Friday, July 18, 2014

Mayo reaches boys 14 final in National Clay Courts

   Top-seeded Keenan Mayo of Roseville in the Sacramento area beat third-seeded Robert Baylon of Buena Park 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the final of the USTA Boys 14 National Clay Court Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
   Mayo will face 12th-seeded Bradley Frye, an Overland Park, Kan., resident who defeated seventh-seeded Christian Alshon of Boca Raton, Fla., 6-3, 6-3.
   Mayo's brother, Aidan, was seeded second in the National Clay Court 12s in Winston-Salem, N.C. He fell to 11th-seeded Faris Khan of San Antonio 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals.
   In the girls 12 quarterfinals in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., top-seeded Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area outlasted eighth-seeded Alexa Noel of Summit, N.J., 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
   Volynets also reached the doubles quarterfinals with Charlotte Owensby of Boca Raton. They are seeded first.
   Other Northern California players advancing in doubles at the National Clay Courts were:
   -- Unseeded William Griffith of Fresno and Cameron Klinger of Elk Grove to the boys 18 round of 16 in Delray Beach, Fla.
   -- Top-seeded Vasil Kirkov of Tampa, Fla., and Sam Riffice of Roseville to the boys 16 quarterfinals in Delray Beach.
   -- Seventh-seeded Brandon Nakashima of San Diego and Andrew Ton of Milpitas to the boys 14 final in Fort Lauderdale.
   -- Ninth-seeded Sarah Bahsoun of Los Gatos and Niluka Madurawe of Sunnyvale to the girls 14 semifinals in Plantation, Fla.  

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