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Two Bruins Into Semifinals at ITA Indoor Intercollegiates
By: UCLA Athletics
Flushing, N.Y. - UCLA's Robin Anderson and Clay Thompson are each two wins away from winning one of the biggest tournaments of the year, as both players picked up a pair of victories on Friday at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the USTA's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Anderson, who is the defending ITA Indoor singles champion, began her day with a 6-3, 6-1 round of 16 win over Valentine Confalonieri of Lynn University. She followed that performance up with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over eighth-seeded Silvia Garcia of Georgia in the quarterfinals. Awaiting the second-seeded Anderson in Saturday's quarterfinals is seventh-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina. The two players will square off at Noon (EST).

Thompson, the No. 6 seed in the men's draw, also notched a pair of straight-set wins on Friday, downing both Carlos Lopez Villa of Old Dominion and second-seeded Guillermo Alcorta of Oklahoma by the same 6-4, 6-2 scores. He will next face unseeded Axel Alvarez of Oklahoma in Saturday's semifinals at 1:00 p.m. (EST).

The only other main draw matches for the Bruins on Friday were on the women's side. In singles, Chanelle Van Nguyen suffered a 7-5, 6-4 loss to top-seeded Jamie Loeb of North Carolina in the second round, while Jennifer Brady, who beat Virginia's Rachel Pierson, 7-5, 6-4 in the second round, ultimately fell in the round of 16 to North Carolina's Carter, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

In doubles, top-seeded Brady and Catherine Harrison of UCLA lost to USC's Giuliana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis, 8-4 in the second round of the women's doubles draw.

Complete results from the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships can be found on the ITA's INDOOR EVENT PAGE.

ITA Indoor Results (Nov. 8, 2013)

Women's Singles (Main Draw)
R16 - (2) Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. Valentine Confalonieri (Lynn) - 6-3, 6-1
R16 - Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Rachel Pierson (Virginia) - 7-5, 6-4
R16 - (1) Jamie Loeb (UNC) def. Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) - 7-5, 6-4
QF - (2) Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. (8) Silvia Garcia (Georgia) - 6-1, 6-2
QF - (7) Hayley Carter (UNC) def. Jennifer Brady (UCLA) - 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Women's Doubles (Main Draw)
QF - Olmos/Scandalis (USC) def. (1) Brady/Harrison (UCLA) - 8-4

Men's Singles (Main Draw)
R16 - (7) Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) - 6-4, 6-2
QF - (7) Clay Thompson (UCLA) def. (2) Guillermo Alcorta (Oklahoma) - 6-4, 6-2

Men's Singles (Consolation)
R16 - Marcos Giron (UCLA) def. Deni Zmak (Embry-Riddle) - 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

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