Baker, Stewart Reach Semifinals In 18s; Helgesen, Kao Move On In 16s
In the other 18s singles quarterfinal match played Thursday, Douglas Stewart (8) of Malibu CA, used his heavy topspin ground strokes to end the run of last year?s 16s Doubles Champion Brett Joelson of Beaverton OR, seeded 23rd.
In 16s singles, Philip Kao of Cupertino CA (25) faced his first seed in his quarterfinal match, as he was in the section that lost both the number one and number eight seeds. He made the most of his favorable draw by dominating Todd Paul of Stamford CT (21), 6-3, 6-2. In the other quarterfinal played on Thursday, Travis Helgeson (18) of Overland Park KS, proved his victory over third seed Robert Cameron on Tuesday was no fluke, as he easily dispatched Mykyta Kryvonos (16) of Flushing NY also by a 6-3, 6-2 score.
The quarterfinal matches in the bottom half of both singles draws take place Friday. Doubles semifinal matches will follow Friday afternoon.
Source: Colette Lewis (Tournament Office)