Ksenia Pervak

Christina McHale

John -Patrick Smith

Nina Munch-Soegaard

The first Grand Slam event of the year is complete with winners from all over the globe. In the boys singles, top-seeded Yuki Bhamari of India was the winner with a 6-3,6-1 win over unseeded Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas of Germany, who had eliminated the second-seeded Julien Uriguen of Guatemala in the previous round. Russia's Ksenia Pervak -- a 17 year old who had been playing pro events over the past year -- was victorious in the finals of the girls over Great Britain's Laura Robson, 6-3,6-1. Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines and Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Chinese Taipei were the boys doubles winners. The girls doubles went to Christina McHale of the United States and Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia. For draws and more on the Australian Open, visit the official website.

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The men's varsity tennis team at the University of Hawaii-Hilo is in danger of being eliminated and needs our help. Please send your email of support to Mrs. Luoluo Hong, luoluo@hawaii.edu and Mrs. Rose Tseng, rtseng@hawaii.edu.

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Tennessee sophomore John-Patrick Smith captured the singles championship at the SEC Coaches’ Indoor Championships over Florida’s Carlos Cueto in the finals. John-Patrick also teamed up with Davey Sandgren to win the doubles title.

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TCU junior Nina Munch-Soegaard was named the 2008 Tennis Athlete of the Year, as recognized by the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame.

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The University of Virginia has retired the jersey of two-time NCAA singles champion Somdev Devvarman. “Somdev Devvarman's collegiate tennis record speaks for itself,” says Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “He is one of the greatest players in the history of college tennis.” He is the first Cavalier men’s tennis player to have his jersey retired. Somdev has continued to excel in the professional world and is currently ranked 153 by the ATP.

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Irina Falconi

Dylan Arnould

Madisen's Match is a fundraiser being held to benefit brain tumor patients and their families. It will take place on Saturday, February 21st at the West Bay Beach and Golf Club in Estero, Florida. Tennis greats Cliff Drysdale, Tom Gullickson, Mikael Pernfors and Murphy Jensen are scheduled to participate. For tickets or more information, contact Scott McCulloch at 239-444-2314 or SMCCulloch@westbayclub.com.

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Georgia Tech freshman Irina Falconi won the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championship singles title. Fresno State's Anastasia Petukhova and Renata Kucerkova took the doubles.

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The Samford University women’s team used the hometown advantage to capture seven of the flights at the 2009 Samford Winter Invitational.

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Christi Turdo, a teaching pro and former college player, has invented a ball basket that's easier for everyone to use. The HOP-A-RAZZI™ is different from standard ball hoppers, which are heavy and cumbersome to use. With the HOP-A-RAZZI™, after picking up balls, give it a slight tilt to enable the built-in wheels to move the basket with speed and ease across any court surface. (The 90-ball capacity basket may be purchased in a variety of bright colors.) To purchase or for more information, visit http://www.HopARazzi.com.

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At the Duke Invitational, Blue Devil Dylan Arnould claimed the singles championship while the Elon doubles team of Damon Gooch and Philip Nemec won the doubles title.

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A partnership has been formed between the United States Tennis Association and Advanta World TeamTennis. The USTA will become a 25% owner of the WTT Pro League, co-founded by tennis legend Billie Jean King.

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The Sony Ericsson Open will host the 24th Annual ARCOR Kids Day on Wednesday, March 25th at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. Arcor Kids Day is open to school groups and extracurricular organizations for kids ages 7-14 and is a fully coordinated program that emphasizes the positive impact of sports on today's youth through music, ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour player demonstrations, court games, spirited competition between schools, great prizes and giveaways. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the Sony Ericsson Open Ticket Office at (305) 442-3367.

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Dominic Inglot

Maria Mosolova

Marc Spicijaric

Elliott Wronski

Players of the Week/Month during January:
Atlantic Coast-
Dominic Inglot, Virginia
Melissa Mang, Duke
Atlantic Sun-
Anna Novo, USC-Upstate
Jack Roux, USC-Upstate
Javier Tori, USC-Upstate
Big East-
Kristy Frilling, Notre Dame
Big Ten
Dennis Nevolo, Illinois
Katya Zapadalova, Indiana
Marc Spicijaric, Illinois
Maria Mosolova, Northwestern
Conference USA-
Jorge Vazquez, Memphis
Kellie Schmitt, Marshall
Christoph Müller, Rice
Alexandra Kichoutkin, Tulsa
Mountain West-
Kristina Nedeltcheva, UNLV
Nina Munch-Soegaard, TCU
Elliot Wronski, UNLV
Macall Harkins, TCU
Patriot League-
Martin MacIntyre, Colgate
SEC-
Ana Marija Zubori, South Carolina
J.P. Smith, Tennessee
(To be listed, information should be sent to info@collegeandjuniortennis.com)

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