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Semifinalists set for Intercollegiate Singles

Lucas Wiseman
USBC Communications
Published: April 16, 2013 | Bowl.com
LINCOLN, Neb. - Bowling in front of the home crowd at Sun Valley Lanes and fresh off an NCAA title over the weekend, Nebraska's Kristina Mickelson led the way as the top four women and top four men were determined Tuesday for the 2013 xbowling Intercollegiate Singles Championships semifinals.

2013 ISC semifinalistsMickelson is joined in the women's semifinals by a trio of Wichita State bowlers - Jazreel Tan, Daria Kovalova and Tannya Roumimper. The men's semifinals include Mike Conn of Morehead State, Brock Finch of Urbana, Ronnie Fujita of Lindenwood and Aaron Lorincz of Saginaw Valley State.

The semifinals will take place Saturday and will be taped for broadcast on CBS Sports Network in May.

En route to the semifinals, Mickelson bowled a perfect game in the second round in a 758-661 three-game victory over Clarke's Morgan O'Brien. She defeated Sacred Heart's Jackie Carbonetto, 720-618, in the quarterfinals.

"Being able to find so much success at the end of my career is like a fairy tale ending," said Mickelson, who broke her bowling arm in a car accident last fall. "To come back from breaking my arm to help my team win the national title and now to make the semifinals against a field of ridiculously talented bowlers feels amazing."

In the other women's quarterfinals, Tan defeated Jessica Earnest of Vanderbilt, 681-651, Kovalova took down Breanne Underwood of William Penn, 741-582, and Roumimper defeated teammate Alexis Ijams, 629-569.

Conn, a former Junior Team USA member, earned the top seed after eight games of qualifying on Tuesday morning and made it into the semifinals with a 580-515 quarterfinal victory over Jacob Boresch of Clarke.

"I had a lot of breaks go my way and I felt like the bowling gods were on my side today," Conn said. "I managed to put it all together to win matches."

Fujita, meanwhile, put up big numbers on his way to the semifinals, firing a 781 series in the second round and a 794 series that included a 300 game in a quarterfinal victory over teammate Jeremy Zimmerly.

Finch defeated AJ Johnson of McKendree, 711-683, and Lorincz defeated William Penn's Brandon Barboza, 698-597, in the other men's quarterfinals.

The focus now shifts to the xbowling Intercollegiate Team Championships, which begin Thursday at Sun Valley Lanes. All qualifying and match play rounds leading up to the TV finals will be broadcast live on BOWL.com's BowlTV.

For more information on the Intercollegiate Singles Championships, visit BOWL.com/ISC.

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2013 XBOWLING INTERCOLLEGIATE SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Sun Valley Lanes, Lincoln, Neb.
Tuesday's results

MATCH PLAY
Single elimination; three-game matches decided by total pinfall

MEN

ROUND 1

Francois Lavoie, Wichita State def. Cruise Webster, Webber International, 716-676
Jacob Kent, Robert Morris-Illinois def. Cody Reichenberger, Webber International, 730-638
Devin Bidwell, Wichita State def. Joey Kopera, St. Ambrose, 679-597
Tylor Greene, Robert Morris-Illinois def. Matt Krueger, Viterbo, 609-596
Derek Phillips, Martin Methodist def. Graham Fach, Urbana, 675-652
Brady Colip, Purdue def. Marshall Kent, Robert Morris-Illinois, 626-623
Brandon Barboza, William Penn def. Paul Garwood, William Paterson, 583-506
Christopher Davidson, Fresno State def. Jon Trzczinski, Webber International, 733-678

ROUND 2
Mike Conn, Morehead State def. Lavoie, 732-677
Jacob Boresch, Clarke def. J. Kent, 666-636
Brock Finch, Urbana def. Bidwell, 717-541
AJ Johnson, McKendree def. Greene, 787-664
Jeremy Zimmerly, Lindenwood def. Phillips, 731-714
Ronnie Fujita, Lindewood def. Colip, 781-640
Barboza def. Andy Mills, Viterbo, 665-598
Aaron Lorincz, Saginaw Valley State def. Davidson, 681-673

QUARTERFINALS
Conn def. Boresch, 580-515
Finch def. Johnson, 711-683
Fujita def. Zimmerly, 794-725
Lorincz def. Barboza, 698-597

SEMIFINALS
(Matches take place Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Central; winners meet for the title)


Conn vs. Finch
Fujita vs. Lorincz


WOMEN

ROUND 1

Jessica Earnest, Vanderbilt def. Carrie Hopkinson, Florida A&M, 652-572
Morgan O'Brien, Clarke def. Kaitlin Mayall, Webber International, 517-516
Erin Michelfelder, Lindenwood def. Alexa Anderson, Webber International, 641-621
Samantha Johnson, Lindenwood def. Samantha Morlack, Adelphi, 609-601

ROUND 2
Earnest def. Liz Kuhlkin, Nebraska, 641-519
Kristina Mickelson, Nebraska def. O'Brien, 758-661
Breanne Underwood, William Penn def. Michaelfelder, 668-530
Alexis Ijams, Wichita State def. Johnson, 599-550

QUARTERFINALS
Jazreel Tan, Wichita State def. Earnest, 681-651
Mickelson def. Jackie Carbonetto, Sacred Heart, 720-618
Daria Kovalova, Wichita State def. Underwood, 741-582
Tannya Roumimper, Wichita State def. Ijams, 629-569

SEMIFINALS
(Matches take place Saturday at 3 p.m. Central; winners meet for the title)

Tan vs. Mickelson
Kovalova vs. Roumimper

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