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Top seeds move on at Easter Bowl - (04/09/2008)
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Things couldn’t have gotten any hotter on the Rancho Las Palmas court, where No. 5 seed Lauren McHale of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., was facing last week’s Carson ITF girls’ 18s finalist Jacqueline Cako of Brier, Wash.

With the 85-degree sun beating down on both players before an afternoon wind picked up, McHale got the best of Cako, 7-5, 7-6 (3), during the second round of the girls’ 18s ITF Easter Bowl Spring Championships.
 
“She’s playing with much more confidence than the last time I played her,” said McHale, who was forced to call a chair umpire after she felt a couple of calls went against her. “I beat her at clay courts a year ago, but she’s really improved. I was happy to be able to pull through it.”

Top-seeded Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga., beat Alexandria Walters, Newport Beach, Calif., in another second-round match, 6-3, 7-5. Oudin, who beat Cako in last weekend’s Carson final, is ranked No. 2 in the world ITF juniors and turned pro last month.

“It was an off day for me,” Oudin said. “Just too many errors. She had nothing to lose and played well.”

Oudin, who won a round in the main draw of the Pacific Life Open not far from here at Indian Wells four weeks ago, said preparing for a junior event is different than playing in the pros. “In the pros, I'm the one who has nothing to lose. It's like going from the underdog to the top dog, so the approach is different.”

Other top-seeded players moving on included Kate Fuller of Suwanee, Ga., in the girls’ 16s, who defeated Natalie Blosser, McLean, Va., 6-2, 6-0; Bradley Klahn, Poway, Calif., in the boys’ 18s, who defeated Chris Cha, Overland Park, Kan., 6-3, 6-2; Michael Rinaldi of Palm City, Fla., in the boys’ 14s, who defeated Tim Kopinski, Palos Hills, Ill., 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4); and Kyle McPhillips, Willoughby, Ohio, in the girls’ 14s, who defeated Kelsey Laurente, Miramar, Fla.,  6-2, 6-0.

In one surprise, Carson ITF boys’ 16s champion Christian Harrison, New Braunfels, Texas, lost to Chidi Gabriel of Piscataway, N.J., 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in the second round of the boys’ 16s.


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

Tuesday’s results:

Boys' 18 Singles (Round of 64)
William Parker (15), Shelby, NC def. Sebastien Fauchet, Pittsford, NY 6-4, 6-2
Kyle McMorrow, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Patrick Whitner, Bradenton, FL 6-4, 6-0
Denis Kudla (7), Arlington, VA def. Freddy Quintos, Murrieta, CA 6-4, 6-1
Bradley Klahn (1), Poway, CA def. Chris Cha, Overland Park, KS 6-3, 6-2
Frank Carleton (16), Naples, FL def. Cameron Ahari, Tucson, AZ 6-3, 6-0
Spencer Wolf, Coral Springs, FL def. Jose Sierra-Short, Guaynabo, PR 6-4, 6-3
Evan King (8), Chicago, IL def. Patrick Daciek, Severna Park, MD 6-3, 6-1
Alex Llompart (13), Carolina, PR def. Andre Dome, Arroyo Grande, CA 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Harry Fowler (10), Houston, TX def. Austin Chafetz, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 6-1, 6-2
Jordan Cox (9), Duluth, GA def. Aaron May Bradenton, FL 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Filipp Pogostkin, Granite Bay, CA def. Alexander Sarkissian Glendale, CA 7-5, 7-5
John Huang, Irvine, CA def. Jack Boling Bethlehem, PA 6-2, 6-1
John Lamble, Saratoga, CA def. Mousheg Hovhannisyan, Los Angeles, CA 6-4, 7-5
Junior Ore (14), Gaithersburg, MD def. Spencer Smith, Salt Lake Cty, UT 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Alex Brigham, Culver City, CA def. Matthew Kandath, Gansevoort, NY 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3)
Daniel Moss, Malibu, CA def. Johannes Vanoverbeek (5), Boca Raton, FL 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-2
Gabriel Flores, Bradenton, FL def. Jarmere Jenkins (2), College Park, GA 6-2, 6-4
Reese Milner, Los Angeles, CA def. Evan Rose, Moraga, CA 7-6(4), 6-4
Chase Buchanan (4), New Albany, OH def. Alexander Johnson, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
Tennys Sandgren (3), Gallatin, TN def. Steven Henderson, Poway, CA 6-3, 6-3
Mateusz Kecki (11), Sacramento, CA def. Walker Kehrer, Pacific Palisades, CA 6-3, 6-1
Alexander Domijan (12), Wesley Chapel, FL def. Michael Lin, San Diego, CA 6-2, 6-2
Oscar Fabian, Matthews Newport Beach, CA def. Joey Burkhardt, St Augustine, FL 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3)
Jason Smith, Davis, CA def. Lawrence Formentera, Colton, CA 6-2, 6-1
Garrett Brasseaux, Covington, LA def. Sasha Hedberg, Oxnard, CA 6-2, 6-2
Ryan Noble, Fayetteville, NC def. Joe Young, Redlands, CA 6-3, 6-3
Max Stevens, Dallas, TX def. Adam Bernstein, Fort Lauderdale, FL 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-1
Blas Moros, Boca Raton, FL def. Jenson Turner, Woodland Hills, CA 7-6(3), 6-2
Daniel Nguyen, Oxnard, CA def. Jason Zafiros (6), Bradenton, FL 6-4, 6-1
Gregory Vladimirsky, Coral Springs, FL def. JT Sundling, Thousand Oaks, CA 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-2
Thai Tu, Alameda, CA def. Sekou Coker Bangoura, Bradenton, FL 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Denis Lin, Thousand Oaks, CA def. Marcus Rebersak, Pittsburgh, PA 6-2, 6-1

