The Boys 18s Nationals at Kalamazoo have been hit hard by withdrawals, with Thai Kwiatkowski and Spencer Papa dropping out prior to the draw, and three more high-profile players withdrew today. Eighth seed Michael Mmoh, who was to make his Kalamazoo debut, is out with a abdominal injury, while JC Aragone and Christian Langmo, two of the more highly regarded unseeded players, also withdrew.
I know he is a local, but they could at least wait until the end of the 2nd set.
Anyway, Henrik won 76 63. His forehand technique is almost identical to Williams'. He is like a mini Rhyne when he goes for it especially late in the 1st set Even though he is not big, he can generate a pretty decent pace b/c of his technique.
Rhyne Williams & Jared Donaldson
Impressive double bagel by Kozlov over Tyler Lu, who reached the 4th round last year. Lu took 9 games off of Gage Brymer, the #1 seed, last month.
And then he loses in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(5) in the next round dang, he could have had a really good tournament too.
On a side note, why would the live coverage choose to cover the start of the number 1 seed's match over the conclusion of the upset of the 3rd seed when the latter is right in front of the camera? That doesn't make any sense. There aren't even any local kids on that court.
Last edited by PTWahoo14 : 08-05-2013 at 07:00 PM.
Philly native and incoming freshman at Northwestern Sam Shropshire took out Stefan Kozlov at Kalamazoo in straight sets 6-4, 7-6. Using a constant barrage of serve and volley as well as an astute ability to get in on Kozlov's serve, Shropshire took out the player many thought was a lock to win the tournament. Shropshire who only played about 20 matches in the last year is a tier one athlete who started playing higher level tennis later and is one of the few players coming in regularly to the net.