May 28, 2011
Taube Family Tennis Center - Stanford, Calif.
Quarterfinal Doubles Matches
No. 3 Bradley Klahn-Ryan Thacher, STANFORD, d. No. 13 Vahid Mirzadeh-Connor Smith, FLORIDA, STATE, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Jeff Dadamo-Austin Krajicek (3), TEXAS A&M, d. No. 5 Roberto Maytin-John Peers, BAYLOR, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
No. 14 Kevin King-Juan Spir, GEORGIA TECH, d. No. 7 Reid Carleton-Henrique Cunha, DUKE, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4
No. 17 Sekou Bangoura Jr.-Alexandre Lacroix, FLORIDA, d. No. 18 Austen Childs-Viktor Maksimcuk, LOUISVILLE, 6-3, 6-2
Jeff Dadamo, TEXAS A&M
"I thought it went really well. We had played them earlier in the year and lost to them, so we were pretty familiar with the way that they played. Austen and I both started out pretty hot. We returned well and broke them early. We had a game plan going in and executed it really well. I thought we never really gave them a chance to get in the match. I am not sure who we play tomorrow, but I feel pretty confident in the way that we are playing. It will be a good match either way and I feel like we are playing well."
Alexandre Lacroix, FLORIDA
"We played really good today, better than yesterday. We were really aggressive on our service game and return game. Both teams played really good, we got the break in the first set and double-break in the second set, it was pretty good. We improved our doubles and if we play like that tomorrow we can win but it's going to be tough so we'll see."
Ryan Thacher, STANFORD
"They were really scrappy. The conditions were tough out there today. During the first set, we were taking care of our serve pretty well but couldn't find the court on returns. We really just tried to stay focused and have confidence knowing it would come. Midway through the second set, things turned a little bit and we found our range a little more. I think we started to put together some better points and things went our way in the end."
No. 1 Mari Anderson-Jana Juricova (1), CALIFORNIA, d. No. 12 Linda Abu Meshrefova-Nida Hamilton, NORTHWESTERN, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Hilary Barte-Mallory Burdette (4), STANFORD, d. No. 9 Kate Fuller-Chelsey Gullickson, GEORGIA, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
No. 4 Kaitlyn Christian-Maria Sanchez, USC (3), d. No. 13 Venise Chan-Denise Dy, WASHINGTON, 6-1, 6-4
No. 6 Josipa Bek-Keri Wong, CLEMSON, d. No. 2 Alex Cercone-Allie Will (2), FLORIDA, 6-2, 7-5
Hilary Barte, STANFORD
"I thought we got off to a good start in the first set. We struggled a little to close it out but I thought we carried some of that momentum into the second set. We had a lot of game points in the second set; we almost could have been up 4-1 instead of down 4-1. Then at 5-2, we turned it up, played our game and came back to win it."
Jana Juricova, CALIFORNIA
"We needed to play better today. We took over the net and I think that is why we won. They have a really good net game and I think we were able to take that away and win because of that. We are very excited."
"Our team season ended earlier than we had hoped for, but that enabled us to get some extra rest. I am still feeling well, so I think that is a good sign."
Mari Andersson, CALIFORNIA
"In doubles, we are playing better and better with every match. Yesterday was better than the day before and today was better than yesterday. A lot more of our game plan was working today. We had played this doubles team before, so we knew what to expect and knew how to beat them. We played much better today, which made things easier.
"Everyone is tired, it is the end of the season and the end of the tournament. I guess I have been pretty lucky that I have had fairly short matches, so it is not bad at all actually. I remember my sophomore year, we made the finals in the team and then kept going in doubles. Every day I had a new injury and was spending more time in the training room than on the court. It's the same for everyone though, everyone is tired."
Kaitlyn Christian, USC
"I thought we came out ready to play and we did what we've been coming here to do, playing well as a team and keep moving through the draw."
Maria Sanchez, USC
"I thought it was a good match. We had some really good points and played well together. I think we've just been getting better each day this week."
Keri Wong, CLEMSON
"It was very tough. Florida's probably been our biggest rivals individually for doubles. This is the fourth time we've played them, I think. We knew it was going to be tough going into it and we just had to take one point at a time."