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the jamierbelyea
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:52 PM
:sad: Tough loss Riza, you really showed a lot of guts this week! I never thought Riza had the goods to turn pro, but this tournament might be a catalyst for a decent career if she decides on it!

bruintennis
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Riza:(:(:(

5-3 up the last set and choked away...too bad indeed, but i guess there are a lot of positives. Now let's get back to work and beat those trojans this Thursday, it should be a piece of cake for you!!!

Poova
Mar 12th, 2008, 12:01 AM
I guess her lack of experience in these matches really showed towards the end of the match. :shrug:

Lucyxx
Mar 12th, 2008, 12:05 AM
Riza led 4-0 in tiebreak, showed the nerves. Great win Alla!

Expected it to be much easier after her 2 0 win yesterday.

DolceVita
Mar 12th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Good fight Riza

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 12th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Soooooo cloooose :eek:

goldenlox
Mar 12th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Sounds like Alla is still off form. At least she came thru.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 12th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Even though Riza lost this match (albeit by the smallest of margins) she is, in my mind anyway, the biggest story of the Indian Wells qualifying. Her victory over Goerges in the previous round looked like a fluke and something of an embarressment for Goerges at the time. But Riza backed that result up nicely against a girl who lost only two games in her previous match. Coming so close to beating Kudryavtseva and defeating Goerges yesterday adds up to an experience Riza Zalameda should be very proud of. Who knows whether this will encourage her to commit to the game professionally or not. But whatever she choses to do in the future she covered herself in glory here which is more than can be said for the other nine American players that entered the qualy draw. Who would have guessed that out of the ten players from the USA in the qualification draw, Riza Zalameda would display the best tennis? Well done to her. :worship:

Oh yes, and mustn't forget the girl that won the match :lol:, nice job Alla, good luck in the main draw. :yeah:

drake3781
Mar 12th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Even though Riza lost this match (albeit by the smallest of margins) she is, in my mind anyway, the biggest story of the Indian Wells qualifying. Her victory over Goerges in the previous round looked like a fluke and something of an embarressment for Goerges at the time. But Riza backed that result up nicely against a girl who lost only two games in her previous match. Coming so close to beating Kudryavtseva and defeating Goerges yesterday adds up to an experience Riza Zalameda should be very proud of. Who knows whether this will encourage her to commit to the game professionally or not. But whatever she choses to do in the future she covered herself in glory here which is more than can be said for the other nine American players that entered the qualy draw. Who would have guessed that out of the ten players from the USA in the qualification draw, Riza Zalameda would display the best tennis? Well done to her. :worship:

Oh yes, and mustn't forget the girl that won the match :lol:, nice job Alla, good luck in the main draw. :yeah:


Nicely written.

Yes, for me the biggest stories were Zalameda and Rodina. I'm very impressed with Rodina (first serve notwithstanding :tape: ).

drake3781
Mar 12th, 2008, 02:59 AM
I'd love to see Riza get a LL position, get a second chance. All MD players are still in, I guess?

Jakeev
Mar 12th, 2008, 03:05 AM
What a great performance by Riza this week!!! You know she doesn't hit as big as her USC and longtime rival Lindsay Nelson, but unlike Linds, Riza has a great all-court game that I have to agree could give her a possible decent shot at a good tennis career.

Best of luck to her the rest of the year.

kittyking
Mar 12th, 2008, 03:13 AM
I thought Alla would have won something like 6-1 6-0, I've never been that impressed with Riza before this :o

bruintennis
Mar 12th, 2008, 03:14 AM
I'd love to see Riza get a LL position, get a second chance. All MD players are still in, I guess?

Would Riza even get the LL? Isn't it given to the next highest ranked player who lost in the last round of qualifying? I don't think Riza's even ranked at all. But yea, another chance to play would be great, but not before she help UCLA beat the trojans this Thursday..haha

Hey thanks for all the support for Riza, I know she would really appreciate all the support from this board.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 12th, 2008, 04:13 AM
phew Alla......... nice comeback in 3rd but got away with it.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 12th, 2008, 07:50 AM
I'd love to see Riza get a LL position, get a second chance. All MD players are still in, I guess?

