Sunday, February 4, 2018

Brooksby, 17, advances in 100K S.F. qualies

Jenson Brooksby seeks his first berth in the main draw
of a Challenger. 2017 photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby, 17, of Sacramento beat eighth-seeded Franco Agamenone of Argentina 7-5, 6-1 today to reach the final round of qualifying in the $100,000 Kunal Patel San Francisco Open at the Bay Club SF Tennis Center.
   Brooksby will face another Argentine, 34-year-old Maximo Gonzalez, on Monday at 1 p.m. The 403rd-ranked Gonzalez, only 5-foot-9 (1.75 meters) and 165 pounds (75 kilograms), dominated Sem Verbeek, a former University of the Pacific standout from the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-2.
   Brooksby seeks his first berth in the main draw of a Challenger in his fourth attempt. He came within a tiebreaker of beating then-
No. 153 Marco Trungelliti of -- yep -- Argentina in the second round of qualifying in the $100,000 Stockton (Calif.) Challenger at 15 in 2016. Trungelliti triumphed 2-6, 7-6 (3),
6-3.
   Patel was a tennis enthusiast who died in a 2014 bicycle accident at 27. He was scheduled to leave for London one week later with friends to watch the ATP World Tour Finals.
   Here are the San Francisco Open qualifying, singles and doubles draws and Monday's schedule.

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