Lorraine Guillermo Continues at USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship
Guillermo improves to 7-0 on the season after winning in the quarterfinals today at the regional championship.
Oct. 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Sophomore Lorraine Guillermo of the Pepperdine women’s tennis team posted another win today at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship – her fourth of the tournament – to advance to the semifinals.
Guillermo (Walnut, Calif./Rowland HS) faced Kim Stubbe, ranked #72 in the ITA preseason singles rankings, in the quarterfinals today at the Barnes Tennis Center. The two contestants were very evenly matched, but the Wave emerged with the 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory.
Overall this season, Guillermo boasts an untainted 7-0 singles record.
Tomorrow, she will face Robins Anderson of UCLA. Anderson sits at #3 in the singles poll and is the top-seeded player in the tournament.
Ale Granillo (Pachuca, Mexico/Instituto Hidalgo) also reached the singles quarterfinal, but suffered defeated to #8-ranked Sabrina Santamaria of USC.
In the consolation round, Abigail Phillips gritted out a win in the super tiebreaker against Natalie McKay of UC Riverside.
Phillips and Tara Panu’s (Los Alamitos, Calif./The Harker School) run came to an end in doubles, as the duo lost to Marivick Mamiit and Sarah Stadfelt, 8-4.
Action at the regional championships continues tomorrow and runs through Monday.
Abigail Phillips (Pepperdine) def. Natalie McKay (UC Riverside) 6-1, 3-6, 10-7
Paola Cos (UC Santa Barbara) def. Abigail Phillips (Pepperdine) 6-0, 4-6, 13-11
Doubles Round of 16
Marivick Mamiit/Sarah Stadfelt (UC Irvine) def. Tara Panu/Abigail Phillips (Pepperdine) 8-4