Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mayo, Ovrootsky advance in Eddie Herr 14s

   Two Northern Californians beat Japanese players today in second round of the 14s in the Eddie Herr International Championships.
   But Aidan Mayo had a far easier match.
   The third-seeded Mayo, from the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, coasted to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ryota Kaneda in boys 14s of the hard-court tournament in Bradenton, Fla.
   On the girls side, second-seeded Vivian Ovrootsky of San Jose outlasted Remika Ohashi 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. Ovrootsky is ranked second nationally in the 14s.
   The second round of the boys and girls 18s on clay in Bradenton is scheduled for Wednesday. Stanford-bound Alexandre Rotsaert, seeded sixth from Boca Raton, Fla., will play qualifier Allan Deschamps of France, and Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area will meet Clara Burel of France.
   Volynets, who won the 16s last year, will turn 16 on Dec. 31. She is ranked No. 1 nationally in the 16s and No. 4 in the 18s.
   Past competitors in the Eddie Herr include Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian, Maria  Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic. Herr, the father of international junior tennis, died in 2000 at 93.
Boys 18
First round
   Adrian Andreev, Bulgaria, and Keenan Mayo, Roseville, Calif., def. William Grant, Orlando, Fla., and Govind Nanda, Cerritos, Calif., 7-5, 7-5.
Girls 18   
First round
   Kristina Novak, Slovenia, and Katie Volynets, Walnut Creek, Calif., def. Nika Radisic, Slovenia, and Stefania Rogozinska Dzik (8), Poland, 7-5, 3-6 [10-4].
   Carolyn Campana, Hillsborough, Calif., and Abigail Forbes, Raleigh, N.C., def. Diae El Jardi, Morocco, and Anastasia Iamachkine, Peru, 6-3, 4-6 [10-8].
   Caty McNally, Cincinnati, and Whitney Osuigwe (1), Bradenton, Fla., def. Ana Geller, Argentina, and Niluka Madurawe, Sunnyvale, Calif., 6-2, 6-4.
Boys 14
First round
   Alexander Bernard, Naples, Fla., and Aidan Mayo (1), Roseville, Calif., def. Adi Dagan and Eytan Michaeli, Israel, 6-1, 7-5.
Girls 14
First round
   Hina Inoue, Los Gatos, Calif., and Vivian Ovrootsky (1), San Jose, Calif., bye.

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