Monday, April 3, 2017

Taggart wins girls 16 doubles title in Easter Bowl

   Unseeded Jillian Taggart of Fair Oaks in the Sacramento area and Sedona Gallagher of Henderson, Nev., won the girls 16 doubles title in the Easter Bowl on Friday.
   Taggart and Gallagher edged No. 4 seeds Gabriella Cusano and Jayci Goldsmith, both of Austin, Texas, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5) in Indian Wells, Calif.
   Taggart was one of three Northern Californians to win a gold ball in the Easter Bowl. Priya Nelson of Sacramento triumphed in girls 12 singles, and Aryan Chaudhary of Santa Clara prevailed in boys 14 doubles.
   NorCal had three runners-up: Chaudhary in boys 14 singles, Sam Riffice from Roseville in boys 18 doubles and John W. Kim of Sunnyvale in boys 12 doubles.
   Southern Californians won the boys and girls 18 singles championships. No. 8 seed Alafia Ayeni of San Diego outlasted No. 10 Sebastian Korda of Bradenton, Fla., 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 for the boys title, and No. 1 Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks in the Los Angeles region routed No. 4 Ellie Douglas of McKinney, Texas, 6-1, 6-2 for the girls crown.

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