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Ranked Wins, Consolation Title

Nov 8, 2021

SAN DIEGO - Impressive results continued to roll in from Stanford during a busy weekend, particularly from the freshman class, highlighted by the consolation singles title for Alexandra Yepifanova at the ITA National Fall Championships.

After losing her first match of the tournament to eventual champion No. 56 ranked Eryn Cayetano of USC, Yepifanova responded with three straight wins over ranked foes in the consolation bracket. Yepifanova defeated No. 114 Karine Marion Job of Kansas State, No. 8 Natasha Subhash of Virginia and No. 53 Lisa Zaar of Pepperdine, all in straight sets. 

Fellow freshman Connie Ma won her first two matches in the singles bracket, defeating Snow Han of USC and No. 35 Fiona Crawley of USC in a tight three-setter before dropping a 6-4, 6-4 decision to Daria Frayman of Princeton, the tournament's eventual runner-up. She paired with Angelica Blake in doubles as the pair won their first match of the tournament against a duo from Virginia.

Back on The Farm for the Stanford Invitational, Sara Choy, Ana Geller, Valencia Xu and India Houghton were in action for the Cardinal against foes from UC Santa Barbara, Princeton and San Francisco. The weekend was highlighted by Xu's victory over No. 99 Elizaveta Volodko from UCSB in singles.

The Cardinal rounds out its fall season in Hawaii on Nov. 20.
Thursday, Nov. 4 - ITA National Fall Championships
Singles First Round
Connie Ma (STAN) d. Snow Han (USC) 6-3, 6-1
#56 Eryn Cayetano (USC) d. Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles First Round
Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) d. Melodie Collard/Hibah Shaikh (UVA) 6-3, 2-6, 10-5
Morgan Cross/Tatum Rice (ARK) d. Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 6-3, 7-6(3)
Friday, Nov. 5 - ITA National Fall Championships
Singles Round of 16
Connie Ma (STAN) d. #35 Fiona Crawley (UNC) 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-2

Singles Quarterfinals
Daria Frayman (PRIN) d. Connie Ma (STAN) 6-4, 6-4

Singles Consolation Quarterfinals
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #114 Karine Marion Job (KSU) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles Round of 16
Fiona Crawley/Elizabeth Scotty (UNC) d. Angelica Blake/Connie Ma (STAN) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles Consolation Round of 16
#28 Mary Lewis/Maja Pietrowicz (MICHST) d. Niluka Madurawe/Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) 6-2, 6-1
Saturday, Nov. 6 - ITA National Fall Championships
Singles Consolation Semifinals
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #8 Natasha Subhash (UVA) 6-3, 6-3
Sunday, Nov. 7 - ITA National Fall Championships
Singles Consolation Finals
Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) d. #53 Lisa Zaar (PEPP) 7-6(2), 7-5
Friday, Nov. 5 - Stanford Invitational
Sara Choy (STAN) d. Maia Sung (PRIN) 6-2, 6-2
India Houghton (STAN) d. Rita Colyer (USF) 6-3, 6-4
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Camille Kiss (UCSB) 6-2, 6-1
Maria Martinez Vaquero (USF) d. Ana Geller (STAN) 6-4, 6-3

Leena Bennetto/Nathalie Rodilosso (PRIN) d. Sara Choy/Ana Geller (STAN) 7-6
Shakhnoza Khatamova/Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB) d. Valencia Xu/India Houghton (STAN) 6-4
Saturday, Nov. 6 - Stanford Invitational
Valencia Xu (STAN) d. #99 Elizaveta Volodko (UCSB) 6-3, 7-6(2)
India Houghton (STAN) d. Stephanie Schrage (PRIN) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Ana Geller (STAN) d. Filippa Bruu-Syversen (UCSB) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
Shakhnoza Khatamova (UCSB) d. Sara Choy (STAN) 6-2, 1-6, 10-7

Valencia Xu/India Houghton (STAN) d. Simran Chhabra/Chiho Mushika (USF) 6-2
Sara Choy/Ana Geller (STAN) d. Mya Bui/Simran Chhabra (USF) 6-2
Kira Reuter/Amelia Honer (UCSB) d. Valencia Xu/India Houghton (STAN) 6-4
Sunday, Nov. 7 - Stanford Invitational
Ana Geller/Niluka Madurawe (STAN) d. Caragh Courtney/Simran Chhabra (USF) 6-4
India Houghton/Valencia Xu (STAN) d. Mya Bui/Arianna Capogrosso (USF) 7-5