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Sanchez Advances to Semifinals

October 05, 2012
Courtesy: Jim Boyd/TCU Media Relations
(photo: Jim Boyd/TCU Media Relations)
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.  - Texas A&M senior Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (pronounced KEEN-tah-nar) posted a pair of straight-set victories today to advance to the semifinals in the singles back draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club.

Sanchez-Quintanar, an A&M record-high No. 4 in the ITA rankings, defeated 13th-ranked Jacqueline Cako of Arizona State, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round and then topped No. 23 Abigail Tere-Apisah of Georgia State, 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals.

The senior from Campo de Criptana, Spain, will face 89th-ranked Aleksandra Josifoska of UNLV Saturday at 12 p.m. (PT).

Singles semifinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 8-11 in Flushing, N.Y.

Aggie junior and 17th-ranked Cristina Stancu came from behind to defeat 43rd-ranked Lucia Batta of UNLV, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round but was eliminated in the quarterfinals after falling to No. 19 Joelle Kissell of North Carolina State, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

For more information on the 2012 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, go to

Day 4 Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw Singles Back Draw Results:

Friday, October 5

C16      (#4) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Texas A&M def. (#13) Jacqueline Cako, Arizona State, 6-3, 6-1

C16      (#17) Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M def. (#43) Lucia Batta, UNLV, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

C-QF    (#4) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Texas A&M def. (#23) Abigail Tere-Apisah, Georgia State, 6-2, 6-0

C-QF    (#19) Joelle Kissell, North Carolina State def. (#17) Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Day 3 Riviera/ITA All-American Main Draw Singles Results:

Thursday, October 4

Main Draw Singles

R32      Julia Elbaba, Virginia def. (#4) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Texas A&M, 6-4, 6-1

R32      (#5) Zsofi Susanyi, California def. (#17) Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M, 6-2, 6-1

Day 2 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying Doubles and Singles Results:

Wednesday, October 3

Qualifying Doubles

R16      Melissa Kopinshi/Rachael White, Illinois def. (#44) Wen Sun/Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M, 8-5

Qualifying Doubles Back Draw

(#22) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar/Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M vs. Monica Pezzotti/Dylan Windom, Kansas, Unplayed

Qualifying Singles Back Draw

R16      Li Xi, Virginia def. Wen Sun, Texas A&M, 6-2, 6-5

Day 1 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying Doubles and Singles Results:

Tuesday, October 2

Qualifying Doubles

R32      (#44) Wen Sun/Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M def. Sophia Bergner/Steffi Rath, Denver, 8-4

R32      (#43) Ester Goldfeld/Annie Mulholland, Duke def. (#22) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar/Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M, 8-6

Qualifying Singles

R64      (#38) Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M def. (#49) Alexandra Cercone, Florida, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

R64      (#42) Annie Goransson, California def. (#46) Wen Sun, Texas A&M, 6-3, 7-6 (6)

R32      Hannah Yu (Yale) def. (#38) Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M, 6-4, 6-2

Qualifying Singles Back Draw

(#46) Wen Sun, Texas A&M def. (#63) Jaklin Alawi, South Carolina, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

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