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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

It's utterly absurd how fast Noah is. Unbelievable.

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Also, Luca and Stefan's run as the second seed in doubles didn't last long

They lost 1-6 6-4 15-13
I would say it's a bad thing but it's not really. Not having to play doubles when it's necessary to play so many matches in consecutive days in really hot conditions can be a big advantage.
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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Too bad that I missed it



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Rain that moved into Kalamazoo just minutes before the scheduled start of play Friday morning caused the cancellation of the first round of the boys 18s singles, but two round of doubles were played indoors at three sites. Skies had cleared by the time the opening ceremonies for the USTA Boys 18 and 16 National Championships began Friday evening, but by that time five of 16 seeded doubles team had already lost their opening matches, including the second-seeded team of Luca Corinteli and Stefan Kozlov, who lost to Michael Kay and Pally Ray 1-6, 6-4, 15-13.

Four-time grand slam winner Mark Knowles was able to secure a win in the RX Optical/Greenleaf Trust Opening Night Exhibition at Stowe Stadium when paired with Boys 18s top seed Gage Brymer, but he and local favorite Paul Oosterbaan dropped their set as partners to the top-seeded doubles team of Martin Redlicki and Noah Rubin.

Oosterbaan and Knowles were twice up a break against Redlicki and Rubin, but couldn't hold on, with the junior pair taking a tiebreaker 7-6(3).

A partner switch for the next set saw Redlicki and Oosterbaan, the reigning Boys 18s Clay Court champions, take a 4-2 lead, but Knowles began to demonstrate some of the experience and wisdom accumulated over his long professional career, deftly handling good returns with even better first volleys. He and Brymer broke Oosterbaan at love to level the set at 4, then broke Redlicki to take the set 6-4.

The exhibition was filled with the usual levity, with two ballrunners playing a point against Knowles, and winning it easily, to the delight of the crowd. When playing with Brymer, Knowles also tried to get a group of Oosterbaan's high school friends, who were loudly encouraging their classmate, to do the collegiate "break time" cheer, when Redlicki was serving.

"Mark was trying to trick them to cheer against me," Oosterbaan said of his friends, one of whom was dressed in a banana costume. "They don't understand the scoring, so they're pretty gullible with that stuff. But tell them a time and a place, and they'll come out and be rowdy. I think everyone thought they were pretty funny. They just like to have a good time and kept the crowd laughing."

The 90 minutes of tennis the exhibition provided was all most fans were able to see Friday, with the first two rounds of doubles sent to the Markin Racquet Center, West Hills Tennis Club and the Kalamazoo YMCA. Several matches didn't finish until well after the exhibition had begun, but both rounds were completed.

In addition to the upset of Corinteli and Kozlov, four other seeded teams lost their opening matches (seeded teams receive first-round byes). No. 5 seeds Mackenzie McDonald and TJ Pura lost to Christopher Eubanks and Korey Lovett 7-5, 7-6(2). No. 9 seeds Walker Duncan and John Mee were beaten by Karin Arem and Ian Dempster 6-4, 6-7(6), 10-8. Trevor Johnson and Logan Smith defeated No. 12 seeds Miguel Alda and Benjamin Donovan and Nicholas Crystal and Chase Perez-Blanco beat No. 16 seeds Jared Donaldson and Connor Farren.

The weather forecast for Saturday (and Sunday) is much better, and the 16s first round will begin, with the 18s first round matches originally scheduled for today mixed in.

Two rounds of 16s doubles are scheduled for Saturday as well, with Clay court champions Tommy Paul and Alex Rybakov the top seeds.

For all draws and the schedule for Saturday, see the tournament website, ustaboys.com. Friday saw the website suffer intermittent outages due to problems with the hosting company's servers, but the live stream, with commentary, will function independently of the website, so bookmark both, just in case the problems continue.

