2018 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships this week at Riviera/Pepperdine

For the 34th consecutive year, the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, California, invites the nation’s top Division I women’s players to compete in this prestigious event. Pre-qualifying matches were held at Pepperdine University, Sept. 29-30 with qualifying on Oct. 2-3, and main draw matches being held at Riviera Tennis Club, Oct 4-7. Local Southern California players directly accepted into the singles main draw include Jada Hart (UCLA), Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine) and Kelly Chen (Duke, via Cerritos).

In addition to playing for the All-American national title, players will be competing for a berth into the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 7-11, in Surprise, Arizona. Singles quarterfinalists, consolation singles champion and finalist, along with doubles semifinalists and consolation doubles champion and finalist advance to the end of fall national championship.

With a long tradition of excellence at the ITA Women’s All American Championships it is no surprise that plenty of former winners are now competing on the WTA Tour including Danielle Collins (2015, Virginia); Jamie Loeb (2013, North Carolina); Nicole Gibbs (2011 doubles, Stanford); Irina Falconi (2009 singles and 2008 doubles, Georgia Tech).

SCTA Board member, Dr. Fred Ho, is the founder of this event. After 34 years of excellence, the tournament will have a new home in 2019, so don’t miss the opportunity to watch some fantastic women’s collegiate tennis!

More information, including Draws, is available at http://www.r2sports.com/website/event-website.asp?TID=29455.

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