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rob32
07-17-2006, 12:28 PM
yayayayaya

Bones08
07-17-2006, 12:32 PM
Yeah, I spoke about this in his thread about his tourney this week. He could play Scoville Jenkins in Round 2 if they both advance, that match would be an exciting affair!

norcal
07-17-2006, 12:34 PM
I'll be in Santa Cruz Thursday. If he is still in it maybe I'll stop by and have a look.

Shabazza
07-17-2006, 12:47 PM
Good decision - can't do him any harm.

norcal
07-17-2006, 12:50 PM
Ronald Agenor is in the draw! He must be pushing 40!

simi
07-17-2006, 12:52 PM
I'll be in Santa Cruz Thursday. If he is still in it maybe I'll stop by and have a look.

Please give us a mini-report, if you are able to catch him in action.

Jonas
07-17-2006, 01:05 PM
Ronald Agenor is in the draw! He must be pushing 40!


Agenor is over 40 and is still a stud. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins the whole thing.
I saw him just toying around with David Martin and Michael Shabaz earlier this year at a futures event. He coaches Lesley Joseph.
Fitness might be a problem for him, but hitting the ball will not.

callitout
07-17-2006, 06:21 PM
You have to feel sorry for Donald. He probably has more people rooting against him than any 16 year old in history.
On second thought Jen Capriati had a lot of people against her at that age too. Sure he's not gonna be a great player, but not sure that we should savor his failure.

sandiegotennisboy
07-17-2006, 06:45 PM
stop sweating him. he sux.

Fee
07-17-2006, 06:46 PM
I'll be in Santa Cruz Thursday. If he is still in it maybe I'll stop by and have a look.

If I give you a list, can you say hello to some of my boys for me? I can't be there :(

(yes, you will have to hug them...)

35ft6
07-19-2006, 12:32 AM
Agenor is over 40 and is still a stud. Saw him play in US Open qualies several years ago. Puts a lot of action on the ball.

Bones08
07-19-2006, 01:51 AM
Donald Won his 1st round, Scoville didn't. I hope 2 see both at the U.S. Open!

monfils
07-19-2006, 03:01 AM
You have to feel sorry for Donald. He probably has more people rooting against him than any 16 year old in history.
On second thought Jen Capriati had a lot of people against her at that age too. Sure he's not gonna be a great player, but not sure that we should savor his failure.
How do you know if he is not going to be a great player, he has shown great promise, why not? I mean you don't expect him to be beating the ATP players at the age of sixteen, not even Federer could do that.

J-man
07-19-2006, 06:38 AM
Here's the draw for the tournment: http://dps.usta.com/usta_master/usta/doc/content/doc_13_13583.pdf?7/10/2006%204:30:23%20PM

Tennis guy from NorCal
07-19-2006, 09:12 AM
Robert Kendrick vs. James Pade, I'd like to see that one, a couple of players that dominated NorCal juniors a while ago, different era though.

atatu
07-19-2006, 01:08 PM
I'd like to see Kuznetsov do well, anyone know if he is completely recovered from his accident ?

goober
07-19-2006, 05:44 PM
Wow- I am surprised that Jenkins lost to a low ranked Japanese Player. I think Young actually has a pretty good chance to go deep in this tourney.

Jonas
07-19-2006, 06:27 PM
I'd like to see Kuznetsov do well, anyone know if he is completely recovered from his accident ?



I saw Kuznetsova take out Brendan Evans earlier this year and he looked 100% to me. He moves like a gazelle around the court.

okdude1992
07-19-2006, 06:50 PM
woah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just looked at the doubles draw (next to the singles on jman's link)
Noticed that Jordan Keplar and Kris Klay played the no. 2 seeds and lost 1 & 1
who are these guys? both are like open 16's players from Santa Cruz...
Jordan is 14 (and the club directors son)
I am excedingly surprised that two guys who can't be that amazing (got in to the main draw first of all - make your own deductions - but also were able to get 2 games off a pro team ranked 323 in the world...
any thoughts?

equinox
07-19-2006, 09:29 PM
thoughts..how about $$$, i'm sure that pro team got a few extra for not blowing out the directors son 0 0.

