Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brooksby, 17, ousts No. 2 seed in Buffalo Futures

Jenson Brooksby practices at the JMG Tennis Academy
in Sacramento last month. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby, a 17-year-old qualifier from Carmichael in the Sacramento area, knocked off second-seeded Emilio Gomez of Ecuador 6-1, 6-2 today in the first round of the Sargent & Collins, LLP Men's $25,000 Futures in Buffalo, N.Y.
   Gomez, at No. 525, is the fourth-highest-ranked player Brooksby has defeated. Last year, he beat No. 420 Takanyi Garanganga, No. 427 Garanganga and No. 457 Benjamin Lock. Both Garanganga and Lock are from Zimbabwe.
   Gomez, the 26-year-old son of 1990 French Open champion Andres Gomez, reached a career-high No. 215 in 2014.
   Brooksby, who has verbally committed to attend Texas Christian, is scheduled to meet No. 860 Markos Kalovelonis on Thursday at 8 a.m. PDT. Kalovelonis,  a 24-year-old native of Greece who plays for Russia, outclassed Collin Johns, from Columbus, Ohio, 6-4, 6-3.
   Brooksby lost in the first round of doubles with Alexander Knight, 5-7, 7-5 [11-9] to Patrick Daciek and Maksim Tikhomirov in an all-American encounter.

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