WT: Novakova Advances to Qualifying Draw

Oct. 3, 2010

Tournament Central

– Junior Sona Novakova won her third consecutive pre-qualifying match at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday.

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.



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