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Friday, February 9, 2018

My Interview with Jamie Loeb; All Eight Seeds Advance to Quarterfinals at ITA Women's D-I Team Indoor Championships; Ohio State Men Post 4-3 Win Over Texas A&M

Last week at the Dow Tennis Classic in Midland, Michigan, I had an opportunity to speak with former North Carolina star Jamie Loeb for this Tennis Recruiting Network article. The 2015 NCAA champion, who is now beginning her third full year on the WTA Tour, reached the final of that $100,000 tournament and moved her WTA ranking to a career-high of 132. She spoke candidly about her results in 2017, the financial challenges of toiling outside the Top 100, her continued connection to UNC, and what she hopes to accomplish in 2018.


The ITA Women's Division I Team Indoor round one is complete, with all eight seeds advancing to the quarterfinals.  Although most of the matches were tight, with five of them ending at 4-2, none came down to the last match on.

Below are the box scores from all eight matches.  Bobby Knight has a link to all the lineups and the UTR numbers for all those competing at College Tennis Today.

Saturday's quarterfinals:

Noon (Central time):
Georgia[2] v Duke[7]
North Carolina[3] v Texas Tech[6]

3:30 p.m.:

Pepperdine[4] v Georgia Tech[5]
Vanderbilt[1] v Florida[3]

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Febuary 9, 2018
First Round

No. 2 Georgia 4, Texas 2

Doubles
No. 1: Elena Christofi/Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Anna Turati/Fernanda Labrana (UT) 7-5
No. 2: Mariana Gould/Katarina Jokic (UGA) def. Bianca Turati/Marta Perez-Mur (UT) 6-1
No. 3: Bojana Markovic/Petra Granic (UT) def. Kennedy Shaffer/Annette Goulak (UGA) 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
No. 1: Bianca Turati (UT) vs. Katarina Jokic (UGA) 6-3, 5-7, 0-1, unfinished
No. 2: Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Anna Turati (UT) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3: Petra Granic (UT) def. Marta Gonzalez (UGA) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4: Bojana Markovic (UT) def. Elena Christofi (UGA) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5: Morgan Coppoc (UGA) def. Fernanda Labrana (UT) 6-3, 6-1
No. 6: Mariana Gould (UGA) def. Marta Perez-Mur (UT) 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 4, 2

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No. 7 Duke 4, South Carolina 0

Doubles
No. 1: Samantha Harris/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Silvia Chinellato/Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SC) 7-6(3)
No. 2: Kaitlyn McCarthy/Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Hadley Berg/Paige Cline (SC) 6-2
No. 3: Meible Chi/Hannah Zhao (Duke) vs. Megan Davies/Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) 6-6 unfinished
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles
No. 1: Samantha Harris (Duke) vs. Mia Horvit (SC) 5-7, 6-6 unfinished
No. 2: Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) vs. Hadley Berg (SC) 6-4, 3-6, 3-4 unfinished
No. 3: Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Ingrid Gamarra Martins (SC) 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-1
No. 4: Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Silvia Chinellato (SC) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5: Meible Chi (Duke) def. Megan Davies (SC) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6: Hannah Zhao (Duke) vs. Rachel Rohrabacher (SC) 5-7, 6-3, 5-4 unfinished
Order of Finish: 5, 4, 3

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No. 3 North Carolina 4, Ole Miss 2

Doubles
No. 1: Arianne Hartono/Alexa Bortles (MISS) def. Jessie Aney/Alexa Graham (UNC) 6-3
No. 2: Alle Sanford/Sara Daavettila (UNC) def. Natalie Suk/Sabina Machalova (MISS) 6-1
No. 3: Makenna Jones/Marika Akkerman (UNC) def. Tea Jandric/Tereza Janatova (MISS) 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
No. 1: Alle Sanford (UNC) vs. Arianne Hartono (MISS) 6-3, 2-6, 4-4, unfinished
No. 2: Makenna Jones (UNC) def. Natalie Suk (MISS) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Sara Daavettila (UNC) def. Sabina Machalova (MISS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
No. 4: Tea Jandric (MISS) def. Jessie Aney (UNC) 6-3, 6-4
No. 5: Alexa Graham (UNC) def. Alexa Bortles (MISS) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6: Anna Vrbenska (MISS) def. Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 6, 4, 3
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No. 6 Texas Tech 4, UCLA 2

Doubles
No. 1: Sabrina Federici/Sarah Dvorak (TTU) def. Terri Fleming/Jada Hart (UCLA) 7-6 (6)
No. 2: Gabriela Talaba/Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Gabby Andrews/Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) 6-1 No. 3: Alaina Miller/Ena Shibahara (UCLA) def. Alex Valenstein/Lana Rush (TTU) 7-6 (2)
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
Singles
No. 1: Ena Shibahara (UCLA) def. Gabriela Talaba (TTU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Jada Hart (UCLA) 7-5, 6-2
No. 3: Terri Fleming (UCLA) vs. Sabrina Federici (TTU) 7-5, 2-6, 3-2 unfinished
No. 4: Alex Valenstein (TTU) def. Ayan Broomfield (UCLA) 7-6 (2), 6-4
No. 5: Sarah Dvorak (TTU) def. Abi Altick (UCLA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 6: Alaina Miller (UCLA) def. Lana Rush (TTU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 6, 5, 4
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No. 5 Georgia Tech 4, Michigan 2

