Ignacio upsets No. 8 seed Diana in DODDS-Europe tennis
October 26, 2007
WIESBADEN-NORDENSTADT, Germany — For the second straight year in the DODDS-Europe high school tennis championships, unseeded Isabelle Ignacio of Baumholder highlighted the first day of the three-day event by knocking off a seeded opponent.
“It was exciting,” Ignacio said after dumping No. 8 Martina Diana of Marymount International School of Rome 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 Thursday.
“I had never played her before. I had to figure out what she was doing before I could adjust my game,” said Ignacio, who finished fifth in the tournament last year. “Basically, we were playing the same game at first.”
Ignacio capped her day with a 6-0, 6-0 quarterfinal victory over an opponent she had defeated earlier this season, Black Forest Academy’s Haelee Kim.
Ignacio’s reward? A semifinal Friday against top-seeded and undefeated Krista Citkovska of SHAPE.
As she has in every match this season, Citkovska, the defending champion, won her Thursday quarterfinal at love over Brianna Fitch of Brussels. She swept Ignacio when they played Oct. 20.
“I’d like to get a game off her,” Ignacio said. “Last time, I hit a lot of balls into the net. This time, I’ll try to move her around.”
Ignacio was the only singles player of either sex to beat a seed.
Both No. 1s, defending champions Citkovska and Nick Garcia of Heidelberg; both No. 2s, Kara Williamson of International School of Brussels and Sean Stokstad of Ramstein; and both No. 3s, Lindsey Jones of Ramstein and Edouard Van Der Mersch of ISB, drew byes into Thursday afternoon’s quarterfinals.
The top six then beat their six quarterfinal foes by an aggregate score of 72-8, with Mannheim’s Jade Vaughn getting seven of those games in her loss to Jones.
The seeds held in doubles, too, with all the ranked duos earning first-round byes or victories. Form held in the early doubles quarterfinals, too, leaving all the excitement to Ignacio and the two singles entrants from first-time competitor Bahrain. No. 6 Eman Yousif stopped Amanda Wiggins of Würzburg 6-1, 6-0 and then reached the semis with a 6-0, 6-1 conquest of Ashley Martin of Naples. In the boys competition, unseeded Moeez Ali put away Alex Gonzalez of Aviano 6-3, 6-0 before falling in the quarters.
Play resumes at 8 a.m. Friday at the Vitis tennis center here, the Hochheim tennis center in nearby Hochheim and the Medenhalle in Wiesbaden. The singles semifinals are scheduled for the Vitis facility at about 2 p.m.
Championship rounds for singles and doubles are scheduled for Vitis on Saturday. There is no admission charge.
DODDS-Europe tennis championshipsWIESBADEN-NORDENSTADT, Germany — Results Thursday from the three-day 2007 DODDS-Europe high school tennis championships. Championship-bracket matches are best-of-3 sets; consolation matches are single 8-game pro sets. (Seedings, schools, tiebreaker scores in parentheses)
First round—Ryan Umstaedter (4, Naples) def. Billy Bumgardner (SHAPE) 6-0, 4-0 (retired); Patrick Barrenchea (5, Wiesbaden) def. Jeremy Scott (Mannheim) 6-1, 6-0; Cavan Cohoes (6, Lakenheath) def. Seth Meitzner (AFNORTH) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0; Tyler Jacobs (Bitburg) def. Augusto Rivera (Hohenfels) 6-0, 6-0; Erez Roman (Ankara) def. David Cormier (Bamberg) 6-2, 6-4; Don Baumgartner (Kaiserslautern) def. James Decker (Sigonella) 6-2, 6-4; Nick Bottesini (Brussels) def. Jake Skells (Vilseck) 6-2, 6-0; Luke Pelton (Black Forest Academy) def. Michel Russel (Baumholder) 6-1, 6-0; Sean Danganan (Würzburg) def. Donovan Houston (Vicenza) 6-2, 6-0; Andrew Knapp (Incirlik) def. Daniel Roman-Cohen (American Overseas School of Rome) 6-4, 6-2; Mattia Bennassi (Marymount International School of Rome) def. Phillip Mohseni (Milan) 6-2, 7-5; Moeez Ali (Bahrain) def. Alex Gonzalez (Aviano) 6-3, 6-0; Zach Schoonover (Patch) def. Byron Washington (Alconbury) 6-1, 6-0
Quarterfinals—Nick Garcia (1, Heidelberg) def. Roman 6-0, 6-0; Jacobs def. Baumgartner 6-1, 6-4; Barrenechea def. Bottesini 6-2, 6-3; Umstaedter def. Pelton 6-1, 6-2; Edouard Van Der Mersch (3, ISB) def. Danganan 6-1, 6-0; Cohoes def. Knapp 6-0, 6-2; Bennassi def. Ali 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Sean Stokstad (2, Ramstein) def. Z. Schoonover 6-0, 6-0.
