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19/03/13

4 Smrikva Bowl players at Sony Open in Miami, Floridy (USD 4,195,765): Donna VEKIC, Belinda BENCIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC and Petra MARTIC... Ajla TOMLJANOVIC reached the fourth round and Donna VEKIC reached the second round of the Main Draw

There are four Smrikva Bowl players at Sony Open played in Miami, Floridy (USD 4,195,765) this week: Donna VEKIC, Belinda BENCIC, Ajla TOMLJANOVIC and Petra MARTIC...

Donna Vekic, from Croatia, born in 1996, and Belinda Bencic, from Switzerland, born in 1997 entered the qualification draw… while Ajla Tomljanovic, from Croatia, born in 1993, received a wild card for the main draw and Petra Martic, from Croatia, born in 1991, is in the Main Draw.

Their current ranking on WTA list is the following:
Petra MARTIC – # 91 WTA
Donna VEKIC – # 95 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC- 242 # WTA
Belinda BENCIC- # 502 WTA


MAIN DRAW

Ajla Tomljanovic (Cro) – 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 semifinals
1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Ksenia PERVAK (Kaz) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Julia GOERGES (Ger) 7:6, 6:2
3rd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Andrea PETKOVIC (Ger) 0:6,6:4,7:6
4th round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Kirsten FLIPKENS (Bel) 7:6, 4:6, 3:6

Ksenia PERVAK (Kaz) – # 99 WTA
Julia GOERGES (Ger) – # 26 WTA
Andrea PETKOVIC (Ger) – # 162 WTA
Kirsten FLIPKENS (Bel) – # 28 WTA

Donna Vekic (Cro) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Donna Vekic – Yulia PUTINTSEVA (Kaz) 7:6, 6:0
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Elena VESNINA (Rus) 4:6, 2:6

Yulia PUTINTSEVA (Kaz) – # 93 WTA
Elena VESNINA (Rus) – # 32 WTA

Petra Martic (Cro) – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner
1st round: Petra Martic – Stefanie VOEGELE (Sui) 3:6, 3:6

Stefanie VOEGELE (Sui) – # 72 WTA


QUALIFICATION DRAW

Donna Vekic (Cro) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Donna Vekic – Marta SIROTKINA (Rus) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Valeri SAVINYKH (Rus) 4:6, 6:3, 6:4

Marta SIROTKINA (Rus) – # 121 WTA
Valeri SAVINYKH (Rus) – # 132 WTA

Belinda Bencic (Sui) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Belinda Bencic – Coco VANDEWEGHE (Usa) 3:6, 6:7

Coco VANDEWEGHE (Usa) – # 98 WTA

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18/03/13

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, won 21st Sarawak Chief Minister's Cup (I) - ITF Grade 1 tournament just concluded in Malaysia...

I just received a good news from Borna Coric’s Smrikva Bowl fun living in Thailand and he informed me that Borna did well on his tour in Far East and won both single and doubles at Grade 1 ITF tournament just concluded in Malaysia…

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, won 21st Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) – ITF Grade 1 tournament… and after this victory Borna Coric jumped to #4 ranking on the ITF ranking list...

This week there are 6 SMRIKVA BOWL players in total among TOP 5 ITF ranked players:

Nikola MILOJEVIC – #2 ITF – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 C.winner
Gianluigi QUINZI – #3 ITF – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner
Borna CORIC – #4 ITF – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
Laslo DJERE – #5 ITF – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up

Ana KONJUH – #1 ITF – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up
Belind BENCIC – #4 ITF – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player

Borna Coric’s road towards the victory of 21st Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup (I) was the following:

1st round: Borna Coric – bye
2nd round: Borna Coric – Dukyoung Kim (Kor) 6:4, 6:2
3rd round: Borna Coric – Evan Hoyt (Gbr) 6:2, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Bradley Mousley (Aus) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: Borna Coric – Takashi Saito (Jpn) 6:1, 6:3
Finals: Borna Coric – Ku Keon Kang (Kor) 6:3, 5:7, 6:3

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14/03/13

Daria SOLOVYEVA - Dasha, "La Bottega" di Smrikve friend, is the winner of Cup der Nordverbaende, an ETA under 14 tournament played in Isernhagen, Germany

Daria SOLOVYEVA – Dasha, “La Bottega” di Smrikve 2011-2013 guest, from Moscow, won single and double finals at an ETA under 14 tournament played in Isernhagen, Germany…

Daria SOLOVYEVA (Rus) – La Bottega di Smrikve 2011-2013

1st round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – J.KRUEMPELMANN (Ger) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Opheline DEPOILLY (Fra) 7:6, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA -Simona WALTERT (Sui) 7:5,6:4
Semifinals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Alisa DIERCKSEN (Ger) 6:3, 6:2
Finals: Daria SOLOVYEVA – Kristina KISLYAK (Rus) 4:6, 6:1, 6:1

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13/03/13

39 Smrikva Bowl players in Istria this week on ETA under 12 tournament ISTRATURIST OPEN played in UMAG; the winners are: Filippo MORONI and Olga DANILOVIC; runner up: Duje AJDUKOVIC and Betina TOKAC; emifinalist: Sergiu MANCIOC, Nemanja MALESEVIC, Iva ZEL

This week an ETA under 12 tournament is played in UMAG in Istira and I recognized many SMRIKVA BOWL kids in the Main Draws…

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws there were 39 former Smrikva Bowl players (17 girls and 22 boys)

In the second round there were 23 Smrikva Bowl players (9 girls and 14 boys) out of 64.

In the third round there are 15 Smrikva Bowl players (6 girls and 9 boys) out of 32.

In the quarterfinals there were: Sergiu MANCIOC, Filippo MORONI, Filip MISOLIC, Nemanja MALESEVIC, Duje AJDUKOVIC, Jan KUPCIC, Emilija KOJCIC, Iva ZELIC, Petra VRACEVIC, Betina TOKAC, Olga DANILOVIC... (6 boys and 5 girls) 11 out of 16.

In the semifinals there were: Sergiu MANCIOC, Filippo MORONI, Nemanja MALESEVIC, Duje AJDUKOVIC, Iva ZELIC, Betina TOKAC, Olga DANILOVIC... (4 boys and 3 girls) 7 out of 8.

In the finals there were : Filippo MORONI (winner), Duje AJDUKOVIC (runner up), Olga DANILOVIC (winner), Betina TOKAC (runner up)... 4 out of 4.

Detailed results are as follows:


BOYS

Filippo MORONI (Ita) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Filippo Moroni – Lovro SUEVICH (Cro) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Filippo Moroni – Milos MILAKOVIC (BiH) 6:1, 6:3
3rd round: Filippo Moroni – Simeon KOSTOV (Bul) 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Filippo Moroni – Filip MISOLIC (Aut) 4:3 ret.
Semifinals: Filippo Moroni – Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) 6:2,7:6
Finals: Filippo Moroni – Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 6:2,3:6,6:3

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH) 6:4,6:7,6:2
2nd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Ulas B.ULUSOY (Tur) 6:0, 1:6, 6:3
3rd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Marat SHARIPOV (Rus) 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Duje Ajdukovic – Jan KUPCIC (Slo) 6:0, 6:2
Semifinals: D.Ajdukovic – Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH) 2:6,7:6,6:1
Finals: Duje Ajdukovic – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 2:6,6:3,3:6

Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 quarterfinals
1st round: Sergiu Mancioc – Tim TEKAVEC (Slo) 7:6, 6:4
2nd round: Sergiu Mancioc – Roko HORVAT (Cro) 7:5, 6:1
3rd round: Sergiu Mancioc – Giuseppe DE CAMELIS (Ita) 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Sergiu Mancioc – Felix ROMEO (Rou) 7:5, 6:2
Semifinals: Sergiu Mancioc – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 2:6,6:7

Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nemanja Malesevic – Borna Devald (Cro) 4:6,7:6,0:6
2nd round: Nemanja Malesevic – Benedikt EMESZ (Aut) wo
3rd round: Nemanja Malesevic-J.CUETO RAMOS (Esp) 7:6,3:6,7:6
Quarterfinals: Nemanja Malesevic – Donovan LILOV (Bul) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: N.Malesevic – D.AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 6:2,6:7,1:6

Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Duje Ajdukovic – Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH) 6:4,6:7,6:2
2nd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Ulas B.ULUSOY (Tur) 6:0, 1:6, 6:3
3rd round: Duje Ajdukovic – Marat SHARIPOV (Rus) 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Duje Ajdukovic – Jan KUPCIC (Slo) 6:0, 6:2
Semifinals: Duje Ajdukovic – Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH)

Jan KUPCIC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Jan Kupcic – Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH) 5:7, 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: Jan Kupcic – Frederik ENGELMANN (Usa) 6:0, 6:2
3rd round: Jan Kupcic – Filip KROLO (Ger) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Jan Kupcic – Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 0:6,2:6

Filip MISOLIC (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip Misolic – Aziz HELALI (Tun) 4:6, 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Filip Misolic – Admir KALENDER (Cro) 6:4, 6:0
3rd round: Filip Misolic – Filip Jeff PLANINSEK (Slo) 6:2, 2:6, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Filip Misolic – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 3:4 ret.

Javier CUETO RAMOS (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Javier C.Ramos-M.ANDREJIC GOLJAR (Slo) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Javier Cueto Ramos – Pavel VERBIN (Rus) 4:6,6:3,6:1
3rd round: Javier Cueto Ramos – N.MALESEVIC (BiH) 6:7,6:3,6:7

Nico SCHMALZL (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nico Schmalzl – Drazen PETROVIC (BiH) 6:2, 6:2
2nd round: Nico Schmalzl – Giacomo MAGNANI (Ita) 6:4, 6:3
3rd round: Nico Schmalzl – Felix ROMEO (Rou) 1:6, 3:6

Filip Jeff PLANINSEK (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Filip J. Planinsek – Bruno KREIDLER (Ger) 7:5, 6:2
2nd round: Filip J. Planinsek – Tamas K.CSEH (Hun) 3:6, 6:4, 7:5
3rd round: Filip J. Planinsek – Filip MISOLIC (Aut) 2:6, 6:2, 2:6

Roko HORVAT (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Roko Horvat – Daniil KOTOV (Rus) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Roko Horvat – Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) 5:7, 1:6

Ivan BRAJKO (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Ivan Brajko – Radislav PROTCHENKO (Rou) 6:0, 6:2
2nd round: Ivan Brajko – Felix ROMEO (Rou) 2:6, 3:6

Grgo DUJMOVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Grgo Dujmovic – Yusuf CETINTAS (Tur) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Grgo Dujmovic – Donovan LILOV (Bul) 2:6, 1:6

Tim TEKAVEC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Tim Tekavec – Sergiu MANCIOC (Rou) 6:7, 4:6

Drazen PETROVIC (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Drazen Petrovic – Nico SCHMALZL (Aut) 2:6, 2:6

Lovro SUEVICH (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Lovro Suevich – Filippo MORONI (Ita) 2:6, 2:6

Michele VIANELLO (Ita) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Michele Vianello – Tamas Krisztofer CSEH (Hun) 3:6,4:6

Borna DEVALD (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Borna Devald – Nemanja MALESEVIC (BiH) 6:4,6:7,6:0

Mai VIDOVIC (Slo) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Mai Vidovic – Vlad MARCU (Rou) 0:6, 0:6

Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Vanja Dobrnjac – Duje AJDUKOVIC (Cro) 4:6, 7:6, 2:6

Alberto ORSO (Ita) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Alberto Orso – Marat SHARIPOV (Rus) 1:6, 2:6

Matija VOLAREVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Matija Volarevic – Filip KROLO (Ger) 2:6, 3:6

Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ajdin Muharemovic – Jan KUPCIC (Slo) 7:4, 1:6, 1:6


GIRLS

Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Renata CIPETIC (Cro) 6:3, 6:0
2nd round: Olga Danilovic – Marija VICIC (Slo) 6:2, 6:0
3rd round: Olga Danilovic – Zeynep Naz OZTURK (Tur) 6:1, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Olga Danilovic – Andreea VELCEA (Rou) 7:5, 6:1
Semifinals: Olga Danilovic – Zeynep ERMAN (Tur) 6:2, 6:2
Finals: Olga Danilovic – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 6:2, 6:0

Betina TOKAC (Tur) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 semifinalist
1st round: Betina Tokac – Lora KRALJ (Cro) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Betina Tokac – Victoria ALLEN (Uk) 6:1, 2:6, 6:4
3rd round: Betina Tokac – Anastasia SIZOVA (Rus) 6:1, 6:0
Quarterfinals: Betina Tokac – Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) 6:1, 6:3
Semifinals: Betina Tokac – Iva ZELIC (Cro) 6:0, 0:6, 6:3
Finals: Betina Tokac – Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) 2:6, 0:6

Iva ZELIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Iva Zelic – Ambra VERZELETTI (Ita) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Iva Zelic – Zala ULE (Slo) 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Iva Zelic – Emily MEYER (Aut) 6:1, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Iva Zelic – Emilija KOJCIC (Srb) 6:1, 6:3
Semifinals: Iva Zelic – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 0:6,6:0,3:6

Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Petra Vracevic – Alja BELINGER (Slo) 6:2, 6:0
2nd round: Petra Vracevic – Monika DEDAJ (Cro) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Petra Vracevic – Reka BARTOSIK (Hun) 6:0, 6:1
Quarterfinals: Petra Vracevic – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 1:6, 3:6

Emilija KOJCIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Emilija Kojcic – Eva LYS (Ger) 7:6, 7:6
2nd round: Emilija Kojcic – Flavia MARCACCINI (Ita) 7:6, 6:4
3rd round: Emilija Kojcic – Iulia Bianca ILINCA (Rou) 6:3, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Emilija Kojcic -Iva ZELIC (Cro) 1:6, 3:6

Ziva FALKNER (Slo) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Sofia ANTOLINI (Ita) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Ziva Falkner – Kristina KOZAKOVA (Svk) 6:1, 6:2
3rd round: Ziva Falkner – Zeynep ERMAN (Tur) 4:6, 2:6

Nina GEISSLER (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nina Geissler – Melanie PAJAS (Cro) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Nina Geissler – Zeynep ERMAN (Tur) 3:6, 7:5, 2:6

Monika DEDAJ (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Monika Dedaj – Lara KAISER (Aut) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Monika Dedaj – Petra VRACEVIC (Cro) 1:6, 2:6

Pia LOVRIC (Slo) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Pia Lovric – Alessia TAGLIENTE (Ita) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Pia Lovric – Anastasia SIZOVA (Rus) 6:4, 2:6, 1:6

Katarina CALIS (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Katarina Calis – Sara ROMANELLO (Slo) 4:6, 6:1, 0:6

Kornelia HUNCAK (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Kornelia Huncak – Zala ULE (Slo) 4:6, 2:6

Lana BREZANIN (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Lana Brezanin – Anastasia SIZOVA (Rus) 6:2, 6:1

Lora KRALJ (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Lora Kralj – Betina TOKAC (Tur) 2:6, 0:6

Katarina Duic PLUMTREE (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: K.D.PLUMTREE – Zeynep Naz OZTURK (Tur) 0:6, 1:6

