Friday, December 18, 2015

Three NorCal players advance in Junior Orange Bowl

   Three Northern Californians reached today's round of 32 in the Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Fla.
   Fourth-seeded Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area defeated Jada Bui of Canada 6-1, 7-5 on Thursday in the second round of the girls 14s.
   Stefan Leustian of Mather in the Sacramento area ousted 17th-seeded Admir Kalender of Croatia 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (tiebreaker score not available) in the third round of the boys 14s.
   And Aidan Mayo of Roseville in the Sacramento region beat Credit Chaiyarin of Thailand 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the boys 12s.
   Mayo, last year's consolation champion, will face ninth-seeded Ashton Cross of Canada.
   Past competitors in the Junior Orange Bowl include Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Chris Evert, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters and Mary Joe Fernandez.

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