Falcon, Robinson Invited to All-America Tennis Event

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Falcon, Robinson Invited to All-America Tennis Event

BATON ROUGE — LSU women’s tennis players Megan Falcon and Hannah Robinson have been invited to compete at the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships presented by Fila in Pacific Palisades, Calif., the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

Falcon and Robinson, ranked No. 13 in doubles, will compete together against some of the nation’s best, including the No. 1 doubles team of Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zoricic of William and Mary.

Falcon, ranked No. 1 in singles, will face tough competition as 21 of the 23 main draw participants are ranked in the top 25, including the tournament’s defending champion, fourth-ranked Suzi Babos from California.

“Any time you make the main draw of an elite tournament, it is such an accomplishment. Hopefully Megan and Hannah can compete hard against some of the nation’s best and come out on top,” head coach Tony Minnis said.

Last season Falcon entered the tournament unranked and raced through the qualifying rounds, knocking out five ranked opponents to reach the main draw. Falcon lost to fifth-ranked Melanie Gloria of Fresno State. Once in the consolation bracket she proceeded to dominate, advancing to the consolation final against No. 20 Celia Durkin of Stanford. Falcon won 6-0, 6-0.

The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 4-7 at the Riviera Tennis Club, the host site of the tournament since 1988.

Women’s Singles Field

Ela Kaluder Arkansas  
Fani Chifchieva Auburn  
Zuzana Zemenova Baylor  
Suzi Babos California  
Diana Srebrovic Florida  
Megan Alexander Florida  
Csilla Borsanyi Florida  
Melanie Gloria Fresno State  
Kristi Miller Georgia Tech  
Megan Falcon LSU  
Laura Vallverdu Miami  
Georgia Rose Northwestern  
Lindsey Nelson Southern California  
Sarah Fansler Southern California  
Celia Durkin Stanford  
Jessica Nguyen Stanford  
Lindsay Burdette Stanford  
Vanja Corovic Texas  
Riza Zalameda  UCLA  
Tracy Lin UCLA  
Amanda Taylor Vanderbilt  
Megan Moulton-Levy William & Mary  
Ragini Acharya William & Mary  WC

Alternate List
1 Mijacika, Clemson
2 Dancevic, Georgia
3 Flower, Georgia Tech
4 Abdala, Arizona State
5 Uvarova, VCU

Women’s Doubles Field

Maryori Franco/Nanar Airapetian Arkansas
Ani Mijacika/Federica van Adrichem Clemson
Melissa Mang/Tory Zawacki Duke (WC)
Melanie Gloria/Tinesta Rowe Fresno State
Kristi Miller/Whitney McCray Georgia Tech
Megan Falcon/Hannah Robinson LSU
Brook Buck/Kelcy Tefft Notre Dame
Sylvia Kosakowski/Bianca Dulgheru Pepperdine
Riza Zalameda/Yasmin Schnack UCLA
Elena Gantcheva/Kristina Nedeltcheva UNLV
Megan Moulton-Levy/Katarina Zoricic William & Mary

Alternate List
1 Haney/Koning, Auburn
2 Srebrovic/Borsanyi, Florida
3 Whoriskey/Zubor, Tennessee
4 McGoodwin/Joelson, UCLA
5 Sydorska/Harkins, TCU