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Old Feb 11th, 2014, 01:24 PM   #2056
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Paalma won 63 76(4) and Gorlatš lost 06 16.
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Old Feb 12th, 2014, 12:45 PM   #2057
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Paalma lost to Marozava 57 36.
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Old Feb 12th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #2058
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Gorlatš/Matojan lost to Grajdek/Helbet 46 36
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Old Mar 23rd, 2014, 01:24 PM   #2059
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Estonian Cup

Quarterfinal


Julia Matojan d. Anna Pavlova 60 62
Liisa Pajumets d. Piret Ilves 61 75
(Ilves defeated Jana Kuzovkova 64 75 in 1/8)
Anelle Luik d. Elisa Mai Koonik 46 64 76(2)
Birgit Burk d. Erika Hendsel 64 76(10)

Semifinal

Julia Matojan d. Liisa Pajumets 61 Ret.
Birgit Burk d. Anelle Luik 60 60

Final

Julia Matojan d. Birgit Burk 60 63
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Old Mar 27th, 2014, 11:38 AM   #2060
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Meelis, do you know when the ITF Tournaments in Estonia will be this year?
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Feb 9-15, Tallink Open, $15,000, Tere Tennisekeskus, Women
Jul 14-20, Nordecon Open, TBD, Tere Tennisekeskus, Men
Jul 21-27, Estonian Open, $10,000, Tallinna Kalevi Tenniseklubi (?), Men and Women
Oct 6-12, TBD, $15,000, Tallinn, Men
Oct 13-19, TBD, $15,000, Pärnu (?), Men
Nov 3-8, Tallink Open, $10,000, Tallinn, Women
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SO EXCITING This was the best news I heard in my ban Except for maybe some Anett things I missed the Estonian tennis swing so I was really excited when I saw all these new tournaments

I didn't even know that Tallinna Kalevi Tennisklubi existed but it is in a great location It's a shame to see the Saaremaa tournaments go but so many Tallinn tournaments + one in Parnu is great Hopefully can bring some money to the local economy

I also thought I would mention that as Kenneth Raisma made the SF in Singles and Final of Doubles of a G3 in Astana, he will now go up to around 215 in his Combined Ranking I am excited for him and Mattias to play some Pro Events, hopefully at Nordicon
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Looking Up: Anett Schutting’s transformation since coming to Cal

By Winston Cho | Staff

Wedged in a lopsided circle between her new teammates, Anett Schutting — then a freshman — sat anxiously awaiting the coach’s directions.

In a team-bonding exercise at Haas Pavilion, head coach Amanda Augustus told the Cal women’s tennis team to share a past experience that had deeply affected them. Schutting was shocked that her coach would ask her to share something so personal.

“Culture here (in America) is a lot different,” Schutting says. “People here are a lot more open and more willing to share how they feel.”

Before coach Augustus could even finish her sentence, Schutting knew what she should say. But she didn’t know if she was going to say it. As her turn approached, Schutting imagined what her teammates’ reactions would be to such a personal memory. Nonetheless, she shared about her father’s unexpected passing and the ripples it spread across her family.

To her surprise, what greeted her at the end of her story was a circle of teammates who understood her pain and her desire to move on from that part of her life.

“There are many things in my life that I don’t feel comfortable talking about,” Schutting says. “It’s hard to keep things inside instead of talking them out. The fact that everyone is very encouraging and supportive creates a safe space where you feel like you can share your personal issues and past experiences. It helps you be who you really are.”

Two weeks before her 17th birthday, Schutting competed in a $10,000 ITF tournament in Finland. She put on the best performance of her career, reaching the semifinals. She called her dad to tell him the good news. Like any father, he was proud to see her hard work begin to pay off at such a young age.

The night of the tournament, Schutting returned home eager to unwind after an exhausting competition. She had anticipated that her parents would greet her at the front door, but no one was home. Schutting searched for her parents, to no avail. The phone rang. It was her mother on the other line — Schutting’s father was in the emergency room with health complications. He passed away shortly after.

“The last words he told me was that he was proud of me and that I did well,” Schutting says. “That was the last time I talked to him. When I got home, my father wasn’t there and neither was my mom. My mom was on the phone, and she told me that he was taken to emergency care. At that moment, I had no idea what was going on.”

In 2010 — a little more than two years after the passing of her father — Schutting came to Cal to continue playing tennis after deciding against going pro. But once in Berkeley, the Estonian struggled to balance school with athletics. Beyond that, Schutting had to adjust to living in a new country and a foreign culture. She found adapting to life without her family difficult in an unfamiliar environment.

