|Andre Goransson practices during the Tiburon|
Challenger in September. Photo by Paul Bauman
The 22nd-ranked Goransson defeated Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and fourth-seeded Arthur Rinderknech of Texas A&M 6-3, 7-6 (5) to improve to 12-1 this fall.
Goransson, a junior from Sweden, will face Chris Eubanks in today's third match. In the other semifinal, third-seeded Dominik Koepfer of Tulane will meet Joao Monteiro of Virginia Tech. Monteiro surprised top-seeded Thai-Son Kwiatkowski of reigning NCAA champion Virginia 6-1, 7-6 (4).
Coverage will begin at 6 a.m. PST on WatchESPN.com.
Eubanks eliminated Stanford's Tom Fawcett 6-3, 7-5. Fawcett, a 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., had upset second-seeded Cameron Norrie of Texas Christian 6-4, 7-6 (8) earlier Friday in the second round.
On the women's side, second-seeded Maegan Manasse of Cal lost to Sydney Campbell of reigning NCAA champion Vanderbilt 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. Manasse is ranked fourth and Campbell seventh.
However, top-seeded Manasse and Denise Starr outclassed Giuliana Olmos, from Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Gabby Smith of USC 6-2, 6-2 to reach the doubles semifinals.
Manasse and Starr will play third-seeded Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi of Kentucky.
USTA/ITA NATIONAL INDOOR INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
In Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
(Northern California results only)
Andre Goransson, Cal, def. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Tom Fawcett, Stanford, def. Cameron Norrie (2), TCU, 6-4, 7-6 (8).
Andre Goransson, Cal, def. Arthur Rinderknech (4), Texas A&M, 6-2, 7-5.
Chris Eubanks, Georgia Tech, def. Tom Fawcett, Stanford, 6-3, 7-5.
Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares, Texas Tech, def. Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham (Saratoga resident), Columbia, 7-5, 7-5.
Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt, def. Maegan Manasse (2), Cal, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr (2), Cal, def. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont resident) and Gabby Smith, USC, 6-2, 6-2.