Below are the latest mash-ups from USTA press releases. As of this morning, no new additions, according to Reid Snyder of the Tennis Center at College Park. That leaves them owing us three men’s entrants and two women’s entrants. That’s over a quarter of the player selection in limbo, and play begins in three days. Talk about a cliff-hanger!
The USTA’s Tim Curry whet our Tennis Maryland appetite this morning, indicating an afternoon conference call today and an announcement. We’ll post as soon as it becomes available.
Jack Sock and Lauren Davis won at their respective hard court championships over the weekend, which gave them automatic entries to the Open main draw and nothing to play for in College Park.
Bobby Reynolds currently plays for the Washington Kastles. In 2011, he helped the team complete the first undefeated season in the 36-year history of World Team Tennis (WTT.). In 2010, Reynolds was selected as WTT Rookie of the Year. His career-high world ranking is #46.
Denis Kudla is the 2010 US Open Juniors finalist, the 2009 16-and-under Orange Bowl champion, and was the third-ranked junior player in the world in 2010. In July, Kudla reached the quarterfinals of the ATP 2011 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, RI.
Other male contenders in the 2011 US Open Wildcard Playoffs are Daniel Kosakowski (No. 396 in ATP rankings), Rhyne Williams (No. 619 in ATP rankings), and Alex Domijan (No. 738 in ATP rankings). The USTA will name three more men to complete the player field of eight rising stars.
The women’s draw:
Madison Keys is a member of World Team Tennis’ Philadelphia Freedoms and is one of the youngest players ever to win a match on the WTA tour. (14 years old and 48 days)
Alexa Glatch won the Easter Bowl in both Girls 14 and Girls 18 divisions as well as the Orange Bowl in the 16s division. Glatch was ranked as high as five in the world juniors and has represented the United States in numerous competitions including the Junior Fed Cup.
Jamie Hampton (No. 130 in WTA rankings)
Alison Riske (No. 117 in WTA rankings)
Gail Brodsky (No. 239 and winner of two ITF Tournaments)
Jessica Pegula (No. 339 in WTA rankings)