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[Tennis/NSTT] Indoor hard court season 6 [RP/Results]

Postby Electrum » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:03 pm

NationStates Tennis Tour Indoor Hard Court season 6 RP thread

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The Nationstates Tennis Tour welcomes all tennis athletes to the indoor hard court season. We have two new tournaments and a returning team tournament this season. The NationStates Tennis Tour, and its previous iteration, the Association of Tennis Professionals, has been running for six seasons (years).

This thread will be the thread where roleplays and results will be posted for the three indoor hard court tournaments of the season. In order, these tournaments are:
  • River Cities Open (Tier 2) hosted in Shinzoba, Damukuni
  • Ubung Open (Tier 1) hosted in Ubung, Pemecutan
  • International Tennis Trophy (Team Event) hosted in Somer, Electrum

This thread OP will contain general information about the timeline for the three tournaments, whereas the next three posts will contain specific information for each of the tournaments, including information about the host city and draws/schedules.

Scorination Details
All NSTT tournaments will be scorinated on xkoranate with advantage sets. Grand slam singles tournaments will be best of five sets, all other tournaments, including grand slam doubles tournaments will be best of three sets. The logarithm points will be used, so that the vast inequalities in total points don't mean predictable matches. To determine the seeding and points of doubles pairings, the average of the sum of the doubles players logarithmic rankings will be used. Draws for both the singles and doubles competition will follow the normal procedures undertaken by the ITF.

All roleplays are scored, with quality over quantity emphasized. Multiple roleplays submitted on the same day will be counted as one larger whole. All players without a ranking will have a skill level equal to the lowest main draw player's logarithmic points.

Where there are more entrants than available places, a knock-out qualification round is played.

At the conclusion of each tournament, rankings are updated to reflect the new points earned by players. These points last one year/season.

Links
NSTT Indoor hard court season 6 sign-up thread
NSTT Season 6 tournament timeline and rankings
NSTT Discussion/OOC thread
NSTT Discord server

Timeline (all times in UTC)
2 Nov - sign-ups begin
0005 10 Nov - River Cities Open sign-ups close
14 Nov to 20 Nov - River Cities Open
1200 20 Nov - Ubung Open sign-ups close
23 Nov to 30 Nov Ubung Open
0900 30 Nov - International Tennis Trophy sign-ups close
3 Dec to 11 Dec International Tennis Trophy
14 Dec to 20 Dec End of season tournaments (to be held in a separate RP thread)
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ASSOCIATION CODES
ACS Acastanha [PCU]
AQL Aqual
ETM Electrum
GGY Gergary
GRU Grearia (Grearish Union)
HTK Hebitaka
HSP Hispinas [GGY]
KHD Kohnhead
MTJ Mattijana
NEG Neu Engollon
NWK Northwest Kalactin
PCU Permecutan
RCN Reçueçn
SHT Sharktail
SQR Squidroidia
TJU TJUN-ia
TWI Twicetagria (Twicetagram and JYPe)

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THE RIVER CITIES OPEN
1st Edition

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A NSTT Tier 2 Event

Welcome to the inaugural River Cities Open, Damukuni's first-ever NSTT contest! Held in the beautiful city of Shinzoba, along the bank of the Orokana River, this final Tier 2 contest will be a breath of fresh air - and a cool drink of water, for those who desire - to the Tennis Tour's budding prodigies, rising stars, and people who are too lazy to care those wanting a second chance, a shot at redemption, that fell through the cracks in Tier 1...

ABOUT DAMUKUNI
Damukuni is an interplanetary federation of 22 states with a diverse mix of cultures and customs. While its people tend to be extremely socially conservative, they are generally friendly and warm-welcoming towards strangers and cultural opponents. Religious service is a dominating force in Damukunians' lives, with either the Catholic Church (Damukunian Rite) or the Evangelical Free Church being named by over 86% of the population, but religious liberty, as well as personal freedom, are foundational cornerstones to every culture's principle, from the ritualistic Lunigans to the happy-go-lucky South Aqmu peoples to the cautiously optimistic 'Habutchiq (native Damukunians).

As Damukuni speaks several regional languages, from Lunigan in Islana Lunigo (one attending the event would probably never experience one unless they went on a special trip), to Aqmu by the Aqmu peoples, to English by the Qads, to Damugengo by the 'Habutchiq, English is the binding language that holds all of these cultures together as one nation, so if one knows it well, it will get you by.

Shinzoba itself, as one of the two River Cities, sits across the Orokana River from Nasutani City, the capital of the state of Nasutani. (OOC: It's basically like Minneapolis to MN's state capital of St. Paul!) Both cities have much to see and do, from hiking the majestic Ayakoma mountain range (about 25 km) to the north, to taking a dip at the famed Nasutani Ayakoma Onsen just south of the city limit, to riding the Gas Giant Coaster at 7Flags® River Cities near the middle of town (yes, the amusement park is smack dab in the middle), to shaking hands with state government officials at the Nasutani State Capitol Building, to experiencing the Birthplace of the Damukuni Football Association at the Shinzoba-zayu (the outdoor multisport stadium) - there's something for everyone here!

STADIUM INFORMATION
BIGSTAR® Indoor Sports Plaza, 4-9-3 Shuyama, 5-chome, Shinzoba, NT M-4709 (capacity: 10,400)
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Shinzoba's premier location for indoor sport is proud to host NSTT's second-division event this year. Located right on the Orokana river, its southwestern edge overlooks the city of Nasutani.

Directions: (Please note Damukuni drives on the left side of the road)

From River Cities/Matsushita International Airport: Take N Airport Rd south to the M-25 (Airport/Minurai JCT). Follow the M-25 south to JCT 35/Sakurai Mid-Cities JCT (SR-67). Turn right, following SR-67 (Dori Inegai-Shoryuda) west 10 blocks to Southern Blvd. Turn right; the stadium will be on your left. If you cross the Eri Dometo Bridge into Nasutani City, you have gone too far.

From Atarashii-Damushuto International Airport: Take the M-50 to JCT 23A (M-30/M-230) West. Take the right fork for the M-30 (signs for Shinzoba/Nasutani/West Bay) and travel 350 km to Saburo-Kendai JCT (JCT 52) onto A-706. Follow A-706 west into the city of Shinzoba 18 blocks. A-706 becomes SR-67/A-706. Follow SR-67 for 19 more blocks, pass under the M-25. Go west 10 more blocks to Southern Blvd. Turn right; the stadium will be on your left. If you cross the Eri Dometo Bridge into Nasutani City, you have gone too far.


The Draw

Singles

Preliminary Round
Jener Hivestalovic (TWI)—Arlo Vallez (HSP)
Timito Belmontes (HSP)—Anastasia Greigorvin (TWI) (fixture corrected due to procedural error)

Round of 64
Jeff Rogers (GRU)—Jener Hivestalovic (TWI)/Arlo Vallez (HSP)
Anthony Powers (KHD)—Teegan Sosa (GRU)
Lucy Muneer (SHT)—Alya Elyas (SHT)
Austin McDanielson (TJU)—Tristan Delisle (RCN)
Martha McNeil (GRU)—Aoi Kanto (HTK)
Harold Crawley (TJU)—Jana Aliki (MTJ)
Bianka Arendt (GGY)—Grace Kovalt (KHD)
Alex Rivera (NWK)—Niels Alberink (SQR)
Chad Cilsertin (KHD)—Rina Leverov (TWI)
Lucas Parvash (ACS)—Justin White (NWK)
Daniel Cervantes (AQL)—Fayna Topalo (NEG)
Marcus Hathwar (ETM)—Kurt Dragic (NEG)
Sami Dominikanov (MTJ)—Swetha Raj (HTK)
Eckehard Blumenberg (GGY)—Margie Brown (GRU)
Philippe Baloui (TJU)—Jester Roy (HTK)
Houston Sawyer (SQR)—Joe Fernández (NWK)
Donat Kis (GGY)—Timito Belmontes (HSP)/Anastasia Greigorvin (TWI)
Jack Ho (ETM)—Eva Sarvan (ACS)
Maddison Scott (ETM)—Dan Puklavec (MTJ)
Armin Miksa (GGY)—Davi Malakkar (ACS)
Alan Sanchez (NWK)—Yaiza Rubi (HSP)
Dewa Ayu Cintya Dewi (PCU)—Sophie Bellavie (NEG)
Felipe de la Rosa (TJU)—Ikram Fawz (SHT)
Lara Navarro (AQL)—Iris Bergadhga (ACS)
Livinia Moore (ETM)—Perrin Kruistalov (TWI)
Toma Karga (SQR)—Sílvia García (AQL)
Arthur Leloup (RCN)—Carlos Márquez (AQL)
Elke Hartung (NEG)—Grady Maccay (KHD)
Luh Putu Yundari (PCU)—Jesus Grego (HSP) (fixture corrected due to procedural error)
Hildebrant Weisgerber (RCN)—Diệp Van der Hout (SQR)
Maria Julenic (MTJ)—Nazri Robert (SHT)
Komang Agus Artawan (PCU)—Thibaut Berthelot (RCN)

