Cruz Wins Women's Open at USTA National Indoor Championships; Jones Upsets Shibahara at Winter Nationals
The No. 15 seed, Cruz, from Marlboro New Jersey, defeated No. 4 seed Quinn Gleason, a senior at Notre Dame, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 this morning to win the women's open singles title.
The men's open singles title went to Shawn Hadavi, a junior at Columbia. Hadavi, the No. 2 seed, beat Iowa sophomore Josh Silverstein, seeded No. 14, 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 in the final.
Oregon/St. John's alumnus Gustavo Loza and St. John's senior Vaidik Munshaw won the men's doubles championship. The No. 7 seeds beat No. 6 seeds Danile Grunberger, a Columbia sophomore, and Ethan Nittolo, a Buffalo freshman, 6-4, 6-2.
The women's doubles title was won by top seeds Taylor Ng and Katherine Yau of Dartmouth. The junior and senior combination defeated No. 5 seeds Rima Asatrian, a Columbia sophomore, and Kelly Williford, a Virginia Tech senior, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The mixed doubles title went to Bucknell senior Nick Bybel and Williford, the No. 7 seeds, who defeated Florida Tech alumnus Keith Kessler and high school senior Jessica Livianu, the No. 6 seeds, 7-6(5), 6-4.
Complete draws can be found at the TennisLink site.
The top seed in the girls 18s was beaten today, with Alyvia Jones, the No. 12 seed, defeating Ena Shibahara 6-2, 6-3. Jones will play No. 16 seed Sydney Van Alphen, and Nicole Mossmer, a No. 17 seed, will play Jessica Failla, the ninth seed.
In the boys 16s, top seed Carson Haskins will face Harris Walker, a No. 17 seed, and No. 6 seed Christian Alshon will play Abhijeet Joshi, a No. 17 seed.
There are two unseeded players in the girls 16s semifinals. Top seed Sara Choy will meet Sedona Gallagher and No. 2 seed Hannah Zhao will face Naomi Cheong.