Friday, December 4, 2015

Anisimova, 14, upsets NorCal's Gordon in Herr 18s

No. 11 seed Michaela Gordon, shown in July, fell
to Amanda Anisimova 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 in the third round
of the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship
in Bradenton, Fla. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Amanda Anisimova, a 14-year-old wild card from Hallandale Beach, Fla., ousted a seed for the second consecutive match to reach the girls 18 quarterfinals in the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship in Bradenton, Fla.
   Anisimova wore down 11th-seeded Michaela Gordon, 16, of Saratoga, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 on Thursday. Anisimova, who beat No. 7 seed Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the second round, has won all three of her matches in three sets.
   Anisimova is scheduled to face No. 11 Alexandra Sanford of Westerville, Ohio, today. Sanford defeated Kelly Chen of Cerritos 7-6 (7), 6-4.
   In girls 16 doubles, No. 2 seeds Nicole Mossmer of La Jolla and Jessi Muljat, 14, of Sacramento advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Victoria Kurz of Germany and Adelaide Lavery of Canada.
   Mossmer and Muljat will meet either No. 8 seeds Georgia Gulin of Brazil and Fernanda Labrana or unseeded Carolyn Campana of Hillsborough and Abigail Forbes of Raleigh, N.C. 
   The Eddie Herr Championship is one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the world. Past competitors include Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic.
   Herr, the father of international junior tennis, died in 2000 at 93.

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