappointed for lohan but i am not that surprised with bowtell, well at least it was probably her best tournie of the year

Tennis-Chick
Dec 6th, 2008, 12:51 PM
As expected neither Bowtell or Madill in the qualies of the $1ok Benicarlo, even though there is many byes in the draw.

polly
Dec 6th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I wonder did Sinead win the doubles in Gothenburg today?

Tennis-Chick
Dec 9th, 2008, 07:05 PM
There is results for all the events apart from the U14 girls doubles! :lol:

polly
Dec 9th, 2008, 08:37 PM
weird, i wonder was it played at all:confused::lol:

Tennis-Chick
Dec 9th, 2008, 09:07 PM
On this page there is pics of the winners and the final results

http://svenskidrott.se/Organisation.asp?WCI=wiKlubbKassaNews&WCU=1225909&CatId=170437

Not one mention of the girls U14 doubles
Just have to wait til the new rankings come out and see.

Tipp
Dec 11th, 2008, 02:05 AM
According to the Tennis Europe rankings, Sinead didn't win. It doesn't really matter though as winning would only have been worth 15 points and Sinead already has 15-point results that aren't being counted towards her total because she's done so well elsewhere :) Even without winning the singles she has moved up to 36, with the top 30 just 20 points away.

polly
Dec 11th, 2008, 08:51 AM
how would she 15 points and she should have got 30, the rankings system are complicated

orka_irl
Dec 11th, 2008, 03:43 PM
The rankings count the best five singles results and the best two doubles results. In doubles, a win would have given Sinead 15 points - BUT she already had 2 wins worth 15 points each so a Gothenburg win wouldn't have changed her best two doubles results. But in singles, Sinead's 5th best result before last week was worth 15 points - so when she won 30 points for reaching the semis last week, that singles 15-pointer isn't counted anymore because she has a new 30-pointer to count.

In points, her best 5 singles results before Gothenburg gave her 60 + 30 + 20 + 20 + 15 = 145 points. Plus 15 + 15 for doubles = total of 175 points.

After Gothenburg where she won 30 points, the old 15 points singles result can be discarded and her points are now 60 + 30 + 30 + 20 + 20 = 160 points. Plus 15 + 15 for doubles = total of 190 points.

polly
Dec 11th, 2008, 05:31 PM
i dont really agree with the rankings system, they should get the full amount

Tipp
Dec 11th, 2008, 09:26 PM
You mean every tournament they play should count towards their total? That would end up rewarding those players whose parents/clubs have the most money to send them to tournaments every other week, and a player who goes to 10 tournaments and never goes beyond the quarter finals could end up ranked higher than someone who was only sent to three and won them all.

polly
Dec 12th, 2008, 02:55 PM
i suppose ur right

Tennis-Chick
Dec 23rd, 2008, 01:24 PM
Draws are up for the National Indoors

Womens Draw (http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=26188&draw=3)
Good to see Sinead Lohan in there. Would have liked to see Dillon play as well though :sad:

Rest of the draws at
http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=26188

Tennis-Chick
Dec 23rd, 2008, 01:40 PM
Just noticed Kukhalashvili is playing the mens tournament. He is a 17 year old Georgian ranked around 910 in the ATP rankings and was ranked as high as 36 in Juniors. Why would he be playing here?

Tipp
Dec 23rd, 2008, 09:03 PM
That is strange. Another player awaiting citizenship, maybe? But he is mentioned on the Tennis Ireland site and they simply refer to him as "the young Georgian" with no mention of any possible Irish background.

Petkorazzi
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Kukhalashvili ? :ignore: I have met him, he is 100% Georgian. :unsure: What exactly is this tournament?>

Tennis-Chick
Dec 24th, 2008, 11:49 AM
Kukhalashvili ? :ignore: I have met him, he is 100% Georgian. :unsure: What exactly is this tournament?>

Hi Gigi was thinking of asking you about him :wavey:
It's the Irish National tournament, it's very strange that he has chosen to play here. Does he live in Ireland?

polly
Dec 24th, 2008, 07:44 PM
The georgian guy's mother has being living in ireland for the last few years. Lazare is also a member of the national squad in dublin, apparently its too dangerous to live georgia. what other player besides Mariyana Levova is awaiting for Irish citizenship?

Tennis-Chick
Dec 24th, 2008, 11:35 PM
The georgian guy's mother has being living in ireland for the last few years. Lazare is also a member of the national squad in dublin, apparently its too dangerous to live georgia. what other player besides Mariyana Levova is awaiting for Irish citizenship?

Thanks for the info Polly :)
So is Lazare awaiting citizenship if he is on the national squad?

polly
Dec 25th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Yeah as far as I know he is looking for Irish citizenship, it would be great to get someone like him representing Ireland.

Tennis-Chick
Dec 28th, 2008, 12:38 AM
1st Round

Mariyana Levova [1]v BYE
Kate Lloyd def. Sofie Lawless d 6-3 6-3
Patricia D'Arcy def. Ruth Coleman 6-1 6-4
Emily Madill def. Alexandra Drummy 6-0 6-0 :D
Amy Bowtell [4] def. Claire Keogh Walkover
Laura Gibney def. Jennifer Crotty 6-1 6-1
Sinead Kennedy def. Christine Duffy 6-3 7-5
Jenny Claffey def. Maria Morrissey Walkover

Stephanie Kinsella def. Aileen Sutherland 6-4 7-6
Aodhnait Lombard def. Lisa Lawlor 6-3 Retired
Tanya Murtagh def. Aoibheann Tully 6-0 6-3
Kellie O'Flynn def. Lesley O'Halloran [3] Walkover
Becky O'Hanlon def. Maeve Crowley 6-3 6-2
Lynsey McCullough def. Susan McRann 6-2 6-4
Sinéad Lohan def. Laura Treston 6-1 6-0 :worship:
Niamh Coveney [2] def. Amy Ryan 6-1 6-4

Good wins for McGee and King in the mens singles, each winning 6-0 6-0. Good luck also to John Morrissey.

