Oct. 2, 2012
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Annie Goransson fell, 6-3, 6-4, to UCLA's Kaitlyn Ray in the second round of singles qualifying at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Tuesday, while Tayler Davis moved into the singles back draw at the Riviera Tennis Club.
On a long first day of the tournament, Goransson, a senior and the event's ninth seed, won her first-round match, 6-3, 7-6 (6), over Texas A&M's Sun Wen, not long after Davis, a senior and the fifth seed, dropped her first-round match, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, to Tulane's Klara Vyskocilova.
Davis moved on to the consolation bracket of the tournament and beat Penn's Augustina Eskenazi, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, in her second three-set match of the day.
"I definitely have some room for improvement after the matches today," Davis said. "I'm not completely satisfied."
She continues on in the consolation draw with a match at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, against Duke's Mary Clayton.
"I was really pleased with the day," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said. "Obviously Tayler is going to play tomorrow and could keep playing a few more days. It's good for her to get good matches. She'll be able to work it out. It's good for them to get down here and get matches against top quality opponents to see what they need to work on. Both of them competed really well today. I was really happy with what I saw. There were some long matches."
Cal sophomore Zsofi Susanyi and junior Anett Schutting start singles play in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships main draw on Thursday and Goransson pairs with Schutting to play in the doubles main draw on Friday.