Wyoming Tennis Participates in Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 1, 2013

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -

Qualifying Doubles Bracket Get Acrobat Reader

Veronica Popovici and Dorottya Jonas of the Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team opened up play at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

In the qualifying doubles draw, the pair fell to Guilana Olmos and Zoe Scandalis of USC, 8-1, on Tuesday morning. Olmos and Scandalis are currently ranked 54th in the ITA preseason fall rankings. They will play tomorrow morning in the consolation qualifying doubles.

"We played a very strong USC team, had our chances but didn't take advantage of them," said assistant coach Maciej Bogusz. "I'm glad that the young ladies got to see this level of tennis especially Dorottya. Veronica was in the quarterfinals last year so she knew how tough the competition was going to be in this tournament. We are still building this doubles team and getting better every match we play. They are headed in the right direction and excited to play our next match tomorrow."

Pre-qualifying features a singles draw of 64 and a doubles draw of 32. Each player or doubles pair must win three rounds in order to advance to the qualifying draw; a total of eight singles players and four doubles duos move on to qualifying from pre-qualifying play. The qualifying rounds are also comprised of a singles draw of 64 and a doubles draw of 32. Just as with pre-qualifying, a singles player or doubles tandem must win three consecutive matches to stay alive and move into the main draw. Eight spots in the singles main draw are reserved for qualifiers, while the doubles main draw will feature four teams from qualifying.

Singles semifinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 7-10 in Flushing, NY.