Originally Posted by PTBL
C. Liu (USTA) def G. Ysidora (Wash.) 1-6,6-4,7-6
M. Jodoin (Duke) def C. Liu (USTA) 7-6 (1), 6-3
M. Craft (Georgia) def C. Liu (USTA) 6-2, 6-3
Liu was probably hoping not to be swept away there. She certainly did better than that. Not bad for a 12-y-o to push Jodoin, who is ranked #27, to TB either.
The top ranked juniors, even 12s can beat significant d-1players, especially the homeschoolers. What's the point here? The kids at the top often aim for professional, whereas the college girls aren't usually looking to turn pro. If the 12 yr old and the uw girl played again, it might be6-1, 6-1. Let's see how it goes when this 12 yr old grows up and she has the pressure on her.