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US Open Report: Britton Makes Boys' Singles Final

August 25, 2008 01:17 PM
Devin Britton 2008
Devin Britton of Brandon, Miss. came up just shy of the US Open boys' singles championship, losing to third-seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-3 in the finals. Unseeded Britton, a serve-and-volley specialist, was the last of more than 10 USTA Southern players who competed at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mallory Burdette of Jackson, Ga., teamed up with American Sloane Stephens to reach the girls' doubles final but lost to Noppawan Lertcheewakarn and Sandra Roma 6-0, 6-2.

Second-seeded Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga. came from behind to defeat Madison Brengle 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the quarters but lost in the semia. Oudin and partner Asia Muhammad were defeated in the third round of junior doubles.

Ryan Harrison advance to the third round of the boys' singles where he lost to Rhyne Williams 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-3. Both he and Oudin played in the main singles draw. Wild card Oudin lost in the first-round of the main draw by the slimmest of margins – 7-6(5), 7-6(5) – to Jessica Moore. Oudin and Asia Muhammad were eliminated in the first round of the women's doubles.

After defeating Amer Delic in the first round of men’s singles, Robby Ginepri, from Kennesaw, Ga., fell to Croatia’s Marin Cilic, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Bobby Reynolds returns a shot to Sam Querrey at the 2006 Pacific Life Open. Getty Images
In the men’s singles second round, Acworth, Ga.’s Bobby Reynolds lost to eleventh seed, Fernando Gonzalez. Reynolds and partner Rajeev Ram competed in the men’s second-round doubles against Bruno Soares and Dusan Vemic ending in a loss of 7(7)-6(4), 6-1.

Atlanta’s Donald Young and partner Jesse Levine competed against Robert Lindstedt and Jarkko Nieminen and the men’s first round doubles taking them to three sets but ending in 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 loss. Young showed major grit in push James Blake to five sets in a thrilling first-round match.

John Isner, ranked No. 125 lost to German Andreas Beck 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-6(3) in the first round. Isner, of Greensboro, N.C., and Sam Querrey were downed in doubles by Agustine Calleri and Gonzalez. Ginepri, playing doubles with Travis Rettenmaier, fell in the first round to Delic and Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4.

Carly Gullickson, originally from Brentwood, Tennessee and Julie Ditty of Ashland, Kentucky ran into No. 1 seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber and lost in the third round of the women’s doubles.

Spartanburg, South Carolina’s Mallory Cecil teamed up with Gail Brodsky but fell in the opening round. Also, Jamie Hampton of Enterprise, Ala. played with Coco Vandeweghe.



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