Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sablan reaches semifinals of National 30 Indoors

   Second-seeded Ryan Sablan of Martinez overwhelmed Erik Wong of Daly City 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday in the first round (quarterfinals) of the $2,000 USTA National Men's, Women's and Mixed 30 Indoor Championships at the Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center in the Sacramento suburb of Gold River.
   Sablan will meet Thomas Morton of Citrus Heights in today's semifinals. Morton routed Michael Kwong of Woodland 6-3, 6-1.
   In the other semifinal, top-seeded Jan Tiilikainen of Reno will face Vittorio Fratta of San Francisco.
   Tiilikainen, a five-time singles champion in the tournament, received a first-round bye. Fratta outclassed Eric White of Elk Grove 6-2, 6-1.
   Today's singles matches begin at 9 a.m. Men's and women's doubles are set for noon and mixed doubles for 5 p.m.
Women's singles
Round robin
   Marisue Jacutin-Mariona, Los Altos, def. Suzie Maciel, Sacramento, 6-1, 6-0.
   Laura McGaffigan, Folsom, def. Noknoy Souliyonh, El Dorado Hills, 6-1, 6-1.
Men's doubles
   Tyler Browne, Walnut Creek, and Nicholas Brunner (1), Sacramento, def. Ramon Perez, El Dorado Hills, and Thomas Morton, Citrus Heights, 6-0, 6-2.
   Mark Fairchilds, Modesto, and Jan Tiilikainen, Reno, def. Casey McMakin, El Cajon, and Kyle McMakin, Sacramento, 7-5, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3).
   Vittorio Fratta, San Francisco, and Pablo Schurig, Walnut Creek, def. Jordan Boyls, Folsom, and Jeff Shin, Sacramento, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
   Justin Garcia, Folsom, and Whit Livingston, Sacramento, def. Derek Fitzpatrick, San Jose, and Ryan Sablan (2), Martinez, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Women's doubles
First round (quarterfinals)
   Holly Jones, Rancho Cordova, and Laurie Smith, Elk Grove, def. Carol Akre, Martinez, and Noknoy Souliyonh, El Dorado Hills, 6-0, 6-4.
Mixed doubles
First round (quarterfinals)
   Dave Hagiwara and Laura McGaffigan, Folsom, def. Michelle Chapple, Rancho Murieta, and Jeff Shin, Sacramento, 6-1, 6-4.
   Lauren Barnikow, San Francisco, and Derek Fitzpatrick, San Jose, def. Justin Garcia, Folsom, and Donna Holtz, Sacramento, 6-2, 6-2.

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