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Postby Vers-Gelderland » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:20 pm

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Gelderlish players excel in qualifiers


It has been a successful past three days in Antillia as every Gelderlish singles player and doubles team has advanced out of the qualifying stages of the Antillia Masters to get to the main draw of the prestigious, 96-player Premier Mandatory tournament held here at the King Pedro Tennis Complex in Antillia, with doubles qualifying taking place at the nearby Sonhos Tennis Club near the Antillia airport.

Max Aswick started off with an interesting match against Starlin Azocar of the Serbian Empire. In the first set, he held his own on serve despite some excellent Azocar returns, while failing to break Azocar's strong serve too much; he regrouped in the second and third sets, however, breaking Azocar one time in each set with some timely return winners off the backhand angle, thanks to Aswick's unconventional (for a youngster, anyhow) one-handed backhand. Melissa Herbert also had a convoluted three-set win in her first match against Mihai Carolus Maro of Natanians and Nosts, a somewhat less influential tennis country. Herbert and Maro traded breaks for eight games, while she held her final service game to finally break the cycle and take the set. But Maro held on to take the second set in a tiebreak; Herbert finally found the winning combination of backhands and forehands in the third set, breaking Maro twice and holding onto every service game, including two at love. Finally, Harry Blackwood had the most straightforward win, in two sets over Tobiasia's Sarah Johnson. Although he could only break her once in each set, it was enough to prevail.

Max Aswick once again had to come through an extremely tough win, this time against Eastfield Lodge's Bilaal Bilclough. It was a topsy-turvy match from start to finish, with multiple breaks in each set, but in the end, Aswick proved more resilient, thanks to his focus in getting more returns in play, as opposed to Bilclough, who hit a lot of returns in the net. Melissa Herbert had a straightforward win over Vladimir Ivanovic Ivanov of Serbia, a player with a booming serve; Herbert's return game did not do enough damage in the first ten games, but in the eleventh, some good return winners on serve-and-volley plays, as well as an untimely double fault, gave Herbert the break, and Ivanov duly put 4 returns in the net to give Herbert the first set. The second set lasted a little shorter, for Herbert broke Ivanov in the first game, and it was all smooth sailing from there for Herbert. The first six games of the first set of the Yukon-Blackwood game were tightly contested, but a key break in the eighth saw the Qad player Yukon, a doubles specialist, seal the set with an angled volley winner. But Blackwood knew those doubles tactics, and set to work defusing them in the second and third, thanks to some splitting forehand and backhand down-the-line passing shots that set Blackwood almost on fire, winning the next two 6-2, 6-1.

Max Aswick had to win both of his prior matches in three sets before meeting top seed Meaghan Sharples, and this match would prove no exception. Sharples was on top of her game during most of the first set and half of the second, but Sharples missed a sitter volley and then a sitter overhead in the eighth game, changing the tenor of the match. Aswick duly broke, and kept the momentum riding throughout the third, breaking in the second game. Although his serve proved painfully vulnerable when he was serving for the match, he broke right back with an angled crosscourt forehand winner and served it out in the twelfth game, avoiding the need for a tiebreaker. Melissa Herbert, unfortunately, dropped her first match of the tournament to Yissakhar ben Ira of Judea; she held match points in the second-set tiebreak, but lost her nerve, and those points, while ben Ira kept pounding her with angled forehand after angled forehand. Harry Blackwood had the easiest match of the qualifiers against Marisa Celeste Frieri, the Serbian Empire's #2 player. Blackwood was methodical in dispatching the Serbian royalty, with winners coming from every angle and position, while his incessant baseline power forced many errors from the Serbian player.

In the doubles, Max Aswick and Noah Lennox had an inspired performance against Tuk and Brazzos of Qasden; they managed to defeat the Qad pairing two sets to love, thanks to a great combination of baseline and volley play, before succumbing to the lobs and passing shots of the Eastfielder pair Wise and Prieto. They will nonetheless secure a Lucky Loser spot in the main draw. In the first game, West and Brown had trouble beating Zowzer and Yukon, also of Qasden, conceding the first set 6-2 before upping their game in the second and third sets, winning each 6-3. Then, in their second match, they crushed Frieri and Stefanovic, the #1 Serbian pair, with a ruthless combination of return winners, excellent volleys, and exploitation of frequent Frieri and Stefanovic errors and faults. Clark and Herbert had two easy matches, against Johnson and Smith of Tobiasia and ben Ira/ben Yehudah of Judea, as their combination of groundstrokes and returns proved too much for the opposition. Finally, the lefty-righty combination of Southgate and Elliott, who won the mixed doubles gold medal in Centralis, using their volleying expertise to expertly deny their opponents Chacon/Estrada of the Redvale and Oreskovic/Mirkic of the Serbian Empire to move on to the next round.
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Three Qualify Through Group Play In Singles

The usual suspects at this point in Marisa Celeste Frieri and Gisela Stefanovic were joined by a third Serbian tennis player, Jade Oreskovic into the main bracket. The matchups are Gisela Stefanovic versus Judaea's Gilad ben Yehudah, Jade Oreskovic versus Mattijana's Maria Julenic, and Marisa Celeste Frieri competing against Ethane's Jasmine Abraw. The seeded players awaiting the winners of these matches are Halaeo DiGaldi, Estela Fenton-Millington (whose last name reminds me of some place in Michigan where my uncle emigrated our empire to), and Nico Angelo.

Other matches include.,,
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Postby Costa de Ouro » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:51 pm

Antillia - Singles - Round of 96, Day 1
Dominika Lisicki (MTJ)           6   1   1
Max Aswick (NGD) 2 6 6

Karina Gerard (NEG) 6 2 2
Ofra bat Dekel (JUD) 3 6 6

Melissa Herbert (NGD) 3 6 6
Benjamin Thompson (ETN) 6 3 4

Keeley Sinai (EFL) 4 6 7
Charlotte Little (ETN) 6 3 5

Alexander Linip (MRC) 6 6
Marco Vrient (NEG) 4 3

Jane Smith (TOB) 3 6 3
Jaxton Monty (QAD) 6 3 6

Jill Clarke (NGD) 7 6
Samuel Hartnell (ETN) 5 1

Aljaž Corluka (MTJ) 2 6 7
Tony Tuk (QAD) 6 4 6

Carus Lurious (SCH) 3 6
Nik au Ignaa (REV) 6 7

Adebowale Gilliam (NDA) 5 2
Andre Pedrinho Delgado (CDO) 7 6

Jaimy Leger (EFL) 4 6 5
Laura Roshik (MRC) 6 1 7

Mikhayhu Lévesque (NDA) 6 2 6
Vitoria Júlia da Silva (NTN) 4 6 1

Kate Esposito (REV) 6 0 6
Andrea Palmannerson (MRC) 2 6 1

Gilad ben Yehudah (JUD) 0 3
Gisela Stefanovic (SRB) 6 6

Yissakhar ben Ira (JUD) 6 6
Rasmus Milik (MRC) 3 2

Harry Blackwood (NGD) 7 7
Sukaina Yunan (EFL) 6 5
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Postby The Serbian Empire » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:25 pm

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Gisela Stefanovic Wins

Gilad ben Yehudah (JUD) 0 3
Gisela Stefanovic (SRB) 6 6

Winning the first set is often vital to winning. Winning that set seems to give an advantage of winning near 60%. Winning it by such as wide margin as what Gisela did today is an even higher chance of winning than usually seen.

