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Thursday, May 17, 2018

No. 15 Seed Stanford Beats No. 2 Seed North Carolina with Indoor Tennis the Norm in Women's D-1 Round of 16


The Stanford women take a lot of heat for declining to participate in February's ITA National Team Indoor Championships, and their national ranking often takes a hit because they don't play it. But the 15th-seeded Cardinal proved again today, in a match played indoors, that where they are seeded is of little consequence, as they took out No. 2 seed North Carolina 4-1.

Stanford, who was seeded No. 15 when they won the title in 2016, dropped the doubles point to the Tar Heels, but claimed quickly earned a win from Melissa Lord at line 2. Emma Higuchi followed with a point at line 6, Emily Arbuthnott at line 4 and Janice Shin closed out North Carolina at line 5, with no third sets necessary in any of those matches.

Stanford will face No. 7 Georgia, who trailed No. 10 seed South Carolina 3-2, but got a three-sets win from Elena Christofi at line 5 to set up freshman Katarina Jokic for the 4-3 clinch at line 1. The match was played at the University of North Carolina's indoor courts. Georgia avenged its loss to South Carolina in Athens this year to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2015.

Stanford wasn't the only lower seed to win indoors Thursday, with No. 11 seed Texas Tech taking out No. 6 seed Texas 4-1.Top seed Vanderbilt had no trouble with No. 16 seed Miami, earning a quick 4-0 win, also indoors. No. 3 seed Duke rolled past No. 14 seed Northwestern 4-0, and will face Texas Tech on Saturday.

Because the matches at North Carolina started so late, and the weather cleared in Winston-Salem, the last three matches were played at roughly the same time tonight.  Florida State and Tulsa, the only unseeded teams in the round of 16, played indoors at North Carolina, with Florida State coming from 3-2 down to win at lines 4 and 5 to get the victory. Because there wasn't point by point scoring, I'm not entirely sure what happened at the end, but I believe an overrule against Tulsa's Vera Ploner brought the match at line 5 to abrupt end, with Ariana Rahmanparast serving for the match at 5-3.  The Seminoles are in the quarterfinals for the first time in program history.

The other two matches were played outdoors at Wake Forest.

No. 12 UCLA defeated No. 5 Ole Miss 4-1, but not without a lengthy struggle.  The Bruins took the doubles point and quick wins at lines 5 and 2, but the other four singles matches went the distance, with Alaina Miller finally ending the three-and-a-half hour match with a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3 win over Alexa Bortles at line 6.

In the third 4-3 match of day/night, which was completed in just two minutes shy of four hours, No. 4 seed Georgia Tech overcame the loss of the doubles point to defeat No. 13 seed Pepperdine.  Freshman Vicky Flores clinched for the Yellow Jackets at line 6, with a 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-3 win over Dzina Milovanovic.

Complete results are below. If the school has coverage on their website, I've linked to it in the score line.

The men's round of 16 is scheduled for Friday, and with rain again forecast, here is the plan if matches must be played indoors at North Carolina.  North Carolina cannot play on their home courts, so UCLA gets moved, even though they are the No. 2 seed.  Bobby Knight has his previews and predictions up now at College Tennis Today. Live streaming and scoring is available at the Wake Forest NCAA page.

Friday May 18, Men's Round of 16

Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center

9 am - North Carolina[7] vs. Southern California[10]

Noon - Ohio State[3] vs. Minnesota

4 pm - Wake Forest[1] vs. Columbia[16]

7 pm - Texas A&M[5] vs. Alabama


Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center (UNC)

9 am - UCLA[2] vs. Michigan[15]

Noon - Mississippi State[6] vs. Texas[11]

4 pm - Illinois[8] vs. TCU[9]

7 pm - Florida[13] vs. Ole Miss

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Women’s Round of 16, May 17, 2018

#3 [3] DUKE (26-3) def. #13 [14] NORTHWESTERN (23-6), 4-0
Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center
Head Coaches: Jamie Ashworth (Duke) and Claire Pollard (Northwestern)

Doubles
1. #9 Kaitlyn McCarthy/Ellyse Hamlin (DUKE) def. #4 Erin Larner/Maddie Lipp (NORTHWESTERN) 6-4
2. #6 Kelly Chen/Samantha Harris (DUKE) vs. #37 Lee Or/Alex Chatt (NORTHWESTERN) 5-5, unf.
3. Meible Chi/Hannah Zhao (DUKE) def. Rheeya Doshi/Julie Byrne (NORTHWESTERN) 6-4

