The stage is set for semifinal competition at the 2021 ITA Women’s All-American Championships by LTP.
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Old Dominion’s Tatsiana Sasnouskaya and Yuliia Starodubtseva carried the momentum of taking down the top-seeded team on Thursday into Friday’s quarterfinal contest. Sasnouskaya and Starodubtseva recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over North Carolina’s No. 8-seeded team of Alle Sanford and Reilly Tran.
Facing Old Dominion in the semifinals will be the Pepperdine duo of Janice Tjen and Victoria Flores. The Waves outlasted Texas A&M’s Tatiana Makarova and Jayci Goldsmith, the No. 3 seed, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8).
The other doubles semifinal will be an all-ACC affair.
North Carolina State’s Jaeda Daniel and Alana Smith topped Iowa State’s Miska Kadleckova and Thasaporn Naklo in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Daniel and Smith will take on Wake Forest’s team of Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth in the semifinals. Brylin and Killingsworth, seeded sixth in the draw, 6-3, 6-3 win against Northwestern’s Christina Hand and Briana Crowley.
In singles, Pepperdine’s Taisiya Pachkaleva continued her stellar play on the clay. She moved into the semifinals with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over USC’s Salma Ewing. Taking on Pachkaleva in the semifinals will be South Carolina’s Sarah Hamner.
Hamner is the first South Carolina player to reach the semifinals in main draw singles. The freshman battled past No. 4 seed Irina Cantos Siemers of Ohio State 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.
Also moving onto the semifinals is Iowa’s Alexa Noel. She was up 3-0 in the first set when Duke’s Georgia Drummy retired. Noel, the No. 8 seed, will face USC’s Eryn Cayetano. Cayetano, who defeated No. 2 seed Tjen in the Round of 16, bested Carolyn Campana of Wake Forest in the quarters 6-2, 6-4.
Ena Babic and Taylor Bridges of LSU won a pair of matches in consolation doubles on Friday, advancing into the final. Pepperdine’s Fukuda and Pachkaleva turned back Tennessee in the quarterfinals and will face Auburn’s Georgie Axon and Adeline Flach in the semifinals.