Second-seeded James Blake defeated unseeded fellow American Bobby Reynolds 6-2, 7-6 (3) Saturday to reach the final of the $100,000 RelyAid Natomas Challenger at the Natomas Racquet Club for the second straight year.
The 32-year-old Blake, who reached a career-high No. 4 in the world in 2006, will meet unseeded Mischa Zverev today after the 1 p.m. doubles final.
Zverev, a 25-year-old Moscow native who has lived in Germany since he was 4, beat 20-year-old qualifier Daniel Kosakowski of Downey 6-2, 6-2.
Blake lost to 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovic in the 2011 final. Karlovic played in Tokyo on the ATP World Tour last week.
Hornets beat Weber St. in women's volleyball
Middle blocker Olivia Moss had a career-best 13 blocks, and rightside hitter Kayla Beal added 13 kills and a career-high 10 blocks to lead host Sacramento State to a 25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 25-19 victory over Weber State in a Big Sky Conference volleyball matchup , Sac State reported.
Moss and Beal led a Sac State defensive effort that posted 21 team blocks, tied for the seventh-best mark in school history.
The Hornets entered the match as the nation's fifth-best blocking team.
Sac State (6-11, 2-6) snapped a six-match losing streak and improved to 4-3 at home.
Weber State fell to 7-12 and 1-7.
Senior outside hitter Allison Whitson knocked down 19 kills and hit .302 while setter Jenny Woolway and defensive specialist Kaitlyn Plum each had 14 digs in leading UC Davis to a 25-23, 25-21, 25-20 sweep of UC Irvine in Big West Conference action in Irvine, UC Davis reported.
The Aggies evened their overall record to 9-9 and improved to 3-2 in conference matches.
The Anteaters slipped to 8-11 overall and 3-3 in Big West play.
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