Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cal's Goransson reaches semis in National Indoors


Andre Goransson practices during the Tiburon
Challenger in September. Photo by Paul Bauman 
    Andre Goransson of Cal won two matches on Friday to reach the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
   The 22nd-ranked Goransson defeated Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and fourth-seeded Arthur Rinderknech of Texas A&M 6-3, 7-6 (5) to improve to 12-1 this fall.
   Goransson, a junior from Sweden, will face Chris Eubanks in today's third match. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Dominik Koepfer of Tulane will meet Joao Monteiro of Virginia Tech. Monteiro surprised top-seeded Thai-Son Kwiatkowski of reigning NCAA champion Virginia 6-1, 7-6 (4).
   Coverage will begin at 6 a.m. PST on WatchESPN.com.
   Eubanks eliminated Stanford's Tom Fawcett 6-3, 7-5. Fawcett, a 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., had upset second-seeded Cameron Norrie of Texas Christian 6-4, 7-6 (8) earlier Friday in the second round.
   On the women's side, second-seeded Maegan Manasse of Cal lost to Sydney Campbell of reigning NCAA champion Vanderbilt 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. Manasse is ranked fourth and Campbell seventh.
   However, top-seeded Manasse and Denise Starr outclassed Giuliana Olmos, from Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Gabby Smith of USC 6-2, 6-2 to reach the doubles semifinals.
   Manasse and Starr will play third-seeded Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi of Kentucky.
USTA/ITA NATIONAL INDOOR INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
In Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
(Northern California results only)
Men's singles
Second round
   Andre Goransson, Cal, def. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
   Tom Fawcett, Stanford, def. Cameron Norrie (2), TCU, 6-4, 7-6 (8).
Quarterfinals
   Andre Goransson, Cal, def. Arthur Rinderknech (4), Texas A&M, 6-2, 7-5.
   Chris Eubanks, Georgia Tech, def. Tom Fawcett, Stanford, 6-3, 7-5.
Men's doubles
Quarterfinals
   Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares, Texas Tech, def. Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham (Saratoga resident), Columbia, 7-5, 7-5.
Women's singles
Second round
   Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt, def. Maegan Manasse (2), Cal, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Women's doubles
Quarterfinals
   Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr (2), Cal, def. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont resident) and Gabby Smith, USC, 6-2, 6-2.   

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