Sunday, March 15, 2015

Brooksby, 14, wins in Futures qualies; college results

Jenson Brooksby, 14, plays in
the $2,000 Rio del Oro Open
two weeks ago in Sacramento.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby, 14, of Sacramento defeated Timothy Roe 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday in the first round of qualifying for the $15,000 Bakersfield (Calif.) Tennis Open.
   Brooksby, the USTA 12-and-under champion in 2013, will be a big underdog today in the second round. He will face second-seeded Raymond Sarmiento, who completed his eligibility at USC last year. A five-time All-American (four singles and one doubles), he helped the Trojans win three NCAA team championships.
   Ninth-seeded Connor Farren, a USC sophomore from Foster City in the San Francisco Bay Area, drew a first-round bye in qualifying. He is scheduled to play Jeremy Hunter Nicholas in the second round. 
   No. 9 Cal def. No. 21 Pepperdine 4-3 in Malibu. No. 1 singles: Fifteenth-ranked Lorraine Guillermo (Pepperdine) def. fourth-ranked Maegan Manasse 4-6, 7-6 (4) [10-8]. Clinching match (No. 5): Sixtieth-ranked Karla Popovic def. Christine Maddox 6-1, 6-3. Records: Cal 11-2, Pepperdine 5-4.
   No. 60 San Jose State def. Pacific 4-3 in Stockton. No. 1 singles: Iveta Masarova (Pacific) def. Sybille Gauvain 6-3, 7-5. Clinching match (No. 4): Julianna Bacelar def. Francis Dean 5-7, 6-1, 7-5. Records: San Jose State 8-5, Pacific 7-5.
   No. 75 Sacramento State def. San Diego 4-3 in San Diego. No. 1 singles (clinching match): Alina Soltanici (Sac State) def. Marta Stojanovic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (1). Records: Sac State 8-7, San Diego 1-6.
   Santa Clara def. UC Davis 5-2 in Santa Clara. No. 1 singles: Delphine Rouvillois (Santa Clara) def. Layla Sanders 6-3, 6-0. Clinching match (No. 4): Chelby Cooke def. Lani-Rae Green 7-5, 6-3.
   Sacramento State def. Eastern Washington 6-1 in Cheney, Wash. No. 1 singles: Sean Kolar (Sac State) def. Robert Dula 6-1, 6-2. Clinching match (No. 4): Kasparas Zemaitelis def. Eduardo Martinez 6-1, 6-2. Records: Sac State 5-7 overall, 3-1 Big Sky Conference; Eastern Washington 3-9, 1-4.

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