LOS ANGELES – University of Arkansas Razorback, Aurelija Miseviciute, buckled down for a three-set victory at the Riviera/ITA All-American Women’s Championships on Thursday.
After dropped the first set, 4-6, to Fresno State’s Melanie Gloria, Miseviciute was close to losing consecutive sets and her first-round match as the top seed. However, the No. 1 ranked player in women’s tennis dug deep and relied on her mobility to capture the second set in a tiebreaker, 7-6(5). After gaining the momentum, Miseviciute put Gloria on her heels cruising to a third-set victory, 6-4, to claim the match.
The win sets up a second-round clash with #20 Kelcy McKenna from Arizona State at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
In doubles action, the Razorback duo of No. 10 Ela Kaluder and Miseviciute was upended in a very close match by No. 15 Laura Vallverdu and Michaela Kissel of Miami, 8-6.
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#1 Aurelija Miseviciute (UA) def. #12 Melanie Gloria (FSU), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4.
#15 Laura Vallverdu/Michaela Kissell (UM) def. #10 Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder, 8-6.