WTEN: No. 22 Frantova/Rogers Fall in Second Round of NCAA Doubles Championship
Posted May 26
After a historic run at the NCAA Doubles Championship, No. 22 Martina Frantova and Anna Roger's season was concluded after falling to No. 34 Maya Jansen and Maegan Manasse in the Round of 16. The California duo clinched a spot in the Elite Eight with a 6-4, 7-6(8-6) victory Friday afternoon at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Despite the heartbreaker, Frantova and Rogers have etched themselves into the program record book as the greatest doubles tandem in Wolfpack history. The pair is not only unrivaled in doubles wins, but also became the first to advance beyond the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship.
"It didn't go our way today, but we had an incredible run and I can only be proud of what we have accomplished this season," said Martina Frantova. "I am so proud of Anna. She has had an amazing freshman year and it was an honor to have her as my doubles partner my last season at NC State."
The Bears jumped out to an early lead in set one, finding themselves with a 4-1 advantage. Frantova and Rogers rallied back to tie the match up at 4-4, but the California duo battled through the next two games to win the first set, 6-4.
In set two, the Wolfpack's took an early 4-1 lead, but this time Cal battled back to tie the match at 4-4. Both teams held serves, forcing ties at 5-5 and 6-6 before sending the set into a tiebreaker. There, Jansen and Manasse found a 4-2 lead, but NC State fought back to force a tie at 6-6. California ultimately won the tiebreaker by a 8-6 decision to end the match with a final score of 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).
The loss was the duo's first since February.