Gael Monfils – US Open 2016 News plus Top 10 Improvisation of 2016 [HD]

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gael monfils us open 2016The 10th-seeded Frenchman swept Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to improve to 18-2 in matches he’s played since a first-round loss at Wimbledon. That stretch includes the highest-level tournament title of his career at Washington.

Three days after his 30th birthday, there were still classic Monfils moments in this one, including an attempt to tie his shoe in the middle of a point. But he has yet to drop at set at this U.S. Open.

The 31-year-old Baghdatis hadn’t reached a Grand Slam round of 16 since the 2009 Australian Open.

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Harlem Globetrotters set to tip off in San Antonio later this year!

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Ninety years of fancy ball-handling and trick shots will land in San Antonio near the end of 2016.

The Harlem Globetrotters, “featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet,” will showcase their talents in the AT&T Center on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. as part of their 2017 World Tour.

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Tennis News for San Antonio, Austin, Dallas Wichita Falls and the Woodlands Texas

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Austin led the way with two champions while teams from Dallas, San Antonio, Wichita Falls and The Woodlands all earned a trip to the National Championships for Leagues.

Men’s 5.0 Champions – Dallas


Dallas won the 5.0 men’s sectional title by defeating Fort Worth 2-1 on Sunday, August 7 at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. The team went undefeated in team matches over the weekend leading up to the final, going 3-0 before Sunday’s championship.
Dallas is captained by Thomas Bartzen and consists of players Cameron Nash, Aaron Barrick, Steven Williams, Larry Pascal, Timmy Allin, Raul Morant, Sascha Kiehne, Byron Talbot, Erick Delafuente, Brett Ryan, Michael Nott, Alejandro Gonzalez, Ryan Haley, Stuart Keplar and Ignacio Hirigoyen. The team plays out of T. Bar M. Racquet Club in Dallas and will head to the National Championships in Mobile, Alabama from September 23-25.



Ladies 5.0 Champions – Austin

Austin came out victorius in the Ladies 5.0 sectionals, going 3-0 in their flight to advance to the National Championships at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama.
Austin is captained by Colleen Dial and comprised of players Wendy Graham, Theresa Torelli, Cori Pool, Ashley Wernli, Alexandra Khadzhyan, Joanna Suskic, Jordan McCombs, Kristen Guszak, Nicole Duncum, Sarah Bolin and Laura Hudson. The team plays out of Pharr Tennis Center.

Full 5.0 Ladies Results


4.5_Men_2016Men’s 4.5 Champions – Austin

Austin won the Men’s 4.5 sectionals title 3-2 over Wild Dallas on Sunday, August 7 at T. Bar. M. Racquet Club in Dallas. Austin went 3-0 in its flight before winning 3-2 in the semifinals over SETX to advance to the finals against Wild Dallas.

Austin is captained by Gentry Sparling and players include Michael Friedman, Oscar Jackson, Tim Klitch, Clay Johnson, Greg Rychlik, Enrique Urena, Jeff McMillioan, Rick Shirley, Stephen Creel, Walter Mannino, Leonard Smith, Jay Henton, David Luedtke, Noel Stout, Gilberto Camacho, Jack Cohen, Brendan Brown and Burke Banda. The team plays out of the South Austin Tennis Center and will represent Texas at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California from October 28-30.

Full 4.5 Men’s Results



Ladies 4.5 Champions – San Antonio

San Antonio left Brookhaven Country Club as champions after defeating Midland 3-2 on Sunday, August 7. The team went 4-0 in its flight and had an individual record of 15-5.

San Antonio is captained by Patricia Meritz and Mary Reeder. Their roster consists of Martina Meritz, Holly Hayes, Kimberly Wood, Beth Buford, Kristy Rodriguez, Melora Berardo, Becki Wortham, Bonnie Chumbley, Amanda Bezner, Nancy Almaraz, Melissa Fuller, Ellen Laubhan, Nancy Hunt, Evonne Allerkamp, Trudie Boss, Glare Sanchez, Nadia Sadri and Samantha Travers. The team plays out of the Jewish Community Center in San Antonio and will head to Rancho Las Palmas Resort from October 28-30.

Full 4.5 Ladies Results


Men’s 4.0 Champion – NOHO4.0_Men_2016

NOHO earned a thrilling victory at T. Bar. M. Racquet Club on Sunday, August 7, coming back late to win 3-2 over Austin for the 4.0 Men’s Sectional title. The team went 4-0 in its flight and beat Wild Austin 3-2 in the semifinals Sunday morning.
NOHO is captained by Michael Spearman and comprised of Bruce Inting, Darrel Thorson, George Orchard, Carlos Torres, Adam Riggs, James Robinson, Phillip Wills, Andres Lucas, Thomas Porter, Bethuel Gabriel, Jesus Madamba, Leonardo Arenas, Adriano Soria, John Flores, Christopher Herman, Ron Travis, Rodrigo Chiquini, Kenneth Cassady and Jared Alarcon. The team plays out of Sawmill Park and will play at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California from September 23-25.



4.0 Women’s Champions – Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls made a late charge, winning the Ladies 4.0 Sectional title 3-2 over Fort Worth. The team went 3-0 in its flight and came back from 2-1 down in the finals to earn a trip to the National Championships.

Wichita Falls is captained by Jennifer Autry and made up of players Mandy Bannon, Leslie Towry, Lauren Sweeney, Tammy Williams, Debbie Mayfield, Alisha Croker, Betsy Clark and Sue Kuempel. The team is independently based and will play at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California from September 23-25.

Full 4.0 Ladies Results 

Meanwhile Rafael Nadal is busy playing tennis soccer (foot tennis) with his buddy in Rio…

$10,000 Women’s Pro Open Doubles Final Results, Singles Final

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Women’s Pro Open of Austin

Congratulations to Doubles #1 finishers Lorraine M. Guillermo and Catherine Harrison!

Lorraine and Catherine defeated Madison Harrison and Stephanie Nauta 6-3 6-3.

Singles final match is at tomorrow Sunday July 31 at 10 am right here at Polo Tennis Club! Don’t miss it!

#1 seed Marcela Zacarias (MEX) advances, will play Qualifier Ronit Yurovsky (USA) in semis Saturday

Local favorite Jayci Goldsmith (USA) will be back to fight another day soon after Marcela Zacarias (MEX) managed to win the match 6-2, 6-0

Marcela Zacarias has won three singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF circuit, and played for the Mexico Fed Cup team in 2012. Also in 2012  Marcela ranked 7th in the world on the junior circuit. She has played in two grand slams, reaching the second qualifying round in 2015 US Open. At year end 2015 Marcela was ranked 190 world-wide.

Tomorrow Marcela will be meet the gutsy and determined qualifier University of Michigan’s Ronit Yorovsky who has fought her way through every round from the first day of qualifiers to make it to the semifinals of the $10,000 Women’s Pro Open. Today 22yo Ronit managed to edge out #8 seed 17yo Katherine Sebov (CAN) in a hard fought match with two tie breaks – 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-5

Wild Card Josie Kuhlman defeats #6 seed and advances once again, will take on Ashley Kratzer in semifinals tomorrow

Florida Gator and Women’s Pro Open of Austin Wild Card entry Josie Kuhlman (USA) defeated Alexa Graham (USA) in three sets 6-7(6,) 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals tomorrow. Josie is the last wild card left standing, and is planning on going all the way!

Tomorrow Josie is set to duke it out with Ashley Kratzer, who prevailed today over Qualifier Felicity Maltby 6-2, 6-4.

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