DAYTON, Ohio – Vanderbilt’s Jordan Newham won two matches Wednesday, reaching the semifinal round of the USBC’s Intercollegiate Singles Championship being playing at the Poelking Lanes. Newham, will play former Fairleigh Dickinson star Karsyn Lukosius on what will be a delayed telecast by the CBS Sports Network for the right to advance to the ISC finals.
Newham, who learned earlier this week that she has been accepted into Vanderbilt’s prestigious Owen School of Business upon her graduation next month, was the tournament’s No. 4 seed and she defeated Chloe Skurzynaki of Maryland-Eastern Shore, 647-577, and Olivia Farwell of Duquesne, 627-593. Newham was a leader on Vanderbilt’s powerful team the past four years, helping the Commodores to third, first and second place national finishes the past three years. Lukosius was a former second-team All-America and Northeast Conference Player of the Year
Newham and teammates Adel Wahner and Maria Bulanova became eligible tor the tournament by qualifying at a regional site in Smyrna last month. Wahner won one match here, defeating Rebecca Dobson before losing to Farwell, who Newham dispatched. Bulanova was the ISC’s No. 3 seed but fell to McKendree’s Bryanna Clemmer, 634-553.
Clemmer is in the other semifinal against Wichita State’s Sierra Konemato. The telecast date and time will be announced later.