Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NorCal's Greenwald advances in National 40 Hard Courts

No. 5 seed Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo breezed
into the second round of the USTA National 40 Hard
Courts. Photo courtesy of JFS Communications
    Fifth-seeded Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo routed Wade Murphy of Rancho Palos Verdes 6-1, 6-1 on Monday in the first round of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla.
   Greenwald, 49, won the 2009 title and has reached the semifinals the past two years.
   Also advancing in straight sets were ninth seeds Nicolas Chasseray and David Smith of San Francisco and Leon Bax of Mountain View.
   Top-seeded Tony Bujan, the two-time defending champion from Tustin, and third-seeded Oren Motevassel, the 2011 and 2012 champion from San Jose, received first-round byes.
   So did the women's No. 1 seed, Amy Frazier of Rochester, Mich. Frazier, 43, won eight singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour during her 16-year professional career.
   A two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, Frazier climbed to a career-high No. 13 in the world in 1995. She has beaten former world No. 1s Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis.
In La Jolla, Calif.
(Northern California results only)
Men's singles
First round
   Brian Matek, Placentia, def. Yoram Tal, San Francisco, 6-0, 6-0.
   Jeff Greenwald (5), San Anselmo, def. Wade Murphy, Rancho Palos Verdes, 6-1, 6-1.
   Leon Bax (9), Mountain View, def. Fernando Zuliani, Newport Coast, 6-0, 6-0.
   Joshua Prager, Yuba City, def. Remus Siclovan, Winnetka, Calif., 6-2, 6-1.
   Mike Brown, La Jolla, def. Eric White, Elk Grove, 6-2, 6-1.
   Chad Kawahara, San Diego, def. Dave Kuhn, Elk Grove, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
   Michael Chang (5), Anaheim, def. Jon Idemoto, San Francisco, 6-2, 6-1.
   Nicolas Chasseray (9), San Francisco, def. James Moulton, Wilmette, Ill., 6-1, 6-4.
   Shibu Lal, Novato, def. Rodrigo Araque, Yorba Linda, 6-2, 6-4.
   David Smith (9), San Francisco, def. Joshua Schwartz, San Diego, 6-0, 6-0.
 Men's doubles
First round
   Jay Damasco, Temecula, and Dave Fukami, La Jolla, def. Mitch Frazier, Roseville, and Wade Murphy, Rancho Palos Verdes, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.
   Scott Crandall, West Hills, and Julio Rivera, Santa Monica, def. Brian Denny, Chico, and Olivier Tonnerre, Mill Valley, 6-3, 6-2.
   Jesse Ponwith, Scottsdale, Ariz., and David Smith, San Francisco, def. Karl Gifford, Alpharetta, Ga., and Oren Motevassel, San Jose, 6-1, 6-1.
   Dave Kuhn, Elk Grove, and Joshua Prager, Yuba City, def. Thomas Cooper and Yoshihiro Miyawaki, Rancho Palos Verdes, 6-2, 6-2.
Women's doubles
First round
   Una Davis, La Jolla, and Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Palos Verdes, def. Zeynep Aynaci, San Francisco, and Cynthia Polansky, Mill Valley, 6-4, 6-1.

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