Bears Reach Doubles Semis As Fall Invite Opens
BERKELEY – Cal women's tennis stars Valentina Ivanov and Jessica Alsola advanced to the top-flight doubles semifinals on the first day of the Cal Fall Invitational on Friday at the Hellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis Courts. Ivanov and teammate Hannah Viller Moeller also moved on to the top-flight round of 16 in singles.
Ivanov, a senior, and Alsola, a sophomore, won twice Friday, beating San Jose State's Carolina Millan and Lara Marcos Mas, 8-3, and Iowa State's Sofia Cabezas and Anna Supapitch Kuearum, 8-5, to reach the semis, which the Bears will play at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Hoping to meet them in the semis were Viller Moeller, a junior, and Cal senior Erin Richardson, who defeated Santa Clara's Dasee Carter and Jenna Gordon, 8-3, in the round of 16. But the Cal duo lost to Gonzaga's Catherine Broerman and Adrianna Sosnowska, 8-6, in the quarterfinals.
Another Cal pair reached Saturday semifinals, as junior Cami Brown and sophomore Makenna Thiel won twice, including an 8-6 result over Arizona State's Natasha Hill and Marianna Argyrokastriti in the quarters. The two Bears will also play their semi at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
In top-flight, or Blue, singles, Viller Moeller made quick work of Olive Maunupau of UC Davis, winning 6-2, 6-0, in the opening round of 32. In the Bears' last match of the day at Hellman, Ivanov rallied after dropping the first set to beat San Francisco's Simran Chhraba, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, to advance to the round of 16.
The Cal Fall Invitational continues Saturday.
Cal Fall Invitational – Day 1 Cal Results
Sept. 30, 2022
Hellman Tennis Complex & Channing Tennis Courts
Blue Flight Round of 16
Jessica Alsola/Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. Carolina Millan/Lara Marco Mas (SJSU), 8-3
Erin Richardson/Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal) def. Dasee Carter/Jenna Gordon (SCU), 8-3
Blue Flight Quarterfinal Round
Jessica Alsola/Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. Sofia Cabezas/Anna Supapitch Kuearum (ISU), 8-5
Catherine Broerman/Adrianna Sosnowska (Gonzaga) def. Erin Richardson/Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal), 8-6
Gold Flight Round of 16
Cami Brown/Makenna Thiel (Cal) def. Kennedy Buntrock/Melissa LaMette (Cal Poly), 8-7(7)
Gold Flight Quarterfinal Round
Cami Brown/Makenna Thiel (Cal) def. Natasha Hill/Marianna Argyrokastriti (ASU), 8-6
Blue Flight Round of 32
Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal) def. Olive Maunupau (UC Davis), 6-2, 6-0
Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. Simran Chhabra (USF), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Gold Flight Round of 32
Makenna Thiel (Cal) def. Mariia Vyshkina (Fresno State), 6-2, 6-2
Erin Richardson (Cal) def. Velizara Fileva (SCU), 7-5, 6-1
Arianna Capogrosso (USF) def. Cami Brown (Cal), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2