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Noah through again only dropping a game.
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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

5th Round

Gage Brymer v Mackenzie McDonald
Ernesto Escobedo v Henrik Wiersholm
Samuel Shropshire v Trevor Johnson
Collin Altamirano v Quentin Monaghan

Henry Craig v Luca Corinteli
Jared Donaldson v Jose Gracia or Connor Farren
William Griffith v Logan Staggs
Ronnie Schneider v Noah Rubin

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Never ending rain delay...

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Rubin and Schneider played 1 point and play suspended again #natszoo

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Boys 16s third seed Tommy Paul won the first set 7-5 in his match with unseeded Jacob Hansen; Ernesto Escobedo, the No. 5 seed in the 18s, led 2012 16s champion Henrik Wiersholm 6-3, 3-1; Boys 18s No. 6 seed Luca Corinteli took the first set from No. 17 seed Henry Craig, and unseeded Logan Staggs won the first set from 18s No. 20 seed William Griffith in a tiebreaker. Samuel Shropshire and Trevor Johnson, both unseeded in the 18s, were early in the first set, and No. 24 seed Zeke Clark had won the first set from No. 12 seed Chase Colton.

In the Court 1 match, Boys 18s No. 15 seed Ronnie Schneider led No. 2 seed Noah Rubin 6-3, 4-4. Rubin held serve only once in the opening set, and didn't hold on to an early break in the second, although he had a break point in the second set when play was suspended. Two hours later, they returned and played only one point, with Rubin sending a forehand long to bring the 4-all game back to deuce when rain ended play for the day.
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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

5th Round

Gage Brymer d. Mackenzie McDonald 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)
Ernesto Escobedo d. Henrik Wiersholm 6-3, 6-3
Trevor Johnson d. Samuel Shropshire 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 7-6(2)
Collin Altamirano d. Quentin Monaghan 6-1, 6-1

Luca Corinteli d. Henry Craig 7-5, 6-4
Jared Donaldson v Connor Farren
Logan Staggs d. William Griffith 7-6(5), 7-5
Noah Rubin d. Ronnie Schneider 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

JD won, no idea of the score.

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B18s qtrs set: Brymer(1) v Escobedo(5); Johnson v Altamirano; Corinteli(6) v Donaldson(14); Staggs v Rubin(2) #natszoo

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Brmyer d. Escobedo 46 64 62
Altamirano d. Johnson 75 60
Donaldson d. Corinteli 76 63
Rubin d. Staggs 62 60

Wanted a Donaldson- Rubin semis so I'm happy.

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

JD already burned out at the age of 16...

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Top-seeded Gage Brymer has reverted to his Easter Bowl form, winning his quarterfinal and semifinal matches at the USTA Boys 18 and 16 National Championships from a set down. On an ideal day of tennis weather at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium, Brymer overcame No. 5 seed Ernesto Escobedo 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

In claiming the Easter Bowl ITF title in April, Brymer won four of his matches, including the final, from a set down. Until yesterday's 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(5) win over fellow UCLA Bruin freshman Mackenzie McDonald, Brymer had won his early rounds in straight sets, but he credited the level his competition for his perilous situation the past two days.

"Maybe I came out a little slow, but I thought Mackie came out really aggressive yesterday, and today Ernesto did the same thing," said Brymer, 18. "It was really tough to break either of them. With Ernesto, in the first two sets, he's got a good serve and played aggressive, so it was really tough."

After the 10-minute break between the second and third sets, Brymer didn't change his strategy, only his energy level, but that was enough to build a 4-0 lead.

"In the first two sets, I was playing all right, but I just didn't have as much energy as I needed to," Brymer said. "In the first couple of games of the third set, that was my main focus, come out with a lot of energy, keep balls in play, look for my opportunities and take them when they were there."

Escobedo's serve wasn't giving him as many forehand putaways as usual in the third set, but he was able to hold serve twice before Brymer served for the match. After his backhand winner made it 40-15, Brymer said "one more", and his big forehand forced an error from Escobedo, putting Brymer in the semifinals.

Brymer said his training has given him the stamina to recover quickly from difficult matches, like the one he had against McDonald.

