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U.S. Open National Playoffs: April 14-August 27, 2011

02-01-2011, 10:58 PM
http://www.usopen.org/us_open_national_playoffs_returns_in_2011_with_the _addition_of_mixed_doubles/USTA
US Open National Playoffs Returns in 2011 with the addition of Mixed Doubles
January 26, 2011 11:39 AM

The USTA announced the return of the US Open National Playoffs which in 2011 will now include mixed doubles in addition to men’s and women’s singles. Last year, the USTA created the US Open National Playoffs to expand the footprint of the US Open by providing the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a berth into the US Open. The US Open National Playoffs mixed doubles champions will receive a main draw wild card into the 2011 US Open. The US Open National Playoffs men’s and women’s singles champions again earn a wild card into the US Open Qualifying Tournament, held the week prior to the US Open.

To connect more people to the US Open and expand the event’s reach to communities throughout the United States, the US Open National Playoffs will again operate as a series of sectional qualifying tournaments, held in 16 USTA Sections throughout the country. The 16 men’s, women’s and mixed doubles champions from each sectional qualifying tournament will advance to the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles Championship. All three tournaments will be held in conjunction with the New Haven Open at Yale, an Olympus US Open Series event. The US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles Championship will be held August 18-21. The US Open National Playoffs – Mixed Doubles Championship will be held August 24-27.

"The US Open National Playoffs is about providing players of all abilities the opportunity to connect with the US Open like they never could," said Jon Vegosen, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. "By adding mixed doubles, we expect even more people to dream big this year and enter one of the sectional qualifying tournaments. These tournaments are sanctioned by our dedicated USTA Sections, who make sure the players have a great experience."

Registration for each of the 16 sectional qualifying tournaments begins on March 15 at www.usta.com/tennislink . The entry fee for each of the sectional qualifying tournaments is $125 for singles and $150 for each mixed doubles team ($75 per player). All players competing must have a current USTA membership valid through August 29, 2011.

"We again expect the top junior players, collegians, teaching professionals, ‘weekend warriors’ and other recreational players to come out in large numbers to compete this year in singles and now mixed doubles," said Jim Curley, Chief Professional Tournaments Officer & US Open Tournament Director. "The New Haven Open at Yale will be a great host for the championships and the winners will be close to New York for the US Open."

A player may only enter and compete in one sectional qualifying tournament during a calendar year; players competing in men’s singles or women’s singles and mixed doubles may opt to compete at different sectional qualifying tournaments (one for singles and one for mixed doubles). The draw size at each sectional qualifying tournament will be a maximum of 256 for each singles event and a maximum of 128 teams for mixed doubles. Participants can be of any playing level, from aspiring novice to seasoned professional, giving everyone an equal opportunity to advance.

In all, 1,232 players (859 men, 373 women) competed in the inaugural edition of the 2010 US Open National Playoffs, ranging from experienced professionals (including two-time ATP singles champion Jeff Tarango and Russian Alina Jidkova, who reached a career-high No. 51 in 2005) to recreational players of all talents and walks of life (including Olympic skier Bode Miller, former Major League Baseball player Todd Walker and Rabbi Gregg Ackerman of Long Island, N.Y.).

In the end, Blake Strode, a former top-ranked collegian from the University of Arkansas who learned the game at an NJTL chapter in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., and Alexandra Mueller, a 22-year-old from Abington, Pa., who competes regularly on the USTA Pro Circuit, emerged as the US Open National Playoffs champions and earned wild cards into the 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournament.

The US Open Qualifying Tournament will be held August 23-26 and the US Open Mixed Doubles Championship begins August 31 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The 2011 US Open begins on August 29.

Click here for all the information about the 2011 US Open National Playoffs.

03-12-2011, 06:21 PM

07-07-2011, 07:55 AM
OMFG Tarabini/Tarango :tape:

07-09-2011, 03:56 PM
Southwest (April 14-17):

Men's Champion (16 draw): Bojan J. Temunovic, Scottsdale, AZ
Women's Champion (8 draw): Sylvia Kosakowski, Downey, CA
Mixed Doubles Champions (8 draw): Nicole Melichar, Stuart, FL/Sam Harrison, Gilbert, AZ

Eastern (April 16-22):

Men's Champion (128 draw): Stephen A. Erickson, Emerson, NJ
Women's Champion (32 draw): Petra Jurova, Carlsbad, CA
Mixed Doubles Champions (32 draw): Beatrix Bielik, Valley Stream, NY/Darrin Cohen, Lafayette, CA

