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Day 4 Wrap-Up of the ASICS Easter Bowl - (07/10/2013)

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 10, 2013) – There’s no better junior tournament in the nation to preview “Who’s Next” in American tennis than the ASICS Easter Bowl.

Granted a wild card into the main draw, precocious 13-year-old Michaela Gordon of Los Altos Hills, Calif., has burst onto the scene in a huge way over the past three days, winning three rounds without dropping a set and advancing to the quarterfinals of the Girls’ 18s ITF event being played this week at the Sunrise Country Club.

After her second straight 7-5, 7-5 victory – on Wednesday she upset No. 10-seeded Kaitlyn McCarthy of Cary, N.C., – Gordon now finds herself in the company of the Elite 8, which represents some of the best in junior girls’ tennis in the U.S.

“Coming into the tournament I wanted to win just two rounds,” said Gordon, who next faces Raquel Pedraza of Claremont, Calif., for a spot in the semis. “I just really wanted to play the better players. I never thought I’d get to the quarterfinals.”

It’s actually been a pretty good run of three weeks for Gordon, who won the Claremont 18s ITF event, beating Peggy Porter in the final. Gordon trains at the Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy in Santa Clara, which in 2010 was designated a USTA Regional Training Center.

A day after a first-round bye, boys’ 18s top-seeded player Noah Rubin saw his first action at the ASICS Easter Bowl and got past future USC Trojan Robbie Bellamy, 6-4, 6-0.

Rubin was off for eight weeks after suffering a broken right wrist and had his cast removed just three weeks ago and played for the first time two weeks ago, which was just one week before he played for the first time in Carson.

“It’s good to get back out there,” Rubin said. “While I was off I did more agility work than I’ve ever done and worked with a personal trainer so I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life.”

        

Also winning second-round boys’ matches were No. 2-seeded Mackenzie McDonald, No. 3-seeded Luca Corinteli and No. 5-seeded Martin Redlicki.

In the marquee girls’ match on the day, last year’s girls’ 18s finalist Brooke Austin of Indianapolis beat Las Vegas’ Kimberly Yee, 6-3, 6-0.

In the girls’ 16s, last year’s finalist Meredith Xepoleas, the No. 3-seeded player from Huntington Beach, Calif., defeated Paige Cline of Kentfield, Calif., 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

Easter Bowl sightings on Wednesday: LSU women’s coach Julia Scaringe Sell and Michigan men’s coach Bruce Berque.

The 18s singles draws can be found here:  http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=122977

For 16s and 14s go to TennisLink here:

http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=122896

To keep up with all the ASICS Easter Bowl news, visit the website at www.easterbowl.com and check out the tournament on Facebook (www.facebook.com/EasterBowl) and Twitter (@easterbowl). For more information on ASICS, check out: www.ASICSAmerica.com and follow on Twitter @ASICSAmerica.

Wednesday’s Scores

          Boys’ 18s Singles (Round of 32)

          Michael Mmoh (8) Temple Hills, MD def. Jordan Belga Boca Raton, FL 6-1, 6-2

Gage Brymer Irvine, CA def. Grant Solomon Dallas, TX 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(4)

Deiton Baughman Carson, CA def. Nicholas Crystal Waccabuc, NY 6-3, 6-1

Brandon Sutter El Dorado Hills, CA def. Jordi Arconada (9) Rio Piedras, PR 6-1, 7-5

Ernesto Escobedo West Covina, CA def. Tommy Mylnikov (6) Bradenton, FL 6-3, 6-1

Logan Smith Carlsbad, CA def. Tyler Lu Irvine, CA 7-5, 6-0

Stephen Watson Orlando, FL def. Walker Duncan Atlanta, GA 6-0, 2-6, 7-6(4)

Dennis Uspensky (15) Atlantic Beach, NY def. Shane Monroe Ventnor City, NJ 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)

