Anna Turati advances to ITA National Fall Championships semifinals

Anna Turati won twice on Friday to advance to the ITA National Fall Championships in Newport Beach, Calif.

Turati first beat Georgia Drummy of Vanderbilt in a tough three-set match. She won 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in the round of 16.

The Texas senior then advanced to the semis with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (9-7), 6-4 win over No. 5 Kelly Chen of Duke. Turati broke Chen’s serve to close out the match.

Lexi Ryngler also competed at the Fall Championships but fell 6-4, 6-3 to Sara Daavettila of North Carolina.

Turati will face Megan Davies of South Carolina on Saturday at noon.

Bianca Turati competed at a different tournament Friday, earning a win at the ITF Malibu 25k pro circuit event in Malibu, Calif. She defeated Jovana Jaksic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0 and will face Claire Liu in the semifinals on Saturday.