roundUniversity of Minnesota women's tennis player Nischela Reddy (Hyderabad, India) fell in the opening round today of the qualifying draw of the 2005 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships today in Los Angeles, Calif. Reddy, a senior captain, fell 6-2, 6-4 to 103rd-ranked Tarryn Rudman of Georgia Tech in the round of 64.
The match was Reddy's first singles contest of the 2005-06 season. With her loss, the Golden Gophers no longer have a singles or doubles participant in the ITA All-American Championships.
The first Intercollegiate Tennis Association national and singles and doubles championships of the 2004-05 season - the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships - is one of three national collegiate tennis championships this season. The Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships (its men's counterpart, the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Championships takes place at the University of Tulsa at the same time), the Nov. 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, and the year-end NCAA Championships are college tennis' three national championship events during the season.
The premier hard court event of the fall collegiate season, the Riviera/ITA Women's All- American Championships feature the top players in NCAA Division I tennis.
The Oct. 6-9 main draw is preceded by two sets of qualifying tournaments. The 64-player, 32 doubles team prequalifying tournament is Oct. 1-2 at UCLA and four players and doubles teams will advance from there to the Oct. 4-5 64-player qualifying tournament at Riviera (where eight players and four doubles teams will advance to the main draw).
ITA All-American Championships Qualifying
Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 4, 2005
Round of 64 - #103 Tarryn Rudman (Georgia Tech) def. Nischela Reddy (MN), 6-2, 6-4