MESA, Ariz. — Corona del Mar High senior Lynda Xepoleas suffered an upset in a round of 16 match of the United States Tennis Assn. Winter National Championships (16s and 18s) at the Gene Autry Tennis Center Wednesday.
Stephanie Vlad, an unseeded player from Scottsdale, Ariz., beat the No. 3-seeded Xepoleas, 7-5, 6-4. Vlad had already upset the No. 14-seeded player to reach the round of 16.
Instead of advancing to the quarterfinals, Xepoleas, who advanced to the CIF Individuals semifinals earlier this month, went into the consolation bracket. She plays today at noon in the consolation fourth round.