Saturday, November 24, 2018

Two NorCal juniors move into National Indoor semis

   Two Northern California boys will play in the semifinals of their age groups in the USTA National Indoor Championships on Sunday.
   Aryan Chaudhary, seeded first in the boys 16s in Wayland, Mass., and Herrick Thomas Legaspi, unseeded in the boys 14s in Chicago, each won two matches today.
   Chaudhary, ranked fourth nationally in the 16s, beat Gavin Young of Apple Valley, Minn., 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and Baylor Sai of Nashville, Tenn., 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (3). Both Young and Sai were unseeded.
   Chaudhary will face unseeded Liam Krall, a Bronxville, N.Y., resident who ousted eighth-seeded Saiprakash Goli of Mason, Ohio, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
   Legaspi eliminated unseeded Dylan Charlap of Palos Verdes Estates in the Los Angeles area 6-0, 7-5 and seventh-seeded Ritesh Patil of Katy, Texas, 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-4.
   Legaspi will take on second-seeded Grant Lothringer of The Woodlands, Texas. Lothringer topped unseeded Alex Cairo of Dallas 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
   In the girls 18s in Memphis, Tenn., seventh-seeded Ashley Yeah of Los Gatos in the San Francisco Bay Area beat 14th-seeded Carly Briggs of Calhoun, Ga., 6-3, 6-1 in the round of 16 but lost to top-seeded Andrea Cerdan of Bloomfield, N.J., 6-3, 6-7 (8), 6-4 in the quarters.
   NorCal players losing in the round of 16 were:
   --Seventh-seeded Ryder Jackson of Nicasio, 13th-seeded Zachery Lim of Fairfield and unseeded Stevie Gould of Corte Madera in the boys 18s in Overland Park, Kan.
   --Unseeded Makenna Thiel of Piedmont in the girls 16s in Minneapolis.
   --Eleventh-seeded Mason Nguyen of El Dorado Hills in the boys 12s in Flushing, N.Y.

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