Women's Tennis Drops Region Title Match 5-1 To Chicago

While seniors Colin Sinclair and Chris Vrabel were leading 6-5 in their No. 1 doubles match, the Bears secured wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots to take the point. Jandric gave the Rebels a 2-0 lead when she downed Olivia Thaler 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. The No. 34 pairing of Maegan Manasse and Maya Jansen defeated LSU's No. 16 tandem of Joana Valle Costa and Ryann Foster before Cal's No. 55 team of Olivia Hauger and Karla Popovic took down Jade Lewis and Becca Weissmann, handing the host team an early 1-0 lead.

The freshman class carried the momentum through into singles with Hinojosa recording the first victory on court six, 6-1, 6-0, against Marina Vicens Miquel and Shakhraichuk posting the second on court five, 6-0, 6-1, over Maria Maldonado.

The Bears officially pushed their way into the win column behind a Nishimura 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mila in the No. 5 position, extending Cal's margin to 4-0. NC State's Frantova downed Tobita 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to make the overall score 3-2 in favor of the Wolfpack.

Baylor advances to meet No. 20-ranked Texas A&M in the second round on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT) at Hurd Tennis Center. The Cardinal quickly evened it up thanks to Brandon Sutter/David Wilczynski topping Myles Schalet/Kevin Wong, 6-4.

After trading points on courts two and six to put the Seminoles up 2-1, Auburn's No. 155 Taylor Russo defeated Mikulski 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 on court three to tie the match at 2-2. After Martina Frantova/Anna Rogers defeated Julia Eshet/Shweta Sangwan 6-1, the Ducks rallied with victories by Alyssa Tobita/Rifanty Kahfiani (over Bianca Moldovan/Claudia Wiktorin, 6-4) and Nia Rose/Marlou Kluiving (over Adriana Reami/Tayla Stenta, 6-3).

Baylor will now head to Athens, Ga.to compete in the NCAA Round of 16. However, the final scoreline of 4-0 may be misleading to many as to how close the match was. Yet, Telles surged ahead, taking it 7-3. The Bruins' Wiley was the first fall, losing to Milovanovic 6-2, 6-2. Manasee was the first to the finish line, closing out Gauvain 6-3, 6-2.

In the Pac-12's second sweep of the day, the Trojans handled Wisconsin at home to clinch a trip to Athens.

Jaede picked up the Troajns' second overall point by defeating O'Hoisin 6-0, 6-3. For the second-straight day, Thibault Forget closed it out for the Trojans, defeating Colton 6-3, 6-4. After claiming the first match with Thomas Laurent/Cormac Clissold defeating the Aggies' Jordi Arconada/Hady Habib 6-4, things went back to even as Aleksandre Bakshi/Max Lunkin topped Simon Stevens/Ty Gentry 6-4. The Red will retain three of its six starters in both its singles and doubles lineups along with a wide array of young talent to work from. In the deciding doubles match, Texas A&M's AJ Catanzariti/Arthur Rinderknech needed a tiebreak to edge Jayson Amos/Armando Soemarno 7-6 (7-2). It all came down to Andrews, who was unable to keep the match alive, falling to Runglerkriangkrai 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Vanessa Coleman

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