Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NorCal's Gordon gains third round of Eddie Herr 18s

No. 11 seed Michaela Gordon, shown in July, beat
wild card Ellie Douglas 6-0, 6-4 in the second round
of the girls 18s in the Eddie Herr International Tennis
Championship. Photo by Paul Bauman
   No. 11 seed Michaela Gordon of Saratoga in the San Francisco Bay Area defeated wild card Ellie Douglas of McKinney, Texas, 6-0, 6-4 today in the second round of the girls 18s in the Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship in Bradenton, Fla.
   Gordon, 16, will meet another wild card, 14-year-old Amanda Anisimova of Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Thursday for a quarterfinal berth. Anisimova surprised No. 7 seed Bianca Andreescu of Canada 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
   Unseeded Jessi Muljat, 14, of Sacramento and Anna Campana of Hillsborough in the Bay Area lost in the second round of the girls 16s.
   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.

EDDIE HERR INTERNATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
In Bradenton, Fla.
(Northern California results only)
Girls
18 singles
Second round
   Michaela Gordon (11), Saratoga, def. Ellie Douglas, McKinney, Texas, 6-0, 6-4.
18 doubles
Second round
   Georgia Craciun and Oana Gavrila, Romania, def. Jaqueline Cristian, Romania, and Michaela Gordon (3), 7-5, 4-6 [10-5].
16 singles
Second round
   Mihaela Marculescu (5), Romania, def. Jessi Muljat, Sacramento, 6-1, 6-1.
   Margaret Owensby, Boca Raton, Fla., def. Anna Campana, Hillsborough, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
16 doubles
First round
   Carolyn Campana, Hillsborough, and Abigail Forbes, Raleigh, N.C., def. Yining Tian, China, and Morgan Whitlock, Fort Worth, Texas, 6-0, 6-0.
Boys
18 doubles
Second round
   Alex De Minaur, Australia, and Bjorn Thomson (7), Ireland, def. Vasil Kirkov, Tampa, Fla., and Sam Riffice, Roseville, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

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