Waves Continue at ITA All-American Championships
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Finn Tearney, Khunpak Issara and Lorraine Guillermo of the Pepperdine men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped main draw action at the ITA All-American Championships today. Tearney competed in the singles main draw in Tulsa, Okla. while Issara and Guillermo played in the main doubles event in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Issara (Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) opened the day with a singles win in the consolation round, and defeated Marianne Jodoin of Duke, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.
She finishes the tournament with a 3-1 overall record.
Issara then began doubles action alongside partner Guillermo (Walnut, Calif./Rowland HS). The duo battled game-for-game with South Florida’s Lareto Alonso Martinez and Katie Vasenina but in the end fell by just a single break, 8-6.
The duo resumes action tomorrow in the consolation round.
Meanwhile in Tulsa, Tearney (Wellington, New Zealand) dropped his first set to Guillermo Alcorta of Oklahoma 6-2, before rebounding in the second set 6-4. In the third and deciding frame, Alcorta earned a late break that proved to be the difference maker and prevailed 7-5.
Singles consolation is scheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 5. Tearney is scheduled to play Rok Bonin of Minnesota.
Riviera/ITA All-American Championship
Oct. 4, 2012 at Riviera Tennis Club (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
QD-Cons #39 Khunpak Issara (Pepperdine) def. #27 Marianne Jodoin (Duke) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Doubles Main Draw
#24 Lareto A. Martinez/Katie Vasenina (South Florida) def. #7 Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara (Pepperdine) 8-6
ITA All-American Championships
Oct 4, 2012 at Tulsa, Okla. (Case Tennis Center)
Singles Main Draw
MD-R1 #28 Guillermo Alcorta (Oklahoma) def. #14 Finn Tearney (Pepperdine) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
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