MASON BEILER! The freshman delivers and comes out on top of a tiebreaker to win court five 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7) and the #Sooners are on to the Sweet 16! #WeAreOU— Oklahoma Tennis (@OU_MTennis) May 5, 2019
OU 4, Texas A&M 3#WeAreOU | #NCAATennis pic.twitter.com/zDABgUQ8Jg
#21 Oklahoma 4, #13 Texas A&M 3
5/5/2019 at College Station, TX (George P. Mitchell Tennis Center)
1. #31 Juan Carlos Aguilar (TAMU) def. #32 Spencer Papa (OU) 6-0, 4-6, 7-5
2. #58 Hady Habib (TAMU) def. #41 Alex Bakshi (OU) 7-5, 6-0
3. #86 Valentin Vacherot (TAMU) def. #77 Jake Van Emburgh (OU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Ferran Calvo (OU) def. #120 Barnaby Smith (TAMU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Mason Beiler (OU) def. Noah Schachter (TAMU) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)
6. Jochen Bertsch (OU) def. Austin Abbrat (TAMU) 6-2, 6-4
1. Alex Bakshi/Stefano Tsorotiotis (OU) def. Juan Carlos Aguilar/Barnaby Smith (TAMU) 6-4
2. Valentin Vacherot/Noah Schachter (TAMU) def. Jake Van Emburgh/Ferran Calvo (OU) 6-3
3. Spencer Papa/Max Stewart (OU) def. Hady Habib/Pranav Kumar (TAMU) 6-4
OU 16-10; National ranking #21
Texas A&M 21-7; National ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,6,3,4,1,5)
"It's unbelievable. It's an unbelievable feeling. I love these guys. I'm just so glad I was finally able to get it done for the team," said Beiler. "I love these guys. We go in day in and day out and do the work side by side. You can't help but love these guys."
"Unbelievable effort today," said OU head coach Nick Crowell. "These guys stayed out here all afternoon and played a heck of a doubles point to get us a lead and we got a couple guys off the court quick. It turned into a dog fight out here and these guys just stayed with it the whole match. It was a team effort; everyone that played got a win today."
"It's hard to lose at the very end, it's disappointing and I feel badly for the guys because they have poured their heart and soul into the team this year," Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. "For it to come to an abrupt end is difficult, but as we reflect back on this season after a few days I think you will see a lot of the guys realize how well we did. We had chances, but they were able to come through in those key moments"
A year ago Texas A&M's season came to an end in the NCAA second round against Texas but this year the script was reversed with the Aggies rolling past the ninth-ranked Longhorns 4-1. Texas A&M took the early lead with 6-3 wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles and then three straight set singles wins later the match was over.
Lucia Quiterio made it 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 6 before Texas got on the board with a 6-4, 6-2 win by Fernanda Labrana at No. 4.
Saturday's hero, Tatiana Makarova, made it 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 3 and Katya Townsend closed the door on the Horns with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1.
Next up for Texas A&M is a trip to Vanderbilt next Saturday at 2 pm eastern.
#18 Texas A&M 4, #9 Texas 1
May 05, 2019 at Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
1. #52 Katya Townsend (TAMU) def. #28 Bianca Turati (UT) 6-3, 6-3
2. #38 Anna Turati (UT) vs. #75 Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) 5-7, 1-3, unfinished
3. Tatiana Makarova (TAMU) def. #54 Petra Granic (UT) 6-2, 6-4
4. Fernanda Labrana (UT) def. Renee McBryde (TAMU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Katie Poluta (UT) vs. Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 7-5, 3-3, unfinished
6. Lucia Quiterio (TAMU) def. Tijana Spasojevic (UT) 6-3, 6-3
1. #33 Tatiana Makarova/Jayci Goldsmith (TAMU) def. #68 Anna Turati/Bianca Turati (UT) 6-3
2. Fernanda Labrana/Tijana Spasojevic (UT) vs. Katya Townsend/Renee McBryde (TAMU) 6-5, unfinished
3. Riley McQuaid/Lucia Quiterio (TAMU) def. Katie Poluta/Petra Granic (UT) 6-3
Texas A&M 24-7; National ranking #18
Texas 19-5; National ranking #9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,4,3,1)
Mark Weaver, Texas A&M head coach on beating No. 9 Texas on the road to advance to the Sweet Sixteen…
"What a great accomplishment for such a young group. I believe we're the youngest team in the nation with five freshmen and three sophomores, and to make the Sweet Sixteen is quite an incredible accomplishment. We set the stage early in the doubles. We were somewhat favored in the doubles, but it's always such a roll of the dice. We came out swinging at all three courts and really set the tone early by getting the 1-0 lead. In singles, we won first sets on four of the six singles courts and it looked like the other two could haven't easily gone our way. It was just an amazing job by our girls. I told them before that match that it was much more about the Aggies and how we play. We weren't worried about who we were playing or where we were playing, we were focused on how we played the big points."
