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Dec 31st, 2011, 11:23 AM
Say what? Are you splitting Australia and New Zealand into seperates?

Jan 2nd, 2012, 05:07 AM
:lol: who's going to start the Tennis Nauru and Tennis Tonga pages??!!

Jan 3rd, 2012, 11:03 PM
Individual threads for the Tere-Apisah sisters, Steffi Carruthers, Anaeve Pain and Shannon&Kamoe (FIJ) please :hearts:

Jan 27th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Well, Anaeve Pain is now representing France now :shrug:

Jan 27th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Barely. She still hails from CAL and is just playing for France bc of $$ I suppose. :p

Feb 16th, 2012, 11:01 AM
:lol: Like at 2011 FO i think.

Sep 19th, 2012, 02:21 AM
Meet the best college tennis player you've never heard of

If you want to meet the best college tennis player you've never heard of, or even seen play, you need to head on through Atlanta taking Interstate 75 south.

Since you are in Atlanta, it's assumed you will be taking the Georgia Tech exit and heading a couple blocks west to visit the school that has been an ACC and national power in tennis for over a decade.


Ok, you will then go through Downtown Atlanta take I-20 east and connect on one of the roads that will take you to Athens, Georgia. Athens happens to be home to one of the best tennis facilities and women's tennis programs in the country.

Wrong again.

Speeding down I-75, you need to pass the Georgia Tech exit, go a few miles south and exit right in the heart of Downtown Atlanta exit at Courtland Street, go a few blocks and you will find yourself on the campus of Georgia State University. Home of Aibgail Tere-Apisah and according to the athletic department staff at this growing urban school, "a place where things are happening."

How many of you have heard of her?

It doesn't matter, because with the results this junior from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea put up during the 2012 NCAA season by earning All-American status and compiling an impressive record that only included two losses. Those losses were nothing to be ashamed of as they were to Anya Morgina of South Carolina and to Florida's top player in Allie Will in the round of 16 of the NCAA Championships.

Yes, I said Papua New Guinea. Since Americans tend to be weak when it comes to world geography, it's an independent island nation in the Pacific, just north of Australia that gained independence from Australia in 1975. Not exactly a tennis hotbed and a frequent destination of college tennis coaches in America.

Tere-Apisah didn't stumble upon tennis by accident. Her parents are both certified tennis instructors in Papua New Guinea and she started playing at an early age.

"I was there every day since about three years old while all the other kids were being coached by my dad and practicing, I was usually on the side just hitting by myself," Tere-Apisah stated, "When I was six or seven I decided to join the groups and train with them."

After practicing and playing tournaments in Australia an the South Pacific, including the qualifying for the juniors at the Australian Open, Tere-Apisah made a side trip to the United States in 2009.

While getting coaching and training at the Hobson Performance Tennis Academy in Lawrenceville, Ga., prior to two tournaments, she talked with a former GSU student-athlete about the upstart tennis program at Georgia State.

"To be honest Georgia State was not really high on my list at first because the other schools contacting me were ranked higher," Tere-Apisah said, "It was a last-minute decision because I was leaning towards Texas A&M or Ole Miss, but in the end I wanted to be in a city."

The big city of Atlanta, and all of a sudden she was big fish in a small pond at Georgia State. Looking back, she said that was a good thing.

"I've kind of liked how it has worked out so far-- I'm working my way up and so is the team."

I'll say, Tere-Apisah is currently ranked No. 23 in the ITA preseason college singles rankings and that in some people's eyes, isn't giving her enough credit. Her big-time game is playing in the big city of Atlanta very well. She is the highest ranked women's college player in the state of Georgia, which is known for its storied tennis programs.

There is excitement surrounding the Georgia State tennis program as Tere-Apisah begins her 2012-13 campaign this weekend in an ITA sanctioned multi-school invitational that will be played out as an individual tournament.

With teams like Georgia Tech, South Florida and North Carolina State on the docket this weekend, Tere-Apisah is hoping to build on the success she had in the spring. I wondered if it made her believe she can play with the top talent in the country and now contend for, I'll say it -- a national title.

"It did, and now I feel like I have a chance to play with the top players in the nation and at that level," admitted the 20-year old student-athlete.

Tere-Apisah now knows that she can't sneak up on anyone and other college players, coaches and even the fans will be watching her closely.

Georgia State's sports communications assistant for women's tennis, Randy Lieberman remembers the reaction Tere-Apisah's run at the NCAA Championships in Athens generated.

