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Boys and girls’ 14s swing into action on first day of Easter Bowl - (04/07/2008)
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – It was a day strictly for the boys’ and girls’ 14s to showcase their stuff at the 41st annual USTA Easter Bowl National Spring Championships Sunday at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort. Only one big upset occurred on opening day, as unseeded Madison Keys of Boca Raton, Fla., downed No. 5 Blair Shankle of Comfort, Texas, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.

But you could hardly call it an upset looking at Keys’ resume. The reigning 12s Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr champion recently turned 13 and is just happy to be here having barely made the cutoff.

“I was a little nervous about it since I was going up against a seed in the first round,” said Keys, who relocated from Illinois two and a half years ago to the Evert Academy and has a ranking in the 200s in the 14s, recently moving up from the 12s. “I was like one of the last people to get into this tournament. I just hadn’t played enough tournaments in the 14s for a good enough ranking.”

Kyle McPhillips, the top-seeded girls' 14s player, downed Joulia Likhanskaia of San Diego, 6-0, 6-0. McPhillips celebrated her 14th birthday on Saturday. “I don’t like being the No. 1 seed. It’s more fun being the underdog,” she said.

In the boys’ portion of the tournament, No. 4 Mitchell Krueger of Aledo, Texas, had little trouble against Justin Chan of Sunnyvale, Calif., 6-1, 6-1. “It was a little bit hot out there today, but I felt good,” said Krueger, who lost early last year and then won several consolation rounds.

Michael Rinaldi is the division’s top-seeded player. Kristofer Yee of Las Vegas, the No. 3 seed, opened with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Paul Oosterbaan of Kalamazoo, Mich. Yee is coached by his father Adam and plays out of the Hilton Academy at the hotel in Las Vegas. “I didn’t quite feel right out there,” Yee said. “I’m lucky I can get away with it these first few rounds, but it’s going to get tougher.”


EASTER BOWL USTA SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage

Sunday’s results:

Boys' 14 Singles (Round of 128) - First round
Jonathan Carcione, Franklin Lakes, NJ def. Hunter Goertz, Austin, TX 6-0, 4-6, 6-0
Reo Asami (6) Irvine, CA def. Eric Marbach, Naperville, IL 6-3, 6-3
Nolan Paige (17) Fairfield, CT def. Joseph Van Meter, Indianapolis, IN 6-1, 6-2
Tim Kopinski Palos Hills, IL def. Daniel Collins Tulsa, OK, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
Terrell Celestine Lithia Springs, GA def. Jared Hiltzik (17), Wilmette, IL 6-2, 7-5
Jeff Vongman (12) Las Vegas, NV def. Jordan Daigle, Lafayette, LA 6-3, 6-1
Quoc-Daniel Nguyen (8) Dunn Loring, VA def. Nick Wood, Knoxville, TN 6-4, 7-6(3)
Nicholas Naumann, The Woodlands, TX def. Andrew Scholnick, Winnetka, IL 6-2, 7-5
Michael Riechmann, (17) Houston, TX def. Erik Johnson, Grand Forks, ND 6-0, 6-0