On beating longtime rivals on the road…
"It's always nice to beat your big rival. To come in and beat Texas, a top 10 team, on their home court in the NCAA tournament -- it just doesn't happen very often. Beating any top 10 team on the road and to do it that decisively, it's definitely a great day for the Aggies."
On playing Vanderbilt…
"We're looking forward to playing Vanderbilt. We got them earlier in the season on our home court, and I know Vanderbilt will be looking for some revenge. But the truth is that I think we've actually improved a level or so since we've played them earlier in the season. I know it's going to be a battle and the girls are going to have to play at a high level. If we play at the level that we played today, which we have for most of the year, we're going to be in good shape. We're excited to be moving on the Sweet Sixteen and a great opportunity against Vanderbilt."
NC State advanced to its first-ever Sweet 16 after shutting out No. 20 Tennessee 4-0. The match began outdoors but shortly after NC State won the doubles point rain came which ultimately forced the rest of the match to be played indoors at the four-court J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. Each team won two opening sets in singles and NC State's Alana Smith and Adriana Reami both won in straight sets at No. 2 and No. 3 to make it 3-0. NC State earned splits at both No. 1 and No. 4 and Anna Rogers would close it out at No. 1 with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Sadie Hammond.
NC State will face Research Triangle foe Duke in the Super Regionals in Durham on Friday at 6 pm eastern.
Makin’ history. pic.twitter.com/tIpp4IPlR2— NC State W. Tennis ?? (@PackWTennis) May 5, 2019
#12 NC State 4, #20 Tennessee 0
May 5, 2019 at Raleigh, NC (J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center)
1. #10 Anna Rogers (NCST) def. #62 Sadie Hammond (UT), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. #71 Alana Smith (NCST) def. #124 Kaitlin Staines (UT), 6-1, 7-6 (5)
3. Adriana Reami (NCST) def. Rebeka Mertena (UT), 6-2, 6-2
4. Johanna Silva (UT) vs. Liz Norman (NCST), 6-2, 5-7, unfinished
5. Ari Riley (UT) vs. Bianca Moldovan (NCST), 4-3, unfinished
6. Tenika McGiffin (UT) vs. Amanda Rebol (NCST), 2-0, unfinished
1. #7 Rogers/Smith (NCST) def. #9 Hammond/Staines (UT), 6-4
2. Mertena/Silva (UT) def. Reami/Wiktorin (NCST), 6-4
3. Moldovan/Norman (NCST) def. McGiffin/Riley (UT), 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3, 2, 1); Singles (3, 2, 1)
Fifth-seeded Duke advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third year in a row with a 4-0 win over No. 36 Arizona State in a match that started outdoors and finished indoors. After Duke claimed the doubles point with 6-3 wins at No. 1 and No. 3 play shifted indoors due to rain and the Blue Devils controlled the action on the bottom three courts which would ultimately be where the match was won.
Duke's Kaitlyn McCarthy, Ellyse Hamlin, and Margaryta Bilokin won in straight sets at No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6 with Bilokin's 6-0, 7-6 win the season-ender for ASU.
