LINCOLN, Neb. - The four men and four women who will battle for collegiate individual titles on national television were determined Tuesday at the 2012 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships.
Anthony Fiorenzo of Calumet, Geoffrey Young of Wichita State, Lucas Hohnstein of Pikeville and Joe Steiner of Midland all advanced to Saturday's semifinals in the men's division. Jazreel Tan of Wichita State, Georgia Drewes of Newman, Elise Bolton of Nebraska and Katelyn Zwiefelhofer of Wisconsin-Whitewater advanced to the women's semifinals, also on Saturday.
The semifinals and finals will be televised on CBS Sports Network on a tape-delay basis, with the women airing May 4 at 10 p.m. Eastern and the men airing May 11 at 10 p.m. Eastern.
In Tuesday afternoon's quarterfinals, Fiorenzo delivered three clutch strikes in the final frame to edge Webber International's Marcelo Suartz, 643-637, at Sun Valley Lanes.
"I was shaking because this is what we live for in college bowling, having to strike out to win a match," Fiorenzo said. "It was great knowing that back home my parents were watching on the live streaming, and it was also great having my team and coach here to support me."
In the other men's quarterfinals, Young knocked off Wichita State teammate Kevin Tatrow, 695-624, Hohnstein took down Wichita State's Francois Lavoie, 750-710, and Steiner defeated Matt Krueger of Viterbo, 656-627.
On the women's side, Drewes claimed a close victory over McKendree's Brandi Branka, 599-597, to advance to the semifinals. Drewes struck out in the 10th frame, forcing Branka to double in the final frame, which she failed to do.
"We literally matched each other shot for shot the entire match until the end," Drewes said. "My knees were buckling at the end, and my heart was racing the entire match."
The other three quarterfinal matches were blowouts as Tan took down Brittany Hart of Long Island, 669-544, Bolton defeated Amelia Tonyes of St. Francis-N.Y., 572-488, and Zwiefelhofer knocked off Chelsea Essenmacher of Adrian, 657-575.
The focus now shifts to the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships, which begin Thursday morning with qualifying live on BOWL.com's BowlTV. The championship matches of the ITC's will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
For more information on the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships, visit BOWL.com/ISC. And for more on the USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships, visit BOWL.com/ITC.
2012 USBC INTERCOLLEGIATE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Neb.
Single elimination; three-game matches decided by total pinfall
Charles Easton, Toledo def. Benjamin Hainsey, Florida State, 581-571
Lucas Hohnstein, Pikeville def. Chris Pierson, Robert Morris-Illinois, 629-607
Joe Steiner, Midland def. Aaron Johnston, West Texas A&M, 666-663
Matthew Krueger, Viterbo def. Daniel Spink, Lindenwood, 645-639
Jeremy Milito, Stony Brook def. Cory Barber, Rochester Tech, 641-563
Anthony Fiorenzo, Calumet def. Aaron Morgan, Toledo, 684-667
Adam Johnson, McKendree def. Neil Cooley, Minnesota State, 614-608
Kevin Donovan, Corning Community College def. Mike Conn, Morehead State, 742-727
Marcelo Suartz, Webber International def. Milito, 655-562
Fiorenzo def. Blake Paris, Lindewood, 637-563
Kevin Tatrow, Wichita State def. Johnson, 648-552
Geoffrey Young, Wichita State def. Donovan, 683-563
Francois Lavoie, Wichita State def. Easton, 699-668
Hohnstein def. Cruise Webster, Webber International, 719-653
Steiner def. Cody Shoemaker, Saginaw Valley State, 706-610
Krueger def. Chris Spoo, Florida Atlantic, 649-626
Fiorenzo def. Suartz, 643-637
Young def. Tatrow, 695-624
Hohnstein def. Lavoie, 750-710
Steiner def. Krueger, 656-627
(Matches take place Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Central)
Fiorenzo vs. Young
Hohnstein vs. Steiner
Brittany Hart, Long Island def. Rachel Schalow, Viterbo, 616-596
Brooke Bower, Kutztown def. Sarah Lokker, Arkansas State, 569-564
Amanda Dodd, Calumet def. Tracy Fakes, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 625-526
Jordeen Koizumi, Arizona State def. Nicole Parkhurst, Stephen F. Austin, 544-512
Hart def. Kaitlin Quinn, Bellarmine, 591-512
Brandi Branka, McKendree def. Bower, 666-550
Amelia Tonyes, St. Francis-N.Y. def. Dodd, 526-517
Chelsea Essenmacher, Adrian def. Koizumi, 636-561
Jazreel Tan, Wichita State def. Hart, 669-544
Georgia Drewes, Newman def. Branka, 599-597
Elise Bolton, Nebraska def. Tonyes, 572-488
Katelyn Zwiefelhofer, Wisconsin-Whitewater def. Essenmacher, 657-575
(Matches take place Saturday at 3 p.m. Central)
Tan vs. Drewes
Bolton vs. Zwiefelhofer