Who would have thought that Aila Main and David Caldwell (Runner-ups in 2010 and Champs in 2009) were going to be out in the round of 16s?Who would have thought that first year player Dana Parsons and hubby Mark were going to make an impatct by taking out the first seeds so early in the tournament?Who would have thought that first year players Viki Stoklasova and Sebastian Bredberg were going to come out of nowhere and win four matches in a row? Vicky and Sebastian won all their matches in straight sets and had wins over Jill Feher and Drew Broderick to later beat Parsons-Parsons 6-4, 6-0 and earn a spot in the semis.2011 Husband-Wife National Champs Delmonico-Stulac went down to the hand of local favorites Ana Brzova and Mike Gillespie in a long quarterfinals match. Final score was 7-5, 7-6.Quietly but with a solid game Bobo Delaney and Steve DeRose also earned a spot in the semis. They beat Andrea Noyes and Mike Atkinson 6-3, 6-2 in their quarterfinals match. Steve was happy to -in his own words- “pull off” a good win.For the third year in a row Juan Arraya also makes it to the semis with another different partner. He reached the final in 2009 with Liz Jaffe and the semis with Sheri Shea in 2010. Would this be the year for his first National title? Juan and Cooey Lyon defeated Cindy Prendergast and Patricio Misitrano 6-1, 6-4. They came back after being down 1-3 and double breakpoints in the 2nd set and are now the crowd favorites.No one could have predicted all these upsets. More upsets tomorrow? A new Champion will be crowned, that’s for sure.Semifinals for Sunday: Stoklasova-Bredberg vs. #4Lyon-Arraya and #5Brzova-Gillespie vs. #2Delaney-DeRose.

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Patricio Misitrano