Friday, March 31, 2017

Nelson wins Easter Bowl title, but Chaudhary falls

Priya Nelson of Sacramento poses with her Easter Bowl girls 12
singles gold ball and sportsmanship award. At right is her coach,
Joseph Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Joseph Gilbert
   Northern Californians went 1 for 2 on Thursday in Easter Bowl singles finals at Indian Wells, Calif.
   Priya Nelson of Sacramento dominated Eleana Yu of Mason, Ohio, 6-1, 6-3 in a matchup of unseeded players in the girls 12s.
   But No. 2 seed Aryan Chaudhary of Santa Clara lost to No. 9 Alexander Bernard of Naples, Fla., 6-4, 6-2. Chaudhary won the doubles title with Timothy Li of Valley Village, Calif., on Wednesday.
   Meanwhile, No. 8 Ryder Jackson of Nicasio held off No. 11 Alex Lee of Oak Brook, Ill., 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the boys 16 quarterfinals. Jackson will meet No. 13 Stefan Dostanic, an Irvine resident who outlasted unseeded Jacob Bullard of Calabasas 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
   In the boys 18s, No. 4 Sam Riffice from Roseville beat unseeded Trey Hilderbrand of San Antonio 6-2, 6-3. Riffice will play No. 7 Brian Cernoch of Rockville, Md. Unseeded Paul Barretto of Tiburon fell to No. 1 Trent Bryde of Suwanee, Ga., 7-5, 6-2.
   Unseeded Katie Volynets, 15, of Walnut Creek lost to No. 3 Whitney Osuigwe of Bradenton, Fla., 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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