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Antillia - Singles - Round of 96, Day 2
Dani Mateus (NDA)                6   7
Elke Hartung (NEG) 3 5

Megan Elliott (NGD) 6 6
Alba Baxter (SCH) 3 4

Bilaal Bilclough (EFL) 2 4
Mattias Burges (MTJ) 6 6

Jade Oreskovic (SRB) 6 5 5
Maria Julenic (MTJ) 3 7 7

Linwood Marchand (NDA) 2 6 6
Sabina Soca (MTJ) 6 4 4

Marisa Celeste Frieri (SRB) 1 2
Jasmine Abraw (ETN) 6 6

Mayeso Kayden (NDA) 4 7 7
Rafferty Henri (NDA) 6 5 6

Ty Kanelious (QAD) 6 6
Alex Sanders (TOB) 2 1

Mei Jokek (MRC) 2 2
Jeanna Hakim (NDA) 6 6

Molly Rhonic (MRC) 1 4
Dominic Ripaldi (NEG) 6 6

Liam Penderyn (NGD) 6 7
Bradyn Burn (EFL) 3 6

Louis Amada (CEN) 6 6
Edward Hinton (ETN) 3 3

Paisley Brazzos (QAD) 4 4
Danjiella Zovic (NEG) 6 6

Giorgio Irani (EFL) 6 7
Paul Chinra (TOB) 0 5

Feyrord Poniac (QAD) 6 6
Livnat bat Avram (JUD) 1 3

Mark Southgate (NGD) 6 6
Martin Bond (NDA) 2 2
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CourtsideReport: Antilla Masters day 2

ANTILLA - 2109 Electrum Slam semifinalist Gabe Anderson, the renowned Ndakene who took out former world number 1 Ardil Navsal in 5 epic sets, was forced to pull out of the 2111 Antilla Masters due to a wrist injury. Anderson announced to the public via FarceBook that he is confident that he will be able to play in the next tournament, the Fresko Royal Nikolian Open. As for now, he will be openly supporting Dani Mateus as her winning streak continues as well as other courageous Ndakenes who are willing to bring home more titles.

2111 Griffencrest Paradise City Open and 2111 Cadenzan Clay Trophy champion Dani Mateus played her first match of the Masters against Elke Hartung of Neu Engollon in a sensational 2 sets. Mateus all throughout the match maintained a very solid play and kept her composure as she dealt with a serve-and-volley player. In the opening set, all it took for Mateus to wrap it up were 2 breaks of serve from the net player with a 6-3 claim. The second set was slightly more intense as both players held their ground very well; in fact, at 5-all, Hartung almost broke Mateus' serve to push the match to a third set. However, she managed to finish the 8 minute-long game and broke Hartung in order to claim a 6-3, 7-5 victory, hence lengthening her winning streak. Interestingly, Mateus will take on this year's Cadenzan Clay Trophy finalist Megan Elliott of New Gelderland in the third round.

Ndakene big server Linwood Marchand was in action today against Sabina Soca of Mattijana in a thrilling 3-setter. Marchand simply could not find his rhythm in the opening set, thus allowing Soca to take advantage off of Marchand's unforced errors and double faults. Interestingly, Soca didn't get as many winners but was able to claim the first set almost purely off of Marchand's excessive unforced errors. Marchand was seen talking to himself with a towel over his head during the set changeover, which could have been a self-motivation to stay in the match because he was able to break Soca twice in the second set along with busting out numerous 220+ km/h serves. Serve-and-volley was the key to the match for Marchand as he used the tactic to disturb the rhythm Soca was able to maintain after the opening set. Eventually, Marchand was able to finish the second set with a 6-4 win, and maintained a solid serve-and-volley play throughout the third and final set; at 3-all, Marchand was able to break and subsequentially have a 5-3 lead. Soca claimed her last game of the match, but it wasn't enough to keep her alive as Marchand took the advantage to claim a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory. Marchand will take on Jasmine Abraw of Ethane in the third round.

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Linwood Marchand in action Friday


Jeanna Hakim was back in action as well today against Mei Jokek of Mercedini. Hakim maintained a spectacular and exceptional baseline dominance against Jokek. Pushing Jokek side-to-side of the court and mixing her plays with drop shots and volleys was the key to success for Hakim, as she was eventually able to claim a 6-2, 6-2 victory without dropping a game. Hakim is to take on NSTT veteran Dominic Ripaldi of Neu Engollon in the third round.

Ndakene tennis contender Mayeso Kayden had to take on compatriot and notable big serve Rafferty Henri in a three-set sensation of a match. Henri's massive service games were a challenge for the 5'8" (173 cm) Kayden to return, but Kayden was able to stay in the match. Not to leave out the firepower generated by Henri made it seem as if Kayden were intimidated by this kind of opponent. At 3-all in the first set, Henri broke Kayden's serve and had a 3-5 lead. Gaining only one game, Kayden couldn't find an outlet to stay or find chances to claim the first set after 4 straight aces from Henri's serve, which earned him a 4-6 first set. The second and third set were definitely, without a doubt, the most entertaining and sensational periods of the match as Kayden upped his returning game and managed to respond back with baseline dominance and lobs over the 6'5" (196 cm) Henri. Both players fought vigilantly, but at 5-all, 2 double faults from Rafferty Henri and 2 winners from Kayden allowed Kayden to serve for the set and stay in the match (7-5). After 2 hours and 43 minutes of play, Henri and Kayden still played very strong and aggressive towards one another; Henri's net slams and volleys were his keys to staying in the match, and winners down the line as well as rocket returns were Kayden's keys. After 3 hours and 21 minutes, Kayden was able to gain mini breaks in the third set tie-break and was eventually able to claim a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Rafferty Henri. Kayden will take on Ty Kanelious of Qasden in the next round.

Martin Bond was too back in action after time to recover from his knee injury, but unfortunately could not last long after his loss against Mark Southgate of New Gelderland. Bond's absence from NSTT matches was a plausible reason as to why he could not find a rhythm in the match. Eventually, Southgate overcame Bond with a 2-6, 2-6 victory.

There will be a whole lot more action continuing on Saturday 28 January at 17:00 NCT. Stay tuned with NdakuSports-Tennis to get the latest updates of the NSTT!

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Postby Vers-Gelderland » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:34 pm

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Full steam ahead: not a single loss on Day 1 or Day 2

It has been a good couple of days for Gelderlish players in Antillia - with all Gelderlish players in action in the first round of one of the biggest tournaments on the NSTT calendar winning their matches. However, it remains to be seen whether New Gelderland will maintain its momentum heading into the second round, as now all the seeds enter in play - meaning some interesting matchups are in store.

Max Aswick had an interesting match against qualifier Dominika Lisicki of Mattijana. The hot Antillia sun was out in full force in the morning, when this match was scheduled, so Aswick had a hard time getting into the match; the sun sapped his energy, allowing Lisicki to win the first set 6-2. But the hot environment worked both ways, and in the second set, it was Lisicki's turn to get stymied by the sun. Lisicki started to cramp, and Aswick was able to use his youthful energy to move out of his slump and take advantage of Lisicki's age and lack of stamina, which allowed him to win the next two sets quite easily, 6-1, 6-1. His reward? A meeting with world #1 Botack Andiam.

Melissa Herbert had an interesting match against Ethanian qualifier Benjamin Thompson, one of the newer players to enter the international scene from Ethane. Thompson played a better game in the first set, taking it 6-3 with two breaks of serve, but in the end, Herbert, who has a reputation as a fighter, didn't let that get to her mentally; instead, she only stepped up her game to take advantage of Thompson's youth and inexperience. She used a combination of strong returns, pummeling the weak second serve, drop shots, and groundstroke winners to flummox the young Ethanian, leaving him flat-footed as she moved him all around the court, allowing her to win the next two sets 6-3, 6-4.

Jill Clarke had an easier time dispatching Ethanian Samuel Hartnell than her compatriots, indeed only taking two sets to progress on to the next round. For the first ten games of the first set, Hartnell was holding his own, but in the eleventh game, Clarke's combination of drop shots and chipped returns allowed her to break the Ethanian's serve. From there, it was easy sailing for the Gelderlish player as she took the next six games and subsequently the match to set up a meeting with defending champion and 14th seed Marisa Maradona.

Harry Blackwood had to fight hard to overcome Eastfielder Sukaina Yunan, but in the end, he overcame the annoying, yet plucky, Eastfielder. It seemed that whenever Blackwood had a break over Yunan, Yunan broke right back, which made it extremely frustrating for the Gelderlish player to make progress. But in the end, Blackwood had the break when Yunan could not break back, in the twelfth game of the first set, taking it 7-5. The second set was even more competitive, but Blackwood used his doubles skills to great effect here, throwing Yunan off balance in the tiebreaker, just enough to earn the critical mini-break with a well-placed volley, which the baseliner Yunan could not reach. It was that one mini-break that allowed Blackwood to take the match, which he sealed with an ace.

Megan Elliott had a rather routine win over Alba Baxter of Schottia on Day 2. Although Baxter attempted to use some unconventional shots, and there was some drama in the beginning of the second when there was an exchange of breaks, Elliott sealed it up with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Schottian qualifier to seal her place in the next round against Thomas Hutchon. Mark Southgate also had a routine win over the Ndakene player Martin Bond, just returning to the tour after an injury layoff; Southgate took advantage of this to send Bond running around the court with a serve-and-volley style, with a chip-and-charge return strategy, which appeared to work, as it sent Bond all around the court, looking for answers to Southgate's persistent volleying style; Southgate prevailed 6-2, 6-2.

