1-Erika De Lone (USA) v WC-Iris Ichim (USA)
q-Shenay Perry (USA) v q-Tanner Cochran (USA)
Ilona Vichnevskaya (RUS) v WC-Nicole Shabaz (USA)
Michelle Faucher (USA) v 6-Rachel Viollet (GBR)
4-Jessica Fernandez (MEX) v Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA)
Nicole Melch (AUT) v Kristen Schlukebir (USA)
Alyssa Cohen (USA) v Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
Petra Rampre (SLO) v 5-Jessica Steck (RSA)
7-Jacqueline Trail (USA) v Feriel Esseghir (ALG)
Diana Ospina (USA) v Jennifer Embry (USA)
WC-Ahsha Rolle (USA v Eugenia Subbotina (BLR)
3-Melinda Czink v q-Candice de la Torre (USA)
8-Ashley Harkleroad (USA) v Courtenay Chapman (USA)
Jelena Jankovic (YUG) v Renata Kolbovic (CAN)
Melissa Torres (MEX) v Sunitha Rao (USA)
2-Teryn Ashley (USA) v q-Salome Devidze (GEO)
May 14th, 2002, 03:37 PM
thanks eggy!!! you ROCK!!!
now, do we know anything about Iris Ichim or Nicole Shabaz? :)
May 14th, 2002, 03:42 PM
Good luck to Petra, Jelena, and Sunitha. Four good junior players in the bottom quarters.....:rolleyes:
May 14th, 2002, 03:46 PM
Nicole Shabaz from Fairfax VA is 16 and at #21 on USTA U18's
Iris Ichim also 16, but 17 next months hails from Beverley Hills :o so i guess this is a step into reality for her.
she's currently at #11 on the USTA U18 ranks
Nicole is down in the 800's on the Junior ranks but she's alot better than that.
May 14th, 2002, 04:52 PM
C'mon Ashley! 2nd straight week with a probable match vs. Jankovich in the 2nd round :( :( :( But, you beat her in straight sets last week, I'm sure you can do it again. Get to the semi's and strike revenge against Melinda!
Also, g'luck to: Rachel Violett, Lindsay Lee-Waters, and Jacqueline Trail:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Originally posted by janie
Eggy, who is this "Feriel Esseghir (ALG)"? Can it be, there is actually a player from ALGERIA on the Tour? Do you know anything about her? :confused:
Yeah, she's been playing in challengers for a couple of years now I think. I dunno anything about her though!
May 16th, 2002, 05:51 PM
arggggggggg the damn idiots at USTA have duplicated the drawsheet
they put mens 25K in the link where this event is so pffffffff
but from schedule found
Perry d. Cochran :)
Viollet d. Faucher
Lee-Waters d. Cohen :)
Embry d. Ospina
Harkleroad d. Chapman :)
Torres d. Rao
DEVIDZE d. 2-Ashley :bounce: :D
May 16th, 2002, 07:06 PM
Whew....had a panic when I saw "DEVIDZE d. 2-Ashley"...congrats to the 'other' Ashley (harkleroad) on her win...if you can defeat Jankovic for the second week in a row, you should have a clear path to the semis! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Congrats and good luck also to Rachel Viollet and Lindsay Lee-Waters!
Eggy (or anybody else for that matter)...can you tell me why it is that Ashley hit such a big drop off in the rankings last week? Or where I can see a history of her challenger tournaments?
May 16th, 2002, 07:10 PM
Ashley Harkleroad lost her points from a year ago 23.5pts in all.
but she did good last week so will climb back up on Monday's ranks to back where she was.
May 16th, 2002, 07:23 PM
I called for results and the fucking morons kept transfering me over and over.
They're so damned incompetent :mad: After 15 minutes of being transferred around I hung up.
May 16th, 2002, 09:31 PM
Thanks for the info, Eggy and inkyfan! :)
Wow, great result for Salome! :D
May 16th, 2002, 09:34 PM
way to go Salome :)
May 16th, 2002, 09:38 PM
if anyone wants to call ;)
the phone number is (434) 972-22-37 or (434) 972-6005
Fax (434) 972-6030
May 16th, 2002, 10:01 PM
Well done Salome!!! She is improving very fast. She beat the number 199. Now wait for her first victory over a top 100 player!!!
May 16th, 2002, 11:18 PM
Torres def. Devidze 6-1 6-1 :D
Fernandez def. Schlukebir 6-4 3-6 6-0 :bounce:
May 16th, 2002, 11:18 PM
This time it took 30 seconds to get the results, because someone from the USTA actually picked up the phone... a very nice women that I've always gotten the scores from :D
May 16th, 2002, 11:50 PM
(1)de lone d. q-perry 7-6(3),1-6,7-5
(6)viollet d. vichnevskaya 7-6(1),6-0
(4)fernandez d. schlukebir 6-4,3-6,6-0
(5)steck d. lee-waters 7-5,6-3
(7)trail d. embry 6-4,6-4
(3)czink d. subbotina 6-2,6-0
jankovic d. (8)harkleroad 7-6(2),5-7,6-4
torres d. q-devidze 6-1,6-1
(1)de lone/steck d. faucher/palme 6-0,6-0
alves/melch d. hershfield/vichnevskaya 6-0,6-1
chapman/lee-waters d. perry/soukup 6-4,6-2
czink/trail d. hyndman/rolle 6-3,6-1
devidze/skavronskaya d. q-baker/silva 6-0,6-1
(2)embry/rampre d. rao/subbotina 6-0,6-0
May 16th, 2002, 11:50 PM
Well Done Rachel hope you can go far here:D
May 17th, 2002, 12:23 AM
Hairy Georgians and Expanding Balls
Who knew that Salome Devidze doesn't shave her legs above the knee? It's just the kind of thing one can discover at a Challenger tournament, with it's overwhelming intimacy.