Singles
1. #6 Samantha Harris (DUKE) vs. #38 Erin Larner (NORTHWESTERN) 6-3, 2-6, 2-1, unf.
2. #55 Meible Chi (DUKE) d. #117 Lee Or (NORTHWESTERN) 6-1, 6-4
3. #116 Kaitlyn McCarthy (DUKE) vs. #78 Maddie Lipp (NORTHWESTERN) 6-3, 3-6, unf.
4. #28 Kelly Chen (DUKE) vs. Julie Byrne (NORTHWESTERN) 7-5, 3-5, unf.
5. #84 Ellyse Hamlin (DUKE) d. Alex Chatt (NORTHWESTERN) 6-3, 6-0
6. Hannah Zhao (DUKE) def. Rheeya Doshi (NORTHWESTERN) 6-4, 7-5


Order of finish:
Doubles: (3,1) Singles: (3,2,6)

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#11 [11] TEXAS TECH (23-6) def. #5 [6] TEXAS(24-5), 4-1
UNC Cone Kenfield Tennis Center
Head Coaches: Howard Joffe (Texas) and Todd Petty (Texas Tech)

Doubles
1. #55 Petra Granic/Bojana Markovic (TEXAS) vs. #28 Sarah Dvorak/Sabrina Federici (TEXAS TECH) 5-4, unf.
2. Felicity Maltby/Gabriela Talaba (TEXAS TECH) def. Marta Perez-Mur/Dani Wagland (TEXAS) 6-1
3. Alex Valenstein/Katelyn Jackson (TEXAS TECH) def. Bianca Turati/Anna Turati (TEXAS) 6-3

Singles
1. #21 Gabriela Talaba (TEXAS TECH) def. #1 Bianca Turati (TEXAS) 6-4, 6-2
2. #30 Anna Turati (TEXAS) vs. #58 Felicity Maltby (TEXAS TECH) 2-6, 7-5, 3-2, unf.
3. #64 Petra Granic (TEXAS) def. Alex Valenstein (TEXAS TECH) 6-1, 6-4
4. Bojana Markovic (TEXAS) vs. #106 Sabrina Federici (TEXAS TECH) 7-6 (2), 3-6, 3-2, unf.
5. Sarah Dvorak (TEXAS TECH) def. Marta Perez-Mur (TEXAS) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
6. #120 Katelyn Jackson (TEXAS TECH) def. Dani Wagland (TEXAS) 6-0, 6-3

Order of finish:
Doubles: (2,3) Singles (2,3,5)
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#15 [15] STANFORD (21-3) def. #1 [2] NORTH CAROLINA (28-4), 4-1
Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center
Head Coaches: Brian Kalbas (North Carolina) and Lele Forood (Stanford)

Doubles
1. #3 Emily Arbuthnott/Michaela Gordon (STANFORD) def. #4 Jessie Aney/Alexa Graham (NORTH CAROLINA) 6-4
2. #33 Sara Daavettila/Alle Sanford (NORTH CAROLINA) def. #84 Caroline Lampl/Kimberly Yee (STANFORD) 6-3
3. Makenna Jones/Marika Akkerman (NORTH CAROLINA) def Melissa Lord/Janice Shin (STANFORD) 7-5

Singles
1. #2 Makenna Jones (NORTH CAROLINA) vs. #15 Michaela Gordon (STANFORD) 7-6 (2), 1-2, unf.
2. #40 Melissa Lord (STANFORD) def. #26 Alle Sanford (NORTH CAROLINA) 6-4, 6-1
3. #46 Sara Daavettila (NORTH CAROLINA) vs. #93 Caroline Lampl (STANFORD) 4-6, 2-5, unf.
4. #43 Emily Arbuthnott (STANFORD) def. #95 Alexa Graham (NORTH CAROLINA) 6-3, 6-1
5. #96 Janice Shin (STANFORD) def. #85 Jessie Aney (NORTH CAROLINA), 6-3, 6-2
6. #102 Emma Higuchi (STANFORD) def. #119 Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (NORTH CAROLINA), 6-1 6-4

