PALM DESERT, Calif. – The Texas Tech women's tennis team opened the ITA Fall Nationals in style with a pair of singles wins courtesy of Felicity Maltby and Gabriela Talaba on Wednesday at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California.
Maltby grinded out a hard-fought 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 three-set decision over Georgia's Marta Gonzalez just before Gabriela Talaba edged out Gabriela Knutson of Syracuse with a pair of 6-4 set wins. Maltby is set to face off with Miami's Estel Perez-Somarriba, while Talaba takes on Paige Hourigan from Georgia Tech as part of Thursday's Round of 32.
Doubles pair Sarah Dvorak and Sabrina Federici will continue in consolation play after they fell 6-4, 6-3 to the UCLA duo Gabrielle Andrews and Jada Hart. The duo will meet North Carolina's Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford.
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ITA FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Wednesday, Nov. 1
Singles Main Draw – Round of 64
Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Marta Gonzalez (Georgia): 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
(8) Gabriela Talaba (TTU) def. Gabriela Knutson (Syracuse): 6-4, 6-4
Doubles Main Draw – Round of 32
Gabrielle Andrews/Jada Hart (UCLA) def. (2) Sarah Dvorak/Sabrina Federici (TTU): 6-4, 6-3
ITA FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Thursday, Nov. 2
Singles Main Draw – Round of 32
Felicity Maltby (TTU) vs. Estela Perez-Somarriba (Miami): 12:00 p.m. CT
(8) Gabriela Talaba (TTU) vs. Paige Hourigan (Georgia Tech): 11:45 a.m. CT
Doubles Consolation – Round of 16
Sarah Dvorak/Felicity Maltby (TTU) vs. Sara Daavettila/Alle Sanford (North Carolina): 5:45 p.m. CT