Bears Compete At ITA All-American Championships
BERKELEY – Three Golden Bears – Valentina Ivanov, Hannah Viller Moeller and Jessica Alsola – are representing the California women's tennis team in qualifying singles at the ITA All-American Championships starting Monday in Charleston, South Carolina. The 32-player singles main draw runs Wednesday through Sunday at LTP Mount Pleasant and LTP Daniel Island.
Click here for the qualifying singles draw.
Live scores will be available for the main draw, and the live scores link will be available here later in the week.
The ITA All-American Championships serve as a qualifying tournament for the ITA Fall National Championships, which will take place Nov. 4-7 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Please visit the ITA Fall National Championships site here for more information.
Last Time: Bears Close Out SMC Fall Invitational
Cal finished play at the Saint Mary's Fall Invitational on Sunday at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.
In the top-flight singles semifinals, Cal's Erin Richardson fell to Colorado's Antonia Balzert, 6-2, 6-2, while in the A-flight doubles back draw final, Richardson and Cami Brown lost to Sara Tsukamoto and Carly Schwartberg of UC Davis, 8-5.
In extra singles matches on Sunday, Cal's 106th-ranked Julia Rosenqvist dropped a 6-4, 7-5 result to Fresno State's Pang Jittakoat, and Brown fell to Pacific's Zoe Clydesdale-Eberle, 6-4, 6-3.
Last Time At The ITA All-American Championships
Jasie Dunk and Anna Bright finally got to play their main draw doubles opener at the 2019 ITA All-American Championships, and the 13th-ranked Cal duo defeated another highly ranked team on to reach the second round at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Golden Bear juniors defeated the 17th-ranked Alexa Bortles and Sabina Machalova of Ole Miss, 8-6, in an opening round of 32 match that had been postponed a day earlier due to rain. Later in the day, the two Bears battled another talented duo in the next round in Central Florida's seventh-ranked and fifth-seeded Ksenia Kuznetsova and Valeriya Zeleva. But the Bears lost, 8-3.
When rain hit Tulsa again, tournament officials moved consolation singles matches – including Bright's – from Tulsa to Oklahoma State's Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater. The 42nd-ranked Bright, facing another top-50 player for the second straight day, lost to the 49th-ranked Horvit, 6-2, 6-1. Bright had earlier competed in the main draw, falling to N.C. State's 40th-ranked Alana Smith, 6-0, 6-4, in the round of 64.
Playing in qualifying singles, Cal freshman Erin Richardson won her opener but lost in the second round and did not advance.
Cal competes in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships from Oct. 22-26 at Stanford.