Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mayos win consolation titles in Junior Orange Bowl

Brothers Keenan, right, and Aidan Mayo pose with their con-
solation trophies. Photo by Brigitte Mayo
   Brothers Keenan and Aidan Mayo of Roseville in the Sacramento area each won consolation titles for fifth place in the recent Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Fla.
   Six-foot-2 (1.88-meter) Keenan Mayo, seeded third, defeated Colombia's Nicolas Mejia, seeded fourth, 6-3, 6-4 on hardcourts in the boys 14s in the prestigious singles-only tournament. Mejia won the Eddie Herr International Championships three weeks ago in Bradenton, Fla.
   Aidan Mayo, seeded ninth, beat Spencer Brachman of Commack, N.Y., by walkover in the boys 12s, played on clay.
   Both Mayos, who train at the USTA center in Carson in the Los Angeles area, had lost in the quarterfinals in the main draw.
   There were 192 players in the boys 14s draw and 128 in the boys 12s. 
   Past winners of the Junior Orange Bowl include Juan Martin del Potro, Tommy Haas, Magnus Norman and rising Croatian star Ana Konjuh.
In Coral Gables, Fla.
Main-draw singles finals
   Boys 14 -- Yshai Oliel (1), Israel, def. Chen-jui Ho, Taiwan, 7-5, 7-5.
   Boys 12 -- Borna Devald (1), Croatia, def. Ross Weibull (9), Sweden, 6-1, 6-0.
   Girls 14 -- Anastasia Potapova (2), Russia, def. Bianca Andreescu (5), Canada, 6-4, 6-3.
   Girls 12 -- Whitney Osuigwe, Bradenton, Fla., def. Himari Sato (1), Japan, 6-4, 6-4.

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