Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Volynets, Aidan Mayo fall in Easter Bowl semis

   Two Northern California juniors lost in the Easter Bowl semifinals on Tuesday, but three others won doubles titles.
   Walnut Creek resident Katie Volynets, seeded fourth in the girls 14s, fell to top-seeded Alexa Noel of Summit, N.J., 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Indian Wells.
   Roseville's Aidan Mayo, the top seed in the boys 12s, succumbed to sixth-seeded Hunter Heck of New Brighton, Minn., 7-5, 6-4.
   Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Sara Choy of San Francisco and Jillian Taggart of Fair Oaks defeated Naomi Cheong of Las Vegas and Sedona Gallagher of Henderson, Nev., 8-5 for the girls 14 doubles championship.
   Also, top-seeded Heck and Karl Lee of Los Altos beat unseeded Jameson Corsillo of Boca Raton, Fla., and Martin Damm of Bradenton, Fla., 8-3 for the boys 12 doubles crown.
   In girls 16 singles, Alaina Miller of Saratoga ousted 10th-seeded Alexandra Sanford of Westerville, Ohio, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the first round.
Northern California players only
Boys 18
First-round singles
   Sam Riffice (14), Roseville, def. Emanuel Llamas, El Paso, Texas, 6-0, 7-5.
   Kyrylo Tsygura, North Potomac, Md., def. Michael Genender (Stanford commit), Los Angeles, 6-4, 6-3.
First-round doubles
    Jake DeVine, Los Altos Hills, and Patrick Kypson, Greenville, N.C., def. Sameer Kumar (Stanford commit), Carmel, Ind., and Vincent Lin (8), Schaumburg, Ill., 1-6, 6-3 [10-8].
    Cameron Klinger, Elk Grove, and Nathan Ponwith, Scottsdale, Ariz., def. Hady Habib, Bradenton, Fla., and Anudeep Kodali (3), Durham, N.C., 7-5, 4-6 [13-11].
    Vasil Kirkov, Tampa, Fla., and Sam Riffice (6), Roseville, def. William Howells, Plantation, Fla., and Johnathan Small, Zionsville, Ind., 6-3, 6-2.
Boys 16
Second-round singles
   Austen Huang (2), Elk Grove, def. Athell Bennett, Valley Stream, N.Y., 6-2, 6-2.
   Paul Barretto (12), Tiburon, def. Alex Mascioli, Wayne, Pa., 6-3, 6-0.
   Matthew Lord (5), Bloomfield, Conn., def. Andrew Ton, Milpitas, 6-2, 6-4.
   Sam Turchetta (14), Pound Ridge, N.Y., def. Conrad Russell, Palo Alto, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles quarterfinals
   Robert Baylon, Buena Park, and Andrew Ton, Milpitas, def. Austen Huang, Elk Grove, and Jason Lui, Bellevue, Wash., 8-6.
Doubles semifinals
   Peter Conklin, Fairfield, Conn., and Matthew Lord, Bloomfield, Conn., def. Robert Baylon, Buena Park, and Andrew Ton, Milpitas, 8-2.
Girls 18
First-round singles
   Michaela Gordon (5), Saratoga, def. Zoe Spence, Chicago, 6-2, 6-1.
First-round doubles
   Jessica Failla, Ramona, and Jada Hart, Colton, def. Michaela Gordon, Saratoga, and Claire Liu (3), Thousand Oaks, 4-6, 6-3 [11-9].
Girls 16
Second-round singles
   Carolyn Campana, Hillsborough, def. McCartney Kessler, Calhoun, Ga., 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
   Hannah Lairmore (14), Mobile, Ala., def. Rachel Eason, Union City, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
   Anna Brylin, Short Hills, N.J., def. Jessi Muljat, Sacramento, 6-3, 7-5.

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