"I was in the press box and there was buzz among the media members about Abby's play."
Lieberman nodded when I asked him if it was similar to a No. 16 seed leading a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

"I kind of like that, it's nice to know people are supporting me and looking out for me," said an appreciative Tere-Apisah. "People now come up to me and say they've been keeping up with me and you're doing such a nice job, so it makes me nervous and I don't want to let anybody down."

Tere-Apisah spent the summer in another big city, namely Chicago, where she worked on her game.

"I know I have things to work on," Tere-Apisah freely admits. "I need to be more mentally disciplined and I would like to make my serve more of an advantage."

She said she's always working on her fitness, but while in Chicago she said she treated herself to Chicago-style pizza and enjoyed seeing Wrigley Field and other sights in Downtown Chicago.

I know you hear this all the time, but as good as she is on the court, Tere-Apisah may be even a better teammate.

"Abby is the type of person that always thinks of other people first," says her head coach, Miha Lisac. "She's an outstanding person to have (on our team), whether she was our number one player or not."

Tere-Apisah is such a good teammate she even sat out the first weekend of play to give a few of the less experienced players on the Georgia State roster a chance to play against some smaller schools. She also knows that she has to pace herself as she will be playing individually in some upcoming national events.

Throughout the year, Tere-Apisah says her family will try and follow her progress from the South Pacific, but it isn't all that easy.

"The technology over there isn't quite as advanced, they get on the Georgia State website or I Skype with them on occasion."

Coach Lisac says with Tere-Apisah's play and attitude, it has created a ripple effect and other players on the team are feeding off of her presence.

"She's helped create an atmosphere that makes the other players want to go the extra mile and get better."

When asked if he could change one thing about his number one singles player, Lisac didn't hesitate.

"She's an incredibly humble person, sometimes too much," smiled Lisac, who has been with Georgia State for over a decade as a player and now coach. "Sometimes you want her to have a little bit of an ego, in the right way obviously."

"I just love that out team is really coming up," summed up Tere-Apisah. "I still get nervous, but it's exciting."

Imagine that, a tennis player without an ego. Things really are happening at Georgia State and Abigail Tere-Apisah is leading the way and setting the tone. Now you can't say you've never heard of her.

You can see her play September 21-24 as Georgia State hosts the Southern Shootout at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. It's big-time college tennis, in the fall, in Atlanta.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/meet-the-best-college-tennis-player-you-ve-never-heard-of


Oct 7th, 2012, 12:13 PM
Would love to see some players from the Pacific play in ITFs, although it probably won't happen.

Jul 15th, 2013, 07:39 AM
well, now it's happening. Steffi Carruthers from Samoa started to play regularly this year and and qualified for the main draw at the 25k in Campos Do Jordao this week. so maybe this thread can be fed with some results in the future as she finally seems to be getting into winning form now. hopefully she can continue like that.

QR1: Carruthers vs. bye
QR2: Carruthers def. (6)Guimaraes Bueno 62 62
QR3: Carruthers def. (12)Bruzzesi Avella 64 63

here are her other results from this year:

$25,000 Campinas
Qualifying Draw

64 W H2H vs ORENGA PANIZZA, Rafaela (BRA) 6-2 7-6(3)
32 W H2H vs RODRIGUES DOS SANTOS, Rafaela (BRA) 6-0 6-1
16 L H2H vs VIDAL, Leticia Garcia (BRA) 3-6 2-6

$25,000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto
Qualifying Draw

64 L H2H vs ABEL, Suellen (BRA) 1-6 1-6

$10,000 Buffalo, NY
Qualifying Draw

64 W H2H vs VLACHAKIS, Elizabeth (USA) 6-1 6-0
32 L H2H vs CRAWFORD, Jacqueline (USA) 2-6 2-6

$10,000 Quintana Roo
Qualifying Draw

32 W H2H vs ESPARZA FUSTER, Dominique (MEX) 6-1 6-2
16 W H2H vs GUTTORMSEN, Karyn (USA) 6-3 6-0

Main Draw

32 L H2H vs SANCHEZ, Ana Sofia (MEX) 0-6 2-6

Main Draw

16 W Partnering BETANCOURT, C (MEX) vs MADAHUAR, L (MEX) /WESBROOKS, C (USA) 6-1 6-3
QF L Partnering BETANCOURT, C (MEX) vs SANCHEZ, A (MEX) /ZACARIAS, M (MEX) 6-7(7) 3-6

$10,000 Quintana Roo
Qualifying Draw

64 BYE
32 W H2H vs FLORES, Beatriz Magdalena (MEX) 6-3 6-2
16 L H2H vs ROSE, Malika (USA) W/O

$10,000 Quintana Roo
Main Draw

32 L H2H vs MORIARTY, Julia (AUS) 1-6 2-6

Jul 16th, 2013, 08:03 AM
25k Campos Do Jordao:

R1: (Q)Carruthers vs. (Q)Kurata

good draw, get another win steffi, you need those ranking points!

