| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Day Two of the USTA International Spring Championships in at the USTA Training Center West Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., Merrick, N.Y.'s Noah Rubin advanced in the prestigious tournament with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Logan Smith of Carlsbad, Calif. Rubin was fresh off his 6-3, 6-1 win over Japan's Kentaro Mizushima. Another local playing in the event, Aidan Talcott of East Norwich, N.Y., was defeated by William Chiu of San Diego, Calif., 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2.

Following up a strong semifinal performance at last year's USTA International Spring Championships, Long Beach, Calif.’s Kiah Generette pulled off a big upset on Tuesday in the Girls 16s Division during the second day of action. Feeling right at home on the Home Depot Center courts, she has played on so many times, Generette proved a very unwelcome host to Houston’s Maria Smith, the number five-seeded player, winning her second-round match, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Smith won the USTA Winter Nationals 14s just four months ago.

The unseeded Generette will next face number 12-seeded Dasha Ivanova, a 6-1, 6-3 victor against unseeded Mary Closs, in the third round of the 64-player draw ITF Grade 1 event.

Last year, Generette won four matches, including wins over three seeded players, before falling to eventual champion Alyssa Smith in the semifinals. On the way to the final four, she beat this year’s 16s top-seeded player Katrine Steffensen giving up just four games. On Tuesday, Steffensen made her way into the Round of 16 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Alexis Rae Valenzuela, 6-1, 6-2.

There was another big upset in the Girls 16s as number three Julia O'Loughlin was beaten by Maia Magill, 6-1, 6-4.

In the Boys 16s, top-seeded Luca Corinteli and number two seed Spencer Papa both moved on easily, but the number three-seeded George Goldhoff was eliminated by Deiton Baughman, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (0).

The top-seeded player in the Boys 18s Division advanced easily, as Bjorn Fratangelo downed Ernesto Escobedo, 6-2, 6-4.

“It was good to get out here and get my first win,” said the Pittsburgh native Fratangelo, the number 17 ITF world-ranked junior. “The courts were a little fast so you’re always just eager to get out there and get that first win.”

In other 18s Boys Division matches of note, number eight-seeded Connor Farren survived a scare against Southern Californian Brendan McClain, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (4), while another SoCal play, No. 3-seeded Alexios Halebian, advanced against Andrew Scholnick, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

In the Girls 18s Division, two former Carson champions and fellow Southern Californians were eliminated as Laguna Niguel’s Alyssa Smith fell to the number five-seeded Ellen Allgurin of Sweden and Ranch Santa Fe’s Gabriella De Simone was forced to retire up 5-2 in the first due to injury against Mexico’s Alejandra Cisneros Gomez.

Boys 18s First Round
Richard Del Nunzio def. Brendan Aguilar 6-2, 6-2
Edward Nguyen, Canada, def. Alexander Petrone (16) 6-3, 6-3
Mitchell Krueger (6) def. Denis Nguyen 6-3, 6-1
Thomas Pura def. Stefan Menichella 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Bjorn Fratangelo (1) def. Ernesto Escobedo 6-2, 6-4
Henry Craig def. Ricardo Medinilla, Mexico, 6-2, 7-5
Connor Farren (8) def. Brendan McClain 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(4)
Austin Smith def. Anthony Tsodikov 6-3, 6-1
Alexios Halebian (3) def. Andrew Scholnick 7-6(5), 6-4

Boys 16s Second Round
Nikko Madregallejo (6) def. Taylor Cramer 6-3, 6-1
Justin Butsch (8) def. Kenny Gea 6-3, 7-5
Luca Corinteli (1) def. Tyler Lu 6-3, 6-2
Deiton Baughman def. George Goldhoff (3) 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(0)
Spencer Papa (2) def. William Griffith 6-2, 6-2
Ciro Riccardi def. Nicholas Reyes (9) 6-2, 6-2
Stephen Watson (10) def. Adrian Ortiz, Mexico, 7-5, 6-2
Joseph Di Giulio (4) def. Oliver Landert 6-3, 6-4
Noah Rubin (14) def. Logan Smith 6-0, 6-4
Stefan Kozlov def. Gregory Garcia (11) 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Kerznerman (7) def. Jake De Vries 6-2, 6-1
Martin Redlicki (13) def. Yancy Dennis 6-0, 6-3
Javier Restrepo def. Masayoshi Ono, Japan, 6-2, 6-1
JC Aragone (12) def. Jake Klein 6-4, 6-2
Stefan Doehler def. Eduardo Nava 6-2, 6-0
William Chiu def. Aidan Talcott (15) 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2

