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fantic
May 17th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Created this for news on former college players, now on pro tour.

Ani Mijacika , former Clemson star player, competed in Warshaw Open Q round.

def. Joanna Nalborska (POL) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

lost to Irina Begu (ROU) 3-6, 2-6

fantic
May 19th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Megan Falcon, former LSU star, won the Missouri Valley section's tounrney for USO National Playoffs

link (http://www.missourivalley.usta.com/Global/News/News/2010/05/USONP/Final_Day.aspx)

Didn't know Megan was Californian :eek:

fantic
May 26th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Palmetto Pro Open -Sumter, S.C (http://www.usta.com/USTA/Global/Pro_Tennis/USTA_Pro_Circuit/Information/14418_Latest_News_and_Results_from_the_USTA_Pro_Ci rcuit.aspx).

Gira Schofield (former USC) def. Meghan Blevins 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Dianne Hollands, former UA(rizona), is playing too, she's seeded 8th.

Megan Falcon passed the Q rd, defeating Maria Belaya 7-5, 6-2 on the way.

anybody can add since I'm not too keen on this :lol:

Kevin.
May 26th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Zalameda :angel:

fantic
Jun 6th, 2010, 04:40 AM
Lots of former college players are competing at El Paso. Lists are at my blog

fantic
Jul 21st, 2010, 10:36 PM
yesterday went to see Sharapova & Groth (WTT).

And Hyndman is a player, as well as Nicole Melichar

LINK (http://www.wtt.com/playerspage.aspx)

gouci
Jul 21st, 2010, 10:45 PM
The Newport Beach breakers are coached by UCI men's coach Trevor Kronemann. :yeah:

Well it's called the WTT Pro League so I wonder if the NCAA considers Melichar a pro? :confused:

fantic
Jul 21st, 2010, 10:57 PM
There was a woman who wore a UCI shirt, I dunno if she was asst coach of the Breakers or something,

I think it's Vana Yamamoto, Assistant Coach of UCI women's team(uploaded some photos at my blog)

And aren't amateurs allowed at WTT? Google search says;

'A professional and amateur co-ed tennis league created by Billie Jean King'

Oh well, whatever :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Jul 21st, 2010, 11:08 PM
Domijan is the only amateur that plays full-time. Melichar is a "wildcard" player, but she is definitely an amateur. She is looking at schools.

Tennisace
Jul 22nd, 2010, 12:30 AM
The rule last year was that amateurs could only play on an all amateur team. Back then, once you were an amateur and playing on a pro team you were automatically (whether you wanted it or not) considered a pro.

fantic
Jan 20th, 2011, 10:16 PM
ITF RANCHO SANTA FE

ENTRY LIST (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023406&event=&order=Position)

Can't belive Cohen and Falconi are so highly ranked :lol: Lots of former college stars, I'm gonna watch it :)

davidjaime
Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:50 PM
ASUs Nadia & Laila Abdala are representing Mexico in Fed Cup for doubles, so is Texas A&M Nazari Urbina for singles. They lost to Colombia 3-0.

Colombia 3 - México 0
Catalina Castaño (COL) a Nazari Urbina (MEX) 6-1, 6-3
Mariana Duque (COL) a Ximena Hermoso (MEX) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte-Mariana Duque (COL) a Laila Abdala-Nadia Abdala (MEX) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

fantic
Feb 9th, 2011, 01:43 PM
I didn't know that Nicola Slater, who's playing at Rancho Mirage, was a former Seminole :eek:

LINK (http://www.seminoles.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/slater_nicola00.html)

'Senior Year (2006-07): Names to 2007 All-ACC Conference team...along with doubles partner Lauren Macfarlane, played at the South Region final and invited to the 2006 Indoor National Championships, the first doubles team or singles player in program history...defeated four players ranked in the top 75 including a 6-3,3-6,6-4 victory over No. 15 Riza Zalameda of UCLA during the second round of the NCAA Tournament...defeated No. 75 Melissa Mang of Duke 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 to help propel the Seminoles to defeat the Blue Devils for the first time since 1983...ranked as high as No. 55 in single and No. 13 in doubles with partner Carolin Walter...defeated five teams ranked in the top 20 of the nation in doubles...won 9-8 against Duke's No. 5 Bercek/Mang...defeated No. 19 Schnack/Zalameda of UCLA 8-6 at the second round of the NCAA Tournament...completed her senior season with a 20-7 record in doubles.'