Jul 17th, 2013, 07:27 AM
R1: (Q)Kurata def. (Q)Carruthers 61 62

:hug: better luck next time. at least she qualified for the md this time!

Jul 20th, 2013, 09:02 AM
10k Sao Jose Dos Campos:

QR1: Carruthers vs. Beirao

gl steffi, get to the main draw again!

Jul 21st, 2013, 09:40 AM
QR1: Carruthers def. Beirao 75 61
QR2: Carruthers vs. (3)Pereira

go steffi, keep winning!

Jul 21st, 2013, 10:05 PM
lost 63 64 in QR2 :(

Jul 22nd, 2013, 08:45 AM
Great to see a Samoan player on tour!

Jul 22nd, 2013, 10:28 PM
R1: (WC)Carruthers/Alves Pereira Valle vs. Abel/Venditti

gl steffi, get at least a doubles win!

Jul 26th, 2013, 09:36 AM
R1: Abel/Venditti def. (WC)Carruthers/Alves Pereira Valle 63 26 10-6

:hug: so close. better luck next time!

Jul 27th, 2013, 07:09 PM
10k Sao Paulo:

QR1: Carruthers vs. bye
QR2: Carrujters vs. Da Silva Chang

go steffi ,two more wins to the main draw!

Jul 28th, 2013, 11:11 AM
QR2: Carruthers def. Da Silva Chang 62 36 61
QR3: Carruthers vs. (2)Bruzzesi Avella

go steffi, you just beat her this month, go and get another win here.

Jul 29th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Lost 62 46 63 :(

Sep 28th, 2013, 07:08 AM
15k Victoria:

QR1: Carruthers vs. Bye

Finally back on tour. Gl in the main draw!

Sep 29th, 2013, 08:35 PM
R1: (Q)Carruther vs. Betancourt

go steffi, get the win!

Oct 1st, 2013, 08:21 PM
Lost 62 76 in singles :( had hoped for a better result. Gl in doubles now!

R1: Carruthers/Kent vs. Bye
QF: Carruthers/Kent vs. (1)Alvarez-Teran/Irigoyen

Tough draw, gl steffi.

Oct 3rd, 2013, 08:31 AM
Lost 64 60
Better luck next time!

Oct 5th, 2013, 07:35 AM
25k Tampico:

QR1: Carruthers vs. (7)Jebawy

Come on steffi, only one win to the main draw!

Oct 7th, 2013, 05:33 PM
QR1: Carruthers def. (7)Jebawy 67 75 75
R1: (Q)Carruthers vs. (5)Pandzic
Carruthers/Roldan vs. Gorches/Rodriguez

Wow, great fight in qualies. Keep up the great form and get the upset!

Oct 8th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Lost 61 63 in singles and 62 75 in doubles :( had hoped for at least one win!

Oct 12th, 2013, 10:06 AM
10k Pereira:

QR1: Carruthers vs. Medina Blanco

go steffi, ust one win to the main draw!

Oct 13th, 2013, 08:13 AM
QR1: Carruthers def. Medina Blanco 62 61
R1: (Q)Carruthers vs. (WC)Valero

Good score in qualies. And nice opportunity in the main draw! Now finally get those much needed wins to get a ranking!

Oct 15th, 2013, 06:48 AM
R1: (3)Perez-Garcia/Perez-Garcia def. (WC)Carruthers/Monsalve 16 64 10-6

Gl in singles now!

Oct 16th, 2013, 06:43 AM
R1: (Q)Carruthers def. (WC)Valero 62 62
R2: (Q)Carruthers vs. (6)Theiler

:bounce: congrats, finally a main draw win! Now keep it up and get the upset!

Oct 17th, 2013, 06:09 AM
R2: (Q)Carruthers def. (6)Theiler 61 ret.
QF: (Q)Carruthers vs. (4)Muma

Go steffi, keep winning! You need those points.

Oct 17th, 2013, 10:59 AM
Well done :yeah: Nice to see a player from Samoa doing well :)

Oct 18th, 2013, 06:09 AM
QF: (Q)Carruthers def. (4)Muma 64 63
SF: (Q)Carruthers vs. Szlavikovics

:bounce: get to the final steffi!

