[su_spacer size=”40″] Perez, who is seeded 4th in the singles bracket, took a 6-0, 7-5 decision over Marakome. She will next face Vanderbilt’s Frances Altick, No. 49 in the ITA rankings, for a place in the quarterfinal round. The match will start Friday at 9 a.m. Perez and Altick met in 2015, with the latter taking a 6-4, 6-1 contest.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Junior Caroline Brinson also competed on the day, falling to Vanderbilt’s Sydney Campbell. Campbell, ranked seventh nationally, won 6-1, 6-4. Brinson, 72nd-ranked by ITA, entered the tournament on a hot streak, taking the crown at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional two weeks ago. She will begin competition in the consolation bracket against Colorado’s Nuria Ormeno Ruiz.
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[su_spacer size=”40″] RESULTS
#29 Ellen Perez def. Star Makarome (Columbia) 6-0, 7-5
#7 Sydney Campbell (Vanderbilt) def. #72 Caroline Brinson 6-4, 6-1