Doubles

Preliminary Round
Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (SQR)—Tamara Takacs/Albert Taussig (TWI)
Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY)—Tadin Yusmuvech/Dmitri Kalarkhine (TWI)
Fayna Topalo/Sophie Bellavie (NEG)—Carrol Water/Cherrie Kane (SHT)
Jasmina Soflik/Sofia Loranovic (MTJ)—Arlo Vallez/Timito Belmontes (HSP)
Carlos Márquez/Garbiñe Flor (AQL)—Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU)
Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK)—Anabella Barrio/Carito Ramo (HSP)
Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar (ACS)—Kaui Kamakawiwoʻole/Philippe Baloui (TJU)
Kurt Dragic/Jurgen DiPasso (NEG)—Bradley Kohnface/Carter Kanasaw (KHD)
Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN)—Karina Belledov/Jeyna Tniverdov (TWI)
Putu Listya Dewi/Putu Ayu Maherani (PCU)—Shima Kuyo/Tanya Kumari (HTK)
Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR)—Margie Brown/Teegan Sosa (GRU)
Adelinde Günther (RCN)/Tristan Delisle—Izara Alina/Dominik Kuhn (MTJ)
Erin Maldry/Anna Humpford (KHD)—Diana Jansen/Haikal Jansen (SHT)

Round of 16
Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)
Miguel Taberon/Pedro Arrachar (ACS)
Ilham Nugraha/Jayadi Ahmad (PCU)
13 pairs from preliminary round

Your first cutoff (singles preliminary round only) is 15 November 2020 at 03:00 UTC (local host time: the 14th, 10 PM ET [USA]).
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ABOUT
Pemecutan is a union of 6 petty kingdoms, located in south central of Melayu Archipelago. A constitutional and elective monarchy, the country balancing itself between tradition and modernity. The majority of the people are Girian and Mandaran ethnicity with many others minority ethnics which makes the country even more diverse. English have been one of the 3 official languages in the country, together with Bahasa and Hanacaraka. Other recognized languages are Kacara (which is recognized in Soracana Islands State) and Malay (which is recognized in Jimbarwana State). The tourist will be easily communicate with the locals by using English. As a tourism country, some of the citizen also able to speak other languages.

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View of the city from Gangga Waterfront

Ubung is located in the northern shore of Giri Island. It is the largest city in Pemecutan in term of population with more than 700,000 people reside in the city. The city was incorporated in 1929, in the first wave of administrative changes in the country. It is created by merging 7 villages including the former capital of Ulunusa State, Barunajaya and Ubung Village itself. The city have been emerge as the economic powerhouse of the country with many companies have their headquarters there. The economy of the city is also supported by Port of Ubung (the busiest port in Pemecutan), cinematic and media industry among others. Ubung is also divided by two rivers, Uluan River in the east and Gangga River to its west.


THE VENUE
For the inaugural event of Ubung Open, the organizer select Gangga Assembly Hall as the venue. A multipurpose building, Gangga Assembly Hall is located in Merta Gangga District in the northwest of the city near Gangga Beach, one of tourism spot in Ubung. The venue is a complex of two main buildings, Gangga Center (the larger) and Segara Hall. For the competition, both buildings will be change to accommodate 12 courts, 7 in Gangga Center and 5 in Segara Hall.

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Gangga Center

Seven courts will be develop in Gangga Center. The Main Hall will be hosted the Main Court which for this event will be name Baruna Court. The court is accommodate with 2,500 seats. The second court is Nusa Indah Court which is created from Nusa Indah Hall and it is accommodate with 1,000 seats. The other 5 courts will be located in the East and West Wing of the building. These courts is numbered from Gangga-1 to Gangga-5 and all of them can hold 500 seats. A media center will also be build for the press.

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Segara Hall

Another five courts will be establish in Segara Hall. The courts are similar in size with 500 - 1,000 seats per courts. The courts are numberedfrom Segara-1 to Segara-5. Another media center will also be build in this building for the press coverage.

Players that come via air will be arriving at Ubung-Satria International Airport which is around 11 km south of Ubung city center. From here, they will be escorted by private vehicle to their resting place at The Bale Ubung Hotel or Ubung Jineng Hotel. Both hotels are within close distance to the venue.

DRAWING & SCHEDULE
SINGLE COMPETITION
There are 84 confirmed players from 21 nations. From these, only 64 players that will playing in the Main Draw. 40 of them will be playing in the Preliminary Round while the top 44 (including 7 Wild Card players based on procedural guidelines) are directly advance into the Main Draw.


Preliminary Round
Davi Malakkar (ACS) vs Diep van der Hout (SQR)
Shinji Makauchi (TJU) vs Ronny Doth (HTK)
Martha McNeil (GRU) vs Farukh Daruni (HTK)
Margie Brown (GRU) vs Ion Victor Amulio (NTN)
Fredrik Stagnelius (PUG) vs Hana Kaori (NTN)
Tegan Sosa (GRU) vs Augusta Bjornstjarna (PUG)
Maddison Scott (ETM) vs Yaiza Rubi (HSP)
Marco Vrient (NEG) vs Veronica Kinescu (TWI)
Eva Sarvan (ACS) vs Iohanna Maria Enderssen-Moura (NTN)
Daniel Cervantes (AQL) vs Rof Leshner (HTK)
Felice Mareaux (NEG) vs Niels Alberink (SQR)
Niken Subdula (NWK) vs Timito Belmontes (HSP)
Arthur Leloup (RCN) vs Jan Huiystev (TWI)
Luke Subdonez (NWK) vs Gregory Huemenn (INS)
Armin Miksa (GGY) vs Mathew Giovannni (INS)
Tangeus Falk (PUG) vs Iris Bergadhga (ACS)
Karina Gerard (NEG) vs Arlo Vallez (HSP)
Bianka Arendt (GGY) vs Pinaria Gyustandev (TWI)
Toma Karga (SQR) vs Diana Jansen (SHT)
Julia Devoningstan (NWK) vs Stephen Saltswoon (INS)

DOUBLE COMPETITION
There are 40 confirmed pair from 20 nations that will compete in the competition. Of these, 16 of them will be compete in the Preliminary Round while 24 of them are directly advance to the Main Draw.


Preliminary Round
Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY) vs Julia Devoningstan/Luke Subdonez (NWK)
Oka Sulastra Luh Putu Yundari (PCU) vs Yurga Andonov/Karna Dmitriev (TWI)
Jordi Perez/Ruben Perez (AQL) vs Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (SQR)
Jack Ho/Bradley Kohnface (ETM/KHD) vs Samantha Budjedston/Peter Feachell (INS)
Felice Mareaux/Danjiella Zovic (NEG) vs Iohanna Marcia Enderssen-Moura/Maria Claudia Amulio (NTN)
Jeff Rogers/Leanne Stewart (GRU) vs Vishal Kumar/Suzan David (HTK)
Bahari Zack/Diana Jansen (SHT) vs Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar (ACS)
Kim Li Bo/Mei Li Bo (TJU) vs Arlo Vallez/Timito Belmontes (HSP)

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
Date         Event
23/11 Preliminary Round - Single Competition
24/11 Round 64 - Single Competition
Preliminary Round - Double Competition
25/11 Round 32 - Single Competition
Round 32 - Double Competition
26/11 Round 16 - Single Competition
Round 16 - Double Competition
27/11 Quarterfinal - Single Competition
Quarterfinal - Double Competition
28/11 Semi Final - Single Competition
Semi Final - Double Competition
29/11 Day-Off (Break Day)
30/11 Final - Single Competition
Final - Double Competition

* Cutoff is around 2 - 4 pm Indonesian Central Time/UTC +8 (6 - 8 AM GMT)

Nation Trigram
ACS     Acastanha (Pemecutan)
AQL Aqual
CEN Ceni
ETM Electrum
GGY Gergary
GRU The Grearish Union
HSP Hispinas (Gergary)
HTK Hebitaka
INS Indusse
KHD Kohnhead
MTJ Mattijana
NEG Neu Engollon
NTN Natanians and Nosts
NWK Northwest Kalactin
PCU Pemecutan
PUG Gnejs (Prosaic Union of Gnejs)
RCN Recuecn
SHT Sharktail
SQR Squidroidia
TJU Tjun-ia
TWI Twicetagria (Twicetagram and JYPe)

Challonge Bracket Link
Ubung Open - Single Competition
Ubung Open - Double Competition
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The Electrum Lawn Tennis Association is proud to present the fourth edition of the International Tennis Trophy. Situated at the end of the indoor hard court season, this unique format where players compete for their country is the last opportunity for players to earn points for the NSTT Finals. Somer, Electrum has been selected to host this tournament, as compensation for losing its clay court grand slam privileges.

Instead of being held on beachside clay courts, this tournament will be hosted entirely indoors at the Somersville Convention Centre, with the large convention centre spaces being refitted for tennis. All courts are temperature controlled to ensure the optimal level of play.

Particulars
The Somersville Convention Centre comprises of three courts. These are Centre Court, Court 1 and Court 2. All courts are indoor and roofed. Centre Court has a capacity of 20,000 and is the showcase court. Court 1 and 2 are identical, and will have a capacity of 5,000 each. Each court will host two round robin matches per day, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening.

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As always, accommodation and transportation to Somer is provided free of charge with players flying directly to Somer, Electrum's carnival city. Somer is well known for its crystalline beaches and its many and varied theme parks.

Electrum, the country
The currency is the Credit, a card based currency. Paper money, such as the Universal Standard Dollar, is not widely accepted except in hotels and banks (even beggars have their own Credit terminals), so it is recommended to get these cards which are incredibly convenient to use. In general, the laws of Electrum are relaxed, with restrictions on the most serious of crimes as well as bans on smoking in certain areas and bans of 'hard' drugs only.

