Sunday, August 14, 2016

Brooksby reaches USTA national boys 16 final

   No. 10 seed Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael in the Sacramento area defeated No. 15 Robert Maciag of Sterling, Va., 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Saturday in the boys 16 semifinals of the USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
   In today’s final, the 15-year-old Brooksby will try to avenge a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Lukas Greif of Evansville, Ind., in the USTA Clay Court Championships last month in Delray Beach, Fla.
   Greif dominated unseeded Matthew Tsolakyan of Glendale in the Los Angeles region 6-1, 6-3 in Saturday’s other semifinal.
   Brooksby won the USTA National boys 12 title three years ago in Little Rock, Ark.
   Meanwhile, Andrew Ton of Milpitas in the Bay Area and Maximilian Wild of Murrieta, Calif., won the boys 16 doubles title in Kalamazoo. Seeded second, they beat No. 11 seeds Maciag and Jared Pratt of Daniel Island, S.C., 7-6 (5), 6-3.
   In the boys 18 doubles semifinals, No. 4 seeds John McNally and Jeffrey Wolf, both of Cincinnati, edged No. 10 Anudeep Kodali of Durham, N.C., and Sam Riffice, who grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, 7-5, 5-7 [10-8].
   McNally and Wolf went on the win the title.

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