Friday, November 7, 2014

Piedmont's McDonald ousted in National Indoors

Third-seeded Mackenzie McDonald of UCLA lost to Amerigo
Contini of Virginia Tech in the first round of the USTA/ITA
National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship. 2012 photo
by Paul Bauman

   Amerigo Contini of Virginia Tech stunned third-seeded Mackenzie McDonald, a UCLA sophomore from Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 on Thursday in the first round of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
   The tournament is being held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the U.S. Open.
   Also, Thai Kwiatkowski of Virginia defeated Stanford freshman Thomas Fawcett 7-5, 6-3.
   Two Cal women advanced, both in straight sets. Fifth-seeded Maegan Manasse crushed Josie Kuhlman of Florida 6-0, 6-1, and Lynn Chi dispatched Valentine Confalonier of Lynn 6-3, 6-4.
   Chi will have a chance to avenge her loss to seventh-seeded Danielle Collins of Virginia in the NCAA final last May. Collins held off Sydney Campbell of Vanderbilt 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
   Sixth-seeded Julia Elbaba of Virginia beat Cal's Zsofi Susanyi 6-2, 6-4, and Caroline Price of North Carolina eliminated Giuliana Olmos, a USC junior from Fremont in the Bay Area, 7-5, 6-1.
   Advancing to the doubles quarterfinals were McDonald and Martin Redlicki on the men's side and third-seeded Klara Fabikova and Susanyi on the women's.
   Fourth-seeded Manasse and Denise Starr lost to Kelsey Laurente and Viktoriya Lushkova of Oklahoma State 6-4, 3-6 [10-5]. Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa of USF fell to Kevin Metka and Ralf Steinbach of Ohio State 6-2, 6-4. 

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