LOS ANGELES – University of Texas freshman Ratnika Batra scored a pair of singles victories and pulled within one win of the qualifying singles draw Saturday at the ITA All-American Championships, one of three national championship events on the college tennis calendar.
Batra opened play Saturday with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Erin Stephens of Ole Miss. The New Delhi, India native followed with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win over USC’s Kaitlyn Christian. Batra will take on Texas Tech’s Nikki Sanders in Sunday’s pre-qualifying round of 16.
ITA All-American Championships
Pre-Qualifying Singles Round of 64
Marie Faure (Virginia) def. Elizabeth Begley (UT) – 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Ratnika Batra (UT) def. Erin Stephens (Ole Miss) – 6-2, 6-4
Pre-Qualifying Singles Round of 32
Ratnika Batra (UT) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) – 6-2, 6-1
Pre-Qualifying Doubles Round of 32
Jessy Rompies/Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Ratnika Batra/Elizabeth Begley (UT) 8-5