One of the most exciting events in the Palisades returns in the fall when the best collegiate players in the country meet at Riviera for the ITA Women’s All-American Tennis Championships.
Pre-qualifying rounds start Sept.30 and the singles and doubles main draws begin Thursday, Oct. 5 and wrap up Sunday, Oct. 8.
Ohio State sophomore Francesca Di Lorenzo defeated UCLA freshman sensation Ena Shibahara, 6-4, 6-3, in last year’s singles final while North Carolina’s Hayley Carter and Jessie Aney outlasted Pepperdine’s Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai, 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (9) to claim the doubles title.
Kentucky’stop-ranked duo of Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi beat Oklahoma State’s Katarnia Adamovic and Vladica Babic, 8-3, in the consolation doubles final and Stefani fell to Sinead Lohan of Miami, 6-4, 7-5, in the finals of the consolation singles draw.
Riviera hosted the event for the first time in 1988 when Tami Whitlinger beat Stanford teammate Sarah Birch in the singles final.
Admission is free and one of the unique traditions of the tournament is that local residents and Riviera members house many of the players throughout the week.
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