Monday, January 2, 2017

Ovrootsky reaches two finals in Winter Nationals

   Vivian Ovrootsky of San Jose on Sunday reached the girls 12 singles and doubles finals in the USTA National Winter Championships in Tucson, Ariz.
   Ovrootsky, seeded No. 1, dominated No. 10 Nikita Vishwase of Phoenix 6-2, 6-0 to set up a match against No. 2 Matilyn Wang of Scottsdale, Ariz., for the title.
    No. 4 seeds Ovrootsky and Anushka Khune of Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area defeated No. 2 Vishwase and Wang 7-5, 7-5 and will play No. 8 Katherine Hui of San Diego and Emmie Moore of Salt Lake City.
   Also in Tucson, No. 2 seed Aryan Chaudhary of Santa Clara lost to No. 3 Matthew Robinson of Wynnewood, Pa., 6-1, 7-5 in the boys 14 semifinals.
   No. 2 seeds Allura Zamarripa and Maribella Zamarripa of St. Helena in the Napa area fell to No. 3 Kailey Evans of Ennis, Texas, and Katherine Petty of Dallas 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in the girls 14 semis.
   Rain wiped out play in the 18s and 16s in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix. Scheduled to play in the singles semis today at 9 a.m. MST are No. 16 seed Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael in the Sacramento region in the boys 18s, unseeded Marcus McDaniel of Vacaville (between Sacramento and San Francisco) in the boys 16s and No. 7 Sara Choy of Palo Alto in the girls 18s. The finals are scheduled for noon.
   McDaniel will take on No. 1 seed Brandon Nakashima of San Diego. Choy won the 16s last year.
   In today's girls 18 doubles final, No. 3 seeds Carolyn Campana of Hillsborough in the Bay Area and Ivana Corley of Albuquerque, N.M., are set to meet No. 5 Jessica Aragon of Plano, Texas, and Emilee Duong of Placentia in the Los Angeles area at 9 a.m.
   There is a zero percent chance of rain today in Scottsdale and Tucson. according to

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