Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Altamirano shocks top seed in Claremont Futures

   Collin Altamirano of Sacramento stunned top-seeded Marcos Giron, last year's NCAA singles champion from UCLA, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 today in the first round of the $10,000 Claremont USTA Pro Classic in Claremont in the Los Angeles area.
   Altamirano, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, helped the Cavaliers win the NCAA team title in May. He was named to the All-Tournament Team at No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles.
   Giron, from Thousand Oaks in the Los Angeles region, turned pro after winning the NCAA crown as a junior. He defeated Altamirano 6-2, 6-2 in the second round of qualifying in the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger last October en route to the quarterfinals.
   Altamirano is scheduled to play qualifier Martin Redlicki, a 6-foot-5 UCLA sophomore from Boca Raton, Fla., on Thursday. Redlicki outlasted another qualifier, Bernardo Saraiva, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Saraiva, from Portugal, completed his eligibility at the University of San Francisco in May.
   Also advancing were Mackenzie McDonald, a UCLA junior All-American from Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Stanford sophomores Tom Fawcett and David Wilczynski, both qualifiers.
   McDonald beat sixth-seeded Evan Song of the United States 6-4, 6-4.

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