Friday, November 23, 2018

NorCal juniors reach round of 16 in National Indoors

   Three Northern California boys won their opening two matches in the 18s today in the USTA National Indoor Championships in Overland Park, Kan.
   Advancing to the round of 16 were No. 7 seed Ryder Jackson of Nicasio, No. 13 seed Zachary Lim of Fairfield and unseeded Stevie Gould of Corte Madera.
   Lim, a high school junior who has verbally committed to Penn, lost only five games total. Jackson, a senior headed to USC, also won twice in straight sets.
   Gould, a senior headed to Washington, barely survived. He edged 12th-seeded Daniel Milavsky of Needham, Mass., 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (8) and topped Christopher Li of Westford, Mass., 6-7 (tiebreaker score not available), 6-4, 6-2.
   Other NorCal players advancing to the round of 16 in the National Indoors were:
   --No. 7 seed Ashley Yeah of Los Gatos in the girls 18s in Memphis, Tenn. Yeah has signed to play at Illinois.
   --No. 1 seed Aryan Chaudhary of Santa Clara in the boys 16s in Wayland, Mass.
   --Unseeded Makenna Thiel of Piedmont in the girls 16s in Minneapolis.
   --Unseeded Herrick Legaspi of Sacramento in the boys 14s in Chicago.
   --No. 11 seed Mason Nguyen of El Dorado Hills in the boys 12s in Flushing, N.Y.
   College signings -- Four players from the JMG Tennis Academy in Sacramento have signed letters of intent.
   Eric Hadigian will play at Gonzaga, Ben Keyser at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Klara Kosan at Pacific and Jessi Muljat at San Diego.

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