“The first semester was definitely the hardest,” Schutting says. “I was under a lot of pressure, and it was really hard to balance everything.”

Like most college freshmen, Schutting began to feel homesick, and the tough workload didn’t help.

“My first year, I was shriveling and thinking about the past too much with my dad,” Schutting says. “I felt a little bit more different than everyone else.”

Having only played tennis individually, Schutting slowly found comfort in her new teammates. She realized that she could turn to them whenever she wanted to talk or needed advice with school or tennis. Gradually, the guarded, closed-off athlete who came to Cal was letting people in. Back home, Schutting played club tennis and was on the Estonian national team, but she found being on the Cal women’s tennis team far different. In Estonia, all the players were focused on individual victories. At Cal, coach Augustus emphasized team success over individual accomplishments.

“She’s become a lot more outgoing,” Augustus says. “She’s a lot more comfortable speaking to a group and leading. She’s taken advantage of everything Berkeley has to offer. Her coming from a small country in Europe, she came a really long way and learned from her experiences.”

In the fall of 2012, Schutting and teammate Zsofi Susanyi traveled to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship in New York. As the only two Cal players competing, the two spent all of their time together. Despite both of their losses in the final four, Schutting and Susanyi bonded in a way they never had before.

“When I got here, she was the type of person that knew what she wanted to do and that was her job, but she was more closed than she is right now,” Susanyi says. “These past two years that I’ve spent with her, she’s so much more open.”

Now just months away from graduation and the end of her tennis career at Cal, Schutting looks forward to surfing the summer away on a sandy beach — something she never thought she would be doing four years ago.

Schutting always entertained the idea of surfing but never got around to it. Then, two years ago during the summer, she mustered up the nerve to surf in the frigid waters of Stinson Beach. Riding the small waves, she could barely stand on the board but found a new passion. Then, on a team trip the following season, she got to surf with her teammates in the comfortable waters of Hawaii.

Schutting’s teammates and experiences at Cal have afforded her the opportunity to properly move on from her father’s passing. Almost six years after his death and four years after coming to Cal, she has matured from a guarded, independent athlete to an open, confident teammate.

“Finding your inner identity,” Schutting says, “who you are and how you want to act on and off the court; what kind of example you want to be to other people; how you want to carry yourself — I feel like I’ve grown in that sense a lot.”
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What a beautiful article
That must explain her line of horrible tennis results in 2010
So is she going to go Pro?
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Quite a few Estonians (Valeria, Birgit, Mattias, Kenneth, Kristofer, Kristjan and Hendrik) played a G2 in Bulgaria Valeria and Kenneth made QFR whilst Kristofer was the only other to win. Kenneth and the Georgian who beat him in Astana surprisingly lost 0 and 1 whilst Valeria teamed with TE 14U Pusher/Moonballer Superstar Amina Anshba to again surprisingly lose easily They are all playing again next week in a G3 in Haskovo I wonder if an Estonian has a Bulgarian connection because I remember when Eva and Tatjana played these tournaments although they were both G3s then IIRC

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Is Rebecca Peterson's mother Estonian? The only article I have found about them was in Eesti Paevaleht from 2010 I am really sad they moved Estonia could be in WGII at least maybe WGI Anyway, are there any details on why they moved and do they spend much time in Estonia? Apparently Becca doesn't speak but can understand Estonian
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Is Rebecca Peterson's mother Estonian? The only article I have found about them was in Eesti Paevaleht from 2010 I am really sad they moved Estonia could be in WGII at least maybe WGI Anyway, are there any details on why they moved and do they spend much time in Estonia? Apparently Becca doesn't speak but can understand Estonian
Yes according to that arcticle both her parents are Estonian, so it is quite awkward that she herself doesn't speak it

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Yes according to that arcticle both her parents are Estonian, so it is quite awkward that she herself doesn't speak it

Oh, and Chingching - close the forum and go studying for the exams right NOW!
YOU ARE SO RIGHT!! For the past 2 hours I have been staring at maps wondering about Estonia's Rail future All of Estonia is so distracting

Why did they move out of curiosity? I wish she would marry an Estonian and move back and then their kids can right the wrong her father committed Or she could play for them no
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About Becca

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Thanks Do you have the article and website It still saddens me that this Estonian girl is Swedish
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Economical reasons, most likely.
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