Monday, March 16, 2015

Brooksby, 14, falls in Futures qualies; college results

Jenson Brooksby follows through on a serve two weeks
ago in the $2,000 Rio del Oro Open in Sacramento.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Fourteen-year-old Jenson Brooksby of Sacramento lost to second-seeded Raymond Sarmiento 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday in the second round of qualifying for the $15,000 Bakersfield (Calif.) Tennis Open.
    Brooksby, who trains under Joseph Gilbert at Arden Hills, won the USTA 12-and-under national title in 2013.
   Sarmiento completed his college eligibility last year after a decorated career at USC. He earned All-America honors five times (four in singles and one in doubles) and helped the Trojans win three NCAA team championships.
   Also in Bakersfield, ninth-seeded Connor Farren, a USC sophomore from Foster City in the San Francisco Bay Area, defeated Jeremy Hunter Nicholas 7-6 (7), 6-4.
   Farren is scheduled to play unseeded Victor Pham, a high school senior from Saratoga in the Bay Area, today for a berth in the main draw. 
   No. 53 San Francisco def. Navy 5-2 in Pebble Beach, Calif. Records: San Francisco 8-4, Navy 13-4.
   No. 67 UC Davis def. Northern Colorado 7-0 in Davis. Records: UC Davis 12-3, Northern Colorado 4-9.
   Gonzaga def. Sacramento State 4-3 in Spokane, Wash. Records: Gonzaga 8-3, Sac State 5-8.
   Nevada def. Pacific 6-1 in Reno, Nev. Records: Nevada 3-7, Pacific 2-13.  
   No. 42 Fresno State def. Idaho 5-2 in Fresno. Records: Fresno State 12-3, Idaho 8-6.
   No. 75 Sacramento State def. Loyola Marymount 7-0 in Los Angeles. Records: Sac State 9-7, Loyola Marymount 3-10.

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