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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cal Men Defeat US Junior Team 8-4 as Both Prepare for Audi Napa Valley Tennis Classic; Douglas and Bolton Reach Quarterfinals in Redding $25K

The instances of a USTA-sponsored junior team playing against a Division I college team have diminished over the years, but the annual meeting between the Cal men and junior boys prior to the Napa Valley Tennis Classic continued yesterday, with Cal earning an 8-4 win, with the difference in the Bears sweep of all four doubles matches. Cash Hanzlik continues his outstanding play over the past few months with a win over Kikuchi, the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year last season.

1. Jack Molloy and Yuta Kikuchi[CAL] d. Cash Hanzlik and Logan Zapp 7-5
2. Paul Barretto and Jacob Brumm[CAL] d. Aryan Chaudhary and Stefan Leustian 7-5
3. Bjorn Hoffmann and Can Kaya[CAL] d. Samir Banerjee and Luke Casper 6-4
4. Dominic Baretto and Thomas Wright[CAL] d. Hugo Hashimoto and Jack Anthrop 7-5

1. Hanzlik[USTA] d. Kikuchi 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3
2. Paul Barretto[CAL] d. Leustian 6-1, 6-2
3. Kent Hunter[CAL] d. Zapp 7-6(3), 6-3
4. Casper[USTA] d. Hoffman 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
5. Anthrop[USTA] d. Brumm 7-6(4), 6-4
6. Chaudhary[USTA] d. Dominic Barretto 7-6, 6-4
7. Mert Zincirli[CAL] d. Banerjee 6-4, 6-4
8. Kaya[CAL] d. Hashimoto 6-4, 6-4

For more on this weekend's Audi Napa Valley Classic, see this preview from Cal.

Wild card Brandon Nakashima lost his round of 16 match to No. 2 seed Tommy Paul today at the ATP Challenger 80 in Cary North Carolina 7-6(0), 6-4. Paul will play No. 11 seed Michael Mmoh in the quarterfinals and Ulises Blanch will face JC Aragone in the all-US bottom half. The winner of tonight's match between No. 10 seed Noah Rubin and No. 8 seed Chris Eubanks will be the only American in the top half.

One second round match is still going at the women's $25,000 tournament in Redding California, but TCU sophomore Ellie Douglas, a lucky loser, and UCLA sophomore Elysia Bolton, a qualifier, have both advanced to the quarterfinals. Douglas moved on when Alexa Glatch retired at 6-5 in the first set. Bolton defeated No. 4 seed Hanna Chang 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-0. UCLA senior Jada Hart, a wild card, will play former UCLA star Pam Montez after Hart beat No. 5 seed Bianca Turati(Texas) of Italy 6-2, 6-1 and Montez defeated Ashley Kratzer 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in a three-hour marathon.

At the $15,000 tournament in Champaign Illinois, Kalamazoo champion Zachary Svajda, a wild card, defeated No. 6 seed Austin Rapp(UCLA) 6-2, 6-2 and will play Stanford junior Axel Geller of Argentina, the No. 4 seed, in the quarterfinals.  NCAA semifinalist Aleks Kovacevic of Illinois won his second consecutive match in a third set tiebreaker, beating Emilio Nava 4-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(1). He will face Kentucky freshman Liam Draxl of Canada, who beat No. 2 seed Andrew Watson of Great Britain 6-2, 7-5.

Eighteen-year-old qualifier Elizabeth Scotty and 17-year-olds Charlotte Chavatipon and qualifier Vanessa Ong have advanced to the quarterfinals of the $15,000 tournament in Lawrence Kansas.  Scotty defeated No. 5 seed Anna Turati(Texas) of Italy 6-2, 6-0, Chavatipon beat qualifier Jessica Failla(Pepperdine) 6-2, 7-6(6) and Ong took out No. 3 seed Michaela Bayerlova(Washington State) of the Czech Republic 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(5) in a match that took three hours and 26 minutes to complete.