May 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. — Women’s tennis standout Quinn Gleason claimed her first win in the NCAA Singles Championship this afternoon. The sophomore defeated Ellen Tsay of Stanford, 6-3, 7-6(5).
“I’m just really happy to get a win under my belt,” Gleason said. “Everyone in the draw is tough. I’m just hoping I can represent my team and the University well and build on this first round win going into my next round.”
Gleason started out strong against Tsay, going up 3-0 in the first set. After handily winning that first set 6-3, play got a bit tighter in the second. With the set tied at 4-4, Gleason broke Tsay to go up 5-4, serving for the match. Tsay wouldn’t back down that easily, however, coming back to win the next two games to go up 6-5 in the set.
Gleason won her service game, forcing the second set into a tiebreaker that she ultimately won, 7-5.
Gleason will move on to the round of 32 and play either Breaunna Addison of Texas or Cindy Nguyen of Hawaii. She will also team up with senior Britney Sanders tomorrow to play Tina Jiang and Crystal Leung in the first round of the Doubles Championship.
For up to the minute news on both matches, fans can follow ND Women’s Tennis on Twitter.
–Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant