Saturday, August 13, 2011

Two NorCal juniors win national titles

   Northern California juniors ended their main-draw participation in the USTA national championships Friday with two more titles.
   San Jose's Cameron Klinger, seeded second in boys 14 singles in San Antonio, defeated 14th-seeded Jake Devine of Boca Raton, Fla., 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-1 to complete a sweep. The top-seeded team of Klinger and Tommy Paul of Greenville, N.C., won the doubles crown Wednesday.   
   Atherton's Catherine Bellis, seeded first in girls 12 singles in Alpharetta, Ga., coasted past fifth-seeded Michaela Gordon of Los Altos Hills 6-1, 6-1 for the title.
   Gordon also fell in the doubles final with Kayla Day of Santa Barbara. Seeded second, they lost a heartbreaker to fourth-seeded Samantha Martinelli of Denver and Delaney Nothaft of Tempe, Ariz., 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
   Hillsborough's Connor Farren, seeded first in boys 16 singles in Kalamazoo, Mich., lost to 13th-seeded J.C. Aragone of Yorba Linda 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
   Pleasanton's Ellen Tsay, unseeded in girls 18 doubles in San Diego with Robin Anderson of Matawan, N.J., fell to unseeded Jennifer Brady of Boca Raton and Kendal Woodard of Stockbridge, Ga., 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals.


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