US OPEN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Flushing Meadow, New York - September 5-12, 1999

Boys
SINGLES
Finals-Jarkko Nieminen (7) defeated Kristian Pless (1), 6-7(1),6-3,6-4
Semifinals-Kristian Pless (1) defeated Dmitry Vlasov, 6-3,7-6(1); Jarkko Nieminen (7) defeated Nicholas Mahut (12), 6-4,7-5
Quarterfinals-Kristian Pless/Denmark (1) defeated Julie Benneteau/FRANCE, 6-2,6-4; Dmitry Vlasov/RUSSIA defeated Mardy Fish/USA (10), 6-2,6-4; Nicolas Mahut/FRANCE (12) defeated Philip King/USA (8), 7-5,6-4; Jarkko Nieminen/FINLAND (7) defeated Irakli Labadze/GEORGIA (2), 5-7,6-3,6-4
DOUBLES
Finals-Julien Benneteau/Nicolas Mahut (1) defeated Tres Davis/Alberto Francis (4), 6-4,3-6,6-1
Semifinals-Julien Benneteau/Nicolas Mahut (1) defeated Levar Harper-Griffith/Andy Roddick (8), 6-4,6-7(1),6-4; Tres Davis/Alberto Francis (4) defeated Mario Ancic/Steve Berke, 6-4,6-1
Quarterfinals-Julien Benneteau/Nicolas Mahut-FRANCE (1) defeated Julie Cassaigne-FRANCE/Dmitry Vlasov-RUSSIA, 6-4,1-6,6-4; Levar Harper-Griffith/Andy Roddick-USA (8) defeated Lee Childs/Mark Hilton-GREAT BRITAIN, 7-6(5),1-6,6-2; Mario Ancic-CROATIA/Steve Berke-USA defeated Vitali Cverts-BELARUS/Radoslaw Nijaki-POLAND, 6-7(3),6-2,6-1

Girls
SINGLES
Finals-Lina Krasnoroutskaia (6) defeated Nadejda Petrova (2), 6-3,6-2
Semifinals-Lina Krasnoroutskaia (6) defeated Iroda Tulyaganova (5), 6-4,3-6,6-1; Nadejda Petrova (2) defeated Eleni Danilidou (7), 7-6(4),6-2
Quarterfinals-Krasnoroutskaia/RUSSIA (6) over Laura Granville/USA (11), default/ill; Iroda Tulyaganova/UZBEKISTAN (5) defeated Jenny Hopkins/USA (3), 2-6,6-1,6-3; Eleni Danilidou/GREECE (7) defeated Daniela Bedanova/CZECH REPUBLIC (15), 7-5,7-5; Nadejda Petrova/RUSSIA (2) defeated Anika Kapros/HUNGARY (14), 7-5,6-4
DOUBLES
Finals-Daniela Bedanova/Iroda Tulyaganova (1) defeated Galina Fokina/Lina Krasnoroutskaia, 6-3,6-4
Semifinals-Daniela Bedanova/Iroda Tulyaganova (1) defeated Eleni Danilidou/Virginie Razzano (3), 6-1,7-6(5); Galina Fokina/Lina Krasnoroutskaia defeated Katarina Basternakova/Stanislava Hrozenska (2), 7-5,3-6,6-2
Quarterfinals-Daniela Bedanova-CZECH REP/Iroda Tulyaganova-UZBEKISTAN (1) defeated Eva Birnerova-CZECH REP/Aniela Mojzis-SO AFRICA (6), 6-4,7-5; Eleni Danilidou-GREECE/Virginie Razzano-FRANCE (3) defeated Kavitha Krishnamurthy/Marie Eve Pelieter-CANADA, 6-1,6-2; Galina Fokina/Lina Krasnoroutskaia-RUSSIA over Ansley Cargill/Laura Granville-USA (4), default/ill; Katarina Basternakova/Stanislava Hrozenska-SLOVAKIA (2) defeated Mia Buric/Scarlett Werner-GERMANY, 6-3,6-3

While the US Open Junior Tennis Championships don't get underway until September 5th, we will be following the progress of college and junior players through the qualifying and the main draw. Keep checking back for updates.

September 6th-Rain delayed and postponed many matches yesterday, but the juniors still got to play quite a few. There were no suprises, the seeds all prevailed.

September 5th-The Junior Championships get underway today with challenging draws. Top seeds (and Australian Open Winners) Kristian Pless and Viginia Razzano will have plenty of competition from players like French Open winner Guillermo Coria and Wimbledon champion Iroda Tulyaganova. The Americans also have a strong presence. Mardy Fish is the top-ranked American on the ITF Junior Rankings and Laura Granville will have another opportunity in Flushing after her loss in the main draw.

September 4th-There are no more amateurs left in the main draw singles or doubles. Levar Harper-Griffith and Andy Roddick lost in the 2nd round to Marc Goelher and Francisco Montana, 6-3,6-1. The Junior Championships will start tomorrow.

