Friday, March 24, 2017

Brooksby reaches boys 18 quarters in Spring tourney

Jenson (J.T.) Brooksby, shown last month, routed No. 13 seed
Juan Alejo Hernandez Serrano in the USTA International Spring
Championships in Carson, Calif. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson (J.T.) Brooksby, a 16-year-old wild card from Carmichael in the Sacramento area, ousted another seed on Thursday to reach the boys 18 quarterfinals in the USTA International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif.
   Brooksby outclassed No. 13 Juan Alejo Hernandez Serrano of Mexico 6-3, 6-1.
   Brooksby, who stunned No. 4 seed and 2016 runner-up Sam Riffice in the first round, will face unseeded Axel Nefve of Boca Raton, Fla. Nefve beat unseeded Ryan Goetz of Greenlawn, N.Y., 6-2, 6-2.
   Riffice, who turned 18 on March 1, grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville.
   Meanwhile, Stefan Leustian of Mather in the Sacramento area advanced to the boys 16 semifinals in singles and doubles.
   Leustian, seeded No. 8 in singles, defeated No. 14 Andres Martin of Flowery Branch, Ga., 7-5, 6-3. Leustian will play No. 6 Andrew Dale of Leesburg, Va. Dale beat unseeded Stefan Dostanic of Irvine, Calif., 6-4, 6-3.
   No. 5 Leustian and Zachery Lim of Fairfield, near San Francisco, edged No. 4 Leighton Allen of Austin, Texas, and Dale 5-7, 6-2 [11-9].      

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