Monday, June 16, 2014

Nishimura tops Klinger for Junior Sectional crown

   Second-seeded JT Nishimura of San Jose defeated fourth-seeded Cameron Klinger of Elk Grove 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 on Sunday to win the 18s in the NorCal Boys' 18 and 16 Junior Sectional Championships at Sacramento State.
   Nishimura, who's headed for Cal in the fall, is ranked 32nd nationally. Klinger, 16, is ranked 37th.
   The girls 18 semifinals are scheduled for today at 1 p.m. at the Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa in Sacramento. Top-seeded Rachel Chong of Danville will meet No. 5 Alaina Miller, 15, of Saratoga, and No. 2 Vanessa Nommensen of San Jose will play No. 4 Sarah Hu of Oakland.
   NORCAL BOYS 18 AND 16 JUNIOR SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Sacramento State
Finals
18 singles
   JT Nishimura (2), San Jose, def. Cameron Klinger (4), Elk Grove, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
18 doubles
   William Griffith, Fresno, and JT Nishimura (1), San Jose, def. David Ball, Palo Alto, and Logan Staggs (2), Tracy, 6-2, 6-3.
16 singles  
   Sam Riffice (1), Roseville, def. Alexandre Rotsaert (3), Fresno, 6-1, 6-1.
16 doubles
   Dominic Barretto and Paul Barretto (2), Tiburon, def. Jayson Fung, San Francisco, and Sam Riffice (1), Roseville, 6-4, 6-4.
  NORCAL 14 JUNIOR SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
At University of the Pacific in Stockton
Boys finals
Singles
   Keenan Mayo (1), Roseville, def. Aditya Singh (2), Cupertino, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles
   Ryan Ali, Mill Valley, and Stevie Gould (4), Corte Madera, def. Nicholas Khamphilath, San Jose, and Issa Yoshida (5), Campbell, 4-6, 6-3 [10-5].
Girls finals
Singles
   Niluka Madurawe (3), Sunnyvale, def. Katie Volynets (2), Walnut Creek, 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles
   Niluka Madurawe, Sunnyvale, and Jacquie Tan (1), Elk Grove, def. Jenna Schlatter, Saint Helena, and Jillian Taggart (2), Fair Oaks, walkover.

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