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Dallas challenger

01-31-2004, 05:21 PM
First Round
(1)Dusan Vemic (SER) vs (WC)Theron Cole (USA)
Matthew Hanlin (GBR) vs K.J. Hippensteel (USA)
Amer Delic (USA) vs (WC)Tres Davis (USA)
(5)Bruno Soares (BRA) vs Thomas Blake (USA)
(2)Wesley Whitehouse (RSA) vs Rajeev Ram (USA)
Brian Baker (USA) vs Trace Fielding (USA)
Travis Rettenmaier (USA) vs Mashiska Washington (USA)
(7)Raven Klaasen (RSA) vs Kristian Pless (DEN)
(3)Rik de Voest (RSA) vs Bernhard Parun (GER)
Doug Bohaboy (USA) vs Esteban Carril (ESP)
Huntley Montgomery (USA) vs Bobby Reynolds (USA)
(8)Nicolas Todero (USA) vs (WC)Adam Seri (USA)
(4)Simon Greul (GER) vs Daniel Lustig (CZE)
(WC)Michael Domanski (POL) vs (WC)Ryan Haley (USA)
Ryan Haviland (USA) vs (WC)Brandon Wagner (USA)
(6)Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) vs Ryan Sachire (USA)

01-31-2004, 05:21 PM
Good luck Domanski

02-01-2004, 08:30 PM
attached is the unofficial draw plus results from the 1st round of qualifying...

02-01-2004, 09:04 PM
(1)Dusan Vemic (SER) def. (WC)Theron Cole (USA) 7-5, 61
K.J. Hippensteel (USA) def. Matthew Hanlin (GBR) 6-4, 6-3
Amer Delic (USA) def. (WC)Tres Davis (USA) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4
Thomas Blake (USA) def. (5)Bruno Soares (BRA) 7-5, 6-1
Rajeev Ram (USA) def. (2)Wesley Whitehouse (RSA) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
Brian Baker (USA) def. Trace Fielding (USA) 6-3, 6-3
Mashiska Washington (USA) def. Travis Rettenmaier (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Kristian Pless(DEN) def. (7)Raven Klaasen(RSA) 7-6(7),6-7(2),7-6(6)
Bernhard Parun (GER) def. (3)Rik de Voest (RSA) 4-6,6-1,7-6(3)
Esteban Carril (ESP) def. Doug Bohaboy (USA) 4-6,7-5, 4-3 ret.
Bobby Reynolds (USA) def. Huntley Montgomery (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
(8)Nicolas Todero (USA) def. (WC)Adam Seri (USA) 5-7, 7-6(7), 6-4
Daniel Lustig (CZE) def. (4)Simon Greul (GER) 6-2, 6-3
(WC)Michael Domanski (POL) def. (WC)Ryan Haley (USA) 6-2, 6-1
(WC)Brandon Wagner (USA) def. Ryan Haviland (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Ryan Sachire (USA) def. (6)Zbynek Mlynarik (AUT) 5-2 (ret.)

02-01-2004, 09:12 PM
(1) GOLDSTEIN, Paul vs. ANDERSEN, Jan Frode
FLEISHMAN, Zach vs. BOEKER, Matias
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo vs. MORRISON, Jeff
KENDRICK, Robert vs. OKUN, Noam
HEMMES JR., Fred vs. DARCIS, Steve
BRZEZICKI, Juan Pablo vs. KIM, Alex
Qualifier vs. ROITMAN, Sergio
COSTA, Francisco vs. SA, Andre
Qualifier vs. LUCZAK, Peter
DANIEL, Marcos vs. DE CHAUNAC, Sebastien
PHILLIPS, Tripp vs. MAMIIT, Cecil
KIM, Kevin vs. VOSLOO, Louis
FRUTTERO, John Paul vs. (2) TAINO, Eric

02-02-2004, 01:31 AM
Paul :)

Philipp :D

02-02-2004, 02:11 PM
Does anybody know the order of play for Monday??

