The Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger Jan. 26-Feb. 1 [Archive] -

The Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger Jan. 26-Feb. 1

01-25-2004, 01:28 AM
Does anyone know anything about the entry list for this tournament? The last entry list that I saw had players listed but not all were officially signed because of the AO.

I haven't even seen a draw for qualifying today.

01-25-2004, 03:22 PM
Waikoloa challenger qualifying

First Round
(1)Fred Hemmes (NED) bye
Alex Witt (USA) vs Diego Ayala (USA)
Ryan Livesay (USA) vs Jon Gerdsen (USA)
(7)Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) bye
(2)Louis Vosloo (RSA) bye
Masaharu Tsuchiya (JPN) vs Francisco Jung (BRA)
Mikael Maatta (SWE) vs Nenad Toroman (RSA)
(8)Toshihide Matsui (JPN) bye
(3)Dusan Vemic (SER) bye
Minh Le (USA) vs Gerome Gregory (USA)
Gregg Hill (USA) vs Travis Parrott (USA)
(5)Alejandro Falla (COL) bye
(4)Wesley Whitehouse (RSA) bye
Scott Humphries (USA) vs Richard Korneck (AUT)
Brad Erickson (USA) vs Matt Ogle (USA)
(6)Bruno Soares (BRA) bye

01-26-2004, 05:39 PM
First Round
(1)Brian Vahaly (USA) vs Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Sergio Roitman (ARG) vs Francisco Costa (BRA)
Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) vs (q)
(7)Ivan Miranda (PER) vs Eric Taino (USA)
(4)Tomas Behrend (GER) vs (WC)Bobby Reynolds (USA)
Daniel Kollerer (AUT) vs (q)
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) vs (WC)Glenn Weiner (USA)
(5)Alex Bogomolov (USA) vs Bjorn Phau (GER)
(8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) vs (WC)Brian Baker (USA)
Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)
Jeff Morrison (USA) vs (WC)Zack Fleishman (USA)
(3)Paul Goldstein (USA) vs Cecil Mamiit (USA)
(6)Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) vs (q)
Robert Kendrick (USA) vs Danai Udomchoke (THA)
Marcos Daniel (BRA) vs (q)
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Alex Kim (USA)

01-26-2004, 08:47 PM
First Round
(5)Alex Bogomolov (USA) vs Bjorn Phau (GER)

Not a great first round draw for Bogie but I have all the confidence that Alex will get his revenge!! :D Bjorn beat him in the first round of quallies at Adelaide :mad:

01-27-2004, 12:18 AM
Best of luck to Pik and Lu.

01-27-2004, 01:11 AM
Diego Ayala (USA) d. Alex Witt (USA) 7-6(3) 4-2 ret.
Ryan Livesay (USA) d. Jon Gerdsen (USA) 6-3 6-0
Francisco Jung (BRA) d. Masaharu Tsuchiya (JPN) w/o
Nenad Toroman (RSA) d. Mikael Maatta (SWE) 7-5 6-4
Minh Le (USA) d. Gerome Gregory (USA) 6-1 6-3
Travis Parrott (USA) d. Gregg Hill (USA) 6-4 6-0
Scott Humphries (USA) d. Richard Korneck (AUT) 6-4 6-2
Brad Erickson (USA) d. Matt Ogle (USA) 6-2 6-1

01-27-2004, 01:12 AM
Second Round
(1)Fred Hemmes (NED) d. Diego Ayala (USA) 6-1 3-6 6-3
(7)Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) d. Ryan Livesay (USA) 7-5 6-1
(2)Louis Vosloo (RSA) d. Francisco Jung (BRA) 6-1 6-0
Nenad Toroman (RSA) d. (8)Toshihide Matsui (JPN) 6-4 6-3
(3)Dusan Vemic (SER) d. Minh Le (USA) 6-7(3) 7-5 6-3
(5)Alejandro Falla (COL) d. Travis Parrott (USA) 7-6(1) 6-3
Scott Humphries (USA) d. (4)Wesley Whitehouse (RSA) 6-4 7-5 :rolleyes:
(6)Bruno Soares (BRA) d. Brad Erickson (USA) 6-2 6-3

01-27-2004, 01:48 PM
Quite some good players there. Hopefully Bogomolov Jr. will lose against Björn Phau!

Good luck Tomas Behrend!!

01-27-2004, 04:21 PM
Final round

Second Round
(7)Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) def. (1)Fred Hemmes (NED) 4:6 7:5 6:3
(2)Louis Vosloo (RSA) d. FNenad Toroman (RSA) 6:4 3:6 6:3
(5)Alejandro Falla (COL) d. (3)Dusan Vemic (SER) 5:7 6:3 6:3
(6)Bruno Soares (BRA) def. Scott Humphries (USA) 6:2 7:6

q. in Main draw

Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) vs (q)Louis Vosloo (RSA)
Daniel Kollerer (AUT) vs (q)(5)Alejandro Falla (COL)
(6)Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) vs (q)(6)Bruno Soares (BRA)
Marcos Daniel (BRA) vs (q)(7)Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT)

01-27-2004, 08:56 PM
good luck Philipp, Paul, Giovanni, and Jeff :D

01-27-2004, 10:40 PM
Quite some good players there. Hopefully Bogomolov Jr. will lose against Björn Phau!

