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University of Alabama Women Team News
Macfarlane and Guarachi Advances at National Intercollegiate Indoors
Friday, 11/09/2012

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - Mary Anne Macfarlane and Alexa Guarachi had a successful first day of play at the 2012 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships as the pair moved onto the doubles quarterfinals, while Macfarlane also advanced to the singles round of 16.

The Crimson Tide duo earned a first-round bye and then defeated Virginia's Maci Epstein and Erin Vierra, 8-6, in the round of 16. Guarachi and Macfarlane will take on the tournament's No. 3 seed in William and Mary's Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans on Friday.

In singles, Macfarlane dominated Georgia's Maho Kowase, 6-0, 6-1, and will face USC's Sabrina Santamaria in the next round. Guarachi also represented Alabama in singles, dropping a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Stanford's Krista Hardebeck, the No. 4 seed.

Match play resumes at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center on Friday morning.

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RESULTS
Doubles
No. 17 Guarachi/Macfarlane (UA) def. Epstein/Vierra (UVA) 8-6

Singles
No. 10 Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) def. No. 37 Maho Kowase (UGA) 6-0, 6-1
Krista Hardebeck (STAN) def. No. 36 Alexa Guarachi (UA) 6-4, 6-2
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