Top-seeded Andy Nguyen of Phoenix Mountain Pointe started on top of his game Saturday in defending his 5A-I boys tennis singles titles, winning both his matches with ease to advance to the quarterfinals played at Mesa’s Gene Autry Sports Complex.
Nguyen did not lose a game in beating a pair of opponents, 6-0, 6-0. He’ll face No. 8 seed Jacob Spizman of Mesa Dobson at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Paseo Racquet Center.
In 5A-I boys doubles, top seeds Eric Chalmers and Chris Salvatore of Phoenix Brophy and No. 2 seed Kyle Ogren and Alex Lawson of Tempe Corona del Sol breezed to the quarters. No. 3 and No. 4 seeds from Mesa Red Mountain Nate Paulson and Kasey Currell and Josh Brown and Kevin Kienitz, respectively, also advanced.
The top four seeds in 5A-I girls singles and doubles continued through the bracket to next Friday’s quarters. Advancing in doubles are No. 4 seed Nicole Duenas and Jaclyn Daywalt of Gilbert Mesquite and the surprise unseeded team of Amanda Moore and Julia Stosz from Gilbert Highland. Moore and Stosz next face No. 1 seed Courtney and Lauren Amos of Tucson Salpointe. Chandler High’s Naida Ortega and Olivia Li meet Duenas-Daywalt next in the quarters.
Mesquite’s Erica Medlin, the No. 4 seed, and No. 6 seed Annika Huish of Mesa Mountain View advanced in singles. Top seed Kelsey Lawson of Corona del Sol and No. 2 seed Maggie McGeorge of Salpointe made short work of their two opponents to advance.