Thursday, January 21, 2021

Ex-Cal star Goransson reaches Istanbul doubles semis

   Second-seeded Andre Goransson (Cal, 2014-17) of Sweden and David Pel of the Netherlands topped unseeded Frenchmen Antoine Hoang and Albano Olivetti 6-7 (5), 6-4 [10-5] on an indoor hardcourt today in the quarterfinals of the €132,280 ($160,632) Istanbul Challenger.
   Goransson and Pel, a 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) left-hander, are scheduled to play unseeded Americans Robert Galloway and Alex Lawson on Friday.
   Galloway and Lawson edged Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia and Emilio Gomez of Ecuador 6-3, 6-7 (5) [10-6]. Gomez's father, Andres, won the 1990 French Open singles title.
   In the other doubles semifinal, top-seeded Jonathan Erlich, 43, of Israel and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus are slated to meet unseeded Lloyd Glasspool of Great Britain and Harri Heliovaara of Finland. Erlich won 2008 Australian Open doubles crown with countryman Andy Ram.
   UTR Pro Tennis Series — Madison Weekley of Alamo, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area defeated Camille Kiss of Redlands, Calif., by walkover in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Weekley, a high school junior who has verbally committed to Saint Mary's in the Bay Area, improved to 1-2 in round-robin play in the $25,000 singles-only tournament. Kiss, a freshman at UC Santa Barbara, fell to 0-4, including two walkovers.  
   Weekley is scheduled to complete round-robin play on Friday against Rebecca Lynn, a high school junior from Newport Beach.
   Cal All-American Haley Giavara, a sophomore from San Diego, withdrew from her round-robin finale on Friday against Taylor Ng, 25, of Collingswood, N.J. Giavara dropped to 2-2, including two walkovers.
   Cal women — No. 19 Cal, playing for the first time in nine months, beat visiting Saint Mary's 6-1. The match was closed to the public.
   The Bears are set to compete Saturday and Sunday in the ITA Kickoff Weekend at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Cal star Giavara loses by walkover in UTR $25K

   Tsehay Driscoll, a high school sophomore from Pacific Palisades in the Los Angeles area, defeated Haley Giavara, an All-American at the University of California, Berkeley, by walkover today in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Driscoll improved to 1-1 in the round-robin phase of the singles-only tournament, and Giavara fell to 2-1. After a day off on Thursday, Giavara is scheduled to play her round-robin finale on Friday against Taylor Ng (2-0), 25, of Collingswood, N.J.
    Bridget Stammel (2-1) of Dallas routed Madison Weekley (0-2) of Alamo in the San Francisco Bay Area 6-0, 6-2 in a matchup of high school juniors. They have verbally committed to Saint Mary's in the Bay Area and Vanderbilt, respectively, in 2022.
   Weekley is slated to play Camille Kiss (0-3), a freshman at UC Santa Barbara from Redlands, Calif., on Thursday. Rebecca Lynn, a high school junior from Newport Beach, beat Kiss by walkover.
   ATP Challenger Tour — Second-seeded Andre Goransson (Cal, 2014-17) of Sweden and David Pel, a 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) left-hander from the Netherlands, topped wild cards Marsel Ilhan, an Uzbekistan native who plays for Turkey, and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia 7-6 (2), 7-5 on an indoor hardcourt in the first round of the €132,280 ($160,632) Istanbul Challenger.
   ATP Tour — The U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, originally scheduled for April 5-11, in Houston have been canceled.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Cal star Giavara improves to 2-0 in UTR $25K

   Haley Giavara, an All-American at the University of California, Berkeley, defeated Leyden Games, a high school senior from Irvine, Calif., headed to USC, 6-4, 6-3 today in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Giavara, a sophomore from San Diego, improved to 2-0 in the round-robin phase of the singles-only tournament. She is scheduled to play Tsehay Driscoll (0-1), a high school sophomore from Pacific Palisades in the Los Angelea area, on Wednesday.
   Madison Weekley (0-1) of Alamo in the San Francisco Bay Area is slated to meet Bridget Stammel (1-1) of Dallas in a clash of high school juniors. They have verbally committed to attend Saint Mary's in the Bay Area and Vanderbilt, respectively, in 2022. 
   ATP Challenger Tour — Second-seeded Andre Goransson (Cal, 2014-17) of Sweden and David Pel, a 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) left-hander from the Netherlands, are set to play wild cards Marsel Ilhan, an Uzbekistan native who plays for Turkey, and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia on Wednesday on an indoor hardcourt in the first round of the €132,280 ($160,632) Istanbul Challenger. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Cal star Giavara wins opener in $25K Newport Beach

   Haley Giavara, an All-American at the University of California, Berkeley, defeated Skyler Grishuk of Newport Beach, Calif., 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-1 today in a round-robin opener in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach.
   Also, Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer of Irvine, Calif., routed Madison Weekley of Alamo in the San Francisco Bay Area 6-1, 6-1 in a matchup of high school juniors. 
   Lutkemeyer was the runner-up in the second-place playoff in last week's $25,000 UTR tournament in Newport Beach. Weekley has verbally committed to attend Saint Mary's in the Bay Area.
   Giavara, a sophomore from San Diego, is scheduled to meet Leyden Games, a USC signee from Irvine, Calif., on Tuesday. Games did not play today.
   Weekley is slated to face Bridget Stammel, a high school junior from Dallas, on Wednesday. Stammel, who's headed to Vanderbilt in 2022, topped Camille Kiss, a UC Santa Barbara freshman from Redlands, Calif., 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4.
   Cal men — The Bears, playing their first dual match in nine months, beat visiting Saint Mary's 5-2. Cal's Paul Barretto, a senior from Tiburon, Calif., in the Bay Area, won at No. 1 singles and doubles. 
   Fans were not allowed at the dual match because of health protocols. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

