LOS ANGELES – Senior Ela Kaluder took down a Top 70 opponent in the opening round of qualifying at the Riviera/ITA Women’s National Championships on Tuesday.
Number 46 Kaluder out-matched No. 69 Sophie Kuboch from Hawaii, 7-5, 6-3, in the first round of qualifying. Her win moved her into a second-round match with No. 25 Julia Cohen of Miami (FL) on Tuesday afternoon. After a valiant effort against Cohen, Kaluder fell in straight-sets, 7-5, 6-1.
Although Kaluder is out of singles action in the tournament, she and teammate Aurelija Miseviciute will suit up as the No. 10 doubles duo for the main draw beginning on Thursday, Oct. 2.
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#46 Ela Kaluder (UA) def. #69 Sophie Kuboch (Hawaii), 7-5, 6-3.
#25 Julia Cohen (Miami-FL) def. #46 Ela Kaluder (UA), 7-5, 6-1.