Kanagasegar, Liu & Zargham Advance in ITA Central Regionals

Kanagasegar, Liu & Zargham Advance in ITA Central Regionals

Tournament Site & Draws

Both sophomore Nithya Kanagasegar and freshman Jessica Liu advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles draw USTA/ITA Central Regional Championships, while Kanagasegar teamed with senior Sara Zargham to reach the semifinals of the doubles draw on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Kanagasegar, the fifth-seeded player, earned wins over Chicago's Tiffany Chen (6-4, 3-6, 6-3) and 17th-seeded Paige Cooley of Principia (7-5, 6-3) to reach the quarterfinals.  Liu, the 14th-seeded player in the draw, defeated 17th-seeded Kayla Griffith of Washington University (6-4, 6-3) and then upset fourth-seeded Taylor Hawkins of Denison (6-3, 6-3) on Saturday.

Kanagasegar and Liu are slated to face in other in the quarterfinals on Sunday, followed by the semifinal match.  The singles championship is scheduled to be played on Monday.

Meanwhile, Kanagasegar and Zargham, the top-seeded duo in the draw, reached the semifinals of the doubles bracket with a round of 16 win over 15th-seeded Maddie Lee and Alyssa Seneviratne of DePauw (8-3), followed by an 8-1 win over 11th-seeded Courtney Brown and Laura Hawley on Denison.

Kanagasegar and Zargham will now face third-seeded Aly Coran and Rebecca Ho in the semifinals on Sunday, with the championship match scheduled to follow later in the day.

For full results from the day, please visit http://hornets.kzoo.edu/sports/wten/2015-16/2015-ITA