CiCi Bellis, a 15-year-old from Atherton, won the USTA Girls 18s National Championship on Saturday to earn a wild card into the U.S. Open, beating Tornado Alicia Black 6-3, 6-1 in San Diego.

Bellis is the youngest champion since Lindsay Davenport won the event at 15 in 1991.

The U.S. Open begins Aug. 25 in New York.

Swimming

Missy Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. national championships in Irvine, leading a 1-2-3 Cal sweep. She finished in 59.38 seconds, followed by Rachel Bootsma (1:00.71) and Elizabeth Pelton (1:00.76).

Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400 freestyle, becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to own world marks in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles at the same time. The 17-year-old finished in 3:58.86. Federica Pellegrini (3:59.15) is the only other woman to break 4 minutes.

It was Ledecky's third win of the meet. Michael Phelps lost for the third time this week, placing sixth in the men's 100 backstroke (53.95). Matt Grevers won in 52.75.

San Jose Giants

Joe Biagini allowed just three hits over seven innings and San Jose beat Lancaster 4-0 at Municipal Stadium. Bryce Bandilla and Mason McVay each pitched an inning to complete the shutout. Chuckie Jones hit a solo homer in the fourth inning -- his 13th of the year.

Little League

Mountain Ridge-Las Vegas scored nine times in the top of the first inning and went on to an 11-2 victory over Pacifica American in the West Region final in San Bernardino. The Nevada team advances to the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


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Wire services contributed to this report.