Valentina CAVIC (Aut) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Valentina Cavic – Marija VICIC (Slo) 3:6, 1:6

Renata CIPETIC (Cro) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Renata Cipetic – Olga DANILOVIC (Srb) 3:6, 0:6

Melanie PAJAS (Cro) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Melanie PAJAS (Cro) – Nina GEISSLER (Aut) 1:6, 0:6

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12/03/13

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2013)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players that are still competing…

As of 7th of January 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 2 players TOP 100 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #91 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #98 WTA

• 1 player TOP 200 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #195 ATP

• 6 boys and 10 girls… in total 16 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#2 Nikola MILOJEVIC (TOP 5)

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI (TOP 5)

#4 Laslo DJERE (TOP 5)

#6 Borna CORIC (TOP 10)

#17 Franko MIOCIC

#76 Matteo DONATI

GIRLS:

#1 Ana KONJUH (TOP 5)

#5 Belinda BENCIC (TOP 5)

#15 Christina MAKAROVA

#31 Ilka CSOREGI

#42 Nina STOJANOVIC

#63 Camilla ROSATELLO

#69 Giulia PAIRONE

#70 Irina Maria BARA

#76 Ivana JOROVIC

#89 Katie BOULTER

3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Ana KONJUH #1, Belinda BENCIC #3, Olga FRIDMAN #8)

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Miomir KECMANOVIC #2, Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #3, Alexei POPYRIN #9; Andreea Amalia ROSCA #1, Alessia WELTI #10)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)... IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #157 on WTA list.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #594 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #368 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #91on WTA list (TOP 100 WTA). Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.
Indire AKIKI, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #563 on WTA list.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #195 on ATP list.
Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Italy, is currently ranked #536 on ATP list*.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #253 on WTA list; best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #927 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #305 on ATP ranking list.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #779 on ATP ranking list.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1781 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #253 on WTA list* best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Jennifer REN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Great Britain, not currently ranked on WTA list.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #572 on WTA list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Ivan LEVAR, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Croatia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #776 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #714 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is ranked #1672 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, is ranked #847 on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #76 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #991 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked 915 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #556 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #2 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF).
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #6 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #1421 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #208 on ITF ranking list, and is ranked #1431 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #17 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1009 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #447 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #70 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #923 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #98 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #506 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #63 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #1050 on WTA list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #121 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #556 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #116 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #127 on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #31 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #142 on ITF ranking list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #5 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF)
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #69 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #42 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #15 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #871 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #404 on ITF ranking list.


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #128 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #89 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #534 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #115 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #267 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #937 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and #1 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and 865 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #111 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #71 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100) and 754 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #131 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)
Bianka BEKEFI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #108 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #602 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #291 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #494 on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #532 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #888 in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #322 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #483 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #122 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #379 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #35 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #516 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #18 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #429 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #1108 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #8 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #123 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #29 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #297 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #24 in Europe in under 16 cathegory (TOP 10 TE U14) and is ranked #301 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #63 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #720 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #248 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #89 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #3 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #66 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is ranked #189 in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #9 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #19 in under 14 european ranking.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #84 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #141 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #66 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #253 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #49 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #272 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #90 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #284 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION... and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

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11/03/13

Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 consolation draw winner, reached the finals at TIM ESSONE 2013 cat 1 ETA under 14 tournament played in Sainte-Genevieve des Bois (France), while Patrik RIKL semifinals and Alessia WELTI quarterfinals...

TIM ESSONNE is a very important under 14 ETA tournament, ranked cathegory 1, that was just concluded at SAINTE-GENEVIEVE DES BOIS in France, and Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 consolation draw winner, from Australia, made the best result among Smrikva Bowl players.

His road towards the finals of TIM ESSONNE 2013 edition was the following:

1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Dominik Hruncak(SVK) 6:4, 6:3
2nd round: Alexei Popyrin – Maxime Fischer (FRA) 6:0, 6:1
3rd round: Alexei Popyrin – Ronetto Van Tilburg (NED) 6:1, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Alexei Popyrin – Matteo Martineau (FRA) 7:6, 6:1
Semifinals: Alexei Popyrin- Constantin B. Kouzmine(FRA) 6:4,6:4
Finals: Alexei Popyrin – Corentin Moutet (FRA) 5:7, 4:6

Other Smrikva Bowl players at TIM ESSONE 2013 made the following results:

BOYS
Patrik RIKL (semifinals), Karlo DIVKOVIC (2nd round), Tomas MACHAC (2nd round), Renzo PARO (2nd round), Roko SAVIN (1st round), Karol PALUCH (1st round), Karlo SUEVICH (1st round), Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (1st round).

GIRLS
Alessia WELTI (quarterfinals), Ana BISKIC (3rd round), Ania HERTEL (1st round), Georgie WALKER (1st round), Lian BENEDEJCIC (1st round), Lucie KANKOVA (1st round), Arianna CAPOGROSSO (1st round), Giulia TURCONI (1st round), Neli SUNJIC (1st round), Lea BOSKOVIC (1st round).

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09/03/13

Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, is the WINNER of the Open Super 12 - AURAY 2013

OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY is played since 1985 and many top world players played this tournament considered one of the most important under 12 International Tournaments in the World.

Some of the known names are: Les Français Richard GASQUET, Gaël MONFILS, Paul-Henri MATHIEU, Julien BENNETEAU, Tommy ROBREDO, Raphaël NADAL, Mickaël YOUZNY, Féliciano LOPEZ, Amélie MAURESMO, Justine HENIN, Kim CLIJSTERS and Dinara SAFINA.

Three years ago the winner of the girls draw was Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, few years ago the winner was Anastasia MIKHEEVA 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, and last year the winner was Paula Arias MANON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up :)…

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 9 former Smrikva Bowl players… and Mihailo POPOVIC is in the WINNER of this year edition.

Detailed results of Smrikva boys and girls on this year OPEN Super 12 – AURAY 2013 are the following:


BOYS:

Mihailo POPOVIC (Srb) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up
1st round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Mathys ERHARD (Fra) 6:1, 6:4
2nd round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Alexandre HILLHOUSE (Fra)6:3,6:2
3rd round: Mihailo POPOVIC – Filip C. JIANU (Rou) 6:1,4:6,6:2
Quarterfinals: Mihailo POPOVIC – Clement CHIDEKH (Fra) 6:2, 6:2
Semifinals: Mihailo POPOVIC – Jacob FEARNLEY (Uk) 4:6, 6:3, 6:1
Finals: Mihailo POPOVIC -Daniel FAINBLUM (Can) 3:6,6:3,6:0

Daniel SALAZAR (Esp) -16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Daniel SALAZAR – Loris ZISSWILLER (Fra) 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Daniel SALAZAR – Manuel MASSIMINO (Ita) 6:3, 6:1
3rd round: Daniel SALAZAR – Daniel FAINBLUM (Can) 4:6, 4:6

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA-Thomas NOEL (Fra) 6:1,6:2
2nd round: Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA- Joris MORET (Fra) 6:1, 6:3
3rd round: N.ALVAREZ VARONA-Jacob FEARNLEY (Uk) 7:6,5:7,5:7

Mattia BELLUCCI (Ita) -15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mattia BELLUCCI – Hasni KOUIDRI (Fra) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Mattia BELLUCCI – Marin DELMAS (Fra) 6:2, 6:3
3rd round: Mattia BELLUCCI – Clement CHIDEKH (Fra) 3:6, 0:6

Manuel MASSIMINO (Ita) -16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Manuel MASSIMINO – Nicolas LAFONT (Fra) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Manuel MASSIMINO – Daniel SALAZAR (Esp) 3:6, 1:6

Sebastian GIMA (Rou) -17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up
1st round: Sebastian GIMA – R.BONNET FLORES (Fra) 6:7, 1:6

Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: A.SERRANO OSOBA – E.B.MOMO ANDRE (Fra) 4:6,5:7


GIRLS:

Vesna SAVIC (Sui) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Vesna SAVIC – Maeva MAXCH (Fra) 6:4, 7:5
2nd round: Vesna SAVIC -Lea FALENTIN (Fra) 4:6, 3:6

Daniela ALVAREZ MENDOZA (Esp) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Daniela ALVAREZ MENDOZA – E.BATAILLE (Fra) 1:6,0:6


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08/03/13

Jovana Vukovic - JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, and Yshai OLIEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist, reached the semifinals at Aaron Krickstein under 14 ETA Tournament played in Tel Aviv, Israel

Jovana Vukovic – JOKA, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, and Yshai OLIEL, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist, played an ETA under 14 tournament inTel Aviv, in Israel.

