Monday, June 21, 2021

Wimbledon qualifying postponed by rain

Mackenzie McDonald is seeded second in Wimbledon qualifying.
The Berkeley, Calif., native, reached the fourth round of the main
draw in 2018. 2016 photo by Paul Bauman  
   Rain wiped out the opening day of Wimbledon qualifying today at Roehampton in London. 
   Among those scheduled to play on Tuesday are:
   —Second-seeded Mackenzie McDonald, who was born in Berkeley, Calif., and grew up in nearby Piedmont.
   —British wild card Arthur Fery, a rising sophomore at Stanford.
   —No. 11 seed Mayar Sherif (Fresno State, 2015-16) of Egypt.
   —No. 13 seed Kristie Ahn, a 29-year-old Stanford graduate.
   —Katie Volynets, 19, of Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   McDonald reached the fourth round of the main draw at Wimbledon in 2018 and at the Australian Open this year. He had right hamstring surgery in June 2019 and missed the rest of the year.
   Ahn advanced to the fourth round of the 2019 U.S. Open, two miles from her birthplace in Flushing N.Y.
   ATP Tour Sam Querrey, a 33-year-old San Francisco native, is tied with qualifier Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain 5-7, 6-4 in a suspended first-round match in the inaugural Mallorca (Spain) Championships on grass.
   ITF Women's Circuit — No. 7 seed Maria Sanchez, a 31-year-old Modesto, Calif., product, defeated 17-year-old Lia Karatancheva of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4 in the opening round of qualifying for the LTP 60K on clay in Charleston, S.C.
   Karatancheva's sister, Sesil, reached the 2005 French Open quarterfinals at 15 but later was suspended for two years after testing positive twice for a banned drug.
   No. 14 seed Gabriella Price of Montebello, N.Y., dismissed Allura Zamarripa, 18, of St. Helena in the Napa Valley 6-1, 6-2. 
   ITF Men's Circuit — No. 3 seed Connor Farren, a native of Redwood City in the Bay Area, beat Joshua Sheehy of Arlington, Texas, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of qualifying for the $15,000 Fighting Illini Open on hardcourts in Urbana, Ill.
   Ryan Haviland, a 40-year-old former Stanford All-American, downed No. 8 seed Ronan Jachuck, an ex-Harvard standout from Boca Raton, Fla., 7-5, 2-0, retired.  

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