Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cal's Manasse reaches National Indoor semis

   Fifth-seeded Maegan Manasse of Cal won two matches Friday to reach the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
   Manasse, a sophomore from Redondo Beach in the Los Angeles area, beat Despoina Vogasari of Houston 6-4, 6-4 in the second round and Stephanie Nauta of Virginia 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
   Manasse, who has not lost a set in her three matches, will face unseeded Stephanie Wagner of Miami today at 7:30 a.m. PST. Wagner ousted Lynn Chi of Cal 6-1, 6-3 in a matchup of unseeded players.
   Earlier Friday, Chi avenged her loss to Danielle Collins of Virginia in this year's NCAA final with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the No. 7 seed.
   In today's other women's semifinal, fourth-seeded Brooke Austin of Florida will meet sixth-seeded Julia Elbaba of Virginia.
   All men's semifinalists are unseeded. Ryan Shane of Virginia will take on Gonzales Austin of Vanderbilt, and Brayden Schnur of North Carolina will play Dominik Koepfer of Tulane.
   Mackenzie McDonald, a UCLA sophomore from Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Martin Redlicki advanced to the men's doubles semifinals with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor of Notre Dame.
   Third-seeded Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi of Cal lost to unseededCatherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips of NCAA champion UCLA 6-4, 6-4 in the women's doubles quarterfinals.

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