More players confined to hotels; Cal commit falls in final

   The number of players confined to their Melbourne hotel rooms has increased from 47 to 72, The Associated Press reported today.
   The players may not leave their rooms, even to practice, for 14 days. The Australian Open remains scheduled for Feb. 8-21.
   A COVID-19 case was reported from a third flight, which had carried 58 passengers from Doha, Qatar, where Australian Open men's qualifying was held. Twenty-five players were on board, but the passenger, who tested negative before the flight, is not a player, according to the AP. 
   Other than the 72 players, competitors must quarantine for 14 days but may leave their hotels for five hours a day to train. Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Tennis Australia might alter the lead-up tournaments to help players unable to train. 
   UTR Pro Tennis Series — Second-seeded Hanna Chang, a 22-year-old professional from Fontana in the Los Angeles region, outlasted Jessica Luisa Alsola, a high school senior from Fresno, Calif., 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the final of the first-place playoff in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Alsola, a University of California, Berkeley signee, led 3-0 in the third set in the $25,000 singles-only tournament. She defeated top-seeded Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area in the semifinals.
   Chang collected $4,000.
   In other finals:
   —Second-seeded Kimberly Hance, a high school senior, beat Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer, a high school junior, 7-6 (tiebreaker score not available), 2-6, 6-3 in a matchup of Southern Californians in the second-place playoff. Hance has verbally committed to UCLA; Lutkemeyer is uncommitted.
   —Jwany Sherif of Huntington Beach in the L.A. region defeated Tomi Main, a high school junior from Seaside, Calif., in the Monterey area, 6-3, 6-4 in the third-place playoff. Main has verbally committed to Texas Tech for 2022.
   Another $25,000 tournament in Newport Beach will begin Monday. Entries include Cal All-American Haley Giavara, a sophomore from San Diego, and Madison Weekley, a high school junior from Alamo in the Bay Area. Weekley has verbally committed to Saint Mary's in the Bay Area. 
   Weekley is scheduled to face Lutkemeyer in a round-robin match on Monday, followed by Giavara against Skyler Grishuk of Newport Beach. 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Many players placed in strict Melbourne quarantine

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria
Azarenka reportedly is among 47 players con-
fined to their Melbourne hotel room for 14 days.
File photo by Paul Bauman
   The Australian Open is three weeks away, but the coronavirus already is causing problems.
   Three coronavirus cases have been detected on charter flights carrying players from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi to Melbourne, The Associated Press reported today. None of the cases were players.
   Forty-seven players on the flights may not leave their hotel rooms, even to practice, for 14 days. Reportedly among them are 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori.
   The Australian Open is scheduled for Feb. 8-21.
   Meanwhile, 16th-ranked Madison Keys has tested positive for COVID-19 and is doubtful for the Australian Open. Keys won the last Bank of the West Classic at Stanford in 2017.
   UTR Pro Tennis Series — In a semifinal between Northern California teenagers, Jessica Luisa Alsola stunned top-seeded Katie Volynets 6-2, 7-6 (8) in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Volynets, a 19-year-old professional ranked No. 316 in the world, served for the second set at 6-5 in the $25,000 singles-only tournament. She double-faulted for 30-30, lost the next point and was broken after mis-hitting a forehand off a deep return of a second serve. 
   Alsola, a high school senior headed to the University of California, Berkeley, had three match points at 6-3 in the tiebreaker, but Volynets leveled at 6-6 when Alsola netted a forehand putaway. Alsola recovered to claim the set and match.
   Alsola is set to meet Hanna Chang, a 22-year-old pro from Fontana, Calif., on Sunday at 9 a.m. PST. The final will be streamed live.
   Chang, ranked No. 300, beat Megan McCray, a former Oklahoma State star from Oceanside, Calif., 6-3, 7-6 (4). 
   In the semifinals of the third-place playoff, Tomi Main, a high school junior from Seaside, Calif., in the Monterey area defeated Maya Pitts, a high school senior from Los Angeles, 7-5, 6-4. 
   Main, who has verbally committed to Texas Tech for 2022, is slated to play Jwany Sherif of Huntington Beach, Calif., on live stream Sunday at about 11 a.m. 
   Sherif crushed Filippa Bruu-Syversen, a high school senior from Chatham, N.J., 6-2, 6-0. Bruu-Syversen has verbally committed to UC Santa Barbara.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Murray tests positive; Main advances in UTR $25K

Andy Murray could miss the Australian Open, in which
he is a five-time runner-up. File photo by Paul Bauman
   Andy Murray, who won the first two of his 46 tour-level singles titles in San Jose, Calif., reportedly has tested positive for the coronavirus. 
   The former world No. 1 could miss the Australian Open, which has been postponed three weeks to Feb. 8-21 in Melbourne. The tournament requires a two-week quarantine beforehand and a negative virus test before departing. 
   Murray, 33, reportedly has no symptoms of COVID-19. The three-time Grand Slam singles champion, who played only four tournaments last year because of the five-month COVID break and lingering hip problems, has tumbled to No. 123 in the world. He underwent a second operation on his right hip in January 2019 and missed five months.
   Murray received a wild card in this year's Australian Open, in which he is a five-time runner-up.
   Six-time champion Roger Federer, 39, also will miss the tournament after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee twice in the first half of 2020.  
   UTR Pro Tennis Series — Tomi Main, a high school junior from Seaside, Calif., in the Monterey area, defeated Isabella Chhiv, a high school sophomore from Irvine, Calif., 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the third-place playoff in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Main, who has verbally committed to play at Texas Tech, led 5-1 in the third set in the $25,000 tournament. She is scheduled to play top-seeded Maya Pitts, a high school senior from Los Angeles, on Saturday at about 11 a.m. PST. Live streaming is available. 
   Pitts routed Misa Malkin, a University of South Carolina signee from Tucson, Ariz., 6-1, 6-2.
   Top-seeded Katie Volynets, a 19-year-old pro from Walnut Creek, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area, is slated to meet Jessica Luisa Alsola, a University of California, Berkeley signee from Fresno, Calif., on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the semifinals of the first-place playoff. The match will be streamed live.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stanford women, men ranked high; Volynets in semis

