|Aidan Mayo, playing in the Rio Del Oro Junior Excellence|
Tournament in Sacramento in April, fell in the quarterfinals
of the Junior Orange Bowl. Photo by Paul Bauman
This time, he lost.
Mayo, from Roseville in the Sacramento area, fell to No. 1 Xiaofei Wang of China 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the boys 12 quarterfinals in Coral Gables, Fla.
The 12-year-old Mayo, last year's consolation champion, had beaten No. 9 Ashton Cross of Canada and No. 7 Benjamin Kittay of Potomac, Md.
Mayo's brother, Keenan, reached the boys 16 doubles semifinals in the recent Orange Bowl in Plantation, Fla.
Past competitors in the Junior Orange Bowl include Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, Juan Martin Del Potro, Chris Evert, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters and Mary Joe Fernandez.