Monday, October 12, 2015

Qualifier Genesen Saves Match Point in Opening Round Win, Wichita Falls Champions Move On at ITF Pan American Closed; Kwiatkowski Sweeps Titles at ITA All-American Championships

©Colette Lewis 2015--
Tulsa, OK--

Turned down in his request for a wild card, Tulsa resident William Genesen made it through qualifying at the ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed, and using the confidence gained from those two wins, he defeated No. 9 seed Alexis Galarneau of Canada in Monday's first round action at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center, saving a match point in his 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(6) victory.

Genesen, who has verbally committed to Stanford for 2016, trailed 3-0 in the second set, and 4-1 in the third set, but was able to stay calm and adjust.

"I realized I just needed to make some balls and stick in there," said the 18-year-old right-hander. "I needed to hit heavy and try to let him make errors. Because if I just stayed in the point and hit it deep, it was working out pretty well for me."

The match point that Genesen saved was probably the least dramatic of the last three points of the tiebreaker that decided it.  After leading 5-3 in the tiebreaker, Galarneau made two backhand errors for 5-5, but made an excellent forehand volley to earn a match point on his own serve.  The 16-year-old doesn't possess a big serve however, and Genesen eventually went for a forehand that forced an error from Galarneau to earn another change of ends.

After Galarneau made another error, he launched a ball outside the stadium, and the chair umpire called game, set, match Genesen, presuming a point penalty for ball abuse.  But Galaraneau had not been warned previously, which is required under ITF rules (not in USTA rules, however), so Genesen had to play the next point, a match point for him, after all.  Galarneau's return of Genesen's serve went a couple of inches past the baseline, but the umpire made no call. Genesen began walking into the net to shake hands and Galarneau asked the chair if she had made a call.  She did not answer his question, but did reply that the ball was out, and at that point called game, set and match for Genesen, which stuck this time.  Galarneau, no doubt knowing the ball was long, did not protest the decision.

"When it [the first game, set, match call] happened, I was relieved. but then it wasn't how I wanted to win the match," Genesen said. "So I was totally fine with just going back. I was feeling really good on that ad side with my kick serve, so I wasn't too worried about going back there and trying to do it again."

As for the lack of a call on the final point of the match, Genesen said, "She never did make the call and I was a little scared. I didn't know what was going to happen. She was a little hesitant throughout the match and I felt like there was a few times when there were some no-calls on big points, but I was able to kind of just let it go, which is big for me."

Genesen used his qualifying wins as confidence building tools, while last week's Wichita Falls ITF Grade 4 champions were able to use their performances to step up into the higher level competition with similar self-assurance.

Oliver Crawford defeated No. 6 seed Alexandre Rotsaert 6-1, 6-2 to start off his second career ITF Grade 1 with a victory.

"I wanted just to play as well as I could and see how I'd get on," Crawford said of his thoughts when he saw the draw. "Just do what I could on my side of the court and see where it ended up going."

Crawford did not shy aware from Rotsaert's forehand, as he might have done previously.

"He's changed his forehand a little bit, so he wasn't hitting as well from that side as he usually does," said the 16-year-old from South Carolina. "So I attacked his forehand more than I usually would have."

Crawford's win streak is now at seven, but Ellie Douglas can top that, as she also won the Austin ITF two weeks ago, as well as Wichita Falls last week, and with her 6-2, 6-2 win over wild card Rut Galindo of Guatemala today, has 13 consecutive victories.

The 15-year-old Texan was out for four months this year with edema in her vertebrae, which was after she had fractured her back last year. She returned to competition at the Clay Courts in July, but was not happy with her play until recently.

"I'm trying to get strong and fit and in great shape," Douglas said. "I'm trying to mix up my game too. Use some slice, be aggressive and try to move into the court, which I'm doing pretty great right now."

Douglas has a specific goal from this fall's ITF tournaments.

"I want to get into the Orange Bowl, and I want to do really well in that."

Next up for Douglas is top seed Usue Arconada, who defeated Taylor Johnson 6-4, 6-4.

