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Semifinal Sunday Set at 114th SCTA Junior Sectionals

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., — It will be Semifinal Sunday at the 114th Annual SCTA Junior Sectionals as the final four players in each of the top four divisions (18s, 16s, 14s, and 12s) will be decided at the event taking place at the Los Caballeros Racquet Club.

In the boys’ 18s, Torrance’s Connor Hance, who plays high school tennis for Peninsula High and won the prestigious Ojai Tournament in April, proved once again he is one of the Section’s top players at he came back in impressive style to beat top-seeded Keegan Smith of San Diego, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. In the semifinals on Sunday at 2 p.m., Hance meets No. 4 seeded Timothy Sah. Unseeded Cody Lin and No. 3 Ryan Seggerman will contest the other semifinal, also at 2 p.m.

Maria and Connor

Boys’ 18s semifinalist Connor Hance recently shared an Instagram pic with South Bay neighbor Maria Sharpaova.

In the boys’ 16s, top-seeded Brandon Nakashima downed Evan Fortier, 6-1, 6-3 while No. 2 Eric Hahn and No. 3 Jacob Bullard also won quarterfinals. In the girls’ 16s, No. 5 Lauren Park downed top-seeded Skyler Grishuk, while No. 2 Mae Fmar Canete needed three sets to advance, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

In the boys’ 14s, the No. 1 (Alexander Petrov), No. 2 (Emilio Nava) and No. 4 (Griffin Daehnke) seeded players each moved on. In the girls’ 14s, the top three-seeded players No. 1 Amanda Chan, No. 2 Christine Inah Canete and No. 3 Winta Woldeab also made it to the final four.

All four No. 5 seeds (5-8) each won straight-set match in the boys’ 12s with Rohan Murali upsetting top-seeded Sebastian Gorzny, 6-1, 6-1 and Ryan Morgan ousting No. 2 Kyle Kang, 6-4, 6-3.

Opening up play on Sunday at 8 a.m. is the boys’ and girls’ 10s singles finals as Roman Meraz plays top-seeded Hovhannes Khuloyan in the boys final and No. 2 Seri Nayuki takes on No. 4 Samantha Wang in the girls final.

Sunday’s Semifinal Schedule

At matches at Los Caballeros

Boys’ 18s: 2 p.m., Cody Lin vs. (3) Ryan Seggerman; (4) Timothy Sah vs. (5) Connor Hance

Girls’ 18s: 2 p.m., (2) Emma Higuchi vs. (3) Nicole Mossmer; (4) Sydney Van Alphen vs. (5) Hannah Zhao

Boys’ 16s: 2 p.m., (2) Eric Hahn vs. (9) Jack Pulliam; (3) Jacob Bullard vs. (1) Brandon Nakashima

Girls’ 16s: 2 p.m., (2) Mae Fmar Canete vs. (5) Elizabeth Goldsmith; (5) Anessa Lee vs. (5) Lauren Park d. (1) Skyler Grishuk

Boys’ 14: Noon, (2) Emilio Nava vs. Griffin Daehnke; (5) Julian Noah Steinhausen vs. (1) Alexander Petrov

Girls’ 14s: Noon, (2) Christine Inah Canete vs. (3) Winta Woldeab; (5) Jennifer Kida vs. (1) Amanda Chan

Boys’ 12s: Noon, (5) Ryan Morgan vs. (5) Chase Thompson; (5) Sean Daryabeigi vs. Rohan Murali.

Girls’ 12s: At noon at Los Cab: (2) Tsehay Driscoll vs. (3) Ayala Stephens; (4) Phoebe Peus vs. (1) Anne Lutkemeyer

Boys’ 10s: 8 a.m., (9) Roman Meraz vs. (1) Hovhannes Khuloyan

Girls’ 10s: 8 a.m. (2) Seri Nayuki vs. (4) Samantha Wang

Daily Players of the Day (Sportsmanship) Award:

Day 1: Brando Go and Jessica Walker

Day 2: Hovhannes Khuloyan and Katrina Vayser

Day 3: Koki Takabatake and Cindy Ung

Day 4: Robert Baylon and Seri Nayuki

Saturday’s Complete Results

NOTE: Seedings (5) are placed 5-8 and seedings (9) are placed 9-16.

