Continuing the historic race, Washington State tennis player Michaela Bayerlova defeated Carson Tanguilig of North Carolina, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-5, to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Tennis Championship, where she will face VCU. Paulo Exposito Diaz-Delgado today at 10 a.m. PT for the right to advance to the semis.
If you want to follow, you can watch the match here.
No WSU tennis player has arrived so far, and of course Bayerlova have a good chance to continue playing: Diaz-Delgado is ranked 96th in the tournament. That said, Diaz-Delgado didn’t drop her first set until yesterday, and she more or less cruises through the final two sets from there.
Bayerlova, meanwhile, had his hands full against Tanguilig. He often plays from the back but comes back and repeatedly sends Tar Heel.
“Another strong mental performance from Mass today,” WSU head coach Raquel Atawo said via a news release. “He was hesitant at first, but he found a way out and ended up playing a solid third set. Today was a tough fight against a very good player and Misa came up when he had to. He played from the back a lot these days but his competitive drive always brought him Come back. I’m very proud of your efforts. “
Broken serve is more or less a theme today, possibly due to the incredible wind conditions on the Illinois campus. Tanguilig broke Bayerlova’s serve a third time to win the first set – the first set Bayerlova dropped in the tournament.
The second set was where Bayerlova’s mental toughness began to show against newcomers. Down 5-6 and facing elimination, the fifth-year senior saved two match points to force a tiebreaker against a newcomer. In the tiebreak, Bayerlova beat the winning trio when Tanguilig suffered a quartet error, forcing a third set.
The third set and the decider match the match where the loser goes home. Bayerlova used three breaks to take a 5-3 lead, looked to play and only needed a serve to advance. But Tanguilig came back quickly before holding his own serves to tie the match at 5-5. But, again, Bayerlova kept holding the serve and winning 6-5 before making an advantage against a Tanguilig serve that would have given them two match points – the number two paid to win.
Bayerlova are currently 20-2 this season and 9-1 against nationally ranked opponents. He won a record six games – all ranked opponents – and now has 93 career singles victories, his sixth all -time at WSU.
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Thanks for the season, Ty. Hopefully you can kill in San Francisco and our team face to face in the NCAA tournament!
And yes, we are still waiting for the final decision from Efe Abogidi and Mouhamed Gueye, who both have until June 1 to sign a draft or move to a new school (if they want to be immediately eligible next season).
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