by Julie Wrege
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Treat Huey, the top seed in the Boys' 18 Singles, was pushed to three (3) sets in his match in the round of 16. Early on it looked like Treat would roll over Nick Savage as he ran out to an easy 4-1 lead, but New Jersey's Savage had another idea. Nick kept Treat back in the court with his deep ground storkes, taking Huey out of his finesse game, resulting in a multitude of unforced errors. Savage ran off nine (9) games in a row -- then leading 6-4,4-0. But Treat never lost focus and fought back to take the second set 7-5 and then close the match with a 6-3 final set. Tomorrow at noon Treat will meet Ned Samuelson from Belmont, MA.
Daniel Yoo of Davie, FL, seeded 2nd in the Boys' 18 Singles, continued his cruise though the draw, defeating New York's Peter Aarts 7-5, 6-1. Yoo has yet to lose a set in these Championships. On Friday Yoo meets Andrew Orban of Fayetteville, NC at 10am. Thursday Orban defeated another Southerner Nolan Polley 7-6(4), 7-5.
The top seed in the Boys' 16 Singles, Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, CA, is making it look easy as he has yet to be pushed in these Championships. On Thursday Querrey defeated Florida's Matthew Schimmel 6-1, 6-4.
The 2nd seed in the Boys' 16 Singles was unable to complete his match due to rain that washed out matches late in the day. Spencer Vegosen is scheduled to complete his match against Virginia's David Kwon at 8am on Friday with the winner meeting Florida's Wil Spencer at noon. Spencer is one of five non-seeds advancing to the round of 16. Only Spencer and Mateusz Kecki of Sacramento advanced.
The semis and finals are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the beautiful Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. Admission on all days is free.