Girls 18s ITF (second round)
Lauren Embree, Marco Island, Fla. def. Alexandra Cercone, Seminole, Fla. 6-2, 6-2
Kristie Ahn, Upper Saddle River, NJ def. (11) Shinann Featherston, Rockaway Park, NJ 6-0, 6-4
Ester Goldfeld, Brooklyn, NY def. Sophie Chang, Cupertino 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Cierra Gaytan-Leach, Corona del Mar def. Lauren Herring, Greenville, NC 6-4, 6-3
Aeriel Ellis, Hayward, Calif. def. Noel Scott (16), Laurel, MD 7-5, 7-6(1)
McCall Jones, Coto de Caza, Calif. def. Stephany Chang, San Jose, Calif. 6-1, 6-2
Brooke Bolender (7), Del Rey Beach, Fla. def. Thien-Trang Nguyen, Long Beach, Calif. 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Nicole Gibbs, Manhattan Beach, Calif. def. Krista Damico, Parker (12), CO 6-1, 6-0
Christina McHale (15), Englewood Cliffs, NJ def. Arianna Colffer, Corona, Calif. 7-6(4), 6-1
Courtney Dolehide, Hinsdale, IL def. Beatrice Capra, Ellcott City, MD 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Lauren McHale (5), Englewood Cliffs, NJ def. Jacqueline Cako, Brier, Wash. 7-5, 7-6(3)
Nadja Gilchrist (4), Hilton Head, SC def. Stephanie Hoffpauir, Escondido, Calif. 6-3, 6-4
Nicole Bartnik (6), Bradenton, FL def. Zoe De Bruycker, Saratoga, Calif. 7-6(1), 6-2
Alexandra Anghelescu (9), Weston, FL def. Ryann Cutillo, Kings Park, NY 6-2, 6-1
Olivia Janowicz, Palm Bay, FL def. Sloane Stephens (13), Boca Raton, FL 6-1, 7-6(4)
Melanie Oudin (1), Marietta, GA def. Alexandria Walters, Newport Beach, Calif. 6-3, 7-5