Mackenzie McDonald (2) Piedmont, CA def. David Wilczynski Richboro, PA 6-2, 6-4

Luca Corinteli (3) Alexandria, VA def. Carter Lin Bradenton, FL 6-2, 6-2

Henrik Wiersholm (14) Kirkland, WA def. Mac Roy Austin, TX 6-3, 6-3

Martin Redlicki (5) Boca Raton, FL def. William Griffith Fresno, CA 6-3, 6-3

Justin Butsch (12) Miami Beach, FL def. Jake Stefanik Coral Springs, FL 6-3, 6-2

Noah Rubin (1) Rockville Centre, NY def. Robbie Bellamy Pacific Palisades, CA 6-4, 6-0

Alexandru Gozun Sarasota, FL def. Daniel Kerznerman (7) Brooklyn, NY 7-6(3), 6-2

Francis Tiafoe (10) College Park, MD def. Oscar Janglin Sarasota, FL 6-2, 6-3

Boys’ 18s Doubles (Round of 32)

William Blumberg / Nathan Ponwith def. Grayson Goldin / Lamar Remy 6-4, 6-3

Jake Stefanik / Stephen Watson def. Matthew Nardella / David Wilczynski 6-3, 6-3

Alexandru Gozun / Carter Lin def. Alex Giannini / Mac Roy 6-1, 4-6, 12-10

Jake De Vries / Trevor Johnson def. Sunay Bhat / Dylan Nunez 7-6(2), 6-4

Jordan Belga / Jack Murray def. Robbie Bellamy / Joseph Di Giulio 7-5, 6-2

AJ Catanzariti / Dennis Uspensky (7) def. Justin Byrd / Shane Monroe 6-3, 6-4

Deiton Baughman / George Goldhoff def. Terrance Whitehurst / Terrell Whitehurst 6-3, 6-3

Aron Hiltzik / John Mee def. Oscar Janglin / Anudeep Kodali 4-6, 6-1, 10-2

Farzin Amiri / Nicholas Crystal (8) def. William Griffith / Logan Staggs Wo (ill)

Walker Duncan / Thomas Mayronne def. Christian Langmo / Alex Rybakov 6-2, 6-1

Gregory Garcia / Tyler Lu def. Daniel Kerznerman / Henrik Wiersholm (6) 7-6(4), 6-4

          Girls’ 18s Singles (Round of 16)

Michaela Gordon Los Altos Hills, CA def. Kaitlyn McCarthy (10) Cary, NC 7-5, 7-5

Monica Robinson Valley Center, CA def. Denise Starr (11) Brooklyn, NY 1-6, 6-2, 6-1

Brooke Austin Indianapolis, IN def. Kimberly Yee Las Vegas, NV 6-3, 6-0

Louisa Chirico (14) Harrison, NY def. Megan McCray Oceanside, CA 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4)

Mayo Hibi (13) Irvine, CA def. Peggy Porter Dallas, TX 6-4, 6-1

Marika Akkerman (2) def. Nicole Frenkel Winchester, MA 7-6(8), 6-4

Raquel Pedraza Claremont, CA def. Ellie Halbauer (8) Boca Raton, FL 6-1, 6-1

Tornado Ali Black (6) Miami, FL def. Marie Norris (9) Burdett, KS 6-2, 6-3

          Girls’ 18s Doubles (Round of 16)

Brooke Austin / Mayo Hibi (6) def. Mayci Jones / Alyssa Smith 7-5, 6-2

Spencer Liang / Peggy Porter def. Chloe Ouellet-Pizer / Ellie Zogg 6-4, 6-2

Louisa Chirico / Dasha Ivanova (1) def. Jessica Ho / Cassie Mercer 6-2, 1-6, 10-8

Maegan Manasse / jamie loeb def. Camila Wesbrooks / cassandra vazquez 6-1, 6-1

Josie Kuhlman / Katerina Stewart def. Kaitlyn McCarthy / Caroline Turner 6-2, 3-6, 10-6

Marika Akkerman / Rianna Valdes (2) def. Michaela Gordon / Kareena Manji 7-5, 6-4

Ayla Aksu / Hadley Berg def. Usue Arconada / Tornado Ali Black (3) 7-5, 5-7, 10-8

