FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.&- Competing among the nation’s best collegiate tennis competition, Yang Pang earned back-to-back wins on Tuesday and pulled within one more victory of advancing to main draw singles at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.
Competing in Pacific Palisades, Calif.,&Pang began the day&with a quick win over&preseason ITA singles No. 116 Augustina Eskenazi of Penn, 6-1, 6-1. The sophomore from Nanjing, China, then turned around the same day and battled out a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory over No. 46 Daneika&Borthwick of Florida State.
Ranked preseason singles&No. 43 by the ITA, Pang improved to 4-1 over her last five matches, including three straight wins&over ranked opponents. Pang also&defeated&preseason No. 47 Hermon Brhane of Oklahoma at the Little Rock Classic, Sept. 22. &
"Getting through two tough rounds of qualifying in the same day at Riviera is a fantastic achievement," head coach Michael Hegarty said. "It ranks up there with ‘Nicky’s’ best performance as a Razorback. Hopefully she will find enough in the tank to produce another great day Wednesday."
Pang will face off against Lorraine Guillermo of Pepperdine today at 11:45 a.m., as the winner advances on to main draw singles play&at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. The first round of main draw singles competition is set to begin Thursday.
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Complete Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Singles ResultsNo. 43 Yang Pang (Arkansas) def. No. 116 Augustina Eskenazi (Penn) 6-1, 6-1No. 43 Yang Pang (Arkansas) def. No. 46 Daneika Borthwick (Florida State) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5