Shannon Mathews was defeated by Florida's Joanna Mather, 6-0, 6-2, and will now move into the consolation bracket at the 2010 Riviera/ITA All-American Championship

Mathews Falls In Qualifying Bracket At Riviera/ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 6, 2010

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – University of Notre Dame junior women’s tennis player Shannon Mathews (Birmingham, Mich.) dropped her opening round match of qualifying to Florida’s Joanna Mather, 6-0, 6-2, on Tuesday evening at the 2010 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

Mathews moves into the consolation bracket, taking to the court on Wednesday against Valeria Pulido of USC, who was defeated by fifth-seeded Reka Zsilinska of Duke in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

Notre Dame junior Kristy Frilling (Sidney, Ohio) will join Mathews at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Thursday, opening play in the main draw of singles. She also will team with Mathews to compete in the main doubles draw, which also gets underway on Thursday.

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