Day 3 women's recap: McPhillips and Hardebeck, USC and UCLA set for championship matches
OJAI, Calif. - A singles and doubles champion will be crowned Sunday at the Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championships at the 113th Annual Ojai Tournament. The semifinal round of singles and doubles competition were held on Saturday morning with participants advancing from three of the California schools in Stanford, UCLA and USC.
The singles semifinals matches both split the first two sets to send the matches into the third set. UCLA’s Kyle McPhillips battled back after falling in the first set to Stanford’s Kristie Ahn. The match went to Ahn in the first set by a score of 3-6, but McPhillips came back scoring 6-1, 6-4 in the second and third sets. On the other semifinal court Krista Hardebeck claimed victory over Cal's Anett Schutting in three sets by a score of 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. McPhillips and Hardebeck will face each other on Sunday at 10 a.m. PT at Libbey Park.
The doubles final will be a battle between UCLA and USC with the No. 1-seeded pair of Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria of USC to battle the UCLA pair of Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez. Christian and Santamaria faced Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay of Stanford in the semifinals and advanced by a score of 8-4. Dolehide and Montez are continuing to upset ranked opponents as they topped Cal’s third-seeded pair of Lynn Chi and Schutting by a score of 8-6.
In the invitational competition, Tsay will face Christian in the singles invitational final on Sunday at 8 a.m. PT at Libbey Park. The doubles invitational final will be between Cal's fourth-seeded pair of Cecelia Estlander and Annie Goransson and the pair of Natali Coronel and Grace Sari Ysidora, who hold the third seed, from Washington. The doubles competition will face off at 11 a.m. PT on Sunday at Libbey Park.
Singles Championship Competition
#8 McPhillips (UCLA) def. #6 Ahn (STAN) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
#3 Hardebeck (STAN) def. #2 Schutting (CAL) - 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Singles Invitational Competition
#2 Tsay (STAN) advanced over #4 Davis (CAL) - Retired, injury
#6 Christian (USC) def. Motraon (UCLA) - 6-2, 6-0
Doubles Championship Competition
#1 Christian/Santamaria (USC) def. Tan/Tsay (STAN)- 8-4
Dolehide/Montez (UCLA) def. #3 Chi/Schutting (CAL) - 8-6
Doubles Invitational Competition
#4 Estlander/Goransson (CAL) def. Herring/Kostas (STAN) - 9-7
#3 Coronel/Ysidora (WASH) def #2 Craig/Pham UTAH) - 8-6