Chiang Advances to Semifinal at Jack Kramer Club

Yuki Chiang

Nov. 8, 2013

Complete Results

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif.Yuki Chiang of the Pepperdine women’s tennis team was the star of Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational today, grinding out two three-set victories to advance to the semifinal round.

Chiang (Ojai, Calif./Campbell Hall HS) improved to 8-4 on the season with the two wins today. She first eliminated 16th seeded Blair Shankle of Baylor 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. In the quarterfinals, the freshman was faced with 12th seeded Gabriella DeSantis of Ohio State. After falling in the first set 3-6, Chiang stormed back to win 6-4, 7-5.

Chiang, who is draw’s No. 6 seed, will face top-seeded Stefanie Tan of TCU in tomorrow’s semifinal.

In doubles, Chiang teamed up with Michaela Capannolo (Melbourne, Australia/Genazzano FCJ College) to down Ohio State’s Sandy Niehaus and Graninne O’Neil, 8-4. The pair resumes action in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Meanwhile, at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship, Lorraine Guillermo (Walnut, Calif./Rowland HS) made her exit after suffering a loss in consolation.

Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational
Nov 7-10, 2013 at Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Singles competition
Main Draw -- Round of 16
Gabriella DeSantis (Ohio State) def. Michaela Capannolo (Pepperdine) 6-4, 6-2
Yuki Chiang (Pepperdine) def. Blair Shankle (Baylor) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
#56 Gabriella DeSimone (USC) def. #68 Ale Granillo (Pepperdine) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4



Main Draw -- Quarterfinals
Yuki Chiang (Pepperdine) def. Gabriella DeSantis (Ohio State) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Consolation Draw
Seda Arantekin (Texas Christian) def. A.Runglerdkriangkrai (Pepperdine) 6-4, retired

Main Draw -- Round of 16
Michaela Capannolo/Yuki Chiang (Pepperdine) def. Sandy Niehaus/Grainne O'Neill (Ohio State) 8-4
Millie Nichols/Seda Arantekin (Texas Christian) def. A.Runglerdkriangkrai/Ale Granillo (Pepperdine) 8-4

USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship

Nov 07, 2013 at Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Consolation Draw -- Round of 16
#27 Beatrice Capra (Duke) def. #29 Lorraine Guillermo (Pepperdine) 6-0, 6-1

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