COLLEGIANS TAKE SIX OF EIGHT MATCHES OVER
USTA JUNIORS ON DAY 1 OF AUDI NAPA VALLEY CLASSIC
By Steve Pratt
ST. HELENA, Calif., (Sept. 21, 2012) – Just two of eight USTA juniors managed to win singles matches with two others falling in three sets on the first day of the 12th annual Audi Napa Valley Classic being played at Meadowood Resort on Friday.
Seventeen-year-old Southern Californian’s Robbie Bellamy and Joseph DiGuilio both picked up wins in the unique event that combines eight of the top USTA juniors against four top players from six NCAA Division I programs.
Host California and Big 12 Conference representative Texas were the big winners on the day each going undefeated in four matches. The 32-man field is split into eight pools featuring three collegians and a USTA junior. The winner of each pool on Sunday advances to the quarterfinals of the PlayBrave Wild Card Shootout, a single-elimination, 10-point tiebreak tournament with the winner earning a wild card into a future.......read more
Friday’s singles results
Daniel Whitehead (Texas) def. Gage Brymer (USTA)
, 6-1, 6-2
Robbie Bellamy (USTA)
def. Shaun Chaudhuri (Harvard), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Lloyd Glasspool (Texas) def. Konrad Zieba (USTA)
, 6-4, 6-3
Joseph DiGuilio (USTA)
def.Tim Kopinski (Illinois), 6-4, 6-3
Ben McLachlan (Cal) def. Deiton Baughman (USTA)
, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Riki McLachlan (Cal) def. Jack Murray (USTA)
, 6-0, 6-2
Nathan Pasha (Georgia) def. Henry Craig (USTA)
, 6-3, 6-2
Mads Engsted (Cal) def. T.J. Pura (USTA)
, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Not looking good.