CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Two members of the Virginia women’s tennis team, senior Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) and junior Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) are set to compete at the Riviera/ITA All-American Women’s Championships that begin this weekend in California.
Pre-qualifying rounds run through the weekend (Sept. 29-30) at Pepperdine. Qualifying round matches (Oct. 2-3) and the main draw (Oct. 4-7) will be held at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the 34th consecutive season.
Gullickson begins singles play in the pre-qualifying round on Saturday (Sept. 29), while Kelley begins singles play in the qualifying rounds on Tuesday (Oct. 2). Gullickson and Kelley have also earned a berth in the qualifying doubles draw.
Links to updated draws, schedules, live scoring, and photo galleries will be linked at VirginiaSports.com and are provided by the hosting institutions and the ITA.
In addition to vying for the All-American national title, players will be competing to secure a berth into the 2018 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which takes place November 7-11, in Surprise, Arizona. Singles quarterfinalists, consolation singles champion and finalist, along with doubles semifinalists and consolation doubles champion and finalist advance to the end of fall national championship.
Two-time NCAA Women’s singles champion and UVA alum Danielle Collins won the event in 2015. Other notable winners include: Jamie Loeb (2013, North Carolina); Nicole Gibbs (2011 doubles, Stanford); Irina Falconi (2009 singles and 2008 doubles, Georgia Tech); Raquel Kops-Jones (2003, California) and Jill Craybas (1995, Florida).