HotCarl
07-19-2006, 11:35 PM
I played at that Aptos Club last year while I was living in Santa Cruz for a few months. I'm a solid 5.0 and I beat both Kris and Jordan easily, I think each may have gotten a game. It was about 9 months ago, but they couldn;t have gotten that much better. They must have served a decent game and the pro team was going easy. I can't hang with a pro, so I know they can't. They didn;t qualify either, Jordans dad put them in the draw. Cool kids though, especially Kris

Bogie
07-20-2006, 12:18 AM
wow jordan kepler and kris klay hahahahahahahahah
ya, they play norcal tournies. kris klay lost first round norcal 16s sectionals and i think jordan kepler isnt really serious about tennis anymore, more into surfing. i played him about a year ago and the match lasted about 50 minutes. im sorry, but that kid is horrible. its nice to see 2 of my coaches playing though, brandon coupe and pablo de almeida. thats so solid. brandon actually coaches gimelstob and we se him around our club.

J-man
07-20-2006, 05:11 AM
woah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just looked at the doubles draw (next to the singles on jman's link)
Noticed that Jordan Keplar and Kris Klay played the no. 2 seeds and lost 1 & 1
who are these guys? both are like open 16's players from Santa Cruz...
Jordan is 14 (and the club directors son)
I am excedingly surprised that two guys who can't be that amazing (got in to the main draw first of all - make your own deductions - but also were able to get 2 games off a pro team ranked 323 in the world...
any thoughts?Like Hotcarl said the pro team was just fooling around a bit and taking it a bit easy more relaxed.

atatu
07-20-2006, 07:21 AM
Cool, Kuznetsov into the third round, he got by Mike Yani "At the Acropolis"

Janne
07-20-2006, 08:25 AM
Funny question: Who is this Donald Young?

Could anyone please provide me with some info?

J-man
07-20-2006, 10:15 AM
Well you sound serious so okay.

Donald Young is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Young_%28tennis_player%29

35ft6
07-20-2006, 12:31 PM
This was from a link in the Agenor thread:He boomed several unreturnable serves in his straight-set win. At last year's Junior U.S Open, he said his serve was clocked at 131 mph.

"I've spent a lot of time on it," he said. "People said I didn't have a good serve, that it was weak. So I wanted to change that." That's Donald Young talking. Hmmmm?

goober
07-22-2006, 01:06 PM
Oh well Young loses in the second round to an unseeded Japanese player.

Kuznetsov is into the semis.

stormholloway
07-22-2006, 01:23 PM
Wasn't Sampras a baseliner at Donald's age?

Seems incredibly foolish to say he isn't going to be a good player. Look at him, he's a child. Hype gets into your head when you're that young. Just forget about him until he does something.

atatu
07-22-2006, 08:22 PM
Kuznetsov into the finals ! He's playing the Japanese player who beat Jenkins and Young....

goober
07-22-2006, 08:40 PM
Here's an article on the Soeda vs. Donald Young match.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2006/July/21/sport/stories/02sport.htm

cash411
07-23-2006, 12:40 PM
Yeah, I spoke about this in his thread about his tourney this week. He could play Scoville Jenkins in Round 2 if they both advance, that match would be an exciting affair!

Sco is still alitlle to strong yet. But soon

callitout
07-23-2006, 02:06 PM
Kuznetsov into the finals ! He's playing the Japanese player who beat Jenkins and Young....

Anyone seen Kuznetsov play lately?
He had that serious accident then went back to futures for most of the last year. Then he injured his ankle this spring, so i was kind of discouraged. When I saw him play as a 15 year old at Kalamazoo, he was seriously promising, but lots of people show potential at that stage. Great to see that he must be close to recovered from his various injuries.

35ft6
07-23-2006, 03:21 PM
Here's an article on the Soeda vs. Donald Young match.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2006/July/21/sport/stories/02sport.htmYoung's strong forehands and big left-handed serves seemed to keep Soeda off balance early, but Soeda countered with consistency and athleticism of his own. "I like to play lefties, my coach is one," Soeda said. Really now? Is he really developing a bigger/big serve? Maybe he'll finally win an ATP match soon.

goober
07-23-2006, 04:07 PM
Really now? Is he really developing a bigger/big serve? Maybe he'll finally win an ATP match soon.


Well the guy is a local beat reporter I bet. He may not really know that much about tennis. Last time I saw Young his serve was weak compared to his ATP competition.

Jonas
07-23-2006, 06:05 PM
Did Kuznetsove win the tournament????

goober
07-23-2006, 06:46 PM
Did Kuznetsove win the tournament????

Yes he won 6-1 7-6 in the finals.