Los Angeles, Calif. ?- Arizona senior Dianne Hollands was upset in the first round of the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in Los Angeles. Also on the first day of play, the pair of Hollands and fellow senior Maja Mlakar won a first round doubles match.
Hollands, ranked No. 7 in the nation, lost to Sacramento State junior Margarita Karnaukhova 6-2, 6-0. While the match was Karnaukhova’s first of the year, the loss snapped Hollands’ four-match win streak. In two tournaments, Hollands has yet to win a non-consolation round match. Hollands will face Tulsa’s Daniela Muscolino in the first round of the consolation bracket Friday.
Hollands and Mlakar, ranked No. 1 in the nation, survived a close call by beating Harvard’s Courtney Bergman and Susanna Lingman 9-8 in the first round of the doubles bracket. The win puts the pair of Hollands and Mlakar back into the win column, following a win and a loss in their only other tournament of the year. They will next face Notre Dame’s pair of sophomore twins Catrina and Christian Thompson in the quarterfinals.
Women's Open Singles (Round of 32)
Karnaukhova, Margarita (Sacramento St.) def Hollands, Dianne (UA) 6-2; 6-0
Women’s Open Doubles (Round of 16)
Hollands/Mlakar (UA) def Bergman/Lingman (Harvard) 9-8 (4)