   The Stanford women, who have won the last two NCAA titles and three of the last four, are fourth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason team rankings released today.
   Ranked ahead of the Cardinal are, in order, North Carolina, UCLA and Texas. California is 19th. 
   The Stanford men are ranked fifth behind, in order, USC, North Carolina, Ohio State and Michigan. Cal did not crack the top 25.
   UTR Pro Tennis Series — In a battle of San Francisco Bay Area teenagers, top-seeded Katie Volynets outlasted Vivian Ovrootsky 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the first-place playoff in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Volynets, a 19-year-old pro from Walnut Creek, is scheduled to meet Jessica Luisa Alsola of Fresno, Calif., on Saturday in the $25,000 tournament. Alsola, who's headed to Cal in the fall, defeated Camille Kiss, a UC Santa Barbara freshman from Redlands, Calif., 6-1, retired.
   Ovrootsky, 16, of San Jose has verbally committed to the University of Texas for 2022.
   In the quarterfinals of the third-place playoff, Filippa Bruu-Syversen of Chatham, N.J. beat Priya Nelson, 15, of Sacramento, Calif., by walkover. Bruu-Syversen plans to enroll at UCSB in the fall. 
   Tomi Main, a high school junior from Seaside, Calif., planning to attend Texas Tech in 2022, is slated to play Isabella Chhiv, a high school sophomore from Irvine, Calif., on Friday at 9 a.m. in the quarters of the third-place playoff. Live streaming is available.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Stanford's Rotsaert ranked third in preseason singles

   Alexandre Rotsaert, a Stanford junior from Boca Raton, Fla., is third in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association men's preseason rankings released today.
   Rotsaert trails, in order, Daniel Cukierman of USC and William Blumberg of North Carolina.
   Sam Riffice, a Florida junior who grew up in the Sacramento, Calif., suburb of Roseville, is rated eighth. 
   The Cardinal's Arthur Fery and Tristan Boyer are first and fourth, respectively, among the top 10 men's newcomers.
   On the women's side, Stanford senior Michaela Gordon of nearby Saratoga, Calif., is ranked 10th in singles. Ashley Lahey of Pepperdine heads the rankings.
   Other rankings:
Men's singles
   20. Axel Geller, Stanford
   23. Damon Kesaris, Saint Mary's
   42. Yuta Kikuchi, California
   44. Jack Molloy, California
   63. Paul Barretto (Tiburon, Calif.), California
   75. Sangeet Sridhar, Stanford
   79. Ryder Jackson (Nicasio, Calif.), USC
   94. Arthur Fery, Stanford
   97. Philip Hjorth, California
   119. Tristan Boyer, Stanford
Men's doubles
   11. Axel Geller/Neel Rajesh, Stanford
   31. Marcus McDaniel (Vacaville, Calif.)/Pablo Schelcher, Georgia Tech
   36. Paul Barretto (Tiburon, Calif.)/Can Kaya, California
   45. Sam Riffice (grew up in Roseville, Calif.)/Duarte Vale, Florida
Women's singles
   17. Mariia Kozyreva, Saint Mary's
   18. Haley Giavara, California
   21. Carolyn Campana (Hillsborough, Calif.), Wake Forest
   26. Valentina Ivanov, California
   43. Julia Rosenqvist, California
   58. Angelica Blake, Stanford
   63. Emily Arbuthnott, Stanford
   70. Klara Kosan (Carmichael, Calif.), Pacific
   114. Janice Shin, Stanford
Women's doubles
   9. Emily Arbuthnott/Angelica Blake, Stanford
   32. Sara Choy (Palo Alto, Calif.)/Emma Higuchi, Stanford
   33. Elvena Gevargiz/Maddie Pothoff, Santa Clara
   40. Haley Giavara/Valentina Ivanov, California
   53. Anna Bright/Julia Rosenqvist, California