MLF
Dec 28th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Hopefully Lynsey can put in a good week, at least she starts with a win.

I'd like to see Colin O'Brien win the mens, even if he did beat me 6-4 6-1 when we played this year ;) He's a very nice guy and it was fun to play against a world ranked player in a competitive tournament.

Tennis-Chick
Dec 29th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Lynsey through to the QFs ;)

Levova [1] def. Lloyd 6-1 6-0
Madill def. D'Arcy 6-0 6-1
Bowtell def. Gibney 6-1 6-1
Claffey def. Kennedy 6-2 6-0
Lombard def. Kinsella 6-1 6-1
Murtagh def. O'Flynn 6-4 6-1
McCullough def. O'Hanlon 6-4 6-1
Coveney v Lohan

A pity the score for Coveney-Lohan isn't up, would like to see how well Sinead would do against the 2nd seed. Good scoreline for Levova and Bowtell, though there was one tight match in the round :o

Would like to see Barry King win the mens or McGee. Morrissey lost 4 & 2 to this Georgian Kukhalashvili :( But at the same time would be good for Ireland if Kukhalashvili gains citizenship, another player for the future :yeah:

Tennis-Chick
Dec 29th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Niamh Coveney [2] def. Sinéad Lohan 4-6 7-5 6-1 in the longest match of the day, 2h46m

Good fight from Sinead :yeah:

polly
Dec 29th, 2008, 03:35 PM
thats a pity sinead didnt win, it was so close

*JR*
Dec 29th, 2008, 05:26 PM
1st Round

Mariyana Levova [1]v BYE
Kate Lloyd def. Sofie Lawless d 6-3 6-3
Patricia D'Arcy def. Ruth Coleman 6-1 6-4
Emily Madill def. Alexandra Drummy 6-0 6-0 :D
Amy Bowtell [4] def. Claire Keogh Walkover
Laura Gibney def. Jennifer Crotty 6-1 6-1
Sinead Kennedy def. Christine Duffy 6-3 7-5
Jenny Claffey def. Maria Morrissey Walkover

Stephanie Kinsella def. Aileen Sutherland 6-4 7-6
Aodhnait Lombard def. Lisa Lawlor 6-3 Retired
Tanya Murtagh def. Aoibheann Tully 6-0 6-3
Kellie O'Flynn def. Lesley O'Halloran [3] Walkover
Becky O'Hanlon def. Maeve Crowley 6-3 6-2
Lynsey McCullough def. Susan McRann 6-2 6-4
Sinéad Lohan def. Laura Treston 6-1 6-0 :worship:
Niamh Coveney [2] def. Amy Ryan 6-1 6-4

Good wins for McGee and King in the mens singles, each winning 6-0 6-0. Good luck also to John Morrissey.
Final: Sinead Lohan vs. Sinead Kennedy. Loser must shave her head. :p

Tennis-Chick
Dec 29th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Final: Sinead Lohan vs. Sinead Kennedy. Loser must shave her head. :p

Both have already beaten :p

Tennis-Chick
Dec 29th, 2008, 10:40 PM
QF:

Levova [1] def. Madill 6-3 6-3 :yeah:
Claffey def. Bowtell 6-3 3-6 6-2 :D
Lombard def. Murtagh 7-6(4) 6-4 :(
McCullough def. Coveney [2] 4-6 7-5 6-1 :)

Good to see Claffey winning, though it shows how little Bowtell has improved lately :sad:

U18 Semi-Finals
McCullough [1] v McRann [3]
Madill v Murtagh [2]

Good week for McCullough :yeah:

Mens Quarter-Finals
McGee [1] def. Cluskey [7] 6-2 7-6(1) :)
King [5] def. Farron-Mahon [4] 6-0 6-7(6) 7-6(3) :yeah:
Kukhalashvili [3] def. Hayes 6-2 6-3
O'Brien [2] def. Heavey [8] 7-6(3) 6-2

Semi-Finals
McGee [1] v King [5]
Kukhalashvili [3] v O'Brien [2]

Tennis-Chick
Dec 30th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Semi-Finals
Mariyana Levova [1] def. Jenny Claffey 6-3 6-4
Lynsey McCullough def. Aodhnait Lombard 6-4 6-4

U18 Semi-Finals
Lynsey McCullough [1] def. Susan McRann [3] 7-6 6-3
Emily Madill def. Tanya Murtagh [2] 6-4 7-5

Doubles Final
Bowtell/Levova v Claffey/Murtagh

Good week for McCullough, reaching the finals of both the womens and U18's, also the sfs of the doubles :)

Sinéad Lohan into the finals of the U16s :yeah:

polly
Dec 30th, 2008, 08:06 PM
I am delighted for lynsey mccullough, it really has being a great week for her, hopefully sinead lohan will win the girls under 16's, i wonder if sinead wins the under 16's would she the youngest ever to win the under 16's? i also hope mariyana levova wins the womens event, itmight speed up the government's progress to make her an irish citizen

Tennis-Chick
Dec 30th, 2008, 08:30 PM
I am delighted for lynsey mccullough, it really has being a great week for her, hopefully sinead lohan will win the girls under 16's, i wonder if sinead wins the under 16's would she the youngest ever to win the under 16's? i also hope mariyana levova wins the womens event, itmight speed up the government's progress to make her an irish citizen

Yes hopefully it would, it would be terrible if she couldn't play Fed Cup next year again! There's not many other players that could replace her.

