Dvorak Wins Western Penn Amateur|
Texas Tech Signee Sarah Dvorak won her ninth tournament in the last 12 months.
July 9, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech women's tennis signee Sarah Dvorak won her third USTA singles title, as the incoming freshman won four straight matches en route to the West Penn Amateur in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the weekend. Dvorak topped Big 12 rival Hailey Barrett of West Virginia, 6-2, 6-4.
With the win, Dvorak has qualified for the USTA National Collegiate Clay Court Championships in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend and at the USTA Hard Court National Championships later in July. A good showing in Memphis could earn the netter a wildcard spot in the U.S. Open.
It is Dvorak's third title since March and the ninth USTA title in the last year. She is 14-0 in singles since January in USTA sanctioned events and 32-5 over the last 12 months.
Dvorak also advanced to the finals of the doubles competition at the tournament, as she teamed with 14-year-old Sara Tsukamoto. The duo lost 8-6 to Audrey Ann Blakely and Callie Frey in the final.
Dvorak, Texas Tech's first freshman Blue Chip recruit, was ranked No. 30 in the USTA prior to the win. She is also listed as the 14th best recruit in the nation, according to TennisRecruiting.net, and has an IMG Tennis RPI of 11.