Doubles
No. 1: Kate Fahey/Alex Najarian (MICH) vs. Paige Hourigan/Kenya Jones (GT) 5-3, unfinished
No. 2: Johnnise Renaud/Ida Jarlskog (GT) def. Kara Hall/Mira Ruder-Hook (MICH) 6-1
No. 3: Victoria Flores/Nami Otsuka (GT) def. Lera Patiuk/Chiara Lommer (MICH) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3

Singles
No. 1: Paige Hourigan (GT) vs. Kate Fahey (MICH) 5-7, 6-2, 3-2, unfinished
No. 2: Chiara Lommer (MICH) def. Johnnise Renaud (GT) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3: Ida Jarlskog (GT) def. Brienne Minor (MICH) 7-6 (6), 6-4
No. 4: Mira Ruder-Hook (MICH) def. Victoria Flores (GT) 6-4, 6-3
No. 5: Nami Otsuka (GT) vs. Alex Najarian (MICH) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
No. 6: Kenya Jones (GT) def. Bella Lorenzini (MICH) 6-0, 6-3
Order of Finish: 6, 2, 4, 3, 5
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No. 4 Pepperdine 4, Auburn 2

Doubles
No. 1: Ashley Lahey/Mayar Sherif Ahmed (Pepp) def. Alizee Michaud/Jaeda Daniel (Aub) 7-6 (4)
No. 2: Taylor Russo/Madeline Meredith (Aub) def. Evgeniya Levashova/Dzina Milovanovic (Pepp) 6-3
No. 3: Adrijana Lekaj/Laure Gulbe (Pepp) def. Georgie Axon/Alannah Griffin (Aub) 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
No. 1: Ashley Lahey (Pepp) vs. Jaeda Daniel (Aub) 7-5, 3-6, 2-5 unfinished
No. 2: Mayar Sherif Ahmed (Pepp) def. Taylor Russo (Aub) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Alizee Michaud (Aub) def. Laure Gulbe (Pepp) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4: Evgeniya Levashova (Pepp) def. Madeline Meredith (Aub) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
No. 5: Andie Dikosavljevic (Aub) def. Dzina Milovanovic (Pepp) 7-6 (5), 7-5
No. 6: Adrijana Lekaj (Pepp) def. Georgie Axon (Aub) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5, 4, 6
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No. 8 Florida 5, Wisconsin 0

Doubles
No. 1: Anna Danilina/Victoria Emma (FLA) def. Kelsey Grambeau/Maryann Rompf (WISC) 6-4
No. 2: Josie Kuhlman/McCartney Kessler (FLA) def. Melissa Pick/Alexis Keberle (WISC) 6-1
No. 3: Peggy Porter/Katie Kubicz (FLA) vs. Christina Zordani/Michelle Linden (WISC) 4-5, unfinished
Order of Finish: 2, 1

Singles
No. 1: Anna Danilina (FLA) vs. Alexis Keberle (WISC) 6-2, 4-2, unfinished
No. 2: Josie Kuhlman (FLA) vs. Maryann Rompf (WISC) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3: Victoria Emma (FLA) vs. Kelsey Grambeau (WISC) 6-3, 6-2
No. 4: McCartney Kessler (FLA) vs. Melissa Pick (WISC) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5: Peggy Porter (FLA) vs. Michelle Linden (WISC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6: Katie Kubicz (FLA) vs. Christina Zordani (WISC) 7-6 (1), 2-0, unfinished
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 3, 4
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No. 1 Vanderbilt 4, Wake Forest 0

Doubles
No. 1: Astra Sharma/Fernanda Contreras (VAN) def. Eliza Omirou/Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-2
No. 2: Chandler Carter/Emma Davis (WF) def. Emma Kurtz/Emily Smith (VAN) 6-2
No. 3: Christina Rosca/Amanda Meyer (VAN) def. Mary Caroline Meredith/Alexis Franco (WF) 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles
No. 1: Astra Sharma (VAN) vs. Emma Davis (WF) 6-4, 4-0, unfinished
No. 2: Fernanda Contreras (VAN) vs. Eliza Omirou (WF) 1-6, 5-2, unfinished
No. 3: Christina Rosca (VAN) def. Chandler Carter (WF) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4: Emma Kurtz (VAN) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5: Summer Dvorak (VAN) vs. Joanna Zalewski (WF) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
No. 6: Amanda Meyer (VAN) vs. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 6

There was a Top 10 men's match this evening, with No. 2 Ohio State hosting No. 6 Texas A&M in Columbus.  The match came down to No. 2 singles, with Ohio State's Mikhael Torpegaard defeating Arthur Rinderknech 7-5, 6-7(2), 6-2 in front of a very loud Buckeye crowd.  No. 1 singles was a rematch of last year's Kalamazoo 18s final, but this time JJ Wolf got the victory over Patrick Kypson 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.  The complete recap is at the Ohio State website.

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