I'm just curious. Are you hoping for that result because you like Bjorn? Or only because you don't like Alex? I have never understand rooting against a player because you don't like them rather than rooting for their opponent because you like the opponent.

For instance, if Roddick was to play someone else that I didn't like then the match just wouldn't interest me. The same applies to any Rusedski, Corretja, and a few other players.

01-27-2004, 11:10 PM
:fiery:What the hell is Alex's problem against Bjorn Phau?!?! I just called the Hawaii Challenger (yes, I'm and found out that he lost to Bjorn Phau 6-0 in the third!!

He went through most of last year with no bagels and now he has been bageled twice in 2 weeks!! And to add insult to injury, he made the QFs last year so going out in the first round this year is going to take him farther away from breaking the top 100 for a second time :banghead:.

I'm starting to get a little worried about what's going on with him but it's only January so I have all confidence in him that he will get on a roll. :sad:

01-28-2004, 04:19 AM
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) def. (1)Brian Vahaly (USA) 6:3 6:0

Sergio Roitman (ARG) def. Francisco Costa (BRA) 6:0 3:0 ret.

Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) def. (q)Louis Vosloo (RSA) 5:7 6:1 6:4

Eric Taino (USA) def. (7)Ivan Miranda (PER) 7:6 4:6 6:2

Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) def. (WC)Glenn Weiner (USA) 5:7 6:4 6:3

Bjorn Phau (GER) def. (5)Alex Bogomolov (USA) 6:2 2:6 6:0 :o

(WC)Brian Baker (USA) def. (8)Ricardo Mello (BRA) 6:2 7:5

Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 1:6 6:3 6:1

01-28-2004, 04:31 AM
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) def. (1)Brian Vahaly (USA) 6:3 6:0

I think Brian's nerves may have still been frayed from the ridiculous flight he had getting to Hawaii. I don't know for sure. Only guessing from what I read on his site.

Bjorn Phau (GER) def. (5)Alex Bogomolov (USA) 6:2 2:6 6:0 :o

Alex later pulled out of doubles with the reason being his shoulder. It's not normal for him to lose matches with scores like this. Now hearing about the shoulder, I've gone from being really frustrated to really worried.

I'm worried for him and for selfish reasons. If his shoulder begins to bother him this year that puts into really questionable territory as to whether he'll enter any of the three So. Cal. tournaments I can go to. Calabasas being the first one in April. :sad:

01-28-2004, 06:19 AM
Philipp :sad:

01-28-2004, 08:06 AM
Lu :D
Wang :D

Thanks for the score.

01-29-2004, 04:34 AM
(WC)Bobby Reynolds (USA) def. (4)Tomas Behrend (GER) 3:6 7:6 6:3

Alejandro Falla (COL) def. Daniel Kollerer (AUT) 6:4 5:7 6:3

Jeff Morrison (USA) def. (WC)Zack Fleishman (USA) 6:3 6:4

Cecil Mamiit (USA) def. (3)Paul Goldstein (USA) 1:6 6:3 6:4

(q)Bruno Soares (BRA) def. (6)Giovanni Lapentti (ECU) 1:6 6:3 3:1 ret.

Robert Kendrick (USA) def. Danai Udomchoke (THA)
4:6 6:3 6:4

Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) def. Marcos Daniel (BRA) 6:3 6:3

(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) def. Alex Kim (USA) 6:1 6:1

01-29-2004, 05:14 AM
Pik :sad:

Thanks for the result.

01-29-2004, 05:27 AM
Robert :)
Dmitry :D

I would still trade both of these guys still being in for Alex not losing yesterday :( . I'll get over

01-29-2004, 05:49 AM
Double : First Round
(1)Rick Leach/Brian MacPhie (USA) d.(WC)Bradley Ericksen/Ryan Livesay (USA) 7-5,6-2
Yen-Hsun Lu/Danai Udomchoke (TPE/THA)d.Fred Hemmes/Philipp Kohlschreiber (NED/GER)7-6(4),6-4 :)
(3)Brandon Coupe/Travis Parrott (USA) d.Ricardo Mello/Bruno Soares (BRA)7-6(6),6-1
Giovanni Lapentti/Jeff Morrison (ECU/USA) d.(LL)Daniel Kollerer/Dusan Vemic (AUT/SER)6-36-1

Tomas Behrend/Marcos Daniel (GER/BRA) d.(WC)Louis Vosloo/Wesley Whitehouse (RSA)6-2,6-2
(4)Diego Ayala/Robert Kendrick (USA)d.(WC)Brian Baker/Bobby Reynolds (USA)6-1,6-4
Sergio Roitman/Dmitry Tursunov (ARG/RUS)d.(q)Mikael Maatta/Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE)3-6,7-6(6),6-2
(2)Scott Humphries/Brian Vahaly (USA) d.Alex Kim/Cecil Mamiit (USA) 6-3 6-4

01-29-2004, 11:51 AM
Jeff :D

Paul :( Giovanni :(

01-29-2004, 06:36 PM
What do you think about Lu to beat Roitman??
how before mach starts??
sorry my english,iam from Russia!

