Recap: TCU Women's Tennis at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships
Oct. 5, 2006
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Selected players of the TCU women's tennis team concluded play at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, presented by Fila, this week. The 64-player qualifying tournament at Riviera was Oct. 3-4 and sophomore Horned Frog Anna Sydorska, ranked No. 80 in the nation, competed in singles action. On the doubles side, the 24th-ranked duo of senior Ana Cetnik and Sydorska played in the doubles main draw.
The first Intercollegiate Tennis Association national and singles and doubles championships of the 2006-07 season - the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships - is one of three national collegiate tennis championships this season. The Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships (its men's counterpart, the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships takes place at the University of Tulsa at the same time), the Nov. 2-5 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, and the year-end NCAA Championships are college tennis' three national championship events during the season.
In the opening round of singles play, Sydorska advanced to the next round after defeating Sabrina Capannolo of Arizona, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(9). Sydorska put up a good fight against UT-Chattanooga's Anastasia Zhukova, but eventually fell in three sets by scores of 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
The Cetnik/Sydorska pair upended No. 47 Lindsey Ballard and Zhukova (UT-Chattanooga) in the first round of doubles (8-6) action, but dropped an 8-6 decision to Pepperdine's Sylvia Kosakowsk and Bianca Dulgheru, ranked No. 28, during the next stage.
The premier hard court event of the fall collegiate season, the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships presented by Fila feature the top players in NCAA Division I tennis.
The Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships presented by Fila date back to 1983 when Georgia's Lisa Spain won the inaugural title.
Next up for the Horned Frogs is a trip home, as TCU will host the ITA Regionals Oct. 19-22.