*Beier Ko <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />*Monika Dancevic<br />*Martine Castonguay
Nov 25th, 2001, 07:36 PM
Good luck to Beier and Dasha!!!
Nov 25th, 2001, 10:00 PM
Good Luck <br />Nina Reiswich & Annabelle Weigert
Nov 25th, 2001, 11:30 PM
GOOD LUCK TO THE BRITS!
We have the 3rd and 8th seed! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
Nov 26th, 2001, 05:16 AM
good luck to the only 2 asians in the field!
but WHYYYYYYYYY did they BOTH have to face seeds in the 1st round!? <img src="mad.gif" border="0">
Nov 26th, 2001, 01:50 PM
Wally, did you see Gao Quan? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Nov 27th, 2001, 02:42 AM
sort of very weak draw..........
Nov 27th, 2001, 09:57 AM
well done Julia <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Lolita is one of the favs here , she's got great style <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /> go Lolita go !!!!!!
Varvara won too <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dasha plays today, good luck girl <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Nov 27th, 2001, 02:14 PM
I found an article about Beier Ko:
<font size=4>TENNIS/Eddie Herr International Junior Championships<br />Ko debuts with 6-0<br />posted 11/27/01</font>
<br />BRADENTON -- When a match ends at the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, the normal procedure is for each player to pick up the sign with the name of his or her country and return it to the tournament desk.
When it came time for Beier Ko to leave the court Monday at the IMG Bollettieri Academies, she picked up her sign and started to walk away.
Then she noticed the sign left by her opponent.
When she hesitated, unsure what to do, a friend handed her the orphaned sign and said, "Be a good girl." Ko dutifully took both signs. That's the price a player pays for being too good, and for hanging a double bagel on her opponent.
Ko was about as good as a tennis player can get in her first-round match, overpowering Krystal Sauvageau 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the second round in the Girls 16-Under division.
Sauvageau was what was considered a "lucky loser," a player who lost in qualifying but got into the main draw because of a withdrawal of one of the tournament's participants. However, there was nothing lucky about Sauvageau drawing the division's No. 1 seed, a girl who, at 15, has a Women's Tennis Association ranking.
Ko later explained that her first name means "very precious" in Chinese. Her tennis game Monday reflected that. Sauvageau struggled to win points and the match lasted barely longer than the time the two took to warm up.
"I just have to play my game and stay focused," Ko said of the late switch of opponents, which came about when Samantha Gauneir of France withdrew from the tournament. "At least I knew (Sauvageau)."
Ko knew of Sauvageau because both players are listed as being from Canada, meaning Ko returned a pair of Canada signs to the tournament desk. Yet Ko, a truly international player, could have returned any number of signs.
"I was born in Singapore, moved to Canada when I was 3 and moved to Florida and have been living here for five years," she explained.
"Here" is Boca Raton, where she has honed her tennis game. She used to train at the Chris Evert Academy there but now works out of a park called South County Regional.
"It's very convenient to my home, about a five-minute drive," she said. "And it seems like everybody goes there now."
Several players in this week's tournament have found that park a perfect place to train and Ko insists that she has been "working hard" leading up to the Eddie Herr tournament.
"I really would like to win the tournament," she said Monday. "But I have to go one match at a time."
That's a lesson she has learned several times over. Last year Ko was the No. 1 seed in the girls 14-Under division here and lost in the quarterfinals. Yet she was not shocked to see she is seeded No. 1 in the 16s this year.
That WTA ranking (No. 706) carries weight. So does her No. 1 national ranking in Canada and her top 100 International Tennis Federation ranking.
"I thought I might be seeded No. 2 or No. 3 but I knew I would be one of the top seeds," she said.
Ko built her resume and reputation by spending the year playing ITF tournaments, as well as a few professional events. She has played in four Challenger tournaments and got into the qualifying of a WTA tournament in Canada.
This week is the start of a busy schedule for Ko, who attends school at Cambridge Academy in Boca. After the Herr tournament, she will play in the Continental Cup, a team competition held near Miami.
She will also play the Orange Bowl tournament before heading to Mexico for a couple of ITF events. Then she will go on to Australia, where she got to the quarterfinals last year in the Australian Open Junior tournament.
Ko also won the 18-Under and 16-Under national tournaments in Canada this past year.
