PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Two players that began their run at the 2017 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in the qualifying draw, now stand one match away from securing an ITA National Championship.
Florida Atlantic’s Aliona Bolsova and Vanderbilt’s Fernanda Contreras will meet in Sunday’s singles final at 11 a.m. PDT, at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Bolsova took down Andrea Lazaro of Florida International in Saturday’s semifinal round 6-1, 6-3, while Contreras secured her spot with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. 2 seed Gabriela Talaba of Texas Tech.
The Bolsova-Contreras final guarantees that an unseeded player will claim the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Singles Championship for the ninth time in tournament history, and first since 2013 when Jamie Loeb of North Carolina took home the trophy.
Duke’s Ellyse Hamiln and Kaitlyn McCarthy won the all-ACC doubles semifinal matchup on Saturday, taking down Syracuse’s Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez 6-3, 6-3. The Blue Devils will meet up with the No. 7 seed out of Texas Tech, Sara Dvorak and Sabrina Federici. Dvorak and Federici slipped past Duke’s Kelly Chen and Samantha Harris in three sets 6-1, 0-6, 1-0 (6).
The consolation singles final on Sunday features Lily Miyazaki of Oklahoma taking on Big 12 opponent Anastasia Rychagova of Kansas. The doubles consolation final sees Georgia’s Morgan Coppac and Elena Christofi against UCLA’s Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara. All consolation finalists earned automatic entry into the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships.
Updated draws, daily recaps and a photo gallery can be found at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships event page. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter by following @ITA_Tennis and using the hashtag #RivieraITA.
Singles quarterfinalists, doubles semifinalists and consolation finalists (singles and doubles) earn automatic entry into the 2017 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which take place November 1-5 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Desert, California.