Format
24 nations will participate in six groups of four. Nations will be ranked on the sum of the log points of their best two submitted singles athletes and the best doubles pair. Teams will then be drawn from four pots to make the six groups. Group winners and the best two runners up advance to the quarterfinals (tiebreakers are matches won, then set percentage, then games percentage).

Each matchday will consist of three rubbers -- two singles matches (top ranked players play against each other, second ranked players play against each other) and one doubles match. All rubbers will be played, and rankings points are available for winning. Winning in later rounds and winning against higher ranked opponents will yield more points. There is a maximum of 1,500 points up for grabs.

Groups

Group A
Electrum
Sharktail
Grearish Union
San Ortelio

Group B
Aqual
Britonisea
Acastanha
Indusse

Group C
Mattijana
Northwest Kalactin
Squidroidia
Yerapia

Group D
Ceni
TJUN-ia
Natanians and Nosts
Hebitaka

Group E
Pemecutan
Neu Engollon
Gnejs
Hispania

Group F
Recuecn
Kohnhead
Gergary
Twicetagria

Knockout rounds
Winner group C vs Lower ranked runner-up
Winner group B vs Winner group F
Winner group D vs Winner group E
Winner group A vs Higher ranked runner-up

Pot 1 - Mattijana (35.264), Electrum (34.858), Aqual (33.721), Pemecutan (33.669), Recuecn (33.555), Ceni (33.535)
Pot 2 - TJUN-ia (32.318), Britonisea (31.72), Kohnhead (31.558), Sharktail (30.412), Neu Engollon (30.09), Northwest Kalactin (29.307)
Pot 3 - Gergary (29.017), Grearish Union (28.06), Natanians and Nosts (25.879), Squidroidia (24.336), Acastanha (22.697), Gnejs (22.128)
Pot 4 - Indusse (16.617), Hebitaka (16.043), Twicetagria (12.61), Hispania (11.721), San Ortelio (0), Yerapia (0)


Schedule
All times in UTC - cut-offs are 0800. Roleplays will be counted every 48 hours in the group stage, but they are also doubled in value.

3 December - Groups A, B, C - Matchday 1 - 1v4 2v3
4 December - Groups D, E, F - Matchday 1 - 1v4 2v3
5 December - Groups A, B, C - Matchday 2 - 4v3 1v2
6 December - Groups D, E, F - Matchday 2 - 4v3 1v2
7 December - Groups A, B, C - Matchday 3 - 2v4 3v1
8 December - Groups D, E, F - Matchday 3 - 2v4 3v1
9 December - Quarterfinals
10 December - Semifinals
11 December - Final
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The Squidroidian Tennis Project - Act 1, Scene 2

Even though the Polaris High and Inkopolis University tennis teams played host to a joint effort for Squidroidian tennis only a short while ago, their exploits on the tour have been known not only just in their home country, but in the greater tennis landscape. Although the players of both schools floundered like a fish at both Emberton and Salvador Hills, the Polaris team have proven to be the stronger of the 2 links, despite being a younger team. Houston Sawyer, of course, is Squidroidia's biggest name tennis player, getting huge upsets against the likes of Dewa Putu Adrian Putra and Ricardo Toli in the Mercedinian and Ethanian Opens respectively. And he's basically the only one giving a hard time to opposition from outside the country. Everyone else didn't compete on Houston's level when it mattered the most, but Polaris has been anchoring the operation enough that they and they alone would go to Somer for the International Tennis Trophy to represent the country.

But before the ITT can happen, there are 2 more tournaments up for the taking - The River Cities Open and the Ubung Open. These players weren't ready for the Finals, oh no no no, but they need all the experience they can get to prove to the world for one last time before the curtains are called on another season of tour action. Sawyer can try to prove that his exploits on grass weren't a fluke, Jewel and Dan can have another Salvador Hills run, the entirety of Inkopolis University can rebound after a terrible grass season... All hands on deck.

NOTE: The positions they play are for domestic play in Squidroidia, all of the players can and will be able to play against a player of another gender should the need arise.

Polaris High School - Official Squidroidian Team for the International Tennis Trophy

Male Singles: Houston Sawyer
Species: Inkling
Age: 17
Ink Color: Green
Born: Inkopolis, Polaris District
Current Level: Junior
Tennis Experience: 2 years as a youngster, 1 in high school
Grass Court Performances: First Round of Salvador Hills Open, Round of 16 of Mercedinian Open, First Round of AOpen, Third Round of Ethanian Open
Dream Job: Mechanic

Female Singles: Toma Karga
Species: Inkling
Age: 18
Ink Color: Purple
Born: Inkopolis, Kuzuru District
Current Level: Senior
Tennis Experience: 5 years as a youngster, 3 in high school
Grass Court Performances: First Round of Salvador Hills Open, Second Round of Mercedinian Open, First Round of AOpen, Second Round of Ethanian Open
Dream Job: Hotel Waitress

Doubles: Jóna Cabrera and Veronika McPhee
Jóna Cabrera
Species: Inkling
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Ink Color: Blue
Born: Calamari County
Current Level: Sophomore
Tennis Experience: None
Dream Job: IT

Veronika McPhee
Species: Inkling
Gender: Female
Age: 17
Ink Color: Orange
Born: Inkopolis, Jellie District
Current Level: Junior
Tennis Experience: 1 year as a youngster, 1 in high school
Dream Job: Nurse

Grass Court Performances: Doubles Qualifying of Salvador Hills Open, Second Round of Mercedinian Open, First Round of AOpen, First Round of Ethanian Open

Inkopolis University

Male Singles: Niels Alberink
Species: Inkling
Age: 20
Ink Color: Teal
Born: Inkopolis, Tower District
Current Level: Sophomore
Tennis Experience: 1 year as a youngster, 3 in high school, 1 in university
Grass Court Performances: Second Round of Salvador Hills Open, Second Round of Mercedinian Open, First Round of AOpen, First Round of Ethanian Open
Dream Job: Tennis coach

Female Singles: Diệp Van der Hout
Species: Octoling
Age: 21
Ink Color: Crimson
Born: Octo Valley
Current Level: Junior
Tennis Experience: 2 years in high school, 2 in university
Grass Court Performances: First Round of Salvador Hills Open, Second Round of Mercedinian Open, First Round of AOpen, First Round of Ethanian Open
Dream Job: Mercenary

Doubles: Jewel Abe and Dan Cowden
Jewel Abe
Species: Inkling
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Ink Color: Sky Blue
Born: Souraoi
Current Level: Senior
Tennis Experience: 1 year as a youngster, 2 in high school, 3 in university
Dream Job: Taxi driver

Dan Cowden
Species: Inkling
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Ink Color: White
Born: Inkopolis, Highrise Point District
Current Level: Freshman
Tennis Experience: 2 years as a youngster, 2 in high school
Dream Job: Chef

Grass Court Performances: Round of 32 of Salvador Hills Open, First Round of Mercedinian Open, First Round of AOpen, First Round of Ethanian Open

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Postby Kohnhead » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:53 pm

The Rivalry: A history of TJUN-ia Vs. Kohnhead (Part 1)

By this point in the 6th season of the NSTT one thing has been made clear about TJUN-ia and Kohnhead, that is that both nations which were once considered up and coming are now well established in the Tennis World both having star players. However a rivalry has developed between these two new powers in the sport and I will be diving into it during this series.


Kinterten Singles Round 2
Theresa Waterford (KHD)          3   7   6
Jean van de Kloor (TJU) 6 6 3


This was the first major match in the series, taking on then #13 in the tournament Jean van de Kloor (he's now #18 in the World)from TJUN-ia, Theresa Waterford who had to qualify her way in managed to win a three set match that would be one for the ages. A brillantly played second set tiebreaker and a 6-3 third set victory sent Waterford past the TJUN-ian best and although we didn't know it yet this one was the start of a rivalry.

While this would be the only Outdoor Hard Court matchup bewteen the two nations we would see TJUN-ia soon, very soon in the Clay season.
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Postby Squidroidia » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:16 pm

The Star Sentinel
Polaris High School's Official Newspaper


TENNIS
Here we are once again - Preview of the River Cities Open
By Aristide Masterson

Hey, do you notice the temperature has been... Cold? Well in Squidroidian tennis terms, this is called "Indoor temps". Time to pack up your racket and head to the warmth of the indoors to finish out a well done year of throwing a racket at a ball. So there you are, realizing that you're still on a court, but in a domed hall to tennis legends (None of which came from Squidroidia) and about to end the year strong. This is what Squidroidians will have to get used to as the River Cities Open serves from Shinzoba.

When we last touched base on the joint collaboration between Polaris High and Inkopolis University, the Ethanian Open seemed to have confirmed Squidroidia's lineup for the International Tennis Trophy - Houston Sawyer of the Stars once again pulled the upset against a highly ranked player, this time Ricardo Toli, in the Second Round in Lowes. Add in Toma's second round performance and even though the doubles of Cabrera and McPhee didn't pull the numbers, a dismal performance by the IU squids seemed to confirm the inevitable, and it was announced shortly after the conclusion of the Tier 1 tournament that Sawyer, Karga, Cabrera and McPhee would represent Squidroidia in the ITT. With Jewel Abe ready to graduate from IU this leaves the current doubles pairing over there with 2 tournaments to maybe impress enough for the Diamond Trophy should him and Cowden be invited. And if Karga does well, she could even stay in this effort and join Inkopolis University.

