Sunday, January 6, 2019

Brooksby loses to Austin's son in $25K L.A. semifinals

Jenson Brooksby practices at the JMG Tennis Academy in
Sacramento last May. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby will have to be content with reaching his second consecutive semifinal in a professional tournament.
   The 18-year-old amateur from the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael lost to wild card Brandon Holt, the son of International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Los Angeles $25,000 Pro Tournament.
   Holt is playing on his home courts at USC, where he is a junior.
   Brooksby, who won the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., last August to earn a wild card in the U.S. Open, also reached the semis of a $25,000 tournament in Waco, Texas, last November. He plans to enroll at Baylor in Waco in the fall or next January. Brooksby still seeks his first berth in a pro final.
 

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