Chiang and Capannolo reach semifinals in doubles competition.
Waves continue play at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.
Michaela Capannolo wins twice today at the Jack Kramer Club to highlight the day's play.
The men's basketball team opens the season at home on Saturday, while the women's volleyball and men's water polo teams also have home events.
Three doubles teams advance to the round of 16.
Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Sept. 13-15, 2013 - Photos by Wallace Craig
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Campbell Hall High School in 2013 ... Spent one season playing on the varsity squad ... Won the Division I CIF-Southern Section Championship in 2012 ... Won the Junior Orange Bowl 14s division ... Five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.com and ranked as high as #16 in her class ... Won both the singles and doubles 16s brackets at the International Spring Championships after entering the tournament as a qualifier ... Won the singles and doubles brackets in the 18s division at the Long Beach National Championship.
PERSONAL: Born in Taipei, Taiwan ... Daughter of Robert and Fumie Chiang ... Younger sister to Momoko ... Mother also attended Pepperdine ... Cites father as her biggest hero because "he is a hard worker and always showed and taught me that nothing comes easy and that everything must be earned. He also taught me that if I set my mind to it and work hard, that anything is possible."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athletes are Roger Federer, Derek Jeter and Kim Clijsters ... Favorite pro teams are the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Lakers ... Loves reading and a fan of all movie genres, with the exception of horror ... Favorite tv show is NCIS ... Enjoys playing all sports as a way to stay active with family and friends.