Sunday, December 7, 2014

Roseville's Riffice gains boys 16 final in Eddie Herr

   Top-seeded Sam Riffice of Roseville in the Sacramento area advanced to today's boys 16 final at the Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton, Fla., when third-seeded William Tutecky of Canada withdrew because of illness on Saturday.
   Riffice, who trains at the USTA center in Boca Raton, Fla., will face unseeded Patrick Kypson of Greenville, N.C. Kypson defeated No. 6 seed Vasil Kirkov of Tampa, Fla., 6-2, 6-4.
   Meanwhile, Riffice and his Roseville neighbor, Keenan Mayo, earned doubles titles on Saturday. Mayo trains at the USTA center in Carson.
   The top-seeded Kirkov and Riffice edged seventh-seeded Vale Duarte of Portugal and Kypson 6-1, 1-6 [10-8].
   Second-seeded Roscoe Bellamy of Pacific Palisades in the Los Angeles area and Mayo beat unseeded Andrew Fenty of College Park, Md., and Brian Shi of Jericho, N.Y., 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the boys 14s.
  Fenty's father, Adrian, served as the mayor of Washington, D.C., from 2007 to 2011.

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