Boys' 16 Singles (Round of 64)
Justin Shane (15) Falls Church, VA def. Jeffrey Offerdahl, Austin, TX 6-3, 6-3
Clarke Spinosa (17) Claremont, CA def. Garret Dunn, Tempe, AZ 6-4, 6-4
Clay Thompson (2) Venice, CA def. Daniil Mamalat, Philadelphia, PA 6-3, 6-4
Zhongming Chen Oakland, CA def. Brandon Mitchell, Laguna Niguel, CA 6-1, 6-1
Max Manthou (17) Kent, WA def. Denis Nguyen, Anaheim, CA 6-3, 7-5
Spencer Newman (17) Miami, FL def. Yevgeny Pereverzin, Clackamas, OR 6-2, 6-1
David Holiner (5) Dallas, TX def. Cameron Silverman, Mount Kisco, NY 7-6, 1-6, 6-1
Jack Sock (8) Lincoln, NE def. Zachary Weiss, Great Neck, NY 6-1; 3-6, 6-3
Zachary Leslie (7) San Diego, CA def. Alex Van Velzer, Montgomery, TX 6-1, 6-2
Nathan Pasha Atlanta, GA def. Christopher Mengel (10), Pittsburgh, PA 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Thomas Pham (17) San Diego, CA def. Garrison Laduca, Woodstock, GA 6-1, 6-1
Harry Seaborn (9) North Salem, NY def. J.Hunter, Nicholas Park City, UT 7-6, 6-4
Kurthan Anbarci (13) Miami, FL def. Sean Berman, Irvine, CA 7-6, 7-5
Nelson Vick (1) Grafton, WI def. Kevin Moore, Overland Park, KS 6-2, 6-4
Wyatt McCoy (17) Shoreview, MN def. Lance Wilhelm, Gig Harbor, WA 6-1, 6-0
Daniel Ho (3) Los Angeles, CA def. Nicholas McCollin, Houston, TX 7-5, 6-1
Marcos Giron Thousand Oaks, CA def. Nick Chappell (17), Indianapolis, IN 3-6,6-4, 6-2
Michael Elortegui (17) Salinas, CA def. Andrew Butz, Vero Beach, FL 6-3, 6-4
Joshua Tchan (6) Woodland Hills, CA def. Billy Pecor, Ojai, CA 6-1, 6-3
Baramee Wongbanchai Palo Alto, CA def. Blake Bazarnik (17), Kildeer, IL 6-4, 6-3
Brian Fang (4) Hacienda Heights, CA def. Nicholas Kamisar, Sammamish, WA 6-2, 6-0
Dane Webb Richardson, TX def. Matthew Kuelker, St. Louis, MO 6-4, 6-0
Augie Bloom (17) Hinsdale, IL def. Dominic Bermudez, Tucson, AZ 7-6, 6-7, 6-2
Asika Isoh Cambria Hts, NY def. Michael Grant, Santa Barbara, CA 3-6; 6-0, 4-2 Ret (inj)
Evan Song (17), Henderson, NV def. Ridley Seguso Bradenton, FL 6-0, 6-4
Warren Hardie (17) Laguna Niguel, CA def. Arthur Karagezian, Burbank, CA 6-1, 6-2
Dennis Mkrtchian Reseda, CA def. Justin Rossi (17), Novi, MI 6-4, 6-1
Chidi Gabriel (17) Piscataway, NJ def. Christian Harrison, New Braunfels, TX 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Mitchell Frank (14) Annandale, VA def. Emmett Egger, Issaquah, WA 7-6, 6-0
Dante Terenzio (17) Stamford, CT def. Mario Cardenas, Powder Springs, GA 6-1, 6-0
Eric Johnson San Jose, CA def. Jeffrey Legunn, Waccabuc, NY 6-1, 6-0
Gregory Andrews (11) Kalamazoo, MI def. Dylan Kady, Upper Holland, PA 6-3, 6-3

