Saturday, March 31, 2018

Zamarripas take Easter Bowl girls 16 doubles title

   Northern California went 1 for 2 in Easter Bowl girls 16 finals today.
   In doubles, No. 4 seeds Allura Zamarripa and Maribella Zamarripa of Saint Helena defeated No. 3 Amanda Chan of Pasadena and Chidimma Okpara of Bronxville, N.Y., 6-4, 6-4 at Indian Wells. The Zamarripa twins did not lose a set in their five tournament matches.
   In singles, No. 11 seed Anessa Lee of San Marino beat unseeded India Houghton of Belvedere Tiburon 6-2, 6-3. Houghton had ousted No. 1 Gianna Pielet of El Paso, Texas, in the second round.
   Meanwhile, Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael and Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek reached the final in boys and girls 18 singles, respectively. Both will play the top seed.
   Brooksby, 17, dominated Siem Woldeab of La Mesa 6-1 6-3 in a matchup of unseeded players.
   Brooksby has not lost more than five games in any of his five tournament matches. He will face Tristan Boyer of Altadena. Boyer topped unseeded Cannon Kingsley of Northport, N.Y., 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
   The 15th-seeded Volynets, 16, beat unseeded Emma Navarro of Charleston, S.C., 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. Volynets will meet Alexa Noel of Summit, N.J. Noel routed No. 8 Gabriella Price of New City, N.Y., 6-3, 6-0.

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