VCORE Tour Players Advance to the Finals in Buenos Aires & Memphis
- 25 February 2013
Stan competed at the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, and defeated two seeded players to reach the final. After overcoming No. 8 seed Albert Ramos in the quarterfinals by 7-6(4) 6-4, he faced No. 2 seed Nicolas Almagro—a clay-court expert who has claimed 12 titles on clay. Stan succeeded in keeping all his service games against the 4 break points by the Spaniard, and won the semifinal match in 1 hour 10 minutes by 6-3 7-5. It was his first time in two years reaching a final round, although he lost by 4-6 6-3 1-6.
The other VCORE Tour player, Sabine, entered the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis. In the semifinals, she faced No. 7 seed Magdalena Rybarikova, who defeated No. 1 seed Kirsten Flipkens. However, Sabine got past per in a close match with 7-5 7-5. It was Sabine’s second time as finalist in 2013.
Sabine started using PolyTour SPIN sings from this season and has been in good form with the blue string. She has a great feeling especially on her serves, “The pentagon shape of this string helps me a lot to add more spin to my shots, especially for my serve. I like this blue colour very much and hope to play well with this string during the season.”
The PolyTour SPIN has been selected as the “Newcomer of the Year 2012” on Stringforum, a famous website widely read by stringers in Germany. Check out the article in the link below.
*Players’ images are from Australian Open 2013.