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NCAA Singles Quarterfinal Recap – Top 2 Seeds Advance After Perez-Somarriba Makes a Huge Comeback

Quick straight set blowouts were the theme of the day with 7 of 8 matches finishing in straight sets with most not lasting much more than 75 minutes. The top two seeds in both the men’s and women’s draw advanced to the semifinals with only Miami’s Estela Perez-Somarriba needing to go three sets. Perez-Somarriba, who won the title in 2019, was in a world of trouble against UCLA’s Abigail Forbes. Forbes had what appeared to be an unsurmountable 7-6, 5-0 lead but remarkably Perez-Somarriba won 7 straight, while fighting off one match point, to force a third set. Despite going a break down to start the third set, Perez-Somarriba regained...

NCAA Doubles Round of 16 – Top 2 Women’s Seeds Fall; Top Men’s Seed Is Out

The rubber hit the road on Tuesday with only one seeded team advancing to the women’s quarterfinals while the men’s top seed and No. 4 seed were sent packing. The women’s doubles draw saw 5 of the 6 remaining seeds fall with UCLA’s Jada Hart and Elysia Bolton ousting the top seed Kentucky’s Akvilė Paražinskaitė and Fiona Arrese 6-3, 6-2. Texas’s Kylie Collins and Lulu Sun blew out the No. 2 seed UNC’s Sara Daavettila and Cameron Morra 6-0, 6-1 in just 46 minutes. The only seed still alive is UNC’s Makenna Jones and Elizabeth Scotty after the Tar Heels duo fought off a match point to win a third set supertiebreak...

NCAA Singles Round of 16 Recap – Seeds Hold the Line; Draxl Fights Off Match Points; Blumberg Wins Quickly; Tjen/Rogers/Decamps Make School History

The seeded players had a good day on Tuesday with the 5 remaining seeds in the women’s draw advancing to the quarterfinals while on the men’s side the 5 highest seeds left in the field all advanced as well. Men’s top seed Liam Draxl had to come from behind yet again with the Kentucky sophomore fighting off 2 match points to defeat Tennessee’s Adam Walton 7-5 in the third. Next up for Draxl will be a meeting with UCF’s Gabriel Decamps. Four of the remaining eight players left in the men’s draw are from the SEC while the AAC, ACC, Big Ten, and Big 12 have one each. Women’s top seed North Carolina’s Sara Daavettila...

NCAA Doubles Round 1 Results – Top Seeds Roll

The opening day of the NCAA Doubles Championship saw seeds succeed with third set supertiebreaks the exception and not the norm. Seven of the men’s top 8 seeds won with the only seeding upset occurring when Notre Dame’s Tristan McCormick and Axel Nefve defeated [5-8] seed Kentucky’s Cesar Bourgois and Gabriel Diallo 7-5, 7-5. There were only 3 men’s doubles matches out of 16 that went to a third set. The SEC has 4 teams left in the draw, the ACC and Big 12 have 3, and the AAC has 2. The conferences with just 1 team left are the Big Ten, Pac-12, Sun Belt, and WCC. The women’s doubles draw saw 6 of the top 8 seeds advance with the...

NCAA Singles – Day 2 Recap

The second day of the NCAA Singles Championship saw a slew of seeds get shown the door. In the women’s draw only 5 of the top 16 seeds remain after 6 lost on Monday with the No. 4 seed Georgia’s Katarina Jokic the highest seed to fall. In the men’s draw 8 of the top 16 remain after 3 were knocked out on Monday with the No. 3 seed Texas A&M’s Hady Habib and the No. 5 seed Florida’s Duarte Vale the two highest to fall. North Carolina fifth-year senior William Blumberg became the first-ever 10-time ITA All-American after he advanced to the Round of 16 in the men’s singles and doubles draws. Blumberg dispatched the No. 3...