Order of finish:
Doubles: (2,1,3) Singles (2,6,4,5)
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#7 [7] GEORGIA (18-6) 4 d. #10 [10] SOUTH CAROLINA (21-7), 4-3
UNC Cone Kenfield Tennis Center
Head Coaches: Jeff Wallace (Georgia) and Kevin Epley (South Carolina)

Doubles
1. #63 Paige Cline/Hadley Berg (SOUTH CAROLINA) def. #10 Elena Christo /Morgan Coppoc (GEORGIA) 6-2
2. Ingrid Gamarra Martins/Mia Horvit (SOUTH CAROLINA) def. #26 Mariana Gould/Katarina Jokic (GEORGIA) 6-2
3. Kennedy Shaffer/Annette Goulak (GEORGIA) vs. Megan Davies/Rachel Rohrabacher (SOUTH CAROLINA) 3-5, unf.

Singles
1. #12 Katarina Jokic (GEORGIA) def. #59 Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SOUTH CAROLINA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
2. #34 Hadley Berg (SOUTH CAROLINA) def. #75 Kennedy Shaffer (GEORGIA) 6-2, 6-4
3. Mia Horvit (SOUTH CAROLINA) def. #90 Marta Gonzalez (GEORGIA) 7-5, 6-1
4. Mariana Gould (GEORGIA) def. Paige Cline (SOUTH CAROLINA) 6-4, 6-1
5. Elena Christofi  (GEORGIA) def. #113 Megan Davies (SOUTH CAROLINA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
6. #103 Morgan Coppoc (GEORGIA) def. Rachel Rohrabacher (SOUTH CAROLINA) 6-1, 6-4

Order of finish:
Doubles: (1,2) Singles (6,4,2,3,5,1)

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#2 [1] VANDERBILT (25-3) def. #16 [16] MIAMI (18-8), 4-0 

Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center
Head Coaches: Geoff Macdonald (Vanderbilt) and Paige Yaroshuk-Tews (Miami)

Doubles
1. #11 Astra Sharma/Fernanda Contreras (VANDERBILT) def. #68 Estela Perez-Somarriba/Daniella Roldan (MIAMI) 6-0
2. #69 Emma Kurtz/Emily Smith (VANDERBILT) def. Sinead Lohan/Ana Madcur (MIAMI) 6-3
3. Dominika Paterova/Ulyana Shirokova (MIAMI) def. Christina Rosca/Amanda Meyer (VANDERBILT) 6-3

Singles
1. #11 Astra Sharma (VANDERBILT) def. #3 Estela Perez-Somarriba (MIAMI) 6-4, 6-2
2. #10 Fernanda Contreras (VANDERBILT) vs. #69 Sinead Lohan (MIAMI) 6-4, 3-2, unf.
3. #44 Christina Rosca (VANDERBILT) def. Daniella Roldan (MIAMI) 6-3, 6-3
4 Amanda Meyer (VANDERBILT) def. And Madcur (MIAMI) 6-3, 6-0
5. Emma Kurtz (VANDERBILT) vs. Ulyana Shirokova (MIAMI) 6-4, 4-3, unf.
6. Summer Dvorak (VANDERBILT) vs. Dominika Paterova (MIAMI) 6-4, 5-2, unf.

Order of finish:
Doubles: (1,3,2) Singles (4,3,1)
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#21 FLORIDA STATE (20-12) def. #24 TULSA (23-6), 4-3 
UNC Cone Kenfield Tennis Center
Head Coaches: Dean Orford (Tulsa) and Jennifer Hyde (Florida State)

1. Ksenia Laskutova/Martha Matoula (TULSA) def. #56 Carla Touly/Ariana Rahmanparast (FLORIDA STATE) 7-5
2. Vera Ploner/Shura Poppe (TULSA) def. Julia Mikulski/Andrea Garcia (FLORIDA STATE) 6-1
3. Gabriella Castaneda/Petra Hule (FLORIDA STATE) def. Rouxanne Janse van Rensburg/Tamara Kupkova (TULSA) 6-4