Boys' 14 Singles (Round of 32)
Nicolas Montoya (17), Scottsdale, AZ def. Joseph Di Giulio, Newport Beach, CA 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Michael Guzman (17), Napa, CA def. Ross Guignon (16), Prairie Village, KS 7-6, 2-6, 6-1
Quoc-Daniel Nguyen (8), Dunn Loring, VA def. Michael Riechmann (17), Houston, TX 6-1, 6-1
John Richmond (5), Pawleys Island, SC def. Travis Tu, Arcadia, CA 7-6(6), 6-4
Nolan Paige (17), Fairfield, CT def. Rickey Baylon (13), Buena Park, CA 7-6, 6-3
Gordon Watson (2), Naples, FL def. Richard Del Nunzio (17), Forest Hills, NY 6-7(5), 6-0, 6-1
Tyler Gardiner (17), Novi, MI def. Jeff Vongman (12), Las Vegas, NV 7-5, 6-2
Austin Smith, Cumming, GA def. Terrell Celestine, Lithia Springs, GA 6-3, 6-3
Harris Jadun, East Lansing, MI def. Nicholas Naumann, The Woodlands, TX 7-6, 6-2
Kyle Berman (11), Armonk, NY def. Yale Goldberg, Beachwood, OH 6-1, 7-6
Trey Strobel (9), Bradenton, FL def. Nolan Bauer, Phoenix, AZ 6-1, 6-1
Jason Brown, Deerfield, IL def. Alex Scheinman (14), Los Angeles, CA 6-0, 6-0
Michael Rinaldi (1), Palm City, FL def. Tim Kopinski, Palos Hills, IL 7-6(2), 7-6(4)
Mitchell Krueger (4), Aledo, TX def. Sam Bloom (17), Hinsdale, IL 6-2, 6-1
Reo Asami (6), Irvine, CA def. Drew Dawson, River Forest, IL 6-1, 5-7, 6-0
Andrew Korinek (7), Mansfield, TX def. Alexios Halebian (17), Glendale, CA 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Girls' 16 Singles (Round of 64)
Gabrielle De Simone (5), Ranch Santa Fe, CA def. Katya Vasilyev, Foster City, CA 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Alexandra Clay (7), Grayson, GA def. Haley Dixon, Temecula, CA 6-0, 6-2
Lorraine Guillermo, Walnut, CA def. Kaitlin Ray, Little Rock, AR 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Whitney Ritchie (16), Oklahoma City, OK def. Elena Najera-Salas, San Diego, CA 6-0, 6-0
Mara Schmidt, Bradenton, FL def. Caroline Price, Duluth, GA 7-5, 6-3
Whitney Kay (14), Alpharetta, GA def. Anita Lee, Las Vegas, NV 6-2, 6-3
Nikita Meka, Jonesboro, GA def. Dorothy Safron (17), New York, NY 6-3, 6-1
Monica Turewicz, Lake Forest, IL def. Manuela Velasquez (17), Kew Gardens, NY 6-0, 7-5
Ellen Tsay (2), Pleasanton, CA def. Annie Sullivan, Deerfield, IL 6-0, 6-4
Belinda Niu (13), Portland, OR def. Kelly Chui, Milpitas, CA 6-2, 6-0
Tina Tehrani (17), New Canaan, CT def. Danielle, Flores Carlsbad, CA 6-3, 6-0
Robin Anderson, Matawan, NJ def. Elizabeth Ecker (17), Mequon, WI 6-2, 6-2
Kate Fuller (1), Suwanee, GA def. Natalie Blosser, McLean, VA 6-2, 6-0
Jasmine Minor (17), Mundelein, IL def. Allison Hsia, San Jose, CA 6-1, 6-1
Amelia Herring (17), Carlsbad, CA def. Kathleen Hawkins, Portage, MI 6-1, 6-2
Charlotte Calhoun (17), Dallas, TX def. Jessica Podlofsky, Port Washington, NY 6-1, 6-1
Kelsey Lawson, Tempe, AZ def. Noelle Malley (17), Parkville, MO 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Anna Mamalat, Philadelphia, PA def. Allison Falkin, Roswell, GA 6-4, 6-1
Alexa Palen (15), Rochester, MN def. Shayne Austin, Oak Park, CA 7-5, 6-4
Mia Lancaster (17), Edmond, OK def. Nicole Koehly, Santa Ana, CA 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
Sarah Lee (12), Los Angeles, CA def. Lauren Delprete, Rye, NY 6-0, 6-3
Jennifer Kellner (8), Smithtown, NY def. Della Taylor, Redondo Beach, CA 6-0, 6-0
Nikki Sanders (17), Chino, CA def. Ariel Morton, Houston, TX 7-6(4), 6-3
Sabrina Santamaria (10), Los Angeles, CA def. Danielle Day, Tampa, FL 6-3, 6-0
Lacey Smyth (3), Oceanside, CA def. Katherine White, Columbus, GA 6-2, 6-1
Britney Sanders (6), Chino, CA def. Rachel Cantor, Short Hills, NJ 6-0, 7-5
Samantha Critser (4), Mountain View, CA def. Mimi Hamling, San Diego, CA 6-1, 6-1
Mary Anne MacFarlane (17), Ogden, UT def. Joanna Smith, Laguna Niguel, CA 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Emina Bektas (11), Indianapolis, IN def. Veronica Corning, Beverly, MA 6-0, 6-0
Kristine Kouyoumjian, Torrance, CA def. Molly O'Koniewski, Hilton Head Island, SC 6-1, 6-4
Lauren Davis (17), Gates Mills, OH def. Jessica Parizher, Woodland Hills, CA 6-2, 6-1

