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Sofie Oyen dropped a hard-fought first round match.

Thursday October 3, 2013UF Pair Begins Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Pacific Palisades, CA

Sofie Oyen dropped a hard-fought first round match.

The University of Florida’s Brianna Morgan (Beverly Hills, Calif.) and Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) dropped their respective opening round singles matches at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships held at the Riviera Tennis Center on Thursday.

 

Morgan, who won three rounds of qualifying to reach the main draw, lost 6-2, 6-4, to top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Robin Anderson of UCLA, while Oyen fell 6-3, 6-4 to California’s No. 3-ranked and third-seeded Zsofi Susanyi in her opening-round bout.

 

Both begin action in the consolation draw on Friday.

 

 

Quoting the Coach:

“Unfortunately, Brianna had a slower start than she wanted, but battled back to 5-4 in the second with some chances to even it up but Anderson just played better in the end. Sofie fought hard. She held the ball and grinded, but Susanyi was a little better I the end, as well.” – UF associate head coach Dave Balogh

 

 

 

THE SKINNY ON THE RIVIERA:

The Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., serves as the host site for the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships. The national championship, considered the first leg of the collegiate grand slam, began on Saturday, Sept. 28 with pre-qualifying singles and doubles matches, which was hosted by UCLA. Qualifying competition was Oct. 1-2 and main draw action takes place Thursday, Oct. 3-Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Riviera Tennis Club.

 

 

ON THE LINE:

Singles semifinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 7-10 in Flushing, NY.

 

 

FOLLOWING THE ACTION:

Follow the ITA on Twitter, @ITAtennis, for updates and news from Pacific Palisades or search for the hashtag #RivieraITA to find other tweets from those tweeting the events from the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships. Check out the ITA Facebook page or the 2013 All-American Championships webpage for more updates.

 

 

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s tennis:

Official Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/tennis/women/

Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis  and  @GatorZoneNews

 

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