Finals set at French Open wild-card playoff tournaments

April 26, 2010 08:00 PM

The USTA hosted a playoff this week to award a men’s and a women’s singles main-draw wild card to the 2010 French Open. The men’s and women’s wild-card tournaments took place on the clay courts of the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., April 27-29. The USTA and the French Tennis Federation have a reciprocal agreement in which wild-card entries into the main draw at the 2010 French Open and 2010 US Open are exchanged.

Thursday, April 29 Results

Christina McHale (1) def. Beatrice Capra (7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Ryan Sweeting (2) def. Ryan Harrison (6), 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Wednesday, April 28 Results

Ryan Harrison (6) def. Jesse Levine (1), 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Ryan Sweeting (2) def. Alex Kuznetsov (4), 6-4, 7-5
Christina McHale (1) def. Asia Muhammad (6), 6-4, 6-0
Beatrice Capra (7) def. Sloane Stephens (5), 6-3, 6-3

Tuesday, April 27 Results

Jesse Levine (1) def. Jeremy Efferding (8), 6-2, 6-4
Ryan Harrison (6) def. Donald Young (3), 7-6(5), 6-1
Alex Kuznetsov (4) def. Timothy Smyczek (5), 6-3, 6-4
Ryan Sweeting (2) def. Bjorn Fratangelo (7), 7-5, 6-3

Christina McHale (1) def. Julia Boserup (8), 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-3
Asia Muhammad (6) def. Jamie Hampton (3), 6-4, 7-5
Sloane Stephens (5) def. CoCo Vandeweghe (4), 7-5, 7-6(2)
Beatrice Capra (7) def. Alison Riske (2), 7-6(6), 7-6(5)

Thursday, April 29 Schedule of Play

Christina McHale (1) vs. Beatrice Capra (7) (10 am ET)
Ryan Harrison (6) vs. Ryan Sweeting (2) (Not Before 12 pm ET)

Eight players competed for the women’s wild card: Julia Boserup, 18, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Beatrice Capra, 18, of Ellicott City, Md.; Jamie Hampton, 20, of Auburn, Ala.; Christina McHale, 17, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Asia Muhammad, 19, of Henderson, Nev.; Alison Riske, 19, of McMurray, Pa.; Sloane Stephens, 17, of San Pedro, Calif.; and CoCo Vandeweghe, 18, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Eight players competed for the men’s wild card: Bjorn Fratangelo, 16, of Naples, Fla.; Ryan Harrison, 17, of Bradenton, Fla.; Alex Kuznetsov, 23, of Tampa, Fla.; Jesse Levine, 22 of Boca Raton, Fla.; Tim Smyczek, 22, of Hales Corner, Wis.; Ryan Sweeting, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Donald Young, 20, of Atlanta.

The eighth spot was filled by 16-year-old Jeremy Efferding of Lake Worth, Fla., who defeated 16-year-old Spencer Newman of Palmetto Bay, Fla., for the final spot. Newman and Efferding are both full-time residents of the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.

Both tournaments are in a knock-out format, the seedings of which will be determined by today’s ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA rankings.

Harrison and Vandeweghe won similar events last December to earn main-draw wild cards into the 2010 Australian Open, while John Isner and Lauren Embree won main-draw wild cards into the 2009 French Open at the Boca West Country Club.



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