Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sah, headed to Stanford, advances in Eddie Herr

   Stanford-bound Timothy Sah of San Diego defeated Maxense Broville of France 6-3, 6-4 today in the first round of the boys 18s in the prestigious Eddie Herr International Championships in Bradenton, Fla.
   Sah, a quarterfinalist in the USTA Boys 18 Nationals in Kalamazoo, Mich., in August, will face 12th-seeded Ergi Kirkin of Turkey. Kirkin beat wild card Drew Baird of Holly Springs, N.C., 7-5, 6-2 on Monday.
   Meanwhile, one Sacramento-area product won in the second round of the boys 14s, but another was upset. Stefan Leustian of Mather reached the round of 16 with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Niroop Vallabhaneni of Paradise Valley, Ariz. No. 15 seed Aidan Mayo, 13, from Roseville lost to wild card Toby Kodat of Bradenton 7-5, 6-2.
   Mayo and Spencer Brachman of Commack, N.Y., seeded fourth in doubles, dispatched Gabrielius Guzauskas of Downers Grove, Ill., and Nikolas Tvedt of Norway 6-3, 6-1 in the first round.
   In the first round of girls 16 singles, No. 7 seed Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area crushed lucky loser Raphaelle Leblanc of Canada 6-1, 6-0 to set up an all-Bay Area match.
   Volynets, who will turn 15 on Dec. 31, will play wild card Anna Campana of Hillsborough. Campana topped lucky loser Isabella Montana of Miami 6-1, 7-6 (2).
   USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships in La Jolla, Calif. -- Six Northern California men advanced to fourth round: No. 4 seed Oren Motevassel of San Jose, No. 6 Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, No. 8 Leon Bax of Mountain View, No. 10 Daniel Hiddleson of Kentfield, No. 13 Joshua Prager of Yuba City and Nicolas Chasseray of San Francisco.
   Greenwald (2009) and Motevassel (2011 and 2012) are former champions.
   On the women's side, Vanessa Bogenholm of Los Gatos lost to Cindi Juncal of San Clemente 6-4, 6-0 in the second round.

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