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PRINCETON, N.J. -- A busy fall schedule continues for Ivy League women's tennis as 12 players are set to participate in the 2012 ITA/Riveria Women's All-American Championships beginning this weekend.
Columbia senior Nicole Bartnik in singles and Penn sophomore Sol Eskenazi and senior Jules Rodin in doubles are the only Ivies pre-selected for the main draw Oct. 4-7 at the Riveria Tennis Club.
Eskenazi, Princeton's Lindsay Graff and Yale's Elizabeth Epstein in singles and Harvard's Hideko Tachibana and Kristin Norton and Epstein and Annie Sullivan in doubles will be action in the qualifying brackets Oct. 2-3. In the two days of pre-qualifying Sept. 29-30, Columbia's Bianca Sanon and Yale's Blair Seideman and Hanna Yu will be taking part in singles, while Sanon will partner with Tiana Takenaga, Graff will team with Katherine Flanigan and Seideman and Yu will compete together in doubles.
The League has started strong this fall with Cornell winning three of four draws at its own fall invitational, Brown winning two singles and the doubles brackets at its own invite and Columbia capturing four flights at its own event.
At Penn's Cissie Leary Invitational, Columbia freshmancaptured the singles "A" flight title over Sullivan in a 6-3, 6-4 win. Yale freshman Courtney Amos, in her first collegiate competition, won the singles "B" title. It was an all-Bulldog final in doubles as Sullivan and senior Sarah Guzick and Sullivan held off Yu and sophomore Amber Li 8-3 to bring the trophy back to New Haven.
Princeton freshman Emily Hahn was named to the list of top six singles players from the Aces for the Cure Invitational, which comprised players from Oklahoma State, Tulsa and host Missouri.