No. 2 seed Kayla Day and No. 3 seed Maria Mateas advanced in straight sets, but No. 4 seed Alexandra Sanford lost to wild card Dalayna Hewitt 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.  No. 11 seed Kariann Pierre-Louis lost to Natasha Subhash 6-2, 6-2, No. 15 seed Katarina Kopcalic of Canada was beaten by Caty McNally 6-3, 6-3 and No. 16 seed Victoria Emma lost to qualifier Ashley Lahey 7-6(1), 6-7(5), 6-4.

In addition to Rotsaert and Galarneau, seeded boys losing wee No. 15 seed Sami Kirberg, who lost to Brian Shi 6-4, 6-1 and Joshua Peck of Canada, who was beaten by Mac Kiger 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.  Two seeds, No. 3 Hady Habib and No. 12 Alafia Ayeni were replaced by lucky losers because they had played in the Houston Futures qualifying, which violates the ITF's one tournament per week rule.

Top seeds Benjamin Sigouin and Jack Mingjie Lin of Canada both advanced with straight set wins.

Doubles will begin Tuesday, with Usue Arconada and Kylie McKenzie the top girls seeds, and Sigouin and Lin the top boys seeds.

See the ITF junior website for complete results and Tuesday's order of play.

At the Men's ITA All-American finals today in Tulsa, Virginia sophomore Thai Kwiatkowski swept the titles. The No. 3 seed defeated No. 4 seed Dominik Koepfer of Tulane 6-0, 6-2 for the singles title, then teamed with senior Mac Styslinger to take the doubles title 3-6, 6-2, 10-7. Kwiatkowski, a semifinalist last year, continues the Virginia dominance of the men's singles at the All-American Championships, becoming the fifth Cavalier to win it in the last six years.

For more on the singles final, see College Tennis Today, and the ITA's championship recap.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fritz Wins Sacramento Challenger; Collins Claims All-American Championships; Graham, Norrie Take Pro Circuit Titles; Draws for ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed

I've arrived in Tulsa for the ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed, but before that coverage begins on Monday, there's a lot to catch up on from today's finals. I'll keep this brief, due to the lateness of the hour, but that's not to diminish any of the accomplishments.

Taylor Fritz won the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger Sunday, beating No. 7 seed Jared Donaldson 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.  Fritz, a 17-year-old wild card, playing in just his second ATP Challenger, continued his pattern of saving break points, fighting off 15 of 16 in today's match against the 19-year-old Donaldson.  Fritz, who saved 34 of 37 break points during the week, is the youngest American Challenger champion since Donald Young won Aptos, also at 17 years and 11 months, back in 2007.  Ranked 694 before this week, the title moves Fritz up 355 spots to 339 and he received a special exemption into next week's $50,000 Challenger in Fairfield, California.

Danielle Collins of Virginia won the ITA/Riviera Women's All-American championship in Pacific Palisades, California, with the No. 7 seed defeating Sinead Lohan of Miami 6-1, 6-2 in the final.  The 2014 NCAA champion didn't lose a set all week, and as was the case in her Oracle Masters title, her toughest test came from Maegan Manasse of Cal in the semifinals.  As she was with her NCAA victory, Collins is the first Virginia woman to win the title.

Manasse picked up the doubles title with Denise Starr, with the No. 2 seeds beating unseeded Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-1, 6-4.

Complete results are available at the ITA tournament page.

The men's All-American final in Tulsa will be played on Monday, with another Cavalier looking for a Virginia sweep.  No. 3 seed Thai Kwiatkowski defeated No. 9 seed Tom Fawcett of Stanford 6-3, 6-2 to reach the singles final, where he'll face No. 4 seed Dominik Koepfer of Tulane. Koepfer beat No. 9 seed Andre Goransson of Cal 6-4, 6-4. Kwiatkowski and Mac Styslinger, No. 5 seeds,  will also be playing in the doubles final, against unseeded Robert Kelly and Brett Clark of North Carolina.

Complete results are available at the ITA tournament page.