Men's Final is McGee v O'Brien, it's a pity McGee beat Barry King, but hopefully he goes on to take the title tomorrow. Also I wonder why Sam Barry is playing this week, maybe is just resting before going to Australia :shrug:

polly
Dec 30th, 2008, 09:27 PM
i read in the newspaper that sam barry is resting before he goes to australia

Tennis-Chick
Dec 30th, 2008, 09:59 PM
i read in the newspaper that sam barry is resting before he goes to australia

And hopefully practising hard! It would be great to see an Irish junior qualify for the Aussie Open! :D But John Morrissey is on the entry lists for Aus as well and he played here.

Womens Final
Bowtell/Levova def. Claffey/Murtagh 6-2 6-4 [Seems like a good doubles team for the future :yeah:]

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 11:10 AM
just read in todays irish independent that it will be the first time ever that we will have two irish juniors competing in the junior australian open, thats sam barry aand john morrissey, it would be great if one of them could qualify.

i was wondering their recently with the sinead lohan's success, who do you think has more potntial, amy bowtell or sinead lohan? I have a feeling it might be Sinead, but i am not sure.

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 11:20 AM
just read on the tennis ireland website that sinead lohan won the girls under 16's:yeah:

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 12:42 PM
Well done Sinéad!! She only dropped 9 games on her way to the title! :worship:

Megan McGreevy won the U14s. :)

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 12:45 PM
just read in todays irish independent that it will be the first time ever that we will have two irish juniors competing in the junior australian open, thats sam barry aand john morrissey, it would be great if one of them could qualify.

i was wondering their recently with the sinead lohan's success, who do you think has more potntial, amy bowtell or sinead lohan? I have a feeling it might be Sinead, but i am not sure.

That's great news! It shows how Irish juniors are improving!

Yeah I would go with Sinead too she seems to achieved more than Bowtell did at her age, but we wont really know until she plays some ITF juniors. I had great hopes for Bowtell this time last year, but she hasn't improved much this year :(

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 12:54 PM
U18 Girls Final

Lynsey McCullough [1] def. Emily Madill 3-6 6-3 6-2

Well done Lynsey!! :D

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 12:57 PM
Womens Final

Mariyana Levova [1] def. Lynsey McCullough 6-0 6-1

Tough scoreline for McCullough and in 30mins as well :speakles: Maybe she was tired after the U18 final. I was expecting Levova to win obviously but not that easy. Hopefully this will be the start of a great tennis year for Levova :D

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 01:10 PM
i am delighted for levova, what kind of potential does she have

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 04:43 PM
Mens Final

James McGee [1] def. Colin O'Brien [2] 6-3 7-6(3)

Well done James :yeah:

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 08:21 PM
That's great news! It shows how Irish juniors are improving!

Yeah I would go with Sinead too she seems to achieved more than Bowtell did at her age, but we wont really know until she plays some ITF juniors. I had great hopes for Bowtell this time last year, but she hasn't improved much this year :(

Yeah I was very disappointed with Amy Bowtell's results this year, maybe its a big jump from european under age level to the ITF junior circuit, so maybe amy was finding it difficult to cope or maybe she was injured??

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 08:50 PM
Yeah I was very disappointed with Amy Bowtell's results this year, maybe its a big jump from european under age level to the ITF junior circuit, so maybe amy was finding it difficult to cope or maybe she was injured??

Yes maybe, well hopefully she settles down next year and wins a few Grade 4s & 5s. Also would like to see Sinéad play some ITFs at the start of the year! :D

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:07 PM
Yeah I have a feeing Amy will win a few tournies next year and it will be interesting to see how Sinead's career will turn out. I was surprised to see how easily Sinead won the under 16 girls at only 13 years of age. I would say Sinead would want to be winning the national under 18 title at fitzwilliam in 2009 or am i really pushing it?

I have a notion that Amy might be a late developer because she seems to very very tall for age.

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:16 PM
Yeah I have a feeing Amy will win a few tournies next year and it will be interesting to see how Sinead's career will turn out. I was surprised to see how easily Sinead won the under 16 girls at only 13 years of age. I would say Sinead would want to be winning the national under 18 title at fitzwilliam in 2009 or am i really pushing it?

I have a notion that Amy might be a late developer because she seems to very very tall for age.

Nah I think she could win the U18s next year. There isn't that many players that could beat her if she improves like she has this year, only really McCullough, Madill and Hannah-May Morrissey and Bowtell if she plays could beat her.

Just checking the juniors ranking, its great to see two Irish juniors in the top 130. Bowtell now ranked around 450 :)

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:20 PM
Did you mean Amy or Sinead could win the under 18's, i would love to see sinead winning the event as she would be only 14 then, i wonder who was the youngest ever winner of the girls singles at fitzwilliam

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:25 PM
Did you mean Amy or Sinead could win the under 18's, i would love to see sinead winning the event as she would be only 14 then, i wonder who was the youngest ever winner of the girls singles at fitzwilliam

Sorry didn't make that too clear :lol: I meant Sinéad ;) I don't know, I've never even seen a list of the previous winners:confused:

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:30 PM
Its great to see the junior tennis in ireland is improving all the time, if we could a few more amy and sineads we would be doing very well and also it will be interesting to see sam barry and john morrissey play in australia.

I think since the full time squads have being set up at the national tennis centre at dcu, irish tennis has being making great progress. What do you think of the whole setup, what can you see in 10 years time??

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:45 PM
Its great to see the junior tennis in ireland is improving all the time, if we could a few more amy and sineads we would be doing very well and also it will be interesting to see sam barry and john morrissey play in australia.

I think since the full time squads have being set up at the national tennis centre at dcu, irish tennis has being making great progress. What do you think of the whole setup, what can you see in 10 years time??

Yeah I hope they can both qualify for at least one of the Grade 1's and it would be great to see if both of them can make the main draw of the Aussie Open.

