Unseeded Mary Kaffen won 6-1, 6-2 in her Round of 32 matchup against Katie Wolber from Occidental (CA) College, then scored a huge upset of #2 seed Lilijana Semak from California Lutheran University in the Round of 16. Kaffen won 7-6 (5), 6-1 to move on to the Quarterfinals.
Top-seeded Caroline Kutach began with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Sabrina Lieu of University of California-Santa Cruz in the Round of 32, then breezed past Joslin Seaberg from California Lutheran University 6-0, 6-0 to reach the Quarterfinals.
Fifth-seeded Zoe Kaffen started with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Vivian Lee of UC-Santa Cruz, then won 6-1, 6-1 in the Round of 16 against Brennan Foreman from CLU to advance.
As the top seed in the doubles draw, the Kaffens received a first-round bye. The duo opened play with a 6-1, 6-0 win in the Round of 16 over Cal Lutheran's Seaberg and Heidi Levanen, moving into the Quarterfinals.
Kutach will take on #7 seed Christie Kurdys of California Lutheran University, while Mary Kaffen is matched up against fellow Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent and #6 seed Esther Bowers from Southwestern (TX) University. Zoe Kaffen is set to play #4 seed Anna Tifrea from Caltech University, and all three Tigers will open up at 8:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday for the chance to reach the Semifinals.
In doubles, Mary and Zoe will face off against fifth-seeded Amanda Rodriguez and Kindall Yeung of Whittier (CA) College on Friday at 2:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to Saturday's Semifinals.