But even with the recruitment period heating up for seniors like Karga, there still is tennis to be played, and this time it's inside the confines of Shinzoba. Singles qualifying is only limited to 2 matches, leaving all 4 singles squids in the first round with nothing to lose. Houston Sawyer will have to face a person with a familiar nationality to those who paid any attention to the grass season - Northwest Kalactin's Joe Fernández. You know who IU sophomore and supposed tennis wiz Neils Alberink has to face? Another Kalactin! He'll face Alex Rivera in the first round. Polaris has its woomy, miss Toma Karga, face someone who is not a Kalactin - Huh, it's almost like Kalactins and Squidroidians have a tennis relationship with each other - as she faces Aqual's Sílvia García. That leaves the Octo herself, Diệp Van der Hout, having to face Hildebrant Weisgerber of Reçueçn in Round 1. Other than the fact that Squidroidians have to face Kalactins on 2 separate occasions in the first round, it is important to know that both Polaris squids have been placed as upper seeds in the tournament.

The only problem is that the doubles is the complete opposite of the singles. Qualifying has all but 3 pairs playing in it, which includes the 2 pairs of Squidroidians, both of whom have been dealt bad hands, although one has been worse than the other. That would have to go to Jewel Abe and Dan Cowden of Inkopolis University. Sure, their qualifying opponents are Taussig and Takacs of Gergary, but if they win against the 2 of them (Which is an even match by the way), they will have to face...

Checks notes

,,,The Pérez brothers. This can only go one way for them, and it is badly.

And it isn't like Cabrera and McPhee have a better road either! Technically they do, but if they beat Grearia's Brown and Sosa, they have to face another hard bumpy road in the Round of 16, and that is Pemecutan's Ilham Nugraha and Jayadi Ahmad. You know what? If either of those pairs advance past the Round of 16, I'll do haikus for the rest of my coverage. It's fun to do things differently if someone else is winning a Tier 2 competition.

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Postby TJUN-ia » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:58 am

Well, well, well. Nice to see DEUCE back on your screens, isn't it? After taking a well-earnt break due to our Doubles triumph on Clay, it was a good but quiet Grass season that followed which saw some good and some bad performances across all 4 tournaments. Now, after all this time, the final few tournaments are on the horizon before the end game decides our champions. In this Indoor Hardcourt Season, we have the final Tier 2 and Tier 1 tournaments of the year before the national team-based International Tennis Trophy kicks off the postseason and the battles for the glory that will decide who our overall Singles and Doubles champions will be. But enough about that, let's see how Team TJUN-ia will line up before action kicks off at the Tier 2 River Cities Open in Shinzoba, Damukuni.


Singles
Austin McDanielson (TJU)—Tristan Delisle (RCN)
Harold Crawley (TJU)—Jana Aliki (MTJ)
Philippe Baloui (TJU)—Jester Roy (HTK)
Felipe de la Rosa (TJU)—Ikram Fawz (SHT)

As you can see, the guys at the bottom of TJUN-ian singles tennis has remained relatively the same since we last saw them. The Cowboy has, to be fair, having more success in the Doubles with friend/lover/whatever-status-they-are-at-now Valentina Spetsova, but his singles play could use some improvement. El Matador has also done better in the singles, this time with Samurai Shinji Makauchi, but like The Cowboy, his singles play is something that can be improved. As for both L'artiste and The Crawler, they've had their highs and lows throughout the year but with them in the midfield of the rankings right now, who knows where they could end up after this tournament.

Now after the season concludes, the TFT will look at performances throughout the year and determine whether or not personnel changes are required for the next season. While both McDanielson and de la Rosa have doubles to fall back on if things go awry in the singles, Baloui and Crawley did not have that option and was looking to focus in on their singles play....until a phone call came.


Doubles
Carlos Márquez/Garbiñe Flor (AQL)—Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU)
Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar (ACS)—Kaui Kamakawiwoʻole/Philippe Baloui (TJU)

I can hear the outrage from my snug hotel room Shinzoba, so let me explain. No, the TFT haven't split up VuRa and Kaui Kama. They have been doing quite good as of late, with great wins here and there, so there is no need to split them. The reason that they won't be playing together in Damukuni is simple: points ceiling. The NSTT only allows pairings with a combined ranking score of less than 1000 to enter Tier 2 events and while TFT did allow them to represent TJUN-ia alone in the Doubles a while back, their total score is now above the 1000 limit meaning they can't play together even if they wanted to.

So instead, the TFT has decided to pair up VuRa and Kaui Kama with the only 2 other TJUN-ian players in this tournament without any Doubles Ranking Points. That means Vuyani Rabada will be joined by Harold Crawley and Kaui Kamakawiwoʻole will have Philippe Baloui for company on the court. The TFT stressed very emphatically during a statement about the scenario that this was temporary and not permanent at all, but it will be interesting to see how L'artiste and The Crawler perform in doubles play...
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Postby Electrum » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:19 am

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NSTT restarts one final time this season

It's been a blisteringly short break in the transition from the grass courts of Lowes to the indoor stadium of Shinzoba, but here we are in the final swing of the NationStates Tennis Tour. Held indoors on the 'intermediate' hard court surface, weather conditions such as wind, rain and clouds are now out of the picture, with athletes being tested purely on skill. This time there are no excuses, and players will be battling their end-of-season fatigue in order to get those last few points they need to qualify for the end of season tournaments.

The River Cities Open is a new event held in a new country (Damukuni), much like the other Tier 2 tournaments this year. As usual, Electrum is not sending any doubles athletes to the tournament with all of Electrum's athletes, by themselves, having too many points to qualify. Over in the singles, it's the usual suspects that are playing in this tournament with the four newbies in Moore, Scott, Hathwar and Ho competing on behalf of the country. Moore and Scott have by far had the better season: they've played more consistently and have had successful runs at Steinigestrasse and Istria. Hathwar and Ho have had a more inconsistent season, but at least the good news is that Hathwar has improved his skills considerably after he partnered up with a Kohnheadian in the doubles. Ho - not so much.

The first day of the River Cities Open features a preliminary round with just two singles matches, but the buzz is palpable for the second day of competition where we start with the Round of 64. Thankfully, we're seeing none of the capacity concerns seen in the earlier tournaments this season whereby the tournaments had to be expanded from 64 players to 96 players. With this event being held wholly indoors, there was no way that the BIGSTAR® Indoor Sports Plaza could hold 48 singles matches at once.

Because of the scheduled two matches today, media attention has mainly focused on the surprise return of the Cenians to the tour. Indeed, it takes just one observation of the Ubung Open entry list to see that the Cenians are bringing in the big guns with a full slate of grand slam champions taking up every slot. As many long-time readers will know, the Cenians were the dominant force of tennis. Because of this, they have (temporarily) crowded out the singles and doubles rankings due to their historical points and their superior performance over the past few years. Electrumites will be shaking in their boots - it was the Cenians after all that denied Electrumites the chance to win a singles championship for five consecutive seasons. And who can forget that epic doubles rivalry between Elia/Fia Xal and Ronya?

Buckle up folks, it's going to be an exciting period of tennis in the months to come.
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Postby Aqual » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:46 pm

Sixth NSTT Season, Aqual's First: The Beginning of the End at the River Cities Open
SHINZOBA, Dki.—Although the NSTT season may be winding down, Aqual hopes to ramp up their game ahead of the year-end finals tournaments, and that begins here, at the Tier II River Cities Open on indoor hard courts. Since Aqual began its season in Istria on clay, this will be the first time Aqualias compete internationally on the hard surface, and our players are eager to show what they're made of.

In the first round of singles, Daniel Cervantes (runner-up in Aqual's hard court national tournament earlier this year) will face off against Fayna Topalo of Neu Engollon. Lara Navarro will seek to hone her singles game as a warm-up to doubles with Carla Tormo in the later tournaments of this swing, facing off in the first round against Iris Bergadhga from Acastanha. Sílvia García, a fresher face for many Aqualias, seeks to prove herself worthy of the international tour in her meeting with Squidroidia's Toma Karga, while Carlos Márquez attempts to do the same opposite the Reçueçn player Arthur Leloup (who has played many a tenista from Aqual this season).

He will also face TJUN-ians Vuyani Rabada and Harold Crawley in the doubles preliminary round alongside Garbiñe Flor. The Pérez brothers received a bye to the Round of 16.