"I want to play all the Grand Slam tournaments and some pro events this next year," she said.
Her little brother, Zhi Wei Ko, reached the round of 16 before losing Monday to Cheong-Eui Kim.
Ko led a parade of highly-seeded players in the 16-Under divisions to advance on the first full day of play in the main draws of the prestigious junior event.
Among the winners in the boys 16-Under division was Brendan Evans, the No. 1 seed, who rolled to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Korea's Kwang-Mu Chung.
Lolita Frangulyan, who trains at the Gomez Academy in Sarasota, joined Ko in the second round of the 16-Under division.
The boys and girls 12-Under divisions, which started play over the weekend, got down to the quarterfinals Monday. Among the winners was Donald Young, a player who has not lost a match in the U.S. this year.
Play in the boys and girls 18-Under divisions gets under way today.
The tournament is open to the pubic at no charge.
It would be nice if she wins! GOOD LUCK, BEIER KO! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
Nov 27th, 2001, 03:06 PM
thanx Sharky for the report <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Beier plays Julia next, good luck Julia.
I'd say its looking like a Beier v Lolita final .
Nov 27th, 2001, 04:45 PM
great start Beier, hope she plays up to her potential and wins this <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
good start for Monika aswell <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
too bad for Krystal <img src="redface.gif" border="0">
Nov 28th, 2001, 03:53 AM
What happened to Dasha ????? <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> she pulled out <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Nov 28th, 2001, 07:09 PM
Wednesday 2nd rd matches32
(2) Micaela Moran d. Gao Quan 7-6(5); 2-6; 7-6(5) <br /><font color=yellow> 32 Varvara Lepchenko </font> d. (16) Megan Falcon 6-4; 6-3 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br /> 32 Martine Castonguay d. Masha Senic 6-1; 6-0 <br /> 32 Amanda Saiontz d. Stacia Fonseca 6-2; 4-6; 6-4 <br /><font color=yellow> 32 Lolita Frangulyan </font> d. (4) Heidi El Tabakh 1-6; 7-5; 6-3 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br /> 32 Sherry (Q) Price d. Link Leskosky 6-2; 6-1 <br /> 32 (14) Monika Dancevic d. Nicole Vaidisova 6-3; 6-2 <br /> 32 (8) Katharine Baker d. Ana Jerman 6-0; 6-2 <br /> 32 (6) Riza Zalameda d. Joelle Schwenk 6-1; 6-2 <br /> 32 (12) Agnes Szatmari d. Natalia (LL) Sanchez 6-4; 6-1 <br /> 32 Juliette Mavroleon d. Malvina (Q) De La Canal 7-6(3); 6-1 <br /> 32 Marine Giraud d. Melissa Mang 6-3; 6-2 <br /> 32 Ashlee Davis d. (7) Milena Kacar 7-6(3); 7-5 <br /> 32 Tarakaa (LL) Bertrand d. Larikah Russell 6-4; 6-4 <br /> 32 (10) Polina Zaretser d. Megan (Q) Levy 1-6; 6-4; 6-2 <br /> 32 (1) Beier Ko d. <font color=red> Julia Koulbitskaya </font> 6-1; 6-1 <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
well done Lolita and Varvara <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Julia <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
[ November 29, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]</p>
Nov 28th, 2001, 07:13 PM
Congrats Beier!! What happened to Dasha? <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
Nov 28th, 2001, 09:16 PM
well done Beier, Monika, and Martine <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> keep it up <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Nov 28th, 2001, 10:29 PM
Well at least Kathy made it through to the third round!
Claire was a shock as the 3rd seed! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
Nov 29th, 2001, 01:31 AM
no Dasha??? misteriously dissapeared? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Nov 29th, 2001, 05:04 AM
Oh no, Gao! <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <br />A real heartbreaker...
Good luck to Beier for the rest of the tourney. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Nov 29th, 2001, 02:10 PM
Gao Quan had 3 match pts at 0-40 up on Moran's serve (4-5 in 3rd set)
Congratulations Beier, so happy she won this title and lived up to expectations here <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Convincing win aswell, hope she can keep up her form at the Orange Bowl and Connolly Continental Cup <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 3rd, 2001, 01:42 AM
YEAH!!! Go Beier!!!!!! Congrats!!! <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />