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Issara, Guillermo Win Riviera/ITA All-American Consolation Championship

Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara
 
 

Oct. 7, 2012

Complete Results

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. Khunpak Issara and Lorraine Guillermo of the Pepperdine women’s tennis team capped their impressive run at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships with a dominating win in the finals of the doubles consolation draw.

Although the word “consolation” is in front of the duos’ championship title, Issara (Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) and Guillermo (Walnut, Calif./Rowland HS) had to battle against four ranked opponents to earn it.

Issara and Guillermo, ranked #7 in the ITA preseason doubles poll, first knocked off #31 Tiffany Welcher and Alyssa Hibberd of Memphis by a narrow margin, 8-6.

The Wave tandem could not be touched the remainder of the tournament, as Issara and Guillermo allowed just seven total games through three matches.

After defeating two top-10 doubles teams in the quarter and semifinals, Issara and Guillermo met with Danielle Collins and Lauren Embree – ranked #15 – of reigning NCAA team champion Florida.

A hot start by Issara and Guillermo was too much for the Gators to overcome, and the Waves rolled to the 8-3 victory to take the consolation title.

With the win, Issara and Guillermo have earned a spot at the USTA/ITA Nation Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, held at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., next month.

Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
Oct. 7, 2012 at Riviera Tennis Club (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Round of 16: #7 Guillermo/Issara (PEP) def. #31 Tiffany Welcher/Alyssa Hibberd (Memphis) 8-6
Quarterfinals: #7 Guillermo/Issara (PEP) def. #9 Stacey Tan/Ellen Tsay (Stanford) 8-2
Semifinals: #7 Guillermo/Issara (PEP) def. #3 Annie Goransson/Anett Schutting (California) 8-2
Finals: #7 Guillermo/Issara (PEP) def. #15 Danielle Collins/Lauren Embree (Florida) 8-3


 

 

 

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