Boisclair Advances in USTA Girls Event
Top-seeded Erin Boisclair of Agoura Hills advanced to the quarterfinals of the United States Tennis Assn. Girls’ 16 National Championships in San Diego with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 victory Wednesday over Katherine Nasser of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Boisclair will face Tammy Encina of Miami Beach today at 10:30 a.m.
In other USTA national tournaments, top-seeded Meilen Tu of Northridge defeated Adrien Alder of Ogden, Utah, 6-0, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals of the girls’ 18 tournament in San Jose. No. 4 Ania Bleszynski of Thousand Oaks also advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Stephanie Nickitas of Tampa, Fla.
No. 3 Bob Bryan of Camarillo reached the quarterfinals of the boys’ 16 tournament in Kalamazoo, Mich. with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Porter Jones of Mequon, Wis. A fourth-round match between No. 4 Mike Bryan and Michael Blue of Atlanta was rained out. The Bryans, seeded No. 1 in doubles, were upset in the quarterfinals by fifth-seeded Jones and Keith Brill of Columbia, S.C., 6-2, 6-3.
Eighth-seeded John Bennett of West Hills and Bay Vo of Encino reached the semifinals of the men’s 60 tournament in Santa Barbara. Bennett defeated Gene Powell of Rancho Cordova, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, while Vo beat No. 3 John Sahratian of La Jolla, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.
Emilee Klein of Studio City survived two rounds of match play to advance to the round of 16 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur at The Homestead’s Cascades Course in Hot Springs, Va.
Three others from the area were knocked off in the first round. Andrea Gaston of Chatsworth was beaten, 2 and 1, by Angela Buzminski of Canada; Jenny Gray of Martinsville, Ind., defeated Linda Chen Olson of Granada Hills, 1 up; and Angela Stafford of Grand Rapids, Mich., defeated Heidi Voorhees of Valley Village, 1 up.
Darren Angel of Northridge, who teamed with three other top junior amateurs, halved his match as play continued in the American Junior Golf Assn. Cannon Cup at the TPC River Highlands Course in Cromwell, Conn. Angel is playing for the West team in the invitational three-day event.
Greg Goodfried, 15, of Encino, shot two-over-par 74 to capture the boys’ 14-15 division of the Knollwood Junior Championship at Knollwood Golf Course in Granada Hills. Goodfried, a sophomore from Birmingham High, qualified for the Southern California PGA Junior Tournament of Champions.
Nate Whitson of Ventura fired rounds of 73 and 77 to win the Ventura Junior Golf Assn.'s Las Posas Country Club Junior Championship in Camarillo.
Whitson edged Doug Ragan and Tim Wren, both of Oxnard, by two shots to win the overall title. Jill Kaopua of Oxnard won the girls’ title with a 78. The next VJGA event will be held Monday at Los Robles Golf and Country Club in Thousand Oaks at 11 a.m.
Catcher Joe Hamer of Newbury Park went 17 for 32 playing for the California Thunder in the Amateur Athletic Union 13-year-old national championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Thunder was 6-3 in the tournament.
The Burbank Buccaneers, a team of 10-year-olds, won the Continental Amateur Baseball Assn. World Series in Aurelia, Iowa. Burbank (10-2) defeated a team from Illinois, 14-1, in the final. Dale Legaspi, who played shortstop and pitched, was named tournament MVP.
The Westlake Senators finished as runners-up in the Amateur Athletic Union 11-year-old national tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. The Senators were led by Michael Nickeas of Westlake Village, who hit six home runs.
Matt Huter will play at The Master’s College next season. Huter is transferring from Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon, where he batted .393 and was a second-team all region player.
Track and Field
Megan McGowan of the Valley Striders youth track club won three gold medals in the AAU Junior Olympics at Palm Bay, Fla.
McGowan, 12, ran 4 minutes 57 seconds in the 1,500 meters and 10:44.3 in the 3,000. She also teamed with Jaclyn Pedersen of Simi Valley, Whitney Philips of Valencia and Cassandra Goodson of Tarzana to win the 3,200-meter relay in a meet record of 10:18.0.