Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Aidan Mayo, McDaniel gain 3rd round of Orange Bowl

   Northern Californians Aidan Mayo and Marcus McDaniel won their second-round matches today in the boys 16s at the rain-delayed Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship on clay in Plantation, Fla.
   The ninth-seeded Mayo, from Roseville, beat Harrison Gold of Aventura, Fla., 6-2, 7-6 (3). The 13th-seeded McDaniel, from Vacaville, eliminated James Tracy of Hilton Head Island, S.C., 6-4, 6-3.
   Mayo, a semifinalist in the Eddie Herr 14s last week, will face seventh-seeded Roi Ginat of Israel. Ginat defeated Ryder Jackson of Nicasio 7-5, 7-5.
   McDaniel will take on top-seeded Nini Gabriel Dica of Romania. Dica dispatched Martin Maldonado of Ecuador 6-2, 6-0. Dica has lost only three games in two matches.
   Fifth-seeded Alexander Lee of Oak Brook, Ill., and McDaniel reached the doubles quarterfinals with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over Juan Bianchi of Ocoee, Fla., and Angel Guerrero Melgar of Spain. Keshav Chopra of Marietta, Ga., and Brandon McKinney of Marietta, Ga., defeated Zachery Lim of Fairfield and Russell Berdusco of Bradenton, Fla., 6-3, 6-4.
   In the first round of the girls 18s, Niluka Madurawe of Sunnyvale routed qualifier Chen Yao of China 6-1, 6-2. Madurawe will play sixth-seeded Nika Radisic of Slovenia.

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