Yeah there does seem to be an improvement in Irish tennis lately, but I don't really know enough about the system to see how many good players it can produce. What do you think of our future hopes?

polly
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:49 PM
i would love if we would be as good as the belgians and the czechs, but i would say i am only dreaming, realistically i reckon we will have at least 2 to 3 players in top 100 of the wta and atp rankings from 5 years onwards

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:49 PM
Just checking the ITF site, Levova and Bowtell are on the entry lists for a few $1oks in Britain in January, but both are quite far out on the alts list.

Also good to see McGee, O'Brien, King, Farron-Mahon and Glancy on the lists for quite a few futures at the start of the year.

Tennis-Chick
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:50 PM
i would love if we would be as good as the belgians and the czechs, but i would say i am only dreaming, realistically i reckon we will have at least 2 to 3 players in top 100 of the wta and atp rankings from 5 years onwards

Well you never know look at Denmark with Wozniacki!

polly
Jan 1st, 2009, 04:31 PM
I read in a newspaper a few years ago that irish system is supposed to based 75% on the belgian system

Tennis-Chick
Jan 2nd, 2009, 02:34 PM
Sam Barry has withdrew from the first Grade 1 in Aus, but Morrissey has made the MD and doesn't have to play qualies.

I wonder why Barry withdrew, it would have been a great opportunity for him and he wouldn't have had to play qualies either.

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39804.8890058912

polly
Jan 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Oh no Sam, i hope there isnt much wrong

Tipp
Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:12 AM
Oh, that sucks. But, you never know, with travel to Australia from Ireland being as difficult as it is, it may have been as simple as missed flight or something :lol:

As far as the girls are concerned, Amy seemed to make a little improvement towards the end of year and is over a year younger than Sam or John so she still has plenty of time to develop. I wouldn't hold out much hope for the coming months, though - if my maths are correct she turned 15 in September last year, which would make her very likely to be studying for her Junior Cert this year. I wouldn't expect too much of Sinead yet, either, if she does move on to the U18 ITF circuit. The gap between the calibre of player she'd meet at an amateur U16 Irish-only event versus the U18 circuit is massive. To put things in perspective, the number 1 U14 player is only ranked around 900 on the U18. I have every confidence that Sinead will have success in the future, but hoping for it to come this year is probably optimistic.

A random other bit of information: I was googling for info on the Irish juniors and found out that John Morrissey is actually a full-timer at Justine Henin's tennis academy. Click here to see their list of full-timers. (http://www.6senstennisacademie.com/academie/en/joueurs.php) While it's encouraging that he was picked to join them, it means his success can't be attributed to Tennis Ireland's efforts, which is unfortunate. Also a member of the academy is Irina Kromacheva, the last girl to beat Amy in 08. Unbelievably, she (at 12 years old) already has her own website (http://www.eng.khromacheva.ru/news/news_82.html). In the story about her recent ITF title on the site whoever is writing says that Amy is over 190cm and has a good serve. I think. Their English is pretty broken.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 3rd, 2009, 12:47 PM
I know I don't expect too much from Sinéad in U18s next year but I think she can win some matches. The top U14 junior in the rankings is Sachia Vickery, who at 13 is already 91st in the world.

Never knew that Morrissey was a member of Henins academy, that's great that he is learning from a former world number one :D

Wow 190cm that's about 6"2 at 15 :eek:

polly
Jan 3rd, 2009, 01:04 PM
Who is sachia vickery, and is Amy Bowtell 6'2 at only 15:eek::eek:

Tipp
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Vickery is an American player. Sorry, when I said the top player is ranked 900 I should have specified I was going by the Tennis Europe U14 rankings, in which Petra Uberalova (SVK) is number 1.

As for Amy's height, here's the quote:

In the semi-Irina waited Bowtell from Ireland. High under 190 with a good serve, she has had the greatest resistance to the account 6-2 6-4.

Doesn't make much sense but I'm not sure what else the 190 could be referring to. I initially assumed they used "under" where they meant "over" but on second thought it could mean "just under 190cm".

Here, judge for yourself:

http://www.tennisireland.ie/userfiles/Image/Database/large_08091230.jpg

First of all, :lol: Poor Amy with the closed eyes. But, yeah, she's taller than nearly all the fully grown men in the picture, so I'd say 6"2 isn't too far off.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:12 PM
That's very tall for her age, I wonder if she will grow any taller? I feel for her closing her eyes, I hate when I do that in photos :lol:

polly
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:39 PM
I see that Sinead Lohan has entered the under 14 event in tarbes

hellas719
Jan 5th, 2009, 02:37 AM
i would love if we would be as good as the belgians and the czechs, but i would say i am only dreaming, realistically i reckon we will have at least 2 to 3 players in top 100 of the wta and atp rankings from 5 years onwards

I wish that would happen with Greece. I wish we would have both quantity and quality players, like the US or France or Russia or the Czech Republic, or maybe just quantity like Germany,Australia and Ukraine. Realistically, we could only have like 15 players at max. ranked at once. I really want to have Alexis Prousis USA transfer, but I doubt it would happen.

Sticking to Irish tennis, what's up with Kelly Liggan? Her rank has dropped a lot. Injury?

Tipp
Jan 6th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Who knows? The papers here never give any updates on her. I doubt it's injury though, as her results were pretty consistently poor last year. Also, she only played one doubles tournament. So, given her age, I'm guessing it's more a case of winding down her commitment to tennis.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 6th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Levova has withdrawn from the first to $1oks in Britian :(

polly
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:35 PM
i wonder why:confused::confused:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:54 PM
Morrissey has a good first round draw, facing an Aussie wc ranked around 240 :) But if he wins he could face the fifth seed.