Their road towards the semifinals is the following:

Jovana Vukovic – JOKA (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: J.Vukovic – Polina HOROSHEVSKAYA (Rus) 4:6,7:5,6:1
2nd round: Jovana Vukovic -Valentina KHALTURINA (Rus) 6:0,7:5
Quarterfinals: J.Vukovic – Angelina SHAKHRAYCHUK (Ukr) 6:3,6:4
Semifinals: Jovana Vukovic – T. MAKAROVA (Rus) 6:7,2:6

Yshai OLIEL (Isr) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai OLIEL – Gleb MITYURIN (Rus) 6:0, 6:0
2nd round: Yshai OLIEL – Chih Chi HUANG (Tpe) 6:2, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Yshai OLIEL-Alexander SHEVCHENKO (Rus) 6:1,7:5
Semifinals: Yshai OLIEL-Mikhail SOKOLOVSKIY (Rus) 5:7,1:6

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07/03/13

Four years of "Istria from Smrikve"... and First Appino International Championship Talent Detection 2013 for U10 and U12


7th of March 2013, Smrikve

Dear travellers, book readers and Smrikve tennis friends,

On 26th of March 2009, “Istria from Smrikve” virtual book was published on line with aim to attract travellers in my native Region… AND…

WHY THIS LETTER TODAY?...

It is the World Book Day… actually the World Book Day is a yearly event celebrated worldwide on 23rd of April, but in the United Kingdom is celebrated on first Thursday in March.

“Istria from Smrikve” is in English… and today my grandfather Mate would celebrated 94 years… without his decision to move his family to Smrikve also Istria from Smrikve would have not been written… thus I decided to take the opportunity of the British Day of the Book to share few relevant updates related to the book and ALSO few general spring news from Smrikve for the young tennis fans :)...

Over the last four years over 500.000 people visited “Istria from Smrikve”. This E-book is ALL about culture… written for travellers… where you can find information about places, music, cuisine, olive oil, wine, people, events, museums… described in 600 virtual pages, with over 2000 pictures, 30 old town maps… and over 120 selected videos of places and families worth visiting in Istria…

The initial database featured 200 TOP restaurants, olive oil and wine producers has grown into over 300. 100 families have already created nice websites and today you can visit most of them through “permanent exhibition” recently created on “Istria from Smrikve”... you can find them as recommended place to stay, wine or olive oil to taste, restaurant or event to attend…

“Istria from Smrikve” is NOT a commercial website but a real option and keeps being promoted by word of mouth…

A bit more than 200,000 inhabitants, lovely hilltops, beautiful nature, crystal blue sea, excellent food, olive oil, outstanding wine, many towns and villages inhabited for over 3000 years. This is in very few words what my E-book is about :)...

ISTRIA from SMRIKVE virtual book

The Smrikva Bowl word of mouth is still one of THE keys in attracting of the future travellers… since 1996 Smrikva Bowl gathered over 1250 tennis talents from 57 countries and all the continents… very soon, after 30th of March, this year annual tennis talents will be known… and another GOOD YEAR is expected… our SMRIKVE Ambassadors’ network should grow to over 60 countries… there are already top tennis talents from over 30 countries who presented their candidacy for the 18th annual…

Every day… many Smrikva kids with their efforts and results write the above story… at the beginning of the year among TOP 5 juniors on ITF world ranking list 5 of them played SMRIKVA BOWL...

Several tennis talents, former Smrikva Bowl players, have visited or are planning to visit “La Bottega” di Smrikve tennis school during the year and I look forward to meet with some of you :)...

For those who love to relax... bear in mind that there are still few weeks available at the new SMRIKVE LOUNGE...

SMRIKVE LOUNGE website

For the end of this Book Day letter… just one more NEWS, relevant for the Smrikva young tennis fans and their families… being under 10 and under 12…

I am pleased to share the fact that Luca Appino, Golden Honorary Smrikva Bowl Member, will hold in mid April 2013 the first Appino International Championship Talent Detection for U10 and U12… the tournament will be held in San Remo (Italy) where Luca is dedicating his time to tennis talents as we love to do at “La Bottega” di Smrikve…

All Smrikva kids born in the requested age groups are eligible and welcome… and for those who still do not know Luca I am pleased to recall that he contributed to built up Babolat from a string company to one of the largest racquet manufacturers in the World and is credited for scouting at early age Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Dinara Safina and Kim Clijsters… being all #1 tennis World Champions…

First APPINO INTERNATIONAL 2013

Enjoy the soon coming spring and hope to meet some of you for EASTERN HOLIDAYS in Smrikve!

Regards,


Miodrag Bozovic

P.S. those on LINKED IN are invited to join Discover Istria from Smrikve Group… if you click on the following link and follow the instructions you can join the Group.

Discover ISTRIA FROM SMRIKVE on LINKED IN

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27/02/13

Zvonimir Babic won the Croatian Indoor National Championship under 18

Zvonimir Babic played Smrikva Bowl twice in 2004 and 2005 and from time to time he visits Smrikve with his family.

Currently Zvonimir mostly plays ITF tournaments but this week he played the Croatian Indoor National Champion under 18 in Zagreb and crowned himself the Champion.

His road towards the victory was the following:

1st round: Zvonimiri Babic – Žarak 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Zvonimiri Babic – Samardžija 6:3, 6:2
Quarterfinals: Zvonimiri Babic – Bilješko 6:3, 2:6, 6:4
Semifinals: Zvonimiri Babic – Svjetličić 6:4, 6:4
Finals: Zvonimiri Babic – Zgombić 3:6, 6:4, 6:2

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27/02/13

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, reached the second round of WTA USD 235,000 worth tournament played in Florianopolis (Brasil)

Last week Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, born in Croatia, made a result of her career by defeating #76 WTA player from France Pauline PARMENTIER at XXI Copa Claro Colsanitas 2013, USD 235,000 worth tournament.

Tereza’s current ranking is #166 WTA and this week in Brazil she played another USD 235,000 worth tournament. After qualification round and successful first round she lost to the #75 WTA player from Romania Monica NICULESCU.

1st round: Tereza Mrdeza – Shahar PEER (Isr) 6:0, 6:3
2nd round: Tereza Mrdeza – Monica NICULESCU (Rou) 1:6, 1:6

Qualifications:
1st round: Tereza Mrdeza – bye
2nd round: Tereza Mrdeza – Florencia MOLINERO (Arg)

The ranking of the players played is the following:

Florencia MOLINERO (Arg) – # 230 WTA
Shahar PEER (Isr) – #126 WTA
Monica NICULESCU (Rou) – #75 WTA

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21/02/13

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, defeated #76 WTA player in Bogota, while Ana Konjuh, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, defeated Urszula Radwanska #37 WTA in a Fed Cup match

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, Donna VEKIC, 8th, 9th and 10th Smrikva Bowl player, and Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up are all part of the current Croatian FED CUP team.