We hope you will join us to this first tournament of the indoor hard court season amid the build-up to the grand finale of the NSTT season, which will certainly go down in the history books as an incredible one not only for Aqual but for the sport as a whole. We will post live updates on our website and full results in tomorrow's print edition of the Toboso Chronicle.
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THE RIVER CITIES OPEN
1st Edition

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A NSTT Tier 2 Event

Singles
Preliminary Round

Jener Hivestalovic (TWI)       7   2   6
Arlo Vallez (HSP) 6 6 4

Timito Belmontes (HSP) 4 4
Anastasia Greigorvin (TWI) 6 6

Singles
Round of 64

Jeff Rogers (GRU)               6   6
Jener Hivestalovic (TWI) 2 3

Anthony Powers (KHD) 7 6
Teegan Sosa (GRU) 6 1

Lucy Muneer (SHT) 6 6
Alya Elyas (SHT) 2 2

Austin McDanielson (TJU) 2 6 6
Tristan Delisle (RCN) 6 1 3

Martha McNeil (GRU) 7 6
Aoi Kanto (HTK) 5 2

Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 6 6
Jana Aliki (MTJ) 2 7 3

Bianka Arendt (GGY) 7 6
Grace Kovalt (KHD) 6 3

Alex Rivera (NWK) 7 6
Niels Alberink (SQR) 5 3

Chad Cilsertin (KHD) 1 6 6
Rina Leverov (TWI) 6 2 4

Lucas Parvash (ACS) 3 6
Justin White (NWK) 6 7

Daniel Cervantes (AQL) 6 5 9
Fayna Topalo (NEG) 3 7 11

Marcus Hathwar (ETM) 6 6
Kurt Dragic (NEG) 4 2

Sami Dominikanov (MTJ) 6 7 6
Swetha Raj (HTK) 7 5 4

Eckehard Blumenberg (GGY) 6 4
Margie Brown (GRU) 7 6

Philippe Baloui (TJU) 7 7
Jester Roy (HTK) 5 6

Houston Sawyer (SQR) 4 6 0
Joe Fernández (NWK) 6 1 6

Donat Kis (GGY) 6 4 6
Anastasia Greigorvin (TWI) 3 6 1

Jack Ho (ETM) 1 2
Eva Sarvan (ACS) 6 6

Maddison Scott (ETM) 6 5 7
Dan Puklavec (MTJ) 3 7 5

Armin Miksa (GGY) 3 2
Davi Malakkar (ACS) 6 6

Alan Sanchez (NWK) 6 6
Yaiza Rubi (HSP) 4 3

Dewa Ayu Cintya Dewi (PCU) 6 2 9
Sophie Bellavie (NEG) 1 6 7

Felipe de la Rosa (TJU) 6 7
Ikram Fawz (SHT) 4 6

Lara Navarro (AQL) 6 3 9
Iris Bergadhga (ACS) 3 6 7

Livinia Moore (ETM) 1 2
Perrin Kruistalov (TWI) 6 6

Toma Karga (SQR) 6 2 2
Sílvia García (AQL) 3 6 6

Arthur Leloup (RCN) 7 7
Carlos Márquez (AQL) 5 6

Elke Hartung (NEG) 6 3 6
Grady Maccay (KHD) 4 6 1

Luh Putu Yundari (PCU) 6 3 6
Jesus Grego (HSP) 4 6 0

Hildebrant Weisgerber (RCN) 6 6
Diệp Van der Hout (SQR) 1 4

Maria Julenic (MTJ) 6 6
Nazri Robert (SHT) 1 4

Komang Agus Artawan (PCU) 6 6
Thibaut Berthelot (RCN) 3 4

Round of 32 Draw
Jeff Rogers (GRU)—Anthony Powers (KHD)
Lucy Muneer (SHT)—Austin McDanielson (TJU)
Martha McNeil (GRU)—Harold Crawley (TJU)
Bianka Arendt (GGY)—Alex Rivera (NWK)
Chad Cilsertin (KHD)—Justin White (NWK)
Fayna Topalo (NEG)—Marcus Hathwar (ETM)
Sami Dominikanov (MTJ)—Margie Brown (GRU)
Philippe Baloui (TJU)—Joe Fernández (NWK)
Donat Kis (GGY)—Eva Sarvan (ACS)
Maddison Scott (ETM)—Davi Malakkar (ACS)
Alan Sanchez (NWK)—Dewa Ayu Cintya Dewi (PCU)
Felipe de la Rosa (TJU)—Lara Navarro (AQL)
Perrin Kruistalov (TWI)—Sílvia García (AQL)
Arthur Leloup (RCN)—Elke Hartung (NEG)
Luh Putu Yundari (PCU)—Hildebrant Weisgerber (RCN)
Maria Julenic (MTJ)—Komang Agus Artawan (PCU)

Doubles
(just a reminder)

Preliminary Round Draw
Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (SQR)—Tamara Takacs/Albert Taussig (TWI)
Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY)—Tadin Yusmuvech/Dmitri Kalarkhine (TWI)
Fayna Topalo/Sophie Bellavie (NEG)—Carrol Water/Cherrie Kane (SHT)
Jasmina Soflik/Sofia Loranovic (MTJ)—Arlo Vallez/Timito Belmontes (HSP)
Carlos Márquez/Garbiñe Flor (AQL)—Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU)
Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK)—Anabella Barrio/Carito Ramo (HSP)
Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar (ACS)—Kaui Kamakawiwoʻole/Philippe Baloui (TJU)
Kurt Dragic/Jurgen DiPasso (NEG)—Bradley Kohnface/Carter Kanasaw (KHD)
Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN)—Karina Belledov/Jeyna Tniverdov (TWI)
Putu Listya Dewi/Putu Ayu Maherani (PCU)—Shima Kuyo/Tanya Kumari (HTK)
Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR)—Margie Brown/Teegan Sosa (GRU)
Adelinde Günther (RCN)/Tristan Delisle—Izara Alina/Dominik Kuhn (MTJ)
Erin Maldry/Anna Humpford (KHD)—Diana Jansen/Haikal Jansen (SHT)

Round of 16 Participants
Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)
Miguel Taberon/Pedro Arrachar (ACS)
Ilham Nugraha/Jayadi Ahmad (PCU)
13 pairs from preliminary round

Your next cutoff (singles round of 32, doubles preliminary round) is 17 November 2020 at 03:00 UTC (local host time: the 16th, 10 PM ET [USA]).
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Postby Squidroidia » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:05 am

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TENNIS
Stuck between a rock and a hard place - Interview with Veronika McPhee
By Aristide Masterson

Well isn't this shocking. Sure, Inkopolis University's singles duo of Van der Hout and Alberink were expected to crash and burn, but the Polaris singles duo of Karga and Sawyer were dumped out early as well. This leaves the 2 doubles pairs as the odd ones out as they head to the Qualifying Round (Preliminaries to everyone else) of the River Cities Open in Shinzoba, Damukuni. Unlike the singles players, the duos on doubles have not been doing well, just ask IU's Abe and Cowden. But one player who hopes to salvage the bad performances by her singles counterparts is Veronika McPhee, who with Jóna Cabrera make up Polaris High School's doubles team. To be honest they haven't been doing well compared to IU's duo, but in an interview before the flight to River Cities Airport in Damukuni, she remains optimistic that this tournament will help her with a chance to get into Inkopolis University and continue her career.

This was made before the River Cities Open began

Aristide Masterson: Good day to you, Veronika.

Veronika McPhee: Same to you. I have to go to the airport soon, so do you mind if you make this quick?

AM: Alright, let's get a move on. The River Cities Open has a wildly different qualifying structure for doubles compared to singles, and this puts you on the bad side of the draw. How far do you expect yourself and Cabrera to go due to this?

VMP: Knowing that we have to face [Pemecutan's] Nugraha and Ahmad if we advance, I'd say Round of 16 at maximum. Problem is that this is only going to get harder as time goes on, especially with Ubung where these 2 have a home crowd behind them and the fact that Polaris is going to ITT.

AM: Indoor hard court is wildly different to the courts you and your partner play on in Inkopolis or anywhere in the world. How do you plan to counteract this?

VMP: Indoor hard is like the gymnasium we use for winter practice. No wind, no rain, just a court where nothing can favor you or your opponent other than skill. Sawyer taught me that the hard way even before beating Adrian Putra and Toli during the grass portion. We have experience playing indoors, so we should have an advantage.

AM: With the Polaris team representing Squidroidia in the International Tennis Trophy in Electrum, does this put you and your team in a bad place?

VMP: When it comes to pressure yes. None of the Inkopolis University players are making the trip there, so everybody has to focus on not only a country, but a single high school when one of us steps onto the field for Squidroidia. It's the International Tennis Trophy, the only event that's worth more to a winner is the Tour Finals. For most players it is the end of the line for the season, and apart from getting a Diamond Trophy or Tour Finals invite, the players are going to end up waiting for the Electrum Slam to come around.

AM: You'll be a senior next year, and with Toma Karga graduating soon, there will be a hole within Polaris's female tennis spot. Do you expect that to be filled?

VMP: To be honest yes. I do not expect the replacement to be revealed before tryouts though. I had to go through tryouts to earn a spot on the doubles team, and I know it sifts out the best from the worst.

AM: I expect you to be boarding the flight soon, so have one thing before you go?

VMP: Why the fuck do I always hear Be Like That when I listen to the radio?

AM: McPhee, that is a RLStates issue.

VMP: Ah yeah, forgot about that... I guess I'll be practicing in my hotel room with Cabrera before the matches!

AM: Thank you.

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Postby Kohnhead » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:53 pm

The Rivalry: A history of TJUN-ia Vs. Kohnhead (Part 2)

After the first meeting on the grasses of Kinterten where Theresa Waterford upset Jean van de Kloor in a shocking match, the tennis World had all eyes on Kohnhead players especially as Mindy Waterford would go to the finals at Steinegrasse. While we were playing well, the rivalry had not yet kicked off heading into the Clay Open. This would change however and it started at the great city of Istria in Banjia.

Istria Open Singles Round of 16
Shinji Makauchi (TJU)           6   2   5
Theresa Waterford (KHD) 4 6 7


Taking on Samurai Shinji as he is called, Theresa Waterford would have a bout with another TJUN-ian player. While this time it was a tier 2 tournament so not as important as Kinterten had been she no longer had the element of suprise up her sleeve after all she had beaten freaking Jean van de Kloor. After losing the first set 6-4, Theresa would bounce back winning the second 6-2 in dominant fashion. In the final set she would look less dominating but would pull it off with a 7-5 victory sending her to the quarterfinals. She would ultimately lose in the semis to Naim Alex from Sharktail.

