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TheBoiledEgg
Nov 16th, 2001, 05:39 PM
ITF Connolly Continental CupTeam Nominations (Girls)

<br />Friday 16th November 2001

<br />ITF CONNOLLY CONTINENTAL CUP 2001

TENNIS CENTER AT CRANDON PARK, KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA

3-8 DECEMBER 2001

TEAM NOMINATIONS

ALGERIA<br />1. Feriel Esseghir - 29.10.83<br />2. Sana Ben Salah - 17.12.83<br />3. Assia Halo - 14.02.84<br />Capt: Mr Abdelkrim Saadallah

ARGENTINA<br />1. Gisela Dulko - 30.01.85 <br />2. Maria Jose Argeri - 16.07.84<br />3. Sabrina Eisemberg - 14.12.83<br />Capt: Ms Norma Baylon

BRAZIL<br />1. Maria Fernanda Alves - 17.04.83<br />2. Larissa Carvalho - 09.03.85<br />3. Tassia Sono - 26.04.83<br />Capt: Andrea Vieira

AUSTRIA<br />1. Christina Schiechtl - 15.01.84<br />2. Daniela Kix - 11.11.84<br />3. Jenny Zika - 22.11.84<br />Capt: Mr Hermann Fiala

CANADA<br />1. Melanie Marois - 10.03.84<br />2. Diane Srebrovic - 22.07.84<br />3. Beier Ko - 17.07.86<br />Capt: Mrs Rene Simpson

CROATIA<br />1. Matea Mezak - 05.03.85<br />2. Karolina Sprem - 25.10.84<br />3. Ana Vrljic - 01.08.84<br />Capt: Mr Mislav Kacic

CZECH REPUBLIC<br />1. Eva Birnerova - 14.08.84<br />2. Barbora Strycova - 28.03.86<br />3. Petra Cetkovska - 08.02.85<br />Capt: Mr Stanislav Birner

HUNGARY<br />1. Virag Nemeth - 19.06.85<br />2. Zsuzsanna Babos - 23.02.85<br />3. Ildiko Csordas - 29.01.85<br />Capt: Mr Laszlo Markovics

KOREA<br />1. Da-Jung Hong - 03.02.86<br />2. So-Jung Kim - 18.03.86<br />3. Su-Jin Kim - 03.03.85<br />Capt: Mr Joon-Cheol Choi

MEXICO<br />1. Melissa Torres - 03.02.84<br />2. Maria Jose Lopez-Herrera - 09.10.84<br />3. Daniela Munoz - 30.01.84<br />Capt: TBA

<font color=red>RUSSIA<br />1. Svetlana Kuznetsova - 27.08.85<br />2. Vera Zvonareva - 07.09.84<br />3. Anna Bastrikova - 15.11.85<br />Capt: Ms Evgenia Manioukova</font>

SLOVAK REPUBLIC<br />1. Lenka Dlhopolcova - 13.07.84<br />2. Lubomira Kurhajcova - 11.10.83<br />3. Dominika Nociarova - 13.04.84<br />Capt: Mr Vladimir Habas

SWEDEN<br />1. Sofia Arvidsson - 16.02.84<br />2. Hanna Nooni - 09.03.84<br />3. Kristina Jarkenstedt - 05.02.83<br />Capt: Mr Per Henricsson

URUGUAY<br />1. Lucia Migliarini - 16.12.83<br />2. Agustina Arechavaleta - 01.11.84<br />3. Estefania Craciun - 01.01.87<br />Capt: Mr Jose Luis Damiani

USA<br />1. Ashley Harkleroad - 02.05.85<br />2. Amber Liu - 06.07.84<br />3. Bethanie Mattek - 23.03.85<br />Capt: Mr Jai DiLouie

<font color=yellow>UZBEKISTAN<br />1. Akgul Amanmuradova - 23.06.84<br />2. Ivanna Israilova - 04.02.86<br />3. Varvara Lepchenko - 21.05.86<br />Capt: Mr Shamil Chebatarev </font>

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 16th, 2001, 05:51 PM
looking at the teams overall ...... its going to be very tough and its a great looking field.

Glad we got our best players here after what happened last year..... but no Dinara Safina ( she's also witdrawn from Mallorca 3/4 next 2 weeks) , must be injured <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /> suprised to see Lenka back again for Slovakia and that makes them pretty tough.

Czech's have a very strong team again for this.

<br /> US back to defend their title ....

I expect these 4 teams to be top 4 seeds

Hungary , Argentina , Croatia , Sweden have got pretty strong #1 players

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 16th, 2001, 05:54 PM
Slovakia's #1 Dominika Nociarova probably won't get to play singles.

Lubomira and Lenka ...... ouch, could have chosen Hantuchova as well <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

the cat
Nov 16th, 2001, 06:24 PM
Can Ashley Harkleroad once again lead the Americans to victory in the Connelly Cup? I think so. But what has Ashley been doing since the U.S. Open? I don't think she has played any junior tournaments. Has she?

