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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Frye, Tracy Beat Top Seeds to Reach USTA Winter Nationals Quarterfinals; Qualifying Underway in Los Angeles for First USTA Pro Circuit Futures of 2018

The round of 16 at the USTA Winter Nationals featured the exit of two more No. 1 seeds, with boys 18s top seed Carson Haskins and boys 16s top seed Maxwell McKennon joining girls 14s top seed Daria Smetannikov on the sidelines.  Haskins lost to USC recruit Bradley Frye, seeded 12th, 6-3, 6-4, and McKennon was beaten by JJ Tracy, a 17 seed, 7-6(4), 6-2.

The other five No. 1 seeds have advanced to the quarterfinals, with the matchups for Sunday below.  The 16s and 18s quarterfinals begin at 10:00 a.m. and streaming is available here.  The 12s and 14s quarterfinals begin at 11:30 a.m. (MST) at various sites around Tucson.

The USTA also announced on its twitter feed that Tuesday's 18s finals will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel at 3:30 p.m.

USTA Winter National Quarterfinals:

Stephanie Yakoff[1] v Mika Ikemori[5]
Isabella Chhiv[15] v Areil Madatali[9]
Kianaa Graham[7] v Brooklyn Olson[3]
Thea Latak[17] v Quin Brady

Anushka Khune[10] v Emma Baker
Midori Castillo v Tomi Main[14]
Priya Nelson[7] v Nevena Carton[17]
Emma Charney[17] v Elisabeth Jones[2]

Gianna Pielet[1] v Rosie Garcia Gross[10]
Allura Zamarripa v Carmen Corley[11]
Valencia Xu[9] v Justine Dondonay
Eryn Cayetano[8] v Eleana Yu

Chelsea Kung[1] v Clarissa Hand[17]
Sophia Graver[3] v Ellie Coleman
Anika Yarlagadda[7] v Angelica Blake[16]
Dasha Kourkina[15] v Fiona Crawley[17]

Nicholas Mangiapane[1] v Rudy Quan[7]
Adam Sun[4] v Humza Noor[10]
Kaylan Bigun[9] v Quang Duong[3]
Meecah Bigun[17] v Andrew Salu[2]

Noelle Ampong[1] v Nicholas Heng[17]
Jiaxi Ma[13] v Eli Gordon[5]
Brian Chong[14] v Samir Banerjee[3]
Daniel Schmelka[6] v Hudson Rivera[17]

JJ Tracy[17] v Niraj Komatineni[17]
Aditya Gupta[11] v Keshav Chopra[8]
Harsh Parikh[6] v Zachary Smith
Logan Zapp[9] v Daniel Milavsky[17]

Bradley Frye[12] v Ryan Goetz[5]
Jared Pratt[4] v Noah Schachter
Christian Alshon[16] v Kevin Zhu[3]
Andres Martin v Siem Woldeab[17]

The opening round of qualifying for the first USTA Pro Circuit Futures of 2018 began today in Los Angeles. Many of the winners in today's first round are current or future collegians.  Below is the press release from the tournament:

USTA Pro Circuit Futures Men’s $25,000 Tournament Dec. 30-Jan. 7 at USC

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 30, 2017) – Former UCLA All-American Karue Sell is the top-seeded player in the qualifying singles draw for the fourth annual Southern California Pro Futures Tournament, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event that begins today on the campus of USC.

Sell, currently ranked No. 686 in the ATP World Tour rankings, is originally from Brazil and teaches tennis at First Break Academy out of the StubHub Center in Carson. Other top-seeded American players include up-and-coming 18-year-old Patrick Kypson (No. 2), UCLA senior Martin Redlicki (No. 3), University of Virginia senior Colin Altamirano (No. 5), USTA-trained 18-year-old Sam Riffice (No. 7) and USC junior Logan Smith (No. 8).

There are seven current USC players in the qualifying draw, and wild cards include local SoCal players Gage Brymer, formerly of UCLA, and current Bruin senior Austin Rapp.

The tournament is being hosted by USC and men’s tennis coach and five-time NCAA champion Peter Smith. “The qualifying draw is really solid and includes some top local young Southern California junior and college players,” Smith said. “It’s a pleasure to have this event here at USC and we are looking forward to a week of great tennis.”

The Southern California Pro Futures Tournament director Phil Siordia has announced community events, including:

Friday, Jan. 5: Trojan Person of the Year, Jan. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m., Fred Williams, with the doubles final beginning at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 6: NJTL Tennis Cup: Closed event for all NJTL chapters with WTT format. Contact: Evan Smith at ESmith@scta.usta.com.

Sunday, Jan. 7: USPTA PTR Coaches Clinic open to players, coaches and parents, 9 to 10:30 a.m. light breakfast. Speaker USC Men’s Coach Peter Smith.

For more information on these events, email Siordia at siordia@usc.edu.