Liam Penderyn was also in action against the Eastfielder Bradyn Burn, a budding rival to the young Gelderlish player. Penderyn had a 1-1 record against the Eastfield youngster, and he was determined to make it winning again. He did this emphatically, with some great returns off some smooth backhands, to win the match 6-3, 7-6. He has been working on improving his drop shots for the clay season, and some excellent forehand drop shots allowed him to paralyze Burn with indecision, especially as he threw in some powerful groundstrokes to mix it up. Although Burn caught onto this strategy in the second set, and began making some more returns, Penderyn was simply too efficacious with his forehand in the tiebreaker, setting up match point with a clean forehand winner.
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IS CENI'S DOMINANCE OF TENNIS WANING?


YES: Recent results in Astyria show that Ceni is declining
Take a look at the singles draws for the last two Astyrian events - the Paradise City Open and the Cadenzan Clay Trophy, and you'll find something quite interesting. In the former event, there were no Cenians in the quarterfinals of the event at all, and in the latter, there was only one - in times of yore, we would expect four Cenians in the quarterfinals of a smaller tour event like this. The depth of Cenian involvement in the tour usually meant that Cenians dominated every tournament they came to, such as these lower-level events, yet they are no longer doing so, as evidenced by the recent results.

It seems like the old guard of Cenian players, furthermore, is falling from the rankings - look at Ardil Navsal, for example, falling from #1 in the world at the beginning of last year to almost outside of the top 10. That's a pretty mighty fall, especially considering he went a measly 2-4 in Grand Slam events last season. Also look at Marisa Maradona - once solidly entrenched in the top 20, and a Grand Slam champion no less, the once-promising youngster is now treading water, with 1200 points on the line here in Antillia - she will fall to the mid-40s if she does not defend. Let's face it: a lot of Cenian players have fallen from their heights. Both players, despite their high seedings, lost very early in Cadenza - too early, if you ask me.

And new ones aren't coming through the gates as much as they used to. Noah Damaris was the last big youngster to make a breakthrough, at this very Series; Andy Amada did so two years ago. But it's not appearing that there is any corresponding youngster rising through the ranks this year; Louis Amada might be that candidate, but he hasn't done well enough to merit the mantle of "Next Big Thing."

Finally, we see that newer nations are on the rise - nations like Judea with Simcha bat Dor, Schottia with Cathy Krumins, Luke Pool, and Jill Walker, and, to a lesser extent, Neu Engollon with Marla Gerard - are knocking at the door of the top 10; Krumins, in particular, has shown her ability to wrestle with the Top 10, formerly also known as the Cenians, and win, exemplified by her victory at the World Tour Finals last month; indeed, Krumins, and bat Dor, are now in the Top 10, breaking through into what was once an elite preserve of Cenians.

Let's face it - all the evidence shows that Ceni is declining, and new nations are on the rise. In a couple of months, Ceni's stranglehold on tennis will be no more, and we will have a lot better tennis scene for it.

NO: Ceni still remains atop the rankings, despite any setbacks
My colleague writing for the Affirmative on this issue makes some great points - yet he fails to take a good, long look at what is happening on the tennis scene, and that is that Ceni is dominant, and will likely remain dominant; Ceni doesn't need to be made great again - it's already great, and will remain great. What the affirmative does in this case is make a problem out of a problem that doesn't exist.

Take, for example, the early losses of Cenian players in the first Tier 3 events of the Astyrian Series, both won by Dani Mateus of Ndaku. Sounds familiar? Maybe it's because this situation has echoes of one Dagmar Liusaidh of the Ferret Civilization. What ever happened to her, you ask? Well, she struggled at the big events and never really made it on the hard or grass courts, despite reaching a high of #12. Ceni remained dominant in this case, despite the challenge to its authority.

And while the old guard of Cenian players /is/ falling down a little bit, there is a new crop of players rising up to take their places. Players like Botack Andiam and Lonus Varalin and Johmer Vales and Andy Amada used to be second fiddle to the old guard of Foyner and Navsal, yet now they're near the top of the rankings. Andy Amada, in particular, wasn't entrenched in the system when it started - he had to work his way up, unlike starting at the top like Navsal. The whole lesson is: Cenian stars that have fallen are simply being replaced with other stars. The system will continue, and Ceni will maintain its dominance. (Plus, if the old guard loses out for a little bit, it's quite easy to gain on last year's poor results).

Additionally, the system was redesigned to make Cenian dominance more entrenched. How so? Simple: the Tier 3 event. Although designed to give newer players an opportunity to get on top of the rankings, which is proving true to an extent, they're basically serving the same function as the Tier 2 tournaments in the series did last year, except they're giving out less points. The end result? Cenians can enter less tournaments, and still have the same amount of points because Tier 3 events aren't worth they're while, while the players coming out of the Tier 3 tournaments don't have enough points to keep going further.

Finally, although you do see that newer nations are on the rise right now, they're not really keeping that momentum. We've seen players like Marla Gerard and Dagmar Liusaidh rise - and subsequently fall. Gerard, in particular, used to be #4 in the world - and now is #14, after failing to defend many of her points in the later half of the year. And it already seems that some of the newer crop is beginning their new fall - Simcha bat Dor, despite being in the Top 10, has fallen early in both events in Astyria so far.

Cenians, whatever the benefits of that are, are not falling, and they're remaining on top, despite whatever setbacks may happen. It seems like it's been a fact of tennis, and it likely will continue that way.
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Postby Costa de Ouro » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:59 pm

ANTILLIA MASTERS - Press Release

We are confirming the withdrawal of Gabe Anderson from the singles tournament. As he has not played any matches, he has been replaced by (LL) Jakub au Agnaa as a lucky loser, who will take his place in the draw.

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Antillia - Singles - Round of 64, Day 1
Botack Andiam (CEN)              6   4   6
Max Aswick (NGD) 2 6 7

Andrew Lamar (NGD) 6 6
Ofra bat Dekel (JUD) 1 2

Noah Damaris (CEN) 6 2
Melissa Herbert (NGD) 7 6

Tommy West (NGD) 6 6
Keeley Sinai (EFL) 3 4

Johmer Vales (CEN) 4 2
Alexander Linip (MRC) 6 6

John Muir (SCH) 7 6
Jaxton Monty (QAD) 5 3

Marisa Maradona (CEN) 2 3
Jill Clarke (NGD) 6 6

Mattias Doerwald (NEG) 5 4
Aljaž Corluka (MTJ) 7 6

Andy Amada (CEN) 6 6
Nik au Ignaa (REV) 1 4

Felice Mareaux (NEG) 6 4 6
Andre Pedrinho Delgado (CDO) 2 6 2

Alice Curson (ETN) 3 6 6
Laura Roshik (MRC) 6 4 3

Stephanie Brown (NGD) 6 1 6
Mikhayhu Lévesque (NDA) 3 6 0

Kika Dovan (CEN) 6 6
Kate Esposito (REV) 4 4

Halaeo DiGaldi (QAD) 6 2 3
Gisela Stefanovic (SRB) 2 6 6

Marla Gerard (NEG) 6 6
Yissakhar ben Ira (JUD) 2 4

Cracik Almeronovic (MRC) 4 4
Harry Blackwood (NGD) 6 6



Antillia - Doubles - Round of 64, Day 1
Kika Dovan/Neia Dovan (CEN)                       6   6
Julian Slazic/ Lara Basic (MTJ) 2 4

Marcel Jamil/Lynton Shelley (NDA) 6 6
Furaha Abraham/Brooke Géroux (NDA) 3 1

Andy Amada/Noah Damaris (CEN) 4 7 6
Marisa Celeste Frieri/Gisela Stefanovic (SRB) 6 5 3

Glenn Benoit/Drummond Hamilton (NDA) 6 6
Terry Rèben/Icy Mellows (QAD) 3 1

Ioana au Fuse/Ela au Fuse (REV) 2 7 7
Dušan Ivanovic/Zoran Jovanovic (CDO) 6 6 6

Franklin Polymar/Yves Whitz (QAD) 4 6 4
Mark Southgate/Megan Elliott (NGD) 6 3 6

Alma Semmes/Marla Gerard (NEG) 3 4
Blair Forest/Donny Knight (QAD) 6 6

Rafferty Henri/Karissa Macy (NDA) 6 2 7
Paul Chinra/Alex Sanders (TOB) 2 6 5
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Postby Costa de Ouro » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:25 pm

