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bluepastures
Mar 10th, 2002, 11:33 PM
No, I know its not actually a challenger, but this still seems the most appropriate place to post it. Here's the commitment list so far (they'll be a lot of late entries, as usual!) for the British tour event at Swansea (qualifiers start tomorrow):

Karen Paterson GB 623
Eva Erbova CZE 631
Kelly Simkin GB 691
Alice Barnes GB 732
Chantal Coombs GB 75
Luisa Cowper GB 1035
Rebecca Rankin GB 1036
Rebecca Llewellyn GB 1122
Helen Broome GB 1146
and the following non-world ranked British players:

K. Shaw, R. Dandeniya, A. McKenzie, A. Martin, M. Neish, H. Adams
S. Cousins, R. Everson-Watts, K. Leonard, R. Porsz, A. White and K. Laidler

bluepastures
Mar 12th, 2002, 07:52 PM
The second round draw (where the top 4 seeds come in) is as follows

- Karen Paterson (623) V C.Miles (3.1) OR H. Adams (2.2)
- R. Hood (2.3) OR A. Martin (2.1) V Mhairi Neish (2.1) OR Rebecca Llewellyn (1122)
- Alice Barnes (732) V S. Cousins (2.2) OR Helen Broome (1146)
- Amber Silverstone (2.1) OR K. Shaw (1.5) V Chantal Coombs (750)
- Luisa Cowper (1035) V T. Lock (2.3) OR K. Laidler (2.2)
- Rebecca Dandeniya (1.5) OR Rachel Porsz (2.2) V Kelly Simkin (691)
- Rebecca Rankin (1036) V K. Leonard (2.2) OR Anna White (2.2)
- E. Flint (2.3) OR Alice Mackenzie (2.1) V Eva Erbova (CZE: 631)

Not nearly as many entries for this British tour event as there usually is. It doesn't look like there was a qualifying event. Very unusual for a player rated 3.1 to make the main draw.

paul_masterton
Mar 12th, 2002, 08:47 PM
Good luck Karen adn Mhairi!

Paul:D

Monica_Rules
Mar 12th, 2002, 10:01 PM
GO KATIE SHAW:D

bluepastures
Mar 12th, 2002, 10:16 PM
I was somewhat surprised to see that Erbova is playing in Swansea.

Does she live in the UK?

So it's Katie Shaw. I wasn't sure (that's why some players only have initials :rolleyes: )

At the British Nationals last year, I over-heard Alice Mackenzie's Dad (who might play Erbova) saying to her coach something along the lines of "In all honesty, I'd be glad if Alice gave up tennis, and was just like any other school-girl. It would certainly save me money". Glad to see she hasn't taken his advice, a 2.1 rating is something that shouldn't be wasted

anyonefortennis?
Mar 13th, 2002, 01:06 AM
I sometimes see Alice Mckenzie training. She has a good attitude and puts a lot of time and effort into improving her game.

I think she won a regional tournament in Cardiff recently and I hope she'll start to make an impression at a higher level soon.

bluepastures
Mar 13th, 2002, 06:45 PM
Yes, that's a similar impression to what I've got of McKenzie when I've seen her. She's from Yorkshire isn't she?

It's possible that her rating may change soon, as I think the new ratings run will be released soon (they're done every six months).

bluepastures
Mar 14th, 2002, 07:34 PM
Some 1st round results:

Mhairi Neish BEAT Rebecca Llewellyn WALKOVER
C. Miles BEAT H. Adams 6-0, 6-3
R. Hood BEAT A. Martin 6-3, 6-4
H. Broome BEAT S. Cousins 6-1, 6-1
Katy Shaw BEAT Amber Silverstone 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
K. Laidler BEAT T. Lock 6-3, 6-1
Rebecca Dandeniya BEAT Rachel Porsz 6-1, 6-2
Anna White BEAT K. Leonard (IRE) 6-1, 6-4

Don't know what happened to the Flint - Mackenzie match.

anyonefortennis?
Mar 14th, 2002, 11:39 PM
2nd round results

K Paterson def C Miles 6-0 6-0
M Neish def R Hood 6-4 6-2
A Barnes def Broome 6-2 6-7[2] 6-3
C Coombs def K Shaw 6-0 6-4
L Cowper def K Laidler 6-1 6-1
R Rankin def A White 6-2 6-0

Alice Mackenzie def E Flint 7-6[4] 6-2 in the 1st round but unfortunaly then lost to Eva Erbova 6-2 6-3 in the 2nd round.

bluepastures
Mar 15th, 2002, 07:42 PM
Today's quarter-final results were as follows:

Karen Paterson (SCO) BEAT Mhairi Neish (SCO) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Alice Barnes (ENG) BEAT Chantal Coombs (ENG) 6-4, 6-2
Luisa Cowper (ENG) BEAT Rebecca Dandeniya (ENG) 6-1, 6-3
Eva Erbova (CZE) BEAT Rebecca Rankin (ENG) 6-2, 6-1

So no surprises really, although it looks like Neish put up a really good performance in her match against the more experienced Paterson.

Looks like an interesting quarter-final line-up. Bit far to travel though, so I'll be off to a junior Masters tournament instead.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 15th, 2002, 08:07 PM
Eva and Alice will meet in final

Monica_Rules
Mar 15th, 2002, 11:20 PM
Yeah its Katie Shaw.I've seen her play.She hits the ball very hard she won my local club womens tournie 2 year running age 13/14!:eek:! She lost like 5 game all tournament!

She hasn't really made a breakthrough though she always get to the second round of thr British tour bu no futher!

verveandsolley
Mar 16th, 2002, 01:55 AM
funny you should say that Myfyr... Hannah Collin won the ladies at my club when she was 11! If any of you think of the top women players at your respective clubs, then that is pretty awesome!

Great to see Alice Barnes doing well... I know she wants to play as much competitive tennis as poss. before Stanford. I just hope she can translate her Tour success (where she has got great results against high-ranked players) into success in challengers.

Now nearly 2 am (ouch) and no news of the semi results on teletext

verveandsolley
Mar 16th, 2002, 11:46 AM
TBE was right! Not the toughest prediction in the world but you'd have made a few bob!

Alice Barnes defeated Karen Patterson to set up a final with Erbova today.

Good luck Barnesy

bluepastures
Mar 16th, 2002, 09:06 PM
Eva Erbova beat Alice Barnes 6-3, 6-2.

I was watching a junior masters tournament today featuring Alice Mackenzie (winning twice) amongst others. The results will be posted in the juniors forum where they belong.