Monday, January 19, 2015

Poll: Best USA result for week of Jan. 12, 2015?

Well it was QUITE the week for American players, both at home and on the other side of the world. Notwithstanding the previously blogged-about Debauckle in Auckland, there were some impressive results in a number of tournaments. However, there's no way to know which was the BEST result until you, dear reader, vote on it.

But before that, please give a round of applause to our honorable mentions:

  • Alexa Glatch had wins over #3 seed Lourdes Dominguez-Lino and local Jessica Moore before falling in final round of Australian Open qualies, 4-6 5-7. The wins should get her up close to the Top 400 with a lot of confidence and nothing to defend until October.
  • Frances Tiafoe impressed his way to the Sunrise, FL $10K semifinals, qualifying and then beating #2 seed Darian King in a dramatic 0-6 7-6(7) 6-3 win, then beating fellow qualifier Tommy Mylkanov (CAN) 6-4 3-6 7-6(5), and then recording a 1&2 win over #7 seed Markus Eriksson.
  • Samantha Crawford reached her first final since 2012 at the $25K in Plantation, FL.
And now, the nominees:

  • Deiton Baughman recorded 5 five-set wins, after earning a Special Exempt entry due to his semifinal the prior week, to win the $10K USA F3 in Sunrise. He opened the tournament with three consecutive 7-5 in the 3rd wins, and came from a set down in the last 4 matches.
  • Sachia Vickery wins her first 1st ITF title, at the $25K in Plantation, FL
  • Madison Brengle reaches 1st WTA final, in Hobart, Tasmania, raising her ranking to #64 (she was #91 to start the year, and #158 six months ago.
  • Michael Russell qualifies for the Australian Open at 36. Legend.

What was the best USA result for week of Jan. 12, 2015

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