Bay Area native, partner win fourth WTA doubles title

   Doubles pair Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara, who barely survived the first round, earned their fourth WTA title today.
   The fifth seeds from Japan topped eighth-seeded Hayley Carter of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Luisa Stefani of Brazil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open in the United Arab Emirates.
   The 5-foot-1 (1.54-meter) Aoyama, 33, and Shibahara, a 22-year-old native of Mountain View in the San Francisco Bay Area, escaped four match points in their 4-6, 7-5 [12-10] victory over Andrea Klepac of Slovenia and 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine in the opening round. 
   Aoyama and Shibahara also ousted top-seeded Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Hsieh and Krejcikova are ranked first and seventh, respectively, in doubles.
   "It was definitely a roller coaster," Shibahara, the 2016 U.S. Open girls doubles champion with ex-UCLA teammate Jada Hart, said of the march through the draw on wtatennis.com. "There were some match points to save in our first match, and I think that really helped us through our next rounds. Even if we're down, we can come back. Even playing Su-Wei and Barbora, they're such high-level players, so we just had to take it one point at a time, and I think that really helped us.
   "For me, today was definitely tough because (Carter and Stefani) are probably my closest friends on tour, and Hayley is like my family."
   Aoyama and Shibahara, who also teamed to win St. Petersburg last year and Tianjin and Moscow in 2019, split $20,890. Carter and Stefani — former All-Americans at North Carolina and Pepperdine, respectively — shared $13,370.
   Aoyama and Shibahara will attain career highs of No. 18 (up four places) and No. 20 (up three spots), respectively.
   Fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus dominated unseeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes for her third consecutive singles title. Sabalenka, formerly coached by longtime Northern California resident Dmitry Tursunov, ended 2020 by winning Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Linz (Austria).
   Sabalenka, 22, will improve three notches to a career-high No. 7.
   Australian Open qualifying — No. 16 seed Mayar Sherif (Fresno State, 2015-16) of Egypt routed Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-1, 6-2 in 68 minutes to advance to the main draw.
   Sherif, 24, earned her second main-draw berth in a Grand Slam tournament. She also qualified for the French Open last fall and lost in the opening round to second-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4 in the third set.
   The Australian Open is scheduled for Feb. 8-21, three weeks later than usual, at its traditional home in Melbourne.
   UTR Pro Tennis SeriesVivian Ovrootsky of San Jose, Calif., defeated Emma Sun of Newbury Park in the Los Angeles area 6-1, 6-3 in a matchup of high school juniors in a $25,000 tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. Ovrootsky, who has verbally committed to the University of Texas for 2022, finished 3-0 in Group E.
   Priya Nelson, 15, of Sacramento, Calif., beat Erica Ekstrand of Santa Monica, Calif., 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 to end up 1-2 in Group F.  Madison Weekley, a high school junior from Alamo in the the Bay Area headed to Saint Mary's in 2022 — lost to Jenna Defalco of Tustin, Calif., in the L.A. region 6-1, 6-1 to finish 0-3 in Group H.
   Katie Volynets, a 19-year-old pro from Walnut Creek in the Bay Area, is scheduled to meet Ovrootsky in the quarterfinals of the first-place playoff on Thursday. Nelson and Tomi Main (1-2) of Seaside, Calif., advanced to the quarterfinals of the third-place playoff. Weekley was eliminated.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Bay Area native, partner reach Abu Dhabi doubles final

   Fifth-seeded Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara of Japan beat unseeded Sofia Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia 6-4, 6-3 today in the semifinals of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open in the United Arab Emirates.
   The 5-foot-1 (1.54-meter) Aoyama, 33, and Shibahara, a 22-year-old native of Mountain View in the San Francisco Bay Area, will seek their fourth WTA doubles title together when meet eighth-seeded Hayley Carter of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Luisa Stefani of Brazil on Wednesday. 
   Carter and Stefani — former All-Americans at North Carolina and Pepperdine, respectively — edged unseeded Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva — the reigning U.S. Open champions from Germany and Russia, respectively — 7-5, 1-6 [10-8].
   In Wednesday's singles final, fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus is slated to play unseeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia. Sabalenka outclassed ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-3, 6-2, and Kudermetova downed 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine 7-6 (8), 6-4.
   ATP Tour —Ariel Behar of Uruguay and Gonzalo Escobar of Ecuador beat Mackenzie McDonald, a 25-year-old product of Piedmont in the Bay Area, and Tommy Paul of Delray Beach, Fla., 6-1, 5-7 [10-1] in the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open.
   Australian Open qualifying — No. 16 seed Mayar Sherif (Fresno State, 2015-16) of Egypt topped Grace Min of Lake Nona, Fla., 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 in the second round of Australian Open qualifying in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
   Sherif is set to face Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic, a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 winner over Daniela Seguel of Chile, on Wednesday in the final round of qualifying.
   Sherif, 24, seeks her second main-draw berth in a Grand Slam tournament. She qualified for the French Open last fall and lost in the first round to second-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4 in the third set.
   The Australian Open is scheduled for Feb. 8-21, three weeks later than usual, at its traditional home in Melbourne.  
   UTR Pro Tennis SeriesKatie Volynets, a 19-year-old pro from Walnut Creek in the Bay Area, defeated Tomi Main, a high school junior from Seaside, Calif., 6-3, 6-4 to finish round-robin play at 3-0 in Group A of a $25,000 tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. Main, who has verbally committed to Texas Tech, went 1-2.
   Vivian Ovrootsky, a high school junior from San Jose, Calif., headed to the University of Texas in 2022, blitzed Chui Kei Leung of Newport Coast, Calif., 6-0, 6-0 to improve to 2-0 in Group E.
   Tsehay Driscoll (2-0) of Pacific Palisades in the Los Angeles area beat Priya Nelson (0-2) of Sacramento, Calif., 6-3, 6-1 in Group F.
   Kimberly Hance (1-1), a high school senior from the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, dominated Madison Weekley (0-2), a Saint Mary's commit for 2022 from Alamo in the Bay Area, 6-3, 6-0 in Group H. Hance has verbally committed to UCLA.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Bay Area native helps oust top seeds in Abu Dhabi

