ORLANDO, Fla. – The 64 best singles players and top 32 doubles teams, including three UCLA standouts, compete for the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships individual trophies starting Monday at the USTA National Campus.
Draws were determined Sunday, providing opponents for Fangran Tian in the singles draw and the pair of Kimmi Hance and Elise Wagle in the doubles field. Freshman Tian was previously announced as a No. 9-16 seed for her individual debut, while sophomores Hance and Wagle make up a No. 5-8 doubles combination. Hance is making her first individuals appearance, while Wagle is readying for a return trip after teaming with Elysia Bolton in 2022.
All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a seven-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two points) at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.
For the third time this season, Tian meets Thasaporn Naklo of Iowa State. The familiar foes face off again Monday at 10:30 a.m. PT. Tian won the first matchup 6-1, 6-2 during January’s ITA Kickoff Weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., while Naklo prevailed 7-6(3), 6-0 earlier this month during NCAA Championships super-regional action in Ames, Iowa.
Hance and Wagle, meanwhile, meet Anna Brylin and Brooke Killingworth of Wake Forest Tuesday at a time to be determined. Hance and Wagle earned the Pac-12’s automatic-qualifier spot in the doubles draw.
The singles and doubles tournaments will continue through May 27.
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