Antillia - Singles - Round of 64, Day 2
Lonus Varalin (CEN)                6   4   4
Dani Mateus (NDA) 0 6 6

Thomas Hutchon (ETN) 6 7
Megan Elliott (NGD) 3 6

Jill Walker (SCH) 6 6 4
Mattias Burges (MTJ) 7 3 6

Estela Fenton-Millington (EFL) 6 7
Maria Julenic (MTJ) 1 5

Dioro Hansil (CEN) 3 6 6
Linwood Marchand (NDA) 6 4 1

Nico Angelo (ETN) 6 7
Jasmine Abraw (ETN) 3 5

Eliza Reusmann (SCH) 6 4 1
Mayeso Kayden (NDA) 3 6 6

Hollie Gratton (ETN) 7 4 0
Ty Kanelious (QAD) 6 6 6

Catherine Kruminš (SCH) 3 3
Jeanna Hakim (NDA) 6 6

Adam Gory (SCH) 3 5
Dominic Ripaldi (NEG) 6 7

Simcha bat Dor (JUD) 5 4
Liam Penderyn (NGD) 7 6

Thierry Garzala (NEG) 4 5
Louis Amada (CEN) 6 7

Ardil Navsal (CEN) 6 6
Danjiella Zovic (NEG) 4 0

Jakub au Ignaa (REV) 6 5 0
Giorgio Irani (EFL) 4 7 6

Neia Dovan (CEN) 6 6 6
Feyrord Poniac (QAD) 7 1 3

Alma Semmes (NEG) 3 3
Mark Southgate (NGD) 6 6


Antillia - Doubles - Round of 64, Day 2
Rikard Kampl/ Dominika Lisicki (MTJ)              6   6
Fabiano Bishop/Sebas Hariri (EFL) 2 0

Rayford Wise/Dhaakir Prieto (EFL) 5 3
Jill Clarke/Melissa Herbert (NGD) 7 6

Newton Gray/Thomas Greene (ETN) 3 4
Tommy West/Stephanie Brown (NGD) 6 6

Phoebe Harvey/Berat Latif (EFL) 0 6 7
Kiersten Bullock/Reina Jaber (EFL) 6 2 5

Kara Dragovic/ Jelena Svitolina (MTJ) 6 6
Maria Julenic/ Sami Dominikanov (MTJ) 1 3

Jack Parminus/Adam Stratesimov (MRC) 6 6
Jake Cartson/Steven King (ETN) 2 3

Botack Andiam/Johmer Vales (CEN) 3 6 6
Laura Roshik/Wendy Noyek (MRC) 6 2 3

Max Aswick/Noah Lennox (NGD) 6 3 7
Masuma Hodson/Adelaide Frost (NDA) 4 6 6
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Postby Neu Engollon » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:23 pm

“Ohhh MAH GAWD!! I was so embarrassing out there! I can’t believe you guys wanna be in the same room with me.”
Karina sat sobbing on the hotel bed as the three women surrounded her.

Dani Zovic shook her head and mumbled,
“Sort of don’t, yeah.”

Marla shot her a look, then continued to try to calm her sister down.
“Listen, Karina, honey...Not everyone does so well in their first series.”

“Yeah, but, you did. I used to just plow through players like this, no problem. I’m a Gerard, dammit!”

“This isn’t Neu Engollon and you’re not top of the heap anymore of the collegiate levels. Welcome to the big time, sister! You gonna mope in here all day or are you gonna get out there and kick some butt?!”

“I’m….I…*sob*...Oh gawd…”

Dani walked out and Marla followed her, while Alma stayed by the bed to comfort the young Karina in hysterics.

Marla grabbed at Dani’s arm,
“Come on, go easy. Remember how I was when I first started?”

“So this is a Gerard thing? Do you all have these lofty ambitions and fragile egos. Holy shit, Marla! This is pathetic. I’m getting killed out there all the time.” Dani started to light up a cigarette in violation of the hotel policy.

“Uh, yeah...I think I know why. You started smoking now?”

“Started? Look, we’re all getting creamed out there on the courts, but last thing I wanna do is babysit your crybaby sister and cater to her ego. I’d rather take my licks and go to the bar afterwards.”

“I think we’re narrowing down why you’re losing matches, Dani. But the rest of us are really trying. The boys are doing better than us now. When’s the last time you saw that happen?”

“Ha! Yeah. I dunno. It’s been a while. I really thought this year was gonna be a clean slate, Marla. It doesn’t feel that way so far.”

“Yeah, well, Karina thought that too, and she was promised by all the NETC junior coaches to be part of something greater than what’s going on right now. So, maybe go easy on my lil’ sis. She’s always been babied in the family, and by everybody at school. This is a bit of a shock to her, so, just...be cool. Please?”

“Yeah, I guess. Sorry. I’m just tired of it all, too. Plus, she’s just getting on my last nerve with this walk on water attitude. She just hits the circuit and suddenly she’s gonna be queen? Please.”

“I know, give her some slack though. It’s gonna take a little bit...or at least this series...for her to adjust to all this. It’s a big wake up call.”

“She better wake up soon, Marla. We need to start winning some matches here.”

“Yeah, I know. She’s trying. We all are, Dani. Like you. It would be nice to see some Neu Engollians in the finals, eh?”

“It would be. But ya know, pipe dreams…”

“I don’t think it’s that impossible. We can do it. We just have to buckle down. Quit boozing and smoking. Yer starting to look like Quiront.”

“Bitch! You take that back!”

“Get serious. It’s time to act like a tennis player again and not an asshole partier like Paul was.”

Alma escorted Karina back to her own room while Dani and Marla kept talking in the hall.
“Well, she won’t be coming back to your room again. Congrats on that.”

“I’ll make it up to her somehow.”

“Yeah, good luck. We’ll see how that goes. I have another match coming up in a couple hours.”
She waved the smoke away from her face.
“*cough*...So do you, don’t you?”

“Meh, I dunno. I think so.”

“I’ll see you out there. I need to change and get an outfit on that doesn’t reek of smoke.”
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Inside of the hotel where Serbian players are staying.

"Hey, Gisela. What have you been doing right as I can't seem to find my groove and perform to the same level you do?" Marisa asked.

"I have been practicing with a racket that is deliberately weighted down as to make my swing contain more power. It's kind of strange how much faster your swings and serves can be when using your normal one if you practice with a weighted racket which I can store ballast inside of," Gisela responded.

"So that's how you do it. Sounds simple enough. I thought I heard some sobbing somewhere further down the hall earlier when I was walking back to our room. Did you hear anything?" Marisa questioned.

"Yes, I hear something down the halls. Heard something that sounded like Damir or Dammit or something. Don't know how far it's coming down from though," Gisela said.

"Yeah, it sounds like there's some drama in the halls for some reason. I think there's something mentioning a Gerard thing. Aren't there some Gerard sisters or something?" Marisa asked.

"Yeah, if I beat that Cenian next round I might face Marla Gerard. I don't think she'd be sobbing so could that be her little sister who is sobbing. What's her name, I remember she was in group play playing against Mila. Karina, I think," Gisela said.

"Yeah, I think Mila defeated Karina in two sets on opening day of the group play with a 6-2 and a 6-3. But as we know, Karina went on to win the next two games and qualify just to get bounced in the same round that Jade and I got bounced out in," Marisa mentioned.

"That sounds about right, Mila did defeat her. Anyways, if you see Karina... I think you should console her in pointing out that it's not so easily to make it go far in these tournaments and a hug. I've only once made the top 16 and have shown up in nearly 15 to 20 of these events," Gisela stated.

"And be sure to track down that girl who is calling Karina an overly emotional diva with lofty ambitions, right?" Marisa asked.

"Yeah, that bitch has another thing coming if I ever find out who called Karina that!" Gisela proclaimed.

"Did you just hear more yelling in the halls?" Marisa asked.

"Yeah, someone being compared to Quiront. Who in the hell is Quiront?" Gisela questioned back.

"I think he's a hard drinking fumarole of a politician from Neu Engollon or something," Marisa said.

"Probably should ask someone from Neu Engollon then. That'd be a reasonable idea," Gisela responded.

"Yes, that would be. Let me dig up the dirt on who is that bitch who called Karina that diva stuff!" Marisa exclaimed.

