After three days of play at the 2014 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, one Big 12 singles player remains in contention for the individual title while three of the league’s doubles tandems remain alive.
Texas junior and No. 16 Soren Hess-Olesen reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship for the second consecutive year after defeating Texas A&M's 22nd-ranked Shane Vinsant in three sets (5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3) on Friday. Hess-Olesen, a two-time All-American, is just the second Longhorn to reach the quarterfinal round of the event two years in a row. Kevin Curren reached the quarterfinals in 1978 and won the NCAA singles title in 1979. The 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year will face No. 35 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) in the quarterfinal match on Saturday.
The Baylor women's tennis tandem of Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle kept rolling in the NCAA Doubles Championship with a three-set victory on Friday. The 35th-ranked BU duo posted its second-straight upset by downing 27th-ranked Sofie Oyen and Belinda Woolcock of Florida in the second round of play. The team rebounded from a 6-4 loss in the opening set to record wins in the final two sets, 6-4, 6-2, to take the win.
Oklahoma State’s Arjun Kadhe and Jakob Sude achieved their first career All-America honor after defeating eighth-ranked Pieters/Wagland of Georgia, 6-3, 7-6(3), moving the duo into the quarterfinals. After taking the first set with a late break, Kadhe and Sude held serve with the Bulldog duo throughout the entirety of the second, forcing the teams into a tiebreaker. With the score tied at three, the Cowboys rallied for four consecutive points to clinch the match, marking their second tiebreaker victory in as many days.
Hess-Olesen returned to the court with doubles partner Lloyd Glasspool for the round of 16. Denver's Craig and Gasson, who pulled an upset against Texas A&M's 6th-ranked doubles team in the opening round, started with a 3-1 lead and won the first set, 6-4. Glasspool and Hess-Olesen countered with early breaks in the next two sets, taking leads of 3-1 in the second and 3-0 in the third. The Texas duo clinched the match with identical 6-3 decisions in both the second and third sets. Glasspool and Hess-Olesen will face Ohio State's third-ranked duo of Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka on Saturday
Three singles players saw their seasons come to an end on Friday. Dane Webb (OU), Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) and Breaunna Addison (UT) all dropped their matches.
Third Round Men’s Singles Results:
#16 [9-16] Søren Hess-Olesen (TEXAS) def. #22 Shane Vinsant (TEXAS A&M), 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3
#47 Roberto Cid (SOUTH FLORIDA) def. #41 Dane Webb (OKLAHOMA), 6-2, 7-5
Third Round Women’s Singles Results:
#27 Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) def. #52 Viktoriya Lushkova (OKLAHOMA STATE), 6-4, 6-3
#1  Jamie Loeb (NORTH CAROLINA) def. #12 [9-16] Breaunna Addison (TEXAS), 7-5, 6-4
Second Round Men’s Doubles Results:
#14 Arjun Kadhe/Jakob Sude (OKLA. STATE) def. #8 [5-8] Pieters/Wagland (UGA), 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
#16 Lloyd Glasspool/Søren Hess-Olesen (UT) def. #67 Craig/Gasson (DENVER), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Second Round Women’s Doubles Results:
#35 Victoria Kisialeva/Blair Shankle (BAYLOR) def. #27 Oyen/Woolcock (UF), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2