Oct. 3, 2013
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Baylor women’s tennis junior Ema Burgic advanced to the second round of the Riviera/ITA All-American singles main draw with a straight-set win on Thursday at the Riviera Tennis Center.
Seeded fifth in the tournament and ranked No. 6 in the country, Burgic earned a victory against senior Hanna Mar of Duke, 7-5, 6-2.
Meanwhile, Burgic and teammate Victoria Kisialeva faltered in first-round doubles action. The BU tandem, ranked No. 5 and seeded fourth, automatically advanced to the round of 16 with a bye in first-round play. In the second round, the BU duo lost to No. 20 Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady of UCLA, 8-4.
TOP QUOTE #1
“Ema competed hard today. Her focus improved as the match went on and it was a great win for her.” – Joey Scrivano, head coach on Burgic’s singles win
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“That UCLA duo is a strong team and if you are not playing at your best you are not going to beat a team like that. We had some chances in that match, but UCLA just played better.” – Scrivano on the doubles match
Burgic will face 13th-ranked Kristie Ahn of Stanford Friday at 12:45 p.m. CT. Burgic and Kisialeva will play a consolation match on Friday at 11 a.m. CT against Utah’s 18th-ranked duo of Paige Miles and Tereza Bekerovo.
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For the latest draws and completed scores visit: http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/WomensAllAmerican.htm