"Go for it, we need to be more welcoming to rookies in the tour. Getting back at those who are being mean should be knocked down a peg," Gisela said.
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There was a knock on the door. Three knocks. The journalist was expecting someone round; she had booked an interview with Thomas Hutchon, who had decided he would pop into her office for the interview. She quickly checked her hair and clothes in the mirror on the desk to make sure she looked professional, before standing up and opening the door.

'Good evening Thomas.' she said, her hand outstretched for a handshake. Thomas took the handshake, before stepping into the room. He was looking down at the floor as he sidled in. He rarely did interviews with the press, so he was surprised he had agreed to do this interview, but his agent was saying that he needed to raise his celebrity profile through the media, which involved doing more interviews.

'Would you like a drink?' the reporter asked, looking at Thomas with a smile playing on her mouth, expectantly waiting for an answer.

'Yes please.' he replied, looking up for a split second before shifting his eyes back towards the floor again. 'What do you have?'. The reporter walked over to the other side of her relatively large office and opened a fridge, revealing a small selection of fizzy drinks and juices from which she allowed Thomas to choose. He opted for an orange juice - a drink he had always favoured from childhood. He was relatively odd in the fact that he didn't like fizzy drinks much; they were irritating on the throat, and weren't the greatest tasting of drinks. The journalist grabbed a small bottle of orange juice out of the fridge and passed it over to Thomas, who opened it and took a small sip, before thanking her.

The reporter strolled back over to her desk and sat down on the seat behind the desk, opposite Thomas. She picked up a notebook and a pen and opened it to the next clear page, where she would jot down Thomas' answers, as well as recording the interview. She had assured Thomas beforehand that any answers to the questions - which were open in a document on her computer screen - would not be published in the recorded state and would only be included in an article about him, which quelled some of Thomas' nerves in taking this interview. Thomas had an extreme dislike of interviews because he felt they revealed too much about a person, and his social anxiety didn't help in the matter. He just found it difficult to open up to someone he barely knew on live tv, or in a situation where his answers were being recorded to be published in a vocal fashion. He wasn't the biggest fan of interviews like this one as well, but he had to take the advice of his press officer if he wanted to attract better sponsorship and continue playing tennis beyond the Astyrian Slam, as he had run out of funding for all the tennis, and the Ethane Tennis Union provided an insignificant amount of pay considering all the places they had to travel to, and all the expenses the players had to pay that were not covered by the Tennis Union - yet another reason why he disliked the Ethane Tennis Union.

'So...' the reporter started. She cleared her throat and looked up at Thomas, who was still looking down at the floor and fiddling with a pen he had picked up of the desk. 'How do you feel about your success against Megan Elliott?' she asked, clearly frustrated before the interview had even started. She had no idea why she was the one having to interview Thomas. He couldn't do interviews, and she knew it from the attempted ones she had seen him do beforehand. It felt to her like her boss had it out for her, as it had been a long-running thing now that he provided her with the worst people to interview, while her coworkers ended up with all the bright stars like Alice Curson or Nico Angelo, who were always real fun to interview. She was relatively new to the job compared to her coworkers, but she didn't see this as a barrier to her skills, and she knew the boss regarded her as one of the best interviewers, so she had no idea why he always gaver her the rubbish interviews.

'I'm pleased with it.' Thomas started, faltering while speaking. He didn't want to be here. He didn't want to do this interview. He wanted to be down at the courts, playing some tennis with his trainer - who was also his best friend - where he felt at peace, rather than in the city press offices, taking part in an interview with a journalist from The Prodigy. He continued, knowing he had to do this interview if he wanted to get his name out there to sponsors. Sponsors love name recognition, and interviews were the best first step towards getting your name recognised - as his agent had told him - other than performing extremely well in one of the tennis tournaments, to which there would be a number of interviews even worse than this one after anyway. 'I-I knew it was going to be a challenge, b-but I succeeded.' He glanced up at the reporter, who was sat there taking a few notes down in her notepad. 'I know never to underestimate a player from New Gelderland, as they are extremely skilled at tennis, and have been a threat to me in the past.' As he spoke more, he felt more confident in what he was saying. The reporter was in a relaxed posture and seemed to be quite kind and gentle, which helped Thomas settle into the interview. 'However, I managed to perform strongly and was able to beat Megan Elliot in two sets which I am really proud about.' He looked up at the journalist, a small smile playing on his lips, feeling more confident in the situation and almost forgetting that it was being recorded. The journalist was beaming at him while taking down a few notes to help her write the article on Thomas later on. 'That's not to degrade Megan though.', he said, before pausing, unsure of how to word what he wanted to say. As soon as it came to mind what he wanted to say, he continued. 'Her performance was marvellous. She pushed me right to the edge in the second game and didn't make it easy for me.' Thomas brushed his right hand through his hair, before taking another sip out of the small bottle of orange juice.

'How far do you think you can go?' the reporter asked, looking at Thomas inquisitively.

'I'm hoping I can go far.' he replied, readjusting how he was sat in the chair so he was more upright before he continued. 'I would like to see myself reach the Round of 16. I think that is reachable.' he paused, looking out the window. If only, he thought. He had long dreamed of progressing further into one of these massive tournaments, and this provided the prime opportunity to do so. 'I dream of reaching the semi-finals at least though, but that isn't going to happen.' He shifted his gaze back to the floor again, suddenly aware of what he was doing again.

The journalist looked at her computer again to read out the final question. She read it, and it filled her with horror what she had to ask. She knew how Thomas hated personal questions from her reading up about him. Of course, he disliked interviews in general, but he especially disliked personal questions, especially about this topic. But she knew she had to ask it. Her boss would listen to the interview, and she knew he wanted all the questions she had been provided - some of which she had drafted herself and some which had been provided to her by her boss - on the threat of being fired. She hesitated, before reading out the question. 'There are rumours that you are into men.' she said, almost vomiting at having to ask this question. 'Would you like to respond to these rumours?' she said. She hated that question and found it extremely disrespectful, and knew that it was exactly the thing she shouldn't be asking, based on Thomas' reaction. He was sat there, shaking slightly and fidgeting in the chair. A tear fell down his cheek. This was the worst case scenario for him. This is why he hated interviews. He should have never done this interview. His stupid agent suggesting this to get his name out, to get sponsors. It doesn't work for him. Its who he is. He stood up, excusing himself from the interview, so quietly she barely heard it. He then ran out of the room, hiding his face in his hands. He never returned to that interview.

Later that day, a headline appeared on The Prodigy website. It read: 'Thomas Hutchon ran out of an interview when asked a probing question on the matter - does this confirm the rumours?' Underneath, the accredited author was Sarah Pilcox. This was not something she wanted to write. She was forced to write it.
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Antillia Masters - Round of 64 Round-up


It has been a real mixed bag of results in the Round of 64 of the Antillia Masters, both for the Eastfielder contingent and the tournament at large.

Singles go strong

After losing 4 of 6 singles participants in the round of 96, the Eastfielder contingent needed to steady the ship, and do so they did. The signs didn't look good early doors though, as Keeley Sinai, ranked 93rd in the world and the sixth ranked Eastfielder coming into Antillia, fell in straight sets to New Gelderland's Tommy West, the 21st seed. It was a tight match, as both players held their serve well, and it was a credit to both players that only two break points were available in the entire match, unfortunately both being put away by West against Sinai - once each midway through each set. Sinai can be proud of her performance against a player ranked 65 places above her and also with the fatigue of 4 tough matches behind her as well, alongside dragging this match out to two and a half hours despite there only being two sets.

It was a different story on the second day however, as the only seeded Eastfielder player in either competition took to the stage - Eastfielder number one Estela Fenton-Millington, with the 29 year old seeded 28th coming into the tournament. Her opponent was Mattijana's Maria Julenic, a new player to the tour who was ranked down in the 300s, but had just shown enough prowess on the clay courts to first win her qualifying group, then following up with a win in her first round match. The opening set was dispatched pretty quickly in just 21 minutes, with Estela only dropping seven points and the opening game on the way to wrapping it up 6-1. However, Julenic rallied in the second set, and made a statement early doors by breaking Estela's first service game, and then holding her serve to go 2-0 up. Service games were traded back and forth, with Julenic valiantly defending her advantage, especially at 3-2 up where she clawed back 4 break points from Estela in single game. In the end, Julenic couldn't hang on, and Estela broke her to level the set at 4-4. Julenic wouldn't give up that easily though, and almost broke straight back, but couldn't convert her three break points. In the end, though, it was Julenic who blinked first, being broken again in her last service game for Estela to go up 6-5 up - she saw out her last serve to seal her place in the Round of 32 with a 6-1, 7-5 win. There, she will face a formidable opponent in Mattias Burges, also from Mattijana, ranked 83rd with only half a season's worth of tournaments under his belt. However, Burges sealed his third round place with a tight three set victory over Schottia's 11th seed Jill Walker, following a convincing victory against Bilaal Bilclough in the first round and a perfect record in qualifying, so this will be a tough match for the Eastfielder number one.