:eek: They misspelled Zalameda (Zalamed) so I added an a :lol:

fantic
Feb 9th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Alexandra Hirsch, who plays doubles with Nina Munch-Soegaard (former TCU star) today at ITF Rancho Mirage also is a distinguished Collegian of Wake Forest.

link (http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/hirsch_alexandra00.html)

'JUNIOR SEASON
Singles: 2007-08 preseason rank of 44... finished with 4-5 conference mark at No. 1, including wins over opponents from Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Maryland (ACC Tournament)... defeated UNC's #4 Jenna Long 6-4, 3-6, 6-4... 2007 preseason rank of 32, peaked at 29th on January 9, finished ranked 64th ... posted straight set wins over opponents from UM-Twin Cities, Syracuse, #67 Kansas, #27 Florida State, Furman, Duke... defeated Duke's #59 Daniel Bercek 6-1, 6-1 and #98 Nicola Slater (FSU) 6-1, 6-1... battled Georgia Tech's fifth-ranked Kristi Miller through three sets (2-6, 6-4, 3-6)... missed several contests in May due to injuries.
Doubles: Defeated #5 Duke duo Melissa Mang/Daniela Bereck 8-6 with doubles partner Ashlee Davi'

'owns a black belt in karate' :scared: :lol:

fantic
Feb 9th, 2011, 01:57 PM
So let's see, NCAA former and future players playing today at Rancho Mirage;

Tsay, McDowell, Schnack, Harkins, Slater, Melichar, Falcon,

Hirsch, Munch-Soegaard, Zalameda

Peters and Cako played yesterday and lost :sobbing:

Kevin.
Feb 9th, 2011, 10:52 PM
I read somewhere that Hirsch worked with the CIA :eek:

fantic
Feb 10th, 2011, 04:22 AM
:eek: Too bad she lost today :sobbing:

fantic
Apr 4th, 2011, 01:08 PM
ANI MIJACIKA, the ace of Clemson for 3 years :)

SINGLES

$50,000 Wenshan China, P.R.
C50 29 Mar 2011 to 03 Apr 2011 Entry: Q Hard (I)
32 W Oksana KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) 7-6(2) 6-2
16 W Noppawan LERTCHEEWAKARN (THA) 6-1 7-5
QF W Laura ROBSON (GBR) 4-1 RET
SF W Zarina DIYAS (KAZ) 6-4 5-7 3-0 RET
FR L Iryna BREMOND (FRA) 5-7 6-3 5-7
$50,000 Wenshan Qualifying Draw China, P.R.
C50 26 Mar 2011 to 28 Mar 2011 Entry: DA Hard (I)
32 W Xiao ZHOU (CHN) 6-4 6-1
16 W Veronika KAPSHAY (UKR) 6-1 7-5
QF W Doroteja ERIC (SRB) 6-2 7-5

$25,000 Kunming Qualifying Draw China, P.R.
C25 19 Mar 2011 to 21 Mar 2011 Entry: DA Hard (O)
64 W Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS) 6-2 6-2
32 W Xiaorong DONG (CHN) 6-2 6-2
16 L Tadeja MAJERIC (SLO) 4-6 6-7(6)

$25,000 Sanya Qualifying Draw China, P.R.
C25 12 Mar 2011 to 14 Mar 2011 Entry: DA Hard (O)
64 W Boyan WANG (CHN) 6-1 6-0
32 W Yang SHENG (CHN) 6-1 6-0
16 L Saisai ZHENG (CHN) 6-2 5-7 6-7(3)

FED CUP - Group I, Europe/Africa, Group C, Round Robin Israel
FC 04 Feb 2011 to 04 Feb 2011 Entry: Hard (O)
W Patricia MAYR-ACHLEITNER (AUT) 4-6 7-6(2) 7-5
L Olga GOVORTSOVA (BLR) 2-6 2-6

gouci
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Yasmin Schnack of Elk Grove and Amanda Fink of Calabasas lost 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 to Chichi Scholl of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Alyona Sotnikova of Ukraine in the doubles final of the $25,000 Hunt Communities USTA Pro Tennis Classic in El Paso, Texas, the USTA reported. Scholl also won the singles championship.

tie_breaker
Mar 4th, 2014, 09:44 PM
Bump...for players like D-Lao, N-Gibbs, M-Sanchez, etc.

CTSEMT
Mar 4th, 2014, 10:49 PM
CollegeTennisOnline list of college players in the WTA rankings as of year end 2013: http://www.collegetennisonline.com/tennis/NewsDetail.aspx?nwId=48655

I think they are missing quite a few (e.g. Connie Hsu), but it's a good starting point.

hellas719
Mar 6th, 2014, 02:54 AM
Would also be cool to see them make a list of girls currently playing in college who have WTA ranks :)

tie_breaker
Mar 19th, 2014, 11:32 PM
I know Lauren Embree is still recovering from her hip surgery, but I can't imagine that she would be parking in the handicapped... :confused:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjHl4n7IYAATRvK.jpg

iPatty
Aug 27th, 2014, 02:32 PM
I can't believe Tayler Davis (Cal) is CiCi Bellis' hitting partner/coach. I never thought she was very good. :lol:

tennisbuddy12
Aug 27th, 2014, 04:25 PM
I can't believe Tayler Davis (Cal) is CiCi Bellis' hitting partner/coach. I never thought she was very good. :lol:

Was a great recruit and wasn't too bad in college. Was ranked top 40 in singles and I think the same in doubles. Pro was never on her mind, I think just a Cal education which she got. I read somewhere that they're undefeated when she travels with CiCi, so it'll be interesting when that record stops haha

iPatty
Aug 27th, 2014, 05:42 PM
Was a great recruit and wasn't too bad in college. Was ranked top 40 in singles and I think the same in doubles. Pro was never on her mind, I think just a Cal education which she got. I read somewhere that they're undefeated when she travels with CiCi, so it'll be interesting when that record stops haha

Oh I know she was mildly successful, I just never was impressed by her game. I wouldn't think she would be able to keep up with CiCi if both were going all out. :shrug:

She must be more of a coach and less of a hitting partner. I know CiCi also hits with one of the guys who plays for Stanford.

