Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Tournament Summary
Harrison and Falconi Survive U.S Open Qualifying
Share:   

There were many years when the USTA presented U.S. Open wildcards to a host of young players who hadn't even seen sweet sixteen. An emphasis on the importance of college tennis has grown in recent years, and the Qualifying wildcards for 2010 reflected that. With the exception of 15-year-old Krista Hardebeck - who had proven herself on the junior and professional courts this year - the players chosen were a bit more experienced, and some showed that on the courts.

Junior phenom Krista Hardebeck reached Round 2
© Marcia Frost, College And Junior Tennis
The first two days of qualification at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center were filled with rain. Some matches went on for days, starting and stopping between raindrops. It wasn't until Thursday that the sun finally came out for good, and it seemed to be shining on the young Americans. Quite a few of the college and junior players made it past the first round, and those falling - USC's Steve Johnson, Virginia's Jarmere Jenkins, Florida's Bob Van Overbeek, and incoming freshmen Alex Domijian (Virginia), juniors Jordan Cox and Madison Keys - did so in close matches.

The second round of the U.S. Open was a different story. Just a month shy of her 16th birthday, Krista Hardebeck of Southern California made her first time on a New York court a major debut. This year's Easter Bowl winner had taken a bronze ball at the Girls' 18s, proving she wasn't afraid to play above her age. Hardebeck continued to relax on the U.S. Open court and it paid off with a first round win over Yurika Sema of Japan in straight sets (6-4,6-4). The second round was a bit tougher, though, and she fell to the eleventh-seeded Patricia Mayr of Austria with the same score she had been victorious with the day before.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 WTA PRO PLAYER GEAR GALLERY

Alize Cornet

 
Click on Alize Cornet to view and buy her equipment, apparel, and footwear.
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
8/29 Been following along for the #smashthesilence challenge? Get in on the action and rub elbows with the Djoker himself!
8/29 Federer looks dapper any time of day, but check out his NYC night look and see why his line is still going strong!
8/28 We're loving @milosraonic's bright @newbalance gear he's sporting at the US Open! Get the details in our gear guide
 
 

Page updated on Saturday, August 30, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections