Hardebeck Falls In Quarters, Tsay Takes Consolation Title
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.- Krista Hardebeck's impressive tournament run at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships came to an end Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals.
Playing in her first collegiate tournament, the Cardinal freshman suffered a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (0) loss to fourth-seeded Zoe Scandalis of USC with a semifinal berth on the line.
Hardebeck, who earned a spot in the main draw after ripping off three straight victories in the qualifying round, had already defeated Caroline Price of North Carolina 6-4, 6-2 in her first match of the day.
Hardebeck compiled a 5-1 overall record during her tournament run, with all of her victories coming in straight sets while not surrendering more than four games in any frame prior to Friday's loss.
Meanwhile, Ellen Tsay captured the singles consolation title of the qualifying draw. After a first-round bye, Tsay defeated Illinois' Melissa Kopinski, Duke's Mary Clayton and Pepperdine's Khunpak Issara before being crowned the champion in a walkover against Alabama's Alexa Guarachi (injury).
Stanford is back in action next weekend at the Saint Mary's Invitational.
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Qualifying Singles First Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Patricia Veresova (Nebraska) 6-3, 6-0
Pamela Montez (UCLA) d. Ellen Tsay 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (6)
Qualifying Singles Second Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Ester Goldfield (Duke) 6-2, 6-1
Qualifying Singles Third Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Sofie Oyen (Florida) 6-2, 6-3
Qualifying Singles Consolation Draw
First Round: Ellen Tsay - bye
Second Round: Ellen Tsay d. Melissa Kopinski (Illinois) 7-6 (3), 6-2
Quarterfinals: Ellen Tsay d. Mary Clayton (Duke) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Semifinals: Ellen Tsay d. Khunpak Issara (Pepperdine) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Championship: Ellen Tsay d. Alexa Guarachi (Alabama) walkover/injury
Main Draw Singles First Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama) 6-3, 6-3
Main Draw Singles Second Round
Krista Hardebeck d. Caroline Price (North Carolina) 6-4, 6-2
Main Draw Singles Quarterfinals
Zoe Scandalis (USC) d. Krista Hardebeck 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (0)
Main Draw Doubles First Round
Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White (Illinois) d. Tan/Tsay 8-5