At this point, TJUN-ian players had yet to figure out Theresa Waterford yet a rivalry hadn't yet developed, sure she was someone whom they wanted to desperately beat in future tournaments but having had two Kohnhead Vs. TJUN-ia matches ever cannot constitute a rivalry. In Reucen however the seeds that were planted at Kinterten and at Istria started to grow.
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2 Wins and 2 Losses

Shinzoba, Damukuni - Playing in River Cities Open as the opening competition of Indoor Hardcourt season, Acastanhada players do not set any expectation at all. As a somewhat new player in tennis world, Acastanhada players seems to still taking experience from every matches that they played. Fortunately in the River Cities Open, even though it is a second tier competition, most of the players are draw directly into Main Round except for Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar which have to play in the Preliminary.

The first day of the competition saw the Preliminary and Round 64 of Single Competition. 4 Acastanhada players are playing in the day. Highest ranked Acastanhada, Lucas Parvash have to admit Kalactin player superiority. He was being beaten up in 2 sets match against Justin White from Northwest Kalactin. The same situation happened to Iris Bergadhga which playing against Aqualian player, Lara Navarro. Her match ended in 3 sets with a very tight third set. Although Bergadhga able to force deuce but she has to admit Navarro control.

A better results happened to Eva Sarvan and Davi Malakkar. Both players advance to the next round after defeated their opponents in 2 sets match. Sarvan play more confident when she facing Jack Ho from Electrum. She win quite easily by 6-1 and 6-2. In another hand, Davi Malakkar is playing against Armin Miksa from Gergary. He also play very good which makes him able to win the match with 6-3 and 6-2 to advance into the next round.

In Round 32, Eva Sarvan will be facing Donat Kis another player from Gergary. While Davi Malakkar have to face Maddison Scott from Electrum. In Double Competition, Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar will playing first in the Preliminary Round. They are playing against Tjun-ia pair, Kaui Kamakawiwo'ole/Philippe Baloui.


Lucas Parvash (ACS)             3   6
Justin White (NWK) 6 7

Jack Ho (ETM) 1 2
Eva Sarvan (ACS) 6 6

Armin Miksa (GGY) 3 2
Davi Malakkar (ACS) 6 6

Lara Navarro (AQL) 6 3 9
Iris Bergadhga (ACS) 3 6 7

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RCO cutoff time! Because I was late:
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  • It'll take a moment to catch up, so please be patient.
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Postby Electrum » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:35 am

OOC: Given the delays have presented an unacceptable risk to the schedule, I have gone ahead and scorinated the day's results (incorporating all previous roleplays). Next cutoff at 0300 UTC will be quarterfinals, cutoff after that will be semifinals and finals.

Singles - Round of 32
Jeff Rogers (GRU)               6   3
Anthony Powers (KHD) 7 6

Lucy Muneer (SHT) 2 6 5
Austin McDanielson (TJU) 6 4 7

Martha McNeil (GRU) 3 6 1
Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 4 6

Bianka Arendt (GGY) 6 2 6
Alex Rivera (NWK) 4 6 4

Chad Cilsertin (KHD) 6 6
Justin White (NWK) 4 3

Fayna Topalo (NEG) 3 3
Marcus Hathwar (ETM) 6 6

Sami Dominikanov (MTJ) 6 4 2
Margie Brown (GRU) 3 6 6

Philippe Baloui (TJU) 4 6 6
Joe Fernández (NWK) 6 3 4

Donat Kis (GGY) 6 6
Eva Sarvan (ACS) 3 2

Maddison Scott (ETM) 6 0 4
Davi Malakkar (ACS) 2 6 6

Alan Sanchez (NWK) 6 6
Dewa Ayu Cintya Dewi (PCU) 4 0

Felipe de la Rosa (TJU) 2 7 6
Lara Navarro (AQL) 6 6 3

Perrin Kruistalov (TWI) 4 2
Sílvia García (AQL) 6 6

Arthur Leloup (RCN) 1 6 6
Elke Hartung (NEG) 6 3 1

Luh Putu Yundari (PCU) 6 6 2
Hildebrant Weisgerber (RCN) 7 4 6

Maria Julenic (MTJ) 6 7
Komang Agus Artawan (PCU) 0 5


Singles - Round of 16
Anthony Powers (KHD)            7   4   7
Austin McDanielson (TJU) 6 6 5

Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 7
Bianka Arendt (GGY) 2 6

Chad Cilsertin (KHD) 6 3 6
Marcus Hathwar (ETM) 4 6 3

Margie Brown (GRU) 7 5 2
Philippe Baloui (TJU) 6 7 6

Donat Kis (GGY) 6 7
Davi Malakkar (ACS) 2 6

Alan Sanchez (NWK) 5 7 2
Felipe de la Rosa (TJU) 7 5 6

Sílvia García (AQL) 7 2 3
Arthur Leloup (RCN) 6 6 6

Hildebrant Weisgerber (RCN) 4 6
Maria Julenic (MTJ) 6 7


Doubles - Preliminary Round
Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (SQR)                    6   2   6
Tamara Takacs/Albert Taussig (GGY) 4 6 2

Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY) 4 6 6
Tadin Yusmuvech/Dmitri Kalarkhine (TWI) 6 0 3

Fayna Topalo/Sophie Bellavie (NEG) 3 7 5
Carrol Water/Cherrie Kane (SHT) 6 5 7

Jasmina Soflik/Sofia Loranovic (MTJ) 6 6
Arlo Vallez/Timito Belmontes (HSP) 0 3

Carlos Márquez/Garbiñe Flor (AQL) 2 1
Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 6

Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK) 6 6
Anabella Barrio/Carito Ramo (HSP) 4 4

Ana Radkkar/Eva Radkkar (ACS) 5 3
Kaui Kamakawiwoʻole/Philippe Baloui (TJU) 7 6

Kurt Dragic/Jurgen DiPasso (NEG) 2 6 6
Bradley Kohnface/Carter Kanasaw (KHD) 6 1 4

Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN) 4 7 6
Karina Belledov/Jeyna Tniverdov (TWI) 6 6 4

Putu Listya Dewi/Putu Ayu Maherani (PCU) 6 5 6
Shima Kuyo/Tanya Kumari (HTK) 2 7 4

Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR) 6 7
Margie Brown/Teegan Sosa (GRU) 3 6

Adelinde Günther/Tristan Delisle (RCN) 6 6 3
Izara Alina/Dominik Kuhn (MTJ) 4 7 6

Erin Maldry/Anna Humpford (KHD) 6 6 7
Diana Jansen/Haikal Jansen (SHT) 3 7 5


Doubles - Round of 16
Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)                 6   6
Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (SQR) 1 3

Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY) 6 6
Carrol Water/Cherrie Kane (SHT) 3 0

Jasmina Soflik/Sofia Loranovic (MTJ) 1 4
Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 6

Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK) 7 6
Kaui Kamakawiwoʻole/Philippe Baloui (TJU) 6 2

Miguel Taberon/Pedro Arrachar (ACS) 4 5
Kurt Dragic/Jurgen DiPasso (NEG) 6 7

Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN) 6 7
Putu Listya Dewi/Putu Ayu Maherani (PCU) 3 6

Ilham Nugraha/Jayadi Ahmad (PCU) 5 3
Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR) 7 6

Izara Alina/Dominik Kuhn (MTJ) 2 6 3
Erin Maldry/Anna Humpford (KHD) 6 3 6
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THE RIVER CITIES OPEN
1st Edition

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A NSTT Tier 2 Event

Singles
Quarterfinals Draw

Anthony Powers (KHD)—Harold Crawley (TJU)
Chad Cilsertin (KHD)—Philippe Baloui (TJU)
Donat Kis (GGY)—Felipe de la Rosa (TJU)
Arthur Leloup (RCN)—Maria Julenic (MTJ)
Doubles
Quarterfinals Draw

Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)—Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY)
Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU)—Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK)
Kurt Dragic/Jurgen DiPasso (NEG)—Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN)
Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR)—Erin Maldry/Anna Humpford (KHD)

Your next cutoff is 19th November 2020 03:00 UTC (10 PM ET on the 18th, host time.)
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Postby Squidroidia » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:52 am

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Polaris High School's Official Newspaper


TENNIS
Communication back online - McPhee and Cabrera Quarter-Final Bound
By Aristide Masterson

Sometimes you forget how massive the multiverse is when your players are sent onto the Tour. Last time I checked we haven't even started doubles qualifying, and after a communications error between Damukini and Squidroidia, we hadn't heard anything until the final set of the Round of 16 tie between Polaris High's Cabrera and McPhee and Pemecutan's Ilham Nugraha and Jayadi Ahmad. You know how the previous round went - Both doubles pairs, IU's Abe and Cowden and the previously mentioned Polaris duo got past their Preliminary Round opponents, although the IU pair got a scare against Takas and Taussig.

And then there came the Round of 16 matches. In traditional Inkopolis University fashion, whenever one of their players (Or in this case their doubles) do anything, reality sets in, and Abe and Cowden got swept aside by the Pérez brothers from Aqual 1-6, 3-6 as the 2 dominated. The chance to face another Gergary pairing fell by the wayside as Abe and Cowden left the court in Shinzoba while Pataki and Weinwurm later pulled out a 6-0 set to advance to the Quarter-Finals.

