View Full Version : 2001 Chanda Rubin American ITF Junior Circuit

Oct 10th, 2001, 11:19 AM
Sacramento California, USA
8-13 October 2001

L3 Grade 5

1st rd
all players USA unless stated

<font color=red>1-Maria Sharapova (RUS) </font> bye
Karina Porushkevich d. Laura Harrison 6-0; 6-4
Gao Quan d. Kristen McVitty 4-6; 6-3; 6-0
13-Yuko Uchida (JPN) bye

11-Natalia Zabala
Dianne Matias d. Melissa Ryan 6-0; 6-0
Anne Yelsey bye
8-Lejla Hodzic bye

3-Preethi Mukundan bye
Wu Shuang d. Lauren Perl Wo (inj)
Cassy Fabiani bye
10-Megan Moulton-Levy bye

16-Melissa Mang bye
Juliana Gates d. Cristina Visico 6-3; 6-3
Jenna Long d. Megan Falcon 6-3; 5-7; 6-3
7-Ashley Siddall (NZL) bye

<font color=red> 6-Alexandra Podkolzina </font> bye
Amber Janjua bye
Ashley Maddocks d. Marlene Ryan 6-0; 6-0
9-Riza Zalameda bye

12-Yue Qing (CHN) bye
Jessica Nesamony bye
Yulia Rivelis d. Marisa Simmons 6-2; 6-3
4-Greta Trotman bye

5-Paula Zabala bye
Randi Schuler d. Nikhila Narra 6-3; 6-0
Monica Wiesener d. Diana Vinis 6-7(5); 7-5; 6-4
15-Victoria Nyberg (NOR) bye

14-Tara Iyer bye
Inna Agababian d. Alexandra MacLennan Def (ns)
Gia Nafarrete bye
2-Nikkita Fountain (BAH) bye

[ October 10, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]

Oct 10th, 2001, 11:29 AM
rd 2

<font color=red>1-Maria Sharapova (RUS) </font> d. Karina Porushkevich 6-0 6-0 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Gao Quan (CAN) d. 13-Yuko Uchida (JPN) 6-4 ret
Dianne Matias d. 11-Natalia Zabala 6-0 6-0
(8) Lejla Hodzic d. Anne Yelsey 6-2; 6-2

(3) Preethi Mukundan d. Wu Shuang 6-3; 6-2
(10) Megan Moulton-Levy d. Cassy Fabiani 6-7(3); 6-4; 7-5
(16) Melissa Mang d. Juliana Gates 5-7; 6-2; 6-0
Jenna Long d. (7) Ashley Siddall 6-3; 6-1

<font color=red> (6) Alexandra Podkolzina </font> d. Amber Janjua 4-6; 6-3; 6-2 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
(9) Riza Zalameda d. Ashley Maddocks 6-2; 4-6; 6-1
(12) Yue Qing d. Jessica Nesamony 6-1; 6-0
(4) Greta Trotman d. Yulia Rivelis 1-6; 6-2; 6-1

(5) Paula Zabala d. Randi Schuler 6-1; 6-2
Monica Wiesener d. (15) Victoria Nyberg 6-1; 6-2
(14) Tara Iyer d. Inna Agababian 6-4; 6-2
(2) Nikkita Fountain d. Gia Nafarrete 6-3; 5-7; 6-2

[ October 10, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]

Rising Sun
Oct 10th, 2001, 12:18 PM
Watch out for 14 year old Qing Yue. She's going to be good. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Oct 10th, 2001, 12:35 PM
I thought I saw Megan Falcon in the draw....where has she disappeared to??

Oct 10th, 2001, 12:37 PM
Megan lost to Jenna on Monday

1st rd scores ( have them later)

third rd starts 9am Pacific Time.

Oct 11th, 2001, 03:55 AM
3rd rd

<font color=red>1-Maria Sharapova (RUS) </font> d. Gao Quan 6-4; 6-1 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dianne Matias d. (8) Lejla Hodzic 6-4; 4-6; 6-4
(3) Preethi Mukundan d. (10) Megan Moulton-Levy 6-2; 6-4 (16)
(16) Melissa Mang d. Jenna Long 3-6; 6-3; 5-2 Ret (inj)

<font color=red> (6) Alexandra Podkolzina </font> d. (9) Riza Zalameda 7-5; 6-4 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
(12) Yue Qing d. (4) Greta Trotman 6-1; 6-0
Monica Wiesener d. (5) Paula Zabala 6-2; 7-6(9)
(14) Tara Iyer d. (2) Nikkita Fountain 6-4; 6-1

well done Maria !!!!!!!!!!

