Thursday, August 11, 2016

Volynets, 14, tops Eason in national girls 16 quarters

   In an all-San Francisco Bay Area quarterfinal, No. 6 seed Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek beat No. 9 Rachel Eason of Union City 7-5, 6-1 today in the girls 16 quarterfinals of the USTA National Championships in San Diego.
   Volynets, 14, and Eason, 16, are products of Tompkins Tennis International, based in Fremont.
   Volynets will face No. 4 Nicole Mossmer of La Jolla in the San Diego area on Friday. Mossmer defeated No. 17 Emma Navarro of Charleston, S.C., 7-6 (5), 6-3.
   In the round of 16 of the girls 18s, top-seeded Kayla Day of Santa Barbara, Calif., outplayed No. 9 Michaela Gordon of Saratoga in the Bay Area 7-5, 6-1.
   Sofia Kenin, the reigning champion who won the $50,000 Sacramento Challenger last month as an amateur, withdrew before the USTA Nationals began. Kenin, 17, would have been seeded first.   
USTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Northern California results)
Girls
In San Diego
18 singles
Round of 16
   Kayla Day (1), Santa Barbara, Calif., def. Michaela Gordon (9), Saratoga, Calif., 6-4, 6-3.
16 singles
Quarterfinals
   Katie Volynets (6), Walnut Creek, Calif., def. Rachel Eason (9), Union City, Calif., 7-5, 6-1.
Boys
In Kalamazoo, Mich.
18 singles
Quarterfinals
   Trent Bryde (8), Suwanee, Ga., def. Sam Riffice (4), Boca Raton, Fla./Roseville, Calif., 6-4, 6-3. 
18 Doubles
Semifinals
   John McNally and Jeffrey J. Wolf (4), Cincinnati, vs. Anudeep Kodali, Durham, N.C., and Sam Riffice (10), Boca Raton, Fla./Roseville, Calif., late.
16 singles
Quarterfinals
   Keenan Mayo (16), Roseville, Calif., vs. Matthew Tsolakyan, Glendale, Calif., late.
   Jenson Brooksby (10), Carmichael, Calif., vs. Trey Hilderbrand (13), San Antonio, late.
16 doubles
Quarterfinals
   Andrew Ton, Milpitas, Calif., and Maximilian Wild (2), Murrieta, Calif., def. Andrew Fenty, Washington, D.C., and Sangeet Sridhar (8), Glendale, Ariz., 6-4, 6-2.
In San Antonio
14 doubles
Final
   Ryan Fishback, Geneva, N.Y., and Billy Suarez (4), Huntington, N.Y., def. Alex Lee, Oak Brook, Ill., and Zachery Lim (1), Fairfield, Calif., 6-3 6-1.

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