Sunday, November 6, 2016

NorCal brothers fall in Nat'l Indoor doubles semis

   Columbia's Richard and Victor Pham, brothers from Saratoga in the San Francisco Bay Area, lost to wild cards Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt of Valparaiso in Indiana 7-6 (8), 6-3 on Saturday in the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y.
   Schorsch and Emhardt, who ousted top-seeded Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat of Cal in the second round, will face second-seeded Skander Mansouri and Christian Seraphim of Wake Forest for the men's doubles title today at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center not before 8 a.m. PST.
   Seraphim, a junior from Germany, is 6-foot-10 (2.08 meters). Mansouri, a junior from Tunisia, is 6-foot-3 (1.90 meters).
   Today's other finals:
   --No. 1 seed Mikael Torpegaard, who won the $50,000 Columbus Challenger on his home courts at Ohio State in September, vs. No. 7 Michael Redlicki of Arkansas in men's singles not before 8 a.m.
   --No. 1 seed and defending champion Francesco Di Lorenzo of Ohio State vs. No. 4 Hayley Carter of North Carolina in women's singles at 7 a.m.
   --Kentucky's Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi, last year's runners-up to Carter and Whitney Kay, vs. UCLA wild cards Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara, this year's U.S. Open girls doubles champions, in women's doubles at 7 a.m.
   All matches will be streamed live.

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