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Day 5 Wrap-Up at the 2010 Easter Bowl - (04/15/2010)

There was no letdown for Taylor Townsend at the Easter Bowl Junior National Championships on Thursday.

 

A day after eliminating the No. 2 seed in the girls’ 14-and-under division, the unseeded Townsend of Stockbridge, Ga., defeated Gabrielle Smith of Henderson, Nev., 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals in the event being played at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort.

 

Townsend is currently being coached by Donald Young Sr. at the South Fulton Tennis Center in College Park, Ga., just outside Atlanta. She is traveling with her parents this week and was asked if she speaks with her coach after each match. “Oh, you just reminded me. I have to called my coach,” said Townsend, before going out for her doubles semifinal with Gabrielle Andrews, a match the No. 9 seeded pair won easily 6-0, 6-1 to reach the final.

 

            She said there was no thought of a letdown. “No, I had a game plan and I executed it,” she said. “I stayed aggressive and put the pressure on her.” Easter Bowl fans no doubt remember Young’s son well, the current 20-year-old pro Donald Young, a three-time Easter Bowl champion winning titles in 2003 (Boys’ 14s), 2004 (Boys’ 18s) and 2006 (Boys’ 18s). 

           

            Townsend next plays Kimberly Yee, the No. 4 seed from Las Vegas. Yee dispatched Shannon Hudson, the No. 6 seeded player from Virginia Beach, Va., 6-3, 6-4, to make her second consecutive Easter Bowl 14s semifinal. She lost to eventual winner Brooke Austin in the same round last year.

 

            In the other semifinal, the top-seeded Andrews of Pomona will take on Peggy Porter of Dallas, Texas. Porter had her hands full with 11-year sensation Maria Shishkina, eventually winning 6-3, 6-4. Shishkina has already signed a professional contract with IMG.

 

The No. 5 seeded Porter trains at T-Bar M in Dallas, Texas. She said she was impressed with Shishkina’s game. “I think she’ll be good once she starts hitting the ball,” she said in all seriousness. “But she is only 11.”

 

Shishkina of Bradenton, Fla., upset the 14s third-seeded player in the draw on Wednesday.

 

Robin Anderson, the No. 4 seed from Matawan, N.J., continued to impress with her play, ousting former Easter Bowl 16s champion No. 11 Ellen Tsay, 6-1, 6-1. Anderson currently is coached by her father Denom at the Inman Racquet Club in New Jersey. “It’s hard at times,” she revealed about being coached by her father. “But it’s still the best thing for my game right now.”

 

In the boys’ 16s, top-seeded Nolan Paige of Fairfield, Conn., used an emphatic 6-0 third set to beat Nicholas Naumann of The Woodlands, Texas., 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. “I didn’t play that well,” he said. “I wasn’t that aggressive at the start.” Paige did say he was feeling a little bit inspired by his doubles match on Wednesday as he and his partner came back from down 9-2 in the super tiebreaker to win it, 11-9, reeling off nine straight points. “It was surreal,” he said. “Yeah, sure, singles is more important than doubles but I want to win every time I go out there.”

 

So does Evan Song of Henderson, Nevada. In his first Easter Bowl 18s, Song upset one of the nation’s top junior players in the boys’ 18s, beating No. 2 seeded Dennis Novikov of Boca Raton, Fla., 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.

 

Novikov is currently ranked No. 48 in the world in the ITF junior rankings and trains at the USTA National Training Center in Boca Raton.

 

“It’s a good win for me,” said the lefty Song. “Dennis is a tough player. I just tried to make him hit a lot of balls and really jumped on him early with the 6-1 first set. I was happy at that point. Probably too happy and I lost my focus.”

 

The two battled it out in the third set with several long games, including one that Song said was “15 minutes long.”

 

Song next plays in the quarterfinals on Friday against No. 11 seeded Michael Zhu of Princeton, N.J. Zhu defeated Augie Bloom of Hinsdale, Ill., 6-1, 6-3.

           

Unseeded Alexios Halebian of Glendale, Calif., upset Dane Webb, the No. 3 seed from Richardson, Texas, 6-3, 6-4. “This is a very good win for me,” he said. “I played very well. I’m really impressed with myself. I’m just wordless right now. I don’t know what to say.”

