Johnson Advances in ITA All-American Tournament

by Morgan Galvin
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Johnson Advances in ITA All-American Tournament

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.—LSU women’s tennis senior Kennan Johnson won both of her singles matches in the pre-qualifying round of the ITA All-American tournament on Saturday.

Johnson defeated No. 84 Kaitlyn McCarthy from Duke in the opening round of 64, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0. Johnson went on to play Princeton’s Stephanie Schrage in the second match winning, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5.

Sophomore Taylor Bridges dropped her opening match against No. 123 Holly Hutchinson of Old Dominion in pre-qualifying competition before advancing in the consolation round. Bridges took the match against Cal St. Fullerton’s No. 115 Genevieve Zeidan in straight sets, 7-6(6), 6-0.

Freshman Anna Loughlan and Johnson won in the pre-qualifying opening round of doubles taking down George Washington duo of Maria Siopacha and Melis Bayraktaroglu, 8-7(5). The Tiger pair will face Wake Forest’s No. 59 Eliza Omirou and Anna Brylin in the round of 16 on Sunday at noon CT.

Johnson will face Martina Capurro Taborda of Oklahoma in the final pre-qualifying round of 16 on Sunday starting at 2:30 CT. 

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Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships

Saturday, Sept. 29

Singles

 

Pre-Qualifying Round of 64

Kennan Johnson def. No. 84 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke), 6-3, 1-6, 6-0 

Holly Hutchinson (Old Dominion) def. Taylor Bridges, 7-5, 6-3

Katrina Traxler (SMU) def. Anna Loughlan, 6-3, 7-6(3)

 

Pre-Qualifying Round of 32

Kennan Johnson def. Stephanie Schrage (Princeton), 2-6, 6-1, 7-5

 

Consolation Round of 22

Taylor Bridges def. Genevieve Zeidan (Cal St Fullerton), 7-6(6), 6-0

 

Doubles

 

Pre-Qualifying Round of 32

Kennan Johnson / Anna Loughlan def. Maria Siopacha / Melis Bayraktaroglu (George Washington), 8-7(5)