Collins won the inaugural Oracle Masters last month, and the men's champion, Cameron Norrie of TCU, also claimed another title today. Norrie, as a qualifier, won the $15,000 Mansfield, Texas Futures, beating Alexios Halebian 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 in the final.  The sophomore from New Zealand had reached one Futures final previously, but this was his first singles title.

Top seeds Hans Hach of Mexico and Eric Quigley won the doubles title, beating unseeded Liam Broady of Great Britain and Ashley Fisher of Australia 7-5, 6-3 in the final.

Seventeen-year-old Alexa Graham also won her first title today, taking the $10,000 Hilton Head singles championship with a 6-4, 7-6(5) win over No. 2 seed Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway.  Graham, the top seed, had lost in the finals of ITF $10,000 tournaments twice this year.

At the $50,000 women's tournament in Kirkland, Washington, Nicole Gibbs, the third seed, lost to unseeded Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.

The draws for the Pan American Closed are out, with Canada's Benjamin Sigouin No. 1 in the boys field, and Usue Arconada No. 1 in the girls field.   There are quite a few enticing matchups in the first round, but none better than the Alexandre Rotsaert(6) and Oliver Crawford contest. The draws and order of play are available at the ITF junior website.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Teens Fritz and Donaldson Reach Sacramento $100K Final; Collins and Lohan Meet for Women's All-American Championship, Semis Set for Men's A-A; Crawford, Douglas Win Titles at Wichita Falls ITF

A rare all-teen Challenger final is set for Sunday in Sacramento after Taylor Fritz, who turns 18 this month, and Jared Donaldson, who turned 19 yesterday, won semifinal encounters today at the $100,000 USTA Pro Circuit event.

Fritz, a wild card, defeated Matt Reid of Australia, also a wild card, 6-3, 7-6(4), without facing a break point in the match.  Reid, who had 13 aces, was broken only once, but that was enough for Fritz. In the tiebreaker, Fritz hit two of his seven aces, including on match point, but it was his offensive lob at 3-1, which hit on the baseline, that proved to be the difference in the second set.

Donaldson defeated top seed Denis Kudla 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, withstanding a mid-match streak of seven straight games by Kudla.  But Donaldson rededicated himself to more aggressive play in the third set, breaking Kudla at 2-2 with some excellent returning and kept his serving at a high level, closing out the final game at love with two good first serves sandwiched around an ace and a forehand winner.

Donaldson, who won the $50,000 Maui Challenger back in January, is into his first final at the $100,000 level.  Fritz, playing in the second Challenger of his career, won his first Challenger match in the first round in Sacramento.

The match will be live streamed, with commentary by Mike Cation, here, after the doubles final, which begins at noon Pacific time.

Nicole Gibbs reached the final of the $50,000 Kirkland, Washington tournament, defeating qualifier Sabrina Santamaria 6-3, 6-0. Gibbs, the No. 3 seed, will play unseeded Mandy Minella of Luxembourg in Sunday's final.

At the $10,000 women's tournament in Hilton Head, top seed Alexa Graham will face No. 2 seed Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway in the singles final.  Graham defeated fellow 17-year-old Makenna Jones in the semifinals 6-4, 6-3; Eikeri beat Alexandra Perper of Moldova 6-1, 6-3. The doubles title went to Nika Kukharchuk of Russia and Madeleine Kobelt, the No. 2 seeds, who defeated unseeded Alexa Bortles and Lauren Herring 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 in the final.

TCU sophomore Cameron Norrie is into the final of the $15,000 Mansfield Futures after defeating No. 4 seed Michael Mmoh 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, the sixth consecutive win for the qualifier.  It is the second Futures final for the 20-year-old, who is from New Zealand, but plays under the Great Britain flag in ITF events.  Norrie will play Alexios Halebian, who defeated Illinois sophomore Aleksandar Vukic of Australia 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. It's also the 21-year-old Halebian's second career Futures final; his first was back in May of 2013.

