Kristy Frilling advanced Monday to the final match of the Midwest Regional Singles Championship.

Frilling Advances to Second Round of Riviera/ITA All-American Championship

Oct. 8, 2009

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Sophomore Kristy Frilling opened Notre Dame’s fall schedule in grand fashion, knocking off Duke’s 13th-ranked Reka Zsilinska Thursday in the first round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship.

Frilling, the 20th-ranked singles player in ITA preseason poll, cruised to a 6-1 win in the first set, before battling to a 7-5 loss in the second set. The Sidney, Ohio native rallied to win the third set 6-3 and advance to the second round.

Frilling will take on Georgia Tech’s No. 8 Irina Falconi in the second round Friday at 11 a.m. (PT).

Frilling teamed up with senior Kali Krisik, the country’s 15th-ranked doubles duo, for the first round of the doubles championship. The Irish tandem lost to seventh-ranked Natalie Pluskota and Caitlin Whorisky, of Tennessee, 8-2.

Frilling and Krisik will face Virginia’s 20th-ranked Emily Fraser and Jennifer Stevens Friday at 9 a.m.

Complete results will be available at following the completion of both matches.

Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Results

Singles (First Round) #20 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. #13 Reka Zsilinska (Duke) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Doubles (First Round) #7 Pluskota/Whorisky (UT) def. #15 Frilling/Krisik (ND) 8-2