The leadership of the team is supervised by former Roland Garros Champion Iva MAJOLI and their current WTA ranking is the following:

Petra MARTIC, born in 1991, #62 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA, born in 1990, #189 WTA
Donna VEKIC, born in June 1996, #91 WTA
Ana KONJUH, born in December 1997, #867 WTA

Donna VEKIC and Ana KONJUH are holding the leading position in their generations at the World level.

Ana KONJUH holds #1 ITF ranking being born at the end of December 1997 and already holding at homes trophies of the ORANGE BOWL under 18, EDDIE HERR under 18, Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN Championship…

... and the most relevant news comes from her last weeks FED CUP match where she defeated #37 WTA player Urszula Radwanska with result 2:6, 6:3, 7:6.

Donna VEKIC is already TOP 100 WTA being born only at the end of June 1996, and is by far the best of her generation too…

Tereza MRDEZA, after several injuries over the last years, made the result of her career this week by defeating at XXI Copa Claro Colsanitas 2013, USD 235,000 worth tournament, the #76 WTA player from France Pauline PARMENTIER.

1st round: Tereza Mrdeza – Pauline PARMENTIER (Fra) 7:6, 6:4
2nd round: T.Mrdeza – Alexandra CADANTU (Rou) 6:4, 3:6, 4:6

Qualifications:
1st round: Tereza Mrdeza – Maria P.PEREZ GARCIA (Col) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Tereza Mrdeza – Johanna KONTA (Gbr) 3:6, 7:6, 6:3

The ranking of the players played is the following:

Maria Paolina PEREZ GARCIA (Col) – # n.r. WTA
Johanna KONTA (Gbr) – # 153 WTA
Pauline PARMENTIER (Fra) – #76 WTA
Alexandra CADANTU (Rou) – #96 WTA

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18/02/13

A nice working week at "La Bottega" with Andjela, Dasha, Silvia, Aria and Max...

O yes… this is Dasha… with “šapka”... some days are still cold while other days already look like the spring days…

During the week Dasha and Andjela had the opportunity to play a sparing match…

... while Andjela was focusing on some details during the whole week it was an opportunity to exchange few balls…

... on Saturday morning Max, Silvia and Ari played with Andjela… this was for Andjela the conclusion practice of her week and the opportunity to put in practice little details we paid attention during the week…

... and for the end just one nice picture of flying Dasha taken the same morning… :)...

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14/02/13

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction...

Today… in many countries around the World the LOVe Day is celebrated… and I like to dedicate every year few words to this particular FORCE :)…

Smrikva Bowl mission has always been dedicated towards spreading the cosmopolitan values… and LOVe, friendship and empathy are among those values per excellence…

… today it is still hard to imagine what kind of beauty the Smrikva Bowl seeds around the World will be able to create…

... they are growing… like growing seeds of the tennis of tomorrow.. spread in 57 countries and all the continents…

The title of today article… was borrowed from a quote of Antonine de Saint- Exupéry… the author of the Little Prince book… and is dedicated to THE FORCE… we like to name “LOVe”... and I like to think of it as… the ”eVOLve”… :)

… very powerful force but can also be very painful force… from time to time…

THE LITTLE PRINCE...by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry… is a very special book that every person at different age read differently.

It is a book that last over time and was likely the last love gift Antoine de Saint-Exupéry made to his wife Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry.

Over time this book was translated into many different languages thus become a love gift for many generations around the world.

It is a children’s book written for the older… and I like many parts of it… especially the description that Antoine make of the adult people… the description of the moment when the rose was born… the importance of the right orders on the King’s planet… “you never know” statement… the meeting with the wise fox… the smiling stars and many other parts…

… and just one more thing… Only best friends, when they trust each other, do share their deep knowledge… and once The Little Prince and the fox created such a special relationship the fox shared a secret with him…

... “One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox…

... “What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince.

“You must be very patient,” replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a little distance from me – like that – in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day…”

... and when Little Prince come back to say goodbye the fox shared a little secret with him…

... “Goodbye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

“What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

... ”... You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…”

“I am responsible for my rose,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry believed in the title of today’s article that: “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction”...

…whatever he thought with that say… I like it… ;)

p.s. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

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13/02/13

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update February 2013)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players that are still competing…

As of 7th of January 2013 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 2 players TOP 100 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #63 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #92 WTA

• 1 player TOP 200 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #188 ATP

• 7 boys and 12 girls… in total 19 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:

#2 Nikola MILOJEVIC (TOP 5)

#3 Gianluigi QUINZI (TOP 5)

#4 Laslo DJERE (TOP 5)

#6 Borna CORIC (TOP 10)

#18 Franko MIOCIC

#34 Matteo DONATI

#97 Andre BIRO

GIRLS:

#1 Ana KONJUH (TOP 5)

#5 Belinda BENCIC (TOP 5)

#16 Christina MAKAROVA

#32 Ilka CSOREGI

#35 Camilla ROSATELLO

#40 Nina STOJANOVIC

#42 Camilla ROSATELLO

#63 Ivana JOROVIC

#64 Giulia PAIRONE

#66 Irina Maria BARA

#89 Bianka BEKEFI

#98 Jazzi PLEWS

3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Ana KONJUH #1, Belinda BENCIC #3, Olga FRIDMAN #6)

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Miomir KECMANOVIC #1, Samuele RAMAZZOTTI #2, Alexei POPYRIN #6; Andreea Amalia ROSCA #1, Alessia WELTI #8)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)... IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva Bowl... IN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS...

BOYS
Vilim VISAK, 1st Smrikva Bowl 1996 winner, from Croatia. Vilim’s best ranking was #612 in March 2006.

GIRLS
Ivana LISJAK, 2nd Smrikva Bowl 1997 winner, from Croatia. Ivana’s best ranking was #95 on WTA list in June 2006.

Astrid BESSER, 4th Smrikva Bowl 1999 winner, from Italy. Atrid’s best ranking was #356 on WTA list in March 2009.

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, from Croatia, is currently ranked #188 on WTA list.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #596 on ATP ranking list.
Dino MARCAN, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #372 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, from Croatia, is ranked #63 on WTA list (TOP 100 WTA). Petra’s best raning is #42 on WTA list as of June 2012.
Indire AKIKI, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #530 on WTA list.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl and 1st”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Javier MARTI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Spain, is currently ranked #188 on ATP list.
Giacomo MICCINI, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Italy, currently not ranked on ATP list.

GIRLS
Martina CAREGARO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 winner, from Italy, is ranked #834 on WTA ranking list; her best ranking was #370 on WTA list in October 2010.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #249 on WTA list; best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.
Ema BURGIC, ranked 3rd on 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, best ranking was #505 on WTA list in July 2010.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl and 2nd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Austria, is ranked #307 on ATP ranking list. Junior ROLAND GARROS 2011 finalist, Eddie Herr International and Junior Orange Bowl under 18 winner.
George MORGAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Great Britain, is ranked #782 on ATP ranking list. Junior US OPEN 2011 semifinalist.
Ciprian PORUMB, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Romenia, is ranked #1781 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Jennifer REN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, from Great Britain, not currently ranked on WTA list.
Silvia NJIRIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #568 on WTA list.
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, ranked 3rd on 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, from Croatia, is ranked #249 on WTA list* best ranking was #145 on WTA list in November 2011.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Emmett EGGER, played 2nd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked yet on ATP list.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl and 3rd”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Ivan LEVAR, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Croatia, is not ranked on ATP ranking list.
Miki JANKOVIC, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #790 on ATP ranking list.
Filip VEGER, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist, from Croatia, is ranked #706 on ATP ranking list.
Danil ZELENKOV, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 player, from FYR Macedonia, is ranked #1672 on ATP ranking list.