The finals are set at the Women's ITA/Riviera All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, California, with No. 7 seed Danielle Collins of Virginia meeting unseeded Sinead Lohan of Miami.  Collins, the 2014 NCAA champion, defeated No. 3 seed Maegan Manasse of Cal 7-6(7), 6-3 to reach her second consecutive collegiate major final. Lohan defeated qualifier Ellen Perez of Georgia 6-1, 6-2 to become the first Miami Hurricane to reach the All-American final.  Lohan, a sophomore from Ireland, lost to Oracle Masters champion Collins 6-1, 6-0 in the second round last month in Malibu, but she does have a 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 dual match win over Collins last spring.

The doubles final will be between unseeded Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter of North Carolina and No. 2 seeds Manasse and Denise Starr of Cal.

Complete results, including consolation scores, can be found at the ITA tournament page.

The men's round of 16 and quarterfinals were played today in Tulsa, with the semifinals scheduled for Sunday.  The top half semifinal features Tom Fawcett of Stanford, a No. 9 seed, against No. 3 seed Thai Kwiatkowski. Fawcett ended the run of qualifier Marko Krickovic of Auburn 6-4, 6-0 in the third round, and defeated No. 7 seed Ronnie Schneider of North Carolina 6-2, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.

Kwiatkowski's two wins came over unseeded Florian Lakat of Cal 6-3, 6-4, and Northwestern qualifier Konrad Zieba by a score of 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.

In the bottom half, Andre Goransson of Cal, also a No. 9 seed advanced to the semifinals with wins over Aron Hiltzik of Illinois 6-2, 6-1 and Uros Petronijevic of San Diego 6-4, 6-3.  He will play No. 4 seed Dominik Koepfer of Tulane, who defeated No. 9 seed Benjamin Lock 6-4, 6-4 in the third round, and saved two match points in his 3-6, 7 -5, 6-0 win over freshman qualifier Hugo Di Feo of Ohio State.

In addition to the semifinalists, Schneider, Zieba, Di Feo and Petronijevic will all receive automatic entry into next month's Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York.

For complete results, including the doubles, which have also reached the semifinal stage, see the ITA tournament page.

The ITF Grade 4 in Wichita Falls is complete, with Oliver Crawford sweeping the boys titles and Ellie Douglas winning her second straight ITF singles title.

Crawford, the No. 4 seed, defeated No. 7 seed Vasileios Iliopoulos of Greece 6-1, 6-0 in the singles final. Crawford and William Woodall won the doubles title yesterday, with the No. 5 seeds beating No. 6 seeds Alejandro Hayen and Fernando Ramirez Lascurain of Mexico 6-3, 6-2.

Douglas, who won last week's Grade 5 in Austin, defeated top seed Sofia Sewing 7-6(5), 6-3 to run her winning streak to 12.  She and Crawford are both entered in next week's ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed in Tulsa.

Unseeded Victoria Flores and Mia Horvit won the girls doubles title in Wichita Falls, beating No. 3 seeds Ann Li and Natasha Subhash 6-1, 6-4 in the final.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Semis Set at Women's All-American Championships, Top Two Seeds Fall in Men's All-Americans; Santamaria, Gibbs in Kirkland $50K Semis; Fritz Reaches Sacramento Challenger Semis

The ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships played two rounds today in Pacific Palisades, California, with Saturday's semifinals featuring two seeds--No. 7 Danielle Collins of Virginia and No. 3 Maegan Manasse of Cal--and two unseeded players--qualifier Ellen Perez of Georgia and Sinead Lohan of Miami.

Collins, who won the Oracle Masters last month in Malibu, defeated Caroline Doyle in the second round and top seed Brooke Austin of Florida 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals, dominating this week just as she did in the early rounds at the Masters.  But in the semifinals there, she ran into Manasse, and the two had a classic, with Collins coming through by a score of 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, and their match Saturday should be another good one.

Perez, a big-hitting sophomore, defeated Ohio State's Francesca Di Lorenzo in the second round and Ronit Yurovsky of Michigan in the quarterfinals. She will play Lohan, who upset No. 2 seed Julia Elbaba in the first round Thursday and kept rolling with wins over Rachel Pierson of Texas A&M and Taylor Davidson of Stanford.

