All-AmericaUniversity of Minnesota women's tennis player Nischela Reddy (Hyderabad, India) defeated a top 50 player before falling in the round of 16 in the consolation draw of the 2005 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships yesterday in Los Angeles, Calif.
Reddy, a senior captain, defeated 43rd-ranked and 12th-seeded Sarah Foster of Texas A&M, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4, in the consolation round of 32, before falling to 77th-ranked Blair DeSesa of Rice, 6-3, 6-2, in the round of 16. For the season, Reddy is now 1-2.
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. 5, 2005
Consolation Round of 32 - Nischela Reddy (MN) def. #43 Sarah Foster (12) (Texas A&M), 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4
Consolation Round of 16 - #77 Blair DeSesa (Rice) def. Reddy (MN), 6-3, 6-2