Monday, March 27, 2017

Mayo tops Brooksby in Easter Bowl showdown

   In a battle of Sacramento-area players, No. 16 seed Keenan Mayo topped Jenson (J.T.) Brooksby 6-4, 7-6 (1) today in the first round of the Easter Bowl boys 18s in Indian Wells, Calif.
   Both players are 16.
   Mayo will play another Northern Californian, Paul Barretto of Tiburon, in the second round. Barretto defeated Ivan Thamma of San Diego 6-3, 6-3.
   Also advancing were Sacramento-area products Sam Riffice, seeded fourth, and Austen Huang in the boys 18s and 15-year-old Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the girls 18s.
   Falling in the girls 18s were Sara Choy of Palo Alto and Niluka Madurawe of Sunnyvale.
   Four NorCal boys won in the first round of the 16s: No. 8 seed Ryder Jackson of Nicasio, No. 16 Marcus McDaniel of Vacaville, Stevie Gould of Corte Madera and Cambell Nakayama of San Francisco. Jillian Taggart of Fair Oaks took her opener in the girls 16s.
   Two NorCal boys, and almost three, advanced to the quarterfinals in the 14s.
   No. 2 seed Aryan Chaudhary of Santa Clara routed No. 10 Evan Wen of Morristown, N.J., 6-2, 6-0. Chaudhary will meet No. 7 Alex Lin, a Gold River resident who beat Logan Paik Chang of Old Westbury, N.Y., 6-3, 6-2.
   No. 12 seed Aidan Mayo, Keenan's brother, lost to No. 1 Maxwell McKennon of Newport Beach 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4).
   Meanwhile, Priya Nelson of Sacramento reached the girls 12 quarterfinals.

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