But when Polaris is put on center stage, the young guns from the school show what they are made of. Jóna Cabrera and Veronika McPhee had to face Pemecutan doubles pairing Ilham Nugraha and Jayadi Ahmad, that tournament's 2 seeded pairing, to earn a place in the Quarter-Finals. The 2 girls pulled through a tough first set 7-5 before showing their real worth in the second set, winning a tough match on the Indoor Hard court with a 6-3 set win. This has been the farthest a doubles pairing from Squidroidia has gone in any tournament, and also the farthest any Squidroidian player(s) have gone in any tournament as well.

And so now there were 24 players all hitting the court for the Quarter-Finals of the River Cities Open. In the Singles bracket TJUN-ia has the most players left, with 3 out of the 8 participants left in the Singles bracket. Harold Crawley and Philippe Baloui both have to face Kohnhead opposition in Anthony Powers and the ultimate chad in Chad Cilsertin, while Felipe de la Rosa has to face Gergary's Donat Kis. Arthur Leloup and Maria Julenic round out the Singles Quarter-Final matchups.

In Doubles, other that the Pérez brothers and Gergary's Pataki and Weinwurm , TJUN-ia's Rabada and Crawley will take on Kalactin pairing Alan Sanchez and Alex Rivera, the TJUN-ians having beaten the 4 seeded Soflik and Loranovic from Mattijana. Other than a kinda forgettable 3rd quarter-final matchup, Polaris High's Cabrera and McPhee will face Erin Maldry and Anna Humpford from Kohnhead for a trip to the Semi-Finals. Let's hope they don't slip it up in traditional Polaris fashion.

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Aqualias Experience Tight Losses in Singles, Blowouts in Doubles
SHINZOBA, Dki.—Both Lara Navarro and Sílvia García were sent home in three sets in a tournament that has yielded very close results the whole way through for Aqualias. On the doubles side, however, there has been no such closeness: Márquez and Flor were totally outclassed, while the Pérez brothers looked totally dominant. Full results below.

Felipe de la Rosa (TJU) 2 7 6
Lara Navarro (AQL) 6 6 3


Lara Navarro has shown some good signs in this tournament, proving that she has the right amount of speed, good footwork and aggressive ball-playing to be a strong competitor on the hard courts, but ultimately she couldn't close out the points and games that mattered most in this match against Felipe de la Rosa. TJUN-ia notches one of their many victories in the River Cities Open here over Navarro in three, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-3.

Perrin Kruistalov (TWI) 4 2
Sílvia García (AQL) 6 6


One of the breakthroughs of this tournament has been Sílvia García. We have seen her grow quite a bit over these past few days, beginning to finally give it her all. She is fiercely competitive on the inside despite her quiet nature, and her (admittedly sometimes scrappy) playing style which always attempts, and usually manages, to track down every ball that lands in her side of the court has improved to the point of being quite dangerous to others on the circuit. This came to fruition late in the match against Kruistalov, when García took control and cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Sílvia García (AQL)             7   2   3
Arthur Leloup (RCN) 6 6 6


However, she seemed to have suffered from the same burnout which afflicted Lara Navarro a day earlier, dropping the final two sets of her match against the talented Reçueçn player Arthur Leloup. This seems to have been caused mostly by a lack of experience in competing for days on ends at the highest level in international tournaments, which of course can only be improved—particularly by competing more. We will see how she fares in similar situations down the road, and if she can manage to continue the momentum she built early in this match when she was up a consolidated break in the first set before ultimately faltering, 7-6(2), 2-6, 3-6. She will be one to watch!



Carlos Márquez/Garbiñe Flor (AQL)             2   1
Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 6


Carlos Márquez and Garbiñe Flor have not yet had their breakthrough performance on the NSTT, and this certainly would not qualify as such. The pair exited the doubles draw after less than forty minutes on court, picking up only three games in a blistering 6-2, 6-1 defeat which has led to some speculation that they could be dropped from future tournaments, or at least repaired with new partners. We wish them all the best, whatever may happen.

Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)                 6   6
Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (SQR) 1 3


However, this was decidedly not the case for Jordi and Rubén Pérez, who instead inflicted a similar margin on their own opponents from Squidroidia. In yet another strong match for the hermanos, they stormed to a 6-1 first-set victory before Jewel Abe and Dan Cowden managed to regroup and keep the second set level early on, before ultimately succumbing to the Aqualian duo's mix of power and speed for a 6-3 scoreline. The Pérez brothers will face Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm from Gergary in the quarterfinals tomorrow. We hope you will join us live on our website tomorrow and review our print edition of the Toboso Chronicle for updates on that match as always.
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Hamilton International Doubles Runner-ups (Bartolo Sabanero and Qualo Tabos)
Salvador Hills Open Singles Runner-up (Matéu Virxiliu)
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THE RIVER CITIES OPEN
1st Edition

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A NSTT Tier 2 Event

Singles
Quarterfinals

Anthony Powers (KHD)        4   4
Harold Crawley (TJU) 6 6

Chad Cilsertin (KHD) 6 4 5
Philippe Baloui (TJU) 4 6 7

Donat Kis (GGY) 7 7
Felipe de la Rosa (TJU) 5 5

Arthur Leloup (RCN) 2 3
Maria Julenic (MTJ) 6 6

Semifinal Draw
Harold Crawley (TJU)—Philippe Baloui (TJU)
Donat Kis (GGY)—Maria Julenic (MTJ)

Doubles
Quarterfinals

Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)              2   6   7
Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY) 6 3 5

Vuyani Rabada/Harold Crawley (TJU) 5 6 6
Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK) 7 1 8

Kurt Dragic/Jurgen DiPasso (NEG) 1 4
Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN) 6 6

Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR) 6 6 7
Erin Maldry/Anna Humpford (KHD) 2 7 5

Semifinal Draw
Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)—Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK)
Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN)—Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR)

The last cutoff is Friday, 20th November 2020 at 03:00 UTC (10 PM ET on the 19th, host time).
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Polaris High School's Official Newspaper


TENNIS
Uncharted territory for Polaris as Cabrera and McPhee doubles reach RCO Semi-Finals
By Aristide Masterson

The flight of the doubles teams of both our Polaris High and Inkopolis University has been apparent. Other than Abe and Cowden making the last 32 at Salvador Hills, neither them or Jóna Cabrera and Veronika McPhee have done much in doubles competition. The doubles world is mad and hungry as they say, and everyone's trying to drag the 2 pairs down. Sure, this is a Tier 2 tournament and doesn't have as much prestige as say the Electrum Slam or Hamilton International, but if you told a tennis fan before the schools teamed up to take on the tennis world that a pair of Inklings would punch their ticket to the Semi-Finals of a NationStates Tennis Tour sanctioned event, they'd believe you were from an alternate universe where squid kids were actually good at whacking a ball around a court. But that is exactly what happened in Shinzoba, Damukuni.

For the first time in the history of Squidroidian tennis, there are semifinalists among the Squidroidian tennistas in a Tour sanctioned competition. Polaris High School's doubles pair of Cabrera and McPhee took down Erin Maldry and Anna Humpford from Kohnhead in an all women's affair that went to the wire after the Squidroidians had a great showing in Set 1, 6-2. In both sets the rule of 2 was enforced, but due to the nature of Set 3, which stated that the winner had to win 2 more sets than the loser, Set 2 was a tight affair, with the Kohnhead doubles needing a win to stay alive and face Magnier and Picarelli of Reçueçn in the final 4. They would win the paper-thin close set 7-6 over the Polaris doubles.

Set 3 was once again close, but with the rule of 2 enforced it didn't seem that way. It was like a turf war over on the indoor hard surface, with both sets of girls trading game wins to get a closer shot at the promised land. Of course, the rule of 2 was going to get someone a winner, and after a long, 7-5 set win over the 14 seeded Kohnheads, Cabrera and McPhee punched their ticket to the Semi-Finals of the River Cities Open.

Their opponents for that clash in the Final Four? The 7 seeded Lucas Magnier and Esterina Picarelli from Reçueçn. In the Quarters they only gone and swept Neu Engollon's Kurt Dragic and Jurgen DiPasso 6-1, 6-4. But how does their route to the Semis compare to Polaris High's doubles?

ROAD TO THE SEMI-FINALS


Cabrera/McPhee (Squidroidia) Magnier/Picarelli (Reçueçn)
Qualifying Round

Brown/Sosa (Grearish Union) 6-3, 7-6 Belledov/Tniverdov (Twicetagria) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4

Round of 16

Nugraha/Ahmad (Pemecutan) 7-5, 6-3 Listya Dewi/Ayu Maherani (Pemecutan) 6-3, 7-6

Quarter-Finals

Maldry/Humpford (Kohnhead) 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 Dragic/DiPasso (Neu Engollon) 6-1, 6-4


Taking these paths together, you will spot some simularities. Both pairs only lost 1 set on their road to the Semis. Both of them swept aside their Pemecutan pairings in the Round of 16, including Cabrera and McPhee's upset win against Ilham Nugraha and Jayadi Ahmad. Both of them had the rule of 2 enforced in the Qualifying Round and Round of 16. The only 2 differences? Cabrera and McPhee had the rule of 2 enforced (Twice!) in the Quarters, and of course their seeds. Cabrera and McPhee are #14. Magnier and Picarelli are #7. Only the Lord knows who'll go to the final.

