CARY, N.C. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis student-athlete Celia-Belle Mohr continued her impressive run at the ITA All-American Championships, advancing to the Main Draw thanks to her performance in the qualifying round on Tuesday.
Mohr’s journey at the Championships began Oct. 1 in the prequalifying round. She went 3-0 to advance to the qualifying round. There she posted a victory on Monday before two more singles wins on Tuesday to move to 6-0 overall at the event.
Mohr was a straight-set winner in her first match on Tuesday by a score of 6-1, 6-2 over Ohio State’s Sydni Ratliff. In the match to secure her place in the Main Draw, Mohr battled Iowa State’s Thasaport Naklo to a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 victory.
Mohr will represent the Commodores in the Main Draw for singles beginning Wednesday. In doubles, the pairing of Anna Ross and Holly Staff are in action on Wednesday as well.
Singles – Main
Celia-Belle Mohr (Vanderbilt) def. Sydni Ratliff (Ohio State), 6-1, 6-2
Celia-Belle Mohr (Vanderbilt) def. Thasaport Naklo (Iowa State), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Fangran Tian (UCLA) def. Holly Staff (Vanderbilt), 6-3, 6-2
Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Doubles – Main
Ayana Akli/Sarah Hammer (South Carolina) def. Sonya Macavei/Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt), 8-3