   Fifth-seeded Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara of Japan ousted top-seeded Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1 today in the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open in the United Arab Emirates.
   Hsieh and Krejcikova are ranked No. 1 and No. 7, respectively, in women's doubles.
   The 5-foot-1 (1.54-meter) Aoyama, 33, and Shibahara, a 22-year-old native of Mountain View in the San Francisco Bay Area, are scheduled to play unseeded Sofia Kenin of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on Tuesday. 
   Kenin and Tomljanovic — who were born in Russia and Croatia, respectively — beat unseeded Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands and Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 6-4, 6-4.
   In singles, ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece knocked out the top-seeded Kenin 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Sakkari is slated to face fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. In the other semifinal, 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine is set to play Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in a clash of unseeded players.  
   Australian Open qualifying — No. 16 seed Mayar Sherif (Fresno State, 2015-16) of Egypt overwhelmed Akiko Omae of Japan 6-0, 6-1 in 50 minutes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
   Sherif is scheduled to play Grace Min of Lake Nona, Fla., on Tuesday. Min topped Harriet Dart of Great Britain 7-5, 6-2.
   The Australian Open is scheduled for Feb. 8-21, three weeks later than usual, at its traditional home in Melbourne. 
   UTR Pro Tennis SeriesKatie Volynets, a 19-year-old pro from Walnut Creek in the Bay Area, defeated Brandy Walker of Brea, Calif., in the Los Angeles area 6-0, 7-5 to improve to 2-0 in Group A in a $25,000 tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. 
   Volynets is slated to meet Tomi Main, a high school junior from Seaside, Calif., headed to Texas Tech in 2022, on Tuesday. Main lost to Leyden Games, a USC signee for the fall from Irvine, Calif., 6-4, 6-3 to fall to 1-1.
   In round-robin openers:
   —Vivian Ovrootsky, a high school junior from San Jose, Calif., headed to the University of Texas in 2022, dominated Katie Codd, a high school junior from Carlsbad, Calif., in the San Diego region, 6-3, 6-1 in Group E.
   —Skyler Grishuk, 18, of Newport Beach outlasted Priya Nelson, 15, of Sacramento 7-6 (6), 0-6, 7-5 in Group F.
   —Filippa Bruu-Syversen, a UC Santa Barbara commit for the fall from Chatham, N.J., routed Madison Weekley, a Saint Mary's commit for 2022 from Alamo in the Bay Area, 6-1, 6-1 in Group H.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Brooksby romps to title in first tournament as pro

Before this week, Jenson Brooksby had not played a 
match in 14 months. 2018 photo by Paul Bauman 
   Jenson Brooksby dominated in his first week as a professional, even after a long layoff.
   The 20-year-old resident of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area bulldozed Brandon Holt of Rolling Hills in the Los Angeles region 6-1, 6-3 today to win the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Brooksby did not lose a set in six matches, surrendered more than three games in a set only once and evened his record against Holt, the son of International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, at 1-1.
   Before this week, Brooksby had not played a match since November 2019 — shortly after stunning 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych to reach the second round of the U.S. Open as a qualifier — because of injuries and COVID-19 ending the collegiate season in mid-March. He turned pro last month, never having played a match in his two months as a Baylor University freshman.
   Brooksby pocketed $4,000 in the singles-only UTR tournament, and Holt earned $2,200. The bad news is that the non-sanctioned tournament does not affect their world rankings of No. 310 and No. 577, respectively.
   Meanwhile, Joshua Ortlip of Irvine, near Los Angeles, defeated Eric Hadigian, a Gonzaga University sophomore from Sacramento, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the second-place playoff.
   Timothy Sah, a Stanford senior from San Diego, routed Miles Jones of Marina Del Rey in the L.A. region 6-3, 6-0 in the final of the third-place playoff.
   UTR Pro WomenKatie Volynets, a 19-year-old pro from Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area, outclassed Leyden Games, a USC signee from Irvine, 6-2, 6-2 in a round-robin opener in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach.
    Scheduled to begin play on Monday are Bay Area residents Vivan Ovrootsky and Madison Weekley — who are headed to the University of Texas and Saint Mary's, respectively, in 2022 — and Priya Nelson, a high school sophomore from Sacramento.
   Australian Open qualifying — Lu Jia-Jing of China overwhelmed Jovana Jovic, a Sacramento resident from Serbia, 6-1, 6-2 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
   No. 16 seed Mayar Sherif (Fresno State, 2015-16) of Egypt is slated to play Akiko Omae of Japan in a qualifying opener on Monday. 
   The Australian Open is scheduled for Feb. 8-21, three weeks later than usual, at its traditional home in Melbourne. 
   ATP TourMackenzie McDonald, a 25-year-old product of Piedmont in the Bay Area, and Tommy Paul beat Nicholas Monroe and Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-1 in an all-American quarterfinal in the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.
   McDonald and Paul are set to face Ariel Behar of Uruguay and Gonzalo Escobar of Ecuador on Tuesday. Both teams are unseeded.
   Andres Molteni of Argentina and Hugo Nys of Monaco eliminated Austin Krajicek of Plano, Texas, and Sam Querrey, a 33-year-old San Francisco native, 6-3, 6-4.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

