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Jem
Mar 29th, 2002, 08:55 PM
Singles

Maureen Drake def. Bryanne Stewart 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 (at least I think that was the set scores; It was a pretty good match. Maureen started sluggishly, but she dominated from early in the second set. I'm always amazed that Maureen has never achieved more. I know she made the fourth round of the Australian a few years ago and was playing well before getting injured. But her baseline game is strong, and she does a good job of serving, volleying and hitting the touch shots. I'm guessing it's her head that has prevented her from being a consistent top 100 player.

Other singles scores:

Terryn Ashley won the first set 6-4 against Saori Obata and they were at 1-1 in the second when I left. Nathalie Vierin was 2-1 up on Kristin Schukelbir (spelling) when I left.

I talked with Lindsey Lee briefly and she said that Ashley played No. 2 singles at Stanford behind Laura Granville -- either last year or the year before. Ashley plays a big game, but it's very hit or miss. Obata was struggling to hang with her in the points, but Ashley's errors were keeping it close.

Vierin plays a solid baseline game and she looked to have too much variety and staying power for the young Schukelbir. Of course, I only saw three games, so that wasn't much to go on.

I mainly went for the doubles -- to see Julie Pullin-Lorna Woodroffe take apart Allison Bradshaw and Jennifer Embry. Last week, these two teams played a close three-setter in La Canada, but today, Julie and Lorna played very well and won 6-2, 6-3 -- or maybe 3-3. Anyway, it wasn't as close as the score suggested. Lorna is a superb doubles player, as is Julie. I had seen Lorna play singles last year when she was struggling with injuries, but I've never seen her on a doubles court. I'm guessing she could be top 50 as a doubles player if she were to commit to it full time. She has an explosive return game, volleys extremely well and has a wonderful lob from the baseline and mid-court. Ditto for Julie. Hopefully, these British girls will win the title.

If I get the remaining scores, I'll try to post them later.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 29th, 2002, 09:04 PM
thanx Jim (Jem)

Bryanne :(

Bryanne made AUS Open 3rd rd in 2000 :)

hope Marie-Eve won :)

rightous
Mar 29th, 2002, 10:30 PM
Good to hear Julie and Lorna are playing well pity neither can convert that into singles play:(

rated_next
Mar 29th, 2002, 11:48 PM
Congrats to Maureen. :) :)

You are so lucky to be going to this tournament, why don't you stay for all the matches?

AUSBOY
Mar 30th, 2002, 12:53 AM
Bad Luck Bryanne :(

Still good win over Lubiani!

Hope Christina/Bryanne won their doubles Q/F!

Bad luck Mirielle, Trudi and Amanda

Scotso
Mar 30th, 2002, 02:31 AM
Congrats Maureen! :D

Any news on Marie-Eve yet?

ALLEZ MARIE-EVE!

Rising Sun
Mar 30th, 2002, 04:27 AM
2-Rika Fujiwara (JPN) d. 5-Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) 2-6 6-1 6-0 :D

Q-Akiko Morigami/Saori Obata (JPN) d. Q-Courtenay Chapman/Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) ?? :D

rated_next
Mar 30th, 2002, 04:57 AM
Poor Marie-Eve :sad:

Alek
Mar 30th, 2002, 05:21 AM
Singles Qf
q-Teryn Ashley (USA) def. (1)Saori Obata (JPN) 6-4 7-5
WC Kristen Schlukebir (USA) def. (7)Nathalie Vierin (ITA) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-4
(4)Maureen Drake (CAN) def. (6)Bryanne Stewart (AUS) 3-6 6-4 6-1
(2)Rika Fujiwara (JPN) def. (5)Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) 2-6 6-1 6-0


Doubles Qf
(1)Pullin/Woodroffe def. Bradshaw/Embry 6-1 6-3
q-Morigami/Obata def. q-Chapman/Lee-Waters 7-5 6-3
WC Ashley/K. Schlukebir def. Cargll/Steck 6-3 6-3
(2)Stewart/Wheeler def. Crook/Schmidt 6-1 7-6(5)

Scotso
Mar 30th, 2002, 05:27 AM
Marie-Eve :sad:

come on Maureen, CRUSH Rika :mad:

rated_next
Mar 30th, 2002, 05:42 AM
these results are crap :fiery:

hopefully i will have better luck next week

Randy H
Mar 30th, 2002, 07:35 AM
good win Maureen, keep up the winning ways and win this - my last hope ;)

too bad Bryanne lost, and especially Marie-Eve, bad collapse in the next 2 sets :(

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 30th, 2002, 09:07 AM
Marie-Eve :( :mad:

Well done Teryn ;)
Kristen :) she's the talented one of the two sisters (singles wise)

Monica_Rules
Mar 30th, 2002, 01:57 PM
Well done Julie and Lorna!Great play!Take the title:D

Martian KC
Mar 30th, 2002, 02:01 PM
Saori!:mad: :rolleyes: Marie-Eve!:mad:

Rising Sun
Mar 31st, 2002, 03:10 AM
SF

Maureen Drake (CAN) d. Rika Fujiwara (JPN) 6-4 6-0 :fiery:

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Apparently the matches were moved indoors. :rolleyes:

Rika also missed Sarasota qualies. :(

rated_next
Mar 31st, 2002, 03:15 AM
Congrats to Maureen - an impressive and easy win :kiss:

Randy H
Mar 31st, 2002, 05:20 AM
another great win Maureen! :D :D :D glad she got revenge for Marie-Eve aswell ;)

second challenger final of the year for her, hopefully she will win this one :)

Scotso
Mar 31st, 2002, 05:53 AM
yesssss!

Congrats and THANK YOU Maureen! Now go win this thing!

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2002, 06:49 AM
wow Maureen :)

I expect Kristen to have won the other SF.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2002, 07:02 PM
i was wrong ...... Teryn Ashley won other SF 6-3 6-4 :) wow :)

hope she can win this

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 1st, 2002, 01:48 AM
Maureen Drake d. Teryn Ashley 6-3 6-4

Akiko Morigami/Saori Obata d. T.A./Kristen Schlukebir 6-3 6-4

Scotso
Apr 1st, 2002, 02:37 AM
OMG YAY MAUREEN! :bounce:

Scotso
Apr 1st, 2002, 06:05 AM
look Hoffi! Maureen Drake d. Teryn Ashley 6-3 6-4

look!

Randy H
Apr 1st, 2002, 06:09 AM
:eek: :bounce: :D :bounce: :D :hearts: Yay Maureen!!! :D

finally starting to show the form she is capable of. injuries slowed her down a bit and hurt her ranking, but this win will push her up into the top 120, and she's now at 17-7 on the year, and 15-4 since the Australian Open. Hopefully she will keep it uo and move back into the top 100 this year - she's got the game and talent even at 31, just needs to stay healthy and not lose it mentally.

Go Maureen! :D

Scotso
Apr 1st, 2002, 06:13 AM
;)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 1st, 2002, 07:46 AM
bad luck Teryn :(
congrats Maureen

Rising Sun
Apr 1st, 2002, 02:44 PM
Time for me to give credit to the doubles champions now. :rolleyes:

Well done Saori and Akiko after qualifying and pairing for the 1st time. Nice consolation after disappointing singles performances. ;)