New England (May 18-22):

Men's Champion (128 draw): Blake Strode, Saint Charles, MO
Women's Champion (32 draw): Lena Litvak, Bronx, NY
Mixed Doubles Champions (32 draw): Whitney N. Jones, Florissant, MO/Blake Strode, Saint Charles, MO

Florida (May 28-June 3):

Men's Champion (32 draw): Oleg Dmitriev, Dania Beach, FL
Women's Champion (32 draw): Caroline B. Dailey, Sarasota, FL
Mixed Doubles Champions (8 draw): Amanda Rodgers, Bradenton, FL/Ellis Ferreira, Holmes Beach, FL

Mid-Atlantic (May 28-June 3):

Men's Champion (64 draw): Damon Gooch, Bethesda, MD
Women's Champion (16 draw): Skylar Morton, Bethesda, MD
Mixed Doubles Champions (16 draw): Skylar Morton, Bethesda, MD/Patrick Daciek, Severna Park, MD

Northern California (May 30-June 5):

Men's Champion (32 draw): Chris M. Wettengel, Bentonville, AR
Women's Champion (16 draw): Yasmin Schnack, Elk Grove, CA
Mixed Doubles Champions (8 draw): Yasmin Schnack, Elk Grove, CA/Eric Roberson, Sacramento, CA

Hawaii-Pacific (June 2-5):

Men's Champion (16 draw): Angelo Niculescu, Lake Oswego, OR
Women's Champion (8 draw): Maureen G. Diaz, Glendale, CA
Mixed Doubles Champions (4 draw): Maureen G. Diaz, Glendale, CA/Erik S. Nelson-Kortland, Marina Del Rey, CA

Midwest (June 4-8):

Men's Champion (64 draw): Eric C. Quigley, Pewee Valley, KY
Women's Champion (32 draw): Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy, CA
Mixed Doubles Champions (16 draw): Sandy Niehaus, Cincinnati, OH/Wil R. Lofgren, Cincinnati, OH

Intermountain (June 8-12):

Men's Champion (32 draw): Angelo Faustino, Littleton, CO
Women's Champion (8 draw): Vasilisa Bardina, Denver, CO
Mixed Doubles Champions (4 draw): Yana Ruegsegger, Lakewood, CO/Miikka Keronen, Longmont, CO

Pacific Northwest (June 9-12):

Men's Champion (32 draw): Aleksandar Vlaski, Northwest Washington
Women's Champion (16 draw): Marie-eve Pelletier, Foreign
Mixed Doubles Champions (4 draw): Marie-eve Pelletier, Foreign/Aleksandar Vlaski, Northwest Washington

Middle States (June 10-15):

Men's Champion (64 draw): Nathan G. Healey, Eastern Pennsylvania
Women's Champion (32 draw): Robin K. Anderson, New Jersey Region
Mixed Doubles Champions (32 draw): Veronica M. Corning, Eastern Mass./Nathan G. Healey, Eastern Pennsylvania

Southern California (June 13-17):

Men's Champion (64 draw): Cecil V. Mamiit, S Pasadena, CA
Women's Champion (64 draw): MacAll Harkins, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Mixed Doubles Champions (16 draw): Patricia Tarabini, Carlsbad, CA/Jeffrey G. Tarango, Manhattan Beach, CA

Texas (June 20-25):

Men's Champion (64 draw): Artem Baradach, Dallas, TX
Women's Champion (32 draw): Mashona L. Washington, Houston, TX
Mixed Doubles Champions (16 draw): Samantha Adams, New Braunfels, TX/Harrison Adams, New Braunfels, TX

Missouri Valley (June 22-26):

Men's Champion (32 draw): Jackson J. Withrow, Omaha, NE
Women's Champion (16 draw): Ashley Murdock, Memphis, TN
Mixed Doubles Champions (16 draw): Brook A. Connelly, Oklahoma City, OK/David J. Mullins, Norman, OK

Northern (June 23-27):

Men's Champion (32 draw): Tony Larson, Brooklyn Park, MN
Women's Champion (16 draw): Megan M. Falcon, Baton Rouge, LA
Mixed Doubles Champions (16 draw): Imke C. Reimers, Minneapolis, MN/Erik R. Donley, Duluth, MN

Southern (July 1-6):

Men's Champion (64 draw): David R. Martin, Tulsa, OK
Women's Champion (64 draw): Amanda McDowell, Atlanta, GA
Mixed Doubles Champions (32 draw): Christina A. Fusano, Plymouth, CA/David R. Martin, Tulsa, OK

08-16-2011, 08:59 AM
the draw: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/2011%20USONP%20Mens%20Singles%20Championship%20Dra w.pdf
angelo again with mamiit

08-16-2011, 09:59 AM
Good luck to Nathan Healey.

