Top-seeded Olivia Rogowska overcame a opening-set loss for the second consecutive day to post a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over her best friend and roommate, third-seeded Madison Brengle, in the FSP Gold River Women’s Challenger at the Gold River Racquet Club.
Brengle appeared to injure her knee midway through the second set, fought hard to the end, but was unable to deal with Rogowska’s powerful shots with her limited mobility.
Rogowska’s opponent in today’s final will be Julia Boserup, who has yet to lose a set after defeating 19-year-old Nao Hibino of Japan, 6-1, 6-3.
In doubles action, USC grad Maria Sanchez and current Trojan Zoe Scandalis rallied after dropping the first-set tiebreaker to reach today’s doubles final, 6-7(2), 6-2, 10-7.
They will face Russian Daria Gavrilova and Australian Storm Sanders after their 6-2, 7-6(6) victory. Sanders is trying to defend her 2013 doubles title, which she won with Naomi Broady.
Bee Sports staff