Oct 18th, 2013, 06:20 AM
Wow :eek:

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Oct 19th, 2013, 04:34 AM
Steffi lost in the semifinal but still a great week :yeah:

QD for Bogota next week
Steffi Carruthers (SAM) v BYE
Valeria Mantilla (COL) v Antonia Fidalgo (COL)

GL :cheer:

Oct 19th, 2013, 07:11 AM
:hug: still a great week. Gl next week and keep up the great form!

Oct 21st, 2013, 07:58 AM
QR2: Carruthers def. Fidalgo 75 62
R1: (Q)Carruthers vs. (8)Muma

Not again against muma. Gl steffi, get the win again!

Oct 21st, 2013, 09:54 AM
GL Steffi :)

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Oct 22nd, 2013, 09:15 PM
Lost 62 60 to muma. What an odd score, beating her in two sets last week and now she wins only two games against her :( had hoped for more!

Nov 1st, 2013, 10:22 PM
Steffi got a ranking for the first time this week. She stands at no. 1075 at the moment. Congrats, keep it up. This will help her to get into tournaments easier. Keep building on that!

go michelle luv
Nov 9th, 2013, 10:21 AM
Steffi :inlove: :hearts: SAMOAA

Nov 23rd, 2013, 09:11 AM
steffi will be seeded for the first time in a tournament next week. she'll be no.3 at the 10k in bogota. congrats and get some wins there!

Nov 23rd, 2013, 07:28 PM
yes! hope she can reached sf or win the tournament :D

Nov 25th, 2013, 09:10 PM
10k Bogota:

R1: (3)Carruthers vs. Blanco Molina

R1: Carruthers/Gomez def. Mantilla/Ochoa Martinez 61 36 10-3
QF: Carruthers/Gomez vs. Boada/Monsalve

Go steffi!

Nov 26th, 2013, 08:39 PM
R1: (3)Carruthers def. Blanco Molina 62 62
R2: (3)Carruthers vs. (Q)Medina Blanco

Go steffi!

Nov 28th, 2013, 06:44 AM
R2: (Q)Medina Blanco def. (3)Carruthers 16 61 64

QF: Boada/Monsalve def. Carruthers/Gomez 62 36 10-6

:( had expected more from her this week!

Dec 2nd, 2013, 08:57 PM
10k Barranquilla:

R1: (6)Carruthers vs. Sanchez

Get more wins than last week!

Dec 2nd, 2013, 09:54 PM

Dec 3rd, 2013, 07:24 PM
R1: (6)Carruthers def. Sanchez 60 60
R2: (6)Carruthers vs. Gomez

wow, convincing win. now keep it up and get some more wins this week!

Dec 5th, 2013, 05:34 PM
R2: (6)Carruthers def. Gomez 60 60
QF: (1)Koch-Benvenuto def. (6)Carruthers 60 60

:eek: :confused: :tape: :facepalm:

never expected that kind of score after her first two matches...

Dec 6th, 2013, 12:49 AM
R2: (6)Carruthers def. Gomez 60 60
QF: (1)Koch-Benvenuto def. (6)Carruthers 60 60

:eek: :confused: :tape: :facepalm:

never expected that kind of score after her first two matches...

Really is not a good result.... Koch-Benvenuto is not THAT good from what I understand/have heard about her.

Dec 8th, 2013, 09:33 PM
25k Mata De Sao Joao:

R1: Carruthers vs. (WC)Alves
Carruthers/Ullmann vs. Guimares Bueno/Guimares Bueno

gl steffi, good draw. and congrats for entering a 25k tournament main draw directly for the first time!

Dec 10th, 2013, 08:59 PM
R1: (WC)Alves def. Carruthers 76 67 61

:( not good steffi. you have to win these easy matches if you seriously want to progress in the rankings....better luck next time!

Dec 12th, 2013, 01:55 PM
R1: Guimares Bueno/Guimares Bueno def. Carruthers/Ullmann 60 62


Dec 13th, 2013, 10:10 PM
25k Bertioga:

QR1: (5)Carruthers vs. Bye
QR2: (5)Carruthers vs. Reis De Campos

Gl steffi, only one win to the main draw! Better luck this week!

Dec 15th, 2013, 08:33 PM
QR2: (5)Carruthers vs. Reis De Campos 62 62
R1: (Q)Carruthers vs. (Q)Guimares Bueno

Go steffi, get the win!

Dec 16th, 2013, 12:52 AM
Guimares Bueno is very beatable.... come on Steffi.

Dec 16th, 2013, 12:53 AM
Btw there is a really good Samoan girl who I see train at my local tennis club, I can't remember her name but word going around is she is entering some 10k and 25k events soon....

