The Latest: Zverev vs. Mannarino starts after delay at Open

first_imgThe Latest: Zverev vs. Mannarino starts after delay at Open 2:10 p.m.Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set in the U.S. Open’s third round.The two-time Grand Slam champion took the opening set 6-3, but 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk, who is playing in just her second major tournament, grabbed the second in a tiebreaker.When the second set ended with Osaka missing a backhand return, she flung her racket away.Osaka won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open the following year. She has been ranked No. 1 and is seeded fourth at Flushing Meadows. Kostyuk is ranked 137th.___12:45 p.m.Petra Martic is the first player into the fourth round at this year’s U.S. Open.The No. 8-seeded Martic made it that far at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row, advancing Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Varvara Gracheva. ___11:10 a.m.Play is underway in third-round matches on Day 5 at the U.S. Open.Past champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are among those scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium later Friday.Osaka will face Marta Kostyuk to begin the day session in the tournament’s main arena. Naomi Osaka has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open by getting past 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2.Osaka threw her racket after ceding the second set, then was one point from trailing 3-1 in the third.But she saved five break points to get to 2-all, starting a five-game run that ended the match.Osaka is a former No. 1-ranked player who has won two Grand Slam titles, including the 2018 U.S. Open.The 137th-ranked Kostyuk was appearing in only her second major tournament. Associated Press September 4, 2020 Caty McNally, an 18-year-old from Ohio, eliminated No. 21 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets in a rain-delayed match to reach the U.S. Open’s third round.McNally’s 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory gives the host country 11 women in the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1992.The match was suspended Thursday because of the weather. McNally, who plays doubles with 16-year-old American Coco Gauff, had never been this far in singles at a Grand Slam tournament.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):5:45 p.m.The third-round U.S. Open match between No. 5 seed Alexander Zverev and No. 32 Adrian Mannarino has started in Louis Armstrong Stadium after a delay of nearly three hours. The top-seeded Djokovic will bring a 28-match winning streak, including 25-0 this season, into his night match against Jan-Lennard Struff. After rain Thursday night suspended play on the courts without a roof, the weather is much better — sunny with the temperature around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (a little above 25 Celsius).___More AP tennis: and Gracheva simply made too many mistakes, with 33 unforced errors — three times as many as Martic.As Gracheva’s deficit grew larger and larger, she knew more than anyone that it’s never over until it’s over: In the previous round, she trailed No. 30 Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 5-1 and faced four match points before coming all the way back to win.There was no such turnaround this time.Martic now will try to get to the second Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career after reaching that stage at last year’s French Open. She has lost her other six fourth-round matches at major tournaments, including against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open in 2019. Also moving into the fourth round: 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li 6-3, 6-4.Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, a 6-3, 6-3 winner against Caroline Garcia.In the previous round, Garcia upset top-seeded Karolina Pliskova.___2:20 p.m. The U.S. Tennis Association described the holdup in vague terms, saying only there was “a collaborative dialogue with health officials” and that the players were “updated at all times.”The USTA said in a statement it would not provide any details because of what it called “the sensitivity of the medical issues involved.”Mannarino is part of a group of seven players under extra restrictions during the tournament because contact tracing determined they potentially could have been exposed to COVID-19 by Benoit Paire, the only entrant to test positive.___2:55 p.m.last_img read more

USC ranks No. 9 in online doctoral programs

first_imgThe Rossier School of Education offers two online doctoral programs, the doctor of education in educational leadership and the doctorate of education in organizational change and leadership. (Daily Trojan file photo) USC offers three online doctoral programs between the Rossier School of Education and the School of Social Work: the doctor of education in educational leadership, doctor of social work and doctor of education in organizational change and leadership. Filback said online doctoral students have access to all the resources that on-campus USC students have, including career centers and libraries. Rossier students use 2SC, an online learning platform similar to Blackboard, to turn in assignments and receive materials, and use video conferencing service Zoom to participate in live sessions. The SR Education Group ranked 24 other institutions of higher education, including Johns Hopkins and New York universities. “I really liked how the program was set up to be a synchronous online program as opposed to a regular online program where you kind of check in whenever you can,” she said. “Because of my particular work schedule, it was really important that I find a program that was reputable, but was also a very synchronous program.” USC ranks No. 9 among the best colleges for online doctoral programs, according to an SR Education Group report released earlier this month. Nagthall said she chose USC over other online doctoral programs at competing universities because of its reputation and structured schedule. While traditional online programs allow students to complete assignments based on their own progress and time, she said, USC’s online courses are taught at least once a week at a specific time. “[We wanted to] increase access to our programs, to create programs other people around the country wouldn’t otherwise come to and then to also sort of expand our influence to become more known as a national leader,” said Robert Filback, professor of clinical education for the Organizational Change and Leadership online program. The group researched 1,943 online colleges to determine the nation’s best online schools, according to a press release. To be eligible for ranking, schools must have at least two online doctoral programs in a minimum of two subject fields and have an annual research expenditure greater than $0, according to the SR Education Group. Its website states that factors such as the number of full-time faculty members and student-to-faculty ratio played a role in the rankings.center_img “I chose the OCL online program because my husband and I were planning on moving,” she said. “I wanted to find a program where it allows me to be able to move if I needed to and still be able to make it to class. But also, I like the convenience of being in my own home and my office.” OCL student Natalie Nagthall said participating in the online program doesn’t necessarily take away from her experience as a doctoral student because she can still interact with other students and professors. Correction: The headline of this story was updated to correctly reflect that USC doctoral, not Ph.D., programs are offered online. The Daily Trojan regrets this error. “You felt like you were in an actual classroom, and you still develop relationships with your classmates just as you would if you were actually in a physical classroom,” she said. “I haven’t felt like I missed out on anything with the way this program has been designed, so that’s great.” Janice Andrade, another OCL student, explained that she decided to apply to and ultimately attend USC because it offered her a high-quality education without requiring her to always be in one location. Since USC started offering online graduate degrees in 2009, Filback said the University has become a leader in highly-interactive programs. “[These programs] are equally demanding and rigorous — same curricula, the same faculty as our on-campus programs, and so we’ve been able to build on that experience,” he said.last_img read more