Pepperdine Continues Success at Regional Championship
Three doubles teams advance to the round of 16.
Oct. 18, 2013
SAN DIEGO – The Pepperdine women’s tennis team continued its success at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship in San Diego. The Waves were victorious in three doubles matches in addition to five singles matches.
The team of Michaela Capannolo (Melbourne, Australia/Genazzano FCJ College) and Yuki Chiang (Ojai, Calif./Campbell Hall HS) were successful over favorites Kaitlin Ray and Chanelle Van Nguyen of UCLA, 8-4. Although Ray and Van Nguyen aren’t ranked as a doubles team, they both appear in the singles ranking.
Also taking home wins for the Waves in doubles competition were the teams of Lorraine Guillermo (Walnut, Calif./Rowland HS) and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai (Bangkok, Thailand/IMG Academy), who defeated Kristine Kouyoumijia and Alexis Valenzuela of Cal State Fullerton, 8-2, and the team of Matea Cutura (Zagreb, Croatia/Gimnazija Birotehnika/DePaul) and Ale Granillo (Pachuca, Mexico/Instituto Hidalgo), who were victorious over LMU’s Miya Jin and Laura Mueller, 8-5.
In singles competition, fourth-seeded Guillermo dispatched Cal State Fullerton’s Kouyoumijia in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3, to improve to 11-2 on the young season. Meanwhile, Granillo was also triumphant, but her win did not come as easy. She dropped the first set, 3-6 to Long Beach State redshirt freshman Julie Gerard. However, Granillo would storm back and win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-2 for her fourth victory in a row.
Play at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship resumes tomorrow with more main draw singles and doubles action, as well as continued consolation matches.
USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship
Oct 17-21, 2013 at San Diego, Calif.
Singles Round of 32
#1 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Danielle Feneridis (Pepperdine) 7-5, 6-1
#68 Ale Granillo (Pepperdine) def. Julie Gerard (Long Beach State) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
#63 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Yuki Chiang (Pepperdine) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
#29 Lorraine Guillermo (Pepperdine) def. Kristine Kouyoumijia (Loyola Marymount) 6-0, 6-3
Zoe Katz (USC) def. Matea Cutura (Pepperdine) 6-1, 6-4
Marta Stojanovic (San Diego) def. P. Salirathavibhaga (Pepperdine) 6-4, 6-4
Matea Cutura (Pepperdine) def. Rebecca Faltusz (Hawaii) 6-1, 6-0
A.Runglerdkriangkrai (Pepperdine) def. Xenia Suworowa (Hawaii) 6-4, 6-2
Michaela Capannolo (Pepperdine) def. Kennedy Davis (San Diego State) 6-4, 6-2
Karolina Rozenberg (Long Beach State) def. Danielle Feneridis (Pepperdine) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles Round of 32
Lorraine Guillermo/A.Runglerdkriangkrai (Pepperdine) def. Kristine Kouyoumijia/Lisa Piller (Loyola Marymount) 8-2
Michaela Capannolo/Yuki Chiang (Pepperdine) def. Kaitlin Ray/Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 8-4
Matea Cutura/Ale Granillo (Pepperdine) def. Miya Jin/Laura Mueller (Loyola Marymount) 8-5
Marivick Mamiit/Sarah Gong (UC Irvine) def. P. Salirathavibhaga/Danielle Feneridis (Pepperdine) 8-3