Amercian Phillip Simmonds defeated top-seeded Adrien Bossel of Switzerland 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-1 Sunday in the second round of qualifying for the $100,000 RelyAid Natomas Challenger at the Natomas Racquet Club.
Also falling were fifth-seeded Ante Pavic of Croatia and eighth-seeded Nicolas Meister of the United States.
The final round of qualifying is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, followed by first-round main draw matches.
Sac State soccer teams triumph
The Sacramento State men's and women's soccer teams won conference games, the school reported.
Chris Sandoval scored in the second overtime to lift the men (5-4-1, 2-0-0 Big West Conference) to a 1-0 victory at Cal State Northridge (7-4-0, 1-1-0). Bryan Oliver had four saves for the Hornets.
Victoria Ramirez and Raylene Larot scored in the final 10 minutes to give host Sac State (5-4-3, 2-1-1 Big Sky Conference) a 2-0 win over Montana (5-6-2, 1-2-1). Shelby Tomasello registered five saves for Sac State.
No. 12 UC Davis (11-7, 10-2 Western Water Polo Association) lost to No. 19 Saint Francis of New York 12-7, then defeated 17th-ranked Santa Clara 9-5 to place 15th at the SoCal Invitational men's water polo tournament in Santa Barbara, according to UCD.
Sophia Lisaius scored in the 20th minute, and freshman Jamie Garcia added a goal eight minutes later as host UCD (6-6, 2-0) jumped to a 2-0 halftime lead en route to a 3-1 upset of Cal (3-6, 0-2) in a NorPac Conference women's field hockey game, according to UCD.
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