Ladies first. At the Brown Invitational, Sarah Kandath beat Basak Gone of Binghamton 6-1, 6-1. She also beat Vanessa Petrni of Rutgers 6-3, 6-4. Against Boston College’s Olgo Khmylev she lost 6-1. In doubles, Sarah teamed with Laura Wiley but they lost to Balasa and Judeh of Rutgers by a score of 8-2. They also lost to Barry and Gajic of Boston College 8-6. They did manage a win in the doubles, beating Carpeni and Smith of Dartmouth 8-1.
In the USTA Women’s Collegiate Invitational at the National Tennis Center Sarah played the “D” Flight and won her round of 16 match against Lauren Frasier of Cornell 7-6 (5), 6-3. In the Quarter Finals she beat Kira Golenko of Buffalo 6-2, 7-5. She lost in the semi finals to Yale’s Annie Sullivan 6-2, 6-3. Sarah was the #3 seed in that bracket, Sullivan was the #1 seed. In the “C” Flight doubles kandath and Wiley lost their first match 9-7 to Morini and Pranti of Fairleigh Dickinson 9-7 and their consolation round match to Gridley and Li of Harvard 8-1. Kandath and Wiley were seed first in the “C” Flight.
All the way across the country we have brother Matt playing for Stanford. At the All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma Matt dropped his first round match against Peerakit Siributwong of Oklahoma 7-6, 7-5. In the Consolation Round Matt lost to Purdue’s Marc Kovacs 6-3, 6-2. In the doubles Ulrik Thomsen and Alexander van Gils of George Washington beat Kandath and partner Denis Lin 8-4. We will continue to follow Sarah, Matt and all of the other local players. If there is a player who is playing college tennis that we have not covered, let us know.