NorCal's Brooksby breezes into final of UTR $25K

Jenson Brooksby is scheduled to play Brandon Holt,
Tracy Austin's son, for the title in Newport Beach,
Calif. 2018 photo by Paul Bauman 
   Jenson Brooksby will play for the title in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   The 20-year-old resident of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area crushed Tristan Boyer, a Stanford freshman from Altadena in the Los Angeles region, 6-1, 6-1 today in the semifinals of the first-place playoff.
   Brooksby has won all 10 of his sets in the tournament, his first as a professional. He is scheduled to play Brandon Holt of Rolling Hills in the L.A. region on Sunday.
   Holt, the 22-year-old son of International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, defeated Govind Nanda, a UCLA junior from Redlands in Southern California, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.
   Brooksby and Holt will meet for the second time. Holt prevailed 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals of a $25,000 tournament in Los Angeles last January.
   Meanwhile, Eric Hadigian of Sacramento is slated to play Joshua Ortlip of Irvine in the L.A. region in the final of the second-place playoff. Hadigian, a Gonzaga sophomore, beat Daniel De Jonge, a Pepperdine junior from the Netherlands, 6-4, 6-1. 
   In the final of the third-place playoff, Stanford senior Timothy Sah of San Diego is set to face Miles Jones of Marina Del Rey, an L.A. suburb. Sah defeated Robert Shelton, a Pepperdine sophomore from Lancaster, Pa., by walkover.  
   ATP Tour — Gianluca Mager of Italy eliminated sixth-seeded Sam Querrey, a 33-year-old San Francisco native, 7-6 (8), 6-1 in the second round of the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open. Querrey, the 2016 champion, fell to 1-5 in singles since last January.
   In the first round of doubles, Austin Krajicek of Plano, Texas, and Querrey defeated wild cards Bjorn Fratangelo of Orlando, Fla., and Dennis Novikov of San Jose, Calif., 7-6 (4), 6-3. 
   Querrey is playing in his first tournament since the ATP handed him a suspended fine of $20,000 for breaching the COVID-19 protocol in Russia last October. 
   WTA Tour — Fifth-seeded Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara of Japan beat Karolina Muchova and Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic by walkover to reach the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open in the United Arab Emirates.
   Aoyama and Shibahara, a 22-year-old native of Mountain View in the San Francisco Bay Area, are scheduled to face top-seeded Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic on Monday.
   Hsieh, ranked No. 1 in women's doubles, and Krejcikova, ranked seventh, edged Sharon Fichman of Canada and Giuliana Olmos, a product of Fremont in the Bay Area, 6-2, 5-7 [12-10].

Friday, January 8, 2021

Hadigian wins all-Sacramento-area match in UTR $25K

   Eric Hadigian, a Gonzaga sophomore from Sacramento, Calif., defeated Keenan Mayo, a Loyola Marymount junior from Roseville in the Sacramento area, 6-4, 6-2 today in the second-place playoff quarterfinals of the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Hadigian is set to meet Daniel De Jonge, a Pepperdine junior from the Netherlands, on Saturday. De Jonge eliminated Alafia Ayeni, a Cornell senior from San Diego, 6-1, 6-3.
   In Saturday's other second-place playoff semifinal, Mousheg Hovhannisyan of Los Angeles will play Joshua Ortlip of Irvine in the L.A. region. Hovhannisyan, 29, edged Aidan Mayo, Keenan's 17-year-old brother, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (6). 
   In a first-place playoff semifinal on Saturday, Jenson Brooksby, 20, of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento region is scheduled to play Stanford freshman Tristan Boyer of Altadena in the Los Angeles area. Brooksby defeated Boyer 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2018 Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Calif.
   Also Saturday, Stanford senior Timothy Sah of San Diego will play Pepperdine sophomore Robert Shelton of Lancaster, Pa., in a third-place playoff semifinal.
   ATP TourMackenzie McDonald, a 25-year-old product of Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Tommy Paul, 23, of Delray Beach, Fla., topped Cristian Garin of Chile and Andre Goransson (University of California, Berkeley, 2014-17) of Sweden 6-4, 6-7 (4) [10-4] in the first round of the Delray Beach Open.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

NorCal's Brooksby reaches semifinals in UTR $25K

Jenson Brooksby has won all eight of his sets in his first
tournament as a professional. 2018 photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area outclassed Dusty Boyer of Ham Lake, Min., 6-2, 6-3 today in the first-place playoff quarterfinals of the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Brooksby, 20, has won all eight of his sets in his first tournament as a professional. He is scheduled to play Tristan Boyer, a Stanford freshman from Altadena in the Los Angeles region. Brooksby defeated Boyer 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2018 Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Calif.
   In the other semifinal, former USC star Brandon Holt will meet UCLA junior Govind Nanda in a matchup of L.A.-area products.
   Holt, the son of International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, routed qualifier Karl Lee, a UCLA signee from Sacramento, 6-2, 6-0. Nanda eliminated Nicolas Barrientos, a 33-year-old Colombian, 6-2, 6-3.
   In the second-place playoff quarterfinals, Keenan Mayo is slated to play Eric Hadigian on Friday in a clash of Sacramento-area players. Aidan Mayo, Keenan's younger brother, will take on Mousheg Hovhannisyan of Los Angeles.
   Meanwhile, Stanford senior Timothy Sah of San Diego beat qualifier Luke Casper, a Texas A&M signee from Santa Cruz, Calif., by walkover in a third-place playoff quarterfinal.
   ATP Tour — In a matchup of San Francisco Bay Area natives, sixth-seeded Sam Querrey beat Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.
   It was Querrey's first match since the ATP handed him a suspended fine of $20,000 for breaching the COVID-19 protocol in Russia in October, the first victory in singles or doubles since last January and first match against McDonald.
   Both the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Querrey and the 5-foot-10 (1.78-meter) McDonald have starred in Delray Beach. Querrey won the 2016 title and reached the 2008 semifinals. McDonald advanced to his first ATP semifinal in Delray Beach in 2019, stunning 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals for his only victory over a top-10 player.
   Querrey, ranked No. 56 after climbing to a career-high No. 11 in 2018, will meet Italy's Gianluca Mager, a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 winner over U.S. wild card Ryan Harrison.
   WTA Tour — Fifth-seeded Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara of Japan edged Andreja Klepac of Slovenia and Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine 4-6, 7-5 [12-10] in the first round of the $565,530 Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open. Shibahara, 22, was born in Mountain View in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

