Begley advances at ITA All-American Championships
LOS ANGELES – Texas junior Elizabeth Begley notched a pair of wins to reach the finals of the pre-qualifying singles draw Saturday evening on day one of the ITA All-American Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
Begley opened the day with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Auburn’s Jennifer Pfeifler. She added a 6-1, 6-1 win over Missouri’s Rachel Stuhlmann in the pre-qualifying singles round of 32. Begley will take on either Florida’s Danielle Collins or Virginia’s Stephanie Nauta on Sunday. A win from Begley would give her a spot in Tuesday’s qualifying singles draw.
Sophomore Lina Padegimaite posted a 6-1, 6-2 win over Old Dominion’s Diana Ivanova but fell in the next round to Yale’s Blair Seideman.
ITA All-American Championships
Pre-Qualifying Singles Round of 64
Lina Padegimaite (UT) def. Diana Ivanova (Old Dominion) – 6-1, 6-2
Mara Schmidt (Purdue) def. Noel Scott (UT) – 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5
Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Jennifer Pfeifler (Auburn) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Pre-Qualifying Singles Round of 32
Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (Missouri) – 6-1, 6-1
Blair Seideman (Yale) def. Lina Padegimaite (UT) – 6-3, 6-0