Thornton-Grant use upset to reach semis

Santa Barbara High’s Karina Thornton and Megan Grant upset one of the top seeds at the Channel League Doubles Championship on Wednesday, taking out San Marcos’ Christine Pearson and Amy Ransohoff in the second round to reach Thursday’s semifinals.

Thornton and Grant beat the No. 4 seeds 6-3, 6-4 and will meet the top-seeded team of Ariana Hudson and Talia Hudson on Thursday.

Santa Barbara High’s Taryn Mjelde and Stephanie Thornton will face San Marcos’ Jordan Lund and Caitlin Mannix in the other semifinal.

Thursday will see the doubles and singles titles decided at the Pierpont Racquet Club in Ventura.


First Round:
Ariana Hudson/Talia Hudson (SB) def Kacy Anderson/Kelsey Cole (V) 6-0, 6-1
Erica Thompson/Hannah Olsen (B) def Jeannie Oden/Isabel Reeder (V) 6-3, 6-2
Karina Thornton/Megan Grant (SB) def Nicoletta Bradley/Allie Frankel (DP) 6-3, 6-1
Christine Pearson/Amy Ransohoff (SM) def Katie Elvin/Jenn Roach (B) 6-1, 6-0
Taryn Mjelde/Stephanie Thornton (SB) def Camille Gonzales/Danielle Warmuth (B) 6-0, retired
Parisa Fallahi/Liz Morris (SM) def Audrye Karbum/Tessa Reynosa(V) 6-0, 6-0
Stephanie Cummings/Alyson Meyer (V) def Lea Tran Le/Kate Stratman (DP) 7-5, 6-2
Caitlin Mannix/Jordan Lund (SM) def Kee Kee Daniel/Sophia Rasmussen (DP) 6-1, 6-2

Second round:
Hudson/Hudson (SB) def Olsen/Thompson/Olsen (B) 6-0, 6-0
K Thornton/Grant (SB) def Pearson/Ransohoff (SM) 6-3, 6-4
Mjelde/S Thornton (SB) def Fallahi/Morris (SM) 6-1, 6-3
Mannix/Lund (SM) def Cummings/Meyer (V) 6-1, 6-0

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