Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two NorCal boys gain quarters in Winter Nationals

   William Griffith of Fresno and Logan Staggs of Tracy reached the boys 18 quarterfinals in the USTA National Winter Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday.
   The third-seeded Griffth, who's headed to Cal, dispatched unseeded Oliver Sec of New York 6-1, 6-2. The fifth-seeded Staggs -- a 5-foot-7 (1.70-meter), 135-pound (61.2-kilogram) left-hander who will attend Northwestern -- topped ninth-seeded McClain Kessler of Calhoun, Ga., 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
   Today, Griffith will face seventh-seeded Aron Hiltzik of Wilmette, Ill., and Staggs will meet 15th-seeded Walker Duncan of Atlanta.
   In the boys 14 quarterfinals in Tucson, Ariz., top-seeded Patrick Kypson of Greenville, N.C., dominated 16th-seeded Keenan Mayo of Roseville 6-3, 6-1.
   Ninth-seeded Randy Cory of Salinas and Andrew Ton of Milpitas reached the boys 14 doubles semifinals, and unseeded Isabella Harvison of Cardiff and Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek advanced to the girls doubles semis.

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