Panova Loses in Semifinals of Consolation Round
Oct. 10, 2002
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Daria Panova advanced to the semifinals in the backdraw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships before losing to Eva Wang of Harvard, 6-2, 6-2. The No. 44-ranked player in the country, Panova defeated No.88-ranked Emily Marker of Maryland, 7-6, 6-3, earlier in the day to advance to the semifinals.
In Panova's five matches, three of them went a full three sets. Panova fought through to perform well, despite playing all five matches in three days.
'She was feeling the fatigue from all the sets she had played earlier,' Oregon assistant coach Kathy Sell said. 'Overall though, it was a great trip and a great performance.'
Panova finished the tournament with a 3-2 record, including two wins over ranked players. The tournament featured all of the best players in the country, giving Panova valuable experience for the upcoming season.