Later in the day saw the participation of Giorgio Irani, fresh after his first round victory against Tobiasia's Paul Chinra to face lucky loser Jakob Au Ignaa of The Redvale, who was a surprise inclusion after the withdrawal of 30th seed Gabe Anderson before the match. And given the short notice between Anderson's replacement being announced and the match, Irani can be forgiven for not being up to speed with Ignaa's playing style, with the player ranked in the high 400s, barely missing qualification in Sinai's qualifying group, playing a baseline style that was quite different to Anderson's preference to come forwards. That disadvantage showed, as Irani had to scrape his way back from 3-1 down in the first set after being broken in his second service game, but Ignaa did well to hold his serve from that point, and saw out the set 6-4. The second set was a much closer affair, as Irani began to get to grips with Ignaa's style, and despite losing another early break to go 3-1 down, Irani began fighting back, with both players holding serve to 5-3, before breaking winning the next four games, with two breaks of serve, to rescue the second set 7-5. A deciding set beckoned, but Irani clicked through the gears and showed why he was in the top 60, breaking Ignaa early in some tight games to take the set to 2-0, before Ignaa's previous confidence deserted him, and Irani dominated, sweeping the final set 6-0 in just 24 minutes to book his match in the third round against 8th seed Ardil Navsal, who comfortably put aside Danjiella Zovic of Neu Engollon.

Doubles falter badly

In the first proper round of the doubles tournament, four of the six Eastfielder doubles pairs made their appearance, with the Brownings, and very surprisingly, Irani and Travers, failing to qualify. And by a strange quirk of the tournament draw, all four of the doubles pairs ended up being drawn into the same quarter-final bracket, meaning that, at best, there could only be one Eastfielder semi-finalist pair in Antillia. Whilst it is an unfortunate consequence of the draw, all the players and the ICELTA agreed that asking for a better distribution would be impractical, and left it at that. Not that it mattered in the end however, as it was a dreadful day for the doubles cohort.

The first match saw Fabiano Bishop and Sebas Hariri play the Mattijanan pair of Rikard Kampl and Dominika Lisicki, ranked 32nd in the world and with a 69 place gap between the two. And that difference showed, as Kampl and Lisicki simply dominated the entire match, only needing 70 minutes to put down the Eastfielder pair 6-2, 6-0, with Bishop and Hariri not even getting close to a break point and losing 10 straight games. The second match saw the 38th ranked pair of Rayford Wise and Dhaakir Prieto face off against New Gelderland's Jill Clarke and Melissa Herbert, ranked just two places below them. And it was a tight match to begin with, with neither pair giving an inch in the opening set until the very end, where a mishit volley beyond the baseline gave the Gelderish pair a break of serve to go 6-5 up, something that they capitalised on by seeing out the set 7-5. The second set was similarly tight, and Wise and Prieto will rue the two break points they were unable to convert early on in the set, as Clarke and Herbert responded in kind, but with more success as they converted their solitary break point to move 3-1 up in the set. They quickly rushed on to 4-1, and despite Wise and Prieto's best efforts, Clarke and Herbet held onto serve to see out the second set 6-3, booking their place in the Second Round.

The third match was an all Eastfielder contest, featuring the 2nd and 3rd ranked Eastfielder pairs in Phoebe Harvey/Berat Latif and Kiersten Bullock/Reina Jaber respectively, with only two places separating them in the top 25 of the NSTT rankings. Both pairs had breakthrough tournaments last season, with Harvey and Latif surprising everybody to finish as quarterfinalists in the AOpen Grand Slam, having been ranked outside the top 100 going into the tournament, and Bullock and Jaber also finishing highly in Krytenia as well. Unfortunately, only one of them could go through to face 10th seeds Anat ben Yonah and Hadar ben Ofer of the Kingdom of Judea. The first set was one where the result really didn't match the performance, as both pairs got their fair share of points, and plenty of them, but it was Bullock and Jaber who managed to edge each game, scoring three breaks from a possible 10 break point chances to take the first set 6-0 - Harvey and Latif themselves had 7 break point chances, showing just how tight this set actually was. The second set went much the same way, the scoreline really not telling the story, as this time Berat and Latif had the upper hand, scoring three breaks of serve whilst losing one of their own on the way to a 6-2 victory, taking the match to a final set decider. And in this final set, the games went very much to form, with both pairs trading breaks left, right and centre - Harvey and Latif, with the upper hand initially, broke Bullock and Jaber in their first service game to go 2-0 up, only to be broken back themselves in the following game. Bullock and Jaber then won the next three games, a brilliant drop shot sealing their second break of the set to go 4-2 up, but Berat and Latif weren't to be hounded out so easily, pushing back and taking the set to 5-3 with tough service holds on both sides, before seizing the upper hand, and with the luck of the court on a couple of decisions, won the next four games, breaking Bullock and Jaber twice on the way seal the set in 12 games, winning 0-6, 6-2, 7-5. Certainly an entertaining match for the neutrals here in Antillia, but a frustrating and exhausting one for the players as well.
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Making Sense of Antillia
1/30/2017 - Vyri Arcaina, chief correspondent

There have been a raft of upsets in the last couple of days - Max Aswick defeating Botack Andiam and Dani Mateus defeating Lonus Varalin, to name a few, both very surprising because both are generally regarded to be very strong on the clay surface. Fourth seed Cathy Krumins and 5th seed Johmer Vales - both winners of major titles - are out now as well, as well as defending champion Marisa Maradona. So how did we get here - and where do we go from now?

It does appear that some new players are finding their new forms - look at players like Mateus, who recently won two titles on the clay surface in Paradise City and Cadenza. Melissa Herbert is now looking ominous in form too, as she dispatched big-serving Noah Damaris with ease, on a run since her run to the Cadenza final last week; Ndakene and Gelderlish players, in particular, are looking to make an impact on the scene, especially considering the Gelderlish team missed this series last year, meaning there's a great opportunity for them to gain on points - especially now that a Gelderlish quarterfinalist is guaranteed.

So how do we make sense of what's going on? The only thing now for certain is that there will be more upsets, and lots of them. But let's take a crack at trying to predict the singles draw. In the top half, left wide open by Andiam's early departure, we have Max Aswick, who played two tough three-set matches after coming through qualifiers, will face Andrew Lamar in a showcase match; other ones include Amada v. Mareaux and Curson v. Brown. I think our two quarterfinal matches there will be Lamar vs. Clarke and Amada vs. Dovan - Lamar is the highest seed left in the top quarter of the draw, while I think that Clarke will easily make it through Corluka and, then, with her ominous form, make it past either Muir or Linip; Amada and Dovan look to be in a good position to take advantage of this draw, although blockbuster matchups, in Dovan's case with Marla Gerard, could await in the fourth round.

In the bottom half, Dani Mateus appears to be the early favorite to reach the quartefinals; to face her, I would pick Dioro Hansil to face her, because of his easier draw - except for Nico Angelo - and because of his higher seeding. The bottom quarter will be extremely interesting - no seeds in the top part, while both the eighth and ninth intact in the bottom part. For the top part, I think Penderyn will make it - his tennis looked effortless in his defeat of bat Dor. And, in an interesting fourth round match, I think Navsal will beat Neia Dovan in three sets to set up a meeting with Penderyn.

