Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Qualifier Mayo advances in Eddie Herr boys 18s

   Aidan Mayo, a 15-year-old qualifier who grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville, beat Santiago De La Fuente of Argentina 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 today in the first round of the boys 18s at the Eddie Herr International Junior Championship in Bradenton, Fla.
   De la Fuente, 16, won a Grade A tournament in Yucatan, Mexico, on Sunday.
   Mayo, who trains at the USTA Player Development Center in Carson, is scheduled to meet 14th-seeded Sergey Fomin of Uzbekistan on Wednesday.
   In the boys 16s, Luke Garner of Arnold, Md., eliminated No. 12 seed Max Fardanesh of Albany in the San Francisco Bay Area 0-6, 7-5, 7-5.
   Hugo Hashimoto of San Jose advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Ekansh Kumar of Vienna, Va. Hashimoto will face second-seeded Juan Dominguez of Guatemala.
   Meanwhile, No. 1 seed Rudy Quan of Roseville dropped only one game in two matches to reach the round of 16 in the boys 12s.
   No. 7 seed Vivian Ovrootsky of San Jose and unseeded Tomi Main of Seaside triumphed in straight sets in the first round of the girls 16s. Ovrootsky won the 14s last year.
   Ria Bhakta of Saratoga in the Bay Area lost in the second round of the girls 14s, and Esther Vyrlan of Sacramento fell in the opening round of the girls 12s. Both were unseeded.
   Past competitors in the Eddie Herr include former world No. 1 players Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic. Herr, the father of international junior tennis, died in 2000 at 93.

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