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1007 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Mitchel POLNET, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, not ranked on ATP ranking list.

Blair SHANKLE, played 3rd “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #132 on ITF ranking list, and is ranked #855 on WTA ranking list


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl and 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Italy, is ranked #34 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #989 on ATP list.
Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #4 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked 920 on ATP list.
Gianluigi QUINZI, ranked 3rd on 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #553 on ATP list.
Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 Consolation tournament winner, from Serbia, is ranked #2 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF).
Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #6 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #1300 on ATP list.
Luka ILIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Serbia, is ranked #203 on ITF ranking list, and is ranked #1435 on ATP ranking list.
Franko MIOCIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #18 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Saska GAVRILOVSKA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #1007 on WTA ranking list. Her best ranking was # 559 on WTA ranking list in June 2012.
Olga IANCHUK, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, from Ukraine, is ranked #454 on WTA list.
Irina Maria BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Romania, is ranked #66 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #925 on WTA ranking list.
Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #92 on WTA list.
Iva MEKOVEC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Croatia, is ranked #518 on WTA list.
Camilla ROSATELLO, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, from Italy, is ranked #42 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF) and is ranked #1043 on WTA list.
Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, from Croatia, is ranked #111 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Jeffrey SCHORSCH, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Jose GRACIA, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Yale GOLDBERG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Dorothy TANG, played 4th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl and 5th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Italy, is ranked #3 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and is ranked #553 on ATP list.
Andre BIRO, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalist, from Hungary, is ranked #97 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF).

GIRLS
Eleanor DEAN, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 winner, from Great Britain, is ranked #124 on ITF ranking list.
Ilka CSOREGI, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 semifinalists, from Romania, is ranked #32 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Dea HERDZELAS, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 quarterfinalists, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #138 on ITF ranking list.
Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Switzerland, is ranked #5 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF)
Giulia PAIRONE, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Italy, is ranked #64 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)
Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, from Serbia, is ranked #40 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Daniel MAESE, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.
Aries WONG, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is still not ranked on ITF ranking list.

Christina MAKAROVA, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #16 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100 ITF), and is ranked #1062 on WTA ranking list.
Gabriella UMOQUIT, played 5th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked #398 on ITF ranking list.


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Sacha MERZETTI, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 winner, from Italy, is ranked #120 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Bogdan BORZA, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #102 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #601 on ITF ranking list.
Gonzalo MORELL, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Spain, is ranked #123 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Sergiu BUCUR, ranked 4th on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Romania, is ranked #258 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #916 on ITF ranking list.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #1 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and #1 on ITF ranking list (TOP 10 ITF) and 871 on WTA list.
Nina POTOCNIK, ranked 3rd on 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, from Slovenia, is ranked #107 on ITF ranking list.
Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Serbia, is ranked #63 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100) and 757 on WTA list.
Jazzi PLEWS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from UK, is ranked #98 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)
Bianka BEKEFI , 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 player, from Hungary, is ranked #89 on ITF ranking list (TOP 100)

“Little Mo” TEAM
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #562 on ITF ranking list.
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #278 on ITF ranking list.

Ndindi NDUNDA, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #481 on ITF ranking list.
Domonique GARLEY, played 6th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is not ranked on ITF ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Luka PANIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Switzerland, is ranked #435 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Mihnea TURCU, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Romania, is ranked #864 in Europe in under 16 european ranking list.
Grega KOKALJ, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovenia, is ranked #308 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.
Andrea GUERRIERI, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Italy, is ranked #476 in Europe in under 16 cathegory.

GIRLS
Katarina JOKIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 winner, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is ranked #113 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #324 on ITF ranking list.
Maia LUMSDEN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 runner up, from Scotland, is ranked #34 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #510 on ITF ranking list.
Viktoria KUZMOVA, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Slovakia, is ranked #18 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #419 on ITF ranking list.
Estela Perez-Somarriba, ranked 3rd on 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, from Spain, is ranked #996 on under 16 european ranking list.
Olga FRIDMAN, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Ukraine, is ranked #6 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #119 on ITF ranking list.
Nikolina JOVIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Serbia, is ranked #32 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #295 on ITF ranking list.
Gabriella Patricia TAYLOR, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from UK, is ranked #24 in Europe in under 16 cathegory (TOP 10 TE U14) and is ranked #403 on ITF ranking list.
Marija CURNIC, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008 player, from Croatia, is ranked #49 in Europe in under 16 cathegory and is ranked #724 on ITF ranking list.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Justin LEE, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
William BLUMBERG, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is ranked #240 on ITF ranking list.

Ingrid NEEL, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Paulina FERRARI, played 7th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THUS REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from Spain, is ranked #76 in under 14 european ranking.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Italy, is ranked #2 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Karlo SUEVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Slovenia, is ranked #51 in under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Spain, is ranked #175 in under 14 european ranking.
Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist, from Serbia, is ranked #1 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA U14).
Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Consolation Draw
winner, from Australia, is ranked #6 in under 14 european ranking (TOP 10 ETA u14).

GIRLS
Katie SWAN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner, from United Kingdom, is ranked #26 in under 14 european ranking.
Jovana VUKOVIC – JOKA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, from Serbia, is ranked #45 in under 14 european ranking.
Inci OGUT, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Turkey, is ranked #22 in under 14 european ranking.
Arianna CAPOGROSSO, ranked 3rd on 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, from Italy, is ranked #89 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alex GEE, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th”Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Spain, is ranked #183 in under 14 european ranking.
Karlo SUEVICH, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Croatia, is ranked #51 in under 14 european ranking.
Yshai OLIEL, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Israel, is ranked #18 in under 14 european ranking.
Andrei Taica RADU, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Romania, is ranked #238 in under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Jovana VUKOVIC, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner, from Serbia, is ranked #45 in under 14 european ranking.
Paula ARIAS MANJON, 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up, from Spain, is ranked #195 in under 14 european ranking.
Neli SUNJIC, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Croatia, is ranked #91 in under 14 european ranking.
Kristina NOVAK, ranked 3rd on 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010, from Slovenia, is ranked #240 in under 14 european ranking.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Max MOTLAGH, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.

Claire LIU, played 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.
Alexa BUTERA, played 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl, from the USA, is too young for the ITF ranking list.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Mihailo POPOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Alejandro SERRANO OSOBA, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Spain, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Stipan MADZAR, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Croatia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ksenija TMUSIC, 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Emilija KOJCIC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Betina TOKAC, ranked 3rd on 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011, from Turkey, is too young for under 14 european ranking.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION... and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Goran ZIVOTIC, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Serbia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Sebastian GIMA, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Romania, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Viktor JOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, Serbian origin living in UAE, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, is too young for under 14 european ranking.

GIRLS
Himari SATO, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 winner, from Japan, is too young for ITF ranking.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE, 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012 runner up, from Germany, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Pia LOVRIC, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Slovenia, is too young for under 14 european ranking.
Zoe KRUGER, ranked 3rd on 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012, from Republic of South Africa, is too young for ITF ranking.

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10/02/13

Andjela Skrobonja, Smrikva Bowl girl, joined "La Bottega" few days ago... and Dasha had the opportunity to play with Veronika Erjavec - one of the best under 14 players from Slovenia

Over the last days Smrikve there were few high quality tennis talents on the courts…

Dasha keep doing her best at “La Bottega”...