Girls 18s First Round
Kriszina Kapitany (14), Hungary, def. Katya Vasilyev 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Naomi Totka, Hungary, def. Jessica Wacnik 6-0, 2-6, 6-2
Taylor Townsend def. Peggy Porter 6-1, 6-0
Ellen Allgurin (5), Sweden, def. Alyssa Smith 6-4, 6-4
Janet Liu def. Lauren Chypyha, Canada, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Rio Kitagawa (8), Japan, def. Alexandra Morozova 6-2, 6-4
Mayo Hibi, Japan, def. Sarah Lee 6-0, 6-3
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez, Mexico, def. Gabriella De Simone (15) 5-2 Ret (inj)
Stephanie Nauta (9) def. Nicole Long 6-4, 6-2
Camila Fuentes def. Melissa Kopinski 6-1, 6-1
Kelsey Laurente def. Tamitha Nguyen, Philippines, 6-0, 6-2
Brooke Austin def. Giuliana Olmos, Mexico, 6-2, 6-2
Chalena Scholl def. Lorraine Guillermo 7-5, 6-0
Joanna Smith def. Rongrong Leenabanchong, Thailand, 6-2, 6-0

Girls 16s Second Round
Yuki Chiang def. Caroline Doyle (14) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
Maia Magill def. Julia O'Loughlin (3) 6-1, 6-4
Kimberly Yee (9) def. Elizabeth Profit 6-3, 6-0
Cindy Nguyen def. Natalie Greer Da Silveira, Brazil, 7-5, 6-2
Alyza Benotto (15) def. Madison Clarke 6-4, 6-0
Sivan Krems (10) def. Kareena Manji 6-0, 6-0
Marie Norris (8) def. Hadley Berg 6-4, 6-3
Lauren Marker (13) def. Gabriella Umoquit 6-2, 6-2
Dasha Ivanova (12) def. Mary Closs 6-1, 6-3
Megan McCray def. Caroline Turner 6-2, 6-2
Jwany Sherif def. Francis Dean 7-5, 6-1
Nicolette Tran (4) def. Stephanie Hazell 6-3, 6-0
Shannon Hudson (11) def. Jada Hart 6-0, 6-1
Katrine Steffensen (1) def. Alexis Rae Valenzuela 6-1, 6-2
Kiah Generette def. Maria Smith (5) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Yuki Asami def. Kellyn Abbanat 6-0, 6-1

Doubles Results
Boys 18s First Round

Anthony Delcore / Austin Smith def. Lucas Gomez / Ricardo Medinilla 6-4, 6-2
Marcos Giron / Denis Nguyen def. Boris Arias / Jorge Brian Panta Herreros (8) 6-3, 6-3
Everth Dzib Peraza / Alex Fennell def. Andrew Adams / John Richmond 4-6, 7-6(5), 1-0(6)
Emmett Egger / Mac Styslinger (4) def. Patrik Fabian / Justin To 6-7(4), 7-5, 1-0(6)
Mate Cutura / Mikhail Vaks def. Tyler Gardiner / Thai Kwiatkowski 6-4, 6-0
William Kwok / Michael Rinaldi (7) def. Henry Craig / Stefan Menichella 6-3, 6-4
Connor Farren / Dennis Novikov (3) def. Edgar Lopez / Michael Redlicki 3-6, 6-2, 1-0(2)
Edward Nguyen / Luis Patino (6) def. Brendan Aguilar / Kristofer Yee 4-6, 6-0, 1-0(13)
Bjorn Fratangelo / Alexios Halebian (1) def. Nicholas Naumann / Mitchell Polnet 6-2, 6-1
Mitchell Krueger / Shane Vinsant (2) def. Morgan Mays / Juan Pablo Murra 6-3, 6-3
Marco Nunez / Alexander Petrone (5) def. Richard Del Nunzio / Trey Strobel 7-6(6), 6-4
Robert Livi / Andrew Ochotta def. Justin Agbayani / Ace Matias 7-5, 6-7(2), 1-0(7)
Kai-Wen Lai / Yoshihito Nishioka def. James Boyd / Brendon Josephson Wd (emerg)
Jeremy Efferding / Hunter Harrington def. Jack Busby / James Ireland 6-7(4), 6-4, 1-0(2)
David Doehring / Andrew Scholnick def. Karim Arem / Luis Garcia 7-6(4), 6-1