 

THURSDAY’S SCORES

 

Boys' 18 Singles (Round of 16)

Evan Song Henderson, NV def. Dennis Novikov (2) Boca Raton, FL 6-1, 1-6, 6-2

Clay Thompson Venice, CA def. Mitchell Krueger (6) Aledo, TX 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2)

Michael Zhu (11) Princeton, NJ def. Augie Bloom Hinsdale, IL 6-1, 6-3

Bjorn Fratangelo Pittsburgh, PA def. Jeremy Efferding Lake Worth, FL 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Shane Vinsant (7) Keller, TX def. Dennis Mkrtchian Reseda, CA 6-4, 6-0

Nick Chappell (4) Indianapolis, IN def. Gonzales Austin (14) Miami, FL 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Emmett Egger (12) Issaquah, WA def. Marcos Giron Thousand Oaks, CA 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-1

Alexios Halebian Glendale, CA def. Dane Webb (3) Richardson, TX 6-3, 6-4

 

Boys' 18 Doubles (Round of 16)

Campbell Johnson / Shaun Bernstein (2) def. David Doehring / Jon Robert Leonik 6-3, 6-3

Alexios Halebian / Hunter Harrington def. Patrick Kawka / Willie Sublette 2-6, 7-5, 1-0(9)

Emmett Egger / Shane Visant (3) def. Joe Davison / Newman Spencer 6-2, 4-6, 1-0(1)

Nick Chappell / Marcos Giron (8) def. Daniel Ho / Johnny Wang 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(6)

Mitchell Krueger / Dane Webb (1) def. Jeremy Efferding / Bjorn Fratangelo 4-6, 6-1, 1-0(7)

Chase Curry / Jeffrey Offerdahl def. Evan Song / Arthur Karagezian  6-1, 6-4

Jamin Ball / John Lamble def. Connor Farren / Dennis Novikov (4) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0(5)

Anton Kovrigin / Michael Zhu def. Trey Strobel / Mac Styslinger (7) 6-1, 6-3

 

Girls' 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)

Monica Turewicz (6) Saratoga, CA def. Chanelle Van Nguyen (3) Coconut Grove, FL 6-4, 6-3

Krista Hardebeck Santa Ana, CA def. Victoria Duval Norcross, GA 6-3, 7-5

Robin Anderson (4) Matawan, NJ def. Ellen Tsay (11) Pleasanton, CA 6-1, 6-1

Lauren Davis (1) Gates Mills, OH def. Lauren Herring (9) Greenville, NC 6-1, 6-4

 

Girls' 18 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Courtney Dolehide / Ellen Tsay (6) def. Robin Anderson / Brooke Bolender (2) 6-3, 6-2

Lauren Davis / Gabriella De Simone (4) def. Lorraine Guillermo / Sarah Lee 6-4, 6-3

Breaunna Addison / Chanelle Van Nguyen (5) def. Ashley Dai / Riko Shimizu 6-2, 6-4

Lauren Herring / Grace Min (1) def. Victoria Duval / Caroline Price 7-5, 6-4

 

Boys' 16 Singles (Round of 16)

Ross Guignon (7) Prairie Vlg, KS def. Reo Asami (11) Irvine, CA 7-6(3), 6-1

Nolan Paige (1) Fairfield, CT def. Nicholas Naumann (17) The Woodlands, TX 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Maxx Lipman (14) Nashville, TN def. Richard Del Nunzio (3) Forest Hills, NY 5-7, 6-3, 6-0

Jacob Jung (17) Upland, CA def. Jonathan Carcione Franklin Lks, NJ 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Roy Lederman (17) Golden Beach, FL def. Gannon Daynes Trabuco Cyn, CA 6-2, 6-4

Gordon Watson (10) Naples, FL def. Anthony Delcore (4) Omaha, NE 6-3, 6-4

Kristofer Yee (13) Las Vegas, NV def. Howard Weiss (17) Great Neck, NY 6-7(5), 6-0, 7-5

Sean Karl Brentwood, TN def. Corey Robinson (17) Philadelphia, PA 7-6(11), 6-3

 

Boys' 16 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Nikko Madregallejo / M. Mackenzie. McDonald (4) def. Michael Guzman / Anthony Tsodikov (9) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(9)

