Sunday, September 25, 2016

U.S. teen Mmoh advances in Tiburon qualifying

Michael Mmoh, 18, slugs a backhand during his loss
to veteran Jeremy Chardy of France in the first round
of the recent U.S. Open. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Michael Mmoh, who won the USTA boys 18 national title last month, dispatched Luke Bambridge of Great Britain 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday in the first round of qualifying for the $100,000 Wells Fargo Bank Tiburon Challenger at the Tiburon Peninsula Club.
   Mmoh, 18, is scheduled to face Erik Crepaldi of Italy today at 10 a.m. on Court 1. Crepaldi beat No. 6 seed and countryman Edoardo Eremin 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-0.
   Also advancing were Swedish wild cards Andre Goransson and Filip Bergevi of Cal, Stanford's Tom Fawcett and Connor Farren of Hillsborough in the San Francisco Bay Area. All will face seeds today.
   Goransson will take on second-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada at 10 a.m. on Center Court. Shapovalov, 17, won the Wimbledon boys singles title in July,
   Tiburon is located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
   Here are the singles qualifying draw, today's schedule and singles main draw.

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