MARCAN, Dino (CRO) 5 v SOFAER, David (AUS)
MORRISSEY, John (IRL) v WC SWAYSLAND, Joey (AUS)

Tipp
Jan 9th, 2009, 12:59 AM
That's an unfortunate second round match. But I guess this is the standard John (and Sam) are going to have to get used to :)

That sucks about Mariyana, but she was pretty unlikely to be accepted to any of those anyway wasn't she? Actually, how do players gain entry to their first senior tournaments without getting wildcards, if they have no ranking points? Do you just sign up for everything and hope that sooner or later there are enough withdrawals to get you in?

Cat in the hat
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:05 PM
they do rank them in some order, i'm not sure how though.
btw morrissey lost his first round match :(

Tennis-Chick
Jan 9th, 2009, 06:32 PM
I'm not sure how they rank them? All I know is that unranked players who have some ranking points are first. Maybe if you have a ITF juniors ranking you are ranked higher in the list, because Bowtell was further up the ALT list than Levova.

Sad that Morrissey lost :sad:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 9th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Also Kelly withdrew from the $25k in Boca Raton next week :sad:

Tipp
Jan 9th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Damn, I went to the Tennis Ireland site and got excited when I saw that pictures from the National Indoors are finally up, but the dicks have absolutely no photos from the women's tournament, only the men's final. :(

Anyway, here's pics of Mariyana and Lynsey receiving their, erm, "trophies."

http://www.tennisireland.ie/userfiles/Image/Database/large_RSAIndoors-68.jpg

http://www.tennisireland.ie/userfiles/Image/Database/large_RSAIndoors-67.jpg

Really, Tennis Ireland? You couldn't shell out for anything fancier than Nivea hampers? Lynsey and Mariyana look great though.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 9th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Lmao that's typical, Mariyana's should be bigger too since she won :lol:

orka_irl
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:03 PM
I think Lyndsay's is for winning the girls U18 rather than being runner-up in the ladies - but yes, sooo bad that there isn't even a trophy.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:46 PM
I think it's for RU in the womens because O'Brien [mens RU] got the same size as McGee

KournikovaFan91
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:47 PM
They got them in Boots in a BOGOF offer :rolleyes:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Compare this to the Romanian Champs, where the winners get a new house :lol:

Tipp
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:22 PM
And it's not like Romania is even that flush with cash to give to its sports organisations. I suppose it's better in the long term for Tennis Ireland to spend its money on new facilities and plane tickets to send players to tournaments. Also, upon closer inspection, both Lynsey and Mariyana appear to be clutching little envelopes aswell so maybe they got some kind of vouchers. I just hope to God they weren't for Boots.

Anyway, some good news from Australia:

Morrissey (IRL) / Chaudry (GBR) def. (WC) Howe (AUS) / Wagland (AUS) 6-4 6-4

Unfortunately their WC opponents were ranked outside the top 250, but still, a win is a win. They'll have to face the top seeds if they make the third round though.

polly
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:39 PM
and even the men got nivea as well:lol::lol::lol::eek::eek::lol:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:56 PM
And it's not like Romania is even that flush with cash to give to its sports organisations. I suppose it's better in the long term for Tennis Ireland to spend its money on new facilities and plane tickets to send players to tournaments. Also, upon closer inspection, both Lynsey and Mariyana appear to be clutching little envelopes aswell so maybe they got some kind of vouchers. I just hope to God they weren't for Boots.

Anyway, some good news from Australia:

Morrissey (IRL) / Chaudry (GBR) def. (WC) Howe (AUS) / Wagland (AUS) 6-4 6-4

Unfortunately their WC opponents were ranked outside the top 250, but still, a win is a win. They'll have to face the top seeds if they make the third round though.

I know this is the exact prize list:

Homes for both men and women winners, cars for the RUs, free airplane tickets to competitions for #3 and computers for #4.

No wonder there is so many up and coming Romanian juniors with these type of prizees :eek:

Good win for Morrissey even if it is in doubles, that gives him 5 more pts for his ranking, as he only has won points in 5 doubles tournament. That should put him ahead of Sam Barry in the rankings, by 1 place or two :yeah: Would also be a new career high for him. They might also win another round :D

Tennis-Chick
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:33 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Downloads/Results/2009/AEGON%20Pro%20Series/Glasgow%20JAN/Mens%20singles%20qualifying.pdf (http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Downloads/Results/2009/AEGON%20Pro%20Series/Glasgow%20JAN/Mens%20singles%20qualifying.pdf)

Men's Qualie draw for the Futures in Glasgow, good to see both O'Brien and King in the draw, would be great to see both qualify. I couldn't find the womens draw, but I doubt Bowtell will even travel to Glasgow.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Morrissey lost his doubles match :sad: He also didn't play his consolation match, so he must be on his way to Melbourne :yeah:

Tipp
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Nope, he's on his way to Nottinghill :P There's a Grade 1 there next week and John is on the entry list for the qualifiers. So is Sam, hopefully he'll make it too.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Nope, he's on his way to Nottinghill :P There's a Grade 1 there next week and John is on the entry list for the qualifiers. So is Sam, hopefully he'll make it too.

Nottinghill is in Melbourne :p

Tennis-Chick
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:50 PM
As expected the Glasgow qualie draw is out, and no Bowtell in it, even though there is 5 BYE's.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 13th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Sam Barry is on the OOP for a Grade 2 in Dehli, so looks like he isn't going to Aus after all. I found an article on him and it said he is playing in Dehli then a tournament in Czech instead.

EDIT: He lost his first round match in straight sets to some Indian ranked #231 :sad:

Tipp
Jan 15th, 2009, 02:28 AM
That sucks. I can understand John and Sam having first round exits in their first couple of G1 tournaments since they played almost entirely in Grades 4 and 5 last year but both of them have lost to the kind of players they were hammering last year. I hope both were accidents and not ominous signs of bad form.

