NCAA Women's Tennis ACCtion: Friday, May 24

May 24, 2013

NCAA Championships

Koroleva Upsets No. 5 Susanyi for Spot in NCAA Quarterfinals

URBANA, Ill. - Clemson Sophomore Yana Koroleva kept her National Championship hopes alive with a 7-5, 7-6(6) win over No. 5 Zsofi Susanyi of California in the Round of 16 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Urbana, IL.

Koroleva, ranked 16th in the nation, will take on defending champion Nicole Gibbs of Stanford in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Women’s Tennis Singles Championship at 1:00 pm Saturday. 

Koroleva becomes just the fourth player in Clemson history to advance to the quarterfinals of the Singles Championships, joining Gigi Fernandez (1983), Sophie Woorons (1996), and Julie Coin (2004, 2005). 

Koroleva earned the highest-ranked victory of her career with the decision over fifth-ranked Susanyi. It topped her 6-2, 6-0 victory over No. 6 Lauren Herring of Georgia last Friday (Herring also advanced to the quarterfinals on the other side of the bracket). 

Suarez-Malaguti Through To NCAA Quarters

URBANA, Ill. --- North Carolina senior Gina Suarez-Malaguti advanced to the national quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kansas State's Petra Niedermayerova Friday morning at the Atkins Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Illinois. Suarez-Malaguti is the first Tar Heel to advance to the final eight of the NCAA Singles Championship since Sanaz Marand in 2009 and just the fourth in school history.

Suarez-Malaguti will now face Texas freshman Breaunna Addison in Saturday's quartefinals. Addison defeated Arizona State's Jacqueline Cako, 6-2, 6-4, to advance. She joins Marand, 2002 quarterfinalist Kate Pinchbeck and 1993 finalist Cinda Gurney in the exclusive club of Tar Heels to reach the final eight of the NCAA Singles Championship.

Sophomore Caroline Price saw her run in the singles tournament come to an end Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 loss to No. 41 Natalie Beazant of Rice. Despite the loss, Price ends her season with a team-best 34 singles wins. The Duluth, Ga., product has earned All-America, All-ACC and ITA National Team Indoor All-Tournament honors in 2013 and figures to be a key piece of the Carolina lineup in 2014.