Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by pgreg, May 16, 2010.
Anybody here playing in that?
I will....to eat the food of course. You can see some great tennis. I don't know about the 13 K though. That sounds good but it's of course based on people entering the tourney. The open division is about the only one where some real cash gets doled out. some great tennis to watch though and you eat real well to.
when is it? and whats the entrance fee and what not? could be fun!
This tournament usually has some SEC and other current D1 players also may have some futures level pros.
yeaaa. i think ill stay away from that. but i should be back in chatt when this tournament starts and i may have to go check it out.
I think it's the weekend of the 12th of June. It's aged based so you could get a 5.0 or you could get a 4.0. I think it's like 25 for doubles and 50 for singles or something like that. I'd love to play singles but that's too high so I got a partner and we both pretty much know we are playing for fun. Two 4.0's don't have a chance in hell of winning that especially not at the 35's. It's a lot of fun now....you can bet on that.
Yea, I forget bro man's name(Robby Poole) or something but he played for Ole Miss and has some great strokes. He won it year before last but some dude from Chili came down here last year and kicked in everyone. Talk about a one hand backhand and floating across the court. Robby could hit with him but he lost all the points. It was ugly from what I remember. yea come on down bro...it'll be fun. It's during the Riverbend to I think. That's something to do when people get their @$$es handed to them in the first round. Seems like the open has 64 guys in it every year.
then i most likely will, i sign an apt lease in early june, and will prob come to riverbend, before i start summer classes in july.
Well good. So you are a youngin. you taking up some classes at UTC? The facility is on the river right next to UTC. It's real nice and all clay for the tourney. I think they may have spent something like a million bucks remodeling it. shoot me an email when you get in town at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an _ between the second and third T. You can probably get a couple of beers while I drink water and we can tell a few lies and what not while we watch these guys play and critique their games & ****. lol
bahaha, only if you can buy em for me! i am a youngen, i'll on be a sophomore, so i'm only 19! where is this place at? "right on the river next to utc isn't ringing a bell" i woulda thought i would have noticed a 'multi million dollar facility' right next to school! ha
It's litterally on the river right near UTC. If you come out of UTC roundhouse and head toward the river, you'd run smack into the facility before you went into the river. The money is spent on the inside. Now i personally can't see it either but that's what they say and they must have spent quite a few bucks. They are recruiting potential members that haven't been recruited in the past. I don't drink so I won't be buying any beer for any youngins. They I think give those beers away anyway...at least til their gone. They eat Carrabas as well as other good food.
Will any former pros be in a tourney like this? (like a scoville jenkins type)
Scoville Jenkins to the best of my knowledge is still trying to play professionally although at the moment he's certainly not tour level. You can look at the tournament website player entry list to see who has entered. At a quick glance I see at least one player with a current ATP ranking and several former and current D1 players entered.
Scoville Jenkins is in the tourney. Maybe he's getting a little frustrated not making any progress on tour. Maybe he lost some sponsorship and is playing money tournaments to make some dough.
i'm playing. great tourney. open divisions stocked w current & former D1 players.
i'm 4.5 playing 35s singles & doubles against former D1 & tour players. i assume the draw wont be kind. i'll be happy with 6 games. will be fun
I see UT's JP Smith and Davey Sandgren signed up.
Wow, how random is that
Oscar Bustos, from Chile, perhaps? BHBH
Definitely the most talent laden tournament I've played in. Scoville lost in the Semi's 6-1 6-1....and the guy that beat him lost 6-2 6-3 in the finals.
so who was the guy that won? brian baker....young guy? never heard of him...
Brian Baker is really good. Like amazingly good. Had a ton of potential - could have been a major force in American tennis - but injury prone. It is great to see that he is out playing again.
He is 24 and has had at least 3 surgeries. And when I was watching him, I thought to my self..."how could anybody be better than this guy?"
yeaaa, i talked to one of my friends that keeps up with all that, he said he had played at vandy, and would have gone pro if injury wouldn't have stopped him.
Wow Scoville Jenkins has really fizzled out. Not that long ago he was playing Rafa in the 2nd round of the US Open losing in 3 close sets. Now he is losing in the semis of a USTA Open tourney?
well barring the level was REALLy high...several top d1 players. and a guy that should be top pro if it wasn't for injury..
He had wins over players like Warwinka, Djokovic, Karlovic, etc.. So sad he got injured. He won this tourney pretty easily from the looks of it.
are u sure Brian Baker played for Vandy?? I though Brian turned pro as a teen.
dunno, just what i heard...i googled his name, to see if what i was told was reliable and nothing came up at all...so i just went with it.
He turned pro right after high school. He lost to Moya at the '04 US Open in 4 sets. Topped out in the 170s in the rankings.
Edit: He also beat Gaudio at the '05 US Open, 1st rd. lost to Malisse in 4 sets the next rd.
anyone gonna be there this year (2011)?
Wondering what Jenkins is doing theses days... It appears he is out of professional tennis and last year took a coaching job Kennesaw State University.
Brian Baker was freaky good as a junior and was on an upward professional trajectory when he had his first knee injury and surgery in the fall of '05'. That cut short his pro career. He turned pro out of high school and never played college tennis. I did hear at one point he was a volunteer assistant at Vandy. If you want to be impressed look at his ITF profile and use the calendar filters going back to around 2000-2008 or so. Be sure to also look at his junior career. He beat nearly every top pro in today's game.
He did play a few challenger level events in '07'. I even got to see him play one of those matches in Nashville. Although he looked tremendously good then, it looked to me he still hobbled a little on the knee at times. I bet he can still play serious tennis today, although just not at the pro level.
Jenkins is the assistant coach at Kennesaw State.
bumping this thread for the brian baker talk before he blew up
He is down to earth. He stood in a doorway area of that club and had I know a 10 minute conversation with my son about grips. There must have been 5 or 6 other people trying to get his attention. This was also less than 10 minutes after he had just finished a match.
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