Singles
1. #19 Carla Touly (FLORIDA STATE) def #80 Ksenia Laskutova (TULSA) 6-1, 6-2
2. #122 Petra Hule (FLORIDA STATE) def. #112 Martina Okalova (TULSA) 6-3, 6-2
3. Tamara Kupkova (TULSA) vs. Nandini Das (FLORIDA STATE) 6-2, 6-4
4. Gabriella Castaneda (FLORIDA STATE) def. Martha Matoula (TULSA) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4
5. Ariana Rahmanparast (FLORIDA STATE) def. Vera Ploner (TULSA) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
6. Shura Poppe (TULSA) vs. Andrea Garcia (FLORIDA STATE) 6-4, 6-2

Order of finish:
Doubles: (2,3,1) Singles (2,1,3,6,4,5)
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#14 [12] UCLA (23-5) def. #6 [5] OLE MISS (20-7), 4-1 
Wake Forest Tennis Complex
Head Coaches: Mark Beyers (Ole Miss) and Stella Sampras Webster (UCLA)

Doubles
1. #5 Arianne Hartono/Alexa Bortles (OLE MISS) vs. #7 Terri Flemming/Jada Hart (UCLA) 3-5, unf.
2. #64 Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broom eld (UCLA) def. #90 Sabina Machalova/Tea Jandric (OLE MISS) 6-4
3. Alaina Miller/Ena Shibahara (UCLA) def. Natalie Suk/Anna Vrbenska (OLE MISS) vs. 6-4

Singles
1. #7 Arianna Hartono (OLE MISS) vs. #9 Ena Shibahara (UCLA) 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 2-2, unf.
2. #33 Jada Hart (UCLA) d. #79 Sabina Macalova (OLE MISS) 6-2, 6-2
3. Tea Jandric (OLE MISS) vs. Terri Flemming (UCLA) 6-7(3), 6-3, 2-3, unf.
4. Anna Vrbenska (OLE MISS) def. #67 Abi Altick (UCLA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
5. Ayan Broom eld (UCLA) def. Natalie Suk (OLE MISS) 6-2, 6-0
6. #121 Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Alexa Bortles (OLE MISS) 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3

Order of finish:
Doubles: (3,2) Singles (5,2,4,6)
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#4 [4] GEORGIA TECH (24-5) def. #12 [13] PEPPERDINE (24-3), 4-3
Wake Forest Tennis Complex
Head Coaches: Rodney Harmon (Georgia Tech) and Per Nilsson (Pepperdine)

Doubles
1. #13 Luisa Stefani/Mayar Sherif (PEPPERDINE) def. #1 Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GEORGIA TECH) 6-3
2. #76 Dzina Milovanovic/Evgeniya Levashova (PEPPERDINE) def. #48 Ida Jarlskog/Victoria Flores (GEORGIA TECH), 7-5
3. Johnnise Renaud/Nami Otsuka (GEORGIA TECH) vs. Ashley Lahey/Adrijana Lekaj (PEPPERDINE) 5-6, unf.

Singles
1. #14 Paige Hourigan (GEORGIA TECH) def. #27 Luisa Stefani (PEPPERDINE) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
2. #17 Ashley Lahey (PEPPERDINE) def. #60 Kenya Jones (GEORGIA TECH) 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-3
3. #22 Mayar Sherif (PEPPERDINE) def. Johnnise Renaud (GEORGIA TECH) 6-4, 6-4
4 #125 Ida Jarlskog (GEORGIA TECH) vs. #54 Evgeniya Levashova (PEPPERDINE) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
5. Nami Otsuka (GEORGIA TECH) vs. #91 Laura Gulbe (PEPPERDINE) 6-1, 6-1
6. Victoria Flores (GEORGIA TECH) vs. Dzina Milvanovic 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-3
Order of finish:
Doubles: (1,2) Singles (5,3,1,4,2,6)
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3 comments:

Guest said...

Colette, in GT’s 4-3 win, Hourigan at #1 trailed 6-4, 5-1 before winning 11 of the next 12 games. She won the second set 7-5 and then 6-1. That comeback was the key to changing the momentum for GT

Guest said...

Excuse me, Hourigan was down 5-2 in the second. GT also saved match point in another court. All before it even got to the deciding match.

What has happened... said...

No surprising with the UNC Stanford result. I saw the match and what has happened to Graham, Sanford and Aney for UNC? They were out-matched and I remember them a year ago being alot better. Sad to see them not develop.