April 19, 2001
Cousins Prakash Amritraj of Encino and Stephen Amritraj of Calabasas defeated Rajeev Ram of Carmel, Ind., and Jonathan Stokke of Hilton Head, S.C., 6-2, 6-2, on Wednesday to advance to the boys' 18 doubles championship match in the Easter Bowl Classic in Palm Springs. The Amritrajes face Drew Hoskins of Los Alamitos and Roger Gubser of Laredo, Texas, in the final at 4:30 p.m. today. "Prakash played brilliantly, and I played nearly as well as I think I can play," Stephen Amritraj said.
August 11, 2002
No. 8-seeded Malibu High graduate Doug Stewart advanced to the championship match of the U.S. Tennis Assn. Super National Hard Court Championships with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 victory over top-seeded Brian Baker of Nashville, the No. 1-ranked junior player in the nation, Saturday at Kalamazoo, Mich. "I hadn't really played my best tennis all week," Stewart said. "It just took me some time to get used to things and get going, I guess. But I felt really good on the court and I played really well today."
April 29, 2000 |
Erica Sauer, a 14-year-old from Somis, teamed with Reza Zalameda of Los Angeles to advance to the girls' 16 doubles final last year. Sauer was forced to withdraw this year because of a case of eczema on her feet. "I have to stay out of shoes," she said. "I can't keep my shoes on." The problem surfaced while Sauer was on a U.S. Tennis Assn. tour of England and France in February. "I was sweating and it made my feet sweat," Sauer said.
March 9, 1999
Prakash Amritraj of Harvard-Westlake High won all three of his singles matches and teammates Andrew Jacobi and Chris Shepard did the same in doubles to help the Wolverines to an 11-7 victory over Pasadena Poly in a nonleague boys' tennis match Monday at Studio City Golf and Tennis. Amritraj won his matches by scores of 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 and 6-3 for Harvard-Westlake (3-0). Jacobi and Shepherd won by scores of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-0 for the defending Southern Section Division III champion.
August 9, 2001 |
Ninth-seeded Prakash Amritraj of Encino upset No. 1-seeded Rajeev Ram of Carmel, Ind., 7-6, 6-2, in the round of 16 Wednesday at the U.S. Tennis Assn. Boys' 18 Super National Hard Court Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. Amritraj, ranked eighth in the nation in boys' 18s, was a semifinalist in the boys' 16 national hard court tournament last year. * Tenth-seeded Lester Cook of Sherman Oaks scored a 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 victory over No. 6 Jesse Witten of Naples, Fla., and No.
August 11, 2001 |
Jamil Al-Agba of Camarillo, seeded No. 13, defeated 10th-seeded Pramod Dabir of Saratoga, 7-6 (4), 7-5, on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the U.S. Tennis Assn. Boys' 16 Super National Hard Court Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. Seventh-seeded Justin Montgomery of Oxnard lost, 6-1, 6-3, to fourth-seeded Brendan Evans of Key Biscayne, Fla. Also at Kalamazoo, ninth-seeded Prakash Amritraj of Encino lost, 6-2, 6-1, to fifth-seeded Todd Widom of Coral Springs, Fla.