Randy H
Nov 16th, 2001, 07:45 PM
good luck to all the girls I support who will be competing here, and especially team Canada (nice to see Rene Simpson involved as the junior coach here), and of course Slovakia, hope they can do well here <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 16th, 2001, 08:04 PM
Ashley has hardly played since US Open , only 2 Challenger events with little success.

<br />Czech's have got the #1 doubles team in the world.

Seedings once again be touch and go , and the country that gets Hungary who most likely will be 5th seed will be in danger.

<br />Slovaks doing what we did in 1999 when Nadia Petrova came back and played as #2 singles player behind Lina.

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Martian KC
Nov 16th, 2001, 08:46 PM
Good luck to Argentina, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, and Slovak Rep. and too all of my favs individually!

Tripp
Nov 17th, 2001, 03:26 AM
VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!

Gisela and Maria José should play singles and doubles, but I'd say it's all up to Gisella. Vamos chicas!

Also good luck to Uruguay, Mexico and Brazil.

tenn_ace
Nov 17th, 2001, 03:56 AM
here is some statistics

Average Age of the Teams

<ul type="square">

1 KOREA 15 years 25 days<br />2 UZBEKISTAN 16.082<br />3 RUSSIA 16.172<br />4 CZECH REPUBLIC 16.183<br />5 URUGUAY 16.223<br />6 HUNGARY 16.236<br />7 CANADA 16.275<br />8 USA 16.311<br />9 CROATIA 17.007<br />10 AUSTRIA 17.101<br />11 ARGENTINA 17.128<br />12 MEXICO 17.205<br />13 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 17.237<br />14 ALGERIA 17.331<br />15 BRAZIL 17.345<br />16 SWEDEN 18.026

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tenn_ace
Nov 17th, 2001, 03:59 AM
Average ITF Ranking (non-ranked players are assumed to have #1001 ranking - the next one after the last ranked player)

1 RUSSIA 13<br />2 CZECH REPUBLIC 16<br />3 CROATIA 27<br />4 AUSTRIA 41<br />5 MEXICO 59<br />6 SWEDEN 81<br />7 USA 86<br />8 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 94<br />9 HUNGARY 127<br />10 CANADA 175<br />11 KOREA 192<br />12 ARGENTINA 341<br />13 UZBEKISTAN 366<br />14 BRAZIL 511<br />15 URUGUAY 579<br />16 ALGERIA 617

tenn_ace
Nov 17th, 2001, 04:01 AM
Average WTA ranking (non-ranked players are assumed to be ranked at 1190 - the next one after the last ranked player)

1 RUSSIA 350<br />2 USA 434<br />3 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 469<br />4 AUSTRIA 594<br />5 BRAZIL 597<br />6 CANADA 607<br />7 ARGENTINA 613<br />8 CZECH REPUBLIC 742<br />9 MEXICO 882<br />10 ALGERIA 888<br />11 SWEDEN 910<br />12 URUGUAY 948<br />13 KOREA 1011<br />14 CROATIA 1032<br />15 HUNGARY 1190<br />16 UZBEKISTAN 1190

tenn_ace
Nov 17th, 2001, 04:03 AM
WTA singles ranking

1 Lenka Dlhopolcova - 13.07.84 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 174<br />2 Gisela Dulko - 30.01.85 ARGENTINA 188<br />3 Lubomira Kurhajcova - 11.10.83 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 214<br />4 Svetlana Kuznetsova - 27.08.85 RUSSIA 259<br />5 Ashley Harkleroad - 02.05.85 USA 265<br />6 Maria Fernanda Alves - 17.04.83 BRAZIL 312<br />7 Bethanie Mattek - 23.03.85 USA 338<br />8 Vera Zvonareva - 07.09.84 RUSSIA 371<br />9 Eva Birnerova - 14.08.84 CZECH REPUBLIC 372<br />10 Feriel Esseghir - 29.10.83 ALGERIA 403<br />11 Anna Bastrikova - 15.11.85 RUSSIA 419<br />12 Diane Srebrovic - 22.07.84 CANADA 460<br />13 Sabrina Eisemberg - 14.12.83 ARGENTINA 462<br />14 Lucia Migliarini - 16.12.83 URUGUAY 463<br />15 Sofia Arvidsson - 16.02.84 SWEDEN 487<br />16 Melissa Torres - 03.02.84 MEXICO 488<br />17 Christina Schiechtl - 15.01.84 AUSTRIA 536<br />18 Larissa Carvalho - 09.03.85 BRAZIL 564<br />19 Daniela Kix - 11.11.84 AUSTRIA 590<br />20 Jenny Zika - 22.11.84 AUSTRIA 656<br />21 Petra Cetkovska - 08.02.85 CZECH REPUBLIC 663<br />22 Melanie Marois - 10.03.84 CANADA 667<br />23 Beier Ko - 17.07.86 CANADA 693<br />24 Amber Liu - 06.07.84 USA 700<br />25 Karolina Sprem - 25.10.84 CROATIA 717<br />26 Tassia Sono - 26.04.83 BRAZIL 914<br />27 Su-Jin Kim - 03.03.85 KOREA 914<br />28 Da-Jung Hong - 03.02.86 KOREA 930<br />29 Dominika Nociarova - 13.04.84 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 1018<br />30 Maria Jose Lopez-Herrera - 09.10.84 MEXICO 1026<br />31 Hanna Nooni - 09.03.84 SWEDEN 1053<br />32 Sana Ben Salah - 17.12.83 ALGERIA 1071<br />33 Daniela Munoz - 30.01.84 MEXICO 1133<br />34 Assia Halo - 14.02.84 ALGERIA NR<br />35 Maria Jose Argeri - 16.07.84 ARGENTINA NR<br />36 Matea Mezak - 05.03.85 CROATIA NR<br />37 Ana Vrljic - 01.08.84 CROATIA NR<br />38 Barbora Strycova - 28.03.86 CZECH REPUBLIC NR<br />39 Virag Nemeth - 19.06.85 HUNGARY NR<br />40 Zsuzsanna Babos - 23.02.85 HUNGARY NR<br />41 Ildiko Csordas - 29.01.85 HUNGARY NR<br />42 So-Jung Kim - 18.03.86 KOREA NR<br />43 Kristina Jarkenstedt - 05.02.83 SWEDEN NR<br />44 Agustina Arechavaleta - 01.11.84 URUGUAY NR<br />45 Estefania Craciun - 01.01.87 URUGUAY NR<br />46 Akgul Amanmuradova - 23.06.84 UZBEKISTAN NR<br />47 Ivanna Israilova - 04.02.86 UZBEKISTAN NR<br />48 Varvara Lepchenko - 21.05.86 UZBEKISTAN NR

