Friday, May 25, 2012

Stanford, Cal players reach last 16 in NCAAs

   Three players from Stanford and two from Cal reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Singles Championships in Athens, Ga.
   The only man from either school advancing Thursday was Cardinal senior Bradley Klahn, who won the 2010 NCAA singles title on the same courts. Joining Klahn in the round of 16 was No. 9-16 seed Artem Ilyushin of Mississippi State and the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay.
   Moving ahead on the women’s side were No. 3 Nicole Gibbs and No. 5 Mallory Burdette of Stanford, and No. 6 Jana Juricova, the defending champion, and No. 9-16 Zsofi Susanyi of Cal.
   Seven of the last 16 women come from the Pacific-12 Conference. Also alive are No. 4 Robin Anderson of UCLA, No. 9-16 Zoe Scandalis of USC and unseeded Sabrina Santamaria of USC.   Anderson plays Susanyi today, and Burdette faces Scandalis.
   Only two of the remaining men are from the Pac-12. Klahn and USC’s Steve Johnson, the top seed and defending champion, could meet in the semifinals.    
   In the first round of women’s doubles, top-seeded Sofie Oyen and Allie Will of Florida lost to Ema Burgic and Nina Secerbegovic of Baylor 7-5, 6-2.
   See below for Thursday’s singles and doubles results of Northern California players in the NCAAs.
   ATP World Tour in Nice, France -- Oliver Marach of Austria and Filip Polasek of Slovakia routed wild cards John Isner and Sam Querrey, a San Francisco native and member of the Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis, 6-3, 6-0  in the doubles quarterfinals of the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur.
   French Open in Paris – CoCo Vandeweghe of the Capitals lost in the second round of qualifying to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-2.
   ITF Women’s Circuit in Sumter, S.C. – Romana Tedjakusuma, an Indonesian living in Tracy, defeated Jan Abaza of the United States 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the $10,000 Palmetto Pro Open.
   In the doubles quarterfinals, qualifiers Diana Ospina of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Tedjakusuma nipped Jelena Durisic of Slovenia and Sanaz Marand of the United States 6-4, 6-7 (2), 10-8 tiebreak.
In Athens, Ga.
Men's singles
Second round
   Bradley Klahn, Stanford, def. Remi Boutillier, Fresno State, 6-1, 6-1. Artem Ilyushin (9-16), Mississippi State, def. Jonas Lutjen, Mississippi, 6-0, 6-3.
Men's doubles
First round
   Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher (4), Stanford, def. Niall Fitzgerald and Casey Watt, Notre Dame, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Nick Andrews (Folsom) and Christoffer Konigsfeldt (5-8), Cal, def. Phillip Anderson and Jadon Phillips, New Mexico, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Roy Kalmanovich and Dennis Nevolo, Illinois, def. George Coupland and Artem Ilyushin, Mississippi State, 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.
Women's singles
Second round
   Nicole Gibbs (3), Stanford, def. Joanna Mather, Florida, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. No. 5 Mallory Burdette, Stanford, def. Denise Dy (San Jose), Washington, 6-1, 6-2. No. 6 Jana Juricova, Cal, def. Sona Novakova, Baylor, 6-4, 6-1. Zsofi Susanyi (9-16), Cal, def. Mary Anne Macfarlane, Alabama, 6-0, 7-5.
Women's doubles
First round
   Mallory Burdette and Nicole Gibbs (2), Stanford, def. Hilary Bartlett and Lindsay Graff, Princeton, 6-1, 6-1. Annie Goransson and Anett Schutting (5-8), Cal, def. Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfeld, Duke, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7). Jana Juricova and Zsofi Susanyi, Cal, def. Kristi Boxx and Abby Guthrie (5-8), Mississippi, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Kristy Frilling and Shannon Mathews (5-8), Notre Dame, def. Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay, Stanford, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5).
(All Times PDT)
   TodayBrussels (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 5-9 a.m. (live), 9-11 a.m. (repeat), 3-7 p.m. (repeat). Nice (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (delay),  7-11 p.m. (repeat).
   SaturdayBrussels (women), final, Tennis Channel, 6:30-8:30 a.m. (live), 4:30-6:30 p.m. (repeat). Dusseldorf (men), final, Tennis Channel, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (delay). Nice (men), final, Tennis Channel, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (delay). 
    Sunday -- French Open, early rounds, ESPN2, 2-7 a.m. (live); Tennis Channel,
7 a.m.-noon (live); NBC, 9 a.m.-noon (live); Tennis Channel, 4-7 p.m. (French Open Tonight). 
   Monday-June 1 -- French Open, early rounds, ESPN2, 2-7 a.m. (live); Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (live), 4-7 p.m. (French Open Tonight).
   Through Monday -- NCAA Division I Singles and Doubles Championships, men and women, Athens, Ga.,
   Sunday-June 3 -- $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger, Gold River Racquet Club, 2201 Gold Rush Drive, Gold River,
   June 2-10 -- $15,000 Sacramento Men's Futures, Park Terrace Swim & Tennis Club, 5500 Parkfield Court, Sacramento,
   June 9-10, 16-18 -- NorCal 18 Junior Sectional Championships, Sacramento State,
   June 9-17 -- $15,000 Chico Men's Futures, Chico Racquet Club & Resort, 1629 Manzanita Ave.
   July 7-15 -- WTA, Bank of the West Classic, Stanford,
   July 9 -- World TeamTennis, Sacramento Capitals' season opener at Boston, 4 p.m.,
   July 12 -- World TeamTennis, Capitals' home opener (with Mardy Fish) vs. Kansas City, Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m.,

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