Today was a perfect day for tennis, 83 degrees, with a light breeze, little humidity and not a cloud in the sky. Most of the matches went as according to ranking. In fact, 6 of 8 seeds made it to the quarterfinals. Here are some details on the indivdual matches (most of which i tried to catch at least a little bit of!)
fernandez d. schlukebir 6-4,3-6,6-0
as excited as i was about seeing Jessica for the first time and watching her play, I have to admit the match was a bore! Both players just planted themselves on the baseline and slugged away, with very little variaition of any kind. It was a series of mood swings for both players - the momentum shifted back and forth well into the second set. At the start of the last set, Kristen seemed to decide she wasnt interested in spending any more time on the court and sort of gave up. All Jessica did was keep the ball in the court and watched the errors mount from her opponent. The only amusing moment was near the end of the first set. Jessica had fought back from 1-4 to make it 4-all and in the next service game, Kristen got a call of in on a ball she thought was out. The ump came down and looked at the mark and said plainly that there was no space between the mark and the sideline (and there wasn't - i checked myself :) Kristen muttered to herself and asked when the balls had grown, because they never seemed that large before. Ya had to be there I guess - at least it amused ME :)
torres d. devidze 6-1,6-1
I really had expected a lot from the young Georgian (not the state of course -) but Torres really blew her off the court. Melissa has a fine one-handed backhand that had Salome on the ropes game after game. I was thrilled to see both Mexican ladies make the quarters! (and i bet Alx and Scotso are too!!! LOL)
Jankovic d. Harkleroad 7-6(2),5-7,6-4
Not only was it the longest match of the day but it seemed to be the biggest draw too (no shocker there!) Young Ashley indeed lived up to her expectations - blazing shots from all over the court, as she did in a certain match we may have remembered from a slam sometime last year........but the problem was the the OTHER young sensation was there for almost every ball. Everything Ashley sent her way seemed to come back, and almost as hard. Jelena looked clearly exhausted halfway through the last set, but managed to hang in there. All in all, it was a really great match - expect to see more of these two in the future!! I personally, was only slightly LESS interested in the beautiful specimen of man that was cheering on Ashely (looked to be a coach or hitting partner of some sort) ZOWIE :) It was almost hotter than the air temperature! (and i have the sunburn to prove it!)
de lone d. perry 7-6(3),1-6,7-5
it's really too bad Shenay isnt more consistent...and too bad that she doesnt play more tournaments (i think she plays only in the US yes?) because she was really the star of the day. She's really got the full game to be ranked MUCH higher than she is - a consistent one handed backhand that she prefers to slice more than topspin, and that slice is nasty - Erika's knees were definitely tested. Shenay also has a much more powerful forehand and was fantastic at net the few times she came in (she actually served and volleyed on a number of break points and game points against her and hit GREAT volleys.....just too bad she didnt do it more often) The people in the stands noticed she was very graceful around the court and she definitely seemed to be as comfortable on the clay than anyone else that played today. The PROBLEM was that her first-serve percentage was miserable.....in fact, her second serve was often much better than her first - just too bad she couldnt switch the two around. She served for the match at 5-4 in the third and just made poor selections on four shots that her experienced opponent picked on and passed Shenay with. Still, it was a really fun match to watch - definitely my favorite of the day!!!
Here are my predictions for tomorrow (for which i will have a full report as well!!)
De Lone d. Viollet in two (Rachel didn't have to do much to beat Ilona today - but she certainly will tomorrow)
Steck d. Fernandez in three (Unless Jessica F. decides to get rid of her mental lapses, the other Jessica will beat her with her steadiness - and rememeber, Steck is the defending champion here so she's going to be a tough cookie)
Czink d. Trail in two (Melinda has had a great year so far and she's been dishing out losses left and right - Jackie is going to have a tough road ahead of her)
Jankovic d. Torres in three (i expect it to be the closest match of the day - i know I'll be watching the whole thing! I think if Jelena isn't too exhausted, she'll eke it out in the third.
Can't wait til tomorrow!!! Let me know if you want any more details!!! (Jessica Fernandez was wearing Anna K's adidas outfit but in white top and navy shorts....that sort of thing :)
May 17th, 2002, 12:23 AM
Karin and nice partner Faucher lost 6-0 6-0? pf :sad:
Melissa :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I knew you would beat Salome ;)
Jessica :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Aleluya :)
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Scottie and Spottsboy ;)
May 17th, 2002, 12:38 AM
spotsyboy thanks for the report :)
good luck to both Mexican girls who might lose tomorrow but I hope you can do well ;)
May 17th, 2002, 02:43 AM
Thanks for the report spotsyboy! Really enjoyed the read. Congrats Jelena! Take the title!:cool: ;) Too bad for Salome!