Boys’ 18s Quarterfinals

Cody Lin d. (9) Maximilian Wild, 6-3, 6-1

(3) Ryan Seggerman d. David Goulak, 6-4, 6-1

(4) Timothy Sah d. (9) Bryce Pereira, 6-4, 7-5

(5) Connor Hance d. (1) Keegan Smith, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Girls’ 18s Quarterfinals

(2) Emma Higuchi d. (5) Julia Haynes, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1

(3) Nicole Mossmer d. (9) Devon Jack, 6-0, 6-0

(4) Sydney Van Alphen d. (5) Christie Wan, 7-5, 6-3

(5) Hannah Zhao d. Ann Selim, Wo (inj)

Boys’ 16s Quarterfinals

(2) Eric Hahn d. Stefan Dostanic, 6-1, 6-0

(9) Jack Pulliam d. (9) Dustin Kua, 4-1 Ret (inj)

(3) Jacob Bullard d. (5) Austin Di Giulio, 7-5, 7-5

(1) Brandon Nakashima d. Evan Fortier, 6-1, 6-3

Girls’ 16s Quarterfinals

(2) Mae Fmar Canete d. (5) Jordan Harris, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

(5) Elizabeth Goldsmith d. (3) Amy Huang, 7-6, 6-2

(5) Anessa Lee d. (9) Avery Aude, 6-2, 6-3

(5) Lauren Park d. (1) Skyler Grishuk, 6-3, 6-4

Boys’ 14s Quarterfinals

(2) Emilio Nava d. (5) Renaud Lefevre, 6-3, 6-2

(4) Griffin Daehnke d. (9) Nadim Motaghedi, 7-5, 6-1

(5) Julian Noah Steinhausen d. Nathan Kwon, 6-3, 6-1

(1) Alexander Petrov d. (5) Soomin Lee, 6-2, 7-5

Girls’ 14s Quarterfinals

(2) Christine Inah Canete d. (5) Hina Inoue, 6-3, 6-4

(3) Winta Woldeab d. (9) Ashley Kua, 6-2, 0-1Ret (inj)

(5) Jennifer Kida d. (9) Midori Castillo, 6-2, 6-0

(1) Amanda Chan d. (5) Jenna DeFalco, 6-1, 6-0

Boys’ 12s Quarterfinals

(5) Ryan Morgan d. (2) Kyle Kang, 6-4, 6-3

(5) Chase Thompson d. (9) Ethan Schiffman, 6-3, 6-4

(5) Sean Daryabeigi d. (9) Marcus Sebastian, 6-1, 6-1

(5) Rohan Murali d. (1) Sebastian Gorzny, 6-1, 6-1

Girls’ 12s Quarterfinals

(2) Tsehay Driscoll d. (5) Iris Berman, 6-1, 6-1

(3) Ayala Stephens d. (5) Kaila Barksdale, 6-3, 7-5

(4) Phoebe Peus d. (5) Jenna Sabile, 6-3, 6-1

(1) Anne Lutkemeyer d. (9) Katherine Hui, 6-2, 6-3

Boys’ 10s Semifinals

(9) Roman Meraz d. (2) Jack McGary, 6-2, 6-2

(1) Hovhannes Khuloyan d. (5) Griffin Marcus, 6-4, 6-3

Girls’ 10s Semifinals

(2) Seri Nayuki d. (3) Jessica MacCallum, 7-5, 6-2

(4) Samantha Wang d. (5) Katarina Vayser, 5-7, 6-0, 1-0(6)

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