Next up for Duke is a visit from NC State on Friday evening at 6 pm eastern.
oh how SWEET it is! ? pic.twitter.com/VcclkoL3Wx— Duke Women's Tennis (@DukeWTEN) May 6, 2019
#5 Duke 4, #36 Arizona State 0
May 05, 2019 at Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Stadium)
1. #11 Maria Mateas (DU) vs. #106 Ilze Hattingh (ASU) 1-6, 5-4, unfinished
2. #33 Meible Chi (DU) vs. #114 Lauryn John-Baptist (ASU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0, unfinished
3. #21 Kelly Chen (DU) vs. Tereza Kolarova (ASU) 6-7 (5-7), 5-2, unfinished
4. Kaitlyn McCarthy (DU) def. Sammi Hampton (ASU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Ellyse Hamlin (DU) def. Savannah Slaysman (ASU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Margaryta Bilokin (DU) def. Samantha Alicea (ASU) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)
1. #47 Kelly Chen/Ellyse Hamlin (DU) def. #4 Lauryn John-Baptist/Ilze Hattingh (ASU) 6-3
2. #24 Meible Chi/Kaitlyn McCarthy (DU) vs. #73 Samantha Alicea/Sammi Hampton (ASU) 5-3, unfinished
3. Maria Mateas/Margaryta Bilokin (DU) def. Savannah Slaysman/Tereza Kolarova (ASU) 6-3
Arizona State 14-11; National ranking #36
Duke 25-3; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,4,6)
Match was moved indoors at the beginning of singles
“We played one of the best starts to our doubles that we have all season,” Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “Arizona State has really good doubles and their one doubles has been in the top five all year and at one point was No. 1. I thought Ellyse and Kelly played one of their more aggressive matches they’ve played all year. It was great to see all three doubles come out and set the standard of where we needed to be today.”
“Playing at home is something we’ve earned,” Ashworth said. “We’ve done a really good job of making this a tough place to play and we hope we get our fans out there for an exciting match. It’s the first time the NCAA has gone to a super-regional format and we want to take advantage of being here.”
"It was a good match," ASU coach Sheila McInerney said. "Duke is a very good team and we played them pretty well on all of the courts. They came out and were very aggressive in doubles which gave them some momentum going into singles, but our kids battled back and made the sets competitive."
"We haven't played a lot of indoor matches this year, but I think we transitioned quite well indoors," McInerney said. "We've got a big-hitting team and I thought we battled well. I don't think playing inside really affected the outcome because we still played well."
"Duke played well when they needed to, so give credit to them," McInerney said. "They were semifinalists last year, they're No. 5 in the country this year and they've earned that.
"For us, this is a match that hopefully we learn from," McInerney said. "Seeing the way we played and how I think we can play next year, this is a match that that I think we can win next season."
"You always want to play your best tennis at the end of the season and I think we did that this weekend," McInerney said. "We played a really good Illinois team very well yesterday, and today we played a good match against a great Duke team."
Second-seeded North Carolina advanced to its 10th straight Sweet 16 after a pretty routine 4-0 win over No. 32 Oklahoma. The Tar Heels won the doubles point with a 6-3 win at No. 1 and a 6-4 win at No. 3 and then added all six opening sets in singles. Makenna Jones, Alexa Graham, and Sara Daavettila won in straight sets at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 with Graham's 7-5, 6-2 win the clincher.
North Carolina will host No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday at 2 pm eastern.
#2 North Carolina 4, #32 Oklahoma 0
May 05, 2019 at Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
1. #5 Makenna Jones (NC) def. #26 Oleksandra Korashvil (OU) 6-3, 6-4
2. #7 Alexa Graham (NC) def. Martina Capurro (OU) 7-5, 6-2
3. #20 Sara Daavettila (NC) def. Camila Romero (OU) 6-3, 6-2
4. #46 Cameron Morra (NC) vs. Jasmine Asghar (OU) 6-4, 2-6, 3-0, unfinished
5. Jessie Aney (NC) vs. Kianah Motosono (OU) 6-4, 4-5, unfinished
6. Alle Sanford (NC) vs. Ivana Corley (OU) 7-6 (7-4), 5-3, unfinished
1. #2 Jessie Aney/Alexa Graham (NC) def. Oleksandra Korashvil/Jasmine Asghar (OU) 6-3
2. #12 Makenna Jones/Cameron Morra (NC) vs. Martina Capurro/Camila Romero (OU) 6-5, unfinished
3. Sara Daavettila/Alle Sanford (NC) def. Ivana Corley/Kianah Motosono (OU) 6-4
Oklahoma 17-9; National ranking #32
North Carolina 31-1; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,1,2)
Play began outdoors, rain delay at 1:07 pm. Indoors started at 2:00 pm
“I am extremely proud of how much this team has grown both individually and together,” OU head coach Audra Cohen said. “They learned how to become a more resilient and more successful person in life and that translated to how well they did on the court.”
