Saturday, December 5, 2015

NorCal's Campana reaches Eddie Herr doubles semis

   Unseeded Carolyn Campana of Hillsborough in the San Francisco Bay Area and Abigail Forbes of Raleigh, N.C., knocked off two seeded teams today to reach the girls 16 doubles semifinals in the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship.
    Campana and Forbes surprised No. 8 Georgia Gulin of Brazil and Fernanda Labrana of Chile 7-5, 6-3 and then No. 2 Nicole Mossmer of La Jolla and Jessi Muljat, 14, of Sacramento 6-3, 6-1 in Bradenton, Fla.
   Campana and Forbes will play unseeded Kacie Harvey of Braintree, Mass., and Melissa Sakar of Lauderdale Lake, Fla., on Saturday. Harvey and Sakar beat unseeded Meredith Jones of the Philippines and Renata Lombera of Mexico 6-2, 7-5.
   Neither of the semifinal teams has lost a set in three matches.
   Meanwhile, 14-year-old Amanada Anisimova continued her amazing run in girls 18 singles. The wild card from Hallandale Beach, Fla., ousted a third consecutive seed to move into the semis, defeating No. 11 Alexandra Sanford of Westerville, Ohio, 6-4, 6-2.
   Anisimova had beaten No. 7 Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the second round and No. 11 Michaela Gordon of Saratoga in the Bay Area in the third round.
   Anisimova will try to continue her streak when she meets No. 5 Tamara Zidansek, 17, of Slovenia. No. 1 Dalma Galfi of Hungary will play unseeded Kylie McKenzie of Anthem, Ariz., in the other semifinal.
   The boys 18 semifinals feature two Canadians. No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime will take on No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, and No. 15 Benjamin Sigouin will meet No. 4 Alex De Minaur of Australia.

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