PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Qualifying play at the 2015 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships came to a close for Shannon Hudson and Yuliya Lysa of Arkansas women’s tennis Wednesday.
After being eliminated from main draw contention on Tuesday, Hudson and Lysa split a pair of matches in consolation play to close out singles action.
No. 96 Hudson dropped a 7-6 (6), 6-1 decision to California’s No. 64 Karla Popovic while No. 30 Lysa tallied a hard-fought three-set win over DePaul’s No. 119 Yuliya Shupenia, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4).
Lysa is one of eight players to finish 2-0 in the consolation bracket.
With qualifying play wrapped up, Hudson and Lysa will now focus on doubles action. The eleventh-ranked tandem will take on Duke’s duo of Beatrice Capra and Ellyse Hamlin at noon CT, tomorrow, in the first round of the doubles main draw.
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Riviera Tennis Club
October 7, 2015
Singles – Consolation Draw
No. 64 Karla Popovic (California) def. No. 96 Shannon Hudson (Arkansas) 7-6 (6), 6-1
No. 30 Yuliya Lysa (Arkansas) def. No. 119 Yuliya Shupenia (DePaul) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4)
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