... and day after day there is an opportunity to learn something new…

Silvia and Ari welcome Andjela’s week stay at Smrikve with common worm up practice… it was Saturday morning…

Andjela Skrobonja after reaching the Indoors finals under 12 at the National level in her country came to visit for a week time “La Bottega”...

... during the same morning Dasha, one of the best players in her age group in Russia, had the opportunity to meet with one of the best under 14 girl from Slovenia – Veronika Erjavec… Veronika is currently ranked #1 in under 14 age group in Slovenia…

... the same as Dasha… Veronika is a great tennis fighter too… she knows well the tennis game… when to mix her stroke knowledge… and it was a pleasure to note how both girls where giving their best in this practice match…

In the afternoon me and Andjela had the possibility to play with the snowfall… this was for Andjela the first time to play tennis with snowfall… it was almost like skiing :)

... and just before the snow we were doing some brainstorming in the classroom, talking about being prepared for the unknown, and among which we had also the weather conditions change… ;)...

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07/02/13

Four Smrikva Bowl girls are part of today's Iva Majoli's Croatian FED CUP team: Tereza MRDEZA, Petra MARTIC, Donna VEKIC and Ana KONJUH

Tereza MRDEZA, 5th Smrikva Bowl 2000 winner, Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, Donna VEKIC, 8th, 9th and 10th Smrikva Bowl player, and Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up are all part of the current Croatian FED CUP team.

The leadership of the team is supervised by former Roland Garros Champion Iva MAJOLI.

The “seeds of the Legends” are still seeds.. but at the moment both Donna VEKIC and Ana KONJUH are holding the leading position in their generations at the World level.

Ana KONJUH holds #1 ITF ranking being born in December 1997 and already holding at homes trophies of the ORANGE BOWL under 18, EDDIE HERR under 18, Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN Championship…

...while Donna VEKIC is already TOP 100 WTA being born only at the end of June 1996, and is by far the best of her generation…

Nobody can foresee the future but just few days ago the father of Goran Ivanisevic visited SMRIKVE LOUNGE… and I recall his son’s recent interview where he said that in the following years this team could reach the top of the World… :)

A good rhythm and feeling development is a must to fully develop a tennis talent and in the video above you have a rare occasion to see developing tennis stars Ana and Donna dancing with Iva Majoli :)...

Smrikva seeds are growing…

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03/02/13

6 Smrikva Bowl players were in the Qualifications Draws of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors 2013 - Euro 467.800 ATP Tournament... and Filip Veger, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 semifinalist, qualified into the Main Draw

PBZ Zagreb Indoors 2013 – Euro 467.800 ATP Tournament has 6 Smrikva Bowl players in the Qualification Draw. Filip Veger qualified and lost to the #70 ranked ATP player from Czech Republic Lukas Rosol.

Detailed resultsare the following:

MAIN DRAW:
Filip Veger (CRO) – 9th Smrikva Bowl 2004 semifinalist
1st round: Filip Veger – Lukas ROSOL (CZE) 2:6, 4:6

Filip’s qualifications road to the Main Draw:
1st round: Filip Veger – Simon GREUL (Ger) 6:7, 6:4, 6:1
2nd round: Filip Veger – Kamil CAPKOVIC (Svk) 6:4, 6:2
3rd round: Filip Veger – Ante PAVIC (Cro) 6:1, 3:6, 6:4

Ranking of the players Filip played or will play with:
Simon GREUL (Ger) – #146 ATP
Kamil CAPKOVIC (Svk) – #324ATP
Ante PAVIC (Cro) – #538 ATP
Lukas ROSOL (CZE) – #70 ATP

Filip Veger is currently ranked #836 on ATP ranking list. On the picture below you can see Filip Veger and Miki Jankovic after their Smrikva Bowl semifinals in 2004.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Dino Marcan (CRO) – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 runner up
1st round: Dino Marcan – Alexander KUDRYAVTSEV (Rus) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Dino Marcan – Riccardo BELLOTTI (Ita) 7:5, 6:2
3rd round: Dino Marcan – Michael BERRER (Ger) 5:7, 3:6

Borna Coric (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Borna Coric – Grzegorz PANFIL (Pol) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Borna Coric – Michael BERRER (Ger) 2:6, 2:6

Marin Draganja (CRO) – 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner
1st round: Marin Draganja – Matteo VIOLA (Ita) 2:,6 4:6

Franko Miocic (CRO) – 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player
1st round: Franko Miocic – Toni Androic (Cro) 4:6, 6:4, 1:6

Mladen Mitak (CRO) – 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006 player
1st round: Mladen Mitak – Ante PAVIC (Cro) 1:6, 2:6

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28/01/13

Daria Solovyeva - Dasha at "La Bottega" di Smrikve :)

La Bottega di Smrikve is a natural development of the story started in 1996 when the Smrikva Bowl tennis talents story began…

During the Renaissance period La Bottega (the art and craft workshop) was the nursery site for the formation of the artists… and was probably the source of the Renaissance itself…

Inside La Bottega we can imagine pupils, still children, that began to take their first steps into the world of art… growing their talent side by side with the greatest artists that later on made history…

... and the Renaissance workshop was not limited to being a fine school of design (the same as our tennis school is not a simple fine school of tennis) but has served as a cultural center in which the philosophy and scientific knowledge merged with the artistic technique…

Dasha from Moscow opened this year “La Bottega” season of the World tennis talents visits some weeks ago…

TALENTED PLAYERS THAT WE ACCEPT DURING THE YEAR FOR SHORTER PERIODS OF TIME AS GUESTS OF OUR SCHOOL ARE LINKED TO THE SMRIKVA BOWL NETWORK…

Since 1996 over 1250 tennis talents spread in 57 countries and all the continents played Smrikva Bowl… and the preference of the accepted players always go to the talents we had opportunity to meet during Smrikva Bowl or players recommended by the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors…

Traditionally they have good understanding of the Smrikve philosophy…

... day after day we are closer to the spring when the sun will be our daily companion… a warm friend :)...

... and YODA always help in teaching with some wise comments… ;)

... and quite a lot of his thoughts are summarized in Jim Loehr Mental Training and Alistar Higham explanation of the hidden force in tennis… the Momentum...

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26/01/13

29 Smrikva Bowl players on 31st Les Petit As 2013; Samuele RAMAZZOTTI is the winner and Miomir KECMANOVIC and Andreea Amalia ROSCA runner up; Max STEWART reached semifinals; DE MINAUR, POPYRIN and GORDON reached quarterfinals

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France.

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 29 former Smrikva Bowl players (18 girls and 11 boys)

In the second round there are 17 Smrikva Bowl players (9 girls and 8 boys) out of 64.

In the third round there are 10 Smrikva Bowl players (5 girls and 5 boys) out of 32.

In the quarterfinals there were 7 Smrikva Bowl players (2 girls and 5 boys) out of 16: Miomir Kecmanovic, Alex De Minaur, Alexei Popyrin, Max Stewart, Samuele Ramazzotti, Andreea Amalia Rosca, Michaela Gordon.

In the semifinals there were 4 Smrikva Bowl players (1 girl and 3 boys) out of 8: Miomir Kecmanovic, Max Stewart, Samuele Ramazzotti and Andreea Amalia Rosca.

In the FINALS there are 3 Smrikva Bowl players (1 girl and 2 boys) out of 4: Miomir Kecmanovic, Samuele Ramazzotti and Andreea Amalia Rosca.

Samuele Ramazzotti, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up, defeated today in the finals Miomir Kecmanovic, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist.

In 2009 Samuele Ramazzotti and Miomir Kecmanovic met in the Smrikva Bowl quarterfinals and today they met again at Les Petits As finals.