NorCal trio advance to first-place playoff in UTR $25K

Jenson Brooksby won all six of his sets in round-robin play
in Newport Beach, Calif., losing only 13 games. 2018 photo
by Paul Bauman
   Three Northern California players are among eight men to reach the first-place playoff in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Advancing with 3-0 records in round-robin play today were 20-year-old Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area, Stanford freshman Tristan Boyer of Altadena in the Los Angeles region and qualifier Karl Lee, a UCLA signee from Sacramento.
   Brooksby, playing in his first tournament as a pro, defeated Alafia Ayeni, a Cornell senior from San Diego, 6-2, 7-5. Boyer routed Alec Adamson, a former UC Davis standout from Corona Del Mar near Newport Beach, 6-2, 6-1. Lee topped Mousheg Hovhannisyan, 29, of Los Angeles 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-3.
   Brooksby and Boyer won all six of their sets in round-robin play, losing only 13 and 15 games, respectively.
   Brothers Keenan Mayo, 20, and Aidan Mayo, 17, of Roseville in the Sacramento area advanced to the second-place playoff with 2-1 records, as did Eric Hadigian, a Gonzaga sophomore from Sacramento.
   Timothy Sah, a Stanford senior from San Diego, and qualifier Luke Casper, a Texas A&M signee from Santa Cruz, Calif., reached the third-place playoff with 1-2 records.
   Adamson and Ethan Quinn of Fresno, Calif., were eliminated with 0-3 marks. He won the Orange Bowl 16-and-under doubles title last month.
   Each playoff consists of an eight-player draw and a single-elimination format. 
   WTA TourCarol Zhao (Stanford, 2014-16) of Canada and Ena Shibahara, a native of Mountain View, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area, lost in the second and final round of qualifying in the $565,530 Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open.
   Lucie Hradecka, a two-time Grand Slam champion in women's doubles from the Czech Republic, beat Zhao, playing in her first tournament since September 2019, 7-6 (7), 6-1. No. 12 seed Anastasia Gasanova of Russia topped Shibahara 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
   In the first round of doubles, Sharon Fichman of Canada and Giuliana Olmos, a product of Fremont in the Bay Area who plays for Mexico, beat Kaitlyn Christian, a native of Orange, Calif., and Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine 6-4, 7-6 (3). Olmos and Christian were USC teammates in 2013 and 2014. 
   Fichman and Olmos are scheduled to face top-seeded Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic on Friday. Hsieh and Krejcikova, received a first-round bye, are ranked No. 1 and No. 7, respectively, in doubles.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Brooksby rolls to another win in $25K Newport Beach

Jenson Brooksby has lost only six games in two
matches in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in
Newport Beach, Calif. 2018 photo by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby continued to dominate in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   In a matchup of 20-year-olds, Brooksby of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area routed qualifier Miles Jones of Marina Del Rey in the Los Angeles region 6-1, 6-2 today in round-robin play.
   Brooksby has lost only six games in two matches in his first tournament as a pro. He set up a showdown against Alafia Ayeni (2-0), a Cornell senior from San Diego, on Wednesday in a round-robin finale in Group A. Ayeni defeated 30-year-old Alex Sarkissian (0-2) of Glendale in the L.A. area 7-6 (4), 6-3.
   In other matches involving Northern California players:
   —Qualifier Karl Lee (2-0), a UCLA signee from Sacramento, topped former Bruins standout Gage Brymer (0-2) of Irvine, Calif., 6-3, 0-6, 6-3 in Group E.
   —Govind Nanda (3-0), a UCLA junior from Redlands in the L.A. region, beat Keenan Mayo (2-1), a Loyola Marymount junior from Roseville in the Sacramento area, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in Group D.
   —Timothy Sah (1-2), a Stanford senior from San Diego, outplayed Kris Van Wyk (0-3), a Weber State senior from South Africa, 6-4, 6-4 in Group B.
   —Aidan Mayo (1-1), a high school senior and Keenan's brother, defeated Ethan Quinn (0-2), a high school junior from Fresno, Calif., 7-6 (8), 6-3 in Group H. Quinn won the Orange Bowl 16-and-under doubles title last month.
   —Nicolas Barrientos (2-0), a 33-year-old Colombian, beat Luke Casper (1-1), a Texas A&M signee from Santa Cruz, Calif., 3-0, retired.
   —Group F players had the day off. They include Tristan Boyer (2-0), a Stanford freshman from Altadena in the L.A. area; Eric Hadigian (1-1), a Gonzaga sophomore from Sacramento; and Alec Adamson (0-2), a former UC Davis star from Corona Del Mar near Newport Beach. 
   WTA Tour — Carol Zhao, a former Stanford star from Canada, and Ena Shibahara, a native of Mountain View in the San Francisco Bay Area who plays for Japan, won their first-round qualifying matches in the $565,530 Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open.
   Zhao, playing her first match since September 2019, beat 16th-seeded Mirjam Bjorklund of Sweden 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, and Shibahara defeated alternate Makoto Ninomiya of Japan 6-1, 6-4.
   Giuliana Olmos, a product of Fremont in the Bay Area who plays for Mexico, lost to 12th-seeded Anastasia Gasanova of Russia 7-5, 6-3.
   Players must win two qualifying matches to advance to the main draw.

