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Americans & Collegians at the Aussie Open

Australian Open

SPOILER ALERT: Australian Open results below!

 

This year’s Australian Open field is jam packed with both American players as well as former college players which makes things pretty exciting from my perspective. Unfortunately, Day 1 was a major downer for most of them. Americans overall went 3 and 13. Collegians went 2 and 5.

Here’s what’s happened so far:

Men’s Singles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

Matt Ebden d. John Isner (UGA) 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-3
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga d. Kevin King (GA Tech) 6-4 6-4 6-1
Yuichi Sugita d. Jack Sock 6-1 7-6 5-7 6-3
Kyle Edmund d. Kevin Anderson (Illinois) 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4
Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) d. Elias Ymer 6-4 6-3 4-6 6-1
Ryan Harrison d. Dudi Sela 6-3 5-7 3-6 7-5 6-2

Women’s Singles (American players in bold red, Collegians in bold blue)

Nicole Gibbs (Stanford) d. Viktoriya Tomova 6-1 6-1
Kiki Bertens d. CiCi Bellis 6-7 6-4 6-2
Magda Linette d. Jennifer Brady (UCLA) 2-6 6-4 6-3
Kirsten Flipkens d. Alison Riske  2-6 7-6 6-3
Magdalena Rybarikova d. Taylor Townsend 6-0 7-5
Timea Babos d. CoCo Vandeweghe 7-6 6-2
Julia Goerges d. Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-4
Shuai Zhang d. Sloane Stephens 2-6 7-6 6-2
Belinda Bencic d. Venus Williams 6-3 7-5
Daria Gavrilova d. Irina Falconi (GA Tech) 6-1 6-1

Hoping Day 2 brings more success to both the Americans and former Collegians. Here’s what’s on tap for Tuesday (Monday night in the US):

Donald Young v. Novak Djokovic
Frances Tiafoe v. Juan Martin del Potro
Madison Brengle v. Jo Konta
Madison Keys v. Qiang Wang
Shelby Rogers v. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee) v. Jeremy Chardy
Vavara Lepchenko v. Anastasija Sevastova
Kristie Ahn (Stanford) v. Barbora Strycova
Tim Smyczek v. Alexei Popyrin
Lauren Davis v. Jana Cepelova
Sam Querrey v. Feliciano Lopez
Stevie Johnson (USC) v. Denis Kudla
Christina McHale v. Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Jared Donaldson v. Albert Ramos-Vinolas

If I’ve missed anyone, my apologies – please let me know in the Comments below. Best of luck to everyone competing Down Under!

 

 

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