COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State women's tennis seniors Anna Sanford and Olivia Sneed competed at the 2017 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in California. The tournament included prequalifying Saturday-Sunday, qualifying Tuesday-Wednesday and main draw action Thursday-Sunday (Oct. 5-8). Prequalifying matches were held on the Pepperdine campus, with qualifying and main draw matches at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Sneed opened play in the Round of 64 in prequalifying, where she fell to Sarah Dvorak of Texas Tech, 6-2, 6-1. In consolation play, Sneed's opponent, Eliza Omirou of Wake Forest, withdrew because of injury. Sneed played an extra match vs. Kentucky's Emily Fanning, falling in three sets, 2-6, 6-0, 7-5.
No. 33-ranked Sanford, the No. 8 seed in the qualifying bracket, was defeated by No. 66 Laura Gulbe of Pepperdine in the first round, 6-4, 6-0. In consolation play, Sanford picked up two wins, topping No. 48 Alyssa Tobita of Oregon, 6-4, 7-6 (5) and Yale's Mimi Levine in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.
In the qualifying doubles draw, Sneed and Sanford downed Tomasetti and Lodewijks of Northern Arizona, 8-4. The Buckeyes advanced to the third round after prevailing in a tiebreaker, 8-7 (5) over Suk and Machalova of Ole Miss. With a spot in the main draw on the line, the Buckeye tandem fell to Duke's Harris and Chen, 8-6.
Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships
Round of 64 (Sept. 30)
Sarah Dvorak (TTU) def. Olivia Sneed (OSU), 6-2, 6-1
Consolation (Sept. 30)
Olivia Sneed (OSU) def. Eliza Omirou (WFU), w/d (inj.)
Extra Match (Sept. 30)
No. 119 Emily Fanning (Kentucky) def. Olivia Sneed (OSU), 2-6, 6-0, 7-5
Round of 64 (Oct. 3)
No. 66 Laura Gulbe (Pepperdine) def. No. 33 Anna Sanford (OSU), 6-4, 6-0
Consolation (Oct. 3)
No. 33 Anna Sanford (OSU) def. No. 48 Alyssa Tobita (Oregon), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Consolation (Oct. 4)
No. 33 Anna Sanford (OSU) def. Mimi Levine (Yale), 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
Round of 32 (Oct. 3)
Sanford/Sneed (OSU) def. Tomasetti/Lodewijks (NAU), 8-4
Round of 16 (Oct. 4)
Sanford/Sneed (OSU) def. Suk/Machalova (Ole Miss), 8-7 (5)
Quarterfinals (Oct. 4)
Harris/Chen (Duke) def. Sanford/Sneed (OSU), 8-6
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