Teen sensation Stefan Kozlov and former USC star Daniel Nguyen were awarded wild cards into the $100,000 Sacramento Pro Circuit Challenger, the United States Tennis Association announced Friday.
Play begins today at 10 a.m. with qualifying and continues through Oct. 5 at the Natomas Racquet Club.
Kozlov, 16, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., is ranked No. 762 in the world. He reached the Australian Open boys final in January at 15 and the second round of men’s qualifying in the recent U.S. Open.
Nguyen, a 23-year-old Long Beach native, is ranked No. 382. He is one of the few members of four NCAA Division I title teams (2009-12).
• Kaylin Squyres notched 13 kills and Megan Lancaster picked up 11 digs, but host UC Davis (5-9) fell 25-18, 25-18, 25-18 to No. 25 Hawaii (9-3) in a Big West Conference women’s volleyball opener, UCD reported.
• In a game featuring 10 yellow cards and 37 fouls, Michael Semenza scored on a header in the 84th minute to give the visiting Saint Mary’s men’s soccer team (5-2-1) a 1-1 tie with Sacramento State (2-4-2), according to Sac State. Chimdum Mez scored for the Hornets.
• In a game that included a 70-minute lightning delay, Emily Hooper scored for the Sac State women’s soccer team (5-5) in a 2-1 loss to Southern Utah (4-3-1) in a Big Sky Conference opener in Cedar City, Utah, Sac Sate reported.