Both Manasse and Perez are also in the doubles semifinals.  For complete results from today, see the ITA tournament page.

The top two seeds lost today in Tulsa, where the Men's All-American tournament's second round was played almost entirely indoors due to rain.  Qualifier Marko Krickovic of Auburn defeated top seed Quentin Monaghan of Notre Dame 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, and much later in the day, Aron Hiltzik of Illinois defeated No. 2 seed Nicolas Alvarez of Duke 7-5, 7-5.   Other seeds to lose were No. 6 seed Roberto Cid of South Florida, who fell to qualifier Konrad Zieba of Northwestern 6-1, 6-2; No. 8 seed Wayne Montgomery of Georgia who lost to Uros Petronijevic of San Diego 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3; No. 9 seed Orel Ram-Harel of Tulsa, who was beaten by Christopher Diaz of Ohio State 7-5, 6-1, and Christopher Eubanks of Georgia Tech, who fell to Florian Lakat of Cal 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Hugo Di Feo of Ohio State is one of three qualifiers and the sole freshman in the round of 16 after his 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-0 win over Diogo Rocha of Denver.

The four top seeds in doubles have been eliminated, with just two 5-8 seeds remaining in the quarterfinals, along with three teams that qualified.

Complete results can be found at the ITA tournament page. Bobby Knight has more on individual matches at College Tennis Today.

At the $50,000 Kirkland, Washington women's Pro Circuit event, 2015 USC graduate Sabrina Santamaria continued her impressive results. A qualifier ranked 814, Santamaria defeated top seed and WTA 131 Sachia Vickery 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to advance to her first semifinal in an ITF Women's Circuit event above the $10,000 level.  She will play fellow 22-year-old Nicole Gibbs, the No. 3 seed, who defeated Melanie Oudin 6-2, 6-2.  Santamaria and Gibbs, Pac-12 rivals when Gibbs was at Stanford, split their two matches in dual matches back in 2013, when both were playing No. 1 for their teams.  The other semifinal will feature Mandy Minella of Luxembourg and Antonia Lottner of Germany.

US Open boys champion Taylor Fritz reached the semifinals of the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger today, defeating qualifier Marcos Giron 6-3, 6-4.  Fritz, playing in just his second Challenger, is now on a nine match winning streak including his six wins in New York.  He will play wild card Matt Reid of Australia, who defeated qualifier Nick Meister 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4.  Top seed Denis Kudla, who has not dropped a set all week, moved into the semis with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Germany's Daniel Brands.  He will play No. 7 seed Jared Donaldson, who took out Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-1. Live streaming, plus replays, are available here.

At the $15,000 Mansfield Futures, No. 4 Michael Mmoh is the only seed in the semifinals. Mmoh will play TCU sophomore qualifier Cameron Norrie, who beat top seed Liam Brody of Great Britain 6-3, 6-3.  Mmoh advanced past Lucas Gomez of Mexico by the same score.  2012 Kalamazoo finalist Alexios Halebian will play Aleksandar Vukic, the Illinois sophomore, who beat No. 6 seed Nik Scholtz 6-2, 6-3. Halebian defeated TCU graduate Nick Chappell 7-6(2), 6-2.

In the $10,000 Hilton Head semifinals, two 17-year-old Americans will face each other, with top seed Alexa Graham trying to stop the run of qualifier Makenna Jones. Jones, a senior who has verbally committed to Alabama, is the daughter of former touring pros Kelly Jones (now the men's coach at Furman) and Tammi Whitlinger-Jones. Jones, who had never won a main draw match in an ITF Pro Circuit event (although she did qualify for a $25,000 tournament in April), has now won six matches since last Saturday, three in qualifying and three in the main draw.  The other semifinal will be between No. 2 seed Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway and unseeded Alexandra Perper of Moldova.

ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed Wild Cards Include Arconada; Welcome to New Sponsor John McEnroe Tennis Academy; Tennis On Campus Invitational Underway

An early post today, with a recap of the ITA All American Championships coming much later tonight, after two rounds of play have been completed in California, with Saturday's semifinalist decided. There has been rain in Tulsa, so the men are also running behind schedule in their second round matches.

Qualifying for the ITF Grade B1 Pan American Closed in Tulsa begins tomorrow and below are the main draw wild cards. Typically several are held back for those in the Wichita Falls Grade 4 ITF this week, as there is no provision for special exemptions with Grades that far apart.

Sean Huynh (CAN)
Ryan Mueller (GUA)
Brandon Holt
Sebastian Korda
Keenan Mayo 
Danny Thomas

Rut Galindo (GUA)
Layne Sleeth (CAN)
Usue Arconada
Ellie Douglas
Annette Goulak
Dalayna Hewitt

Fifteen-year-old Ellie Douglas, who won last week's Grade 5 in Austin and is in the final this week against Sofia Sewing in Wichita Falls, moved into the main draw on her own ranking, so she will not need her wild card.  The big news is that No. 9 ITF junior Usue Arconada has accepted a wild card. She and Kayla Day are the only Top 50 ITF juniors in the field on the girls side; there are no Top 50 boys entered.

I'm not sure what's responsible for the drop in highly ranked entries this year, but last year Michael Mmoh, William Blumberg, Tommy Paul, Reilly Opelka and Taylor Fritz all were entered, with Mmoh and Blumberg just having returned from winning the Junior Davis Cup in Mexico. Neither Denis Shapovalov nor Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada, this year's Junior Davis Cup champions, are entered, nor is the girls third place Junior Fed Cup team from Canada represented.

For reasons of geography, there's rarely any cross play in this event and the Grade A Osaka Cup, although occasionally they fall on different weeks as they did last year, when Fritz went from Tulsa to Osaka, winning the latter.  This year the tournaments are the same week, with just three Americans, all girls, in Japan: Raquel Pedraza, Emma Higuchi and Nada Dimovska.

I'll have on-site coverage of the ITF Pan American Closed for the ninth consecutive year, beginning with the first round of main draw on Monday. is happy to welcome a new sponsor, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, where 2015 NCAA singles finalist Noah Rubin and 2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb train. For more on the New York academy's locations and philosophy, click on the banner in the left sidebar or call the number that appears there.

The USTA's Tennis On Campus fall invitational is underway at Hilton Head Island. I hear great things about this program for those who want to continue to play competitive tennis in college, but in a more social, recreational form than that of varsity tennis.  Media assistant Steve Pratt has passed along this list of teams participating with results available here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fritz, McDonald Beat Seeds, Advance to Quarterfinals at Sacramento Challenger; Krajicek into Tokyo Quarterfinals; Freshmen Qualifiers Advance in ITA All-American Championships, Lohan Defeats Elbaba

Seventeen-year-old Taylor Fritz and UCLA junior Mackenzie McDonald posted big wins today at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger, with both defeated seeded players.  McDonald, who received a special exemption into Sacramento based on his semifinal showing last week at the Tiburon Challenger, defeated Tiburon champion Tim Smyczek, the No. 4 seed, 6-1, 7-5, while Fritz, a wild card, saved three match points in the second set of his 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 7-6(7) win over No. 3 seed Dustin Brown of Germany.

McDonald continued his fine play, serving well and winning the court positioning battle. Taking the ball early and giving Smyczek little time, McDonald came back from 4-2 down in the second set to get the win.

In a match as close as the one between Brown and Fritz, the big moments are too many to detail, but the three match points are a place to start.  Serving at 4-5 in the second set, Fritz hit an ace at 30-40, and at ad out, hit another good first serve up the T.  At 5-6, 30-40, another first serve up the T saved that match point, with Brown hitting his return way long.  At 5-6 in the second set tiebreaker, Fritz seized his chance, rushing up to the net for a Brown short angle and dipping a cross court forehand pass by him.