“I give credit to a very talented North Carolina team this year,” said Cohen. “For us to come out here, bring energy and compete until the end was a really big accomplishment for the program.”
Top-seeded Georgia advanced to the Sweet 16 for the ninth year in a row with a 4-0 win over No. 22 Wake Forest. The Bulldogs took the doubles point with 6-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 and then added straight set wins from Marta Gonzalez, Lourdes Carle, and Meg Kowalski at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 6.
Georgia will host No. 16 Michigan next Saturday afternoon at 2 pm eastern.
#2 Georgia 4, #22 Wake Forest 0
May 05, 2019 at Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex)
1. #2 Katarina Jokic (UGA) vs. #35 Emma Davis (WF) 6-2, 5-5, unfinished
2. #19 Marta Gonzalez (UGA) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-3, 7-5
3. #69 Lourdes Carle (UGA) def. Eliza Omirou (WF) 6-1, 6-3
4. #72 Vivian Wolff (UGA) vs. Saby Nihalani (WF) 0-6, 6-4, 1-0, unfinished
5. Elena Christofi (UGA) vs. Chandler Carter (WF) 4-6, 6-1, unfinished
6. #122 Meg Kowalski (UGA) def. Peyton Pesavento (WF) 6-3, 7-5
1. #28 Lourdes Carle/Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. #34 Emma Davis/Chandler Carter (WF) 6-4
2. Vivian Wolff/Elena Christofi (UGA) def. #79 M.C. Meredith/Eliza Omirou (WF) 6-4
3. Marta Gonzalez/Meg Kowalski (UGA) vs. Alexis Franco/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 4-5, unfinished
Wake Forest 21-9; National ranking #22
Georgia 25-1; National ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,2,6)
Official: Karen Badger-Mabry T-2:21
"We knew singles was going to be super competitive," Georgia head coach Jeff Wallace said. "Wake's got a great program, a great team. They can certainly play, and we were ready for the challenge. I thought our players did a good job to close that thing out. It's good to see Marta [Gonzalez] getting that point, and she's stepping it up and playing some great tennis. Lourdes [Carle] looked good start to finish. All in all, we're excited to be in the Sweet Sixteen, excited that we get to play back here Saturday against a great Michigan team."
The defending NCAA Champs and No. 3 seed Stanford moved into the Sweet 16 with a 4-1 win over No. 31 Syracuse. The Cardinal took the doubles point with a 7-5 win at No. 1 and a 6-1 win at No. 2. In singles, Stanford won four of the five first sets that were completed (No. 6 was in a first set tiebreak when the match was clinched) and they'd close out the three they needed in straight sets.
Michaela Gordon was off the court first at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-0 win and Caroline Lampl followed with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3. Syracuse got on the board with a 6-4, 6-2 win by Sofya Golubovskaya at No. 2 but moments later Emily Arbuthnott clinched with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4.
Next up for Stanford is a visit from No. 14 Kansas on Friday afternoon at 5 pm eastern/2 pm pacific.
#3 Stanford 4, #31 Syracuse 1
May 5, 2019 at Stanford, Calif (Taube Family Tennis Stadium)
1) No. 19 Lampl/Kimberly Yee (STAN) d. No. 55 Knutson/Ramirez (SYR) 7-5
2) No. 29 Arbuthnott/Gordon (STAN) d. No. 81 Golubovskaya/Maria Tritou (SYR) 6-1
3) No. 57 Lord/Niluka Madurawe led Hegab/Yusupova (SYR) 5-4, unfinished
1) No. 24 Michaela Gordon (STAN) d. No. 14 Gabriela Knutson (SYR) 6-3, 6-0
2) Sofya Golubovskaya (SYR) d. No. 29 Melissa Lord (STAN) 6-4, 6-2
3) No. 66 Caroline Lampl (STAN) d. No. 99 Miranda Ramirez (SYR) 6-4, 6-3
4) No. 44 Emily Arbuthnott (STAN) d. Guzal Yusupova (SYR) 6-2, 6-3
5) No. 108 Janice Shin (STAN) led Libi Mesh (SYR) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
6) No. 107 Emma Higuchi (STAN) led Dina Hegab (SYR) 6-6 (6-3), unfinished
Order of Finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,3,2,4)
"I was pleased with how hard we competed on every court today," head coach Younes Limam said. "Credit to Stanford. They're a tough team.