In the end, I have Lamar defeating Clarke, Amada defeating Dovan, Mateus defeating Hansil, and Navsal defeating Penderyn in the quarterfinals; in the semifinals, I predict Amada to defeat Lamar and Navsal to defeat Mateus, with Navsal winning the whole shabang. At least, that would be my pick for old time's sake; I could easily see Lamar, Dovan, or Mateus winning the whole thing as well, especially with the confusion and chaos penetrating the draw. We shall see what plays out, though, and keep watching - after all, these shocks make our sport interesting.
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Antillia - Singles - Round of 32, Day 1
Max Aswick (NGD)                   6   7
Andrew Lamar (NGD) 4 5

Melissa Herbert (NGD) 4 5
Tommy West (NGD) 6 7

Alexander Linip (MRC) 6 3 7
John Muir (SCH) 3 6 5

Jill Clarke (NGD) 6 4 6
Aljaž Corluka (MTJ) 3 6 4

Andy Amada (CEN) 5 6 6
Felice Mareaux (NEG) 7 3 3

Alice Curson (ETN) 2 3
Stephanie Brown (NGD) 6 6

Kika Dovan (CEN) 6 2 6
Gisela Stefanovic (SRB) 2 6 4

Marla Gerard (NEG) 6 3
Harry Blackwood (NGD) 7 6


Antillia - Doubles - Round of 32, Day 1
Elia Xal/Fia Xal (CEN)                     6   6   6
Kika Dovan/Neia Dovan (CEN) 3 7 4

Sonya Gredello/Rosa Levinsky (ETM) 2 3
Marcel Jamil/Lynton Shelley (NDA) 6 6

Ellela Thotan/Ciache Nagya (CEN) 4 6 7
Andy Amada/Noah Damaris (CEN) 6 3 5

Peter McLeod/Anna Jones (SCH) 5 2
Glenn Benoit/Drummond Hamilton (NDA) 7 6

Coosal Darlcheri/Gyrachor Rentos (CEN) 7 6
Ioana au Fuse/Ela au Fuse (REV) 5 1

Dioro Hansil/Lonus Varalin (CEN) 4 6 5
Mark Southgate/Megan Elliott (NGD) 6 4 7

Leo Garry/Elizabeth Quehall (BRI) 6 6 6
Blair Forest/Donny Knight (QAD) 4 7 4

Andrew Lamar/Jack Algernon (NGD) 6 7
Rafferty Henri/Karissa Macy (NDA) 0 6
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Antillia - Singles - Round of 32, Day 2
Dani Mateus (NDA)                  4   6   7
Thomas Hutchon (ETN) 6 3 6

Jill Walker (SCH) 6 6
Estela Fenton-Millington (EFL) 2 4

Dioro Hansil (CEN) 5 0
Nico Angelo (ETN) 7 6

Mayeso Kayden (NDA) 5 6 5
Ty Kanelious (QAD) 7 2 7

Jeanna Hakim (NDA) 6 6
Dominic Ripaldi (NEG) 4 4

Liam Penderyn (NGD) 6 6
Louis Amada (CEN) 3 2

Ardil Navsal (CEN) 6 4 6
Giorgio Irani (EFL) 3 6 3

Neia Dovan (CEN) 7 6
Mark Southgate (NGD) 6 2


Antillia - Doubles - Round of 32, Day 2
Val Korekal/Jac Iegis (CEN)                7   6
Rikard Kampl/ Dominika Lisicki (MTJ) 5 0

Mattias Doerwald/Thierry Garzala (NEG) 3 4
Jill Clarke/Melissa Herbert (NGD) 6 6

Will Nolovor/Kell Korden (CEN) 6 6
Tommy West/Stephanie Brown (NGD) 2 2

Anat ben Yonah/Hadar ben Ofer (JUD) 6 6
Phoebe Harvey/Berat Latif (EFL) 3 3

Perger Rianor/Ricpeer Rianor (CEN) 0 6 6
Kara Dragovic/ Jelena Svitolina (MTJ) 6 4 4

Liam Penderyn/Harry Blackwood (NGD) 7 7
Jack Parminus/Adam Stratesimov (MRC) 6 6

Oscar Bowermars/Julie Syncole (ETN) 6 3
Botack Andiam/Johmer Vales (CEN) 7 6

Rob Westfelt/Ken Gates (SCH) 6 6
Max Aswick/Noah Lennox (NGD) 3 4
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Antillia Hotel

The next day after the drama in Dani Zovic’s room, and out in the hallway, the Neu Engollian women were heading down the hall to the elevators that would bring them to the hotel lobby. Marla was in the lead, with Dani, Felice and Alma bringing up the rest of the pack. Karina was out at the courts already warming up.

They all arrived at the elevators at the same time. Marla was the first to acknowledge their opponents from the Serbian Empire who reached out for the button simultaneously.
“Oh, Hi! How are you all doing? Heading out to the matches or do you all have a bit of down time now?”

“Just enjoying the rest of the matches to study the Cenians who keep overpowering us at this point. But there’s plenty of down time between the Kika Dovan-Harry Blackwood match. Both of us are now out of contention at this point, but a top 32 for Gisela isn’t too bad. I got bounced out in the opening round of match play myself.” Marisa said.

Gisela agreed,
“Yeah, it’s a bit of fun, but I’ll be practicing with a weighted racket later once I learn where Karina is. Just have to send some words of encouragement since I know that feeling about five or ten tournaments ago it seemed like I was going nowhere. Then this season, it’s been a blast. I’ve made it out of group play or got an automatic advance to match play in all of them. Hard work pays off.”

“Sorry about your matches. We’ve all had pretty similar luck this series. Hard work does usually pay off,” Marla answered. “We’ve all been working hard, or most of us have anyway…” She glanced at Dani, “...and it still feels like we’re getting nowhere, but that’s the story of Neu Engollian sports in general, I think. Karina is just newer to the feeling than us and is taking it a bit harder. This is her first big NSTT series. She’s my sister, by the way. I think she’s getting some court time in at one of the practice courts, even though she’s not playing any matches now.”

Alma Semmes added,
“Yeah, it’s been a rough start for the year when we had higher hopes to do better than how we wrapped up last year. I think we’ll just have to keep training and working harder to come in blazing to the next NSTT tournament.”

Felice also joined the conversation,
“Now that most of us girls are out, perhaps some of us could join you in watching the Cenian matches?”

Gisela added,
“I’ll probably be looking around the practice courts then as to strengthen my serve. It seems to be improving incrementally but not enough to push me to victory over Cenians. Then I’ll be watching the matches.”

Marisa spoke,
“That’d be a great idea. Maybe we can find something within the play of those who advanced to improve our game. It’s bound to be fun. Anyways, Gisela? Where are you heading?”

Gisela responded,
“I’m heading to the practice courts to get more strength into my serve. It lacks the velocity to win against the elite without turning it into a marathon where they have to schedule a singles match at 8 in the morning as to fit in our doubles matches. I’d sure like to get an extra hour or two to either be able to stay up later and sleep in.”

Marla looked to Gisela,
“I’ll join you. Maybe we could get a friendly match in? Plus, I want to check up on Karina out there.”

Felice faced Marisa,
“So, then maybe the rest of us will join you to watch the matches.”
She looked to Alma and Dani.

Dani: “Yeah, why not? I’ve got nothing better to do.”

Alma said nothing, but just nodded cheerful acceptance.

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Antillia - Singles - Round of 16, Day 1
Max Aswick (NGD)                   3   2
Tommy West (NGD) 6 6

Alexander Linip (MRC) 3 1
Jill Clarke (NGD) 6 6

Andy Amada (CEN) 4 2
Stephanie Brown (NGD) 6 6

Kika Dovan (CEN) 6 6
Harry Blackwood (NGD) 3 2


Antillia - Doubles - Round of 16, Day 1
Elia Xal/Fia Xal (CEN)                     6   6
Marcel Jamil/Lynton Shelley (NDA) 2 4

Ellela Thotan/Ciache Nagya (CEN) 6 6
Glenn Benoit/Drummond Hamilton (NDA) 2 3

Coosal Darlcheri/Gyrachor Rentos (CEN) 3 3
Mark Southgate/Megan Elliott (NGD) 6 6

Leo Garry/Elizabeth Quehall (BRI) 6 3 2
Andrew Lamar/Jack Algernon (NGD) 2 6 6
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Antillia - Singles - Round of 16, Day 2
Dani Mateus (NDA)         6   6
Mattias Burges (MTJ) 2 4

Nico Angelo (ETN) 7 7
Ty Kanelious (QAD) 5 5

Jeanna Hakim (NDA) 3 6 2
Liam Penderyn (NGD) 6 4 6

Ardil Navsal (CEN) 6 6
Neia Dovan (CEN) 4 2



Antillia - Doubles - Round of 16, Day 2
Val Korekal/Jac Iegis (CEN)                6   6
Jill Clarke/Melissa Herbert (NGD) 4 3

