Brady, McPhillips to Play for Singles Titles on Sunday
LOS ANGELES - UCLA's Jennifer Brady and Kyle McPhillips will both be playing for singles championships on Sunday, as the two Bruin tennis players booked spots in the finals of their respective tournaments on Saturday.
At the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., Brady began her day with a 6-3, 6-2 quarterfinal victory over USC's Gabby Smith. She then downed North Carolina's Whitney Kay, 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinals. Brady will take on USC's Guiliana Olmos in Sunday's championship match. Olmos ousted Bruin Senior Kaitlin Ray from the tournament on Saturday, winning 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Playing at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in La Quinta, Calif, McPhillips also posted a pair of straight-set victories to earn a spot in Sunday's singles final. She downed Arizona's Lauren Marker, 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals before downing Stanford's Krista Hardebeck, 6-3, 6-2. McPhillip's opponent in Sunday's final will be Pepperdine's Lorraine Guillermo.
McPhillips and partner Catherine Harrison, the nation's No. 1 doubles team, were beaten in the quarterfinals of the doubles draw on Saturday, suffering a 6-4 loss to USC's Gabriella Desimone and Zoe Katz.
UCLA's complete results from both tournaments can be found below.
Freeman Memorial Championships
Jan 16-18, 2015 at Las Vegas, NV (Fertitta Tennis Complex)
|32||#13 Caroline Doyle (Stanford) def. Kristin Wiley (UCLA) 6-0, 3-6, 7-5|
|32||Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Mason Strickland (Texas A&M) 6-1, 6-2|
|32||Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Bojana Petrovic (UNLV) 6-1, 6-2|
|32||Terri Fleming (UCLA) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-4, 6-1|
|16||Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Santa Shumilina (UNLV) 6-1, 6-1|
|16||Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) def. Eve Repic (Tennessee) 6-2, 6-0|
|16||Hayley Carter (North Carolina) def. Terri Fleming (UCLA) 6-2, 6-2|
|8||Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Kaitlin Ray (UCLA) 6-1, 6-2|
|8||Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Gabby Smith (USC) 6-3, 6-2|
|4||Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Whitney Kay (North Carolina) 7-5, 6-4|
|16||Kristin Wiley (UCLA) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-4, 6-2|
|Ellen Tsay (Stanford) def. Terri Fleming (UCLA) 6-2, 6-4|
|16||#29 Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams (Tennessee) def. Terri Fleming/Kristin Wiley (UCLA) 6-2|
National Collegiate Tennis Classic
Jan 16-19, 2015 at La Quinta, CA (Sunrise Country Club)
|32||Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Ines Deheza (Texas A&M) 2-1, retired|
|32||Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Shani Blecher (San Diego) 6-2, 6-1|
|32||Rutuja Bhoslae (Texas A&M) def. Kelly Shaffer (UCLA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2|
|16||Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Carol Zhao (Stanford) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4|
|16||Lorraine Guillermo (Pepperdine) def. Catherine Harrison (UCLA) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)|
|8||Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Lauren Marker (Arizona) 6-4, 6-1|
|4||Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Krista Hardebeck (Stanford) 6-3, 6-2|
|16||Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Shani Blecher/Marta Stojanovic (San Diego) 6-4|
|8||Gabriella DeSimone/Zoe Katz (USC) def. Catherine Harrison/Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) 6-4|