Shannon Mathews clinched the Irish win with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles.

Frilling Knocked Out Of Riviera/ITA Championship Singles Draw

Oct. 8, 2010

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – The Irish duo of Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) and Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich.) lost in round of 16 action at the 2010 Riviera/ITA All American Championships on Friday against California’s tandem of Mari Andersson and Jana Juricova. Frilling also fell in singles draw action in the quarterfinal round.

Frilling and Mathews battled Andersson and Juricova down to the wire, but were defeated by the Golden Bears duo, currently ranked as the top team in the nation according to ITA rankings, 8-6.

In singles action, Frilling advanced through her round of 16 match, knocking off Stanford’s Mallory Burdette in three sets, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4. However, she ran into Juricova once again, falling to the nation’s No. 1 ranked player in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Next up for the Irish is national team indoor regional qualifying taking place on Thursday-Friday, Oct. 21-22 on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.