Girls' 14 Singles (Round of 32)
Kyle McPhillips (1), Willoughby, OH def. Kelsey Laurente (17), Miramar, FL 6-2, 6-0
Julia Jones (12), Largo, FL def. Alyssa Smith, Laguna Niguel, CA 7-6, 6-7, 6-0
Jacqueline Crawford (9), Bloomfield Hills, MI def. Nikki Parker (17), Paradise Valley, AZ 6-3, 6-2
Katie Zordani (17), Lake Forest, IL def. Margaux Hyman, West Bloomfield, MI 7-6(2), 6-4
Sachia Vickery (17), Miramar, FL def. Melissa Kopinski, Palos Hills, IL 7-5, 6-2
Stephanie Nauta (7), Galveston, TX def. Amanda Lin (17), West Chester, OH 6-3, 6-2
Desirae Krawczyk (8), Rancho Mirage, CA def. Ellie Yates (17), Ridgeland, MS 6-3, 6-3
Nicole Melichar (4), Stuart, FL def. Mary Jeremiah, Suwanee, GA 6-0, 6-2
Julie Vrabel (3), Centreville, VA def. Sarah Gealer (17), Los Angeles, CA 6-1, 6-1

Boys' 14 Doubles (Round of 32)
Mihir Kumar / Gordon Watson (3) def. Andrew Ball / Alex Lawson 6-1, 6-1
Brendan Aguilar / Vongman Jeff (7) def. Jacob Hedderig / Robert Simon 6-3, 6-1
Michael Rinaldi / Trey Strobel (2) def. Josh Levine / Jensen Reiter 6-2, 6-3
Jimmy Castellanos / Vrabel Christopher def. Jonathan Carcione / Nolan Paige (9) 6-0, 6-4
Nolan Bauer / Nicolas Montoya (9) def. Jim Beckwith / Mitchell Petersen 6-1, 6-2
Matthew Alves / Anthony Delcore (9) def. David Blakeley / Chas Okamoto 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Girls' 16 Doubles (Round of 32)
Melissa Matsuoka / Alex Tachovsky def. Robin Anderson / Tina Tehrani (9) 6-1, 6-2
Samantha Critser / Smyth Lacey (1) def. Caroline Price / Katherine White 1-6, 6-0, 6-2
Alecia Kauss / Malley Noelle (9) def. Abby Hayley / Emily Stein 6-4, 6-0
Amelia Herring / Tsay Ellen (6) def. Nicole Koehly / Victoria Wing 6-0, 6-2
Nikki Sanders / Sanders Britney (7) def. Anita Lee / Sarah Toti 6-3, 6-3
Mia Lancaster / Ritchie Whitney (9) def. Danielle Day / Amber Li 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Sarah Lee / Santamaria Sabrina (4) def. Emina Bektas / Courtney Wild 6-4, 6-2


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