Oct 11th, 2001, 06:44 AM
i hope your right danker! the more promising asians there are the better!

good luck to her in the qtrs. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Blessings And Aloha
Oct 11th, 2001, 07:05 AM
What!! I didnt know this was being played in Sacramento because i live here. I'll have to see if i have time to go and watch some of these juniors go play.

Oct 11th, 2001, 11:07 AM
Aloha ..... its being held here

Rio del Oro Racquet Club
119 Scripps Drive
CA 95825, U.S.A.

Good luck and wish Maria well <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

its between her and Dianna Matias for the title

Rising Sun
Oct 11th, 2001, 02:49 PM
Good and easy win for Qing over the 4th seed. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Good luck against Alexandra.

Togk 182
Oct 11th, 2001, 11:21 PM
good luck 2 maria

Oct 12th, 2001, 04:06 AM

<font color=red>1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) </font> d. Dianne Matias 6-1; 6-2 <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
(3) Preethi Mukundan d. (16) Melissa Mang 6-1; 6-1
(12) Yue Qing d. <font color=red> (6) Alexandra Podkolzina </font> 6-3; 6-1 <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
Monica Wiesener d. (14) Tara Iyer 7-6(3); 6-4

oh yes well done Maria , great result and now go all the way. <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

Alex lost <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">

Blessings And Aloha
Oct 12th, 2001, 04:26 AM
Mini Report:

I finally saw Maria play, and she was impressive. Nice groundies, very consistant. She definitley resembles Anna K. Maria was in control of the whole match and her volleys seem pretty good. I was really surprised by how good Yue Qing played. She was in total control of the match. Her forehand seemed really good. She was hitting a couple of tough winners with it.

Oct 12th, 2001, 04:39 AM
thanx for the report, Maria is very good , hopefully she WILL live up to her hype.

Oct 12th, 2001, 05:21 AM
Yes, Maria is the future. She's just cruising in the touney...I see her holding the trophy now already!

Oct 12th, 2001, 05:32 AM
Hey Eggie, thanks for posting the updated draws! Very much appreciated. <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0"> On a a sad note, I am so sorry that Alexandra lost. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">

I fully expect Maria to win. This tournament is too easy for her but I am glad that she is playing anyway. It's a good practice for her. Playing a G5 Jr tournaments means she is serious about nothing but tennis.

Hey Aloha, thanks for giving us a report. A few questions for you if you don't mind. Did you take a chance to take some pictures of Maria? What did she wear today? Hope some new line of Nike tennis apparel for the fall season. I really dislike the Nike outfits during US Open. Her hot red top and white skirt was my favorite Nike outfit so far for this year (this spring). Did you enter this tournament for free? What are her strengths and weaknesses? I think her strengths from what I heard since a year are her backhand, flat groundstrokes and maybe her serve. And her weaknesses are forehand and hmmm, I don't know yet! Aloha, please don't tell me that Maria plays like Anna (I will cry if it's true! <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0"> ) I want her to be like Martina H. or Monica Seles or Graf or Venus! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Aloha, thank you in advance if you answer my questions.

<IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <font color=red>GO GO MARIA</font> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> She will prevail for her 2nd Jr title. I can't wait for her to play in Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl. Plus, I can't wait for her to turn 15 next April before she starts play more and more in jr and some pro events.

[ October 12, 2001: Message edited by: Sharky ]

Oct 12th, 2001, 05:40 AM
Maria will enter into the top 100 in the juniors after playing only 4 tournaments if she wins (she WILL!)! Pretty good stuff to start a career for Maria. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Aloha, will you go there tomorrow again? If so, give us another report! We all will appreciate very much! <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0">

Blessings And Aloha
Oct 12th, 2001, 05:47 AM
I believed she wore a white skirt and a blue shirt. Sorry I wasnt able to take pictures. I didnt see enough to really tell what her strengths were because she was just dominating the match, but her backhand seem to be her strength. Her serve was good, but it was a little shaky at times, but i was really impresses with her volleying skills. As for speed she seemed fast, getting a lot of balls back. Her play somewhat resembled Anna, but not really. I'll have to see her play more to evaluate her game, but the future looks bright.

Rising Sun
Oct 12th, 2001, 05:28 PM
Good win for Qing Yue! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Aloha, can you tell me more about her?
All I know is about her is that she's 14, and was part of the Chinese team in the World Junior Tennis Championships.

Does she hit hard?
How strong is she physically?

