The 2009 Eddie Herr International Tennis Tournament is taking place on the grounds of the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program in Bradenton, Florida. Stay tuned for updates, videos, and photos all week! Also, you can listen live by going to RadioTennis.com throughout the tournament!
On day two at the Eddie Herr International three sets was the norm as play continued into the night with play having to continue under the lights. There was a lost of excitement as all divisions except Girls 18's played on Tuesday with our players digging deep and fighting till the end. Here is a rundown on how our IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program students did:
In boys 14's action Ryotaro Matsumura lost to Karim (Q) Arem 7-6(0), 6-7(3), 6-2 in a match that was moved due to darkness and finished indoors and carried a large crowd of supporters indoors. Former boys 12's semi-finalist Gianluigi Quinzi, defeated Hugo Di Feo 6-3, 6-2 (pic). In a close to four hour marathon match Hyeon Chung defeated Evan Hoyt (11) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 and next up will meet Diego Pedraza who defeated Sebastian (Q) S Beltrame 6-1, 7-5. Alexander (WC) Sendegeya defeated Matthew Rossouw 6-4, 6-2 in an outstanding performance, as well as, Yifan Dang defeating Mac (WC) Roy 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 overcoming an injury timeout to finish out the match.
In boys 16's action Yuki Muramatsu (10) lost to Iznaur Akhmaev 6-3, 6-4 while Mac Styslinger defeated Lukas Mugevicius (11) 6-1, 6-1 and will meet friend and roomate Daniel (WC) Khanin who defeated Hubert D Russell 6-2, 6-2 next round. Jhonahan (WC) J Gonzalez defeated Austin (WC) R Robles 6-0, 6-0 while IMG newcomer Alexander J Petrone (9) defeated Graham C Shaw 6-2, 6-0. Alexander (WC) Ritschard and Dimitar Kuzmanov (2) were in the third set at 7:30 last night and no result is posted so lets hope that Alexander pulled it out. David (Q) Sofaer lost to Pierre-Hugues Herbert (1) 0-6, 6-3, 7-6(6) in a controversial tie break in the third set where David was awarded the match on a point penalty then was overruled by the chief umpire and had to continue play. Eddie Herr Wild Card tournament winner Garik (WC) Yedigarian lost to James Marsalek 6-1, 6-2 and Hong (WC) Chung defeated Romain Arneodo 7-6(5), 6-2.
In girls 12's action Mariya Shishkina defeated Marianne Gareau 6-0;6-1 to move on, while Anastasia E Nefedova defeated IMG's Nicole Tyulpa(pic) 6-0;6-2.
In girls 14's action Natella Nabieva (5) lost to Alejandra Cisneros Gomez 6-2, 6-2 and Alexandra (WC) R Baer lost to Ana C Baran 6-4, 6-3. In better results for the academy, Srna Stosljevic defeated Rheeya Doshi 6-0, 6-2 and continues her run to the championship.
IMG was very well represented in the girls 16's draw with mixed results: Frizzi Bschorer lost to Anastasia Halaburda 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4, Sachia Vickery (1) defeated Emma Onila 7-5, 6-1, Beatrice Cedermark lost to Kate (Q) M Vialle 6-2, 7-5, Tristen (WC) Z Dewar lost to Elianne Douglas-Miron (3) 6-3, 6-2, Jillian (LL) S Rooney lost to Elena Teodora E Cadar (4) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, Alexandria (WC) P Stiteler defeated Snigdha Padamata 7-6(1), 6-1, Georgina (Q) Sellyn lost to Denise Starr (12) 6-2, 6-4, and Ama Oparison lost to Elisabeth Abanda (2) 6-0, 6-1.
Here is a video of IMG student Emma Onila before her match on Tuesday:
Starting Wednesday IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program student and 2009 Junior US Open champion, Heather Watson, will continue her quest for another title and Di (WC) Zhao looks to overcome one of the top seeds.