Sunday, August 7, 2011

Farren, Sutter advance in USTA boys nationals

   Top-seeded Connor Farren of Hillsborough and unseeded Brandon Sutter of El Dorado Hills on Sunday advanced to the third round of boys 16 singles at the USTA national championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
   Farren defeated Christopher Barrus of Marmora, N.J., 7-5, 6-0, and Sutter beat Samuel Shropshire of Philadelphia 6-1, 7-5.
   Meanwhle, all three Sacramento-area players lost in singles at the USTA Girls 18 and 16 National Championships in San Diego.
   In the 18s, Tiffany Pham of Elk Grove fell to Madeleine Hamilton of Greensboro, N.C., 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, and Karolina Kecki of Orangevale lost to Sarah Bessen of Henderson, Nev., 6-0, 6-1.
   In the 16s, Kassidy Jump of Granite Bay was ousted by 17th-seeded Kimmy Guerin of Weston, Conn., 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4).
   All Northern California seeds in lower age groups advanced to the third round of singles:
   Boys 14s in San Antonio -- No. 2 Cameron Klinger of San Jose, No. 13 Victor Pham of Saratoga and No. 17 Kenneth Tao of San Jose.
   Boys 12s in North Little Rock, Ark. -- No. 8 Sam Riffice of Roseville.
   Girls 12s in Alpharetta, Ga. -- No. 1 Catherine Bellis of Atherton, No. 5 Michaela Gordon of Los Altos Hills, No. 16 Katya Tabachnik of San Francisco and No. 17 Alexa Corcoleotes of Hillsborough.

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