"I'm used to training really hard," said Brymer. "I take pride in my work ethic and I feel like over the summer, leading up to this tournament, I've really prepared myself by doing the extra work and the extra hours. That's really helped me so that the longer matches don't affect me as much as the other players."

Brymer's semifinal opponent is unseeded Collin Altamirano, who also credits his fitness regimen as a key in his success this week.

"I'm wearing guys down over time," said Altamirano, who defeated unseeded Trevor Johnson 7-5, 6-0. "I work out probably about three hours a day on top of hitting. I do it all, anywhere from swimming, to running, to weights, everything."

Altamirano, who, like Brymer, has come back from a set down twice in the tournament, wasn't surprised by the second set score in his match with Johnson.

"The first set was tight, he served very well, he was hitting good shots, but I just kept wearing him down," said Altamirano, 17. "The next thing you know, he kept making more errors and more errors, and in the second, I snuck a break in there early and he was just done after that."

Because Altamirano played only Futures events except for the Spring Nationals at Mobile this year, he wasn't expecting to be seeded, but he didn't feel that was an impediment to his chances to win the tournament.

"I don't play as much as the other kids when it comes to juniors," said Altamirano, who lives and trains in Sacramento, California. "I was expecting not to be seeded. But it's good. I'm doing what I came here for."

Another player who competes very little on the junior circuit is No. 14 seed Jared Donaldson, who reached the semifinals with a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over No. 6 Luca Corinteli. But Donaldson wasn't sure, back in February, if he was interesting in playing any tennis at all, quitting the game for three months this spring.

"I think it was a combination of a lot of things," said Donaldson, 16, who left Argentina, where he'd been training for three years, in February, returning to his home in Rhode Island.

"I was a little burnt out culturally, not speaking the language that well, and I think I was burned out mentally," said Donaldson, who received a wild card into the tournament. "If you asked me in March if I was going to be in the semifinals of this tournament, or even playing this tournament, I would be very skeptical. I just feel lucky to be here."

Donaldson sought help from a sports psychologist, and decided that the daily achievement that tennis represented for him was something he wanted back in his life.

"When I started playing tournaments again in June, some Futures, and I had good results there, good matches, got some points, and played the qualifying of (an ATP) 250, so I'd won matches and was feeling confident coming in here, but I still hadn't had that one breakthrough in the Futures or even in the juniors really. But I knew I was playing well and felt confident about my game, felt confident it was coming, it was coming."

Donaldson hadn't exactly rolled through the draw, needing a third set tiebreaker to beat AJ Catanzariti in the second round, and trailing No. 4 seed Connor Farren 7-5, 5-2 in yesterday's round of 16 match. But he played well from then throughout the rest of the match, so falling behind Corinteli, who had two set points in the first set with Donaldson serving at 5-6, didn't faze him.

"The tiebreaker was really close, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4, 5-5, 6-5 me," said Donaldson. "And I just got that one second serve at 5-6, and I hit a good return at his feet, because he came in behind it, and I won the point and the first set. That kind of relaxed me, because I didn't feel I was playing that well up until that point, but I felt more confident in the second set."

Donaldson will play No. 2 seed Noah Rubin, who ended the run of unseeded Logan Staggs 6-2, 6-0. Donaldson and Rubin have never met, but it's a match Donaldson has always wanted to play.

"Ever since we were 11, I knew the name Noah Rubin," said Donaldson. "He was always better than me, so it's going to be fun to play a guy my year, to test myself against probably the best kid in United States tennis right now."

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Mackenzie McDonald with the wc in cincy qualies, good luck
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Clinical by Altimarano 6-0 6-1 over Brymer
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Collin Altamirano d. Gage Brymer 60 61
Honestly didn't see that coming.

Donaldson failed to serve for the first, now 5-3.

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Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Noah breaks back again 5-all. I remember watching Jared's Orange Bowl videos, he looked mentally weak then, hasn't changed much.

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