As we move on to the NCAA Championships singles semifinals, Stanford has two of its most engaging and talented players still alive. The first of the winners in today's quarterfinals was junior Theresa Logar, who recorded the biggest of her college career. The vocal and emotional Cardinal ousted #1-ranked and #2-seeded Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech in three sets - 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. The two Michigan natives have battled since they were youngsters, which made this an eventful match. They were on serve until the eighth game of the third and deciding set, when Logar broke at 15 and then served out the match in a game she nearly lost with two double-faults and a call overruled by the chair umpire.
For men's senior KC Corkery, it was a less dramatic and more decisive outcome as he defeated Clemson's Clement Reix in his quarterfinal match - 7-5, 6-2. Corkery now plays in Sunday's NCAA semifinals after never advancing past the Round of 16 in his three previous years. This is his last hurrah as a collegian, and the Stanford senior may be playing the best and most inspired tennis of the men's tournament.
Both Cardinal players happily talked afterward about their matches, and what it means to be among the final four contestants in the country to still be alive in their respective NCAA Championships.
Theresa Logar post-quarterfinals interview -
KC Corkery post-quarterfinals interview -
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