Bryans Reach USTA Semifinals


Mike Bryan of Camarillo advanced to the singles semifinals and he and twin Bob Bryan reached the semifinals in doubles at the U.S. Tennis Assn. Boys’ 16 National Clay Court Championships in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday.

The second-seeded Bryans defeated Marko Cerenko of Atlanta and Eric Jackson of Stone Mountain, Ga., 6-1, 6-0, in a 30-minute quarterfinal match after beating Matt Horsley and Jeff Laski of Lisle, Ill., 6-2, 6-3, in the round of 16 earlier in the day. Dylan Mann of Canoga Park and A.J. De Leon of Cerritos lost to Kim and Nick Crowell of Amarillo, Tex., 6-4, 6-2, in the quarterfinals.

In singles, fourth-seeded Mike Bryan defeated Joseph Gilbert of Fullerton, 6-3, 6-4. No. 7 Rodolfo Rake of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., upset No. 3 Bob Bryan, 6-2, 6-4. Mike Bryan will face No. 2 Kevin Kim of Fullerton today.



Former Pierce College player Al Martinez plays Bobby Rodriguez of Sherman Oaks in the semifinals today of Los Angeles Open pre-qualifying at the Racquet Centre in Studio City.

Second-seeded Martinez of Hidden Hills defeated Luke Fitzsimons of Laguna Beach, 6-2, 6-4, in the quarterfinals, and Rodriguez beat Steve Oliver of Woodland Hills, 6-3, 6-1. The winner of the tournament will advance to the L.A. Open qualifying tournament in two weeks.

In doubles, Rafael Huerta of Sherman Oaks and Jason DeVera of Villa Park defeated Ray Starck and Eric Tebbs of Escondido, 6-1, 6-3, and will face Max Lile of Northridge and Casey Wood of Sepulveda in today’s semifinals. Lile and Wood advanced by default.


Former Notre Dame High standout Emilee Klein recorded a second-round 73 at the par-71 Indianwood Golf & Country Club in the $850,000 U.S. Women’s Open in Lake Orion, Mich.

Klein, playing as an amateur and reigning NCAA Division I Women’s Individual champion, is tied with 10 other players at two-over-par 144 through two rounds. She trails leader Helen Alfredsson by eight strokes. Andrea Gaston of Chatsworth, who shot 80 in the first round Thursday, failed to complete the second round because of bad weather.


Outfielder Bryan Fernandez has accepted a scholarship from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Westlake-Royal American Legion Coach Mike McClure said.


Fernandez, who played at Royal High, hit .274 with nine doubles, 18 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases last spring for the Highlanders. He is batting .405 this summer in Legion play.


Aaron Muth, third-leading scorer last season for the Cal Lutheran soccer team, has signed a professional contract with the Arizona Sandsharks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League and has played in 11 matches this season.

Muth, who scored 15 goals last season for Cal Lutheran, has two goals and three assists for Arizona.