In other news, Sorensen and Niland are in Aussie Open qualies, and Louk won his first round match against Victor Crivoi who is ranked 128, much higher than Louk. Not bad. :) Unfortunately, Conor was blown off the court, 6-3 6-1.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 16th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Louk lost in the 2nd round of qualifying :sad: I seen his name on Sky Sports News, I'm sure that's the first time in years an Irish player has been mentioned there :lol:

Also John Morrissey lost in the 1st qualie round of the G1 to a player ranked #309, I thought he would have beaten players around that rank solidly by now :(

KournikovaFan91
Jan 18th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Louk lost in the 2nd round of qualifying :sad: I seen his name on Sky Sports News, I'm sure that's the first time in years an Irish player has been mentioned there :lol




Yeah i thought he would be capable of qualifying after that first match but he didnt :sad:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 18th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Kelly's Qualie Draw for $25k Lutz

(2)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v Pauline Wong (NED)
Simona Dobra (CZE) v Nikola Vajdova (SVK)

Kelly Liggan (IRL) v (wc)Nicole Bartnik (USA)
(13)Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) v Svetlana Krivencheva (BUL)


Good 1st round draw for Kelly.

MLF
Jan 18th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Kelly won 6-1 6-0 and next plays Kalashnikova who beat Krivencheva 6-2 6-3.

It's a tricky section for Kelly to be in on clay courts, but it's more important that she gets through these first couple of matches without aggravating her injuries from last year.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 18th, 2009, 11:46 PM
It's great to have Kelly back and winning matches like that :hearts: Kalashnikova will be tougher though, she was a good junior, but Kelly should beat her :)

Tipp
Jan 19th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Well, I try not to get too excited about results against wildcards, but it's great to see Kelly's still able to rip a girl apart like that :) It would be great if she could get her ranking back up to near its best - we need a female player, and we could get in trouble if we keep discussing men's tennis so much in here :p



EDIT: Wow, check out the draw at the G1 Sam is playing at this week! (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tournaments/drawsheetbyround.asp?tournament=1100018711&event=1100104917) A Bye to second round and a chance to get into the R16 and pick up an easy 30 points (which would boost his total by 15) by beating an opponent ranked outside the top 250.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 20th, 2009, 07:26 PM
Kelly Liggan (IRL) v (13)Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) 06 67(3) :sad: Thought she should have won this one, but at least she put up a fight in the 2nd set.

------------------------------------------------

Grade 4, Germany

Bowtell & Madill's draws. Tough draw for Emily, she has to play the 2nd seed if she wins her first round match.

Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (9) BYE
Katharina LEHNERT (GER) Vs Felicitas KASTNER (GER)


Emily MADILL (IRL) Vs Sarah-Maria RICHTER (GER)
Katharina HOLERT (GER) (2) BYE

Also good luck to Ciarán Fitzgerald playing the boys event here. :)

-----------------------------------------

Austria F1

Colin O'BRIEN (IRL) defeated Stepan KHOTULEV (RUS) 7-6(4) 6-2 :)

KING (IRL) / O'BRIEN (IRL) defeated MAYER (AUT) / RATH (AUT) 6-4 6-3 :yeah:

Tipp
Jan 20th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the info, Tennis-Chick. Is there some way of getting notified when Irish players enter tournaments or do you just trawl the ITF tournament draws looking for (IRL)? :lol:

That's a pretty weak draw for a G4. Good chance to pick up some points. One of Amy's potential second round opponents has never won a match and the other is ranked 1884, so I swear to God if she doesn't make third round... :banghead:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:59 AM
Basically I just searched through all the tournaments :lol: I've been stuck in my bed for the past couple of days dying of the flu, so I've had loads of free time! :(


Challenger in Chile:

1st Round
Conor NILAND (IRL) defeated Caio ZAMPIERI (BRA) 6-3 7-5

Next up he faces world number 176, BRZEZICKI

Tennis-Chick
Jan 21st, 2009, 11:13 AM
Draw for Aussie Open qualies is out!

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/default.aspx?id=4&pageId=11830

Morrissey has a good draw, facing a #579 ranked Aussie WC in the first round. This is his chance, he should definitely win this match. Next up will probs be #99 Vierin from Italy.

orka_irl
Jan 21st, 2009, 12:32 PM
There was an article in yesterday's Irish Times about young athletes - apparantly Amy is home-schooled now so she can train and compete more - this should help her enormously.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2009/0120/1232059660961.html

Tipp
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:17 PM
Great article, thanks for posting it. I knew home schooling was common amongst juniors but didn't realise it usually starts at 12! No mention of her starting to play in the seniors, though.

Edit: Sam BARRY (IRL) (9) defeated Michal KOZELSKI (CZE) 6-3 6-1

Safely through to R16. :)

Tennis-Chick
Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:53 AM
Well done Sam!!

John also won his first qualie match, 6-0 6-2 :worship:

EDIT: Found pics of the Indoors Womens Final

http://www.inpho.ie/fotoweb/search-results.fwx?folderid=5005&columns=5&rows=4&search=(IPTC103%20contains%20311208_02)# (http://www.inpho.ie/fotoweb/search-results.fwx?folderid=5005&columns=5&rows=4&search=(IPTC103%20contains%20311208_02)#)

Tipp
Jan 22nd, 2009, 07:41 PM
Lynsey makes some funny faces during her swings. :lol: She's a really good-looking girl, though - if she ever made top 100 in tennis she'd rack up endorsements (and TennisForum fans :p) all over the place. Too bad she didn't have a more successful junior career.

