Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cal's Schutting, Chi reach Pac-12 semifinals

   Two Cal women reached the singles semifinals of the Pacific-12 Conference Championships in Ojai, Calif.
   Third-seeded Anett Schutting and fifth-seeded Lynn Chi advanced in contrasting fashion on Friday. Schutting outlasted unseeded Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, and Chi routed fourth-seeded Carol Zhao of Stanford 6-1, 6-1.
   Krawczyk had ousted No. 8 seed and defending champion Kyle McPhillips of UCLA in the first round.
   In today's semifinals at 10:30 a.m., Schutting will face sixth-seeded Zoe Scandalis of USC, and Chi will play top-seeded Jennifer Brady of UCLA.
   In today's doubles semis at 9 a.m., top-seeded Kristie Ahn and Zhao will meet fourth-seeded Chi and Schutting, and Kaitlyn Christian and Giuliana Olmos of USC will take on Courtney Dolehide and Chanelle Van Nguyen of UCLA in a matchup of unseeded teams. Olmos is from Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   Men play as teams rather than individuals in the Pac-12 tournament. In Friday's semifinals, top-seeded and top-ranked USC dominated fourth-seeded Cal 4-1, and second-seeded UCLA whipped seventh-seeded Oregon 7-0. The Ducks had knocked off third-seeded Stanford in the quarterfinals.
  In San Diego
Men's semifinals
   San Diego (1) def. Santa Clara (4), 4-2.
   Pepperdine (2) def. Pacific (7), 4-2.
Women's semifinals
   Pepperdine (1) def. Santa Clara (4), 4-0.
   Saint Mary's (3) def. BYU (2), 4-0.
In Indian Wells, Calif.
Men's semifinals
   Hawaii (1) def. UC Davis (4), 4-3.
Women's quarterfinals 
   UC Santa Barbara (5) def. UC Davis (4), 4-0.
At Gold River (Calif.) Racquet Club
(Friday's matches moved to Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center)
Men's quarterfinals
   Sacramento State (5) def. Montana State (4), 4-3.
Women's quarterfinals
   Sacramento State (3) def. Northern Colorado (6), 4-0.
At Sierra Sport & Racquet Club in Fresno
Women's quarterfinals
   San Jose State (6) vs. San Diego State (3), postponed by rain, rescheduled for today at 9 a.m.

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