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Bears Start ITA Fall Nationals

Nov 2, 2022
Katja Wiersholm (left) and Jessica Alsola (right) face the nation's third-ranked doubles team on Thursday in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO – Two California women's tennis doubles teams began play in the ITA National Fall Championships on Wednesday, with both – Jessica Alsola and Katja Wiersholm as well as Erin Richardson and Makenna Thiel – dropping their round of 32 openers at the Barnes Tennis Center.
Wiersholm and Alsola, who captured the doubles crown at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Oct. 18, lost to Texas Tech's Metka Komac and Cristina Tiglea, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8, on Wednesday.
In a night match, Thiel and Richardson lost to UCLA's fourth-seeded Kimmi Hance and Elise Wagle, 6-1, 6-4.
Both Cal duos will now play in the consolation draw. On Thursday, Alsola and Wiersholm face Wake Forest's third-ranked and third-seeded Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingsworth at 6 p.m., while Richardson and Thiel take on Tulane's 14th-ranked Charlotte Russell and Lahari Yelamanchili at 6:30 p.m.
Fall nationals come to a close on Sunday.
ITA National Fall Championships
Nov. 2, 2022, in San Diego, Calif.
Barnes Tennis Center
Main Draw Doubles – Round of 32
Metka Komac/Cristina Tiglea (Texas Tech) def. Jessica Alsola/Katja Wiersholm (Cal), 3-6, 6-4, 10-8
[4] Kimmi Hance/Elise Wagle (UCLA) def. Erin Richardson/Makenna Thiel (Cal), 6-1, 6-4