2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships Day Two Recap

SURPRISE, Ariz. –
Upsets ruled the opening day of the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.

The top four men’s doubles seeds, the No. 1 women’s doubles team, five men’s singles players and three women’s singles players all went down on Wednesday.

Thursday’s play at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, Arizona, held largely to form for seeded players and doubles teams.



Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest, the No. 1 seed in the men’s singles draw, had to fight back from a 3-0 third set deficit to advance to the Round of 16, winning the final six games in his match against Florida’s Andy Andrade to score a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 victory.

Eight of the 16 seeded men’s singles players remain in the draw, including No. 2 seed Christian Sigsgaard of Texas, who won his Round of 32 match 7-5, 6-2 over Mitch Harper of Virginia Tech. South Carolina’s third-seeded Paul Jubb also advanced on Thursday, as he rallied from a set down to defeat Gonzalo Morell Raschiatore of Middle Tennessee State 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Vanderbilt’s Christina Rosca scored the lone seeded upset in the women’s singles draw, topping No. 5 Kelly Chen of Duke in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. In all, 11 of the 16 seeds remain in the field, including top-seeded Fernanda Contreras of Vanderbilt, No. 2 seed and 2018 Oracle ITA Masters champion, Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami and No. 3 seed and 2018 Oracle ITA Masters runner-up, Evgeniya Levashova of Pepperdine.

Two unseeded men’s doubles teams put on a show Thursday evening, as Pac-12 foes Arizona State and Washington battled in an epic third set 10-point tiebreak. It wound up taking a total of 32 points to decide the match, but ultimately the Sun Devils’ team of Tim Ruehl and Andrea Bolla prevailed over Jack Davis and Piers Foley 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (15).



In women’s doubles, Pepperdine’s Ashey Lahey and Levashova, the No. 6 and No. 3 seeds, respectively, in the women’s singles draw, defeated Stanford’s No. 3-seeded team of Kimberly Yee and Caroline Lampl 7-5, 7-6 (5) to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round.

Clemson’s Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro took down the No. 4 seeded team from LSU, Eden Richardson and Jessica Golovin in a three-set thriller, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (6).

Recently, it was announced that the men’s and women’s singles champions will receive main draw wildcards into a 2019 Oracle Challenger Series tournament. You can read the full release here .

The 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships men’s and women’s singles finals will stream live on ESPN3 and the ESPN App on Sunday, November 11th, beginning at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, with the women’s final. The singles championships will re-air on ESPNU on Tuesday, November 13th, at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. EDT. You can view the full ESPN broadcast announcement here .

Friday’s action at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex begins at 9 a.m. MDT, with Round of 16 singles, followed by quarterfinal singles and doubles matches.

Draws, schedule of play, daily recaps and a photo gallery can be found on the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships event page . Live scoring via Tennis Ticker will be available, while TempuZ will provide live streaming coverage from two courts at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex. Links to both live scoring and streaming are also available on the event page. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter by following @ITA_Tennis and @OracleTennis and using the hashtag #ITAFallNats.