Dec 16th, 2013, 06:49 PM
6-1 6-0 win!! fantastic, 8 points now!! congrats :)

Dec 16th, 2013, 09:42 PM
:bounce: gl in the next round. Another win would be great for her ranking!

Dec 17th, 2013, 03:13 PM
CHR for steffi this week. she went from no. 1061 to no. 963. :bounce: congrats, keep it up. with the points from this weeks tournament, she will of course move even higher in the rankings!

Dec 18th, 2013, 06:22 PM
R2: (3)Pigossi def. (Q)Carruthers 62 63

:hug: still a good and important win in R1 and a good match against a top 300 player.

Dec 24th, 2013, 09:41 AM
CHR for steffi again at no. 948 this week :bounce:

Jan 3rd, 2014, 03:20 PM
CHR for steffi this week again. she went from no. 948 to no. 795 :) keep rising steffi!

Jan 8th, 2014, 01:58 PM
and another CHR for steffi, going from 795 to 790 this week :) hope she starts playing again soon.

Feb 12th, 2014, 09:41 AM
25k Rancho Santa Fe:

QR1: Schaefer def. (7)Carruthers 62 63
QR1: (2)Chalaganidze/Korashvili def. Carruthers/Ustinova 64 62

:( bad start to the new year so far. better luck next time steffi!

Feb 13th, 2014, 04:07 AM
I have reason to believe Carruthers sometimes reads this thread :lol:

Hope she starts to get some good results soon, she really is not 'that bad' of a player certainly capable of cracking the top 500 :)

Feb 17th, 2014, 06:14 PM
25k Surprise:

QR1: (12)Cako def. Carruthers 64 64

:hug: so close!

Feb 18th, 2014, 05:55 PM
QR1: (2)Carruthers/Raszkiewicz def. Prudhomme/Zaja 62 63
R1: (Q)Carruthers/Raszkiewicz vs. (2)Muhammad/Cako

go steffi, get the upset!

Feb 20th, 2014, 06:48 PM
R1: (2)Muhammad/Cako def. (Q)Carruthers/Raszkiewicz 63 63

:hug: tough draw, better luck next time!

Mar 4th, 2014, 10:42 AM
10k Gainesville:

R1: Carruthers vs. (8)Grammatikopoulou
Carruthers/Covington vs. (1)Peers/Pluskota

Go steffi, get some wins here!

Mar 5th, 2014, 10:48 AM
R1: (8)Grammatikopoulou def. Carruthers 63 64

:( another loss. Come on steffi, you need those wins! I think she should go back to playing in south america where the draws are a little weaker.

Mar 8th, 2014, 03:35 PM
R1: (1)Peers/Pluskota def. Carruthers/Covington 63 62


Mar 9th, 2014, 09:22 AM
10k Orlando:

QR1: (4)Carruthers vs. (WC)Michaud

Tough draw and 3 rounds to get to the main draw. Gl steffi, get those wins!

Mar 10th, 2014, 01:01 PM
QR1: (4)Carruthers def. (WC)Michaud 63 46 63
QR2: (4)Carruthers vs. Kallenberg

Closer than expected, but a win is a win! Gl in the next round.

Mar 11th, 2014, 09:53 AM
QR2: (4)Carruthers def. Kallenberg 46 63 60
QR3: (4)Carruthers vs. Gordon

Gl steffi, just one more match!

Mar 12th, 2014, 08:50 PM
QR3: Gordon def. (4)Carruthers 75 61
R1: Hermoso/Kramperova def. Carruthers/Mills 62 63


again not a good week. at least she won two matches, but she needs some main draw wins again to progress.

Mar 16th, 2014, 09:37 PM
10k Lima:

R1: (8)Carruthers vs. Schoelink
Carruthers/Riley vs. (3)Clark/Kent

Go steffi, get some much needed wins! I think it's a good decision to go back to south america where the draws are a little weaker.

Mar 17th, 2014, 09:16 PM
R1: (8)Carruthers def. Schoelink 62 57 63

:bounce: finally a main draw win again for steffi. gl in R2 now!

Mar 18th, 2014, 12:21 PM
R1: (3)Clark/Kent def. Carruthers/Riley 76 61

Better luck in singles!

Mar 20th, 2014, 08:03 AM
R2: De Carli def. (8)Carruthers 64 75

:( close, but i expected a little more this week!

Mar 24th, 2014, 12:39 PM
10k Lima:

R1: Carruthers vs. qualifier
Carruthers/Kattah vs. Azconzabal/Gobbi Monllau

good opportunity to get some wins. go steffi!

