Local tennis players compete
Special to The R-C
Four local junior tennis players played well during recent tournaments in Reno and in Palo Alto, Calif.
Angelina Spinnato, 12, was undefeated in four matches on Aug. 21 to win her girls 15-year-old singles division at the Caughlin Athletic Club in Reno.
In one long day of competition, Angelina swept her half of the round robin draw, including a 6-2, 5-7 (10-8), 6-2 win over Elena Albregts; a 6-2, 6-2 win and then a win by injury default. The final was decided by an eight-game pro set which Angelina won, 8-0.
Sierra Boettger, 10, also won three matches en route to claiming the girls 12-year-old A division during the same Biggest Little Tennis Association tournament at Caughlin Athletic Club. Sierra won her round robin matches 8-0, 8-2, 8-0 and then in the finals, held a 5-0 lead before her opponent retired.
Daniel Willis, 11, won two of four matches in the Boys 12-year-old division. Daniel started with two losses, 8-3 against the eventual runner-up and 8-0 to the champion, then came back to win his last two matches, 9-7 and 9-8, to finish third overall.
Madelyn Landerfelt, 17, competed in the girls 18-year-old singles at the USTA NorCal Gen Gap Tournament on Aug. 27-28 at Stanford and reached the finals before she lost to Skyelar Huang of Danville, Calif., 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 (a tie-breaker was used for the third set as a time-saving measure).
She defeated two other Bay Area players to reach the finals: Aysha Hayes, 6-1, 6-1, and then Isabella Lai, 6-4, 6-1.
In doubles, Madelyn teamed up with Samantha Birger from Johns Creek, Ga., and split two pro set matches. They won 8-6 and then lost in the semifinals to the No. 1 seeded team, 8-4.