May 26, 2006
Unseeded Megan Moulton-Levy, William & Mary
On upsetting No. 7 seed Alice Barnes and advancing to the quarterfinals:
"It's exciting. I'm still kind of shocked. I can't get too excited because I have another match to play tomorrow. I'm just going to try and continue my play through the rest of the tournament and see what happens."
On realizing during the match that she might win:
"I couldn't let that in. That's something I try not to think about. I try to stay in the present and try to realize what's happening at that exact moment and not looking to the future."
Unseeded Riza Zalameda, UCLA
On the keys to her upset win over No. 8 seed and two-time NCAA Singles Champion Amber Liu:
"Play loose. I had a rough season, and I worked so hard just to get in this position, just to be here. I had nothing to lose and I'm just so thankful to be here."
On eliminating a two-time NCAA Champion from the draw:
"I mean, Amber Liu, she's in history. Knowing that I beat someone who made history, it makes my day. I'm not going to forget this one. I'm still trying to soak it in right now."
Un-seded Lindsey Nelson, Southern California
On upsetting the No. 1 seed Audra Cohen of Miami:
"It was a really good match and I fought so hard. We both played really well, it was just who had enough heart to finish it. I wanted it so bad."
On not converting her three match points in the second set:
"It was heartbreaking at first. I was really upset and disappointed with myself because I got a little nervous, a little tentative. But I convinced myself that I could do it again in the third and that it's ok, I can stay out here all day. And I did. I just fought so hard, as hard as I could. I really tried to stay really positive. That was the thing. If I had gone into the third set moping and really upset, she would have killed me. She would have beaten me 6-0. But I didn't, I just stayed in there and played my game."
No. 9-16 seed Theresa Logar, Stanford
On upsetting No. 6 Amanda Fink, USC:
"It was pretty cool. I really wanted to win this match and I'm really happy that I did. I didn't know it was going to be with score, which I will happily accept, but it was definitely a good day for me."
On regrouping after a near-loss and three-set match in the Round of 32 yesterday:
"Well, I knew after getting through that match yesterday that I needed to get myself psyched up for this match because I don't think I psyched myself up enough. I think I was giving into the fatigue of the week, and the mental fatigue as well. Today I went out there and was like, `I'm not going to think about that, I'm just going to think about this match and nothing else.' And it worked out pretty well."