Monday, December 6, 2021

Sacramentan's Orange Bowl opener suspended by rain

   Unseeded Rudy Quan of Sacramento, Calif., is tied with No. 15 seed George Lazarov of Bulgaria 5-5 in the first round of the boys 16-and-unders in the rain-delayed Orange Bowl on clay in Plantation, Fla.
   The match is scheduled to resume on Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. PST. Dry weather is forecast.
   Quan, who won the boys 16 singles title in last week's Eddie Herr International Championships on clay in Bradenton, Fla., also is set to play in the first round of doubles with Adhithya Ganesan of Clarksburg, Md. 
   Stanford commits Samir Banerjee and Michael Zheng and Cardinal signee Alexis Blokhina are slated to open Tuesday in 18s singles, along with Georgia signee Ethan Quinn of Fresno, Calif.
   Herr founded the Orange Bowl in 1947. It was played on clay until 1998, then on hardcourts until 2011. It has been contested on clay against since then.
   Past winners of the Orange Bowl 18s include Chris Evert (1969-70), Bjorn Borg (1972), John McEnroe (1976), Ivan Lendl (1977), Gabriela Sabatini (1984), Mary Joe Fernandez (1985), Jim Courier (1987) and Anna Kournikova (1995).
   Winners of the tournament on hardcourts include Roger Federer (1998), Elena Dementieva (1998), Andy Roddick (1999), Vera Zvonareva (2000-01), Marcos Baghdatis (2003) and Caroline Wozniacki (2005).

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