Consolation—Decker def. Rivera 9-7; J. Skells def. Scott 8-4; Meitzner def. Roman-Cohen 8-2.
First round—Eric Radvany and Clay Marquardt (7, Ramstein) def. Zach Skells and Kevin Taylor (Vilseck) 6-1, 6-4; Danny Burroughs and Cameron Gill (8, Lakenheath) def. Troy Faircloth and Lucky Little (Incirlik) 6-3, 6-0; Yohan Kim and Jonathan Guzik (Black Forest Academy) def, T.J. Difiore and Alex Morris (Bamberg) 6-0, 6-0; Zein Nour and Alessandro Trombetta-Mabbs (Marymount International of Rome) def. Darren Eldredge and Reggie Haines (Vicenza) 7-6 (tiebreaker score unavailable) 6-3; Greg Combass and Tim Liebig (Bitburg) def. Yuri Stanton and Mike Grennek (Brussels); Malte Jakschis and Atakan Caner (SHAPE) def. Jamie Weum and Ruben Gonzalez (Aviano) 6-1, 6-4; Nathan Beatty and Steven Billington (Baumholder) def. Peter Firouzbakht and Stefan Jovanovich (Milan) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2; Justin Gross and J.C. Cluver (Alconbury) def. Mike Brew and David Durbin (Naples) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0; Alex Temme and Neal Thakkar (American Overseas School of Rome def. Ian McKinney and Greg Donalson (Wiesbaden) 6-2, 6-2; Emir Isik and Yousef Bugaighis (Bahrain) def. Carlos Garnica and Brandon Danganan (Würzburg) 6-2, 7-5.
Quarterfinals—Brady Covington and Shota Morisaka (1, International School of Brussels) def. Kim and Guzik 6-1, 6-0; Deven Smith and John Frank (5, Kaiserslautern) def. Combass and Liebig 6-4, 6-2; Radvany and Marquardt def. Beatty and Billington 6-0, 6-0; Nour and Trombetta-Mabbs def. Burroughs and Gill 6-7 (tiebreaker score unavailable) 6-0, 6-4; Ryan Matheson and Shaun Redden (6, Hohenfels) def. Isik and Bugaighis 6-3, 6-3; Sean Crowley and Jacob Schoonover (2, Patch) vs. Temme and Thakkar, late; Adam Pauley and Jeremy Junker (3, Mannheim) vs. Jakschis and Caner, late; Chad Perkins and Darien Ward (4, Heidelberg) vs. Goss and Cluver, late.
Consolation—Eldredge and Haines def. Faircloth and Little 8-6.
