April 25, 2013
OJAI, Calif. -- The Pac-12 singles championships are underway with Grace Ysidora leading the Huskies. In the main draw, Ysidora advanced to the second round, while two others were knocked out of the tournament.
Ysidora defeated Dhany Quevedo of Colorado, 6-4, 6-1. She advanced to face top-seeded Zsofia Susanyi of California in round two, but the second round did not go as well with Ysidoria falling, 6-3, 6-0.
Also in singles, Andjela Nemcevic fell to third-seeded Krista Hardbeck of Stanford, 6-1, 6-4, while Elianne Douglas-Miron lost to Sarah Pham of Utah, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0.
The Dawgs fared much better in the Invitational portion of the tournament, getting first-round wins from Natali Coronel. Shimizu defeated Mazy Watrous of Colorado, 6-3, 6-3, while Coronel knocked off Alice Duranteau of California, 3-6, 7-5, 10-7.
Brianna Kemp and Julija Lukac also joined Shimizu and Coronel in the Round of 32 as she received a bye in the Invitational Tournament.
In round two, Coronel Washington's only winner, defeating Lucia Kovarcikova of Utah, 7-5, 2-6, 10-4. She advanced to the third round to face fourth-seeded Taylor Davis of California on Friday at 11 a.m.
Falling in round two were the other three Dawgs, beginning with Kemp who lost to Ellie Yates of USC, 7-6 (2), 6-0. In addition, Lukac fell to Lindsey Kostas of Stanford, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 10-6, while Shimizu lost to Cecelia Estlander of California, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 10-6.
Friday, Coronel will be the lone Husky left in singles action, while the doubles tournaments get underway.