Monica Robinson / Mira Ruder-Hook def. Alexandra Morozova / Alexandria Stiteler (5) 7-5, 6-2

Boys’ 16s Singles (Round of 32)

Michael Lorenzini (17) Clarendon Hills, IL def. Alexander Lebedev (10) Island Park, NY 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Artemie Amari New York, NY def. Daniel Grunberger (6) Great Neck, NY 6-4, 6-2

Kial Kaiser (5) Saratoga, CA def. Eduardo Nava Woodland Hills, CA 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Sameer Kumar (1) Carmel, IN def. Chaz Downing (17) Newport Coast, CA 6-1, 6-2

Kalman Boyd (17) Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. Joshua Pompan (15) Salinas, CA 6-3, 6-3

Austin Rapp (17) Rancho Mirage, CA def. Kyle Mautner (11) Greenwich, CT 6-4, 6-0

Jake DeVine (17) Boca Raton, FL def. Christopher Yun Marietta, GA 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Yancy Dennis (17) Reisterstown, MD def. Michael Genender (12) Los Angeles, CA Wo (ill)

Taylor Fritz (3) Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. Asher Hirsch (17) Cincinnati, OH 6-0, 6-2

Victor Pham (9) Saratoga, CA def. James Wasserman New York, NY 6-1, 6-3

Kyle Seelig (2) Hatfield, PA def. Abhin Sharma Alpharetta, GA def. 6-1, 6-3

Emil Reinberg (17) Atlanta, GA def. Daniel Rayl Carmel, IN 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-3

Stephen Madonia (17) Lakeland, FL def. Johnathan Small (7) Midland, MI 6-2, 6-3

Spencer Richey Memphis, TN def. Dennis Wang Germantown, MD 6-4, 6-4

Catalin Mateas (8) Braintree, MA def. Alfredo Perez (17) Coral Gables, FL 6-1, 6-2

Chase Colton (4) Davie, FL def. Robert Levine (17) Bedford, NY Wo (inj)

Girls’ 16s Singles (Round of 32)

Madison Clarke (17) Phoenix, AZ def. Helen Altick Monroe, LA 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Rebecca Weissmann (17) Loveland, CO def. Ena Shibahara (2) Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 6-0, 6-2

Hanna Chang Fontana, CA def. Mehvish Safdar (17) Mason, OH 6-4, 6-1

Brienne Minor (6) Mundelein, IL def. Makenna Jones Greenville, SC 7-6(2), 7-6(3)

Caroline Dolehide (7) Hinsdale, IL def. Madison Battaglia Cold Spring Harbor, NY 6-1, 6-1

Alaina Miller Saratoga, CA def. Nadia Gizdova (15) Columbia, MD 6-4, 7-5

Katharine Fahey (14) Fair Haven, NJ def. Mercedes Hammond (17) Belgrade, ME 6-1, 6-3

Jessie Aney Rochester, MN def. Lauren Goodman (13) Fort Wayne, IN 6-3, 6-3

Meredith Xepoleas (3) Huntington Beach, CA def. Paige Cline (17) Kentfield, CA 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Emma Davis (17) Cohasset, MA def. Davina Nguyen (10) Shelby Township, MI 6-4, 6-1

Meghan Kelley (11) Falmouth, ME def. Andrea Kevakian (17) Glendale, CA 6-3, 7-5

Kenadi Hance (17) Torrance, CA def. Ines Vias (9) Germantown, MD 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

Emma Higuchi (4) Los Angeles, CA def. Sarah Hu Oakland, CA 6-2, 6-1

Catherine Bellis (8) Atherton, CA def. Dominique Schaefer (17) Ventura, CA Wo (inj)

Jaclyn Switkes (17) Ponte Vedra Beach, FL def. Kennedy Shaffer (16) Rossford, OH 7-6(7), 6-2

Francesca Dilorenzo (1) New Albany, OH def. Samantha Hampton (17) Vancouver, WA 6-4, 6-3

Girls’ 16s Doubles (Quarterfinals)

Darya Possokhova / Katya Tabachnik (8) def. Morgan Coppoc / Elizabeth Tedford (4) 4-6, 6-4, 10-2

