Thursday, August 11, 2011

Klinger reaches USTA Boys 14 final

   Second-seeded Cameron Klinger of San Jose edged unseeded Anudeep Kodali of Durham, N.C., 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (1) Thursday to reach the final of the USTA Boys 14 National Championships in San Antonio.
   Klinger will face 14th-seeded Jake Devine of Boca Raton, Fla., in today's final.
   Top-seeded Klinger and Tommy Paul of Greenville, N.C., beat seventh-seeded Ryan Dickerson of Marlton, N.J., and Kyle Seelig of Hatfield, Pa., 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 for the doubles title.    
   In San Diego, unseeded Ellen Tsay of Pleasanton and Robin Anderson of Matawan, N.J., surprised ninth-seeded Kourtney Keegan of Roswell, Ga., and Megan Kurey of Alpharetta, Ga., 6-1, 7-5 in the 18-and-under doubles quarterfinals at the USTA girls nationals.
   Tsay and Anderson will meet unseeded Jennifer Brady of Boca Raton, Fla., and Kendal Woodard of Stockbridge, Ga., in the semifinals. Brady and Woodard knocked off top-seeded Gabrielle Andrews of Pomona and Taylor Townsend of Stockbridge, Ga., in the round of 32.
   Tsay, seeded 10th in singles, lost to fourth-seeded Nicole Gibbs of Santa Monica 6-3, 6-0 in the round of 16. Gibbs reached the NCAA singles semifinals on her home courts at Stanford last May as a freshman. She lost to top-ranked and eventual champion Jana Juricova of Cal.    
   Also in San Diego, unseeded Hadley Berg of Greenbrae and Mary Closs of Menlo Park fell in the 16-and-under doubles quarterfinals.
   In Kalamazoo, Mich., top-seeded Connor Farren of Hillsborough is scheduled to play 13th-seeded JC Aragone of Yorba Linda on Friday in the 16-and-under singles quarterfinals of  the USTA Boys National Championships.
   In Alpharetta, Ga., top-seeded Catherine Bellis of Atherton and fifth-seeded Michaela Gordon of Los Altos Hills advanced to the singles final at the USTA Girls 12 National Championships.
   Second-seeded Gordon and Kayla Day of Santa Barbara reached the doubles final, but top-seeded Bellis and Ryan Peus of Santa Barbara lost to fourth-seeded Samantha Martinelli of Denver and Delaney Nothaft of Tempe, Ariz., 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5.
   Men's Futures -- Kiryl Harbatsiuk, a former Sacramento State star from Belarus, and Boris Nicola Bakalov of Bulgaria lost to Nicolas Meister of  Trabuco Canyon and John Peers of Australia 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles semifinals of the $10,000 Edwardsville (Ill.) Futures.
   It was incorrectly reported that Harbatsiuk and Bakalov had lost to top-seeded Erik Crepaldi of Italy and Tal Eros of Israel 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round. Harbatsiuk and Bakalov won by that score.
   I've been on vacation in Hawaii this week and must have suffered from sunstroke.



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