Sacramento Duo Fall Short at US Open
Sacramento's Yasmin Schnack and Eric Roberson lost to Slovakia's Janette Husarova and Filip Polasek in a tight, 6-4, 7-6(3), first round mixed doubles match at the US Open.
Schnack and Roberson won the 2013 US Open National Playoffs - Mixed Doubles Championship In New Haven, Conn., this month to earn the mixed doubles wild card into the US Open in Flushing, N.Y. Schnack and Roberson captured the mixed doubles title at the USTA Northern California Sectional Qualifying tournament in Salinas, Calif., in June to advance to the Playoffs.
Schnack, 25, of Elk Grove, Calif., reached the NCAA doubles final in 2010 while playing at UCLA. She peaked at No. 140 in the world in doubles in 2012 after capturing six USTA Pro Circuit and ITF Circuit doubles titles that year (she has won 11 doubles titles overall). She also played World TeamTennis for the Sacramento Capitals and in 2012, she competed in her first Grand Slam match by playing in the women's doubles draw at Wimbledon with Vania King. This year, Schnack decided to step away from the pro tour to spend time with her family, but plays in USTA Pro Circuit events from time-to-time.
Roberson, 27, of Sacramento, Calif., was an all-conference performer for Boise State (2004-08). He defeated John Isner en route to the doubles final at the 2001 USTA Boys' 16s National Championships.
Husarova, 39, peaked at No. 3 in the world in doubles in April 2003 and reached the US Open women's doubles final in 2002, where she defeated Martina Navratilova and Kim Clijsters en route. Polasek, 28, peaked at No. 20 in the world last year in doubles and is currently ranked No. 37 in doubles. He reached the quarterfinals of the US Open men's doubles last year.
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