Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Brooksby ($25K), Hashimoto (Herr) score big upsets

   Jenson Brooksby is already feeling at home in Texas.
   The 18-year-old wild card from Carmichael in the Sacramento area, who's headed to Texas Christian in Fort Worth, shocked top-seeded Michael Redlicki of Fayetteville, Ark., 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 today to reach the quarterfinals of the $25,000 Waco (Texas) Futures.
   Redlicki, a 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) left-hander, is the second-highest-ranked player, at No. 426, and fourth in the top 500 whom Brooksby has beaten. He surprised No. 408 Joao Souza of Brazil in the first round of qualifying for the $100,000 Tiburon (Calif.) Challenger in September.
   Brooksby, who won the USTA boys 18 national championship in August, advanced to a Futures quarterfinal for the second time. He lost to Redlicki's younger brother, Martin, in the $15,000 Claremont (Calif.) quarters in September last year.
   Brooksby is scheduled to play Nick Chappell, a 26-year-old former Texas Christian star, on Thursday. Chappell surprised eighth-seeded Hady Habib of Lebanon 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
   Eddie Herr -- Unseeded Hugo Hashimoto of San Jose upended second-seeded Juan Dominguez of Guatemala 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the boys 16s at the Eddie Herr International Junior Championship in Bradenton, Fla..
   Hashimoto will meet unseeded Arda Azkara of Turkey on Thursday. Azkara eliminated 13th-seeded Alvin Tudorica of Canada 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
   In the second round of the boys 18s, 14th-seeded Sergey Fomin of Uzbekistan beat Aidan Mayo, a 15-year-old qualifier who grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, 7-5, 6-2.
   Mayo, the younger brother of Illinois freshman Keenan Mayo, trains at the USTA Player Development Center in Carson.
   Top-seeded Rudy Quan of Roseville routed unseeded Changmin Ryu of South Korea 6-3, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals in the boys 12s. Quan has lost only four games in three matches.
    In the second round of the girls 16s, seventh-seeded Vivian Ovrootsky of San Jose dominated unseeded Alexa Karatantcheva of Bradenton 6-3, 6-1, but unseeded Tomi Main of Seaside lost to 10th-seeded Allie Gretkowski of Mount Pleasant, S.C., 6-2, 7-6 (3).
   Ovrootsky, who won the 14s last year, will face 11th-seeded Abigail Rencheli of Sarasota, Fla. Rencheli beat unseeded Isabelle Kouzmanov of Novi, Mich., 6-3, 6-1.

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