02-02-2004, 09:41 PM
Final Round Qualifying

hippensteel v. a. delic
b. baker v. k. pless
b. parun v. n. todero
m. domanski v. r. sachire

1st Round Main Draw - Monday Action

Marcos Daniel vs. Sebastuen DeChaunac
KJ Weiss vs. Bjorn Rehnquist
Zack Fleishman vs. Matias Boeker
Tripp Phillips vs. Cecil Mamit
Juan Pablo Brzezicki vs. Alex Kim

02-03-2004, 07:00 AM
Matias Boeker def. Zack Fleishman 6:4 6:2

Bjorn Rehnquist def. KJ Weiss 6:1 7:6

Alex Kim def. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 3:6 6:3 6:1

Sebastuen DeChaunac def. Marcos Daniel 6:4 6:4

Tripp Phillips def. Cecil Mamit 7:6 6:3

02-04-2004, 06:38 AM
ANDERSEN, Jan Frode def. (1) GOLDSTEIN, Paul 6:2 6:4
Amer Delic def. Kristian Pless 6:4 5:1 ret. :sad:
MORRISON, Jeff def. WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo 7:6 7:6
KENDRICK, Robert def. OKUN, Noam 2:6 6:3 6:4
HEMMES JR., Fred def. DARCIS, Steve 6:3 6:2
LU, Yen-Hsun def. KOHLSCHREIBER, P 6:7 6:4 7:5
TODERO Nicolas def. ROITMAN, Sergio 6:3 7:6
SA, Andre def. COSTA, Francisco 6:2 7:5
LUCZAK, Peter def. Ryan Zachire 6:0 6:7 7:6
KIM, Kevin def. VOSLOO, Louis 6:0 6:3
(2) TAINO, Eric def. FRUTTERO, John Paul 6:4 4:6 6:4

02-04-2004, 07:39 AM
Was there any reason given for Kristian's retirement? This poor guy just can't catch a break :sad: .

02-04-2004, 08:32 AM
Strained left hamstring

02-06-2004, 05:45 AM
Second Round
Matias Boeker (USA) d. Jan Frode Andersen (NOR) 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(5)
(q)Amer Delic (USA) d. (5)Jeff Morrison (USA) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-0
(3)Robert Kendrick (USA) d. Fred Hemmes (NED) 7-5 7-6(1)
Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) d. (6)Alex Kim (USA) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) d. (q)Nicolas Todero (ARG) 6-4 6-4
Andre Sa (BRA) d. (4)Peter Luczak (AUS) 6-4 4-6 6-2
Sebastien de Chaunac (FRA) d. (WC)Tripp Phillips (USA) 7-5 6-0
(2)Eric Taino (USA) d. Kevin Kim (USA) 7-6(4) 7-6(5)

02-07-2004, 06:30 AM
(q)Amer Delic (USA) d. Matias Boeker (USA) 6-3 7-6(7)
(3)Robert Kendrick (USA) d. Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) 2-6 7-5 6-2
Andre Sa (BRA) d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 6-4 6-3
Sebastien de Chaunac (FRA) d. (2)Eric Taino (USA) 6-1 6-2

02-08-2004, 05:37 AM
(q)Amer Delic (USA) d. (3)Robert Kendrick (USA) 7-6(5) 4-6 6-3
Sebastien de Chaunac (FRA) d. Andre Sa (BRA) 3-5 ret.

Sebastien de Chaunac (FRA) d. (q)Amer Delic (USA) 6-4 7-6(3)

02-08-2004, 04:41 PM
I saw Amer Delic play a few times this week in Dallas and he has got a very nice game. The 2003 NCAA champ from the University of Illinois is 6'5", lean, athletic, big serve, solid volleys and ground strokes. I believe he is a Croatian kid that moved to the US when he was 14...attended U of IL...and is just out on the tour. If you didn't know it, you would think he was an American kid...also very friendly with the big crowds in Dallas.

Delic did not play very well in the final and basically got outsmarted by Sebastien de Chaunac. Delic served poorly...I estimate his 1st serve percentage may have been less than 40%...he seemed anxious, came to the net too early in rallys and often got passed by de Chaunac or was forced to hit tough volleys off his shoestrings.

de Chaunac incidently has a pretty gutty game...he is not big but very quick around the court...he has fairly big groundstrokes but a very quirky style...he has a little double takeback on his backhand...it is amazing he doesn't make more effors. I believe this was de Chaunac's first Challenger title...he was quite excited when he closed out the second set tiebreaker. Seemed like a very friendly frenchman who was determined to make the best of his opportunity to grab a title.