Brown served well, with 21 aces, a number of them on second serves, but he was unable to cash in on his five opportunities to break in the third set. Fritz had no break chances in the final set, but it was the ATP No. 108 Brown who cracked in the third set tiebreaker, double faulting at 5-all. That mistake didn't end up as costly as it might have been, with Brown whistling a forehand winner past Fritz from well behind the baseline to save his first match point.  Brown saved a second with a good first serve, but he missed a volley to give Fritz his third match point, which he converted when Brown's forehand return of a second serve went well long.

The US Open boys champion will now play qualifier Marcos Giron, the 2014 NCAA champion, who defeated No. 8 seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia in a mere two tiebreakers, 7-6(3), 7-5(2).  McDonald will play No. 7 seed Jared Donaldson, who defeated Tennys Sandgren 6-1, 6-4.  Top seed Denis Kudla will play unseeded Daniel Brands of Germany, and wild card Matt Reid of Australia faces qualifier Nick Meister.

Fritz and Reilly Opelka, the 2015 Kalamazoo doubles champions, are into the doubles semifinals after defeating fellow wild cards Giron and Tommy Paul 6-7(6), 6-4, 10-7.

The quarterfinals of the $50,000 women's tournament in Kirkland, Washington will also feature six Americans: Sachia Vickery(1), Alexa Glatch(2), Nicole Gibbs(3), Jessica Pegula(4), Melanie Oudin and qualifier Sabrina Santamaria, the recent USC graduate. Germany's Antonia Lottner and Luxembourg's Mandy Minella are both in the bottom half, so an American will reach Sunday's final.

At the $15,000 Mansfield Futures, Oracle Masters champion Cameron Norrie of TCU, a qualifier, has reached the quarterfinals, as has his former teammate Nick Chappell, a wild card. Laguna Niguel champion Nik Scholtz(6), a recent Ole Miss graduate, and Illinois sophomore Aleksandar Vukic will play for a spot in the semifinals.  Seventeen-year-old Michael Mmoh(4) and Alexios Halebian are the second and third Americans remaining in the draw.

The women's $10,000 tournament in Hilton Head has give Americans in the quarterfinals: Alexa Graham(1), Raveena Kingsley(6), qualifier Makenna Jones, Nicole Coopersmith and Caroline Price.

Congratulations are in order for former Texas A&M All-American Austin Krajicek, who has advanced to his first quarterfinal at the ATP 500 level this week in Tokyo, and in the process has cracked the ATP Top 100 for the first time in his career.  The 25-year-old from Florida plays top seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland next.

After a problem with the draws at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, in which all the qualifiers were mistakenly slotted against seeds in both singles and doubles draws, the first round got underway with corrected draws about three hours later.

There were three upsets, with No. 5 seed Romain Bogaerts of Wake Forest, Austin Smith of Georgia(9-16) and Felipe Soares of Texas(9-16) losing to Diogo Rocha of Denver, Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M and Nick Crystal of Southern Cal respectively.

Two freshmen were among the six qualifiers to advance to the second round: Ohio State's Hugo Di Feo and Georgia's Walker Duncan. Di Feo defeated Diego Hidalgo of Florida 6-2, 7-5, and Duncan won his third straight third-set tiebreaker, beating William Bushamuka of Kentucky 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(5). Other qualifiers advancing are Marko Krickovic of Auburn, Jordan Angus of San Diego, Konrad Zieba of Northwestern and Max de Vroome of Southern Cal.

Complete draws can be found at the ITA tournament page. Live scoring and streaming (no audio) is available for all courts from links found there.

At the Women's All-American at Riviera, three of the four seeds in the bottom half of the draw went out, including No. 2 seed Julia Elbaba of Virginia, who lost to Miami's Sinead Lohan 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.  Freshman qualifier Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State defeated No. 4 seed Josie Kuhlman of Florida 6-2, 6-0 and Michigan's Ronit Yurovsky beat No. 8 seed Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

Two other qualifiers, aside from Di Lorenzo, advanced to the round of 16: Florida's Belinda Woolcock and Georgia's Ellen Perez, who plays Di Lorenzo next.

There's no live scoring or streaming, but draws will be updated at the ITA tournament page.