Jeff Vongman / Kristofer Yee (9) def. Maxx Lipman / Gordon Watson (3) 6-4, 7-6(5)

Matthew Alves / Barnhart Hudson (8) def. Jeremy Court / Nolan Paige (2) 6-3, 6-4

Anthony Delcore / Ross Guignon (1) def. Luca Corinteli / Thai Kwiatkowski 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(4)

 

Girls' 16 Singles (Round of 16)

Brooke Austin (2) Indianapolis, IN def. Fabiola Chaillo (10) Falls Church, VA 6-3, 6-0

Alyssa Smith (4) Laguna Niguel, CA def. Jerricka Boone (12) Chicago, IL 6-2, 6-4

Kyle McPhillips (1) Willoughby, OH def. Lauren Stratman (17) Goleta, CA 6-2, 6-3

Mia King Hendersonville, NC def. Desirae Krawczyk (5) Rancho Mirage, CA 6-3, 6-2

Spencer Liang (7) Potomac, MD def. Amanda Lin (17) West Chester, OH 6-1, 6-3

Kourtney Keegan (8) Roswell, GA def. Sivan Krems (17) Thousand Oaks, CA 6-1, 6-1

Jennifer Brady Boca Raton, FL def. Maya Jansen (17) Valleyford, WA 6-2, 6-3

Natalia Maynetto (17) Naples, FL def. Leighann Sahagun (17) Queens Vlg, NY 6-2, 6-3

 

Girls' 16 Doubles (Round of 16)

Quinn Gleason / Maynetto Natalia def. April Scatliffe / Lauren Stratman (9) 0-6, 7-6(5), 1-0(8)

Jennifer Brady / Lin Amanda def. Annette Dohanics / Rachael Reed (7) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(8)

Nicole Flower / Madeline Lipp (4) def. Alyza Benotto Wood / Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum 6-4, 1-6, 1-0(11)

Sarah Bessen / Erin Gebes (9) def. Jerricka Boone / Hannah Camhi (6) Walkover (inj)

Spencer Liang / Loeb Jamie (3) def. Sarah Gealer / Kiah Generette (9) 6-3, 6-2

Kyle McPhillips / Morton Skylar (1) def. Kourtney Keegan / Hannah King (9) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0(5)

Brooke Austin / Mia King def. Sivan Krems / Jana McCord (9) 6-4, 6-4

Desirae Krawczyk / Alyssa Smith (2) def. Courtney Colton / Emily Hahn (9) 6-3, 6-2

 

Boys' 14 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)

Noah Rubin (2) Rockville Centre, NY def. Thomas Fawcett (14) Winnetka, IL 7-5, 6-2

Jordan Belga (11) Elk Grove Village, IL def. Mac Roy (8) San Antonio, TX 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Stefan Kozlov (4) Pembroke Pines, FL def. Zandrix Acob (6) Hilo, HI 6-3, 7-5

Deiton Baughman Carson, CA def. Nicholas Crystal (17) Waccabuc, NY 6-4, 6-4

 

Boys' 14 Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)

Matthew Mendez / Jordan Portner (9) def. Augustus Ge / Robert Seby (5) 6-2, 6-4

Christian Garay / Kerznerman Daniel (1) def. Kevin Le / Jared Woodson (9) 6-1, 7-6(2)

Kevin Colopy / Roy Mac (8) def. Zandrix Acob / Jordan Belga (2) 6-4, 6-4

Deiton Baughman / Wiersholm Henrik def. Lamar Remy / Alexander Solonin (9) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(7)

 

Girls' 14 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)

Gabrielle Andrews (1) Pomona, CA def. Caroline Doyle (8) San Francisco, CA 6-2, 6-1

Taylor Townsend Stockbridge, GA def. Gabrielle Smith (17) Henderson, NV 6-2, 6-3

Kimberly Yee (4) Las Vegas, NV def. Shannon Hudson (6) Virginia Beach, VA 6-3, 6-4

Peggy Porter (5) Dallas, TX def. Maria Shishkina Bradenton, FL 6-3, 6-4

 

Girls' 14 Doubles (Semifinal Round)

Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend (9) def. Shannon Hudson / Dasha Ivanova (2) 6-0, 6-1

Mariana Gould / Steffensen Katrine (1) def. Gabrielle Smith / Kimberly Yee (7) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

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