A&M’s Sanchez-Quintanar is No. 1 Seed at ITA All-American Championships

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PACIFIC PALISADES, CA -- Texas A&M senior Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar is the No. 1 seed in the 32-player singles main draw at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced when it released the bracket today.

Ranked a school-record No. 4 in the preseason ITA singles rankings, Sanchez-Quintanar will take on one of eight players to advance from the qualifying draw Thursday at 10:45 a.m. (PT) at the Riviera Tennis Club.

A&M junior Cristina Stancu also will be competing in the singles main draw and will face No. 2 seed and fifth-ranked Zsofi Susanyi of California, Thursday at 12:30 p.m. (PT).

Singles semifinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions will receive automatic entry into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 8-11 in Flushing, N.Y.

A&M’s Wen Sun and Nazari Urbina were eliminated from the qualifying draw earlier today. The pair fell to Melissa Kopinshi and Rachael White of Illinois, 8-5, in the round of 16. Sanchez-Quintanar and Stancu were slated to play Monica Pezzotti and Dylan Windom of Kansas, in the doubles back draw, but the match was not played.

Sun also was eliminated in singles after falling to Li Xi of Virginia, 6-2, 7-5, in the round of 16 of the qualifying back draw.

For more information on the 2012 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, go to ITATennis.com

Day 2 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying Doubles and Singles Results:
Wednesday, October 3
Qualifying Doubles
R16 Melissa Kopinshi/Rachael White, Illinois def. (#44) Wen Sun/Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M, 8-5

Qualifying Doubles Back Draw
(#22) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar/Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M vs. Monica Pezzotti/Dylan Windom, Kansas, Unplayed

Qualifying Singles Back Draw
R16 Li Xi, Virginia def. Wen Sun, Texas A&M, 6-2, 6-5

Day 1 Riviera/ITA All-American Qualifying Doubles and Singles Results:
Tuesday, October 2
Qualifying Doubles
R32 (#44) Wen Sun/Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M def. Sophia Bergner/Steffi Rath, Denver, 8-4
R32 (#43) Ester Goldfeld/Annie Mulholland, Duke def. (#22) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar/Cristina Stancu, Texas A&M, 8-6

Qualifying Singles
R64 (#38) Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M def. (#49) Alexandra Cercone, Florida, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
R64 (#42) Annie Goransson, California def. (#46) Wen Sun, Texas A&M, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
R32 Hannah Yu (Yale) def. (#38) Nazari Urbina, Texas A&M, 6-4, 6-2

Qualifying Singles Back Draw
(#46) Wen Sun, Texas A&M def. (#63) Jaklin Alawi, South Carolina, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

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