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USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-21, 2011

USTA Wild Card Playoffs
August 18-21, 2011
Junior Tennis Champions Center
5200 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, Maryland
http://www.jtcc.org/
8 men & 8 women


http://www.usta.com/usta_player_deve..._card_playoff/
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USTA Player Development to hold second annual US Open Wild Card Playoff
July 19, 2011 07:53 AM

USTA Player Development will host its second annual US Open Wild Card Playoff to award a men’s and women’s main-draw singles wild card into the 2011 US Open. Eight men and eight women will be invited to compete for the wild cards August 18-20 at the Junior Tennis Champions Center, a USTA Certified Regional Training Center in College Park, Md.

Among the players confirmed is 18-year-old Denis Kudla of Arlington, Va., who trains at the Junior Tennis Champions Center and reached the boys’ singles final at the 2010 US Open. Earlier this month, he beat Ivo Karlovic en route to a quarterfinals appearance at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. Additional players will be announced as the event approaches.

"Our philosophy and continued approach is that wild cards into the biggest events, including the US Open, should be earned as opposed to given away, and we want our top emerging players to compete for the right to play at the highest levels of the sport," said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager, USTA Player Development. "This year, we’re looking forward to hosting the event at one of the finest developmental facilities in the country, one that has produced a number of players that could have an impact not only in this event but on the sport of tennis for years to come."

In addition to the playoff, event organizers will also host a World TeamTennis-style exhibition featuring celebrity guests and playoff participants on Friday, August 19, as well as an Intersectional 10 and Under Tennis Team Rally, featuring young players from throughout the USTA Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Texas and Caribbean sections on Saturday, August 20.

The USTA has held wild card playoffs since 2007 to determine wild cards into the Australian and French Opens per reciprocal agreements with Tennis Australia and the French Tennis Federation.

For additional information, including ticket pricing, please visit www.jtcc.org.
Entry deadline: August 15, 2011
Seeding: August 15, 2011


1 Bobby Reynolds
2 Denis Kudla
3 Daniel Kosakowski
4 Tennys Sandgren
5 Rhyne Williams
6 Mitchell Frank
7 Bjorn Fratangelo
8 Bradley Klahn

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http://2011usopenwildcardplayoffs-auto.eventbrite.com/

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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

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This week in College Park, Md., 16 Americans will get a shot at a spot in the season's final Grand Slam event in the U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs. The final fields are still being set, but here are some confirmed entries: Rhyne Williams, Bobby Reynolds, Alex Domajin, Denis Kudla, Daniel Kosakowski on the men's side, and Alison Riske, Jamie Hampton, Alexa Glatch, Gail Brodsky, Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys on the women's side.
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Five WC playoff participants have been announced: Kudla, Kosakowski, Williams, Domijan, and, surprisingly, Reynolds. I have no idea why Reynolds would be considered. He's 29 years old.
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Re: 2010 USTA Boy's National Tennis Championships

Domijan pulled out apparently.

Mitchell Frank vs Bobby Reynolds
Donald Young vs Bjorn Fratangelo
Denis Kulda vs Rhyne Williams

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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

Is there a draw somehwere?

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Re: 2010 USTA Boy's National Tennis Championships

Colette Lewis is saying that the eight 8 participants are Kuda, Kosakowski, Frank, Fratangelo, Williams, Domijan, Young, and Reynolds.

If that's the case, who's getting the last wild card? 7 of the 8 wild cards are pretty much spoken for.

1. Australian WC
2. French WC
3. National Playoff Champion
4. Jack Sock (Kalamazoo champ)
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7. Wild card playoff winner

Who's #8? The playoff runner-up?
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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

Remaining players are Young, Frantangelo, and Frank.

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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

I really hope one of the young guys (≠ Young) takes it.

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So Don is playing the WC playoffs. I'm surprised since he's supposedly playing Winston-Salem next week. If that's true that means he isn't playing USO qualifying. I'd be really shocked obviously if he ended up not even being able to play USO qualifying if he doesn't get a MDWC.
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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

Young gets dircet wc. Who takes his spot?

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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

Men's Draw
(1)Bobby Reynolds vs (8)Bradley Klahn
(4)Tennys Sandgren vs (5)Rhyne Williams
(3)Daniel Kosakowski vs (6)Mitchell Frank
(2)Denis Kudla vs (7)Bjorn Fratangelo

Thursday Order of Play:
3:00 pm
Julia Cohen (1) vs. Nicole Gibbs (8)
Ashley Weinhold (2) vs. Madison Keys (7)
Tennys Sandgren (4) vs. Rhyne Williams (5)
5:00 pm
Denis Kudla (2) vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (7)
Ahsha Rolle (4) vs. Beatrice Capra (5)
Gail Brodsky (3) vs. Jessica Pegula (6)
7:00 pm
Bobby Reynolds (1) vs. Bradley Klahn (8)
Daniel Kosakowski (3) vs. Mitchell Frank (6)

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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

Sandgren/Williams teammate battle. Rematch of the NCAA semifinal in which Williams won in 3 sets.

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Re: USTA Wild Card Playoffs: August 18-20, 2011

Would like to see Klahn back in the Open. Can't imagine what Sandgren and Willaims are thinking, playing each other in the NCAAs was one thing... they actually wore each other's team uniforms to start that match, I think this time it may be a little different.

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http://www.tennispanorama.com/archives/16599

mostly rain yesterday so pushed back 1 day
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Kudla will win.
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