Thursday, July 15, 2021

Former Stanford star Zhao falls in $25K Evansville

Carol Zhao of Canada lost to Emiliana Arango of Colombia
in three sets today in the second round of a $25,000 tourna-
ment in Evansville, Ind. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman
   In tennis, it isn't how many points you win, but which ones.
   Carol Zhao (Stanford, 2014-16), a 26-year-old Canadian, won 85 points to Emiliana Arango's 84 but lost to the 20-year-old Colombian 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 today in the second round of the $25,000 Women's Hospital Classic on hardcourts in Evansville, Ind.
   Zhao, the NCAA singles runner-up in 2015, had no aces and seven double faults.
   ATP Tour in Bastad, Sweden — Former University of California, Berkeley teammates Andre Goransson and Filip Bergevi of Sweden lost separate doubles quarterfinals on clay.
   Sander Arends and David Pel of the Netherlands ousted No. 2 seeds Goransson and Frederik Nielsen, from Denmark, 6-2, 6-2. No. 3 seeds Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Fabrice Martin of France topped wild cards Bergevi and Markus Eriksson, also from Sweden, 6-3, 3-6 [10-6]. 
   At Wimbledon in 2012, Nielsen and Jonathan Marray of Great Britain became the only wild cards in the tournament's 144-year history to capture the men's doubles title. Three years later, Nielsen won Northern California Challengers in Tiburon and Fairfield with Johan Brunstrom of Sweden.
   ATP Tour in Newport, R.I. — Austin Krajicek of Plano, Texas, and Vasek Pospisil of Canada defeated Hunter Reese of Knoxville, Tenn., and Sem Verbeek (University of the Pacific, 2013-16) of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (12) in the quarterfinals on grass.
   At Wimbledon, Pospisil won the doubles title with Jack Sock in 2014 and advanced to the singles quarterfinals in 2015. Pospisil had surgery for a herniated disk in 2019. 
   Both Krajicek and Pospisil have reached singles finals in NorCal Challengers. 
   No. 2 seeds and former champions (with other partners) Jonathan Erlich, 44, of Israel and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico beat wild cards Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan and Dennis Novikov of San Jose, Calif., by walkover.
   In the 2017 Aptos (Calif.) Challenger, Bublik won the singles title, and Erlich took the doubles crown with Neal Skupski of Great Britain. Skupski captured the Wimbledon mixed doubles title last week with American Desirae Krawczyk
   Juniors — No. 17 seed Felipe Pinzon of Sunrise, Fla., edged No. 1 seed Emon van Loben Sels of Sacramento, Calif., 4-6, 6-3 [11-9] in the fourth round of the USTA Boys 16 National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Fla. Also, No. 17 seed Jose Garcia of Knoxville beat No. 2 seed Mitchell Lee of Oakland, Calif., 6-4, 1-6 [10-5].
   Meanwhile, in the:
   Girls 18s in Mount Pleasant, S.C., No. 2 seed Ahmani Guichard of Seminole, Fla., beat unseeded Gayathri Krishnan of Cupertino in the San Francisco Bay Area 6-4, 6-1.
   Boys 14s in Miami Beach, Fla., No. 46 seed Cooper Han of Los Altos in the Bay Area routed unseeded Joah Dunwoody of Chicago 6-0, 3-0, retired.
   Girls 14s in Plantation, Fla., No. 33 seed Bianca Brown of Folsom, Calif., in the Sacramento area, dispatched No. 17 seed Kinley Vanpelt of Lawrence, Kan., 6-2, 6-3.
   Girls 12s quarterfinals in Fort Lauderdale Fla., No. 17 seed Kristina Penickova of Campbell in the Bay Area beat Addy Rogin of Moreland, Ga., 6-2, 6-3.

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