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.