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Rising Sun
Mar 5th, 2002, 04:42 PM
SINGLES

1st Rd

1-Haruka Inoue d. Tomoe Hotta 6-3 0-6 6-2
Q-Nami Urabe d. Q-Ayako Noda 6-4 7-6(?)
Chisayo Ito d. Akiko Kinebuchi 6-7(?) 6-3 6-1
Q-Ryoko Fuda d. Sachie Umehara 6-3 6-2

Aiko Nakamura d. Ayami Takase 7-5 6-3 :eek:
Q-Tomoyo Takagishi d. Nana Wada 6-3 6-2
Maki Arai d. Q-Motoe Uchida 4-6 6-2 6-3 :D
LL-Chiaki Nakajima d. Q-Naoko Ishikawa 6-4 6-7(4) 6-4

Yumiko Kitamura d. Shizu Katsumi 6-3 6-2
Hiroko Komori d. Remi Tezuka 7-6(5) 7-6(4)
Maika Ozaki d. Q-Tomoko Doukei 6-1 6-0
Kaori Aoyama d. Q-Yuko Kurata 6-2 6-1 :D

Maiko Inoue d. Kumiko Iijima 7-5 6-3 :) :sad:
Seiko Okamoto d. Yumi Yokoi 6-3 7-6(?)
Tomoko Yonemura d. Tomoko Taira 6-1 6-4
2-Shiho Hisamatsu d. Etsuko Yamada 6-7(?) 6-2 6-4

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Welcome back Kaori! :kiss:
If only Aiko could play this well in ITF tourneys. :(

Martian KC
Mar 5th, 2002, 07:57 PM
Finally Kaori is back!:rolleyes: ;) Good luck to Kaori and Chisayo!!!

Wally
Mar 6th, 2002, 03:34 AM
oh bad luck Shizu! :sad:

go Shiho now that shizu is out! :)

tommyk75
Mar 6th, 2002, 04:08 PM
Are either of the Inoue's in the draw related to Etsuko Inoue? She used to be the only Top 50 Japanese woman a long time ago (80's, I think). I remember I saw Steffi beat her in the first round of the U.S. Open, and Etsuko impressed me with her scrambling (I think Graf won 6-3, 6-2)... And I wonder what Kimiko Date is doing these days, and also Naoko Sawamatsu too.

polishprodigy
Mar 6th, 2002, 08:30 PM
Best of luck to Maiko Inoue, I hope she wins the title. Good luck also to Haruka and Shiho.

Rising Sun
Mar 7th, 2002, 02:16 PM
Tommy, nice of you to remember Etsuko. She was ranked as high as the 20s, and is also the current Fed Cup Captain. Now goes by the surname of Kaneshiro. However, Haruka and Maiko aren't related to her. Inoue is pretty common.

2nd Rd

1-H Inoue d. Q-Urabe 6-1 6-0
Ito d. Q-Fuda 6-4 6-0
Q-Takagishi d. WC-Nakamura 3-6 6-1 6-2 :eek: :(
LL-Nakajima d. Arai 7-5 5-7 6-4 :(
WC-Komori d. 5-Kitamura 6-3 2-6 7-6(?)
4-Aoyama d. WC-Ozaki 6-3 2-6 6-3 :kiss:
Okamoto d. 8-M Inoue 6-2 6-3
2-Hisamatsu d. Yonemura 6-2 6-3

Martian KC
Mar 7th, 2002, 08:28 PM
Whoohoo! Goooo Chisayo and Kaori!!!:bounce:

Rising Sun
Mar 8th, 2002, 07:53 AM
QF

1-H Inoue d. Ito 6-4 5-7 6-1
LL-Nakajima d. Q-Takagishi 6-2 3-6 6-3
4-Aoyama d. WC-Komori 6-1 6-4 :kiss:
Okamoto d. 2-Hisamatsu 5-7 6-3 7-5 :)

Wally
Mar 8th, 2002, 11:22 AM
oh shiho!! :sad:

go chiaki!

win this thing now! :bounce:

Martian KC
Mar 8th, 2002, 08:41 PM
Take the title Kaori!:cool: Too bad for Chisayo, at least she brought the number 1 seed to a 3rd set!:kiss:

polishprodigy
Mar 9th, 2002, 02:30 AM
Poor Maiko. SHe lost to this Okamoto girl, who seems good as she beat Shiho as well. Good luck to Haruka and Okamoto. :D

Rising Sun
Mar 9th, 2002, 11:46 AM
SF

1-H Inoue d. LL-Nakajima 6-3 7-5
4-Aoyama d. Okamoto 6-4 7-5 :D

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Congrats Kaori!
Good luck in the final tomorrow. :kiss:
Haruka's always beaten her comfortably, but they haven't played in awhile. It should be a closer match this time. ;)

Martian KC
Mar 9th, 2002, 02:11 PM
OMG! One more match Kaori!!!!:bounce:

Rising Sun
Mar 10th, 2002, 12:27 PM
FINAL

1-H Inoue d. 4-Aoyama 6-4 6-3 :sad:

Bad luck Kaori. :(
Haruka won approx $12,000 (US)

Wally
Mar 10th, 2002, 12:51 PM
well done haruka!

shame that chiaki couldn't go all the way! would have been really wonderful if that had happened!

does anyone know the total prizemoney in US dollars for this tournie? :)

Martian KC
Mar 10th, 2002, 01:58 PM
Disappointing performance, Kaori!:( Too bad!:sad:

Rising Sun
Mar 10th, 2002, 04:51 PM
Wally just in case you didn't know. This tourney is a domestic one and no points are awarded. ;)

It's running the same time as the men's challenger.

Wally
Mar 10th, 2002, 11:06 PM
danker: its ok i already knew! :)

i think it was you who told me that last year when i asked you! :D