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Krawczyk Advances to Second Round in NCAA Singles
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Release: 05/21/2014
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ATHENS, Ga. - In a two-set victory, Desirae Krawczyk defeated Frances Altick of Vanderbilt 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday afternoon to advance to the second round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Tournament.

"I thought today went really well and it was exciting to play," ASU Sophomore Desirae Krawczyk said.

The two-set victory advanced Krawczyk to the second round, where she will compete on Thursday against either seventh-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina or Maho Kowase of Georgia.

"I'm really happy and excited for Desirae (Krawczyk)," ASU head coach Sheila McInerney said. "She played very well and competed great."

In the opening round match, the sophomore Sun Devil breezed through the first set putting up a quick 6-2 victory with all intents of doing just the same in the second. Vanderbilt's Altick brought heavy pressure in the second set however, putting up a quick lead. Krawczyk found herself down 4-1 at one point before the tide changed.

"In the second set, I think I just wasn't hitting my shots and I tensed up a bit but then I got my rhythm going again and just reminded myself to just enjoy it out there and embrace being here," Krawczyk said. 

And that simple reminder was enough to change the tempo for rest of the set.

"Altick is a very good player and you have to beat her. Desirae (Krawczyk) played more aggressively when she got down 4-1 and decided she had to go out and win the match. I'm proud of her for closing out the match," McInerney said. 

Tournament information and schedules are available courtesy of the host school, the University of Georgia, at the tournament central website.

Stick with thesundevils.com for more details as Krawczyk progresses through the tournament.

Women's Singles - First Round

#1 [1] Jamie Loeb (NORTH CAROLINA) vs. #28 Alex Cercone (FLORIDA)
#19 Zoë Scandalis (USC) def. #36 Hanna Mar (DUKE), 6-4, 6-2
#12 [9-16] Breaunna Addison (TEXAS) vs. #123 Cindy Nguyen (HAWAII), 7-5, 6-2
#39 Quinn Gleason (NOTRE DAME) def. #54 Ellen Tsay (STANFORD), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
#8 [8] Jennifer Brady (UCLA) vs. #46 Jordaan Sanford (BAYLOR)
#55 Petra Niedermayerova (KANSAS STATE) def. #45 Lacey Smyth (ARIZONA), 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
#24 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. #9 [9-16] Emina Bektas (MICHIGAN), 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1
#33 Romy Kölzer (CLEMSON) def. #47 Nadia Ravita (KENTUCKY), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
#3 [3] Kristie Ahn (STANFORD) def. #53 Stephanie Nauta (VIRGINIA), 6-3, 6-0
#38 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) vs. #112 Ana Vladutu (DEPAUL)
#23 Zsofi Susanyi (CAL) def. #10 [9-16] Cristina Stancu (TEXAS A&M), 6-0, 6-4
#22 Abigail Tere-Apisah (GEORGIA STATE) def. #61 Eve Repic (TENN), 7-6 (4), 6-2
#7 [5] Beatrice Capra (DUKE) def. #26 Lorraine Guillermo (PEPPERDINE), 6-2, 6-0
#29 Stephanie Wagner (MIAMI) def. #16 Brianna Morgan (UF), 6-1, 6-2
#15 [9-16] Silvia Garcia (GEORGIA) def. #35 Belinda Niu (NORTHWESTERN), 6-2, 6-2
#50 Taylor Davidson (STANFORD) vs. #44 Pleun Burgmans (AUBURN), 6-2, 6-0
#34 Yana Koroleva (CLEMSON) def. #40 Kiah Generette (BAYLOR), 6-3, 6-3
#59 Caroline Price (NORTH CAROLINA) vs. #13 [9-16] Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA)
#21 Carol Zhao (STANFORD) def. #49 Georgiana Patrasc (MISSISSIPPI STATE), 6-1, 6-1
#6 [6] Lauren Herring (GEORGIA) def. #58 Klara Vyskocilova (TULANE), 6-1, 6-2
#52 Viktoriya Lushkova (OKLA. STATE) def. #42 Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU), 6-2, 6-3
#14 [9-16] Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #31 Katie Le (SANTA CLARA), 6-0, 6-2
#27 Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) def. #30 Denise Starr (CAL), 6-3, 6-1
#51 Krista Hardebeck (STANFORD) def. #4 [4] Julia Elbaba (UVA), 6-2, 6-2
#60 Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. #71 Loreta Alonso (SOUTH FLORIDA), 6-4, 6-3
#11 [9-16] Jenny Jullien (ST. MARY’S) def. #25 Ronit Yurovsky (MICHIGAN), 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
#37 Desirae Krawczyk (ARIZONA STATE) def. #48 Frances Altick (VANDERBILT), 6-2, 7-5
#20 Maho Kowase (GEORGIA) vs. #5 [7] Hayley Carter (NORTH CAROLINA)
#32 Danielle Collins (UVA) def. #43 Veronica Corning (NORTHWESTERN), 7-5, 6-2 
#18 [9-16] Anett Schutting (CAL) def. #56 Saska Gavrilovska (TEXAS A&M), 6-4, 6-1
#57 Caroline Doyle (STANFORD) def. #41 Stefanie Tan (TCU), 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-1
#94 Alanna Wolff (PRINCETON) vs.#2 [2] Robin Anderson (UCLA)

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