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Sanders Tripped In Third Round Of Pre-Qualifying

Nikki Sanders lost in the third round of pre-qualifying at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships.

September 29, 2013

LOS ANGELES - Texas Tech's Nikki Sanders lost a hard-fought battle with Texas' Ratnika Batra in the third round of pre-qualifying of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.

Batra, who is a freshman at Texas, was the No. 39 junior player in the world. She outlasted Sanders, who is ranked No. 113 nationally, 7-5, 7-6, to advance to the qualifying round.

Samantha Adams, who is ranked No. 61 in singles, will begin play in singles on Tuesday.

Adams and Kenna Kilgo, who are ranked No. 9 nationally, will begin play in the main draw of doubles play on Thursday.

Sunday's Pre-Qualifying Results
Third Round

Ratnika Batra (Texas) vs. #113 Nikki Sanders (TT), 7-5, 7-6



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