Amalgamate
Aug 27th, 2014, 06:00 PM
Oh I know she was mildly successful, I just never was impressed by her game. I wouldn't think she would be able to keep up with CiCi if both were going all out. :shrug:

She must be more of a coach and less of a hitting partner. I know CiCi also hits with one of the guys who plays for Stanford.

Yea, CiCi would kill Tayler. I heard Tayler is more like a baby sitter/older sister. "Hitting partner" is just a more PC term. CiCi works with actually accomplished coaches. Tayler is in charge of driving CiCi places, getting her rackets strung, arranging flight travel and hotels, setting up practice sessions with guys at Stanford, and the occasional drills.

iPatty
Aug 27th, 2014, 06:08 PM
Yea, CiCi would kill Tayler. I heard Tayler is more like a baby sitter/older sister. "Hitting partner" is just a more PC term. CiCi works with actually accomplished coaches. Tayler is in charge of driving CiCi places, getting her rackets strung, arranging flight travel and hotels, setting up practice sessions with guys at Stanford, and the occasional drills.

Ah ok, that makes much more sense. :lol:

2nd_serve
Sep 4th, 2014, 02:57 AM
Not sure which thread to post this in, but

Patrick McEnroe Resigns From USTA Development Post

link (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/ap-source-patrick-mcenroe-resigning-usta-25238352) to abc source

slickshoes510
Sep 4th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Women's Collegiate Invitational draw: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/cw/cwdraw.pdf

Is that draw accurate? How did they come up with it?

Pac-12 vs. UNC and Florida vs. UVA in the first round. Way to go USTA. Loeb and Brady should be the top seeds based on their summer performances.

Inger67
Sep 4th, 2014, 07:28 PM
Women's Collegiate Invitational draw: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/cw/cwdraw.pdf

Is that draw accurate? How did they come up with it?

Pac-12 vs. UNC and Florida vs. UVA in the first round. Way to go USTA. Loeb and Brady should be the top seeds based on their summer performances.

What is this exactly? Will the winner get any sort of future WC?

Kevin.
Sep 4th, 2014, 08:00 PM
I think the winner gets a QWC into next year's US Open.

iPatty
Sep 4th, 2014, 08:24 PM
I think the winner gets a QWC into next year's US Open.


Really? Why were Janowicz and Cercone invited then?

tennisbuddy12
Sep 4th, 2014, 11:42 PM
I think the winner gets a QWC into next year's US Open.

Depends on their ranking at next years us open. If 150, it's a MDWC. Otherwise it's a QWC. They invited members of the all star team and top seniors/players who turned pro

slickshoes510
Sep 5th, 2014, 06:11 AM
Robin Anderson was invited but I'm guessing she pulled out. She hasn't played since the national championship. Hayley Carter was added as a replacement.

CTSEMT
Sep 5th, 2014, 05:03 PM
Really? Why were Janowicz and Cercone invited then?

It is the 6 players on the USTA collegiate team and the 2 highest ranked American graduating seniors (not already on that team). I couldn't believe that was Janowicz/Cercone either, but there really were no other American seniors in the top 30 besides Ahn who was already on that team.

In theory, that would make this upcoming season quite strong for college tennis but then with this no-ad fiasco, who knows or cares :tape:

Also, saw in the NYT that the USTA has "poached" Brady and she is taking the fall off to play pro events. May turn pro?

iPatty
Sep 5th, 2014, 05:25 PM
It is the 6 players on the USTA collegiate team and the 2 highest ranked American graduating seniors (not already on that team). I couldn't believe that was Janowicz/Cercone either, but there really were no other American seniors in the top 30 besides Ahn who was already on that team.

In theory, that would make this upcoming season quite strong for college tennis but then with this no-ad fiasco, who knows or cares :tape:

Also, saw in the NYT that the USTA has "poached" Brady and she is taking the fall off to play pro events. May turn pro?

Giron said the same thing at first but it was NID he would turn pro.

I think Brady will do the same.

slickshoes510
Sep 6th, 2014, 12:43 AM
Loeb vs. Elbaba in the finals. No way do they get into the top 150 on the tour if they continue playing college. Would the winner end up turning pro? I think it's more likely if Loeb turns pro.

2nd_serve
Sep 6th, 2014, 05:26 PM
Giron said the same thing at first but it was NID he would turn pro.

I think Brady will do the same.


Not speaking to the particulars of this case, but the strategy of doing some college years then turning pro, could be a better choice for a range of player than the choice of zero or four years.