Oct. 7, 2009
LOS ANGELES - The UCLA men's and women's tennis teams have several players competing in the main draws of singles and doubles at this week's ITA All-American Championships beginning on Thursday.
The women's tournament takes place just minutes from UCLA at the Riviera Country Club. Senior Yasmin Schnack faces a familiar opponent in the first round of singles, as she is scheduled to square off against fifth-seeded Hilary Barte from Stanford.
Andrea Remynse came close to giving the Bruins two players in the main draw at Riviera, however she fell 6-0, 6-2 to Florida's Allie Will in the final round of qualifying on Wednesday.
Remynse and Schnack are seeded third in the main doubles draw and will face BYU's McCall Jones/Megan Price in the first round.
On the men's side, newcomer Kallim Stewart continues to impress in his first tournament as a Bruin, qualifying for the main draw of singles at the D'Novo/ITA All-American Championships held at the University of Tulsa's Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Stewart defeated Sacramento State's Jason Smith, 6-3, 6-4 in the final round of qualifying on Wednesday. He is joined in the main draw by fellow Bruin Matt Brooklyn, who was a direct acceptance into the tournament.
UCLA's Nick Meister and Amit Inbar were also competing in the qualifying draw in Tulsa. Inbar fell to Radford's Ivan Salec, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round. Meister downed Josh Zavala of Texas, 6-4, 6-4 in his opening round match, however fell to Mississippi State's Louis Cant, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.
The main draw for the men's tournament has not yet been released.