In the end, Delic has the bigger potential....he has a big game and has all the tools to move up the rankings...just needs experience....watch for him throughout the next year or two.

Congrats to de Chaunac!

02-08-2004, 04:45 PM
Ole Miss-ex wins USTA Challenger
Consistent serve helps de Chaunac overcome bigger opponent

Sebastien de Chaunac knew the towering obstacle across the net in Saturday night's USTA Challenger of Dallas final would be difficult to overcome. At 6-5, his opponent, Amer Delic, had a bigger serve and more potent groundstrokes, two characteristics that typically translate into easy tennis wins.

Despite his advantages, though, it was Delic who couldn't find a way to win.

Relying on a more consistent first serve and mixing in an array of spins on his groundstrokes, de Chaunac won his first Challenger-level title with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory at T Bar M Racquet Club.

"I knew I had to wait for the moment when his first serve just wasn't there and then jump on his second serve," said the 26-year-old de Chaunac, a two-time All-American at Ole Miss. "I did that pretty well, and the result was a good one."

Delic couldn't find his rhythm in his service game in the first set. Serving at 3-3, Delic was unable to get a first serve in and was broken at love. De Chaunac held for 5-3 and won the set two games later when Delic hit a service return wide.

Each player held serve throughout the second to force a tiebreaker, where de Chaunac jumped out to a 6-2 lead. Two points later, de Chaunac won the 1-hour, 40-minute match when Delic hit a forehand long.

"My legs gave out a little, and I found myself trying to win free points instead of working for them," said Delic, who advanced through the qualifying draw and was playing his 11th match of the week.

02-08-2004, 04:49 PM
Blooming talent gets a shot, a showcase
NCAA champion's early pro steps take him to Dallas Challenger event

Amer Delic got a taste last summer of the lavish lifestyles professional tennis players can lead. He liked it so much, Delic decided to bypass his senior season at Illinois and try to make a living in the sport.

As a newcomer on a circuit chocked full of talented players, Delic realized early on that the glitz and glamour don't come automatically. And until his world ranking gets him into ATP-level tournaments on a consistent basis, Delic is happy there's a U.S. developmental tour to help him mature as a pro.

"It's not like in a video game where you can just plug in a cheat code and advance," Delic said. "You have to play every level out here, and there's really no way around it."

That's why Delic is in Dallas this week playing in a U.S. Tennis Association Men's Challenger event at T Bar M Racquet Club.

The USTA started its pro circuit in 1979 as a means to help younger American players make their way onto the higher-level pro tours. The circuit has grown to nearly 100 tournaments and more than $3 million in prize money.

Delic, the reigning NCAA singles champion, was granted a wild card into the 2003 U.S. Open and nearly pulled off a first-round upset of Sargis Sargisian before falling in a tight fifth set. Delic also had match points against Paradorn Srichiphan, a player ranked in the world's top 10, at last summer's RCA Championships.

Results like those give Delic hope that he has the skills to compete against the game's top players. But before he can consistently make reservations at the tour's top locales, Delic must toil in the Challenger-level trenches.

Dallas tournament director Darren Boyd, who doubles as the club manager of T Bar M, said his members recognize the value of Challenger tournaments in a pro's development. From housing and transportation to entertainment, they work to make the players' weeklong stay in Dallas a memorable one.

"They've taken a real interest in the players and try to make them feel at home when they're here," Boyd said. "We want to make Dallas a place they'd want to come back to again, and their response has been nothing but positive."

Jeff Morrison won his first professional title at the 2002 Dallas Challenger and made a third-round showing at Wimbledon later that summer. His world ranking peaked at No. 80 before plummeting to 220 last year, the result of missing four months with a torn stomach muscle.

Morrison slowly is working his way back into top form, and his year has started well. He advanced through qualifying at the Australian Open and made it to the second round before falling to eventual champion Roger Federer.

As much as Morrison would like to avoid a step back to the Challenger circuit, he knows it is a chance to gain the valuable world-ranking points that will get him back into major events.

"The level of play out here is not as separated as most people think," said Morrison, ranked No. 134 entering this week's Challenger. "It's just a matter of getting the confidence that you can compete with them."