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Pérez Brothers Tested in Three-Set Quarterfinal Showdown
SHINZOBA, Dki.—The only remaining Aqualias in the River Cities Open, Jordi and Rubén Pérez, faced a strong challenge in their quarterfinal match but will become only the second doubles team from the nation (after Bartolo Sabanero and Qualo Tabos) to advance to the semifinals of any tournament. Results and forecast below.

Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL) 2 6 7
Vanessza Pataki/Marvin Weinwurm (GGY) 6 3 5


Although the Pérez brothers have thus far been dominant in their matches from start to finish, today they were faced with a doubles team that would not be giving any points away to the Aqualian duo. Instead, Vanessza Pataki and Marvin Weinwurm broke early and never let up pressure in the first set, ultimately breaking once more for a decisive 6-2 win in just over twenty-eight minutes. Faced with the prospect of exiting the tournament in so rapid a manner, the Pérez brothers saw a noticeable shift in their body language, becoming impassioned to fight for their place in the semis—and they did just that. Strong serves beget forceful put-aways at the net, and solid returning coupled with more deliberate shot selection allowed the pair to sweep the last three games of the second set and restore momentum to their side with a 6-3 margin.

The third set was a brilliant contest between two doubles teams at their peak performance, an intense back-and-forth with no clear leader up until the very end. Although the Aqualias broke in the first game, building on their comeback momentum, the team from Gergary had splendid intentional use of the court, keeping the Pérez brothers on the defensive and on the run even on their own service games (they would immediately break back for 1-1). No team ever managed to get a lead above two games until at last, with blazing reflexes at the net, Jordi sent a backhand volley cross-court to seal the match in the twelfth game, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. They will face Alan Sanchez and Alex Rivera of Northwest Kalactin in the semifinals, who themselves faced an even longer match with a 7-5, 1-6, 8-6 victory over TJUN-ia's Vuyani Rabada and Harold Crawley.

Stay tuned to the Toboso Chronicle online and in print for live updates and full results to come tomorrow as the Pérez brothers seek to make history in Shinzoba!
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Istria Open Doubles Runner-ups (Bartolo Sabanero and Qualo Tabos)
Hamilton International Singles Champion (Bartolo Sabanero)
Hamilton International Doubles Runner-ups (Bartolo Sabanero and Qualo Tabos)
Salvador Hills Open Singles Runner-up (Matéu Virxiliu)
AOpen Singles Champion (Bartolo Sabanero)
AOpen Doubles Runner-ups (Bartolo Sabanero and Qualo Tabos)

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THE RIVER CITIES OPEN
1st Edition

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A NSTT Tier 2 Event

Singles
Semifinals

Harold Crawley (TJU)      6   4   3
Philippe Baloui (TJU) 3 6 6

Donat Kis (GGY) 1 7 7
Maria Julenic (MTJ) 6 5 5


Doubles
Semifinals

Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (AQL)              6   1   4
Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK) 2 6 6

Lucas Magnier/Esterina Picarelli (RCN) 0 4
Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR) 6 6


The 1st River Cities Open
FINAL
for Singles
Philippe Baloui (TJU)     6   3   2
Donat Kis (GGY) 4 6 6
The 1st River Cities Open
FINAL
for Doubles
Alan Sanchez/Alex Rivera (NWK)         6   1   6
Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (SQR) 4 6 8

Thank you to all who participated, and we'll see you all in the 2nd edition!
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Polaris High School's Official Newspaper


TENNIS
Welcome to the Endgame - Preview of the Ubung Open
By Aristide Masterson

When the Squidroidian doubles pair of Cabrera and McPhee knocked off Kalactin opposition in Sanchez and Rivera to snatch the River Cities Open doubles title, it was an historic day for Squidroidian tennis indeed. For the first time in not only Polaris High, but Squidroidian history, a Squidroidian, or in this case Squidroidians, had climbed to the top of the food chain in a NSTT event. And this was in the second to last tournament before Inkopolis University says goodbye and the Polaris show kicks into high gear for the International Tennis Trophy.

But now we have reached the Endgame. Ubung, Pemecutan will play host to the final traditional Tour event of the season, the Tier 1 Ubung Open. As the new champions of the River Cities Open, Cabrera and McPhee are granted a qualification bye, but for everyone they know who they have to face, whether it is in qualifying or in the main tournament itself.

SINGLES

Qualification

Davi Malakkar (Acastanha) vs Diệp Van der Hout (Inkopolis University)
Winner plays (1) Bartolo Sabanero (Aqual)

The first matchup on the cards, and an Inkopolis University player has a shot of taking down the giant if she gets past Davi Malakkar. For IU Junior Diệp Van der Hout, this could be a historic moment for her, as Sabanero looks like the favorite to scoop up the Tour Finals once that comes around. And besides, that could make her famous in the university. All she has to do is play her cards right against Malakkar and she's through.

Felice Mareaux (Neu Engollon) vs Niels Alberink (Inkopolis University)
Winner plays (2) Dominika Lisicki (Mattijana)

And here we have another IU student with a shot to take down a giant should he get past Felice from Neu Engollon. Neils Alberink, Mr. Supremo-not-to-be himself, has struggled along with his Inkopolis University peers while Polaris has soared sky high in recent tournaments. With this game it's a chance to prove that the Sophomore isn't a fluke, and that he could hang with the best from the tennis world. And maybe beat Dominika at her game while he's at it. I mean Houston has beaten high seeds before...

Toma Karga (Polaris High) vs Diana Jansen (Sharktail)
Winner plays (6) Ardil Navsal (Ceni)

And now we get to the sneaky deets - Polaris High's singles. First off, Toma Karga will have to face Diana Jansen to have a chance of taking down Ceni's 6 seeded Ardil Navsal. Her opponent is Sharktail's Diana Jansen, and to be honest it seems more difficult to her than anybody else. Ardil is a good opponent, and I see the Ceni player go through to the next round. No pressure on Toma though, she could get it done here if given the chance.

First Round

Janet Riley (Electrum) vs (WC) Houston Sawyer (Polaris High)

And now we got our boy Houston. The best singles player in the entire country, he has to face Electrumite Janet Riley in the first round thanks to his Wildcard status. No pressure of the qualifiers, just prepare for Janet and bring her everything you got. Watch he's going to the Round of 16 again.

DOUBLES

Qualification

Jordi Pérez/Rubén Pérez (Aqual) vs Jewel Abe/Dan Cowden (Inkopolis University)
Winner plays (4) Tamara Hucsak/Dominik Lintner (Mattijana)

What's that I hear? Oh, it's a rematch! In the Qualification Round! You saw these 2 pairs at the River Cities Open, did you? The Pérez twins absolutely dominated them! Yeah, pack it up already, they're going through to play another high seed. Call it off already.


First Round

Jóna Cabrera/Veronika McPhee (Polaris High) vs Alexandra Barna/Ralph Henschel (Gergary)

And now we get to our reigning River Cities Open champions, Cabrera and McPhee. Due to them getting the high points from winning the tournament, they get to skip qualification entirely and earn the right to play with Barna and Henschel from Gergary. The prize if they win? A matchup against... The 1 seed.

This isn't going to end well.

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Postby Pemecutan » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:54 pm

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OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
Monday, 23 November 2020
Redite Pon Wuku Matal, Pawukon 1780

Preliminary Round - Single Competition

Weather Forecast

Temperature: 25° - 31°C (RealFeel 29° - 37°C)
Humidity: 77%
Rain Probability : 29%
Segara-1 Court
Morning Schedule
(start at 9 AM local time)

Davi Malakkar (ACS) vs Diep van der Hout (SQR)
Julia Devoningstan (NWK) vs Stephen Saltswoon (INS)
Afternoon Schedule
(start at 5 PM local time)

Daniel Cervantes (AQL) vs Rof Leshner (HTK)
Felice Mareaux (NEG) vs Niels Alberink (SQR)

Segara-2 Court
Morning Schedule
(start at 9 AM local time)

Eva Sarvan (ACS) vs Iohanna Marcia Enderssen-Moura (NTN)
Niken Subdula (NWK) vs Timito Belmontes (HSP)
Afternoon Schedule
(start at 5 PM local time)

Shinji Makauchi (TJU) vs Ronny Doth (HTK)
Toma Karga (SQR) vs Diana Jansen (SHT)

Segara-3 Court
Morning Schedule
(start at 9 AM local time)

Bianka Arendt (GGY) vs Pinaria Gyustandev (TWI)
Martha McNeil (GRU) vs Farukh Daruni (HTK)
Afternoon Schedule
(start at 5 PM local time)

Arthur Leloup (RCN) vs Jan Huiystev (TWI)
Tangeus Falk (PUG) vs Iris Bergadhga (ACS)

Segara-4 Court
Morning Schedule
(start at 9 AM local time)

Maddison Scott (ETM) vs Yaiza Rubi (HSP)
Luke Subdonez (NWK) vs Gregory Huemenn (INS)
Afternoon Schedule
(start at 5 PM local time)

Margie Brown (GRU) vs Ion Victor Amulio (NTN)
Karina Gerard (NEG) vs Arlo Vallez (HSP)

Segara-5 Court
Morning Schedule
(start at 9 AM local time)

Teegan Sosa (GRU) vs Augusta Bjornstjarna (PUG)
Armin Miksa (GGY) vs Mathew Giovanni (INS)
Afternoon Schedule
(start at 5 PM local time)

Fredrik Stagnelius (PUG) vs Hana Kaori (NTN)
Marco Vrient (NEG) vs Veronica Kinescu (TWI)

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