Wednesday, May 4, 2016

McDonald, Manasse seeded sixth in NCAA singles

Mackenzie McDonald, from Piedmont in the San
Francisco Bay Area, recently led UCLA to the
Pac-12 title. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman 
   Mackenzie McDonald of UCLA and Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area and Maegan Manasse of Cal have received No. 6 singles seeds in the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships, respectively.
   The 64-player singles and 32-team doubles fields were announced today. The tournaments are scheduled for May 25-30 in Tulsa, Okla., after the team competitions May 19-24 in Tulsa.
   The singles and doubles brackets will be released on May 24.
   Two weeks ago in Ojai, Calif., McDonald (13-1) led UCLA to the Pacific-12 Conference championship, and Manasse (29-10) won the Pac-12 singles title.
  The men's singles field also includes No. 9-16 seed Tom Fawcett of Stanford, Andre Goransson and Florian Lakat of Cal, Collin Altamirano (Sacramento) of defending champion Virginia and Alec Adamson of UC Davis.
   Defending champion Ryan Shane of Virginia is seeded eighth.
Cal's Maegan Manasse won the
Pac-12 singles title. 2015 photo
by Paul Bauman
   Other women's singles players include No. 9-16 seed Klara Fabikova of Cal, Taylor Davidson of Stanford, Giuliana Olmos (Fremont) of USC and Mayar Sherif Ahmed of Fresno State.
   Stanford junior Carol Zhao, last year's runner-up to since-departed Jamie Loeb of North Carolina, was omitted from the singles field after playing in pro tournaments for much of the season.
   The men's doubles field features No. 2 seeds McDonald and Martin Redlicki, No. 5-8 Cameron Klinger (San Jose) and Rhys Johnson of Vanderbilt, Filip Bergevi and Lakat of Cal, Maciek Romanowicz and Fawcett, and Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham (Saratoga) of Columbia.
   Among the women's doubles teams are No. 4 seeds Manasse and Denise Starr, No. 5-8 Davidson and Caroline Doyle (San Francisco), No. 5-8 Olmos and Gabby Smith, Mayar Sherif Ahmed and Rana Sherif Ahmed, and Hadley Berg (Greenbrae) and Paige Cline (Kentfield).
   Here are the complete NCAA singles and doubles fields for the men and women

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