Hope she gets to the finals.
BTW, is Melissa Mang Asian and Preethi Mukundan of Indian descent?

Here's a pic of Qing.

Blessings And Aloha
Oct 13th, 2001, 12:22 AM
Good news for Asian tennis fans Yue Qing won 6-4 6-2 (or 6-3) She was very impressive. She hit the ball semi hard but i dont see her as a hard hitter. She is a baseliner.

Maria also won 6-2 7-6. She hit a lot of backhand winners. She even got a couple of aces in.

Oct 13th, 2001, 04:16 AM
thanx Aloha <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

well done Maria and good luck in final , should be a cracker.

"Go Maria Go" !!!!!!!!

Oct 13th, 2001, 11:14 PM

<font color=red>(1) Maria Sharapova </font> d. (12) Yue Qing 6-2; 6-0

<IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

congrats Masha !!!!!!!!!

Blessings And Aloha
Oct 14th, 2001, 04:05 AM
Yes, indeed Maria played amazing tennis. She also hit an incredible shot. She hit an incredible one handed backhand that was just amazing. Everything was going right for her, Yue Qing was never in the match.

the cat
Oct 14th, 2001, 07:13 PM
B and A, thanks for the reports! I thought Maria played like Anna Kournikova. Flat ground strokes and a shotmaker. Maria even looks like Anna! Yabba dabba doo! Thanks for letting us know, besides resembling Anna, she plays like Anna. Sharky, before you faint, I'll admit that Maria isn't the second coming of Anna. She gets publicity for being the next Anna because of their similar backgrounds and looks. And the media just wants to write anything that will get attention. Don't worry about Maria being compared to Anna. But when they meet up in a match, the fur will fly! You can bet Anna will be ready to try and give Maria a thrashing! I'm sure Anna doesn't like have someone as beautiful as Maria being compared to her. I'm so pleased Maria has had such a good start to her 18u career. Now she needs to play the better competition. Udachi Maria!

[ October 14, 2001: Message edited by: the cat in the hat ]

Togk 182
Oct 14th, 2001, 07:38 PM
congrats 2 maira on winning this title, good luck in the eddie herr championships & in the orange bowl

Oct 15th, 2001, 09:34 AM
Congrats to Maria! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
I already saw that Maria would cruise through this event when I saw the draw. I mean she was the #1 seed and we all know that the other players aren't on Maria's level of play. Besides....it was a Grade4 tournament....

Oct 16th, 2001, 02:16 AM
it was a grade4? ill believe shes one of hte next big things when she wins grade a or grade 1, or has a strong showing at one. maybe im biting my tongue without checking her other result first. however, olga puchkova has similarly done very very well in grade 4 and 5, thought not winning in snigles yet she has you know been very good into the quarters and semis and whooping ass in doubles, cus shes the best ind oubles, IM IN LVOE!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0">

nonetheless, good job maria. but as a tip, dont mess iwht anna.

the cat
Oct 16th, 2001, 03:55 PM
NejedlyKanepi, Why are you knocking Maria? She is very smartly playing tournaments with mediocre fields. That's how you build confidence. I don't think anyone thinks she's ready to handle Kaia and Svetlana right now. Give her 6 months and another 10 pounds, and she'll be ready. Udachi Maria!

Oct 16th, 2001, 11:42 PM
i was just bitter for her being a better singles player than olga, 3 tournmaents and already a higher rank than olga! *note, olga still has the doubles edge* and shes also said some very harsh things about anna kournikova which i think someone like her, who actually knows something about tennis, shouldnt be saying. like ive said before, dont mess with anna. <IMG SRC="smilies/smileyshot.gif" border="0">

the cat
Oct 17th, 2001, 03:37 PM
NejedlyKanepi, Maria speaks her mind. She doesn't want anything bad, like injuries, to happen to Anna. She is always asked about Anna. And the writers never print anything good she says about Anna. Do they? Maria is getting alot of valuable experience in the 18u. Kaia Kanepi better be ready. Because the next time Maria plays Kaia, the "Russian Lynx" is going to make Kaia her prey! Udachi Maria!

Oct 17th, 2001, 04:04 PM
<IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">
Maria is very good , hopefully she WILL live up to her hype
Yeah, unlike Anna <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Oct 21st, 2001, 02:24 AM
other than peaking at 8 in singles, and 1 in doubles as a year end rank, anna hasnt lived up to her hype because she cant play tennis, shes so bad shes only been in the top 10 in the whole entire world and shes so bad shes never beat davenport or capriati or hingis or been #1 doubles and consistant top 5.