08-16-2011, 11:27 AM
Men's Draw (August 18-21):
http://www.intotennis.com/download/USONP/2011%20USONP%20Men%27s%20Singles%20Championship%20 Draw.pdf

(1)Blake Strode (USA) v. Bojan J. Temunovic (SRB)
Tony Larson (USA) v. Angelo Faustino (USA)
(4) Damon Gooch (RSA) v. (ALT)Charlie B. Cutler (USA) [Cutler replaces Aleksandar Vlaski]
Jackson J. Withrow (USA) v. Oleg Dmitriev (RUS)
Eric C. Quigley (USA) v. Nathan G. Healey (AUS)
Steve A. Erickson (USA) v. (3) Chris M. Wettengel (USA)
Cecil V. Mamiit (PHI) v. Angelo Niculescu (ROU)
(ALT)Juan Moreiras (USA) v. (2) David R. Martin (USA) [Moreiras replaces Artem Baradach]

Women's Draw (August 18-21):
http://www.intotennis.com/download/USONP/2011%20USONP%20Women%27s%20Singles%20Championship% 20Draw.pdf

Mixed Doubles Draw (August 24-27):
http://www.intotennis.com/download/USONP/2011%20USONP%20Mixed%20Doubles%20Championship%20Dr aw.pdf

08-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Can't see past another Strode win. Mamiit and Quigley are challengers.

08-18-2011, 03:39 AM
Thursday Order of Play:

08-18-2011, 11:59 PM
First Round:
(1)Blake Strode (USA) d. Bojan J. Temunovic (SRB) 6-0 6-1
Tony Larson (USA) d. Angelo Faustino (USA) 6-1 6-1
(4) Damon Gooch (RSA) d. (ALT)Charlie B. Cutler (USA) 6-3 6-2 [Cutler replaces Aleksandar Vlaski]
Oleg Dmitriev (RUS) d. Jackson J. Withrow (USA) 6-1 6-4
Nathan G. Healey (AUS) d. Eric C. Quigley (USA) 6-3 6-4
(3) Chris M. Wettengel (USA) d. Steve A. Erickson (USA) 6-2 6-2
Cecil V. Mamiit (PHI) d. Angelo Niculescu (ROU) 6-2 6-4
(2) David R. Martin (USA) d. (ALT)Juan Moreiras (USA) 6-4 6-2 [Moreiras replaces Artem Baradach]

Friday Order of Play:

08-19-2011, 11:47 AM
Good job Nathan :yeah:

Wettengel is quite a poor player. It should only be Mamiit standing in his way to the final (or Martin, as he has his occasional good wins in singles).

But obviously Strode has no excuse not to win this whole thing.

Chase Visa
08-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Carn Healey.

Surprised that there are non-Yanks playing here though.

08-20-2011, 02:18 AM
(1)Blake Strode (USA) d. Tony Larson (USA) 6-1 6-2
(4) Damon Gooch (RSA) d. Oleg Dmitriev (RUS) 7-6 6-4
Nathan G. Healey (AUS) d. (3)Chris M. Wettengel (USA) 6-3 6-2
(2)David R. Martin (USA) d. Cecil V. Mamiit (PHI) 7-6 4-6 3-3 (0-40) ret.

Saturday Order of Play:

08-20-2011, 03:12 AM
The fact that Wettengel was seeded third says all there is to say regarding the quality here.

08-20-2011, 09:02 PM
(1)Blake Strode (USA) d. (4) Damon Gooch (RSA) 6-1 6-1
Nathan G. Healey (AUS) d. (2)David R. Martin (USA) 6-3 4-6 6-3

Sunday Order of Play:

08-21-2011, 05:29 AM
go healz

08-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Would be HILARIOUS if a non-American won these Playoffs, LOL.

08-22-2011, 12:27 AM
Third Place Playoff:
(2)David R. Martin (USA) d. (4) Damon Gooch (RSA) 6-4 6-4

(1)Blake Strode (USA) d. Nathan G. Healey (AUS) 7-6(8) 7-6(4)

08-22-2011, 09:45 AM
Great fight from Nathan, but it means nothing in the end.