Tennis Ireland says Sam Barry is through to the QF in Czech, which will push him into the top 100! :bounce:

KournikovaFan91
Jan 22nd, 2009, 07:47 PM
great to see the Irish players improving

Tennis-Chick
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:47 AM
John Morrissey through to the main draw of the Aussie Open, beat Vierin 6-2 6-2 :hearts:

Tennis Ireland says its the first time an Irish boy has ever got to a G1 QF, so well done Sam! :)

Colin O'Brien also through to the QFs at a futures event in Austria :D

Disappointing results from the Irish girls though in the Grade 4 in Hamburg

1st Round
Sarah-Maria RICHTER (GER) d. Emily MADILL (IRL) 61 60

2nd Round
Katharina LEHNERT (GER) d. Amy BOWTELL (IRL) (9) 61 64

Tipp
Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:54 PM
OMG, Amy :rolleyes: She has Grade 4 QF points coming off at the end of February. Hopefully the move to home schooling will bring about some improvement.

Sam out in the semis, losing the last set on a TB :sad:

Go John, can't wait to see how he fares in the MD. :worship:

Tennis-Chick
Jan 24th, 2009, 12:41 PM
John Morrissey plays Aussie world number 44 Alex Sanders in the 1st Round. Tough for John, playing an Aussie in his home slam, but at least he didn't get a seed. Good luck :D

The draw is up on the Australian Open website.

He is last on Court 18, which means his match probably won't start til about 3/4AM our time :sad:


----------------------------

Colin O'Brien through to the Semi-Finals in Austria :yeah:

----------------------------
At least one win for Amy in the doubles in Germany :) Through to QFs.

BARANSKA (POL) / BOWTELL (IRL) (8) defeated ALBANO (ITA) / ECCEL (ITA) 3-6 6-1 [10-6]
BREVE (NED) / RICHTER (GER) Vs CASSAR (MLT) / MADILL (IRL) (4)

Tipp
Jan 25th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Morrissey lost 7-5 7-6(3) :sad:

I've been on some weird sleeping routines lately and had some reading to do for college so I was up to watch the scoreboard. It was just a close as it looks - frustratingly, John went a break up on three separate occasions only for Sanders to break back quickly. Once in the first set and twice in the second. Even worse, one of these times was when John was serving for the second set at 6-5. I was sure he was gonna break through the whole time right up until Sanders raced ahead in the TB. Obviously I can't comment too much not having seen the actual match but it seems like John more than held his own. Still, it sucks that he went out all the way out to Australia for a month and didn't come back with a single point, his one doubles win aside.

orka_irl
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:27 AM
it sucks that he went out all the way out to Australia for a month and didn't come back with a single point, his one doubles win aside.
He should get 25 points for qualifying which will bring him up about 20 places to 110-ish

Tennis-Chick
Jan 25th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Morrissey lost 7-5 7-6(3) :sad:

I've been on some weird sleeping routines lately and had some reading to do for college so I was up to watch the scoreboard. It was just a close as it looks - frustratingly, John went a break up on three separate occasions only for Sanders to break back quickly. Once in the first set and twice in the second. Even worse, one of these times was when John was serving for the second set at 6-5. I was sure he was gonna break through the whole time right up until Sanders raced ahead in the TB. Obviously I can't comment too much not having seen the actual match but it seems like John more than held his own. Still, it sucks that he went out all the way out to Australia for a month and didn't come back with a single point, his one doubles win aside.

Thanks for the info :) It's a shame John lost like that after serving for the second set, but it will make him tougher for situations like that in the future, and he will know how to play them type of points/games. He gets 25pts for qualifying and losing in the first round, but he only gains 5pts to his ranking though as his sixth tournament is worth 20pts.He still has doubles to come though, we might still have a Grand Slam champion yet!! Well done to John for qualifying at his very first Grand Slam :D

Tennis-Chick
Jan 25th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Kelly's qualie draw at the $25k Laguna Niguel, CA

(1)Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) v Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO)
Dia Evtimova (BUL) v Tereza Mrdeza (CRO)

Kelly Liggan (IRL) v Nelly Radeva (USA)
(11)Leonie Mekel (NED) v Jennifer Elie (USA)

Should beat Radeva, and the Mekel probably. Tough third round for her though, will almost certainly play Pelletier.

Tipp
Jan 25th, 2009, 05:46 PM
He should get 25 points for qualifying which will bring him up about 20 places to 110-ish

Oh, cool, I didn't think qualies counted for anything.

Here's his section of the doubles draw - he's playing with the same guy he was with in the G1:

Francis Casey Alcantara PHI (7) / Cheng-Peng Hsieh TPE (7)
v
Toni Androic CRO / Sudarwa Sitaram IND

Andrew McLeod AUS / Todd Volmari AUS
v
James Chaudry GBR / John Morrissey IRL

I looked up those Aussies, and it's basically a dream first round. They must be a WC team as they're both ranked outside the top 600 and have never played together before. If they win they'll pick up 30 doubles points, which will knock a 10-point result off John's total.

EDIT: And they won 6-3 6-0 :)

Tennis-Chick
Jan 25th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Sinead Lohan playing Les Petite As :D

Great for her to be playing this tournament, it always has all the top U14 players in the world, and this year is no different with Vickery, Duval, Uberalova, Jeanjean, etc playing it. Unfortunately she has drawn Jeanjean in the first round. Good luck to her, it would be amazing if she beat Jeanjean

Draw:
http://www.lespetitsas.com/programmation/Draw_Girls%20Singles%20Main%20Draw.pdf (http://www.lespetitsas.com/programmation/Draw_Girls%20Singles%20Main%20Draw.pdf)

Tennis-Chick
Jan 26th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Wheres my post about Lohan playing Les Petits As, I can't see it??!

Anyway she lost to Jeanjean 64 64, a good performance from her against one of the top U14 players in the world :D

Kelly won her first qualie match, 0 & 3, but lost 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) to Elie in the 2nd round. :sad:

Tipp
Jan 26th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Your other post showed up fine for me, Tennis-Chick.

Poor Sinead, I thought she was gonna be one of the lowest ranked girls in the draw but looking at the list now she was actually very unlucky not to get someone closer to her own ranking. Oh, well, she's still in the doubles.