Detailed results are as follows:


BOYS

Samuele Ramazzotti (Ita) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 runner up
1st round: Samuele Ramazzotti – Dan ADDED (Fra) 6:0, 6:3
2nd round: Samuele Ramazzotti – Ioan Luca VIDAN (Rou) 6:0, 6:3
3rd round: Samuele Ramazzotti-Benjamin SIGOUIN (Can) 6:4,6:3

Quarterfinals: Samuele Ramazzotti – Gianni ROSS (Usa) 6:3, 6:4
Semifinals: Samuele Ramazzotti – Max STEWART (Uk) 6:4, 6:2
Finnals:Samuele Ramazzotti – M.KECMANOVIC (Srb)7:6,0:6,6:0

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 quarterfinalist

1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Luc A.FOMBA (Fra) 0:6, 6:3, 7:6

2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Duarte VALE (Por) 6:2, 6:3
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Sam RIFFICE (Usa) 6:4,7:5
Quarterfinals:Miomir Kecmanovic – N.VYLEGZHANIN (Rus) 6:1,6:3
Semifinals:Miomir Kecmanovic – Artem DUBRIVNYY (Rus) 7:5,6:2
Finals:Miomir Kecmanovic – S.RAMAZZOTTI (Ita) 6:7,6:0,0:6

Max Stewart (Uk) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Max Stewart – Patrick KYPSON (Usa) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Max Stewart – Yshai OLIEL (Isr) 2:6, 6:4, 6:0
3rd round: Max Stewart – Corentin MOUTET (Fra) 6:2, 6:7, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Max Stewart – Alexei POPYRIN (Aus) 6:3,5:7,6:2
Semifinals: Max Stewart – Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (Ita) 4:6,2:6

Alexei Popyrin (Aus)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 consolation winner
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Timur CHELMODEEV (Rus) 6:4,6:7,6:3
2nd round: Alexei Popyrin – FETISLEAM Edris (Rou) 6:3, 6:4
3rd round: Alexei Popyrin – Evzen HOLIS (Cze) 6:1, 6:4
Quarterfinals: Alexei Popyrin – Max STEWART (Uk) 3:6, 7:5, 2:6

Alex De Minaur (Aus)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Alvaro REGALADO (Esp) 6:2, 6:0
2nd round: Alex De Minaur – BITTOUN KOUZMINE (Fra) 7:6,6:3
3rd round: Alex De Minaur – Jurij RODIONOV (Blr) 5:7, 6:1, 6:3
Quarterfinals: Alex De Minaur – Artem DUBRIVNYY (Rus)5:7,4:6

Yshai Oliel (Isr)- 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Mikhail SOKOLOVSKIY (Rus) 6:1, 6:2
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Max STEWART (Uk) 6:2, 4:6, 0:6

Patrik Rikl (Cze)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Patrik Rikl – Rudolf MOLLEKER (Ger) 6:2, 7:6
2nd round: Patrik Rikl – Noah MAKAROME (Usa) 4:6, 0:6

Tomas Machac (Cze)- 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: Tomas Machac – Omer HEFEZ (Isr) 6:3, 6:4
2nd round: Tomas Machac – Nikolay VYLEGZHANIN (Rus) 1:6,4:6

Mischa Lanz (Sui) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 player
1st round: Mischa Lanz – Corentin MOUTET (Fra) 2:6,7:6,3:6

Alvaro Regalado Pedrol (Esp)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Alvaro Regalado Pedrol – A.DE MINAUR (Aus) 2:6,0:6

Karlo Divkovic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Karlo Divkovic – Maxence BROVILLE (Fra) 2:6, 2:6


GIRLS

Andreea Amalia Rosca (Rou) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player

1st round: Andreea Amalia Rosca – N.POPOVIC (Srb) 6:3, 6:1
2nd round: Andreea Amalia Rosca -Jaimee FOURLIS (Aus) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Andreea Amalia Rosca – A.MIKHEEVA (Uk) 6:0, 6:1

Quarterfinals: Andreea Amalia Rosca – Inès IBBOU (Alg) 6:4, 6:1
Semifinals: Andreea Rosca – M.VONDROUSOVA (Cze) 6:4, 6:2
Finals: Andreea Rosca – Catherine Cartan BELLIS (Usa) 2:6,0:6

Michaela Gordon (USA) – 8th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Michaela Gordon – N.BOUZO ZANOTTI (Esp) 6:1, 6:0
2nd round: Michaela Gordon – P.GOLUBOVSKAYA (Rus) 6:1,6:4
3rd round: Michaela Gordon – E.ANTROPOVA (Rus) 6:4, 6:7, 6:4
Quarterfinals: M.Gordon -M.VONDROUSOVA (Cze) 5:7, 4:6

Tatiana Pieri (Ita) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tatiana Pieri – Ioana GUNA (Rou) 7:5, 6:3
2nd round: Tatiana Pieri – Nastja RETTICH (Ger) 6:3, 6:3
3rd round: Tatiana Pieri – Sofya ZHUK (Rus) 4:6, 3:6

Anastasia Mikheeva (Uk) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Inci OGUT (Tur) 6:1, 6:3
2nd round: Anastasia Mikheeva – A.GASANOVA (Rus) 6:7,7:5,6:3
3rd round: Anastasia Mikheeva – Andreea ROSCA (Rou) 0:6, 1:6

Seone Mendez (Aus) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Seone Mendez – Isolde DE JONG (Fra) 6:0, 6:1
2nd round: Seone Mendez – Haruna ARAKAWA (Jpn) 7:6,6:1
3rd round: Seone Mendez -M.VONDROUSOVA (Cze) 2:6, 4:6

Claire Liu (USA) – 9th “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Natalia BOLTINSKAYA (Rus) 6:2, 2:6, 6:1
2nd round: Claire Liu – Destanee AIAVA (Aus) 6:2, 0:6, 7:6

Alessia Welti (Sui)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Alessia Welti – Kimika SAKATA (Jpn) 6:3, 6:3
2nd round: Alessia Welti – Katherine SEBOV (Can) 4:6, 1:6

Haruna Arakawa (Jpn) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Haruna Arakawa – Amina ANSHBA (Rus) 6:7,6:4,6:1
2nd round: Haruna Arakawa – Seone MENDEZ (Aus) 6:7,1:6

Georgina Axon (UK)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Georgina Axon – Inasse HAMOUTI (Fra) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Georgina Axon – Anna UREKE (Rus) 0:6, 5:7

Mihaela Lorena Marculescu (Rou) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: M.L.Marculescu – Tatiana MAKAROVA (Rus) 1:6,7:5,0:6

Lea Boskovic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Lea Boskovic – E.GUERRERO ALVAREZ (Esp) 0:6, 0:6

Katie Swan (UK)- 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Katie Swan – Sophia MEJEROVITS (Ger) 6:1,3:6,0:2ret

Arianna Capogrosso (Ita) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 semifinalist
1st round: Arianna Capogrosso – M.VONDROUSOVA (Cze) 4:6,3:6

Paula Arias Manon (Esp) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manon – Vanessa WONG (Can) 4:6,6:3,0:6

Ana Biskic (Cro) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 player
1st round: Ana Biskic – Anastasia GASANOVA (Rus) 2:6, 2:6

Neli Sunjic (Cro) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Neli Sunjic – Dayana YASTREMSKA (Ukr)

Inci Ogut (Tur) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 semifinalist
1st round: Inci Ogut – Anastasia MIKHEEVA (Uk) 1:6, 3:6

Jovana Vukovic (Srb) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Jovana Vukovic – V.YUSHCHENKO (Rus) 6:4, 2:6, 0:6

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