Taylor won two qualifying draw matches to move into the 64-player main draw. In the first round, she outlasted San Diego's Siri Fomsgaard, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, and in her second round match defeated Long Beach State's Christina Son, 6-1, 7-5.
Pernin enjoyed a first round bye and then notched a straight sets victory over Cal-State Fullerton's Ana Maria Iacob, 6-3, 6-0.
The Wildcats return to action Friday morning at 8 a.m. PST for the start of first round singles main draw competition. Second round action is scheduled to follow. Doubles play is slated to get underway Saturday at noon PST.
Brooke Taylor (UA) def. Siri Fomsgarrd (USD), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Perrine Pernin (UA) def. Ana Maria Iacob (CSF), 6-3, 6-0
Brooke Taylor (UA) def. Christina Son (LBSU), 6-1, 7-5