01-29-2004, 06:37 PM
i mean how mach before match starts?

01-30-2004, 04:28 AM
Second Round

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) def. Sergio Roitman (ARG) 6:1 6:4

Eric Taino (USA)def. Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) 6:1 6:1

Alejandro Falla (COL)def. (WC)Bobby Reynolds (USA) 6:2 6:1

Bjorn Phau (GER) def. Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) 6:1 6:1

Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) def. (WC)Brian Baker (USA) 6:7 6:2 6:3

Jeff Morrison (USA) def. Cecil Mamiit (USA) 4:6 6:3 7:6

Bruno Soares (BRA) def. Robert Kendrick (USA) 3:6 6:2 6:4

(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) def.Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) 6:4 6:7 6:3

01-30-2004, 04:45 AM
Robert :mad:
Dmitry :D

01-30-2004, 09:05 AM
Yen-Hsun Lu/Danai Udomchoke (TPE/THA) d. (1)Rick Leach/Brian MacPhie (USA) 6-3,3-6,6-2 :D :D

Well done Pik/Lu. :D
Best of luck to Lu in single as well. :D

02-01-2004, 06:15 PM
totally off topic but where does/did this event take place?

02-01-2004, 08:34 PM
It takes place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, in Hawaii. This tournament is a great jumping point for young players. Robby Ginperi won it (last year I think), Andy Roddick won it in 2001. It's usually very competitive, and the players like to go there because its a nice resort. Many of the American players go there right after Christmas to work out before they head down under.

02-01-2004, 09:58 PM
Eric Taino (USA) d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 1-6 7-5 6-1
(q)Alejandro Falla (COL) d. Bjorn Phau (GER) 6-4 6-1
Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) d. Jeff Morrison (USA) 7-5 4-6 7-5
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. (q)Bruno Soares (BRA) 6-3 6-4

(q)Alejandro Falla (COL) d. Eric Taino (USA) 7-6(0) 6-4
(2)Dimitry Tursunov (RUS) d. Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) 6-2 7-6(3)

02-01-2004, 10:34 PM
Can enyone knows score WOMAN final ...Czink - Salerni ....thanks ;)

02-02-2004, 06:44 AM
(2)Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) d. (q)Alejandro Falla (COL) 7-5 7-6(4)

02-02-2004, 02:20 PM
Czink, Tursunov net Waikoloa titles

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Top seed Melinda Czink and second seed Dmitry Tursunov captured singles championships yesterday at the Hilton Waikoloa Village U.S. Tennis Association Challengers.

Melinda Czink

Dmitry Tursunov
The $50,000 women's and men's tournaments are part of the USTA Pro Circuit, the gateway to the U.S. Open and tour-level competition. The past three winners at Waikoloa's Kohala Tennis Garden — Andy Roddick, James Blake and Robby Ginepri — are now playing U.S. Davis Cup.

Czink, a Hungarian ranked 77th in the world, is the winner of the inaugural Waikoloa women's title. She swept sixth-seeded Maria Emilia Salerni, 7-6 (8), 6-2, in the final. Salerni, from Italy, is ranked 134th.

Czink rallied from a 3-5 first-set deficit then controlled the match.

"I think she lost her confidence after that," Czink said. "I played better and put pressure on her in the second set."

Czink, 21, was the No. 2 junior in Hungary from 1998 to 2000. She now lives in Florida and has won 13 circuit titles.

She made her WTA Tour debut at last year's Australian Open, losing to Chanda Rubin in the first round. She reached the third round of the U.S. Open, taking out Lisa Raymond in the process.

Czink came to the Big Island this year after reaching the second round in Melbourne, where she lost to 11th-seeded Vera Zvonereva. She warmed to Waikoloa's "very nice environment" almost immediately.

"The first match was difficult, coming from Australia where there's different weather and a different surface," Czink said. "Then I got used to it and played well."

Tursunov, 21, is from Russia but has lived in California since he was 12. He swept qualifier Alejandro Falla, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).

Falla, 20, has been on tour three years. He will play for Colombia's Davis Cup team next week. He needed to win seven matches at Waikoloa to reach his first Challenger final, but could not quite keep up with Tursunov at the end of each set yesterday.

The wind neutralized both players' powerful games yesterday. Tursunov, ranked 86th, believes the experience will help him: "I learned how to deal with myself not playing great and still being able to grind through."

Tursunov turned pro in 2000. He lost to Ivan Ljubicic in four sets in the first round of the Australian Open before getting to Waikoloa. Last year, he reached the quarterfinals at Waikoloa and went on to win two Challenger titles. In his Grand Slam debut, at the U.S. Open, he upset Gustavo Kuerten and John van Lottum.

Scott Humphries and Brian Vahaly beat Brandon Coupe and Travis Parrott in an all-American doubles final, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

02-02-2004, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the article!