Monday, January 4, 2021

NorCal's Brooksby ends long layoff, breezes in pro debut

Jenson Brooksby, 20, dominated in his first
match since November 2019. 2018 photo
by Paul Bauman
   Jenson Brooksby, making his professional debut, routed Alex Sarkissian 6-0, 6-3 today in the round-robin phase of the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   Brooksby, a 20-year-old resident of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area, and Sarkissian, 30, of Glendale in the Los Angeles region met for the first time.
   Because of injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic, it was Brooksby's first match since a three-set loss to Marcos Giron in the third round of the $162,480 Houston Challenger in November 2019.
   Brooksby won the 2018 USTA 18-and-under national championship in Kalamazoo, Mich., and reached the second round of the 2019 U.S. Open as a qualifier, shocking 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych.
   Sarkissian is ranked No. 432 after climbing to a career-high No. 157 in 2016. The former Pepperdine star advanced to the 2014 NCAA singles final, falling to UCLA's Giron.
   Brooksby is scheduled to play Miles Jones, a 20-year-old qualifier from Marina Del Rey in the L.A. area, on Tuesday in the second of three round-robin rounds.
   Jones lost to Alafia Ayeni, a Cornell senior from San Diego, 7-5, 6-1.
   Keenan Mayo, a Loyola Marymount junior from Roseville in the Sacramento area, and Tristan Boyer, a Stanford freshman from Altadena in the L.A. region, improved to 2-0 in round-robin play.
   Mayo outplayed Martin Redlicki, a former UCLA star who won NCAA doubles titles in 2016 and 2018, 6-3, 6-3. Boyer beat Spencer Johnson, a UCLA signee from Ladera in the San Francisco Bay Area, 6-4, 6-2.
   Eric Hadigian, a Gonzaga sophomore from Sacramento, improved to 1-1 with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alec Adamson, a former UC Davis standout from Corona Del Mar near Newport Beach. Adamson fell to 0-2.
   Qualifier Luke Casper, a Texas A&M signee from Santa Cruz, Calif., opened with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Ethan Quinn of Fresno, Calif. Quinn won the Orange Bowl 16-and-under doubles title last month.
   In another opener, Nicolas Barrientos, a 33-year-old Colombian, topped Aidan Mayo, a high school senior and Keenan's brother, 6-2, 6-4.
   Timothy Sah, a Stanford senior from San Diego, lost to Daniel De Jonge, a Pepperdine junior from the Netherlands, 6-1, 7-6 (1) to fall to 0-2.
   Qualifier Karl Lee, a UCLA signee from Sacramento, was scheduled to play Humberto Lopez of Mexico in a late match. 
   ATP Tour — Bay Area natives Sam Querrey, 33, and Mackenzie McDonald, 25, are slated to open their 2021 seasons against each other in the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open this week. It will be their first career meeting.
   Both the 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Querrey and the 5-foot-10 (1.78-meter) McDonald have starred in Delray Beach. Querrey won the 2016 title and reached the 2008 semifinals. McDonald advanced to his first ATP semifinal in Delray Beach in 2019, stunning Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals for his only victory over a top-10 player.
    In an interview posted on si.com today, Querrey discussed why he, his wife and their 8-month-old son fled Russia in October after testing positive for COVID-19. Ten weeks later, the ATP handed Querrey a suspended fine of $20,000 for what it called "a serious breach of protocol."

Sunday, January 3, 2021

NorCal's Brooksby to make pro debut in UTR $25K

Jenson Brooksby, 20, is scheduled to face fellow Califor-
nian Alex Sarkissian, 30, in Newport Beach, Calif. 2018
photo by Paul Bauman 
   Jenson Brooksby is scheduled to make his professional debut on Monday in the $25,000 UTR Pro Tennis Series in Newport Beach, Calif.
   The 20-year-old resident of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area is set to face Alex Sarkissian, 30, of Glendale in the Los Angeles region for the first time in a round-robin opener at 9 a.m. PST. 
   Brooksby won the 2018 USTA National Boys 18 title in Kalamazoo, Mich., and reached the second round of the 2019 U.S. Open as a qualifier, shocking 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych.
   Sarkissian is ranked No. 432 after climbing to a career-high No. 157 in 2016. The former Pepperdine star fell to Marcos Giron of UCLA in the 2014 NCAA singles final.
   In round-robin matches today:
   —Brandon Holt, the son of International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, defeated Timothy Sah, a Stanford senior from San Diego, 6-4, 6-1.
   —Keenan Mayo, a Loyola Marymount junior from Roseville in the Sacramento area, routed Sebastian Gorzny, a high school junior from the Los Angeles suburb of Fountain Valley, 6-1, 6-1.
   —Tristan Boyer, a Stanford freshman from Altadena in the L.A. region, outplayed Eric Hadigian, a Gonzaga sophomore from Sacramento, 6-2, 6-4.
   —Spencer Johnson, a UCLA signee from Ladera in the San Francisco Bay Area, beat Alec Adamson, a former UC Davis star from Corona Del Mar near Newport Beach, 6-3, 7-5.
   Karl Lee, a UCLA signee from Sacramento, and Luke Casper, a Texas A&M signee from Santa Cruz, Calif., won in the lone round of qualifying. 
   Casper is scheduled to play Ethan Quinn, a high school junior from Fresno, Calif. Quinn won the Orange Bowl 16 doubles title with Nicholas Godsick of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, last month.
   Godsick's mother, ESPN commentator Mary Joe Fernandez, reached the top five in singles and doubles, and his father, Tony Godsick, is Roger Federer's agent.
   Aidan Mayo, a high school senior and Keenan's brother, is set to face Nicolas Barrientos, a 33-year-old Colombian who reached a career-high No. 71 in 2014.
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