PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Junior Felicity Maltby will play for a spot in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships singles main draw after capturing two wins in the qualifying bracket on Tuesday.
Maltby entered the bracket as the no. 3 seed and took down Sybille Gauvain of San Jose St. in straight sets (6-0, 6-2). She was then matched up with Rice's Wendy Zhang who earned a spot in the qualifying rounds after picking up three wins in the pre-qualifying bracket.
Maltby defeated Zhang 7-5, 6-1, and will meet Gabriela Knutson of Syracuse on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. (CT).
On the doubles side, Maltby and teammate Gabriela Talaba fell in the round of 32 to a duo from the defending national championship team Florida.
The two moved on to the qualifying doubles consolation bracket where they will face Virginia Tech on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. (CT).
Talaba will begin singles play on Thursday in the main draw. Sabrina Federici and Sarah Dvorak open doubles main draw play on Thursday.
RIVIERA/ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Qualifying Singles
Round of 64 – Tuesday, Oct. 3
Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Sybille Gauvain (SJSU): 6-0, 6-2
Round of 32
Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Wendy Zhang (Rice): 7-5, 6-1
Round of 16 – Wednesday, Oct. 4
Felicity Maltby (TTU) vs. Gabriela Knutson (Syracuse) – 1:45 pm
Qualifying Doubles - Round of 32
Austin/Porter (UF) def. Maltby/Talaba (TTU): 8-6
Qualifying Doubles Consolation – Wednesday, Oct. 4
Maltby/Talaba (TTU) vs. Daxhelet/Cerezo-Codina (VT): 4:30 pm