Just to clarify....LLs are determined by ranking. As Riza is almost certainly the lowest ranked player out of the 12 losers yesterday she does not have the remotest chance of lucky loser spot...sorry. :shrug:

drake3781
Mar 12th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Just to clarify....LLs are determined by ranking. As Riza is almost certainly the lowest ranked player out of the 12 losers yesterday she does not have the remotest chance of lucky loser spot...sorry. :shrug:

OK, well nobody is out anyway, are they? But also, I read a few times that rules changed and LL is now randomly drawn and not based on ranking any more... or did I get that wrong? Or is that only at some type events but not all?

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 12th, 2008, 08:29 AM
OK, well nobody is out anyway, are they? But also, I read a few times that rules changed and LL is now randomly drawn and not based on ranking any more... or did I get that wrong? Or is that only at some type events but not all?

Actually Ditty (who was indeed the higher ranked player to lost yesterday) has already got a LL. And yes they are still based on ranking. The only exception to this that I know of is the Grand Slams. In the case of the Slams the four highest ranked LLs possibilities get selected at random by a draw. If five or more LLs are needed (unlikely but it has happened before I believe) they start getting selected in order again.

drake3781
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Actually Ditty (who was indeed the higher ranked player to lost yesterday) has already got a LL. And yes they are still based on ranking. The only exception to this that I know of is the Grand Slams. In the case of the Slams the four highest ranked LLs possibilities get selected at random by a draw. If five or more LLs are needed (unlikely but it has happened before I believe) they start getting selected in order again.

Thanks.

Who is Ditty replacing? :confused:

*Jool*
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Thanks.

Who is Ditty replacing? :confused:
good fight from Riza, impressive result, too bad she could not close it out, interesting experience for her :yeah:
I guess Ditty replaces Shaughnessy who was on the list , she may have withdrawn after the Q draw was done ? I don't see who it could be if not her... :shrug:

Poova
Mar 12th, 2008, 10:02 AM
I think Ditty replaced Granville but I could be wrong.

drake3781
Mar 12th, 2008, 06:17 PM
good fight from Riza, impressive result, too bad she could not close it out, interesting experience for her :yeah:
I guess Ditty replaces Shaughnessy who was on the list , she may have withdrawn after the Q draw was done ? I don't see who it could be if not her... :shrug:

I think Ditty replaced Granville but I could be wrong.

Could be Granville; Shaughnessy was out before Q draw. Thanks.

drake3781
Mar 12th, 2008, 06:19 PM
One more thing about Riza: don't forget she had played the entire pre-qualifying tournament leading up to this, with I think not even a day off.

Her lower back was hurting her toward the end and she had even seen the trainer at the start of the third set (but only to talk - trainer didn't do anything).

Highlandman
Mar 12th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Looks like that Zalameda-Girl had a good week after beating Görges and now close vs. Kudryavtseva. Maybe she can continue like that :)

tobi
Mar 12th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Alla is lucky with her draws in my opinion.Still finds way to get too close.

Playing against a WC also in MD 1st round.

bruintennis
Mar 13th, 2008, 01:28 AM
One more thing about Riza: don't forget she had played the entire pre-qualifying tournament leading up to this, with I think not even a day off.

Her lower back was hurting her toward the end and she had even seen the trainer at the start of the third set (but only to talk - trainer didn't do anything).

I don't think she played the pre-qualifying before the start of Qualifying, she got a wildcard from winning a national collegiate tournament held at the middle of January, but she did play two matches the weekend before against Wash State and Washington U. She's playing USC tmr, if anyone's near the area then go out to see how she plays in person.

Uranium
Mar 13th, 2008, 01:33 AM
http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/pac10/sports/c-tennis/auto_action/917105.jpeg
this isn't from her match
she looks like osterloh and Vania