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Addison falls in singles semifinals at NCAA Championships
Sunday, 06/16/2013
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Univ. of Texas at Austin Team Page

URBANA, Ill. – Breaunna Addison’s historic run through the women’s singles draw ended in the semifinals Sunday afternoon at the NCAA Championships. The first-semester Texas freshman suffered a 6-1, 6-1 defeat at the hands of defending NCAA singles champion Nicole Gibbs of Stanford after becoming the first Longhorn to reach the NCAA singles semifinals in 18 years.

Addison’s first semester of college tennis ends with ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) singles All-America honors and a 30-7 overall singles record. Addison is the first Texas freshman ever to reach the NCAA singles quarterfinals or beyond and just the third Longhorn ever to reach the NCAA singles semifinals.

Addison’s opening-round win last Wednesday made her the first UT freshman to win a match in the 64-player NCAA singles draw in 17 years. With her second-round win over Miami’s Stephanie Wagner, Addison automatically secured ITA singles All-America honors and became the first UT freshman to do that since 1990.

Breaunna Addison’s NCAA Championships results (64-player singles draw)
Singles Semifinals (May 26)
No. 13 Nicole Gibbs (Stanford) def. No. 31 Breaunna Addison (Texas) – 6-1, 6-1

Singles Quarterfinals (May 25)
No. 31 Breaunna Addison (Texas) def. No. 7 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) – 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Singles Round of 16 (Third Round, May 24)
No. 31 Breaunna Addison (Texas) def. No. 21 Jacqueline Cako (Arizona St.) - 6-2, 6-4
Singles Round of 32 (Second Round, May 23)
No. 31 Breaunna Addison (Texas) def. No. 60 Stephanie Wagner (Miami) – 6-2, 6-2
Singles Round of 64 (First Round, May 22)
No. 31 Breaunna Addison (Texas) def. No. 9 Danielle Lao (USC) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Breaunna Addison – 2013 Honor Roll (one semester of college tennis)
• Joined Kelly Pace (1993 & 1995) and Beverly Bowes (1986) as the only Longhorns ever to reach the NCAA singles semifinals
• First UT freshman to reach the NCAA singles quarterfinals or beyond
• The fifth Longhorn to advance to the NCAA singles quarterfinals or beyond
• Collected the first win by a UT freshman in the NCAA singles draw since 1996 (Sandy Sureephong)
• The first UT freshman to earn ITA singles All-America honors since Susan Gilchrist in 1990
• The first UT freshman All-American (singles or doubles) since Cristina Moros in 1995
• 30-7 overall singles record
• First UT freshman to win 30 matches in a season since Aeriel Ellis in 2010
• NCAA Championships singles and doubles qualifier
• No. 31 ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) singles ranking (final 2013 rankings not yet available)
• No. 19 ITA doubles ranking (with Noel Scott, ranking as of May 26)
• ITA Texas Region Rookie of the Year (includes all Div. I women’s tennis programs in the state of Texas)
• Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year
• All-Big 12 singles and doubles

Texas’ singles semifinalists at the NCAA Championships
Breaunna Addison (2013)
Kelly Pace (1993, 1995)
Beverly Bowes (1986)