Nov. 4, 2010
FLUSHING, N.Y. – Notre Dame junior Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) continued her fall dominance on Thursday, advancing at the women’s tennis 2010 USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
Frilling, who entered the tournament as the overall No. 3 seed, matched up against Bianca Eichkorn of Miami (FL) in the opening round. After going back and forth for much of the opening set, the Irish veteran pulled away and captured the first set, 6-4.
With one set in hand, Frilling made quick work of Eichkorn in the second set, capturing all six games for her sixth-straight victory without dropping a set (6-4, 6-0) dating back to the opening round of Midwest Regional.
Two rounds of singles play are slated to take place on Friday. Frilling advances to face Ariel Ellis of Texas in the Round of 16, an opponent she beat at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships earlier this season, 6-3, 7-5 and would square off with the winner of Kristie Ahn of Stanford and Sona Novakova of Baylor in the Quarterfinals with a victory.
Also, Friday signifies the kickoff of the Midwest Blast for the remainder of the Irish roster. Notre Dame faces Memphis in doubles action at 9:00 a.m. (CT) before taking on Illinois in singles action to close out day one at 6:00 p.m.
To follow Frilling at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, visit gocolumbialions.com for live stats. Complete recaps of each day’s action for Frilling – and the team at the Midwest Blast – will be available at und.com.
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships – Day One:
Round of 32:
#3 Kristy Frilling (ND) def. Bianca Eichkorn (Miami) – 6-4, 6-0