Amber Liu Advances To The Final Qualifying Round Of Riviera/ITA Championships

Oct. 8, 2002

Pacific Palisades, Calif. - Freshman Amber Liu picked up her first two victories of her collegiate career on Wednesday in the first and second rounds of the qualifying draw at the 2002 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades.

Liu defeated Maryland's Emily Marker in the first round 6-0, 6-2. She then went on to upset 13th-seeded Sarah Witten of Kentucky 6-1, 6-2 in the second round.

In the final qualifying round, Liu will face Katie Granson of Duke on Thursday morning for the right to advance to the main draw.

The ITA All-American main draw begins on Thursday and will feature Stanford All-Americans Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette. Both Barnikow and Burdette are entered in the singles draw and will also team up in the doubles main draw.

2002 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships
Hosted by the Riviera Tennis Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Qualifying Singles

First Round
Amber Liu (Stanford) def. Emily Marker (Maryland) -- 6-0, 6-2

Second Round
Amber Liu (Stanford) def. No. 13 Sarah Witten (Kentucky) -- 6-1, 6-2

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