Mar 26th, 2014, 12:02 PM
R1: Carruthers def. (LL)Cheli 64 64
Carruthers/Kattah def. Azconzabal/Gobbi Monllau 67 63 10-6
R2: Carruthers vs. (7)Podoroska
QF: Carruthers/Kattah vs. (1)Curovic/Sizikova

go steffi, get the upset!

Mar 27th, 2014, 09:44 AM
R2: (7)Podoroska def. Carruthers 60 60
QF: (1)Curovic/Sizikova def. Carruthers/Kattah 64 61

:( come on steffi, you can't afford to lose matches like this if you seriously want to progress in the rankings!

Apr 1st, 2014, 07:03 PM
10k Lima:

R1: (8)Carruthers def. (WC)Torres Chihuan 61 60
R2: (8)Carruthers vs. De Carli

R1: (ALT)Carruthers/Akkerman def. (4)Luini/Salut 62 63

congrats steffi, finally a convincing win again!

Apr 3rd, 2014, 10:27 AM
R2: De Carli def. (8)Carruthers 63 36 63
QF: Farfan/Zeballos def. (ALT)Carruthers/Akkerman 61 46 11-9

:(again not the best week. but at least a win in singles and doubles!

The Walking Bye
Apr 4th, 2014, 05:19 AM
^She was beaten in doubles by ATP player Horacio Zeballos's sister

Apr 11th, 2014, 08:52 PM
CHR of no. 753 this week :bounce: keep going steffi!

May 19th, 2014, 09:26 PM
10k Sumter:

R1: Carruthers vs. Qualifier
Carruthers/Simmons vs. (WC)Chang/Daniell

Go steffi, get some wins here!

May 21st, 2014, 09:09 AM
R1: Carruthers vs. (Q)Frenkel

go steffi!

May 21st, 2014, 09:05 PM
R1: Carruthers def. (Q)Frenkel 62 76
R2: Carruthers vs. (4)Whoriskey

Go steffi, get the upset!

May 22nd, 2014, 05:39 PM
R1: (WC)Chang/Daniell def. Carruthers/Simmons 63 62

:( keep winning in singles at least!

May 23rd, 2014, 06:57 AM
R2: (4)Whoriskey def. Carruthers 64 75

:hug: at least it was close!

May 27th, 2014, 11:07 AM
10k Hilton Head Island:

R1: Carruthers vs. (6)Albanese
Carruthers/Simmons vs. (Q)Ianchuk/Safronenka

tough draw again. gl and get the upset!

May 29th, 2014, 07:09 AM
R1: Carruthers def. (6)Albanese 46 63 63
(Q)Ianchuk/Safronenka def. Carruthers/Simmons 46 62 12-10
R2: Carruthers vs. (Q)Dolehide

Good win in singles and great opportunity to get at least to the QF. Go steffi!

May 30th, 2014, 12:45 PM
R2: (Q)Dolehide def. Carruthers 61 64

:( another bad loss against a teenager. she could have reached the SF easily without meeting a seeded player. come on steffi, you have to win those matches!

better luck next week at the 10k in mexico. she'll be seeded at least 4th there. good opportunity to collect some more points!

Jun 2nd, 2014, 09:33 AM
10k Pachuca:

R1: (3)Carruthers vs. (Q)Zubkova
Carruthers/Valdes vs. Baez/Toma

go steffi, get some more wins here than in the last tournaments!

Jun 3rd, 2014, 09:04 PM
R1: (3)Carruthers def. (Q)Zubkova 61 63
R2: (3)Carruthers vs. Aleshcheva

go steffi, get another win here. and gl for your doubles match later today!

Jun 4th, 2014, 02:14 PM
R1: Carruthers/Valdes def. Baez/Toma 60 60
QF: Carruthers/Valdes vs. Guzman/Rotaeche

go steffi, keep winning in singles, too!

Jun 5th, 2014, 08:22 AM
R2: Aleshcheva def. (3)Carruthers 61 62


Jun 6th, 2014, 08:42 AM
QF: Carruthers/Valdes def. Guzman/Rotaeche 62 61
SF: Carruthers/Valdes vs. Aleshcheva/Okuno

go steffi, get to the final!

Jun 8th, 2014, 04:59 PM
SF: Aleshcheva/Okuno def. Carruthers/Valdes 26 63 10-3


Jun 8th, 2014, 07:25 PM
10k Coatzacoalcos:

R1: (5)Carruthers vs. (Q)Diaz Mares
Carruthers/Valdes vs. Ruiz/Solano Jimenez

Go steffi, finally get back to the winning form here!

