NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Senior Christina Rosca and sophomore Georgia Drummy concluded play in the second day of the ITA Fall Nationals on Thursday at the Newport Beach Tennis Club.
“After a slow start, Georgia regrouped to pull out a third set. I give Zoe a lot of credit for playing disciplined tennis early and competing hard throughout the match all the way to the end,” said associate head coach Aleke Tsoubanos. “Chris had her share of opportunities today in singles and wasn’t able to capitalize but fought hard and kept her composure. She continues to play the right way and I look forward to seeing her compete on the singles court again come spring.”
Marking her spot in the Round of 16, Drummy bounced back from a 6-1 defeat in the first set to claim the next two sets, 6-3, 7-5, to advance.
In the Round of 32, Rosca took on South Carolina’s Mia Horvit. Rosca fell short to Horvit, 7-5, 7-5, to conclude her singles run in the tournament.
In doubles play, Drummy and Rosca battled against Arkansas’ Rice and Alter. The pair fell 6-2 in the first set but bounced back to force a tiebreak with a 6-4 win in the second set. In the tiebreak, the duo’s came up short, 1-0 (9).
“We lost a heartbreaker in doubles tonight. Chris and Drum hung on after losing the first set to get the second set. We started off strong in the tiebreak but Arkansas hung around and made some great plays late. Congrats and good luck to them tomorrow,” said Tsoubanos.
Drummy will take the court on Friday to compete in the singles Round of 16.
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