John Pearce Provo, UT def. Gannon Daynes Trabuco Canyon, CA 6-4, 6-3
Thomas Pura (17), Los Angeles, CA def. Christopher Vrabel Centreville, VA 6-1, 6-0
Michael Guzman (17), Napa, CA def. Luca Corinteli Alexandria, VA 6-2, 6-0
Stefan Menichella, Irvine, CA def. Mitchell Petersen, Grand Rapids, MI 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Tony Kostadinov, Palos Hills, IL def. Andrew Ball, Palo Alto, CA 6-2, 6-2
Karim Arem Houston, TX def. Gregory Garcia, Poway, CA 6-2, 6-2
Robert Livi (10), Miramar, FL def. Daymon Johhnson, Bakersfield, CA 6-3, 6-0
Richard Del Nunzio (17), Forest Hills, NY def. Kevin Chu, Potomac, MD 6-1, 6-1
Casey Kay (17), Alpharetta, GA def. Alexander Jesse Mequon, WI 6-2, 6-4
Tyler Gardiner (17) Novi, MI def. Hudson Barnhart Granite Bay, CA 6-2, 6-2
Sam Bloom (17), Hinsdale, IL def. Shuhei Shibahara, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 6-2, 6-3
Anthony Tsodikov, San Francisco, CA def. Michael Chamerski, Mill Creek, WA 6-2, 6-0
John Richmond (5), Pawleys Isl, SC def. Alexander Ritschard, Sunrise, FL 6-1, 6-2
Kristofer Yee (3), Las Vegas, NV def. Paul Oosterbaan, Kalamazoo, MI 6-2, 6-3
Mitchell Krueger (4), Aledo, TX def. Justin Chan, Sunnyvale, CA 6-1, 6-1
Thomas Caputo Livingston, NJ def. Austin Spinazze, Shreveport, LA 6-2, 6-1
Andrew Korinek (7), Mansfield, TX def. Caryl Hernandez, Fullerton, CA 6-2, 6-2
Austin Smith Cumming, GA def. Eric Brinzenskiy, Staten Island, NY 7-5, 6-2
Drew Dawson River Forest, IL def. Tyler Pham, San Diego, CA 6-0, 6-1
Jonathan Hammel Placentia, CA def. Gordon Zhang, Lisle, IL 6-1, 6-2
David Weiner Houston, TX def. Brian Aria, Alameda, CA, 6-3, 7-6
Quentin Monaghan Chatham, NJ def. Alex Lawson, Tempe, AZ 6-4, 6-4
Kent Andreasen, Vancouver, WA def. Jim Beckwith, Battle Creek, MI 6-2, 6-3
Matthew Alves, Gold River, CA def. John Carswell, Pleasant Prairie, WI 6-3, 6-7(8), 6-4
Mihir Kumar (17), Carmel, IN def. David Blakeley, Irvine, CA 6-2, 6-3
Morgan Mays (17), Longboat Key, FL def. Alan Pleat, Roslyn, NY 6-0, 6-0
Brendan Aguilar, Las Vegas, NV def. Alexander Van Cott, Unadilla, NY 2-6, 6-0, 6-0
Rickey Baylon (13), Buena Park, CA def. Noah Rubin, Merrick, NY 6-1, 6-2
Alexios Halebian (17), Glendale, CA def. Jensen Reiter, Syosset, NY 6-3, 6-4
Alex Scheinman (14), Los Angeles, CA def. Maksym Tsvetkov, Walnut Creek, CA 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Jason Brown, Deerfield, IL def. Nikko Madregallejo, Duarte, CA 6-1, 6-3
Harris Jadun, East Lansing, MI def. Jayabharath Billa (17), Folsom, CA 6-2, 6-4
Matthew Barry, Long Beach, NY def. Andrew Pises, Orinda, CA 6-3, 6-2
Ian Van Cott Unadilla, NY def. William Chen, Honolulu, HI 7-6, 6-3
Joshua Goodman, Weston, FL def. Brandon Sutter, El Dorado Hills, CA 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Yale Goldberg, Beachwood, OH def. Lestter Yeh (17), Arcadia, CA 6-1, 6-1
Trey Strobel (9), Bradenton, FL def. James Boyd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
Kyle Berman (11), Armonk, NY def. Justin Agbayani, Yorba Linda, CA 6-2, 6-3

Girls' 14 Singles (Round of 128) - First round
Ayaka Okuno, Santa Clara, CA def. Arianne Goddard, Plano, TX 6-2, 6-0
Ronit Yurovsky (13), New Kensington, PA def. Emma Li, Wheaton, IL 6-2, 6-0
Mary Jeremiah, Suwanee, GA def. Rae Cockreham, Port Orchard, WA 6-0, 6-0
Margaux Hyman, West Bloomfield, MI def. Lauren May, Niceville, FL 7-6(2), 6-2
Savannah Ware Thousand Oaks, CA def. Annie Dimuro, Chester, NJ 6-3, 6-3
Morgan Anderson St George, UT def. Preethika Venugopal, Cerritos, CA 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-2
Julia Jones (12) Largo, FL def. Mariska Chamdani, Santa Clara, CA 6-1, 6-4
Jennifer Brady Boca Raton, FL def. Regina Suarez, Murrieta, CA 7-5, 6-0
Kasey Gardiner (6), Novi, MI def. Nicole Robinson, West Palm Beach, FL 6-2, 6-1
Nicole Melichar (4), Stuart, FL def. Tiffany Pham, Elk Grove, CA 6-1, 6-1
Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum (16), New York, NY def. Nadia Echeverria Alam, Miami, FL 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Allie Robbins, Alpharetta, GA def. Melanie Yates New, Brighton, MN 6-2, 6-1
Nicolette Tran, Lake Elsinore, CA def. Kennedy Davis, San Jose, CA 6-3, 6-3
Samantha Polayes (17), Morgan Hill, CA def. Ashleigh Antal, Hilton, Head Island, SC 6-2, 6-2
Victoria Duval, Delray Beach, FL def. Sophia Bott Beaverton, OR 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Brooke Tsu, Hillsborough, CA def. Maggy Lehmicke, Woodinville, WA 6-2, 6-3
Marina Nikolic, Mountain View, CA def. Stephanie Nauta (7), Galveston, TX 6-0, 6-1
Krista Hardebeck, Santa Ana, CA def. Lauren Burich, Hinsdale, IL 6-1, 6-1
Kristina Eisenbrand, Moorpark, CA def. Morgan Feldman, Glen Head, NY 6-4, 6-2
Melissa Kopinski, Palos Hills, IL def. Sarah Bowron, Birmingham, AL 6-0, 6-0
Spencer Liang (17), Potomac, MD def. Zoe Childs, Short Hills, NJ 6-2, 7-5
Kyle McPhillips (1), Willoughby, OH def. Joulia Likhanskaia, San Diego, CA 6-0, 6-0
Nikki Parker (17), Paradise Valley, AZ def. Angela Chen, Bellevue, WA 6-0, 6-1
Claudia Li Jericho, NY def. Meghan Shea Mc Kinney, TX 6-4, 6-3
Alyssa Smith, Laguna Niguel, CA def. Alexis Turley, Farmington, UT 6-4, 6-0
Sivan Krems, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Lauren Wagner, Roslyn Heights, NY 6-2, 6-0
Julie Vrabel (3), Centreville, VA def. Kaiulani Boyer, Palm Springs, CA 6-0, 6-0
Karen Chis, Highland Park, NJ def. Meghan Sheehan, Dizon, Murrieta, CA 6-4, 6-0
Amanda Wickman, Grand Rapids, MI def. Sarah Gong, Hermosa Beach, CA 6-4, 7-6
Molly Wickman (17), Grand Rapids, MI def. Mayo Hibi, Irvine, CA 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Denise Starr, Boca Raton, FL def. Hannah Wille, Saint Charles, MO 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Nicole Flower (11), Columbus, OH def. Coco Hsu, Santa Rosa, CA 6-2, 6-2
Skylar Morton (15), Bethesda, MD def. Cameron Sloan, Raleigh, NC 6-0, 6-2
Jacqueline Crawford (9), Bloomfield Hills, MI def. Kelley Cahill, Scottsdale, AZ 6-0, 6-2
Ki Ryang Kim Torrance, CA def. Erin Larner Portland, OR 6-0, 6-1
Dominique Cetale, San Diego, CA def. Maya Jansen Valleyford, WA 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Jamie Loeb (17), Ossining, NY def. Karolina Kecki Sacramento, CA 6-0, 6-7, 6-3
Ashley Tiefel Leawood, KS def. Staley Smith Dedham, MA 6-2, 6-0
Ashley Dai (2), Temple City, CA def. Catherine Harrison Germantown, TN 7-6(4), 6-1
Kelsey Laurente (17), Miramar, FL def. Katherine Yau, Manhasset, NY 6-3, 6-3
Kendal Woodard (17), Stockbridge, GA def. Christiana Ferrari, Stockton, CA 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Ellie Yates (17), Ridgeland, MS def. Jordan Eggleston, La Quinta, CA 6-0, 6-2
Valerie Thong (17), Alhambra, CA def. Melanie Marlin, Dallas, TX 6-1, 6-2
Desirae Krawczyk (8), Rancho Mirage, CA def. Liza Fieldsend, New Braunfels, TX 6-1, 6-0
Sachia Vickery (17), Miramar, FL def. Madeline Lipp, Lake Forest, IL 6-0, 6-1
Layla Sanders, El Cerrito, CA def. Samantha Light Cramerton, NC 6-2, 6-2
Emily Safron, New York, NY def. Elle Taylor Redondo Beach, CA, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
Amanda Lin (17), West Chester, OH def. Katelyn Nguyen, Anaheim, CA 6-2, 6-3
Gabrielle Andrews, Pomona, CA def. Karyn Guttormsen, Kenosha, WI 6-1, 6-2
Courtney Colton, Davie, FL def. Lindsey Kostas San Diego, CA 6-3, 7-5
Kate Vialle (17), Leawood, KS def. Sophia Najera-Salas, San Diego, CA 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Margot Marchese, Summit, NJ def. Ashnaa Rao, Charlotte, NC 6-2, 6-2
Katie Zordani (17), Lake Forest, IL def. Stacy Yam, San Jose, CA 6-1, 6-2
Reeree Li, Waxhaw, NC def. Zoe Katz Los Angeles, CA, 6-1, 6-4
Madison Keys, Boca Raton, FL def. Blair Shankle (5) Comfort, TX 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Breaunna Addison (10), Boca Raton, FL def. Rita Bermudez, Tucson, AZ 6-2, 6-1
Dorothy Tang, Arcadia, CA def. Jacqueline Katz New York, NY, 6-2, 6-1
Tristen Dewar (17), Bradenton, FL def. Kathryn Hoch Montclair, NJ 6-2, 6-1
Alexandra Morozova, Boca Raton, FL def. Hailey Rochin Tucson, AZ 6-2, 6-2
April Scatliffe, Redlands, CA def. Hannah Camhi Woodbury, NY 6-3, 6-4
Sarah Gealer (17), Los Angeles, CA def. Nicole Laduca Woodstock, GA 6-3, 6-2
Riko Shimizu (17), Ojai, CA def. Nicki Johnson Plano, TX 6-2, 6-0
Lauren Stratman, Goleta, CA def. Alyson Coran Mequon, WI 6-3, 6-4

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