tenn_ace
Nov 17th, 2001, 04:04 AM
anyhow, go Team Russia!!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 17th, 2001, 08:53 AM
Seeding will be done on combination of the two and so Russia should will be #1 seeds , others ?????

tenn_ace
Nov 18th, 2001, 12:27 PM
1 RUSSIA 2<br />2 AUSTRIA 8<br />3 USA 9<br />4 CZECH REPUBLIC 10<br />5 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 11<br />6 MEXICO 14<br />7 CANADA 16<br />8 SWEDEN 17<br />9 CROATIA 17<br />10 BRAZIL 19<br />11 ARGENTINA 19<br />12 KOREA 24<br />13 HUNGARY 24<br />14 ALGERIA 26<br />15 URUGUAY 27<br />16 UZBEKISTAN 29

so, this is combined ranking... I don't belive that they wil seed Austria as #2. I think they will probably go with ITF ranking and will keep WTA one in mind.

Martian KC
Nov 21st, 2001, 03:47 AM
I'm glad Russia went with their older girls. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 21st, 2001, 09:31 AM
We could have still played Lina and Elena B but no point. Galina Fokina as well

sartrista7
Nov 21st, 2001, 10:27 AM
Who is Amber Liu? She seems to be being oushed forward quite a bit as a top US junior, with a wild card into the US Open and now a pick here. Not sure why though, I don't think her results have been that impressive, certainly not compared with players like Cory Ann Avants and Ally Baker.

Go Russia!

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 21st, 2001, 12:12 PM
Amber won the USTA U18 Champs a few weeks back.

Rising Sun
Nov 21st, 2001, 01:32 PM
Amber won the National Hardcourt Champs which gave her the wildcard. She thrashed everybody in that tournament including Ally Baker in the final conceding only 3 games.

I wish she'd play more pro tourneys. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Wally
Nov 21st, 2001, 01:33 PM
good luck korea... pffft... they don't need it... don't? shouldn't... might... WILL need all the luck they can get! i hope they go far!! i HOPE!

srg1
Nov 21st, 2001, 03:43 PM
Amber Liu's results have been very inconsistent and I believe she hasn't done very well in tournaments with lots of International players. I think Ally Baker and Corrie Avants are better pro prospects.

matthias
Nov 22nd, 2001, 06:17 PM
no german team <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

good luck algeria and uzbekistan!

V.Melb
Nov 23rd, 2001, 12:54 AM
K-O-R-E-A aha, hometown china, who you got ha? you got shit nigga, feel the size its the A-S-I-A-N better recognise! Got rice bitch? got rice? got food?got soup? got spice?

I never like to swear on the board but Korea reminded me of that song 'Got Rice'<br />....GO KOREA! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> with the talented Da-Jung Hong <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Maybe i need to take my medication again <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

Rising Sun
Nov 23rd, 2001, 03:24 AM
lol at Vixen <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Where did you hear that song?<br />My friends annoyed the hell out of me by saying the lyrics of that song over and over... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

V.Melb
Nov 23rd, 2001, 05:01 AM
LOL its the best song - really catchy... It rules!<br />You should download it, its called 'Asian Pride' its so funny.... <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <br />My sister downloaded it, don't know where she heard it.... but she got it ages ago <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Nov 23rd, 2001, 01:41 PM
OMG! LOL!!!! I heard that song so much. <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 3rd, 2001, 12:02 PM
** bump **

CB
Dec 3rd, 2001, 12:16 PM
<font size="7">GO BRAZIL!!!!!</FONT>