Saturday, March 25, 2017

Last NorCal juniors exit USTA Spring tourney

Jenson (J.T.) Brooksby, a 16-year-old wild card, lost in the
boys 18 quarterfinals of the USTA International Spring
Championships. 2017 photo by Paul Bauman
   Northern Californians went 0 for 3 on Friday and were eliminated from the USTA International Spring Championships in Carson, Calif.
   Jenson (J.T.) Brooksby, a 16-year-old wild card from the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael, lost to unseeded Axel Nefve of Boca Raton, Fla., 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the boys 18 quarterfinals.
   No. 8 seed Stefan Leustian of Mather in the Sacramento area fell to No. 6 Andrew Dale of Leesburg, Va., 6-1, 6-2 in the boys 16 semifinals.
   And No. 5 Leustian and Zachery Lim of Fairfield, between San Francisco and Sacramento, lost to unseeded Hunter Heck of New Brighton, Minn., and Alexander Petrov of Irvine, Calif., by walkover in the boys 16 doubles semis.
   Brooksby, ranked second nationally in the 16s, reached the 16-and-under final in the USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., and the USTA National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Fla., last summer. He won the 12-and-under title in the 2013 USTA National Championships in Little Rock, Ark.

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