Monday, October 25, 2021

Stanford's Fery sweeps in Northwest Super Regionals

   Stanford's Arthur Fery "Cross the Mersey" swept the singles and doubles titles today in the ITA Northwest Super Regional Championships in Seattle.
   Fery, a sophomore from Great Britain seeded first in singles, beat second-seeded Clement Chidekh of host Washington 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.
   Fery and Alexandre Rotsaert, a senior from Boca Raton, Fla., routed Matthew Hollingworth and Sasha Trkulja of Gonzaga 6-2, 6-1. 
   College women — Fifth-seeded Alexandra Yepifanova of host Stanford beat top-seeded Vanessa Wong of Washington 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the semifinals of the ITA Northwest Regional Championships. 
   Yepifanova, a freshman from Lake Worth, Fla., is scheduled to play fourth-seeded Jessica Alsola of the University of California, Berkeley on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Alsola, a freshman from Fresno, Calif., topped sixth-seeded Angelica Blake of Stanford 1-6, 6-2, 6-0.
   In the other semifinal, also at 10 a.m., second-seeded Connie Ma of Stanford is set to meet third-seeded Mariia Kozyreva of Saint Mary's in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ma, a freshman from Dublin in the Bay Area, has not lost more than two games in a set in her five matches.
   The final will follow at 1 p.m.
   In the all-Stanford doubles final, No. 1 seeds Blake and Ma are slated to face No. 5-8 seeds Niluka Madurawe and Yepifanova.
   ATP Challenger Tour — No. 2 seed Jenson "The Great" Brooksby, 20, of Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento area, withdrew from this week's €66,640 ($77,379) Challenger in Brest, France, because of fatigue.
   Brooksby reached the semifinals of last week's European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, on the ATP Tour as a qualifier to clinch a berth in the Next Gen ATP Finals, featuring the world's top 21-and-under players, Nov. 9-13 in Milan. 
   ATP Tour — In the first round of doubles in the St. Petersburg Open, "Lindsay" Rohan Bopanna, 41, of India and Denis Shapovalov of Canada ousted No. 2 seeds "Baltimore" Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Ben "And Jerry's" McLachlan (Cal, 2011-14) of Japan 7-5, 6-4. Klaasen and McLachlan are winless in their last four tournaments.
   USTA Pro Circuit — No. 13 seed and Bay Area product Giuliana Olmos, Cal's Haley Giavara and Manteca, Calif., product Hind Abdelouahid lost in the first round of qualifying for the $80,000 Christus Health Pro Challenge in Tyler, Texas.
   Meanwhile, No. 3 seed Ena Shibahara, a Bay Area native who represents Japan, and wild card Maribella Zamarripa of St. Helena in the Napa region won in the opening round of qualifying for a $25,000 tournament in Austin, Texas.
   In the world doubles rankings, Shibahara is seventh and Olmos 27th.

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