North Carolina first-year Alle Sanford’s win streak at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Indian Wells, Calif., ended Friday in the quarterfinals. Sanford was one of four Tar Heels that competed in the tournament.
Fifth-seeded Sanford, Alexa Graham, Sara Daavettila and Jessie Aney were the North Carolina representatives in the tournament. Daavettila and Aney were defeated in the first round by opponents from Vanderbilt and Washington, respectively.
Graham won her first-round matchup against Georgia’s Elena Christofi before falling to Kate Fahey of Michigan in the next round.
Daavettila then won a match in the consolation bracket before losing to Natalie Novotna of Virginia Tech in the second round. Aney lost in the first round of the consolation tournament to Anna Bright of California.
Meanwhile, in doubles competition, both Tar Heel pairs fell in the first round of competition. The No. 12 seeded doubles team of Aney and Graham lost to Chong and Yu of Wesleyan University, and the unseeded duo of Daavettila and Sanford fell to Stanford’s pair of Arbuthnott and Gordon.