This week at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy: Jenna Thompson and Sydney Landau are both competing at the girls' 12 Clay Court National Championships in Florida. Sydney lost in the first round, Jenna won her first two rounds easily before losing to the number 1 seeded player in the third round. Summer camps are in full swing bringing players to our academy from all around the world. This weeks visitors come from South Africa, Russia, Antigua and Austria. On the bottom picture you see Johan [...]
ITF Pro Circuit Sumter, South Carolina USA update: Luda Vasilyeva (RUS - WTA 624) and her doubles partner, Petra Januskova (CAN) are through to the doubles semi-finals after their win today. Luda was also one point away from reaching the quarterfinals in singles but despite having a few match points in the second set, ended up losing 6-8 in the third set tie-breaker to Kateryna Yergina (UKR). Ouch... Tough one Luda! Congrats for reaching the semi-final in doubles! Good luck!!
ITF Pro Circuit Sumter, South Carolina USA update: Luda Vasilyeva (RUS - WTA 624) won her first round main draw match today against Elizaveta Ianchuk (UKR) 6/2 6/2. Johan Kriek and our academy coach, Evgeny Slesarev, were both there to support Luda. "I'm happy that Luda won but it wasn't a pretty match. Too many mistakes. We have a lot to work on still," said Johan Kriek after the match. It is interesting to add that Luda's opponent today, Elizaveta Ianchuk (WTA 789), as well [...]
ITF ProCircuit 10K Sharm El Sheikh Egypt update: Luda Vasilyeva is through to the semi-final after her 6/1 6/3 win today over Francesca Stephenson (GBR). Luda will face Katie Bulter (GBR) in the semi-final. Congratulations Luda! Good luck tomorrow in the semi!
ITF ProCircuit 10K Sharm El Sheikh Egypt update: Luda Vasilyeva reaches the main draw quarterfinals after her 6/4 6/4 win today over Ola Abou Zekry (EGY). Great job Luda! Good luck tomorrow in the quarterfinals! On the picture: Luda with Johan Kriek as well as our coaches Evgeny & Nino and our academy player, Adam Zaorski, who recently accepted a Division 1 tennis scholarship at Cal Poly
ITF ProCircuit 10K Sharm El Sheikh Egypt update: Luda Vasilyeva won her first round main draw match today 6/4 6/3. Luda beat Nina Stojanovic (SRB) who was the champion at last week's 10K ITF ProCircuit event in Egypt. Great win Luda! Good luck tomorrow in the round of 16!
ITF Pro Circuit Shymkent Kazakhstan update: Luda Vasilyeva reaches the semi-final after her win over Ekaterina Klyueva (KAZ) today. Luda was down 3/5 in the first set and came back to win the match 7/6 6/4. She will now face Anastasia Rudakova (RUS). Awesome job Luda! Good luck in the semi-final!
ITF Pro Circuit Shymkent Kazakhstan update: Luda Vasilyeva won her second round singles main draw match today and reached the quarterfinals where she will face Ekaterina Klyueva (KAZ). Luda and her doubles partner also reached the quarterfinals of the doubles main draw where they lost to Anna Grigoryan (RUS) & Vivian Zlatanova (BUL). Great job Luda! Good luck in your singles match tomorrow!
ITF Pro Circuit Shymkent Kazakhstan update: Luda Vasilyeva won her singles main draw match against Irina Lidkovskaya (RUS) 6/0 6/1 today to reach the round of 16. Luda and her doubles partner also reached the quarter finals of the doubles main draw where they lost to number 3 seeded Ekaterina Klyueva (KAZ) & Sofia Smagina (RUS) 3/6 4/6. Good luck in your singles match tomorrow Luda!
ITF ProCircuit Shymkent, Kazakhstan update: Luda Vasilyeva (RUS - WTA 701) reaches singles main draw round of 16 after beating Gulnaz Dokey (KAZ) 6/0 6/1. Well done Luda! Good luck!