Monday, August 6, 2012

Stanford's Burdette wins $100,000 tourney

   Even if Mallory Burdette were a professional, she would be having a great summer.
   But she's still in college.
   Two weeks after winning a $10,000 tournament for her first pro singles title, Burdette won the $100,000 Odlum Brown VanOpen in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a wild card.
   Burdette, who has said she will return to Stanford next month for her senior year, drubbed unseeded Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final. With the title, Burdette earned a wild card into the main draw of the U.S. Open, Aug. 27-Sept. 9 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and soared from No. 409 in the world to No. 245.
   At last month's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Burdette recorded her first career victory on the elite WTA tour by beating No. 75 Anne Keothavong of Great Britain 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the first round. Burdette, this year's NCAA singles runner-up and doubles champion from Jackson, Ga., then fell to second seed and 10th-ranked Marion Bartoli of France 7-5, 6-0 after holding a set point. 
   Pegula, an 18-year-old resident of Boca Raton, Fla., lost to Maria Sanchez of Modesto in the final of the $50,000 Gold River Women's Challenger in the Sacramento area in June.
   Olympics at Wimbledon -- Former Stanford All-American Mike Bryan picked up his second medal of the London Games.
   Bryan and fellow American Lisa Raymond, the third seeds, topped unseeded Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas of Germany 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 tiebreak to win the bronze medal in mixed doubles.
   On Saturday, Bryan and his identical twin brother, Bob, earned the gold medal in men's doubles.
   ATP World Tour in Washington, D.C. -- Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey, who both played for the Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis during last month's regular season, lost to Treat Conrad Huey and Dominic Inglot 7-6 (7), 6-7 (9), 10-5 tiebreak in the final of the Citi Open. Both teams were unseeded.
   Anderson, a 6-foot-8 South African, and Querrey, a 6-6 native of San Francisco living in Dallas, made their ATP World Tour debut as a team during the week.
   Huey, a Washington, D.C., native who plays for the Philippines, and Inglot, from Great Britain, won their first doubles title on the ATP World Tour. They played together at the University of Virginia in nearby Charlottesville.
   Men's Challenger in Aptos, Calif. -- Top-seeded Dmitry Tursunov, a Russian and longtime Sacramento-area resident, downed Austin Krajicek of Brandon, Fla., 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the second round of qualifying for the $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger.
   Tursunov, the 2003 runner-up to former Stanford star Jeff Salzenstein, will meet seventh-seeded Daniel Kosakowski, who won last year's $15,000 Sacramento Futures, today for a berth in the main draw.
   In its 25th year, the Comerica Bank Challenger is the second-longest-running men's tournament on the USTA Pro Circuit. It trails Little Rock, Ark., which has been held for 32 years. 
   Through Thursday -- USTA National Championships, girls 14s, Peachtree City, Ga..,
   Through Friday -- USTA National Championships, boys 14s, San Antonio.,
   Through Friday -- USTA National Championships, boys 12s, North Little Rock, Ark..,
   Through Friday -- USTA National Championships, girls 12s, Alpharetta, Ga.,
   Through Sunday -- USTA National Championships, boys 18s and 16s, Kalamazoo, Mich., 
   Through Sunday -- USTA National Championships, girls 18s and 16s, San Diego.,
   Through Sunday -- $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger, Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd., Aptos, Calif., 95003,, (831) 688-1993.
   Aug. 27-Sept. 9 -- U.S. OPEN, Flushing Meadows, N.Y.,
   Sept. 9-16 -- $25,000 USTA Oak River Rehab Challenger, Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness, 3452 Argyle Road, Redding, Calif., 96002,, (530) 227-3498.
   Sept. 14 -- World TeamTennis, Western Conference finals, Sacramento Capitals vs. Orange County Breakers, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 15 -- WTT, Eastern Conference finals, Washington Kastles vs. New York Sportimes, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 16 -- WTT Finals, Western Conference champion vs. Eastern Conference champion, 12:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 29-Oct. 7 -- Natomas Men's $100,000 Challenger, Natomas Racquet Club, 2450 Natomas Park Drive, Sacramento, Calif., 95833,, (916) 649-0909.
   Oct. 6-14 -- First Republic Bank Men's $100,000 Challenger, Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West St., Tiburon, Calif., 94920, www.tiburon, (415) 789-7900.

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