Samantha Martinelli / Delaney Nothaft (3) def. Jaeda Daniel / Mimi Levine (9) 6-1, 6-2

Kelly Chen / Annette Goulak (2) def. Danielle Quevedo / Emily Thomas (12) 6-1, 6-1

Hada Chang / Abigail Chiu (1) def. Shailla Alda / Sarianna Kuuttila (11) 6-2, 6-0

Boys’ 14s Singles (Round of 16)

Jacob Brumm (6) Rancho Santa Fe, CA def. Alafia Ayeni (17) San Diego, CA 6-1, 6-0

Connor Hance (2) Torrance, CA def. Sam Riffice (10) Roseville, CA 6-2, 6-2

Nathan Perrone (5) Mount Laurel, NJ def. Patrick Kypson (9) Greenville, NC 6-3, 7-5

Justin Lee (8) Cos Cob, CT def. Michael Zhao (15) Princeton Jct, NJ 6-2, 6-2

Robert Baylon Buena Park, CA def. Alex Gee Bellaire, TX 7-6(4), 6-2

John McNally (1) Cincinnati, OH def. Noah Makarome (11) Wesley Chapel, FL 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Zeke Clark (3) Tulsa, OK def. Jake Van Emburgh (12) Verona, WI 6-0, 6-1

Max Pham Newport Coast, CA def. Conrad Russell (13) Palo Alto, CA 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-2

Boys’ 14s Doubles (Round of 16)

Brandon Lam / Max Pham def. Vasil Kirkov / Alexander del Corral (4) 7-5, 2-6, 10-7

Connor Hance / Sam Riffice (14) def. Alafia Ayeni / Nathan Niemiec 6-3, 6-0

Bryce Pereira / Michael Zhao (5) def. Joseph Myles Conlin / Conrad Russell (13) 6-4, 6-4

Hady Habib / John McNally (2) def. Caleb Chakravarthi / Josh Mukherjee (10) 6-1, 1-6, 10-2

Trent Bryde / Aleks Huryn def. Sebastian Arcila / Jason Legall (11) 6-4, 6-1

Jonathan Dollahite / Dylan Levitt (16) def. Zeke Clark / Patrick Kypson (3) 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(8)

Jake Van Emburgh / JJ Wolf (6) def. Noah Makarome / Sean Sculley 6-4, 6-3

Richard Ciamarra / Peter Conklin (9) def. Jacob Brumm / Justin Lee (1) 6-4, 6-1

Girls’ 14s Singles (Rounds of 16)

Jaeda Daniel (3) Port Charlotte, FL def. Abigail Desiatnikov (15) Gates Mills, OH, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Ellie Douglas (10) McKinney, TX def. Riley McQuaid (8) Tustin, CA 6-4, 6-3

Ryan Peus (9) Carpinteria, CA def. Abigail Chiu (17) Austin, TX 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Alexa Graham (17) Garden City, NY def. Loren Haukova Elmsford, NY 6-3, 6-0

Ashley Lahey (11) Hawthorne, CA def. Rachel Lim Briarcliff Manor, NY 7-5, 6-3

Claire Liu (1) Thousand Oaks, CA def. Samantha Martinelli (17) Denver, CO 6-2, -6(4, 6-2

Janice Shin (17) Houston, TX def. Christie Wan Rowland Heights, CA 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Kylie McKenzie (6) Anthem, AZ def. Sofia Sewing Doral, FL 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

Girls’ 14s Doubles (Quarterfinals)

Darya Possokhova / Katya Tabachnik (8) def. Morgan Coppoc / Elizabeth Tedford (4) 4-6, 6-4, 10-2

Samantha Martinelli / Delaney Nothaft (3) def. Jaeda Daniel / Mimi Levine (9) 6-1, 6-2

Kelly Chen / Annette Goulak (2) def. Danielle Quevedo / Emily Thomas (12) 6-1, 6-1

Hada Chang / Abigail Chiu (1) def. Shailla Alda / Sarianna Kuuttila (11) 6-2, 6-0

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