Oct. 3, 2010
Novakova took down UCLA’s Courtney Dolehide on her home court at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. In the first set, Novakova cruised to a 6-3 win, but Dolehide made adjustments in the second set to grab a 4-3 lead. Down a game, Novakova rallied to take the set 7-5.
“Sona did a great job of finishing off the match when her opponent made adjustments,” assistant coach Alison Ojeda said. “She really played well.”
With the win, Novakova earned a spot in the Qualifying Draw, beginning on Monday at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The Qualifying Draw will be played on Oct. 5-6, followed by the Main Draw on Oct. 7-10.