The 2017 Riviera ITA All-American Championships concluded Friday for the North Carolina women’s tennis team in Pacific Palisades, California. The tournament kicked off Sep. 30 but the Tar Heels suffered losses Friday that prevented the team from moving forward in the tournament.
Three Tar Heels – Jessie Aney, Sara Daavettila and Alexa Graham – advanced past the qualifying stage last week and continued onto the main draw throughout the weekend.
North Carolina’s Aney and Daavettila competed in the Main Singles Draw, while Aney and Graham advanced to the Main Doubles Draw at Riviera Tennis Club.
Aney defeated Brooke Austin of Florida in the first round of the Main Draw Singles on Thursday 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, but lost to Stacey Fung of Washington in the second round in straight sets on Friday 6-2, 6-4.
The 12th seed duo of Aney and Graham advanced past the first round of the Main Draw Doubles, beating Utah 8-2 on Thursday, but suffered a loss the next day against Texas Tech 6-8.