Jun 9th, 2014, 08:40 AM
CHR of no. 733 this week for steffi! congrats, keep climbing up the rankings now!

Jun 10th, 2014, 08:44 AM
R1: Carruthers/Valdes def. Ruiz/Solano Jimenez 61 60
QF: Carruthers/Valdes vs. Eskauriatza-Ruiz/Pintos

gl for your singles match today!

The Walking Bye
Jun 10th, 2014, 08:48 AM
Playing with Valdez again. They are doing well, since they both seem to be playing the 10k's in South America they may stick together for awhile

Jun 11th, 2014, 03:00 PM
R1: (5)Carruthers def. (Q)Diaz Mares 60 60
R2: (5)Carruthers vs. Nefedova

gl in R2 steffi!

Jun 12th, 2014, 05:19 PM
R2: (5)Carruthers def. Nefedova 61 60
QF: (5)Carruthers vs. (WC)Eskauriatza-Ruiz

QF: Carruthers/Valdes def. Eskauriatza-Ruiz/Pintos 61 62
SF: Carruthers/Valdes vs. (1)Fuentes/Zacarias

finally two wins in a row again for steffi. and great opportunity to reach the SF now against a WC player. and she knows the girl already from her doubles QF match. go steffi!

Jun 13th, 2014, 11:51 AM
QF: (WC)Eskauriatza-Ruiz def. (5)Carruthers 62 64

:facepalm: another bad loss and a match she should have won!

SF: (1)Fuentes/Zacarias def. Carruthers/Valdes 36 76 10-5

at least a close one in doubles. gl next week at the 10k in canada where she'll be the no.2 seed. hope she can do better there and doesn't lose before the SF!

Jun 16th, 2014, 12:13 PM
CHR of no. 714 this week for steffi! congrats and gl in canada this week!

10k Victoria:

R1: (3)Carruthers vs. (Q)Parravi
(4)Carruthers/Okuno vs. bye

Jun 18th, 2014, 05:42 AM
R1: (Q)Parravi def. (3)Carruthers 61 26 64

:facepalm: what a wasted opportunity!

Jun 19th, 2014, 08:34 AM
QF: (4)Carruthers/Okuno def. Jarrar/King 61 61
SF: (4)Carruthers/Okuno vs. (2)Blajkevitch/Zhang

Jun 20th, 2014, 08:12 AM
SF: (2)Blajkevitch/Zhang def. (4)Carruthers/Okuno 64 62

Jun 23rd, 2014, 08:16 PM
CHR of no. 697 for steffi this week even though she hasn't had the best results lately.

Jul 13th, 2014, 10:43 AM
50k Carson:

QR1: Carruthers vs. Morgan

not the worst draw. nice to see steffi in her first 50k qualifying draw. do your best and get some wins here!

Jul 15th, 2014, 08:18 AM
QR1: Morgan def. Carruthers 76 62


Jul 27th, 2014, 06:05 PM
100k Vancouver:

QR1: Carruthers vs. (7)Reix

tough draw. could have been better. anyway, gl and do your best. we'll see what she can do against a top 500 player. and congrats for your first 100k tournament, steffi!

Jul 27th, 2014, 09:13 PM
lost 61 63 :hug: the score is ok, but she made 10 double faults and couldn't convert enough break points. better luck next time!

Aug 9th, 2014, 07:04 AM
100k+H Bogota
(3)Maria-Fernanda Alves (BRA) v Alexandra Morozova (USA)
(wc)Maria Smith (USA) v Laura Alejandra Gutierrez Gomez (COL)
Ana Maria Becerra (COL) v Lara Rafful (ITA)
(6)Steffi Carruthers (SAM) v Ana Paula Neffa De Los Rios (PAR)

Amazing to see Steffi seeded in qualies of a 100k :spit:
tough first one against the daughter of Rosanna but if she beats her she should be able to win QR2 easily

Aug 10th, 2014, 01:06 AM
Yeah, thought the same. Gl in the first round!

Aug 10th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Lost 62 62 :( had hoped for a closer score at least. She really needs to win these matches at that level if she seriously wants to progress...

Sep 22nd, 2014, 11:37 AM
25k Juarez:

R1: Carruthers vs. Hermoso
Carruthers/Neffa De Los Rios vs. (4)Bhargava/Zlochova

Go steffi, finally get a win again!

Sep 23rd, 2014, 02:53 PM
CHR of no. 675 for steffi this week :bounce:

Sep 23rd, 2014, 08:30 PM
R1: Hermoso def. Carruthers 63 64

:( she had her chances but didn't take advantage of her break point opportunities. better luck next time!

