Sunday’s schedule featured defending champion Jonathan Sheehy and Monday’s follow up will give us a better understanding of who has the potential to move into the finals.
From juniors to professional players competing, the 2020 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships continues to prove that tennis is a safe, social distancing sport.
Here are the takeaways from the Round of 32 and Round of 16 in main draw action – a continuation from the top-seeded men & women preview from Friday:
Hady Brings The Heat: Hady Habib faced Brayden Michna in the opening matches of the day. In straight sets, Hady defended his home court with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. He went on to face Welsh Hotard where he proved superior again, taking the match 6-1, 6-2. Hady moves on to the quarterfinals to face fellow aggie Noach Schachter at 8:30 am CT tomorrow.
Waves Up: In superior fashion, Jessica Failla left her mark on the day winning against ITA Cup Champion, Berta Bernardi, 6-1, 1-6, 1-0. Jessica then moved into the Round of 16 to face Jeanette Mireles. The Pepperdine returner defeated Mireles 6-1, 6-0 to move on to the quarterfinals. Jessica is slated to begin her match at 10:45 am CT.
Austin as Expected: In professional fashion, Austin Krajicek claimed victory over his opponent Alexander Frusina. In a one-sided, straight-set win, Austin won 6-1, 6-4. Austin then faced Jack Pulliam in the quarterfinal round. There, he won 6-2, 6-3 to punch his ticket into the quarterfinals to face Jonathan Sheehy at 8:30 am CT.
Reami Rolls On: Adriana Reami has her eyes on the prize as she defeated Zoe Hammon 6-2, 6-1 in her first match and Mary Stoiana 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 in her second match of the day. Adriana will face off with Blue Chip recruit Mika Ikemori tomorrow at 10:45 am CT.
A Win & A Loss: Alex Brown entered the day successfully with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over Nevin Arimilli which pushed him into the Round of 16. Alex was unable to hold on to the success of the day when he lost his second match of the day 7-6, 2-6, 0-1. JC Roddick takes his place to move on to the quarterfinals tomorrow at 8:30 am CT.
Staying Alive: Rhiann Newborn continues to glide through the tournament. She met up with Kaia Wolfe this morning – winning 6-2, 6-2. She then moved on to the Round of 16 to take on Harper Santos. Rhiann defeated Harper 6-2, 6-1 to move on to the quarterfinals where she will meet up with Solymar Colling at 10:45 am CT.
Out After One: Vazha Shubladze made his day successful after he toppled Preston Stearns, 6-4, 7-6. After the win, Vazha lost momentum, losing his Round of 16 match to Andrew Rogers 6-7, 7-5. The Volunteer will take Shubladze’s place for the quarterfinals tomorrow where he will face Javier Gonzalez at 8:30 am CT.
Hot then Cold: Sierra Berry was moving into the day after defeating Anna Rogers yesterday. Taking her first match against Enya Ratkic 7-6, 6-2, Sierra wasn’t able to hold on in the Round of 16. She lost against Maria Kononova 6-4, 2-6, 0-1. Maria moves on to face Sofia Rojas tomorrow at 10:45 am CT.
Rolling On To Monday: The Fighting Illini, Zeke Clark, had an impressive day taking both of his matches in straight sets. In the Round of 32, Zeke won in identical sets over Saiprakash Goli 6-4, 6-4. Keeping the foot on the gas, he faced Zach Foster and claimed the win 6-2, 6-0. Zeke moves on to the quarterfinals to face JC Roddick at 8:30 am CT.
Not Able To Hold On: Ashlyn Krueger met up with Mika Ikemori in the opening matches today. Mika made sure to leave her mark on the day with a 6-1, 0-6, 1-0 victory. Mika then moved on to face Lucia Quiterio – taking the match in split sets again 4-6, 7-5, 1-0. The Blue Chip recruit, Mika, will face off with Adriana Reami tomorrow at 10:45 am CT.
Aggie All The Way: In a clean first match of the day, Noah Schachter didn’t waste any time taking down Angel Palacios, 6-1, 6-0. The Aggie then moved on to the Round of 16 to complete victory over Mitchell Johson, 6-2, 6-1. Noah will move on to face his Texas A&M teammate Hady Habib in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 8:30 am CT.
Torero Keeps Fighting: Solymar Colling continues to breeze through the tournament. In her first match of the day, she met up with Lily Woods and walked away with a 6-2, 6-2 win. That pushed her to face Jayci Goldsmith in the Round of 16. Colling again claimed victory 4-6, 6-0, 1-0. She will meet up with Rhiann Newborn tomorrow in the quarterfinals at 10:45 am CT.
Nothing New for Sheehy: Jonathan Sheehy is ready to defend his title at the 2020 Oracle ITA National Championships as he is breezing through sets for victory. In his first match of the day against Christopher Bulus, Sheehy won 7-5, 6-1. He was then paired up with Pierce Rollins. Forcing the match to a third set, Sheehy won 6-3, 4-6, 1-0. The now Oklahoma grad transfer will face the professional in Austin Krajicek tomorrow at 8:30 am CT.
Replacement Reigns: After taking down Tatianna Makarova yesterday, Lizanne Boyer entered the day to take on Camryn Stepp. Lizanne took the match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. She then moved on to face Sofia Rojas in the Round of 16. Unable to hold on, Lizanne was defeated 6-3, 6-1 by Sofia. In replacement style, Sofia Rojas moves on to the quarterfinals to take on Maria Kononova tomorrow at 10:45 am CT.
Upset for the Raider: Entering the day with steam from wins yesterday, Ilgiz Valiev was unable to hold on to a victory run. Facing off with Javier Gonzalez, Valiev lost 6-2, 2-6, 0-1. Replacing him, Javier Gonzalez moved on to face Stefan Storch where he continued the win streak with a win, 6-3, 6-4. Javier Gonzalez moves on the face Andrew Rogers tomorrow in the quarterfinals at 8:30 am CT.
Five Star Flops: Emma Staker was unable to keep her winning streak alive after losing to Leyden Games 6-3, 6-3 in the opening matches of the day. Leyden then took her place to move on to the round of 16 where she faced Nevena Carton and was able to keep the winning momentum with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. Leyden faces Jessica Failla tomorrow at 10:45 am CT in the quarterfinals.
For more scores and the complete quarterfinals draws, visit myutr.com. Play at the 2020 Oracle ITA National Summer Championships powered by UTR will resume at 8:30 am CT tomorrow (Monday). All matches on courts 1 – 6 are available to view, for free, via PlaySight. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with assistance from Texas A&M University, continue to promote tennis as a safe and social-distancing sport.