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Weatherholt, a senior from Kansas who has a record of 28-1 this year, is the first Nebraska Cornhusker to reach the NCAA quarterfinals.
Weatherholt will play No. 6 seed Lauren Herring of Georgia, who defeated Krista Hardebeck of Stanford, a 9 seed, 6-0, 6-2. Herring said she was well aware of Hardebeck's ability to come back--the freshman had dropped the first set in her opening two matches--and was especially vigilant when Hardebeck finally won a game to make it 3-1 in the second set.
An unseeded semifinalist is guaranteed, with Rice's Natalie Beazant and Alabama's Alexa Guarachi facing each other in the Saturday's quarterfinals.
Beazant, the first woman to reach in the NCAA quartefinals in the history of the Rice program, defeated Caroline Price of North Carolina 6-1, 6-2, while Guarachi, also the first quarterfinalist in Alabama program history had a much longer battle with TCU's Stefanie Tan before posting a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory.
Unseeded Breaunna Addison of Texas is the only freshman in the quarterfinals, after her 6-2, 6-4 win over Jacqueline Cako of Arizona State. Addison will play North Carolina's Gina Suarez-Malaguti, who made short work of No. 9 seed Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State, 6-1, 6-1.
The top seeded doubles team of Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese of Tennessee lost to unseeded Chris Camillone and David Holiner of Texas 7-6(5), 7-5, while the No. 2 seeded Duke team of Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler saved two match points in their 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 win over Florida State's Dominic Cotrone and Blake Davis.
Complete doubles results can be found on the tournament central page.
Play begins with all at singles matches Saturday at noon CDT.