Sep 25th, 2014, 03:57 PM
R1: (4)Bhargava/Zlochova def. Carruthers/Neffa De Los Rios 75 64

:hug: so close. better luck next week!

Sep 28th, 2014, 01:47 PM
25k Monterrey:

QR1: (13)Carruthers vs. bye
QR2: (13)Carruthers vs. (8)Muresan

go steffi, get the upset and get to the main draw!

Sep 29th, 2014, 02:02 PM
QR2: (8)Muresan def. (13)Carruthers 62 60

:( i expected at least a closer score. Come on steffi, get back to winning soon! :)

Oct 5th, 2014, 12:39 PM
50k Monterrey:

QR1: Weinhold def. Carruthers 61 64

:sad: oh no, another loss. hope she can stop that losing streak soon!

Oct 11th, 2014, 08:51 AM
50k Tampico:

QR1: Carruthers vs. Wienerova

:( not the best draw again. gl steffi, get the win this time!

Oct 12th, 2014, 08:02 AM
QR1: Wienerova def. Carruthers 46 62 62


Oct 14th, 2014, 02:18 PM
Abigail TERE-APISAH from Papua New Guinea is playing the 25k tournament in Florence this week, she received a WC into the main draw. her only other experience on the pro circuit came at the same tournament three years ago, when she lost in QR2. gl and get a win here!

R1: (WC)Tere-Apisah vs. Webley-Smith

Oct 15th, 2014, 02:23 PM
R1: Webley-Smith def. (WC)Tere-Apisah 62 57 75

:sad: :hug: soooo close against a top 400 player. hope she can still take some confidence form that match and gets on the pro tour full time.

Oct 17th, 2014, 08:37 AM
She's clearly making in roads with her game and improving every year.

I think she has the right game to make it on the itf circuit, quite a lot of power so I hope she gives it a real crack after college.

It'd be amazing to her a full time Png player with a decent ranking :)

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Oct 20th, 2014, 03:48 PM
10k Pereira:

R1: (6)Carruthers vs. Mina
Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva vs. Ferrero/Lucero

:( not the easiest draw, could have been better. mina is rankend no. 870, a CHR. there were definetly some easier match ups for steffi in the draw. anyway, gl and finally get a win again! you have to stop that losing streak now!

Oct 21st, 2014, 07:39 PM
R1: Mina def. (6)Carruthers 63 67 63


Oct 22nd, 2014, 04:06 PM
R1: Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva def. Ferrero/Lucero 36 63 10-2
QF: Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva vs. (2)Bosio/Mina

at least a doubles win. gl in the QF now!

Oct 23rd, 2014, 05:32 PM
QF: (2)Bosio/Mina def. Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva 60 63


Oct 27th, 2014, 02:37 PM
10k Pereira:

R1: (7)Carruthers vs. (WC)Pedraza Novak
Carruthers/Golovin vs. (3)Perez-Garcia/Perez-Garcia

good draw. she should finally be able to get a win here again!

Oct 28th, 2014, 10:21 AM
R1: (WC)Pedraza Novak def. (7)Carruthers 75 62
(3)Perez-Garcia/Perez-Garcia def. Carruthers/Golovin 36 76 10-8

:facepalm: don't know what to say anymore. she had such a good year last year, but if she doesn't start winning matches again soon, she'll not be able to keep her ranking where it is right now. come on steffi, you need those wins!

Nov 24th, 2014, 11:23 AM
10k Bogota:

R1: (8)Carruthers vs. Bogan
Carruthers/Rizzolo vs. (3)Ferrero/Lucero

come on steffi, finally get some wins again here!

Nov 24th, 2014, 07:24 PM
R1: Bogan def. (8)Carruthers 61 62

:facepalm: what a horrible season for steffi so far :sad: nothing working for her anymore it seems! come on, get back on track soon and play a better season next year!

Nov 26th, 2014, 12:28 PM
R1: (3)Ferrero/Lucero def. Carruthers/Rizzolo 62 26 10-6

Dec 1st, 2014, 11:31 PM
10k Bogota:

R1: (3)Carruthers vs. Roldan
Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva def. Miranda/Rico Garcia 60 62

Go steffi, get a singles win here!

Dec 3rd, 2014, 12:23 PM
R1: Roldan def. (3)Carruthers 46 64 62


Dec 3rd, 2014, 12:23 PM
QF: Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva vs. (3)Ferrero/Lucero

gl in doubles, get the upset this time!

Dec 5th, 2014, 06:33 PM
QF: (3)Ferrero/Lucero def. Carruthers/Alzate Esmurzaeva 64 36 12-10

:hug: so close.