Boys 16s First Round
Ciro Riccardi / Alexander Solonin def. Taylor Cramer / Luke Mountain 6-4, 6-0
Eduardo Nava / Henrik Wiersholm def. Masayoshi Ono / Logan Smith 1-6, 6-3, 10-5
JC Aragone / Drew Dawson (8) def. Oliver Landert / Nicholas Reyes Wd (inj)
Nicholas Crystal / Javier Restrepo def. Strong Kirchheimer / Kevin Le 5-7, 6-0, 10-6
Steven Chen / Jay Leelavanich def. Darius MacKenzie / Jeremy Mintz 7-6(1), 6-3
German Aragon / Adrian Ortiz def. Aidan Talcott / Stephen Watson (6) 6-0, 1-6, 12-10
Robbie Bellamy / Gregory Garcia (7) def. Deiton Baughman / Mac Roy 7-5, 6-3
Kei Ezaka / Sterling Galli def. Angel Aguilar / Joshua Kim 6-4, 6-2
Dylan Brown / Alex Giannini def. Jake De Vries / Kenny Gea 6-2, 7-6(3)
Stefan Doehler / Tyler Lu def. William Chiu / Ryan Rosen 7-5, 7-5
Martin Redlicki / Spencer Rhoads def. Jake Klein / Christopher Lees 6-2, 6-3

Girls 18s First Round
Giuliana Olmos / Marcela Zacarias def. Lauren Herring / Madison Keys (1) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0(8)
Brooke Austin / Skylar Morton (8) def. Lauren Chypyha / Naomi Totka 6-0, 6-2
Ashley Dai / Riko Shimizu def. Alexandra Morozova / Kendal Woodard 3-6, 7-5, 1-0(8)
Makenzie Craft / Christina Makarova def. Jacqueline Crawford / Sarah Lee 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(5)
Julia Elbaba / Blair Shankle (4) def. Mia King / Alyssa Smith 6-4, 6-7(4), 1-0(4)
Samantha Crawford / Alexandra Kiick def. HaYoung Ji / Ki Ryang Kim 6-2, 4-6, 1-0(5)
Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend def. Janet Liu / Dorothy Tang 6-4, 6-4
Camila Fuentes / Georgina Sellyn def. Melissa Kopinski / Jessica Wacnik 7-5, 6-4
Nicole Long / Peggy Porter def. June Lee / Wendy Zhang 6-4, 6-3
Ellen Allgurin / Rio Kitagawa (3) def. Lorraine Guillermo / Joanna Smith 6-2, 6-3
Kyle McPhillips / Chanelle Van Nguyen (7) def. Zoe Katz / Lauren Stratman 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(5)
Alejandra Cisneros Gomez / Kriszina Kapitany (6) def. Kenna Kilgo / Katya Vasilyev 7-5, 7-6(1)
Natalia Maynetto / Alanna Wolff def. Rongrong Leenabanchong / Naomi Tran 6-4, 7-5
Jennifer Brady / Chalena Scholl def. Fausthyara Pietersz / Johnnise Renaud 6-0, 6-4
Victoria Duval / Stephanie Nauta (2) def. Sophia Bott / Sarah Gealer 6-1, 6-2
Nadia Echeverria Alam / Kelsey Laurente (5) def. Analorena Belmar / Skylar Kuykendall 6-1, 6-3

Girls 16s First Round
Fiorella Coria / Francis Dean def. Emily Cox / Basia Kopecka 6-4, 6-2
Kaiulani Boyer / Kimberly Yee def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer / Alison Ho 7-5, 6-3
Dominique Dulski / Monica Robinson def. Andie Daniell / Kaitlyn McCarthy 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(2)
Kenadi Hance / Elizabeth Profit def. Ashley Chao / Stephanie Hazell 6-1, 6-0
Kareena Manji / Jwany Sherif def. Kiah Generette / Alexis Rae Valenzuela 7-6(5), 6-2
Yuki Chiang / Alexis Pereira def. Madison Clarke / Caroline Turner 6-2, 6-1