Coco Vandeweghe resumed her streak of #FedCup wins this weekend as #TeamUSA defeated Netherlands, 3-1, in North Carolina. Vandeweghe (Rancho Santa Fe) followed Venus Williams’ opening match victory with a comeback, three-set thriller of her own over Richel Hogencamp, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3. Vandeweghe trailed 0-3 in the second set before turning the tide, gaining a two game advantage for Team USA heading into doubles play. The United States fell in doubles but clinched the team victory with Venus Williams’ second singles win, and the squad moves on to the group semifinals in April.
This week, the Pro Circuit arrives in Arizona where Julia Boserup (Newport Beach), Danielle Lao (Arcadia), and Claire Liu (Thousand Oaks) will be among the competitors.
In Men’s action, Glendale’s Alex Sarkissian reached the semifinals of an ATP Challenger event in Australia. Bradley Klahn (Poway) appeared in the quarterfinals of the San Francisco ATP Challenger, while Long Beach Pro Circuit winner Collin Altamirano reached the quarters last week in Turkey.
This week’s ATP New York Open is overflowing with American talent, including #2 seed Sam Querrey (Santa Monica), Jared Donaldson (Irvine), Steve Johnson (Redondo Beach), Mackenzie McDonald (Los Angeles/UCLA), Ernesto Escobedo (West Covina), and the Bryan Brothers (Camarillo). US Open finalist Kevin Anderson of South Africa is the top seed.