Four of the top five seeds, including three Southern Californians, advanced to the semifinals in the USTA Girls 16 National Clay Court Championships at Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club.
On Friday morning, No. 1 Ryan Peus of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., will face No. 4 Makenna Jones of Greenville, S.C., and in an all-Golden State showdown, No. 5 Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks will meet No. 2 Kayla Day of Santa Barbara.
Liu and Katie Chang, a fellow Californian who is 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang's niece, advanced to the doubles final.
Peus and Liu won Thursday in straight sets. Day outlasted Kylie McKenzie of Anthem, Ariz., 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, and Jones rallied past Maria Ross of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
In the doubles semis, No. 9 seeds Elysia Bolton of Lake Forest, Ill., and Grace Joyce of Newton, Mass., upended No. 1 Peus and Annette Goulak of Oak Park, Calif., 6-3, 6-4 to move into a semifinal against Adriana Reami of Miami and Taylor Russo of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
In the first semi, second-seeded Liu and Chang beat No. 7 Cameron Corse of Baltimore and Alexandra Sanford of Westerville, Ohio, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Corse was the last Mid-Atlantic Section player remaining in the main draw.
Chang is the daughter of Carl Chang, who coached his younger brother Michael -- a former world No. 2 player and four-time Grand Slam singles final runner-up -- on the pro tour.
In the second doubles semi, Reami and Russo edged Bolton and Joyce 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. The doubles final is set for 1:30 Friday.
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