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USC's Eryn Cayetano Wins ITA National Fall Singles Championship

Nov 7, 2021

SAN DIEGO — USC junior Eryn Cayetano is the 2021 ITA National Fall Singles Champion. She claimed the title on Sunday (Nov. 7) with her 6-0, 5-7, 7-5 victory over Princeton's Daria Frayman at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif. 
 
Cayetano is the third Trojan in history to claim this title. She joins Carolina Kuhlman (1986) and Maria Sanchez (2010) as winners of the ITA National Fall Singles Championships. 
 
Cayetano didn't miss a beat as she went undefeated throughout the tournament.  After defeating Stanford's Alexandra Yepifanova 7-5, 6-4 in the Round of 32, the No. 56 ranked Trojan beat Florida State's No. 125 Petra Hule 6-2, 7-5. 
 
In the Quarterfinals Cayetano claimed a victory over Saint Mary's No. 57 Mariia Kozyreva with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 score. 
 
Cayetano upset Iowa's No. 12 ranked Alexa Noel 7-5, 6-2 in the Semifinals to secure placement in the championship match. 
 
After winning the first set 6-0, Cayetano exchanged games back and forth with Frayman to even out the second set at 5-5. Frayman made a push to claim the second set with a 7-5 score to force a deciding third set.
 
The third set continued to be tight as Cayetano and Frayman were tied at 4-4. Cayetano pushed ahead to take a 5-4 lead, but Frayman fought back to tie it up again at 5-5. With true fight on spirit, Trojan Cayetano took a strong lead and won the third set 7-5 to win the match. 
 
Senior Salma Ewing and redshirt freshman Snow Han also competed in the tournament. No. 18 Ewing reached the Round of 16 in singles, Han fell in the Round of 32 and the duo of Ewing/Han reached the Round of 16 in doubles. 
 
See below for full scores from the tournament. 
 
 
ITA Fall National Championships
 
Singles
 
Round of 32 – Nov. 4
#56 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. Alexandra Yepifanova (Stanford) – 7-5, 6-4
#18 Salma Ewing (USC) def. #67 Kylie Collins (UT) – 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Connie Ma (Stan.) def. Snow Han (USC) – 6-3, 6-1
 
Round of 16 – Nov. 5
#56 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. #125 Petra Hule (FSU) – 6-2, 7-5
Sarah Hamner (South Carolina) def. #18 Salma Ewing (USC) – 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2
 
Quarterfinals – Nov. 5
#56 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. #57 Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) – 6-2, 6-2
 
Semifinals – Nov. 6
#56 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. #12 Alexa Noel (Iowa) – 7-5, 6-2
 
Finals – Nov. 7
#56 Eryn Cayetano (USC) def. Daria Frayman (Princeton) – 6-0, 5-7, 7-5

Singles Consolation
 
Round of 16 – Q – Nov. 5
Snow Han (USC) def. #96 Safiya Carrington (LSU) – 6-3, 6-1
 
Round of 16
Snow Han (USC) – bye
 
Quarterfinals – Nov. 5
Thasaporn Naklo (ISU) def. Snow Han (USC) – 6-3, 6-4
 
 
Doubles
 
Round of 32 – Nov. 4
Ewing/Han (USC) def. Bryzgalova/Curnic (Penn) - 7-6(5) 7-6(3)
 
Round of 16 – Nov. 5
Herrero Linana/Krywoj (Baylor) def. Ewing/Han (USC) - 6-4 5-7 [10-6]