Will Nolovor/Kell Korden (CEN) 6 6
Anat ben Yonah/Hadar ben Ofer (JUD) 3 0

Perger Rianor/Ricpeer Rianor (CEN) 3 4
Liam Penderyn/Harry Blackwood (NGD) 6 6

Botack Andiam/Johmer Vales (CEN) 6 3 3
Rob Westfelt/Ken Gates (SCH) 2 6 6
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Antillia - Singles - Quarterfinals
Tommy West (NGD)          7   6
Jill Clarke (NGD) 5 1

Stephanie Brown (NGD) 5 6 6
Kika Dovan (CEN) 7 3 1

Dani Mateus (NDA) 3 3
Nico Angelo (ETN) 6 6

Liam Penderyn (NGD) 5 6 3
Ardil Navsal (CEN) 7 3 6


Antillia - Doubles - Quarterfinals
Elia Xal/Fia Xal (CEN)                  3   6   6
Ellela Thotan/Ciache Nagya (CEN) 6 3 4

Mark Southgate/Megan Elliott (NGD) 6 6 7
Andrew Lamar/Jack Algernon (NGD) 7 3 5

Val Korekal/Jac Iegis (CEN) 2 6 3
Will Nolovor/Kell Korden (CEN) 6 0 6

Liam Penderyn/Harry Blackwood (NGD) 6 2 6
Rob Westfelt/Ken Gates (SCH) 1 6 3
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Antillia - Singles - Semifinals
Tommy West (NGD)          7   1   1
Stephanie Brown (NGD) 5 6 6

Nico Angelo (ETN) 4 3
Ardil Navsal (CEN) 6 6


Antillia - Doubles - Semifinals
Elia Xal/Fia Xal (CEN)                  2   4
Mark Southgate/Megan Elliott (NGD) 6 6

Will Nolovor/Kell Korden (CEN) 6 7 7
Liam Penderyn/Harry Blackwood (NGD) 7 6 5
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Antillia - Singles - Final
Stephanie Brown (NGD)     7   6
Ardil Navsal (CEN) 6 2


Antillia - Doubles - Final
Mark Southgate/Megan Elliott (NGD)     1   6   6
Will Nolovor/Kell Korden (CEN) 6 3 3
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Postby The Serbian Empire » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:36 pm

Gisela responding to Marla,
“Why not, you’ll even see how much slower the weighted racket makes my swing. But the purpose of it is to increase my velocity with my regular game racket. Usually I practice with either Marisa or with Jade Oreskovic, but another perspective might be able to improve me further. Jade’s a bit raw on experience which limits how much good feedback I can get. Marisa’s pretty much an ever present aspect but she might be where I can’t tell if she’s coddling me or not anymore. As to why, I’ll explain later.”

Marisa spoke up
“The more the merrier when it comes to viewing the games.”

Felice grabbed the elevator as it opened.
“Alright, well then. Let’s head out.”

The women all got in the elevator and headed for the lobby.
Marla continued the conversation.
“I like training with weighted rackets, too, actually, Gisela. I have a Head and a Wilson that are weighted for training purposes. The Wilson I usually use to practice my back hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring them with me to Astyria, so...I’ll just be using my regular Head Graphene Touch.”
She slapped at the case slung over her shoulder. The more she thought about it, the more she wondered if Karina had brought a weighted racket with her. It was very possible. She’d have to ask when they got to the practice courts.

Gisela’s eyes lit up before responding.
“I’ve noticed that many of my compatriots don’t use them yet. I think only Jade Oreskovic and Ria Valentia openly admit to using such. Don’t know why Marisa doesn’t use them, but then she likes to use a racket with more spin that looks stylish. As for myself, I’ve been utilizing a weighted Head with 18X20 string pattern for practice and a non-weighted one for proper matches. It seems odd for someone to weigh down a heavy racket for control play, but I often have someone film my practices so I can spot wasted movement in my swing. Slowing the swing down makes it easier to spot.”

“Oh totally,” Marla Gerard nodded emphatically, “I do the same thing. I set up a couple video cameras for different angles, some Schwyz Logiztik hi tech jobs that are kind of like those Go Pro things. But you only use the weighted rackets for practice right? I mean...Have you ever forgot and brought one out for a real match?”

Meanwhile, Felice, Alma and Dani rode down in pleasant silence, just listening to Marla go on about her training regimen. Dani actually looked quite bored.

Gisela stood silent for a few seconds trying to remember when was the last time she forgot the weighted racket. “I’ve done it a few times, last time was when I went to Ceni. Safe to say it’s easy to get crushed by Cenians when your routine is messed up. As for the first question, I’ve played with a weighted racket during a match and somehow won. But I know they weren’t highly ranked and the match went longer than it usually does. Is anyone getting bored?”

Marla laughed in surprise.
“Wow! Well done then. A win is a win, especially if you handicapped yourself that way.”

At Gisela’s last question, the women all looked around and shook their heads, even Danjiella, who was lying but not ready to cause confrontation over it.
“No. Not me.”

“Huh-uh.”

“Nope, just listening, Gisela.”

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Albergaria - Draw Info
Singles - Main Draw

Singles - Qualifying Draw
Group 1
Sukaina Yunan (EFL)
Maria Julenic (MTJ)
Abigail Stevens (ETN)
Nik au Ignaa (REV)

Group 2
Marisa Celeste Frieri (SRB)
Andrea Palmannerson (MRC)
Danny Wallson (TOB)
Jurgen DiPasso (NEG)

Group 3
Jim Cowie (SCH)
Jonum Korlovia (MRC)
Mihai Carolus Maro (NTN)
Jade Oreskovic (SRB)

Group 4
Gisela Stefanovic (SRB)
Ioana Amúlio Constantinescu (NTN)
Ofra bat Dekel (JUD)
Rog Ion Tralito (NTN)

Group 5
Aljaž Isaac (EFL)
Jane Smith (TOB)
Odell Bristol (NDA)
Claudius Ion Varro (NTN)

Group 6
Bradyn Burn (EFL)
Tony Tuk (QAD)
Rob Canson (TOB)
Emma au Fuse de Maris (REV)

Group 7
Dominika Lisicki (MTJ)
Sami Dominikanov (MTJ)
Edmund Wilkinson (ETN)
Marco Vrient (NEG)

Group 8
Alexander Linip (MRC)
Jess Peterson (TOB)
Karina Gerard (NEG)
Edward Hinton (ETN)

Group 9
Carus Lurious (SCH)
Maritania Cross (NDA)
Paisley Brazzos (QAD)
Patrice Lang (REV)

Group 10
Hadar ben Ofer (JUD)
Izara Sava (MTJ)
Benjamin Thompson (ETN)
Jaxton Monty (QAD)

Group 11
Ofir bat Paz (JUD)
Kate Esposito (REV)
Lou Herriot (NDA)
Vladimir Ivanovic Ivanov (SRB)

Doubles - Main Draw

Doubles - Qualifying Draw
Group 1
Kiersten Bullock/Reina Jaber (EFL)
Iohanna Márcia Enderssen-Moura/Maria Cláudia Amúlio (NTN)
Sam Jones/Danny Wallson (TOB)

Group 2
Marisa Celeste Frieri/Gisela Stefanovic (SRB)
Mihai Carolus Maro/Claudius Ion Varro (NTN)
Dominic Ripaldi/Kurt Dragic (NEG)

Group 3
Terry Rèben/Icy Mellows (QAD)
Adam Bennet/Thomas Winston (ETN)
Manasses Henryson/Itri Rider (NDA)

Group 4
Alma Semmes/Danjiella Zovic (NEG)
Furaha Abraham/Brooke Géroux (NDA)
Goran Petrovic/Ria Valentia (SRB)

Group 5
Phoebe Harvey/Berat Latif (EFL)
Luke Pool/Mike Del Collo (SCH)
Emma au Fuse de Maris/Kate Esposito (REV)

Group 6
Rikard Kampl/ Dominika Lisicki (MTJ)
Jonum Korlovia/Johanna Korlovia (MRC)
Niamh Livreson/Samanthe Berry (ETN)

Group 7
Livnat bat Avram/Arieh ben Daniyyel (JUD)
Rob Canson/Jess Peterson (TOB)
Patrice Lang/Nik au Ignaa (REV)

Group 8
Jack McDonell/Alan Alexander (SCH)
Måns Zowzer/Timmy Yukon (QAD)
Kara Dragovic/ Jelena Svitolina (MTJ)
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