Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ex-Stanford star Klahn falls in Calabasas final

Bradley Klahn volleys in last month's $100,000 KPSF Open in San Francisco.
Photo by Mal Taam
   In a matchup of former All-Americans at California universities,
fourth-seeded Sebastian Fanselow of Germany outclassed wild card Bradley Klahn of Poway in the San Diego area 6-3, 6-2 today to win the $25,000 Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas in the Los Angeles region.
   Fanselow, a 25-year-old former Pepperdine star, captured his third straight title without losing a set. He won consecutive $15,000 tournaments in Indonesia last month.
   Klahn, who won the 2010 NCAA singles title as a Stanford sophomore, continued his comeback from back surgery. The left-hander reached a career-high No. 63 in March 2014 but underwent his second operation for a herniated disc in February 2015 and missed almost two years.
   Fanselow, ranked No. 386, saved the only break point he faced against the 26-year-old Klahn, ranked No. 614.
   Fanselow defeated qualifier John Lamble from Santa Clara 6-2, 6-0 in the second round and top-seeded Mackenzie McDonald from Piedmont by walkover in the semifinals.
   Klahn came back to win the doubles title with Connor Smith of Tampa, Fla. The fourth seeds edged second-seeded Farris Fathi Gosea of Great Britain and Alex Lawson of Tempe, Ariz., 6-4, 6-7 (5) [10-5].

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