BTW, when do you have to stop playing U14 events? I just looked up the Tennis Europe site and her DOB is 10/02/95, so she'll be turning 14 in a fortnight. So I assumed this was gonna be her last U14 event but the No. 2 ranked girl, Putintseva, was born on 07/01/95 and yet she's still playing here. Maybe you get taken off the rankings at the end of the month you turn 14.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 26th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I dont really know much about U14 events, but it might be like the U18s wher you can play for the whole year you turn 14, which means Sinead stills has all of 2009 left.

I know, it was bad luck for her to play Jeanjean but Im sure it will give her alot of confidence knowing she can stay kinda tight with one of the top players in the world in her age group.

Sam Barry up to 95 in the world rankings :yeah:

orka_irl
Jan 28th, 2009, 09:45 AM
U14 is almost like ITF U18. In Europe, Sinead can keep playing U14 events until around October when the next Tennis Europe season starts. There's usually a gap in the calendar at the end of September and when it picks up again end-Oct, the new ages apply (so events will be advertised as '1996 & later'). In the US, it is full year 2009 so Sinead could still play U14 at Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl in November/December 2009.

Tipp
Jan 28th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Thanks for the info, guys.

Sinead lost in doubles aswell :sad:

Good results from first round of $35k Challenger in Colombia, though.

Conor Niland IRL def Andre Miele BRA 6-4 6-2
Niland & Panfil [IRL/POL] def. Hocevar & Souza [BRA, 4]| 6-4 6-2

KournikovaFan91
Jan 30th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Sam Barry is doing well.

Tennis-Chick
Jan 31st, 2009, 12:25 AM
$1ok Vale de Loba qualie draw is out, great to see Amy Bowtell as well as Mariyana in the draw:

http://www.premier-sports.org/downloads/premier_sports/ladies_open/19.pdf

Bowtell plays a player ranked in the #800s first so it will be a good test for her, unfortunately though they are both in the same section.

Good luck to both!!

Tipp
Jan 31st, 2009, 12:39 PM
Well I would just be happy if the two of them win their first matches and get the chance to play each other :lol: Good luck, girls!

Also, Colin O' Brien made another Futures QF this week :)

Tennis-Chick
Feb 1st, 2009, 12:05 AM
Amy lost :sad: I'm glad she playing ITFs though, good experience for her.

Virag NEMETH (HUN) (3) defeated Amy BOWTELL (IRL) 6-1 6-1

No score from Levova's match. Expecting her to win :)

Tennis-Chick
Feb 1st, 2009, 01:10 PM
Kelly's qualie draw at the $25k in USA

(5)Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) v Yi Chen (TPE)
Kelly Liggan (IRL) v Petra Padalikova (CZE)

Melisa Miranda-Otarola (CHI) v Paula Zabala (COL)
(14)Laura Siegemund (GER) v Brie Whitehead (USA)

Tennis-Chick
Feb 2nd, 2009, 08:23 PM
Kelly Liggan (IRL) v Petra Padalikova (CZE) 64 61

polly
Feb 2nd, 2009, 09:40 PM
Any word about Levova in Portugal?

Tipp
Feb 2nd, 2009, 09:42 PM
She won her second round match against Ciraolo 6-3 6-0 but then lost in the third round to Virag 6-0 6-3 :sad:

Edit: (5)Heidi El Tabakh (CAN) v Kelly Liggan (IRL) 61 64 Looks like that's it for the girls for another week.

Tennis-Chick
Feb 5th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Tennis Europe Winter Cups [U14]

Irish team:
Sinead Lohan
Susan McGreevy
Caroline Lynch
Captain: Galina Misiouriova


Irelands Draw (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=14936960#post14936960)

The best draw they could have gotten really, but de Vroome will be very hard to beat, but Sinead can do it :D
Starts tomorrow

polly
Feb 5th, 2009, 09:47 PM
best of luck to the Irish girls

Tennis-Chick
Feb 6th, 2009, 05:43 PM
The girls lost 3-0 to the Netherlands

Sinead lost her match 6-0 6-0 :eek: Wasn't expecting a scoreline like that, but de Vroome was the best player in the whole draw. McGreevy lost her match 6-1 6-1, and Sinead and Lynch lost 6-1 6-1 :sad:

Tennis-Chick
Feb 7th, 2009, 09:57 PM
They lost 2-1 today to Luxembourg, so they will now play for 7-8 position tomorrow with Spain.

Sinead bounced back well after yesterday to defeat her oponent 6-0 6-0 :yeah:

Full results:
http://www.tenniseurope.org/pdf/junior/Winter%20Cups/2009/Results/G14/ZoneB/Day2.pdf (http://www.tenniseurope.org/pdf/junior/Winter%20Cups/2009/Results/G14/ZoneB/Day2.pdf)

Tennis-Chick
Feb 8th, 2009, 05:28 PM
The girls lost 3-0 to Spain, so they finished last over all. Disappointing weekend for them :sad:

http://www.tenniseurope.org/pdf/junior/Winter%20Cups/2009/Results/G14/ZoneB/Day3.pdf (http://www.tenniseurope.org/pdf/junior/Winter%20Cups/2009/Results/G14/ZoneB/Day3.pdf)

polly
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:49 PM
I thought Sinead would have done better:sad:

Tennis-Chick
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Some good news, Kelly won her $75k Midland qr1 and plays Paz next :D

Liggin (IRL) def Litvak (USA) 7-6(4), 6-4

Tennis-Chick
Feb 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM
(8)Gabriela Paz VEN def. Kelly Liggan IRL 61 61 :sad:

Ciarán
Feb 9th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Why did I never know about this? :eek:

Tennis-Chick
Feb 9th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Why did I never know about this? :eek:

Call yourself an Irish tennis fan?! :p

Ciarán
Feb 9th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the updates Kirsty :p