Thursday, August 8, 2019

NorCal's Jackson to face top seed in boys 18 nationals

Ryder Jackson, left, defeated Luke Casper, right, last Nov-
ember in the Sacramento suburb of Folsom for his fourth
consecutive Northern California Sectional (fall and sum-
mer) boys 18 title. Photo by Paul Bauman
   No. 33 seed Ryder Jackson of Nicasio in the San Francisco Bay Area surprised No. 9 seed Stefan Dostanic of Irvine 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Wednesday in the round of 32 in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
   Both players are headed to USC.
   Jackson is set to face top-seeded Brandon Nakashima of San Diego today. Nakashima, who will be a sophomore at Virginia, routed No. 18 seed Evan McDonald of Bethesda, Md., 6-1, 6-1.
   No. 33 seed Marcus McDaniel, a Vacaville resident who will play at Georgia Tech, will take on No. 10 seed Eliot Spizzirri of Greenwich, Conn.
   Advancing to the round of 16 in the boys 16s in Kalamazoo were No. 2 seed Luke Casper of Santa Cruz; No. 4 seed Aidan Mayo, a resident of Torrance in the Los Angeles area who grew up in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville; and No. 32 seed Hugo Hashimoto of San Jose.
   In the boys 14s in Mobile, Ala., No. 2 seed Dylan Tsoi of El Dorado Hills in the Sacramento area reached the quarterfinals.
   Advancing to the round of 16 in the girls 18s in San Diego were No. 2 seed Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the Bay Area, No. 5 Connie Ma, 16, of Dublin in the Bay Area and No. 33 Allura Zamarripa of Saint Helena in the Napa region.
   Moving on to the quarterfinals were No. 2 seed Vivian Ovrootsky of San Jose in the girls 16s in San Diego and No. 5 Alexis Nguyen of El Dorado Hills in the girls 12s in Alpharetta, Ga.

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