Sunday, December 2, 2018

Greenwald's streak in National 40 Hard Courts ends

Stuart "Ross" Duncan of Laguna Beach poses after winning the
USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships in the San Diego
suburb of La Jolla. Photo courtesy of JFS Communications
   Jeff Greenwald's reign in the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships ended today.
   Second-seeded Stuart "Ross" Duncan of Laguna Beach beat Greenwald, the top seed and two-time defending champion from San Anselmo in the San Francisco Bay Area, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for the title in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla.
   Duncan, 42, led 4-1 in the third set. Greenwald, 52, broke serve to cut the lead to 4-3, but Duncan broke back in the next game and held serve for the match.
   Two years ago, Duncan lost a tough three-setter to Greenwald in the semifinals that took over three hours.
   "It totally came to my mind," Duncan said. "In that match, I was up 4-1 in the third, and I lost the match. I said, 'Oh my gosh, this is deja vu.' Fortunately, things went my way in those last two games, and I was able to pull it out."
   Top-seeded Hiromi Sasano of San Diego overcame second-seeded Amanda Parson Siegel of Henderson, Nev., 6-2, 7-5 on Saturday for the women's singles title.

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