First round—Chelsea Cotter (4, Heidelberg) def. Alyssa Fellows (Aviano) 6-2, 6-2; Eman Yousif (6, Bahrain) def. Amanda Higgins (Würzburg) 6-1, 6-0; Isabelle Ignacio (Baumholder) def. Martina Diana (8, Marymount International School of Rome) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5; Stefanie Seitz (AFNORTH) def. Donna Smales (Patch) 6-0. 6-1; Brianna Fitch (Brussels) def. Melisa Sidow (Incirlik) 6-1, 6-4; Ashley Martinez (Naples) def. Elena Churilova (Milan) 6-1, 6-1; Haelee Kim (Black Forest Academy) def. Vicky Cullum (Hohenfels) 4-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-2); Ellyn Edwards (5, Alconbury) def. Valerie Fisher (Kaiserslautern) 6-4, 6-2; Jade Vaughn (Mannheim) def. Joycelyn Bright-Smith (Baumholder) 6-0, 6-0; Lisa Enokawa (Wiesbaden) Monica O’Hearn (Sigonella) 6-3, 6-1; Molly Martin (7, Lakenheath) def. Bethany Barnhart (Bitburg) 6-0, 6-1; Katherine Schaffer (Vilseck) def. Natalie Wood (Vicenza) 6-0, 6-0; Elena De Giovanni (American Overseas School of Rome) def. Ella Roman (Ankara) 6-1, 7-5.
Quarterfinals—Krista Citkovska (1, SHAPE) def. Fitch 6-0, 6-0; Kara Williamson (2, International School of Brussels) def. De Giovanni 6-0, 6-0; Lindsey Jones (3, Ramstein) def. Vaughn 6-3, 6-4; Edwards def. Enokawa 6-0, 6-1; Ignacio def. Kim 6-0, 6-0; Cotter def. S. Seitz 6-1, 6-2; Yousif def. Martinez 6-0, 6-1; Martin def. Schaffer 6-0, 6-1.
Consolation—Barnhart def. Wood 8-0; Diana def. Cullum 8-3.
First round—Michelle Sullivan and Julia Novak (8, Lakenheath) def. Hanta Thomas and Carissa Ryan (Brussels) 6-1, 6-2; Rachel Seachris and Ashley Meeder (Kaiserslautern) def. Gabrielle Reagan and Carley Plaisance (Bitburg) 6-0, 6-0; Brittany Godwin and Kelly Conrad (7, Ramstein) def. Christina Buffington and Jessica Holland (Vicenza) 6-4, 6-0; Heather Acre and Melanie Seitz (AFNORTH) def. Monica Giddens and Dominique Aljabi (Naples) 6-1, 6-0; Rebecca Matheson and Alicia Mocyznski (Hohenfels) def. Katie Arreola and Jessica Aguilar (Sigonella) 6-4, 7-5; Caitlin Cloum and Sara Reynolds (Alconbury) def. Candace Addison and Lucretia Curley (Ankara) 6-1, 6-0; Aine Tyrrell and Yuki Sasaki (Marymount) def. Kendal Ladrillono and Pamela Hall (Baumholder) 6-1, 6-1; Mallory Holladay and Ji Hyea Kim (Black Forest Academy) def. Leah Beilhart and April Feazelle (Vilseck) 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (12-10); Nancy Jensen and Jessica Smith (6, Wiesbaden) def. Zoya Shahab and Vittoria Fava (Bahrain) 6-3, 6-1; Nikki Ecenrode and Andrea Wheatcroft (Heidelberg) def. Christina Hanson and Greta Slotness (Incirlik) 6-0, 6-0; Jen Wadas and Madison Frink (Patch) def. Nikki Weaver and Crystal De La Paz (Aviano) 6-1, 6-4;
Quarterfinals—Carmen Fuccillo and Valeria D’Alterio (3, AOSR) def. Tyrrell and Sasaki 6-3, 6-1; Sofia Engel and Gabby Westerman (4, Bamberg) def. Cloum and Reynolds 6-2, 6-3; Jensen and Smith def. Holladay and Kim 6-0, 6-3; Ecenrode and Wheatcroft def. Godwin and Conrad 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; Acre and M. Seitz def. Matheson and Mocynski 6-1, 6-0; Stefanie Montano and Kelli Montano (Würzburg) def. Kirsten Norwood and Rachel Nevinger (Mannheim) score unavailable; Tamara Casteels and Ayumi Sakakibara (1, ISB) vs. Montano and Montano, late; Ilena Jansen and Svenja Jansen (2, SHAPE) vs. Wadas and Frink, late.
Consolation—Thomas and Ryan def. Reagan and Plaisance 8-3.