Monday, May 4, 2015

Tiilikainen seeks sixth title in 30 National Indoors

   Jan Tiilikainen will try to win the men's singles title in the $2,000 USTA National Men's, Women's & Mixed 30 Indoor Championships for the sixth time today.
   The top-seeded Tiilikainen, a 43-year-old Reno teaching pro from Finland, will meet second-seeded Ryan ("Don't Call me Nick") Sablan of Martinez at 9 a.m. at the Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center in the Sacramento suburb of Gold River.
    In the women's final at 9 a.m., Marisue Jacutin-Mariona of Los Altos will face Laura McGaffigan of Folsom. Both have lost only two games total in two round-robin matches.
   Today's other finals are scheduled for noon (women's doubles), 1 p.m. (men's doubles) and 3 p.m. (mixed doubles). 
USTA NATIONAL 30 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Men's singles
Semifinals
   Jan Tiilikainen (1), Reno, def. Vittorio Fratta, San Francisco, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.
   Ryan Sablan (2), Martinez, def. Thomas Morton, Citrus Heights, 6-2, 6-3.
Women's singles
Round robin
   Marisue Jacutin-Mariona, Los Altos, def. Noknoy Souliyonh, El Dorado Hills, 6-0, 6-1.
   Laura McGaffigan, Folsom, def. Suzie Maciel, Sacramento, 6-0, 6-0.
Men's doubles
Semifinals
   Tyler Browne, Walnut Creek, and Nicholas Brunner (1), Sacramento, def. Mark Fairchilds, Modesto, and Jan Tiilikainen, Reno, 6-1, 6-1.
   Justin Garcia, Folsom, and Whit Livingston, Sacramento, def Vittorio Fratta, San Francisco, and Pablo Schurig, Walnut Creek, 7-6 (0), 6-0.
Women's doubles
Semifinals
   Lauren Barnikow and Francesca LaO (1), San Francisco, def. Holly Jones, Rancho Cordova, and Laurie Smith, Elk Grove, 6-2, 6-3.
   Isabella Kling, Orangevale, and Laura McGaffigan (2), Folsom, def. Camille Benvenuti, Sacramento, and Stacey Griggs, Carmichael, 6-1, 6-0.
Mixed doubles
Semifinals
   Tyler Browne, Walnut Creek, and Francesca LaO (1), San Francisco, def. Dave Hagiwara and Laura McGaffigan, Folsom, 6-0, 6-2.
   Pablo Schurig, Walnut Creek, and Marisue Jacutin-Mariona (2), Los Altos, def. Derek Fitzpatrick, San Jose, and Lauren Barnikow, San Francisco, 6-3, 6-3.

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