Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Brooksby, 14, wins Cupertino Open

Jenson Brooksby, 14, edged Alex Strom, 31,
to win the Cupertino Open. 2013 photo
by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby, 14, won a Northern California title on Sunday.
   But it came in an Open, not a junior, tournament.
   Brooksby, unseeded from Carmichael, edged fifth-seeded Alex Strom, a 31-year-old Millbrae resident, 3-6, 6-1 [10-4] to win the Cupertino Open.
   In the second round, Brooksby knocked off top-seeded Nicholas Ballou, 25, of Orinda 6-7 (4), 6-1 [10-8].
   Brooksby, the USTA boys 12 national champion in 2013, reached the third round of the recent USTA 14 National Winter Championships in Tucson, Ariz.
   Brooksby trains at the JMG Tennis Academy under Joseph Gilbert at the Arden Hills Swimming and Tennis Club in Sacramento.
   The academy also produced Collin Altamirano, the USTA boys 18 national champion in 2013 and runner-up last year. Altamirano is scheduled to begin competing for the University of Virginia this month.
   Here's a link to my 2013 story on the JMG Tennis Academy, Altamirano and Brooksby: http://norcaltennisczar.blogspot.com/2013/09/academy-makes-waves-with-two-national.html

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