Gators Complete Qualifying at ITA All-American Championships



Both doubles teams have a chance at being selected to the main draw as reserves.

CARY, N.C. – Florida women’s tennis completed the qualifying rounds of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-American Championships on Tuesday in Cary, N.C.

Freshman Anastasia Sysoeva put up a fight in singles competition against Anika Yarlagadda of North Carolina. After falling in the opening frame, 6-4, Sysoeva responded with a dominant second set that she took with ease, 6-1. With a chance to advance on the line, both athletes gave impressive efforts in the third set, but it would be the Tar Heel who would hold on for the 7-6(5) victory.

In doubles play, Carly Briggs and Rachel Rooster battled against Jaeden Brown and Kari Miller of Michigan, but couldn’t overcome the duo, falling 8-5. alice dubney and Bente Spee also found themselves in a close match with Fresno State’s Yinglak Jittakot and Matilde Magrini. The Fresno State duo was able to hold on for an 8-6 victory, however.

Both doubles squads could find a slot in the main draw of the tournament, as they are the first two reserve doubles squads if any teams drop out of the bracket. The main draw will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m.

Day Two Singles

Anika Yarlagadda (UNC) def. Anastasia Sysoeva: 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (5)

Day Two Doubles

Jaeden Brown/Kari Miller (Michigan) def. Carly Briggs/Rachel Rooster: 8-5
Yinglak Jittakoat/Matilde Magrini (Fresno State) def. alice dubney/Bente Spee: 8-6

Day One Singles
Anastasia Sysoeva def. No. 86 Casie Wooten (Wake Forest): 6-2, 6-4
Amelia Rajecki (NC State) def. No. 119 alice dubney: 6-2, 6-3

Day One Doubles
Carly Briggs/Rachel Rooster def. Fiona Crawley/Anika Yarlagadda (UNC): 8-5
alice dubney/Bente Spee def. Olivia Peet/Avelina Sayfetdinova (Texas Tech): 8-4
Carly Briggs/Rachel Rooster def. Alina Mukhortova/Maria Sholokhova (Wisconsin): 8-4
alice dubney/Bente Spee def. No. 59 Safiya Carrington/Kylie Collins (LSU): 8-6

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