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Utah Women's Tennis Slated for Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Junior Sarah Pham represents Utah in the qualifying singles draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

Junior Sarah Pham represents Utah in the qualifying singles draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

Sept. 27, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's tennis team prepares for the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Pre-qualifying play will begin this weekend at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, followed by qualifying play Oct. 2-3 at the Riviera Tennis Club.

"We are really excited to be going to the All-American Championships with three players," said head coach Mat Iandolo. "We are very ready. It is the best tournament of the fall in the country and we are looking forward to seeing where we stand."

Juniors Callie Craig and Elena Najera will represent Utah in the pre-qualifying draw, while junior Sarah Pham will play in the qualifying draw.

Last Time at the All-American Championships
Utah was represented by senior Anastasia Putilina, junior Paige Miles, and sophomores Sarah Pham and Callie Craig in the 2011 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

Putilina fell in the first round of singles main draw play, and then advanced to the singles consolation quarterfinals. Fellow Ute Craig reached the second round of qualifying consolation play in singles, including an upset of No. 72 Hana Tomlijanovic of Virginia, 6-4, 6-3, in the first round of qualifying consolation play.

Pham advanced to the third round of singles pre-qualifying play after netting two victories in the first two rounds. She upset No. 79 Elizabeth Ullathorne of Texas Tech, 6-2, 6-1, before downing Georgia Tech's Elizabeth Kilborn, 6-0, 6-1. Pham then withdrew due to injury.

 

 

The Utes' pair of doubles team both fell in their respective first rounds. Craig and Pham retired due to injury in the first round of qualifying doubles play, while Putilina and Miles dropped an 8-2 decision to Sacramento State's 16th-ranked Rebeca Delgado and Tatsiana Kapshai, 8-2. The duo was then forced to withdraw from the doubles consolation quarterfinals due to injury.
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