State junior Abigail Tere-Apisah fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to begin the 2012
Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championship on Thursday. She moves on to face Aeriel Ellis of the University of Texas in the main draw singles consolation bracket at 12:30 p.m. PDT on Friday.
Ellis is the No. 20-ranked player in the ITA Women's Preseason Singles rankings. The winner of Friday's 12:30 p.m. match advances to take on the winner of No. 1 seed Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar of Texas A&M vs. Jacqueline Cako of Arizona State. The second round match will also take place on Friday and is scheduled for a 3:45 p.m. PDT start.
Tere-Apisah's opponent on Thursday, North
Carolina sophomore Caroline Price, advances to face Stanford's Krista Hardebeck
after she upset Alabama's Mary Anne Macfarlane 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
the No. 23-ranked player in the ITA Women's Preseason Singles rankings, was one
of four main draw invitees to fall to qualifiers in the early singles session
on Thursday. The list included the No. 1-seeded Cristina Sanchez Quintanar of
Texas A&M falling in straight sets to Julia Elbaba of Virginia.
winner of the tournament receives automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National
Indoor Intercollegiate Championships held at the USTA Billie Jean King National
Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., from Nov. 8-11. Singles semifinalists and
consolation champions also receive automatic entry into the prestigious
tournament, which is the only ITA tournament to showcase elite players from
every level of college tennis.
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