MALIBU, Calif. –Junior Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) split her matches on the opening day of pre-qualifying action at the Riviera/ITA All-American Women’s Championships on Saturday.
In her opening match of the event, Gullickson defeated the top-seeded player in the pre-qualifying rounds, taking down Georgia’s Morgan Coppoc by a score of 6-0, 7-5. She then fell to Arizona State’s Ilze Hattingh in a three-set battle. Hattingh won 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
With the loss, Gullickson is eliminated from singles competition at the event. She will now prepare for doubles competition with teammate Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) in the qualifying rounds that begin on Oct. 2. Kelley will also begin competition in qualifying rounds of singles play that same day.
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).
Chloe Gullickson (UVA) def. Morgan Coppoc (UGA), 6-0, 7-5
Ilze Hattingh (ASU) def. Chloe Gullickson (UVA), 6-2, 2-6, 7-5