"Our seniors have excelled on both the court and in the classrooom, but more importantly they're incredible people. They have made history this year, and they have a lot to be proud of. They have a lot of reasons to hold their heads high."
Seventh-seeded UCLA booked its spot in next weekend's Super Regional with a 4-0 win over No. 28 LSU. The Bruins took the doubles point with a 6-4 win at No. 2 and a 6-3 win at No. 3 and then won all but one set in singles. Jada Hart, Elysia Bolton, and Gabby Andrews won in straight sets at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 6 with Hart's 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 1 the clincher.
Next up for UCLA will be a Friday afternoon match against Pac-12 foe No. 10 Washington. The Bruins defeated the Huskies twice this year - 4-1 in Seattle and 4-3 in Ojai.
#7 UCLA 4, #28 LSU 0
5/5/2019 at Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Tennis Center)
1. #45 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #12 Eden Richardson (LSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #32 Elysia Bolton (UCLA) def. #60 Jessica Golovin (LSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) vs. Taylor Bridges (LSU) 3-6, 6-3, unfinished
4. Alaina Miller (UCLA) vs. Paris Corley (LSU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-2, unfinished
5. #120 Abi Altick (UCLA) vs. Anna Loughlan (LSU) 6-4, 1-5, unfinished
6. Gabby Andrews (UCLA) def. Luba Vasilyuk (LSU) 6-2, 6-0
1. #5 Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) vs. #27 Jessica Golovin/Eden Richardson (LSU) 5-3, unfinished
2. #11 Elysia Bolton/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Paris Corley/Anna Loughlan (LSU) 6-4
3. #82 Abi Altick/Taylor Johnson (UCLA) def. Taylor Bridges/Kennan Johnson (LSU) 6-3
LSU 17-12; National ranking #28
UCLA 20-7; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,1)
“Really proud of this team for their continued determination all season,” co-head coach Michael Sell said. “We played them very close but credit to UCLA who rose their level at critical times. We will miss our departing seniors as they were tremendous Tigers! The future of this program is very bright and now we will focus on getting Eden and Jessica ready for individuals.”
USC, seeded No. 13, advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 with a 4-0 win over UNLV. The Trojans won a close doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 and then added straight set wins in singles from Angela Kulikov, Rianna Valdes, and Danielle Wilson at No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5. UNLV had leads on two of the three remaining courts with the third match tied at 2-2 in the third.
Next up for USC is a trip to No. 4 South Carolina with the match set for Saturday at 2 pm eastern.
#13 USC 4, UNLV 0
May 5, 2019, at Los Angeles (Marks Tennis Stadium)
1. #105 Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) led #51 Salma Ewing (USC) 3-6. 6-3, 1-0 did not finish
2. #83 Angela Kulikov (USC) def. Izumi Asano (UNLV) 6-4, 6-1
3. Ana Neffa (USC) vs. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) 6-2, 3-6, 2-2 did not finish
4. Rianna Valdes (USC) def. Jovana Kenic (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4
5. Danielle Willson (USC) def. Connie Li (UNLV) 6-1, 6-3
6. Samantha Li (UNLV) led Becca Weissmann (USC) 6-4, 5-1 did not finish
1. #1 Kulikov/Valdes (USC) led #105 Huang/Zhu (UNLV) 6-5 did not finish
2. Weissmann /Willson (USC) def. C. Li/S. Li (UNLV) 7-5
3. Branstine/Jaeger (USC) def. Asano/Kenic (UNLV) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,2,4)
"USC played a tremendous match today. We played much better in the doubles and gave ourselves a chance at one point to be up in four different singles matches but the Trojans showed why they are a Top 20 team. Considering various challenges we had this season, we certainly turned it around in the last month to win a conference championship, advance to the second round of the NCAA and we have a lot to be proud of."
-UNLV Head Coach Kevin Cory