Top-Seeded Brady Into the Pac-12 Women’s Semis at Ojai

OJAI, Calif. – Three of the four top-seeded singles and doubles players are still alive after day two of the Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championships, but some notable seeds were upset during the doubles round of 16 and quarterfinals. Semifinals for both singles and doubles competition begin Saturday morning at Libbey Park.

The day began with doubles play, where all ranked duos but one advanced to the quarterfinal round as UTAH’s Tereza Bekerova and Paige Miles upset the second-ranked Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr of CALIFORNIA. In the quarterfinal round, two more upsets took place at the hands of unranked teams. UCLA’s Courtney Dolehide and Chanelle Van Nguyen knocked off No. 3 Taylor Davidson and Ellen Tsay of STANFORD in the championships round to send two unranked teams to the semifinal round for Saturday. In the invitational, ARIZONA STATE’s Kassidy Jump and Joanna Smith upset the top-ranked duo of Callie Craig and Sarah Pham of Utah to move to the invitational semifinals.

In singles, two upsets marked the championship results as fifth-ranked Lynn Chi of Cal upset No. 4 Carol Zhao of Stanford and No. 6 Zoë Scandalis of USC defeated No. 2 Chanelle Van Nguyen of UCLA. Top-ranked Jennifer Brady of UCLA remains intact after defeating No. 7 Denise Starr in a tough battle. Joining in the semifinals will be Anett Schutting of California after Schutting beat Desirae Krawczyk of ASU. Invitational play saw four of the top five seeds advance to the semifinals.

The doubles semifinals will begin at 9 a.m. PT at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif., followed by the singles semifinals scheduled tentatively for 10:30 a.m. PT. Results can be found on pac-12.com.

Women’s Doubles Championship Results
Round of 16
No. 1 Kristie Ahn/Carol Zhao (STAN) def. Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu (WASH) 8-3
Maria Biryukova/Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Julyette Steur/Ashley Tiefel (COLO) 8-7(3)
No. 4 Lynn Chi/Anett Schutting (CAL) def. Lana Buttner/Nicole Long (ORE) 8-4
Lauren Marker/Kim Stubbe (ARIZ) def. Desirae Krawczyk/Leighann Sahagun (ASU) 8-5
Chanelle Van Nguyen/Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Natalie Coronel/Grace Sari Ysidora (WASH) 8-6
No. 3 Taylor Davidson/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Shayne Austin/Lacey Smyth (ARIZ) 8-2
Kaitlyn Christian/Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Lize Leenknect/Elizaveta Luzina (WSU)
Tereza Bekerova/Paige MIles (UTAH) def. No. 2 Maegan Manasse/Denise Starr (CAL) 8-6

Quarterfinals
No. 1 Kristie Ahn/Carol Zhao (STAN) def. Maria Biryukova/Olga Musilovich (WSU) 8-5
No. 4 Lynn Chi/Anett Schutting (CAL) def. Lauren Marker/Kim Stubbe (ARIZ) 8-3
Courtney Dolehide/Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. No. 3 Taylor Davidson/Ellen Tsay (STAN) 8-5
Kaitlyn Christian/Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Tereza Bekerova/Paige Miles (UTAH) 8-1

Women’s Doubles Invitational Results
Round of 16
No. 1 Callie Craig/Sarah Pham (UTAH) def. Gabriella DeSimone/Zoë Katz (USC) 8-6
Kassidy Jump/Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Allie Hueffner/Kadie Hueffner (ORE) 8-3
No. 4 Caroline Doyle/Amelia Herring (STAN) def. Vitaliya Alkhovik/Carla Manzi Tenorio (COLO) 8-0
Natalie Allen/Julija Lukac (WASH) def. Gussie O’Sullivan/Stephanie Vlad (ASU) 8-7(4)
Alexandra Osborne/Ebony Panoho (ASU) def. Charlotte Koning/Dajiana Oognjenovic (WSU) 8-2
No. 3 Brynn Boren/Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Inge Hendrikx/Laura Oldham (ARIZ) 8-2
Akilah James/Susan McRann (ARIZ) def. Alice Duranteau/Klara Fabikova (CAL) 8-6
No. 2 Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UTAH) def. Lena Macomson/Maja Salibasic (ORE) 8-2

Quarterfinals
Kassidy Jump/Joanna Smith (ASU) def. No. 1 Callie Craig/Sarah Pham (UTAH) 8-4
No. 4 Caroline Doyle/Amelia Herring (STAN) def. Natalie Allen/Julija Lukac (WASH) 8-1
No. 3 Brynn Boren/Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. Alexandra Osborne/Ebony Panoho (ASU) 8-1
No. 2 Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa/Sarah Richter (UTAH) def. Akilah James/Susan McRann (ARIZ) 8-2

Women’s Singles Championship Results
Quarterfinals
No. 1 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. No. 7 Denise Starr (CAL) 7-5, 6-3
No. 5 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. No. 4 Carol Zhao (STAN) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Anett Schutting (CAL) def. Desirae Krawczyk 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
No. 6 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. No. 2 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 7-6(1), 6-1

Women’s Singles Invitational Results
Quarterfinals
No. 1 Caroline Doyle (STAN) vs. No. 4 Akilah James (ARIZ) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Leighann Sahagun (ASU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Rizo Shimizu (WASH) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Maegan Manasse (CAL) def. No. 7 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) 6-2, 6-1

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