Ivanov Post Upset Win In Tempe
TEMPE, Ariz. – California women's tennis junior Valentina Ivanov posted a big singles win on Saturday at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, defeating San Diego's 30th-ranked Solymar Colling in three sets.
Ranked 119th, Ivanov bested Colling, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6. Cal sophomore Hannah Viller Moeller also took a Torero to three sets, but the Dane fell to USD's 117th-ranked Elizabeth Goldsmith, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6. Cal freshman Makenna Thiel lost to USD's Victoria Kalaitzis, 6-3, 6-0.
In doubles, Ivanov paired with Viller Moeller for the second straight day, but the Cal duo lost to Michigan's Jaedan Brown and Julia Fliegner, 6-3.
The Sun Devils' tournament ends on Sunday.
ASU Thunderbird Invitational
Nov. 6, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz.
Whiteman Tennis Center
Jaedan Brown/Julia Fliegner (Michigan) def. Hannah Viller Moeller/Valentina Ivanov (Cal), 6-3
No. 119 Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. No. 30 Solymar Colling (USD) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6
No. 117 Elizabeth Goldsmith (USD) def. Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal) 6-4, 6-7, 7-6
Victoria Kalaitzis (USD) def. Makenna Thiel (Cal) 6-3, 6-0