Catching up, tennis style

Kvitova vs. Bondarenko. Thanks to hockey, this looks like Smith vs. Jones.

Greetings from the John DeStefano Media Center* and the windy but muggy but not** rainy Pilot Pen Tennis tournament. Melanie Oudin has just gone down in three sets to Dominika Cibulkova. James Blake is about a half-hour away from his return to these courts.

The AHL announced that the schedule will finally come out Wednesday at 4 p.m. Speaking of schedules, the Wolf Pack announced today that that game set for Sept. 23 at Newark is actually an NHL rookie game. If you were making travel plans, don’t: It’s not open to the public.

Trent Whitfield has a torn Achilles, the same thing that ended Kurtis McLean’s season in 2009.

Bangor lost the final of the Senior League World Series to a team from Aruba. Anthony Capuano was 0-for-3. If you want to watch, it’s on ESPN2 on Wednesday at noon.

And if you’re looking for tennis: Pilot Pen Blog.

*-We know.

Michael Fornabaio