September 3rd-The USTA Girls' 18 National Champion team of Tiffany Brymer and Abigail Spears failed to make it past the first round of the main draw doubles. They lost 6-1,6-2 to Liezel Horn and Kimberly Po. Vanessa Webb and partner Lindsay Lee put up a good fight before losing to No. 13 seeds Virginia Ruano-Pascual/Paola Suarez, 0-6,7-5,7-5.

September 2nd-Thanks to the USTA for providing an all-amateur match in its mens doubles draw. The USTA National Champion team of Levar Harper-Griffith and Andy Roddick were pitted against the NCAA Champion team of K.J. Hippensteel and Ryan Wolters of Stanford. In a match that you would think to be anyone's guess, the juniors easily prevailed, 6-2,6-2. The NCAA Women's Doubles Champions, Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen of Cal-Berekely, didn't have much luck in their match either as they lost to Kveta Hrdlickova and Barbara Rittner, 6-3,6-3.

September 1st-Pete Sampras' withdrawal wasn't the only disappointment at the Open yesterday. None of the College and Junior players managed to make it past the first round. James Blake had a straight set loss to Chris Woodruff, 6-2,6-2,6-1 in the men's singles while Zuzana Lesenarova was overcome by Sandra Kloesel, 6-4,6-3 and Laura Granville was beaten by Fabiola Zuluaga, 6-1,6-2. Doubles play begins today.

August 31st-NCAA Singles Champion Jeff Morrison of the University of Florida lost in the first round to Ivan Ljublcic, 6-1,6-2,6-4 while USTA National champion Phillip King succumbed to No. 12 seed Richard Krajicek, 6-1,6-4,6-0. None of the College and Junior women played yesterday.

August 30th-The main draw gets underway today with College and Junior players taking advantage of their wildcards. NCAA Singles Champion Jeff Morrison will face Ivan Ljublcic of Croatia in the first round and Phillip King, USTA National Boys' 18 winner, will be up against the No. 12 seed Ruichard Krajicek. USTA National Girls' 18 winner Laura Granville faces Fabiola Zuluaga of Columbia while NCAA champ Zuzana Lesenarova plays Sandra Kloesel of Germany. James Blake, on leave from Harvard, earned a place in the singles and doubles (with brother Joey) draws.

August 29th-Vanessa Webb continued through the 2nd round of doubles qualifying with partner Lindsay Lee. They defeated Alice Canapa/Barbara Schwartz, 4-6,6-3,7-6. Main draw play begins tomorrow. Check in to see who the College and Junior players are matched against.

August 28th-No more College and Junior Players are left in the Singles Qualifying. Junior Roger Federer lost to Ivo Heuberger, 7-6(4),6-2. Doubles qualifying got underway without any major showings for amateur players. On the men's side, Scott Eddins of TCU and Nathan Zeder of Illinois, who received wildcards with their win at the ITA National Summer Championships, lost to the No. 3 seeded team of Andrew Painter and Byron Talbot, 6-7(4),6-1,6-4. On the women's side, Stanford's team of Marissa Irvin & Julie Scott lost a tough one to the No. 7 team of Jana Kandarr and Samantha Reeves. Another very interesting collegiate match up was between ITA National Summer Championships winners Julie Ditty of Vanderbilt and Jennifer Embry of Purdue against Duke graduate Vanessa Webb and Lindsay Lee. The Lee/Webb team squeaked by, 7-6(9),6-4

August 27th-Duke's Vanessa Webb lost in the second round to Sandra Kloesel of Germany, 6-1,6-2. The match between junior Roger Federer and Ivo Heuberger of Switzerland was postponed due to rain.

Men's Qualifying as of August 26th-Few college and junior players remained past the first round of the men's singles qualifying. Mardy Fish, currently 9th in ITF Junior Rankings, lost to Gerard Solves of France, 6-4,6-2; University of Minnesota's Tom Chicoine lost to Michael Sell, 6-1,6-2; Huntley Montgomery, the University of Virginia player who received is wildcard after winning the ITA National Summer Championships, lost to No. 7 seed Laurence Tieleman of Italy, 7-6(5),6-2; Roger Federer of Switzerland, currently ranked as the No. 7 junior by the ITF and seeded No.4 in the qualifying, defeated Fredrik Jonsson of Sweden, 6-4,6-4

Women's Qualifying as of August 26th-The women didn't do much better in the first round with the exception of Duke's recent graduate Vanessa Webb who defeated Liezel Horn of South Africa, 6-3,6-0; Julie Ditty of Vanderbilt earned her wildcard with her win at the ITA National Summer Championships, but lost a close match to Maria Zavagli of Italy, 7-6(4),7-5; Stanford's Marissa Irvin lost to Louise Latimer of Great Britain, 6-4,4-6,6-4; Ansley Cargill, currently ranked as the 13th junior player in the world by the ITF, had a good showing despite her loss to No. 6 seed Miho Saeki of Japan -- 7-6,3-6,7-6

1998 US OPEN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS


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