Bianca Turati continued her run at the ITA National Fall Championships Friday with two wins to advance to the semifinals.
The Texas sophomore defeated second-ranked Gabriela Talaba of Texas Tech 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Turati made it two wins against No. 1 and No. 2 in back-to-back days. She topped No. 1 Shibahara 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the singles draw round of 32. Talaba is currently ranked No. 2.
Turati scored her first win of the day over 12th-seeded Michaela Gordon of Stanford, 6-2, 7-6 (7) in the round of 16. Turati will face Samantha Harris of Duke on Saturday.
Petra Granic also competed Friday, in the consolation bracket. She scored a 6-1, 6-1 win over Marta Gonzalez of Georgia.